Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:35 Sportingbet Long Distance Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.30s
  • Off time: 14:36:34
14:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 1/8
2nd Five Dream (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/1111- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 233
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 1/81.12
2 111123- Black, Pink hoops, Black sleeves Sparky May 232
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-1 K Burke Timmy Murphy 148 8/19.00
3 P0580/P- Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Cerium (FR) 578
Nag me
10 11-0 N B King D C Costello 120 66/167.00
4 211/42P- DARK BLUE, RED seams, WHITE cap Duc De Regniere (FR) 332
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 T Symonds D F O'Regan 150 20/121.00
5 0636-92 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Five Dream (FR) 17
Nag me
7 11-0 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 137 25/126.00
6 21U4P/2 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 145 10/111.00

Verdict

BIG BUCK'S' 12 consecutive victories over hurdles have included the last two renewals of this Grade 2 contest and Paul Nicholls' champion stayer is impossible to oppose again this year. He's generally seen off all pretenders to his crown over the last three years with something to spare and it's unlikely any of today's rivals will get him off the bridle. Kieran Burke's gallant mare Sparky May goes well fresh and could be the one for forecast-backers as Duc De Regniere has his first run for a new yard after nearly a year on the sidelines and it remains to be seen if Pettitfour can reproduce his run in a Cheltenham handicap here. Five Dream was second when put back over hurdles at Exeter last time but isn't in the same league as his illustrious stablemate.