Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 Inkerman E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.10s
  • Off time: 15:17:20
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carole's Spirit 11/8
2nd Fabrika 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 357-117 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Toubeera 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 133 8/19.00
2 41-3115 Yellow, purple disc, emerald green cap and yellow spots Tropical Three (IRE) 47
Nag me
5 11-6 M Hourigan A P McCoy 122 8/19.00
3 43/123-1 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Carole's Spirit 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 R Walford N Fehily 11/82.38
4 36-41 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Midnight Cataria 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 28/129.00
5 214- Grey, White epaulets Fabrika 225
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 10-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 11/43.75
6 4-543 Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Oscar's Pet (IRE) 37
Nag me
5 10-10 T Symonds Felix De Giles 66/167.00
7 1 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Tagrita (IRE) 201
Nag me
5 10-10 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 11/26.50

Verdict

Toubeera was well beaten in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time but had won at Huntingdon and Uttoxeter earlier. Irish raider Tropical Three has similar credentials but Carole's Spirit possibly has more scope, though made hard work of beating Fountain's Mary, who has been well beaten since, at Plumpton. Midnight Cataria scraped home at Ludlow on her hurdling debut but FABRIKA may be good enough to make a winning start over timber. She won a bumper here in March and was far from disgraced when fourth in a Listed contest at Cheltenham subsequent when Midnight Cataria was only sixth. Tagrita won a point-to-point by 15 lengths in May and it would be no surprise to see her prominent as well.