Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:40 totescoop6 Levy Board Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.30s
  • Off time: 15:44:12
15:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Celestial Halo (IRE) 12/1
2nd Torphichen 12/1
3rd Ubi Ace 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3218-13 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Celestial Halo (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 160 12/113.00
3 1-37461 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Torphichen 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 p A King W Hutchinson 140 12/113.00
4 1211-U1 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Lifestyle 4 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-6 N J Henderson Felix De Giles 134 11/26.50
5 211- White, red chevrons, white sleeves, red spots, striped cap Ruler of All (IRE) 287
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-5 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman (5) 139 22/123.00
6 231-11 Purple, Orange star, White sleeves, Orange stars, White cap, Orange star Ubi Ace 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-5 T D Walford R Walford 139 15/28.50
7 13-3U42 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Rigidity 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-3 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 137 9/110.00
8 2538-42 Emerald Green, Red diamond and diamond on cap Olofi (FR) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-2 pt T R George P J Brennan 136 3/14.00
9 337-P81 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-1 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 135 7/24.50
10 31224-4 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Pascha Bere (FR) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 b1 N J Gifford L Treadwell 133 33/134.00
11 U41302 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 10-0 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 132 11/112.00
12 232- MAUVE Secret World (IRE) 333
Nag me
8 10-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 129 16/117.00
Non runners
21/1124P-Dunraven Storm (IRE)610-8P J HobbsR Johnson142

Verdict

Celestial Halo makes a rare appearance in a handicap and, unsurprisingly, has to concede a lot of weight to his rivals. He is probably just short of top class nowadays and, subsequently, difficult to place though was left clear to win the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton two runs ago when Grandouet fell and will ensure this is run at a good gallop. Tuesday's Kempton winner Lifestyle looks vulnerable under a penalty, while fellow recent scorers Torphichen and Tenor Nivernais may also find this company too hot. But the in-form Ubi Ace has travelled down from Yorkshire again after winning at Sandown earlier this month and has claims along with Olofi, who hasn't had much luck since winning at Cheltenham two years ago and ran another fine race behind Brampour at that track last month. RIGIDITY had some decent form for Edward O'Grady in Ireland last season and has settled in well to his new surroundings. His close-up second in a Listed event at Ascot two weeks ago was another step in the right direction and he can go one better in this.