John Haine Memorial Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • (4yo, 2m 3f, Class 3, 11 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 40.60s
  • Off time: 16:06:19
Full result
Result 16:05 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Aldopicgros 7/2
2nd 10 Dolores Delightful 9 10/3f
3rd 9 Refer 5 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 163
YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Fitzwilly 7
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 163
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
4 166 11-12 M R Channon A P McCoy 130 15/2
2 1-32431
EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Aldopicgros (FR) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 1-32431
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
4 162 11-8 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 126 7/2
3 41
Yellow and light blue stripes, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, yellow cap, light blue stars Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 22
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L P Aspell
  • Form: 41
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 O Sherwood L P Aspell 120 11/1
4 133
Light blue, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 168
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 133
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
4 155 11-1 P W Flynn B J Geraghty 119 5/1
5 2F6
Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Brave Helios 31
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 2F6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 J G Portman R Thornton 117 16/1
6 2553
Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Cafe Au Lait 14
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2553
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 pt A Middleton T Scudamore 116 10/1
7 350
Purple and white check, white cap Andi'amu (FR) 94
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 350
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-10p1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
4 150 10-10 p1 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 114 16/1
8 33410
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Keychain (IRE) 106
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 33410
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 B G Powell Brendan Powell 113 40/1
9 12455
White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Refer 106
  • T:P W Middleton
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 12455
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 p P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 113 20/1
10 744
Emerald green, orange stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Dolores Delightful (FR) 82
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 744
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
4 146 10-6 Nick Williams R Johnson 110 10/3f
11 U753
Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Shalianzi (IRE) 38
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Mr G Gorman
  • Form: U753
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0v
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 v G L Moore Mr G Gorman (7) 101 12/1

In depth

Verdict

Aldopicgros finally got off the mark over hurdles at Wincanton last month but this is a more competitive affair and he has his fair share of weight, as does recent course winner Stiff Upper Lip and Fitzwilly. Café Au Lait was third off Sandown off today's mark, though still beaten eight lengths. Barry Geraghty looks a significant booking for Paul Flynn's SEEYOUALLINCOPPERS, who took well to hurdles in the autumn when coming up against some useful rivals. The lack of a recent run is a bit of a worry but connections may have been waiting for the faster ground and he has every chance on the form book. French import Dolores Delightful may do better now going handicapping but will have to prove herself on the quicker surface.

Formwatch

Aldopicgros (FR) 5-1 (10-7) In touch, headway to track leaders 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led 2 out, about 1 length ahead last, hard driven flat, strongly pressed in closing stages, just held on, all out, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb beating Headly's Bridge (11-3) by hd, 12 ran.

Dolores Delightful (FR) 10-1 (10-3) Took keen hold, held up, headway to chase leaders 5th, went 2nd 3 out, joined leader and challenged soon after, lost 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 4th soon after, 4th of 7, 17l behind Down Ace (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f (1) hvy in Dec.

Refer 25-1 (10-1) Mid-divison on outside, chased leaders after 3 out, outpaced next, plugged on again under pressure flat, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 8l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

Fitzwilly 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led approaching 4th, headed next, kept on well, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Oscar Hoof (11-7) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.

Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th 3 out, struggling from before straight, moderate 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Lindenhurst (10-11) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl in Oct.

Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Tracked clear leader, closed approaching 2nd, upsides next, led 3 out, clear before next, kept on strongly, very easily, won at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Strong Conviction (10-12) by 20l, 7 ran.

Cafe Au Lait 8-1 (11-0) Pressed leader, led narrowly soon after 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no chance with easy winner, lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Dormello Mo (11-8) at Sandown 2m (3) sft.

Andi'amu (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 3rd, ridden after 3 out, weakened soon after, 11th of 14, 32l behind Dawalan (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Keychain (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, weakened soon after, 10th of 15, 24l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

Brave Helios 33-1 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, outpaced next, 6th of 14, 16l behind Dawalan (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Shalianzi (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before next, kept on to 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Vandross (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.