Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:40 williamhill.com Support Greatwood Veterans' Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:25
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marufo (IRE) 4/1
2nd Niche Market (IRE) 5/2
3rd Ouzbeck (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 19P-8P0 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 A King R Thornton 142 11/112.00
2 F585-92 Orange and Royal Blue (quartered), hooped sleeves Niche Market (IRE) 91
Nag me
11 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 5/23.50
3 3980-54 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Ouzbeck (FR) 147
Nag me
10 11-10 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 140 9/110.00
4 4-U2634 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 85
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-9 pt P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 139 7/24.50
5 PP-5U65 White, Royal Blue spots, White and Royal Blue striped cap Hello Bud (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
14 11-0 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 12/113.00
6 5/9P21-6 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dom d'Orgeval (FR) 251
Nag me
12 10-11 Nick Williams D A Jacob 127 14/115.00
7 1PP2/P1 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Mark The Book (IRE) 43
Nag me
11 10-5 t B I Case D F O'Regan 121 14/115.00
8 33/F-PU7 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Mumbles Head (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-4 P Bowen J E Moore 120 40/141.00
9 2F/23-53 Light blue, maroon hoops, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Marufo (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-4 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 120 4/15.00
10 63-4PP5 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Wogan 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 10-0 p T Symonds A Tinkler 113 20/121.00

Verdict

It's more than five years since Fair Along last won over fences but there's no question that Philip Hobbs' stayer is well handicapped on his C&D in the Hennessy over C&D in November. He has to go on the short-list along with lightly-weighted stablemate Marufo, who was third at Sandown last month. Niche Market was fifth in last year's Grand National and runner-up to West End Rocker, over the National fences again, at Aintree in November while Blazing Bailey and Dom D'Orgeval have a touch of class. Hello Bud is holding his form well considering his age but Mark The Book was pulled out of a similar race at Doncaster 10 days ago, where Wogan and Mumbles Head went on to finish fifth and seventh respectively, and needs softer ground. OUZBECK, on the other hand, thrives on a faster surface and this is his time of year. Well handicapped, he could be a bit of value if fighting fit following a break.