Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:50 Betfred 'Double Delight' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.70s
  • Off time: 13:50:27
13:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cole Harden (IRE) 4/1
2nd Full Shift (FR) 5/2
3rd Brother Brian (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 22-751 Scarlet, Yellow sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brother Brian (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 H Morrison T J O'Brien 11/82.38
3 1-141 Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Cole Harden (IRE) 59
Nag me
5 11-5 t W Greatrex J M Maguire 120 4/15.00
4 1-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Shift (FR) 46
Nag me
5 11-5 N J Henderson A P McCoy 5/23.50
5 66-3 Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap Bay Fortuna 228
Nag me
5 10-12 M D I Usher D A Jacob 50/151.00
6 36F-145 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Church Bray 31
Nag me
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 66/167.00
7 17 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Herons Heir (IRE) 26
Nag me
6 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 8/19.00
9 12/7 Dark Blue, Red hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Master Cynk 26
Nag me
7 10-12 T R George A Conlon (5) 66/167.00
10 95 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Sand Artist (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 100/1101.00
11 617-4 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star The Ould Lad (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 10-12 T R George A P Cawley 9/110.00
12 95 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, checked sleeves and quartered cap Venez Horace (FR) 52
Nag me
5 10-12 G R I Smyly David England 100/1101.00
Non runners
1P/24-10Benefits Well (IRE)711-5B G PowellBrendan Powell
8469In Fairness (IRE)510-12N J HendersonB J Geraghty
136-21Zulu Oscar510-12H FryN Fehily

Verdict

Benefits Well failed to cope with a penalty for his earlier win at Newton Abbot when well beaten in soft going last time. Full Shift made a winning start over hurdles at Newcastle on much faster ground in November and Cole Harden came good in a maiden hurdle at Fontwell on his latest start. But it could pay to stick with BROTHER BRIAN in this, as he beat a previous winner in a novice event over track and trip last month and looks capable of better still. Bumper winner Herons Heir will find this easier than the Listed race at Ascot where he made his hurdling debut and is preferred to In Fairness and Wincanton bumper winner Zulu Oscar.