Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:35 Sportingbet.com Long Distance Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 0.01s
  • Off time: 13:35:59
13:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 2/5
2nd Lough Derg (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/U1111- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 240
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 2/51.40
2 1235-51 DARK BLUE, RED seams, WHITE cap Duc De Regniere (FR) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 11/26.50
3 2109-45 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Lough Derg (FR) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-8 v D Pipe T Scudamore 159 16/117.00
4 1/44684- Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 225
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 A King R Thornton 150 12/113.00
5 P/2113-8 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 T R George S Thomas 152 20/121.00
6 32507-3 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap No Refuge (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 11-0 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 145 40/141.00
7 31347/2- White, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Light Blue cap Souffleur 371
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-0 P Bowen S E Durack 147 25/126.00

Verdict

Lough Derg is sure to ensure that this is run at a good pace but David Pipe's gelding is hard to back with any confidence having been well beaten at Ascot last week and it is hard to get away from BIG BUCK'S, who is taken to win this before going on to better things, with the main danger rated as Duc De Regniere. Nicky Henderson's gelding did not progress as much as may have been anticipated over hurdles last term but showed a decent level of form early on in the season, including when winning this event 12 months ago. The seven-year-old comes from a yard that could not be in better heart at present and, having won well on his chasing debut on his reappearance at the beginning of the month, he has to be of interest back over hurdles. Alan King's Blazing Bailey was not at his best when last seen when a well held fourth behind Tazbar at Cheltenham in April but has claims on the pick of his form. However, both Blazing Bailey and Duc De Regniere are strictly held by the selection on running last season and Big Buck's has an obvious chance of making a winning return. The six-year-old failed to take to fences last season but showed much improved form back over hurdles with four wins including in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree and he will take all the beating if anywhere near his best.