Newbury

  • 15:45 Ladbrokes Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.20s
  • Off time: 15:45:19
15:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balgarry (FR) 7/1
2nd Nampour (FR) 25/1
3rd Ebanour (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111/9-30 RED, ORANGE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Orzare (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 131 9/25.50
2 2/1- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Balgarry (FR) 557
Nag me
5 11-10 D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 129 7/18.00
3 1/93F- PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 331
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 P F Nicholls R Walsh 128 7/24.50
4 5-23219 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Dubai Crest 64
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 122 10/111.00
5 09/U0-6F YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Nampour (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 121 25/126.00
6 6-51227 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (3) 119 10/111.00
7 2F-9497 Royal Blue, Orange cross belts, Yellow sleeves Rebel Dancer (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 119 12/113.00
8 8-63212 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Ebanour (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 b D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 119 11/26.50
9 25554U Royal blue, brown hoops, royal blue sleeves and cap Looks Like Slim 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 B De Haan D A Jacob 117 8/19.00
10 1662 Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap King Zeal (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 t B Leavy J McGrath (5) 117 25/126.00
11 3P1P-10 Black, White star, White sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, White star Manshoor (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (5) 115 50/151.00

Verdict

The longer trip may have been to blame for DUBAI CREST's shocking effort at Taunton in December. Given a couple of months off to recover, he's only 4lb higher than when a comfortable winner over this trip at Doncaster earlier and the ground is back in his favour. He gets the vote but there are plenty of dangers including Musselburgh second Ebanour and the lightly-weighted King Zeal, who may still be improving. Orzare has to concede weight all round but is a C&D winner and may have found his latest Ascot run coming too soon following a promising return to action at the same track. Sire Collonges could also be interesting if the market speaks in his favour after a lay-off but Balgarry has been off the track even longer and Zafranagar looks held on the form book.