Betfred Goals Galore Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 2, 9 runners)
  • Winner £12,825 2nd £3,788 3rd £1,894 4th £947 5th £474 6th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 45.95s
  • Off time: 15:17:59
Full result
Result 15:15 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 African Gold 4/1
2nd 4 El Dancer nk 16/1
3rd 3 Bakbenscher 10/3j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2247/14-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Any Given Day (IRE) 385
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 2247/14-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 155 12/1
2 61229/0
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 42
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 61229/0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 Miss E C Lavelle B J Geraghty 140 18/1
3 31U/501
Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher (ex6) 7
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 31U/501
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 A King W Hutchinson 129 10/3j
4 50-2182
Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 14
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 50-2182
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4p
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 p Mrs L Wadham Aidan Coleman 133 16/1
5 171-42
Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 171-42
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 133 10/3j
6 412-125
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 28
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 412-125
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 17/2
7 232226
Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Dolatulo (FR) 21
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 232226
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 140 10-0 W Greatrex Brendan Powell (3) 128 25/1
8 1211
Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap African Gold (IRE) 30
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1211
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 126 4/1
9 11433-5
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 15
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 11433-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 140 10-0 N J Henderson Peter Carberry (5) 125 6/1

In depth

Verdict

Haydock winner Any Given Day returns from over a year off the track but has gone well fresh before and is not easily overlooked. Bakbenscher has also won at Haydock but that was only a week ago and he has a penalty to contend with while El Dancer is upped in class after going very close at Lingfield last time. SALUBRIOUS had the re-opposing Princely Player well behind at Newbury when runner-up to At Fishers Cross, a subsequent winner at Cheltenham. Paul Nicholls' hurdler may have the edge in this with Harry Derham's claim helping his cause and he gets the vote. African Gold has won a couple of novice events and we'll find out how good he is today in this much better company.

Formwatch

African Gold (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, led 3 out, soon strongly challenged, held on under pressure, all out, won at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov beating Faultless Feelings (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.

El Dancer (GER) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, led after next, headed 2 out, rallied flat, kept on well, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Grafite (10-2) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy.

Bakbenscher 4-1fav (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon chasing leaders, led after last, stayed on well, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) hvy beating Top Wood (10-8) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Top Of The Range (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced on outside 3 out, never reached leaders, 5th of 17, 24l behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy.

Salubrious (IRE) 5-2fav (11-3) Held up behind, headway into mid-division 5th, chased leaders under pressure before 2 out, ridden to challenge and every chance after last, not pace of winer final 110 yards, 2nd of 10, 6l behind At Fishers Cross (10-10) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft.

Dolatulo (FR) 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, headed before next, weakening when mistake last, 6th of 12, 17l behind Petit Robin (11-5) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) sft.

Any Given Day (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Held up in last pair in touch, 4th and ridden before last, no impression with leaders, 4th of 5, 17l behind Oscar Whisky (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec '11.

Bouggler 28-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened and eased before 2 out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Goulanes (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Nov.

Princely Player (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, driven 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, 5th of 10, 18l behind At Fishers Cross (10-10) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft.