Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:30 Sportingbet.com Long Distance Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £28,505 2nd £10,695 3rd £5,355 4th £2,670
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.30s
  • Off time: 14:30:57
14:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 2/7
2nd Duc De Regniere (FR) 13/2

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
7 11-8 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 174 2/71.29
2 8/0023-6 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Arcalis 203
Nag me
10 11-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 138 33/134.00
3 13211-4 DARK BLUE, RED seams, WHITE cap Duc De Regniere (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 154 13/27.50
4 10123-0 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 148 14/115.00
5 52550-2 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 148 9/110.00
6 536224 Yellow, Dark Blue and Yellow check sleeves and cap Spider Boy 8
Nag me
13 11-0 b Miss Z C Davison Mr H G Miller 80 100/1101.00

Verdict

By some way the leading staying hurdler of his generation, BIG BUCK'S is impossible to oppose on his reappearance in the Long Distance Hurdle and the Paul Nicholls-trained gelding can take this prior to another crack at the World Hurdle in March. Formerly with Venetia Williams but now trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, Kayf Aramis is not as good as he once was but is still capable of fair form and has to be considered following an encouraging reappearance at Wetherby, although a bigger danger and more likely bet for the forecast looks to be Duc De Regniere. Nicky Henderson's gelding is less exposed than most of these but needs to improve on what he showed at Wetherby to reverse running with Kayf Aramis.