Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:05 Bathwick Tyres Challow Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.75s
  • Off time: 15:07:06
15:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fingal Bay (IRE) 1/4
2nd Ballyrock (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 82/216-1 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Ballyrock (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-7 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 25/126.00
2 3-351 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 123 16/117.00
3 552-121 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 126 16/117.00
4 1-111 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Fingal Bay (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 149 1/41.25
6 11 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 40
Nag me
4 11-7 N J Henderson D Bass 5/16.00
Non runners
5F/11-2FHard To Swallow (IRE)511-7M KeighleyA P Cawley

Verdict

FINGAL BAY has passed every test so far with flying colours, finding plenty to maintain his unbeaten record under Rules when challenged by the well-regarded Simonsig in a Grade 2 at Sandown last time. Also successful at Chepstow and Cheltenham this season at that level, he can take this slight elevation in class in his stride. Top Of The Range is also unbeaten so far and can only improve on his Ffos Las win, which proved he handles soft ground. Ballyrock upset hotpot One Term at Hereford earlier this month and Double Ross won easily at Folkestone but both have a lot more on their plate here while Fill The Power has already been beaten in a handicap. Hard To Swallow was just starting to feel the pinch when he fell behind the selection at Chepstow in October and will struggle to turn things around today after a break.