Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:10 Tony Jones 60th Birthday Bash Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.47s
  • Off time: 13:13:45
13:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Josses Hill (IRE) Evs
2nd Communicator 9/1
3rd Tiqris 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/P1-2 Dark blue, light blue sleeves, pink & emerald green hooped cap A Hare Breath (IRE) 26
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5 11-0 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 12/113.00
2 7235-14 Emerald green, pink cross belts, emerald green sleeves, pink stars, emerald green cap, pink star All But Grey 24
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7 11-0 C J Gray Ian Popham 66/167.00
3 Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 39
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5 11-0 A M Balding T J O'Brien 9/110.00
4 60/88- Light Blue, Purple sash, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars, Light Blue cap, Purple star Digger's Mate 384
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5 11-0 t1 R H Buckler S P Jones 200/1201.00
5 69 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, White cap Frozen Over 34
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5 11-0 C J Down J M Davies 100/1101.00
6 3399 Purple, Emerald Green triple diamond, sleeves and cap Grand March 44
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4 11-0 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 66/167.00
7 Purple, pink sleeves, purple spots, pink cap, purple spots Guardi (IRE) 170
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4 11-0 D K Ivory A P Cawley 200/1201.00
8 21 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Josses Hill (IRE) 25
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5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty Evs2.00
9 46 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Know No Fear 23
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8 11-0 t A J Lidderdale W Kennedy 50/151.00
10 0 Maroon, white hoop, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Matripajo (IRE) 67
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4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 33/134.00
11 7 Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Moratab (IRE) 46
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4 11-0 K Burke Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
12 26/57 Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap Prasina Russata (IRE) 13
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6 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 50/151.00
13 8F EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Presentings Return (IRE) 11
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4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 100/1101.00
14 01P6/4 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Reverend Green (IRE) 43
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7 11-0 t1 C J Down Giles Hawkins (3) 100/1101.00
15 8-32P Emerald green, purple seams, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Rosslyn Castle 169
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4 11-0 G Brown J M Maguire 117 33/134.00
16 9-0 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Royalracket (IRE) 28
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5 11-0 P R Webber L Treadwell 100/1101.00
17 12/32-3 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Tiqris 19
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5 11-0 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/42.75
18 46-6 White, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Un Bleu A L'aam (FR) 32
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5 11-0 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 40/141.00
19 156 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Viacometti (FR) 11
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4 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 100/1101.00
20 6-750 Red, Emerald Green hoop, Emerald Green cap Yes I Will 16
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4 11-0 t C E Longsdon N Fehily 66/167.00
21 P0- Dark blue, white star, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Dorry K (IRE) 237
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4 10-7 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 200/1201.00
22 6353-9F Royal blue, pink star, chevrons on sleeves Etania 18
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5 10-7 Ian Williams R Thornton 50/151.00

Verdict

Josses Hill, beaten a long way when runner-up to the classy Faugheen at Punchestown, changed stables for £100,000 before landing the odds in an Ascot bumper in May. He'll be expected to take high rank over novice hurdlers this season. Tiqris, placed in a Listed bumper at Ascot, ran very well when third to Wilde Blue Yonder over hurdles here last month. Rosslyn Castle looked a certain future winner when runner-up to Anay Turge at Newton Abbot but was pulled up after being impeded at Stratford in the spring and hasn't been seen since. A HARE BREATH landed a point-to-point in February then made a very encouraging debut over hurdles behind the odds-on Irving at Ascot. With progress virtually guaranteed, he looks the one to be on here.