Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:30 CSP Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.10s
  • Off time: 13:30:26
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st African Gold (IRE) 8/1
2nd Faultless Feelings (IRE) 8/1
3rd Regal Approach (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 88-2111 Yellow, Dark Green hoop and armlets, check cap Ivor's King (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 120 4/15.00
2 8022-42 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Otto The Great (FR) 26
Nag me
4 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 119 13/27.50
3 121 Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap African Gold (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 11-10 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 118 8/19.00
4 445P-0F Orange, Brown cap Should I Stay (FR) 91
Nag me
4 11-8 T R George P J Brennan 116 66/167.00
5 936-841 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Brave (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 t K Bishop A P McCoy 115 11/26.50
6 3/633P- Dark Green, Red chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Tycoons Reflection (IRE) 279
Nag me
7 11-4 M R Channon D Elsworth 112 16/117.00
7 1825/85- Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Faultless Feelings (IRE) 334
Nag me
6 11-4 M Keighley A P Cawley 112 8/19.00
8 8649-0 Black and White diabolo, Red and White striped sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Baroque Man 33
Nag me
5 11-2 p1 N P Mulholland D A Jacob 110 33/134.00
9 364-73 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Polarbrook (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-2 p1 K C Bailey Timmy Murphy 110 6/17.00
10 138603/ ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Regal Approach (IRE) 596
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-13 K C Bailey Edward Cookson (5) 107 16/117.00
11 P37P-34 Emerald green, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves, white spots and spots on cap John's Gem 23
Nag me
7 10-0 t Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (5) 94 50/151.00
12 U5-4124 Dark Blue, Yellow seams, White and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap, Yellow stars Kayfrou 14
Nag me
7 10-0 Nick Mitchell Harry Derham (7) 93 7/18.00

Verdict

Ivor's King has already had a terrific season and was completing a hat-trick when beating OTTO THE GREAT by nine lengths at Ascot. However, he's been raised a further 13lb for that latest success which means the runner-up is 11lb better off here. Nicky Henderson's four-year-old can reverse the form and finally get his head in front today. African Gold is also interesting as he won at Wetherby after a debut second over hurdles at Carlisle while Bathwick Brave won at Uttoxeter 12 days ago, though was a long way behind Ivor's King at Wincanton last month. Polarbrook was beaten less than a length at Carlisle earlier this month and looks the pick of Kim Bailey's pair, but is 3lb higher now.