Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 2, 18 runners)
  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855 5th £427 6th £215
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 14.00s
  • Off time: 13:51:04
Full result
Result 13:50 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Master Of The Sea 8/1
2nd 6 Captain Sunshine 4 8/1
3rd 3 Barafundle 11/1
4th 9 Araldur 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 260-044
Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Five Dream (FR) 70
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 260-044
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 145 40/1
2 0/4FP-2P
White, black cap Spirit River (FR) 44
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Jeremiah McGrath
  • Form: 0/4FP-2P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (5) 142 28/1
3 2210/42
Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Barafundle (IRE) 42
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 2210/42
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 140 11/1
4 3P2-178
White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 77
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 3P2-178
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 L A Dace Joshua Moore (3) 140 25/1
5 11P-445
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Knock A Hand (IRE) 28
  • T:R Lee
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 11P-445
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 p R Lee R Johnson 139 11/1
6 11-6R7F
Royal Blue, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Captain Sunshine 28
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 11-6R7F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 136 8/1
7 1442-28
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Water Garden (FR) 242
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 1442-28
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 p D Pipe Timmy Murphy 133 20/1
8 140-435
Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 57
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 140-435
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 p T R George P J Brennan 133 6/1j
9 206P-14
Yellow, Red spots Araldur (FR) 28
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 206P-14
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 A King R Thornton 133 16/1
10 UPP-1F3
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Minella Class (IRE) 32
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: UPP-1F3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13t1
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 t1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 16/1
11 466111
ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Master Of The Sea (IRE) 23
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 466111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 8/1
12 PP2050
Black, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Oscar Prairie (IRE) 15
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:Will Pettis
  • Form: PP2050
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 W Greatrex Will Pettis (10) 130 50/1
13 221371
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 39
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 221371
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 130 10/1
14 11F-882
Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Rangitoto (IRE) 45
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 11F-882
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 130 6/1j
15 22P-114
Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Arkose (IRE) 63
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 22P-114
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 O Sherwood L Aspell 129 14/1
16 222664
emerald green, mauve cap Dolatulo (FR) 15
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 222664
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 W Greatrex T Scudamore 127 33/1
17 031/3-2P
Maroon, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Lundy Sky 71
  • T:A G Newcombe
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 031/3-2P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 A G Newcombe A Thornton 126 40/1
18 664-512
Black and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Fred The Shred (IRE) 35
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:Mr J Park
  • Form: 664-512
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 K Bishop Mr J Park (7) 123 9/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Knock A Hand (IRE)
  • T:R Lee
  • J:R Johnson
7 11-1 R Lee R Johnson 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

This is easily Master Of The Sea's toughest task to date but he's come on in leaps and bounds since the autumn. Monetary Fund is usually thereabouts and got back to winning ways at Musselburgh last month while Rangitoto went close over 2m6f at Wincanton last time, though is another 5lb higher here. Araldur and Minella Class could make their presence felt but Captain Sunshine has disappointed this season and Water Garden lacks a recent run and may have targets later this spring. Barafundle was just caught at Doncaster last time but is another still climbing the weights and Sivola De Sivola appears to lack an extra gear while Arkose came unstuck behind Araldur at Sandown in December. Last year's winner KNOCK A HAND reverted to hurdles at Warwick last time and ran well for a long way when fifth behind Ely Brown. He may be a little sharper here and is fancied to stage a repeat.

Formwatch

Master Of The Sea (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Held up in touch on inside, closed after 3 out, challenging when mistake 2 out, ridden and edged left before leading last, stayed on well to draw clear final 100 yards, won at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan beating Highland Retreat (11-0) by 5l, 13 ran.

Captain Sunshine 10-1 (10-6) Led in start, held up in rear, only 6th and plenty to do 2 out, staying on to dispute 3rd but no impression on winner when fell last, in a race won by Oscara Dara (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Jan, 18 ran.

Barafundle (IRE) 3-1fav (11-6) Prominent, led 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, headed 110 yards out, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Storm Survivor (9-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.

Araldur (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, hit 5th, good headway 4 out, chasing leaders when mistake 2 out, one pace and held when left 4th and slightly hampered last, 4th of 18, 9l behind Oscara Dara (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Jan.

Dolatulo (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sam Winner (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Water Garden (FR) 2-1fav (11-10) Held up in touch on outside, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off next, 8th of 9, well behind Sansili (10-3) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.

Monetary Fund (USA) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden and stayed on to go clear flat, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan beating Powerful Ambition (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.

Sivola De Sivola (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, ridden and one pace approaching last, no impression flat, 5th of 12, 16l behind At Fishers Cross (10-12) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

American Spin 10-1 (11-11) Led, pushed along and headed before 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 28l behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Rangitoto (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway to chase winner 2 out, every chance last, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Close House (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Oscar Prairie (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 21l behind Dr Livingstone (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Jan.

Five Dream (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Disputed lead, driven approaching 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, weakened to 4th last, last of 4, 27l behind Big Buck's (11-8) at Newbury 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec.

Arkose (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Prominent, every chance when not fluent last, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 7l behind Araldur (10-11) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.

Knock A Hand (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, soon ridden, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 18, 17l behind Ely Brown (11-0) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.

Spirit River (FR) 4-1 (11-11) Jumped left and raced on outside, led until 2nd, led 3rd, headed before 9th, ridden 13th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Mister Hyde (10-13) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.

Lundy Sky 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led 2nd, not fluent 3rd, headed next, left in lead after 5th, headed before next, not fluent 9th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov, 17 ran.

Fred The Shred (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, driven next, stayed on, held by winner flat, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Amigo (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.

Minella Class (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up, hampered 1st, not fluent 6th, headway 3 out, weakened 3 out, 3rd of 6, 48l behind Same Difference (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Jan.