CSP Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (3yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 25.10s
  • Off time: 13:30:26
Full result
Result 13:30 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 African Gold 8/1
2nd 7 Faultless Feelings 8/1
3rd 10 Regal Approach 18 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 88-2111
Yellow, Dark Green hoop and armlets, check cap Ivor's King (IRE) 26
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 88-2111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 120 4/1f
2 8022-42
YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Otto The Great (FR) 26
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 8022-42
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 119 13/2
3 121
Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap African Gold (IRE) 27
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 121
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
4 164 11-10 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 118 8/1
4 445P-0F
Orange, Brown cap Should I Stay (FR) 91
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 445P-0F
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
4 162 11-8 T R George P J Brennan 116 66/1
5 936-841
RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Brave (IRE) 12
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 936-841
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 t K Bishop A P McCoy 115 11/2
6 3/633P-
Dark Green, Red chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Tycoons Reflection (IRE) 279
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 3/633P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 M R Channon D Elsworth 112 16/1
7 1825/85-
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Faultless Feelings (IRE) 334
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 1825/85-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 M Keighley A P Cawley 112 8/1
8 8649-0
Black and White diabolo, Red and White striped sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Baroque Man 33
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 8649-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2p1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 p1 N P Mulholland D A Jacob 110 33/1
9 364-73
Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Polarbrook (IRE) 17
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 364-73
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2p1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 p1 K C Bailey Timmy Murphy 110 6/1
10 138603/
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Regal Approach (IRE) 596
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:E Cookson
  • Form: 138603/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 107 16/1
11 P37P-34
Emerald green, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves, white spots and spots on cap John's Gem 23
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: P37P-34
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 t Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (5) 94 50/1
12 U5-4124
Dark Blue, Yellow seams, White and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap, Yellow stars Kayfrou 14
  • T:Nick Mitchell
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: U5-4124
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 Nick Mitchell Harry Derham (7) 93 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Di Kaprio (FR)
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
5 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 11/1
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In depth

Verdict

Ivor's King has already had a terrific season and was completing a hat-trick when beating OTTO THE GREAT by nine lengths at Ascot. However, he's been raised a further 13lb for that latest success which means the runner-up is 11lb better off here. Nicky Henderson's four-year-old can reverse the form and finally get his head in front today. African Gold is also interesting as he won at Wetherby after a debut second over hurdles at Carlisle while Bathwick Brave won at Uttoxeter 12 days ago, though was a long way behind Ivor's King at Wincanton last month. Polarbrook was beaten less than a length at Carlisle earlier this month and looks the pick of Kim Bailey's pair, but is 3lb higher now.

Formwatch

African Gold (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 6th, challenged 3 out, soon edged left, went 2nd approaching last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs beating Beeves (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.

Faultless Feelings (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, chased leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened from next, 5th of 14, 25l behind Bellflower Boy (11-0) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.

Regal Approach (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked winner, not fluent 8th, pushed along 15th, reminders after 15th, lost 2nd 5 out, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Galaxy Rock (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr '11.

Ivor's King (IRE) 7-2fav (10-13) Made all, stayed on strongly from 2 out, unchallenged, won at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Otto The Great (11-9) by 9l, 16 ran.

Polarbrook (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, challenging when blundered 2 out, ridden before last, rallied run-in, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Mitchell's Way (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

John's Gem 25-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, mistake 2 out, stayed on last, never nearer, 4th of 11, 23l behind Farmer Matt (10-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.

Otto The Great (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Close up, headway to chase leaders 7th, went 2nd after 3 out, no chance with winner, stayed on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.

Should I Stay (FR) (10-3) in a race won by Lucky Six (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f chs sft in Aug, 8 ran.

Tycoons Reflection (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) In rear, not fluent 2nd, blundered next, mistake 7th, soon detached, tailed off from 10th, pulled up after next, in a race won by Lively Baron (10-12) at Warwick 3m nov chs (4) gd in Feb, 5 ran.

Baroque Man 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after last (usual 4 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Sixty Something (11-7) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Kayfrou 13-2 (11-7) Held up in touch, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 9l behind Typhon De Guye (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.

Bathwick Brave (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Kusadasi (10-6) by 5l, 11 ran.