Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:10 sportingbet Supports Heros Charity Challow Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £19,954 2nd £7,486 3rd £3,748 4th £1,869
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.00s
  • Off time: 14:10:44
14:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Backspin (IRE) 5/1
2nd Court In Motion (IRE) 5/1
3rd Al Ferof (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-7 Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 7/18.00
2 13112-F YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Al Ferof (FR) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-7 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 5/23.50
3 1-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Backspin (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 5/16.00
5 3F2-1 Black, Black and Pink check cap Court In Motion (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 132 5/16.00
6 6643-12 Red, Pink epaulets For Non Stop (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 Nick Williams D A Jacob 135 9/43.25
9 80111/2 Orange, emerald green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Top Benefit (IRE) 37
Nag me
8 11-7 W K Goldsworthy J M Maguire 100/1101.00
10 462-012 Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets and armlets Tullyraine (IRE) 66
Nag me
6 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 132 33/134.00
11 122122 Royal blue, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Youralltalk (IRE) 42
Nag me
6 11-7 W K Goldsworthy J E Moore 113 66/167.00
Non runners
4F117-61Cavite Beta (IRE)411-7N J HendersonA Tinkler
7F/1-3611Jetnova (IRE)511-7A KingR Thornton128
82-14Rose Of The Moon (IRE)511-7M F HarrisW Marston

Verdict

Act Of Kalanisi was a stayer on the Flat so the recent course winner won't be inconvenienced by the step up in trip. Al Ferof was travelling like a winner when coming to grief at Cheltenham on his hurdling debut. If that hasn't affected his confidence, he will be a threat here while Emma Lavelle holds Exeter winner Court In Motion in high regard and the battle-hardened For Non Stop will probably run his race again. Jetnova, successful twice over this trip at Plumpton this season, is on the upgrade and Ludlow winner Cavite Beta looks useful but we think there is a lot more to come from BACKSPIN. Though lacking the experience of some of his rivals, Jonjo O'Neill's gelding looked a decent prospect when scoring at Bangor two weeks ago and it's significant that shrewd connections have had no qualms about raising his sights so soon.