Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:05 Stanjames.com Supports Greatwood Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.20s
  • Off time: 14:05:42
14:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tail of The Bank (IRE) 14/1
2nd Osric (IRE) 14/1
3rd Arctic Ben (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-5F61 Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Tail of The Bank (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Mrs L J Young L Heard 119 14/115.00
2 356 Grey, White epaulets Osric (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 117 14/115.00
3 10-2F5 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW epaulets and sleeves, RED cap Henry King (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-9 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 116 9/25.50
4 F62/87 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Munster Pride (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 113 33/134.00
5 8527-34 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 H D Daly M Bradburne 112 5/16.00
6 063-156 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (7) 110 8/19.00
7 87-F3 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Rock 'n' Roller (FR) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 G L Moore A Glassonbury 109 12/113.00
8 705-633 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Coeur de Fou (FR) 85
Nag me
5 11-2 T R George S Thomas 109 10/111.00
9 21036 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Of Joy (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 6/17.00
10 6PF-37P MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Freddie The Third (IRE) 86
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 104 33/134.00
11 P4/FP-P1 Royal Blue, Orange star, sleeves and star on cap Acknowledgement 80
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 bt Ian Williams Trevor Whelan (10) 99 7/24.50

Verdict

Nicky Henderson's Osric has disappointed in novice hurdles so far but may do better now sent handicapping so cannot be ruled out but a better bet looks to be COEUR DE FOU, who gets the vote ahead of Full Of Joy. The last mentioned looks the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's two runners in the race ahead of Munster Pride with Tony McCoy riding him for the first time, although he does need to improve on previous form now in a handicap for the first time and may want the ground to be softer than it is. Tail Of The Bank faces no easy task giving weight away all round following his win in a maiden hurdle at Newcastle last time and of more interest may be Victor Dartnell's Henry King, who ran in the Champion Bumper at last season's festival and has shown some promise over hurdles. Ian Williams has his team in good order and his representative, Acknowledgement, has to be considered off his light weight but a 22lb rise for his win at Bangor last time looks harsh. Henry Daly's Arctic Ben is less exposed than most of these and has to be respected but preference is for Tom George's Coeur De Fou, who has run some decent races in handicaps in his last couple of starts and he has every chance off just a 4lb higher mark than when a close third in a tough race at Doncaster last time.