Newbury

  • 13:45 John Owen Jones 30th Birthday Juvenile Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £6,505 2nd £1,910 3rd £955 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.30s
  • Off time: 13:46:08
13:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ultravox (USA) 11/2
2nd Franklino (FR) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 415 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Moose Moran (USA) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 124 4/15.00
3 237232 Mauve, yellow sleeves, mauve diamonds, mauve cap, yellow diamond Two Kisses (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 11-7 B G Powell A P McCoy 123 11/43.75
4 165 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Comedy Act 31
Nag me
4 11-6 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 122 5/16.00
6 441344 Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Ultravox (USA) 27
Nag me
4 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 114 11/26.50
7 12926 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Kahfre 25
Nag me
4 10-9 v G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 111 8/19.00
8 3724 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Franklino (FR) 57
Nag me
4 10-5 A King R Thornton (3) 107 11/26.50
9 524 Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Promised Wings (GER) 26
Nag me
4 10-2 C Gordon C Bolger 104 20/121.00
Non runners
1112551Pullyourfingerout (IRE)412-5B G PowellJ McGrath128
5566131Balerina (FR)411-2A KingR Thornton118

Verdict

TWO KISSES just failed to catch Omaruru in the soft ground here earlier this month. Considering her two wins so far over hurdles came on a faster surface, that was a really good effort and she's taken to return to winning ways. Moose Moran was a disappointing favourite when well behind the selection last time but had beaten Comedy Act out of sight before that and it's too soon to write him off. Pullyourfingerout was an easy winner at Warwick during the week and may be getting off light with only a 7lb penalty here, but Balerina will find life tougher back in handicap company after winning a juvenile fillies' race at Taunton last time.