Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:50 European Breeders' Fund Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Finale 2m 5f

  • Winner £20,524 2nd £7,700 3rd £3,856 4th £1,922
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.40s
  • Off time: 14:51:09
14:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Line Freedom (FR) 12/1
2nd Violin Davis (FR) 12/1
3rd Shop Dj (IRE) 13/2
4th Mizzurka 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-2111 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Whoops A Daisy 27
Nag me
5 11-10 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 130 9/110.00
2 1-14412 PURPLE, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Shop Dj (IRE) 87
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6 11-8 t Peter Fahey A D Leigh 128 13/27.50
3 92-1FU2 Grey, White epaulets Line Freedom (FR) 30
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6 11-5 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (7) 125 12/113.00
4 34P/311 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Wistow 13
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7 11-5 Mrs P Sly C P Geoghegan (3) 125 11/112.00
5 10-4251 Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Mizzurka 41
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (7) 122 20/121.00
6 1213 Emerald green, purple stars, purple cap Kells Belle (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 121 25/126.00
7 33-1214 Pink and Royal Blue check, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Alverstone 63
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 t Mrs L Hill D Bass (3) 120 8/19.00
8 7-19221 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 15
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5 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 117 12/113.00
9 83-3118 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Malindi Bay 100
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 K C Bailey S Quinlan 115 33/134.00
10 P-4P011 Emerald Green, Red and Light Blue hooped sleeves, quartered cap Emmaslegend 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 t Miss S Smith C Bolger 115 8/19.00
11 48-9631 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Francesa 9
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6 10-8 H D Daly R Johnson 114 22/123.00
12 3-24112 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Empress Orchid 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-7 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (7) 113 22/123.00
13 4-1331 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Semi Colon (FR) 18
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5 10-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 113 6/17.00
14 224218 White, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap Way Back When 21
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6 10-4 A King R Thornton 110 16/117.00
15 0-67471 Pink, Dark Blue hoop, Dark Blue cap Definitley Lovely 22
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6 10-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 110 16/117.00
16 05-13PU Maroon, Light Blue hoop, Dark Green sleeves, Light Blue cap Annimation (IRE) 18
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7 10-4 J W Mullins Jimmy Derham (3) 110 40/141.00
17 71U112 Dark green, white hoop, orange cap Molly Round (IRE) 23
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7 10-4 J G Cann Nick Scholfield 109 25/126.00
18 222213 ETON BLUE, SCARLET spots and cap Aneyeforaneye (IRE) 22
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5 10-4 J M Jefferson D Elsworth 108 25/126.00

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has taken this prize twice in the last four years and SEMI COLON could prove best of his four runners today. She showed improved form on decent ground at Exeter to get off the mark over hurdles and today's conditions should bring further progress. Stable jockey Barry Geraghty has opted for Line Freedom but she'll need to improve her jumping to figure, while Whoops A Daisy faces a tough task carrying top-weight. Kells Belle has a bit to find with Violin Davis on latest running at Wincanton and the latter was beaten in testing ground by Mizzurka back in February. Irish raider Shop DJ was runner-up in a Listed race at Leopardstown last time and looks to have every chance, but Wistow has a tough task having been raised 18lb for winning a handicap at Fakenham on her penultimate start. Emmaslegend and Empress Orchid are progressing well and could make the frame.