British Stallion Studs E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 3f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 3f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 0.80s
  • Off time: 15:01:22
Full result
Result 15:00 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Uxizandre 5/1
2nd 2 Drum Valley 7 14/1
3rd 1 Brassick 1 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-21
Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Brassick 45
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1-21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 t C E Longsdon N Fehily 7/1
2 74-21
Maroon, Black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Drum Valley 35
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 74-21
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 O Sherwood D Elsworth 123 14/1
3 46-3213
Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 56
  • T:J L Spearing
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 46-3213
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 J L Spearing J E Moore 117 40/1
4 12
Light green and purple check, light green sleeves, purple cap Benefit Cut (IRE) 30
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs P Robeson T J O'Brien 25/1
5
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Billing (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 25/1
6 F-
Purple, Red epaulets Cocktails At Dawn 283
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: F-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 2/1f
7 243-5
Dark blue and light blue stripes, white sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Dalavar (IRE) 47
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 243-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 A King W Hutchinson 33/1
8 4/3652-2
Mauve, Dark Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Fergall (IRE) 26
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: 4/3652-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 120 8/1
9 60-36
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 26
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 60-36
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 50/1
10 1/410-
Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Royal Guardsman (IRE) 280
  • T:Mrs S Nock
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1/410-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs S Nock P J Brennan 3/1
11 0-60
Dark Blue, Emerald Green cross belts and sleeves, Pink cap Uncle Pettit (IRE) 20
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 0-60
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J G Portman Hadden Frost 150/1
12 23
EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Uxizandre (FR) 27
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 23
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 A King R Thornton 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Broadbackbob (IRE)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
6 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Fergall ran well on his reappearance at Ascot and has every chance in this. Brassick made a winning start over hurdles at Huntingdon and has scope for further improvement while Pearls Legend won at Worcester in the summer, though it's a worry that he was well beaten on soft ground at Fontwell last time. Uxizandre was expected to open his account at Market Rasen last month but could only manage third. He may have needed that but we still prefer DRUM VALLEY here. Oliver Sherwood's gelding showed he was heading in the right direction with a comfortable victory at Bangor and can follow up under a penalty. Benefit Cut and Royal Guardsman may be best of the rest though Billing and Cocktails At Dawn should be monitored for future reference.

Formwatch

Uxizandre (FR) 1-2fav (10-12) Held up, ridden and headway between 3 out and 2 out, jumped left and led briefly last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind The Mumper (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Drum Valley 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, switched outside to challenge approaching 3 out, led soon after, ridden last, kept on, won at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Beauboreen (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Brassick 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, slow 4 out, led before 2 out,strongly challenged when mistake last, kept on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Present View (10-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Cocktails At Dawn 9-4 (11-7) Ld, strongly pressed after 2out, dropped to 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Old Kilcash (11-7) at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 12 ran.

Royal Guardsman (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, not much room 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 20, 17l behind Champagne Fever (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Mar.

Fergall (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, led and clear, jumped right 1st, came back to field 5th, mistake 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed flat, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Dalavar (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, some headway 6th, weakened before next, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Coneygree (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Pearls Legend 9-2 (11-5) Settled towards rear but in touch, headway 5th, every chance 3 out, weakened next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 6, 49l behind Easter Day (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Flaming Charmer (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistakes, outpaced 4 out, stayed on flat, no impression, 6th of 12, 21l behind Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Benefit Cut (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Held up, pulled hard, mistake 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd 2 out, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Tealissio (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Uncle Pettit (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Prominent, outpaced over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 11th of 16, well behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.

Billing (IRE) Milan gelding out of Melodic Tune.