Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:20 A.P. Wins Sports Personality Long Walk Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £22,532 2nd £8,488 3rd £4,248 4th £2,124
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.60s
  • Off time: 15:20:35
15:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 2/13
2nd Lough Derg (FR) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 630-30B Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Afsoun (FR) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-7 N B King Alex Merriam 143 100/1101.00
2 1/1111-1 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 174 2/131.15
3 3211-42 DARK BLUE, RED seams, WHITE cap Duc De Regniere (FR) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 154 9/110.00
4 550-256 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 p N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 148 33/134.00
5 755-077 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Lough Derg (FR) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-7 v D Pipe T Scudamore 140 40/141.00
6 1F1-337 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 R Dickin H Oliver 149 12/113.00

Verdict

BIG BUCK'S is impossible to oppose in this rescheduled Grade 1 contest. Winner of the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham in the last two seasons and successful in this 12 months ago, the seven-year-old comfortably beat Duc De Regniere on his reappearance over C&D last month and also has the beating of fifth Kayf Aramis. Restless Harry fell on his only previous attempt at 3m and disappointed at Cheltenham last time while, even in his prime, trail-blazer Lough Derg would have struggled to make all in this. Afsoun was capable on his day but is another probably on a downward spiral and unlikely to figure here.