Newbury

  • 15:15 Betfred Goals Galore Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £12,825 2nd £3,788 3rd £1,894 4th £947
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 45.95s
  • Off time: 15:17:59
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st African Gold (IRE) 4/1
2nd El Dancer (GER) 16/1
3rd Bakbenscher 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2247/14- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Any Given Day (IRE) 385
Nag me
7 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 155 12/113.00
2 61229/0 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 Miss E C Lavelle B J Geraghty 140 18/119.00
3 31U/501 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher 7 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-6 A King Wayne Hutchinson 129 10/34.33
4 50-2182 Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 14
Nag me
8 10-4 p Mrs L Wadham Aidan Coleman 133 16/117.00
5 171-42 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-4 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 133 10/34.33
6 412-125 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 10-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 17/29.50
7 232226 Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Dolatulo (FR) 21
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5 10-0 W Greatrex Brendan Powell (3) 128 25/126.00
8 1211 Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap African Gold (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 126 4/15.00
9 11433-5 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 10-0 N J Henderson Peter Carberry (5) 125 6/17.00

Verdict

Haydock winner Any Given Day returns from over a year off the track but has gone well fresh before and is not easily overlooked. Bakbenscher has also won at Haydock but that was only a week ago and he has a penalty to contend with while El Dancer is upped in class after going very close at Lingfield last time. SALUBRIOUS had the re-opposing Princely Player well behind at Newbury when runner-up to At Fishers Cross, a subsequent winner at Cheltenham. Paul Nicholls' hurdler may have the edge in this with Harry Derham's claim helping his cause and he gets the vote. African Gold has won a couple of novice events and we'll find out how good he is today in this much better company.