Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 55.40s
  • Off time: 13:50:39
Full result
Result 13:50 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Montbazon 9/4
2nd 4 Vulcanite 7 10/3
3rd 1 All The Aces 6 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 21
RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap All The Aces (IRE) 48
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 21
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 4/1
2 1212
White, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green cap Colour Squadron (IRE) 41
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1212
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 141 2/1f
3 212-321
Yellow, Red spots Montbazon (FR) 18
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 212-321
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 A King R Thornton 140 9/4
4 21
Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Vulcanite (IRE) 30
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 C E Longsdon P J Brennan 10/3
6 6/47-475
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Presenting Ace (IRE) 39
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 6/47-475
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t D Pipe T Scudamore 66/1
7 422
Yellow and Purple diamonds, White sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Royal Commission (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 422
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 20/1
8 2/F
DARK BLUE and WHITE diabolo, hooped sleeves, RED cap Tanerko Emery (FR) 23
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 2/F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 66/1
9 002147
Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Taratata Sivola (FR) 107
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr K Edgar
  • Form: 002147
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 p D Pipe Mr K Edgar (7) 100/1
10 60
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Tory Massini (IRE) 71
  • T:T R George
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 60
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 T R George L Heard 200/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 5
Oscar's Secret (IRE) 71
  • Nag Me
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 112 K C Bailey J M Maguire NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Al Ferof (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Skelton
6 11-8 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 1/4
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In depth

Verdict

Colour Squadron got the better of MONTBAZON over C&D in December and has since run Captain Conan to a short-head in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown. Alan King's five-year-old was making his debut over hurdles that day, however, and will know more today. He hardly came off the bridle when scoring at Plumpton subsequently and looks a smart performer in the making. All The Aces was a decent performer on the Flat and got off the mark over timber at the second time of asking over C&D on New Year's Eve. He is also capable of improvement while Vulcanite was a very easy winner at Southwell following a solid debut second at Kempton, though holds an alternative engagement at Sandown today. Royal Commission was fair second at Lingfield last month but this looks a much stronger heat.

Formwatch

Oscar's Secret (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, stayed on approaching last, never on terms, 5th of 16, 14l behind Hit The Headlines (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Montbazon (FR) Evens0fav (11-4) Close 5th on outside, hit 5th, went 2nd before and went right 3 out, led travelling well before next, came clear from 2 out, brushed last, easily, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan beating Victor Leudorum (11-4) by 15l, 10 ran.

Vulcanite (IRE) 1-4fav (11-4) Raced keenly, with leaders, led 6th, quickened clear between last 2, cmfortably, won at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan beating Spiekeroog (11-4) by 7l, 14 ran.

All The Aces (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 4th led 4 out, over 2 lengths ahead and in command when went left and mistake 2 out, recovered and came clear again before last, eased closing stages, won at Newbury 2m hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Destroyer Deployed (11-0) by 4l, 7 ran.

Presenting Ace (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, jumped right 1st, stayed on from 2 out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 26l behind Darlan (11-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.

Tanerko Emery (FR) 11-1 (11-4) Led, fell 2nd, in a race won by Tour D'argent (11-8) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 16 ran.

Royal Commission (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Soon in touch, went 3rd before 5th, went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression from last, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Poole Master (11-7) at Lingfield 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Taratata Sivola (FR) 9-2 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along 4th, weakened from 6 out, last of 7, well behind Renard (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Tory Massini (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 12th of 15, 44l behind Viking Ridge (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Dec.

Colour Squadron (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Led, hit 4th and 3 out, hanging left approaching 2 out, narrowly ahead when continued to hang badly left after last, narrowly headed final 180 yards, rallied close home, just failed, not recover, 2nd of 5, shd behind Captain Conan (11-7) at Sandown 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Jan.