Betfred Mobile Sports Challow Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599 5th £804 6th £402
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 59.70s
  • Off time: 14:47:42
Full result
Result 14:45 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Taquin Du Seuil 13/8f
2nd 4 Easter Day 9 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1F4183
Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 21
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 1F4183
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 p P Bowen J E Moore 135 25/1
2 311-122
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Ballybough Pat (IRE) 29
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 311-122
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 137 5/1
3 321-11
Yellow, royal blue seams, pink sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap Clondaw Kaempfer (IRE) 36
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 321-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 2/1
4 3-211
ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Easter Day 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 3-211
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 140 9/2
5 5354-11
Yellow, black star, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, black star Lucky Vic (IRE) 191
  • T:F Brennan
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5354-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 F Brennan S Twiston-Davies 120 66/1
6 121
Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 22
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 137 13/8f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Fingal Bay (IRE)
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
5 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1/4
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In depth

Verdict

Lucky Vic arrives in good form but it's not up to the level of today's opposition while Awaywiththegreys and Ballybough Pat have both come up short in Graded company before. Jonjo O'Neill has won this with Backspin and Wichita Lineman in recent years and TAQUIN DU SEUIL may well be of similar ability. He made amends for a setback at Ascot when beating previous winner Le Bec six lengths in a Grade 2 at Sandown in heavy ground and gets the vote to go on to better things here. Paul Nicholls last won this contest in 2006 with Denman but the progressive Easter Day faces his toughest task so far after winning at Ascot while Clondaw Kaempfer landed a Listed event at Haydock last month and the step back up in distance is no problem for the previous 2m4f winner at Aintree.

Formwatch

Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 15-8 (11-0) Held up in touch, in touch from 3 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy beating Le Bec (11-4) by 6l, 5 ran.

Easter Day 3-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, headway after 4 out, upsides after next, led last, ridden clear flat, won at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) sft in Nov beating Dursey Sound (11-6) by 4l, 8 ran.

Ballybough Pat (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 5th, challenged 2 out, ridden when hit last, no impression on winner flat, stayed on, 2nd of 17, 2 3/4l behind Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, went 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner, one pace in 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Bear's Affair (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.

Lucky Vic (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Chased leader, led 4 out, clear from 3 out, pressed last, under pressure run-in, found extra near finish, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jun beating Oca De Thaix (10-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Clondaw Kaempfer (IRE) 6-5fav (11-6) Close up, led 3 out, quickened between last 2, jumped right and hit last, ridden and ran on strongly, won at Haydock 2m Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Nov beating Lienosus (11-0) by 4l, 6 ran.