Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:50 totesport Trophy Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £34,206 2nd £12,834 3rd £6,426 4th £3,204
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.90s
  • Off time: 13:50:32
13:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Recession Proof (FR) 12/1
2nd Bothy 8/1
3rd Notus De La Tour (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-25714 White, black cap Solix (FR) 96
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 N J Henderson D Bass (5) 152 16/117.00
2 1132-1 Emerald green, red sleeves, dark green cap Salden Licht 48
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 A King W Hutchinson 152 9/110.00
3 1112-76 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 96
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 150 14/115.00
4 2-01115 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Nearby 83
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 150 40/141.00
5 21121/2 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 A King R Thornton 148 3/14.00
6 111-6 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Soldatino (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 6/17.00
7 104-124 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Eradicate (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 143 33/134.00
8 61127-4 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Notus De La Tour (FR) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-1 D Pipe T Scudamore 141 10/111.00
9 123P-40 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 A King J A McCarthy 138 16/117.00
10 1117-25 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Bothy 52
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-10 B Ellison Danny Cook (3) 136 8/19.00
11 309-113 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Palomar (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 B Ellison F Davis 136 33/134.00
12 81947-4 Dark Green, Dark Green and Red check sleeves, White cap Zanir (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 T R George P J Brennan 134 20/121.00
13 1211 White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Recession Proof (FR) 52
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-8 J J Quinn D C Costello 134 12/113.00
14 1F1F-21 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white and maroon chevrons on sleeves, white cap Sweet My Lord (FR) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-6 W P Mullins P Townend 132 8/19.00
15 4U13F2 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Rebel Dancer (FR) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-1 t Ian Williams Michael Murphy (3) 127 14/115.00

Verdict

Walkon was just denied by Tiger O'Toole over 2m4f at Ascot last month with Notus De La Tour a staying-on fourth and SOLDATINO sixth. All three can be expected to improve for the run and the last-named looks particularly interesting and gets the vote. Victorious in last season's Triumph Hurdle, Nicky Henderson's five-year-old blew up entering the straight at Ascot but had moved really well up to that point and is unlikely to pull as hard today. Henderson also saddles classy French import Solix and the consistent Eradicate, while Walkon's trainer Alan King also has two other entries including impressive Exeter winner Salden Licht. Last year's winner Get Me Out Of Here may have too much weight this time around, but Willie Mullins' Sweet My Lord could be interesting and Brian Ellison's pair Bothy and Palomar are others to consider in a cracking renewal.