Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 bet365 Intermediate Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £19,932 2nd £7,480 3rd £3,745 4th £1,866
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.75s
  • Off time: 15:15:50
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 8/1
2nd Chatterbox (IRE) 5/2
3rd Chris Pea Green 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111255- Red and White check, White cap Puffin Billy (IRE) 225
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 O Sherwood L Aspell 146 5/23.50
2 1/114- Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Chatterbox (IRE) 260
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 143 5/23.50
3 11213- Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 238
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 143 8/19.00
4 71167-2 White, dark green spots, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap Chris Pea Green 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 142 9/25.50
5 919F-30 RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 D O'Meara Timmy Murphy 133 8/19.00
6 113241- Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Fleet Dawn 243
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 t B Ellison D C Costello 129 25/126.00
7 1461P-R Bronze Lordofthehouse (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-7 T R George P J Brennan 129 40/141.00
8 21- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Back In Line (IRE) 300
Nag me
5 10-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 127 8/19.00

Verdict

A top-class renewal of this Listed handicap which has been won by some smart hurdlers in the past. Nicky Henderson always has one laid out for this and Chatterbox is his representative this year. A dual course and distance winner last winter, he was fourth in the Neptune Investment at Cheltenham in March. Paul Nicholls won it with Rock On Ruby in 2011 and relies on the four-year-old Irish Saint, who was third in a Grade 1 at Aintree in April, while the lightly-raced Get Back In Line could be anything and receives weight all round. Chris Pea Green went close at Ascot on his return to action but was well behind Irish Saint at Kempton last season. PUFFIN BILLY will love the ground and goes well fresh. Last season's Supreme Novices' Hurdle fifth can bounce back with a win as Ifandbutwhynot, Fleet Dawn and Lordofthehouse don't look up to this level.