Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 16 runners)
  • Winner £6,262 2nd £1,850 3rd £925 4th £463 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.40s
  • Off time: 11:55:27

Full Result

11:55 Newbury
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 2 Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) Dr R D P Newland 4 11-0 R Johnson 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2nd, led approaching 3 out, joined and went left 2 out, strongly pressed when mistake and headed after last, rallied gamely under strong pressure to lead again close home opened 11/1 £3600-£300
2nd ¾ 12 Secret World (IRE) N J Henderson 7 11-0 B J Geraghty 5/2
SP 5/2 Keen enough early, held up in 5th, went 3rd before 4th, chased leader 3 out, challenged 2 out, narrow lead before last, driven and stayed on until no extra and headed close home £2250-£1000
3rd 9 1 Dona A King 6 11-5 Wayne Hutchinson 2/1f
SP 2/1f Mid-division, headway after 4out, chased leading duo 3 out, soon ridden one pace and well held next, clear 3rd best opened 3/1 £3500-£1000 £1400-£400 £1500-£500(x2) £1200-£400 £2500-£1000 £1350-£600
4th 10 9 Lieutenant Miller N J Henderson 4 11-0 A Tinkler 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, stayed on to modest 4th after 2 out
5th 8 8 General Eliott (IRE) F E Sutherland 5 11-0 James Banks (7) 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind, some headway when mistake 3 out, no impression soon after
6th 10 7 Fight Club (GER) B J Llewellyn 9 11-0 D A Jacob 100/1
SP 100/1 Mid-division, headway to 4th before 2 out, weakened after 2 out
7th 13 Shalambar (IRE) A W Carroll 4 11-0 D F O'Regan 80/1
SP 80/1 Keen hold in touch, ridden and no extra before 3 out
8th 2 14 Teshali (IRE) P F Nicholls 4 11-0 Timmy Murphy 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division, headway after 4 out, not fluent and weakened next opened 8/1
9th 4 3 Arbayoun (IRE) F E Sutherland 5 11-0 Mr Jamie Jenkinson (7) 200/1
SP 200/1 Mistake 3rd, behind most of way, tailed off
10th 20 6 Eastern Supreme (IRE) K C Bailey 5 11-0 t J M Maguire 50/1
SP 50/1 Led, not fluent 3rd, ridden and headed when stumbled badly 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off
11th 4 Champs De Bleu (FR) G L Moore 7 11-0 A Glassonbury 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind, ridden and struggling 4 out, blundered 3 out and last, tailed off
12th 2 5 Classic Vintage (USA) Mrs A J Perrett 4 11-0 L P Aspell 4/1
SP 4/1 Close up in 5th until ridden and weakened before 2 out, tailed off opened 7/2 £4000-£1000(x2) £2000-£500(x2)
13th dist 10 Lombok G L Moore 4 11-0 J E Moore 33/1
SP 33/1 Towards rear, hit 2nd, behind and no chance when went right 3 out, tailed off opened 28/1
14th 10 16 Vesey Lodge (IRE) Jennie Candlish 4 11-0 A O'keeffe 14/1
SP 14/1 Chased leader, not fluent 1st, lost 2nd and slow next, behind from after 4th, soon tailed off opened 16/1
15th 11 17 Waldsee (GER) S Curran 5 11-0 A Freeman (5) 200/1
SP 200/1 Always behind, tailed off when mistakes 2 out and last
PU 11 Opera Prince Lady Herries 5 11-0 L Treadwell 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind, hit 2nd, tailed off when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
NR 15 Tiger Bay (IRE) Noel T Chance 6 11-0 W T Kennedy

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £10.20 Tote Place £2.60,£2.30,£1.30 Straight Forecast £31.93 Exacta £46.90 Trifecta £59.20 Swingers 1&2:£7.60 2&3:£1.60 1&3:£5.60

Jackpot £15,041.40, Pool: £21185.17, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot £69.40, Pool: £185372.73, 1947.38 winning tickets
Quadpot £18.30, Pool: £13598.75, 547.05 winning tickets


ACT OF KALANISI looks a decent purchase at 32,000 guineas following a good performance on his hurdling bow for Dr Richard Newland. The gelding won four times on the Flat for Mark Johnston and ran from a mark of 80 when finishing in midfield in the Cesarewitch last month. The race-fitness of the winner was certainly to his advantage with Secret World (rated 98 on the level) having been absent since June 2008 and it was not unexpected as he was quite well backed. He was always to the fore in a slowly run race and certainly hurdled well in the main with his only mistakes of note coming at the last two flights having taken over from the long-time leader Eastern Supreme at the third last. He was headed by Secret World but battled back very gamely under a strong ride and it would be no surprise if he were to prove better over further given how well he stayed on the Flat; he was given a quote for the Supreme Novices' but he has a long way to go to justify a place in the line-up and the handicap route looks more likely at this stage. In contrast, there were stamina concerns for Secret World who did most of his racing at about a mile on the Flat but he certainly saw the trip out well enough. He travelled well just in behind the pace and hurdled well but just bumped into a stronger rival on the day; better ground and a sharper track may see him in a better light but this was a satisfactory start to his career. Dona was well backed having impressively won a handicap from a mark of 110 (raised to 125) on his seasonal return; he was settled in midfield, made good progress to track the principals through and had every chance but was readily outpointed; he looks to be the best guide to the race. Lieutenant Miller shaped with abundant promise having cut little ice in two runs in bumpers and should win a modest race and could progress but the relative proximity of General Eliott and Fight Club also suggests that the form is only average although both were decent on the level in their prime. Classic Vintage and Teshali were disappointing and will need to improve for time/experience.