Newbury

  • 13:20 Coolmation Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.50s
  • Off time: 13:21:37
13:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poet 3/1
2nd Veloce (IRE) 6/1
3rd Fair Trade 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aciano (IRE) 10
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4 11-0 t B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 66/167.00
2 9 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), royal blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star Anton Dolin (IRE) 23
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4 11-0 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 50/151.00
3 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Arabian Heights 215
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4 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 12/113.00
4 6 Red, White star and armlets Bankroll 73
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5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 50/151.00
5 Yellow, Maroon sash, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Boom To Bust (IRE) 164
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4 11-0 P Rich N Fehily 20/121.00
6 2 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 26
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5 11-0 A King R Thornton 5/23.50
7 685-65 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Fitz Volonte 203
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5 11-0 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 99 66/167.00
8 803 Red and White stripes, checked sleeves Ilewin For Hannah 147
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5 11-0 G Brown J E Moore 97 100/1101.00
9 335- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Leader Of The Gang 307
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6 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 7/18.00
10 9F Orange, white triple diamond, armlets and cap Leeroar (IRE) 19
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4 11-0 Miss J S Davis D A Jacob 150/1151.00
11 3-443 White, black chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, red cap Master Benjamin 38
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5 11-0 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 16/117.00
12 Dark Blue, Yellow spots, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Poet 158
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7 11-0 C G Cox D Elsworth 3/14.00
14 132-596 Royal Blue, White sash, Red cap The Boogeyman (IRE) 5
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6 11-0 A Middleton D Crosse 40/141.00
15 1-45 White, Mauve stars The Nephew (IRE) 12
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4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 12/113.00
16 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Veloce (IRE) 178
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4 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/17.00
17 00/5P Grey, royal blue chevrons, royal blue cap Theatrical Spirit 5
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7 10-7 A Hollingsworth J Stevenson (7) 200/1201.00
18 90/U Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Tooney Malooney 15
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7 10-7 N P Mulholland Gerard Tumelty 200/1201.00
19 1-556 Red, dark blue seams, dark blue and red hooped sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Was My Valentine 18
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5 10-7 Miss J S Davis Peter Hatton (7) 66/167.00
Non runners
133-2Snake Eyes (IRE)411-0N J HendersonA P McCoy

Verdict

POET is a fascinating entry here. A regular winner at Group 3 and Listed level over 1m2f on the Flat, he also revelled in soft ground and certainly has the size to make a hurdler. Though already a seven-year-old, he should have far too much pace for these if his jumping proves up to scratch. If it isn't, Fair Trade may be the one to take advantage as he only found the promising Close Touch too strong at Ascot last month on his hurdles bow. Choc Thornton rides him in preference to Alan King's newcomer Arabian Heights. Snake Eyes was only beaten a neck at Kempton last month and should also be winning soon while Leader Of The Gang showed promise last season. Bankroll, Irish import Boom To Bust and The Nephew are others worthy of a mention.