Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:50 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 14.00s
  • Off time: 13:51:04
13:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Of The Sea (IRE) 8/1
2nd Captain Sunshine 8/1
3rd Barafundle (IRE) 11/1
4th Araldur (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 260-044 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Five Dream (FR) 70
Nag me
9 11-12 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 145 40/141.00
2 0/4FP-2P White, black cap Spirit River (FR) 44
Nag me
8 11-9 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (5) 142 28/129.00
3 2210/42 Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Barafundle (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 140 11/112.00
4 3P2-178 White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 77
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 L A Dace Joshua Moore (3) 140 25/126.00
5 11P-445 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Knock A Hand (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 p R Lee R Johnson 139 11/112.00
6 11-6R7F Royal Blue, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Captain Sunshine 28
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7 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 136 8/19.00
7 1442-28 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Water Garden (FR) 242
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 p D Pipe Timmy Murphy 133 20/121.00
8 140-435 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 57
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 p T R George P J Brennan 133 6/17.00
9 206P-14 Yellow, Red spots Araldur (FR) 28
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9 11-0 A King R Thornton 133 16/117.00
10 UPP-1F3 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Minella Class (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-13 t1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 16/117.00
11 466111 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Master Of The Sea (IRE) 23
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6 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 8/19.00
12 PP2050 Black, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Oscar Prairie (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 W Greatrex Will Pettis (10) 130 50/151.00
13 221371 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 130 10/111.00
14 11F-882 Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Rangitoto (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 130 6/17.00
15 22P-114 Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Arkose (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 O Sherwood L Aspell 129 14/115.00
16 222664 emerald green, mauve cap Dolatulo (FR) 15
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6 10-8 W Greatrex T Scudamore 127 33/134.00
17 031/3-2P Maroon, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Lundy Sky 71
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8 10-7 A G Newcombe A Thornton 126 40/141.00
18 664-512 Black and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Fred The Shred (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 K Bishop Mr J Park (7) 123 9/110.00

Verdict

This is easily Master Of The Sea's toughest task to date but he's come on in leaps and bounds since the autumn. Monetary Fund is usually thereabouts and got back to winning ways at Musselburgh last month while Rangitoto went close over 2m6f at Wincanton last time, though is another 5lb higher here. Araldur and Minella Class could make their presence felt but Captain Sunshine has disappointed this season and Water Garden lacks a recent run and may have targets later this spring. Barafundle was just caught at Doncaster last time but is another still climbing the weights and Sivola De Sivola appears to lack an extra gear while Arkose came unstuck behind Araldur at Sandown in December. Last year's winner KNOCK A HAND reverted to hurdles at Warwick last time and ran well for a long way when fifth behind Ely Brown. He may be a little sharper here and is fancied to stage a repeat.