Newbury

  • 13:00 Betfred Hat Trick Heaven Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.60s
  • Off time: 13:00:21
13:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pistol (IRE) 4/5
2nd Sash Of Honour (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14 Black and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, yellow cap, black star Dovils Date 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-4 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 125 9/43.25
2 U Black, Pink chevron, Pink cap My Boy Ginger 12
Nag me
3 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 25/126.00
3 2 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts and armlets Pistol (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 4/51.80
4 Green, orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Sash Of Honour (IRE) 85
Nag me
3 10-12 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 7/18.00
5 72 Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond While You Wait (IRE) 39
Nag me
3 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 16/117.00

Verdict

DOVILS DATE was outclassed in a Grade 2 race at Cheltenham last time but won nicely at Musselburgh on his hurdling bow before that. A conditional negates a big chunk of his 6lb penalty and Tim Vaughan's charge gets the nod ahead of Pistol. The latter made a promising start to his hurdling career when second at Newbury in November and that looks superior form to While You Wait's latest effort as he was beaten a distance despite also finishing runner-up. The selection's stablemate Sash Of Honour has his first shot at hurdling and is rated higher on the Flat than My Boy Ginger, who unseated at Plumpton on his debut.