Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 16:40 Elle Security Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.30s
  • Off time: 16:40:26
16:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Chazer (IRE) 7/1
2nd Alcalde 5/1
3rd Rawaaj 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 432-014 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Lively Fling (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 116 11/112.00
2 07-4232 Yellow, Dark Green star, hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Chazer (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-11 R Lee S Thomas 115 7/18.00
3 R-5026 Yellow, dark green hoop, dark green and yellow halved sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Gentle Bob (IRE) 40
Nag me
6 11-9 T R George P J Brennan 113 25/126.00
4 6/73F0F- Red, Cream and Green hooped cap Right Stuff (FR) 342
Nag me
8 11-9 G L Moore J E Moore 113 16/117.00
5 571 Royal blue, yellow chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Alcalde 33
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 John Berry W Kennedy 110 5/16.00
6 636-8 White, maroon star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Group Leader (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 11-6 J R Jenkins Timmy Murphy 110 50/151.00
7 2988-54 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, chevrons on sleeves Great Hero 33
Nag me
6 11-6 R T Phillips S Quinlan 110 40/141.00
8 12-64 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Ardkilly Rebel (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 108 9/110.00
9 110-452 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Don't Turn Bach (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 106 2/13.00
10 F22-44 Dark Green, Royal Blue sash, Yellow sleeves, Red cap O Malley's Oscar (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-1 Miss S Smith D Elsworth 105 13/27.50
11 6236F5 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Royal And Ancient (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 10-10 pt M F Harris Jimmy Derham (3) 108 28/129.00
12 92-1D22 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Rawaaj 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 98 8/19.00
Non runners
13P5-09Valid Point (IRE)510-7J A B OldNon Runner97

Verdict

The Chazer has been placed on his last three starts but was turned over at odds-on at Towcester last month and may be too high in the weights here. Alcalde is lightly raced and quite impressive when scoring at Fakenham in January while there is probably more to come from Hereford runner-up Don't Turn Bach, though he gives the impression he'll need further than this. A similar comment could be applied to O Malley's Oscar and Lively Fling is 9lb higher than when scoring at Warwick in January and has been well beaten since. Rawaaj should be thereabouts again, however, though is more exposed than most so the vote goes to ARDKILLY REBEL. It's a bold move to drop this son of Witness Box back in trip but this free-running sort should relish the task in hand and doesn't look badly treated on a mark of 108.