Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:05 Rutland Antique Centre Bakewell Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.16s
  • Off time: 14:05:41
14:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pride In Battle (IRE) 11/8
2nd Radetsky March (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 234-41 Orange, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Light Blue and Orange quartered cap Pride In Battle (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 A King R Thornton 126 11/82.38
2 51F6F1 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Radetsky March (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 11-5 M Bradstock A P McCoy 126 2/13.00
3 2 Dark Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 73
Nag me
5 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 25/126.00
4 1-4 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Autumn Haze 55
Nag me
6 10-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 20/121.00
5 2-1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Penny Max (IRE) 64
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 4/15.00
6 P1 Purple, purple and white check sleeves and cap Ravastree (IRE) 80
Nag me
5 10-12 A King W Hutchinson 12/113.00
8 LIGHT GREEN, BLACK and LIGHT GREEN striped sleeves, LIGHT GREEN cap, BLACK spots Sunley Peace 1187
Nag me
7 10-12 G L Moore A Glassonbury 33/134.00
Non runners
7080Saute510-12Jim BestA Bird

Verdict

Chaser Radetsky March had a nice confidence-booster over the smaller obstacles when scoring by 12 lengths at Huntingdon. This looks tougher under a penalty however. Robert Thornton has chosen C&D winner Pride In Battle ahead of stablemate Ravastree, a winner between the flags in Ireland in October, but we prefer the claims of PENNY MAX. Starting at long odds-on, Emma Lavelle's Irish import never gave supporters a moment's worry when landing a Folkestone bumper in November and his hurdling debut is eagerly anticipated. Sunley Peace was a decent stayer on the Flat in his younger days but has had his problems in recent years so stablemate Amaury De Lusignan is preferred here.