Newbury

  • 16:05 John Haine Memorial Juvenile Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.60s
  • Off time: 16:06:19
16:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aldopicgros (FR) 7/2
2nd Dolores Delightful (FR) 10/3
3rd Refer 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 163 YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Fitzwilly 7
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4 11-12 M R Channon A P McCoy 130 15/28.50
2 1-32431 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Aldopicgros (FR) 35
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4 11-8 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (3) 126 7/24.50
3 41 Yellow and light blue stripes, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, yellow cap, light blue stars Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 22
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4 11-2 O Sherwood L P Aspell 120 11/112.00
4 133 Light blue, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 168
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4 11-1 P W Flynn B J Geraghty 119 5/16.00
5 2F6 Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Brave Helios 31
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4 10-13 J G Portman R Thornton 117 16/117.00
6 2553 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Cafe Au Lait 14
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4 10-12 pt A Middleton T Scudamore 116 10/111.00
7 350 Purple and white check, white cap Andi'amu (FR) 94
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4 10-10 p1 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 114 16/117.00
8 33410 Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Keychain (IRE) 106
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4 10-9 B G Powell Brendan Powell 113 40/141.00
9 12455 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Refer 106
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4 10-9 p P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 113 20/121.00
10 744 Emerald green, orange stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Dolores Delightful (FR) 82
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4 10-6 Nick Williams R Johnson 110 10/34.33
11 U753 Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Shalianzi (IRE) 38
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4 10-0 v G L Moore George Gorman (7) 101 12/113.00

Verdict

Aldopicgros finally got off the mark over hurdles at Wincanton last month but this is a more competitive affair and he has his fair share of weight, as does recent course winner Stiff Upper Lip and Fitzwilly. Café Au Lait was third off Sandown off today's mark, though still beaten eight lengths. Barry Geraghty looks a significant booking for Paul Flynn's SEEYOUALLINCOPPERS, who took well to hurdles in the autumn when coming up against some useful rivals. The lack of a recent run is a bit of a worry but connections may have been waiting for the faster ground and he has every chance on the form book. French import Dolores Delightful may do better now going handicapping but will have to prove herself on the quicker surface.