Newbury

  • 16:20 Mirror Punters Club Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.90s
  • Off time: 16:20:32
16:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Handy Andy (IRE) 6/1
2nd Tickatack (IRE) 4/1
3rd Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-PP17U White, light blue braces, sleeves and cap Accordintolawrence (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 b1 C E Longsdon Felix De Giles 118 28/129.00
2 34123/8 Light Blue, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Abbevillian (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 C R Egerton S Twiston-Davies 117 8/19.00
3 45333P Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Teshali (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 t M Keighley A P Cawley 116 20/121.00
4 11/633F YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 17
Nag me
8 11-10 p1 Mrs R Hobbs Aidan Coleman 116 25/126.00
5 1-32333 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Be My Light (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 p C E Longsdon Diarmuid O'Regan (10) 115 16/117.00
6 44-1P4 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots Kusadiki (IRE) 62
Nag me
6 11-9 Miss E C Lavelle Conor Quish (10) 115 25/126.00
7 1P-P086 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-9 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 115 6/17.00
8 292-355 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Gospel Preacher 38
Nag me
7 11-7 A King R Thornton 113 4/15.00
9 12-PP5P Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Pink hoops General Kutuzov (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 N J Gifford L Treadwell 112 40/141.00
10 7/3-32 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Ruling Party 33
Nag me
7 11-5 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 111 8/19.00
11 1-36 Orange and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Galiotto (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-4 b G L Moore J E Moore 110 33/134.00
12 566-438 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Ballyquin Queen (IRE) 73
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 106 8/19.00
13 33047 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Marble Walk (IRE) 32
Nag me
7 10-10 R Rowe L Aspell 102 100/1101.00
14 21-7071 Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap Tickatack (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 102 4/15.00
15 064 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Prankster 7
Nag me
6 10-7 P Bowen T J O'Brien 99 12/113.00

Verdict

This may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest as the likes of Accordintolawrence and General Kutuzov look to be having a confidence-booster before going back over fences and Ballyquin Queen hasn't been getting home. Choc Thornton rides Gospel Preacher but there doesn't appear to be much to choose between that one and stablemate Ruling Party on the form book while Be My Light is usually worth opposing. Conor Quish's claim brings Kusadiki into the equation while Handy Andy won a novice event over C&D at this meeting 12 months ago, though hasn't shown much since. TICKATACK left previous form behind when winning at Southwell in January. The runner-up hasn't let the form down since and, though this is a better race, Graeme McPherson's former pointer could well follow up.