Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 Sportingbet Intermediate Hurdle 2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.90s
  • Off time: 15:15:46
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lyvius 7/2
2nd Edgardo Sol (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 35216-2 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 144 7/24.50
2 112-133 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Peckhamecho (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 138 9/110.00
3 2F131-P EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Vendor (FR) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-2 A King R Thornton 136 3/14.00
4 8/118-2 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Valid Reason 19
Nag me
5 10-10 D K Ivory Paul Moloney 130 4/15.00
5 5212-21 Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves Call Back 178
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 127 8/19.00
6 1217- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 231
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 127 7/24.50

Verdict

Vendor's run at Aintree was too bad to be true but Alan King's charge has a bit to prove now. Nicky Henderson has won this four times and LYVIUS won twice over hurdles in his first season. He won a couple of times on the Flat in Germany when there was plenty of give in the ground and looks a decent alternative to Edgardo Sol, who is trying to emulate stablemate Rock On Ruby by winning this under 11st10lb but can't be mentioned in the same breath as the subsequent Champion Hurdler and will probably be back over fences sooner rather than later. Peckhamecho's future may also lie over the larger obstacles while Call Back needs to step up on what he's shown so far and Valid Reason has gone up 3lb for finishing second at Sandown.