Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 Ladbrokes Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.90s
  • Off time: 15:15:08
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meganisi (IRE) 14/1
2nd Cry of Freedom (USA) 13/2
3rd Tango De Juilley (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4262-13 Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Knight In Purple 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 vt J Mackie Peter Carberry (5) 134 25/126.00
2 040/08-0 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 M L W Bell Thomas Garner (7) 132 16/117.00
3 12-1259 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 63
Nag me
6 11-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 13/27.50
4 51224-8 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tango De Juilley (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 7/18.00
5 21-1011 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Sporting Boy (IRE) 120
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 M Blake T Scudamore 129 13/27.50
6 1330-00 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap All The Aces (IRE) 65
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 127 11/112.00
7 129145 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Meganisi (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 125 14/115.00
9 2/2208-6 White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 124 18/119.00
10 022U/F2 Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow star Meetings Man (IRE) 120
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 122 25/126.00
11 4-12193 White, Maroon hoops, chevrons on sleeves Turn Over Sivola (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 A King R Thornton 121 6/17.00
12 1B262-3 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cry of Freedom (USA) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-13 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 121 13/27.50
13 65-9F40 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves The Pier (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 t D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 121 7/18.00
14 2274-46 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 115 33/134.00
Non runners
842118-Sonoran Sands (IRE)511-2B G PowellN Fehily124

Verdict

Sporting Boy has won four of his last five but has gone up a further 14lb since beating today's rival Meetings Man by eight lengths at Wetherby in November. The Betchworth Kid finished in mid-division in the Betfair Hurdle here three weeks ago but hasn't won over hurdles since 2009 while All The Aces has been a big disappointment and Princely Player and Meganisi need to improve on recent efforts. The Pier is starting to look well handicapped but probably needs a softer surface and Turn Of Sivola is proving difficult to place in handicaps, though should be in the firing-line again. CRY OF FREEDOM was making his seasonal reappearance when a close third to Ifandbutwhynot at Musselburgh last month. On last season's form, in particular a second to Ile De Re at Huntingdon, he has every chance here. Tango De Juilley is another who could improve for a comeback run.