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Newbury

  • 14:55 E.B.F. Ultima Business Solutions Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Finale 2m 5f

  • Winner £20,502 2nd £7,693 3rd £3,852 4th £1,919
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 2-13421 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Call Me A Star 22
Nag me
6 11-10 h A King W Hutchinson 131 1001
2 51111P Dark Blue, White diamond, White cap, Dark Blue spots Queens Grove 35
Nag me
7 11-9 K Bishop James Best (3) 130 1001
3 264122 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 130 1001
4 105314 Light Green, Brown cross belts Natural Spring 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 Miss S Smith T J O'Brien 128 1001
5 3-10121 Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Hidden Identity (IRE) 45
Nag me
7 11-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 126 1001
6 143231 Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Highland Retreat 32
Nag me
6 11-4 t1 H Fry N Fehily 125 1001
7 231-241 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Eleven Fifty Nine 73
Nag me
7 11-4 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 125 1001
8 23-6131 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Umadachar (FR) 30
Nag me
5 11-4 p W Greatrex A P McCoy 125 1001
9 87-1512 DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash Alder Mairi (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-2 J W Mullins A Thornton 123 1001
10 11511 Beige, Orange star, sleeves and cap Too Generous 68
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 123 1001
11 421-215 Grey, White epaulets Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-13 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 120 1001
12 12-1211 Dark green, white hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Ballinahow Star (IRE) 87
Nag me
7 10-13 J Scott Nick Scholfield 120 1001
13 85-3132 Maroon, Black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Scholastica 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-12 T Symonds Felix De Giles 119 1001
14 012/535 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Toubeera 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 118 1001
15 215131 Dark green, pink stars, pink cap Va'vite (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 A Middleton James Banks (5) 115 1001
16 38-5932 White, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap September Blaze 22
Nag me
6 10-8 P R Webber Paul Moloney 115 1001
17 4P-9223 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Grace And Fortune 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-8 R Rowe J E Moore 115 1001
18 114P24 Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Wilde Ruby (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 10-5 b1 J W Mullins Ryan Mahon (3) 112 1001

Verdict

Another really tricky puzzle to solve as, in the previous race, a number of these are old rivals re-opposing on different terms to when they last met. Call Me A Star and Eleven Fifty Nine seem to follow each other around the country. Alan King's mare usually comes out on top but she faces a stiff task under top weight, though easily beat September Blaze at Doncaster last time. Mickie handles soft ground but is a bit one-paced, though had Highland Retreat and Glorious Twelfth behind at Ludlow last time, while Hidden Identity has more to do than when winning at Carlisle last month. Ballinahow Star is returning from a break but Va'vite kept on well to score at Towcester nine days ago and Sedgefield winner Umadachar will have her supporters with McCoy doing the steering. TOO GENEROUS had made giant strides since finishing well behind Hidden Identity on her hurdling debut and, just as significantly, handles heavy going really well. David Pipe's five-year-old can take this with Alder Mairi looking best of the rest.