Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:50 Betfred Racing Follow Us On Facebook Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.30s
  • Off time: 14:50:41
14:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whisper (FR) 8/5
2nd Pateese (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0P151-1 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Stopped Out 45
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p P A Kirby R McGrath 144 8/19.00
2 4141-33 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisper (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 140 8/52.60
3 1-02532 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 p P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 139 9/25.50
4 147/003- Yellow, pink sleeves, mauve diamonds, pink cap, mauve diamond Kazlian (FR) 21
Nag me
5 11-4 J Farrelly Brendan Powell 136 16/117.00
5 11-F Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Black River (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-2 P F Nicholls H Derham (5) 134 9/52.80

Verdict

Black River was travelling strongly when falling on his chasing debut here four weeks ago. He's worth following but this may be a confidence-booster. Stopped Out made all on soft ground at Bangor last month but is 5lb higher here and WHISPER has run well enough in both starts this season to suggest he's due a change of luck. He is proven on heavy going whereas today's ground may be too testing for Pateese, runner-up over a longer trip here last time. Kazlian needs to prove his stamina and was tailed off in a recent pipe-opener on Polytrack.