Sportingbet Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 2, 10 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 45.90s
  • Off time: 14:35:33
Full result
Result 14:35 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 At Fishers Cross 4/1
2nd 7 Salubrious 6 5/2f
3rd 9 Ardlui 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/0P26-7
Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Topolski (IRE) 21
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 1/0P26-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t1 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 138 50/1
2 62/331-
Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Kingcora (FR) 406
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 62/331-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
4 164 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 136 25/1
3 2412-12
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 41
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 2412-12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 136 9/2
4 1/01B09-
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Star of Angels 217
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 1/01B09-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8b
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 b D Pipe T Scudamore 134 20/1
5 P2-1487
Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Passato (GER) 28
  • T:Miss J S Davis
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: P2-1487
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8pt
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 pt Miss J S Davis D A Jacob 134 66/1
6 230-590
Light green, dark blue and light green hooped sleeves, orange cap, white stars Hunting Tower 56
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 230-590
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 130 66/1
7 171-4
Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 171-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 P F Nicholls R Walsh 129 5/2f
8 24416-2
Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 41
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 24416-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 127 7/1
9 3130-
Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Ardlui (IRE) 29
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 3130-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 A King R Thornton 125 10/3
10 1125-1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 20
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1125-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 122 4/1

In depth

Verdict

Princely Player, beaten less than a length in a Listed hurdle over a shorter trip at Kempton after winning at Exeter, is one for the short-list here as is Salubrious, who was a solid fourth in a Grade 3 handicap at Chepstow on his reappearance. At Fishers Cross landed the odds at Ffos Las last month and is unexposed while Scots Gaelic was in good form on the Flat in Ireland before joining Tim Vaughan and looks a better bet than new stablemate Hunting Tower. ARDLUI is another who has been running well on the level and he won a 2m handicap on soft ground at Newmarket last month. The four-year-old also won over hurdles here a year ago and is probably still on a decent mark so gets the nod. Star Of Angels is capable on his day but lacks a recent run.

Formwatch

At Fishers Cross (IRE) 4-7fav (10-12) Tracked leader, not fluent 1st or when challenging 5th, led last, eased clear, readily, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Copper Birch (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Salubrious (IRE) 5-2fav (10-10) Took keen nhold, chased leader, led 4 out, ridden and headed approaching next, ridden and no extra when dropped to 4th 2 out, 4th of 13, 7l behind Lamb Or Cod (10-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Oct.

Ardlui (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 15th of 24, 24l behind Une Artiste (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar.

Star of Angels 9-1 (11-4) In touch on inside, ridden and weakened 3 out, 9th of 17, 35l behind Gibb River (11-7) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr.

Princely Player (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, went 2nd before 2 out until approaching last, went 2nd again flat, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Hawkhill (11-6) at Kempton 2m Listed nov hdl (1) gd in Oct.

Passato (GER) 25-1 (10-12) Went right 1st, chased leaders, went 2nd briefly after 2nd, chased leaders until weakened approaching 6th, 7th of 12, 12l behind Gus Macrae (9-12) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov.

Kingcora (FR) (10-7) won at Enghien(FR) 2m 1f hdl sft in Oct '11 beating Catch One (10-7) by 5l, 14 ran.

Hunting Tower 12-1 (10-8) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 12th of 20, 42l behind Heaney (10-4) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Oct.

Scots Gaelic (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Settled behind leaders, mistake 4th, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, improved to 2nd after 3 out, challenged briefly before 2 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no impression winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Foildubh (11-8) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct.

Topolski (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along 5th, weakened after 3 out, last of 7, 39l behind Zarkandar (11-10) at Wincanton 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.