Physicool 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (In Aid Of West Berkshire Mencap) 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 25.30s
  • Off time: 14:21:12

Full Result

14:20 Newbury
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Big Hands Harry N J Henderson 5 10-12 B J Geraghty 8/11f
SP 8/11f Tracked leaders, challenged on inside travelling well 3 out, led after 2 out, soon clear, easily £1600-£2200 £400-£550
2nd 10 13 Ziga Boy (FR) A King 5 10-12 Jack Doyle 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division, steady headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance 2 out, ridden and went 2nd before last, no chance with easy winner, clear 2nd opened 16/1
3rd 11 6 Flintham M Bradstock 5 10-12 Nico de Boinville (5) 80/1
SP 80/1 Pressed leader, not fluent 6th, led narrowly approaching 3 out, driven and headed after 2 out, stayed on same pace and no chance with easy winner, no extra in 3rd before last opened 100/1 £3000-£30
4th 8 5 Fine Words A King 6 10-12 R Thornton 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in mid-division, steady headway to chase leaders 3 out, 4th and not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and no extra before last
5th 26 7 Foxtail Hill (IRE) Miss R Curtis 5 10-12 J E Moore 66/1
SP 66/1 Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened soon after opened 50/1
6th 14 2 Pink Gin J A B Old 6 11-4 t M D Grant 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders on inside, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next
7th 14 1 Boogie In The Barn (IRE) J Scott 6 11-4 Nick Scholfield 11/4
SP 11/4 Went keen to post, took keen hold, led, dived at 6th, pushed along and headed approaching 3 out, weakened before next
8th 23 12 Withoutdefavourite (IRE) Henry Oliver 6 10-12 R Johnson 33/1
SP 33/1 Always towards rear, hit 5th, tailed off when went left 2 out
9th 11 8 Lightning Moley (IRE) Miss T Watkins 11 10-12 t Benjamin Poste (5) 100/1
SP 100/1 Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off
PU 3 Abbey Court (IRE) N J Henderson 6 10-12 D Bass 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division, jumped slowly 4th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off and pulled up approaching 2 out
PU 9 Matripajo (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 5 10-12 A P McCoy 33/1
SP 33/1 Towards rear, hit 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
PU 10 Smart Story F M O'Brien 7 10-12 P J Brennan 100/1
SP 100/1 Towards rear, blundered badly and slithered on landing 1st, soon pulled up
PU 11 Upham Running (IRE) Mrs K A Buckett 6 10-12 Kieron Edgar (5) 100/1
SP 100/1 Soon tailed off in rear, went left 4 out, pulled up before next

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.60 Tote Place £1.10 £2.40 £10.30 Straight Forecast £13.04 Exacta £13.60 Trifecta £192.50 Swingers 1&2 £3.10, 2&3 £30.80, 1&3 £21.30

Placepot £210.90, Pool: £74303.86, 257.1 winning tickets
Quadpot £61.80, Pool: £4876.21, 58.3 winning tickets

Analysis

Nicky Henderson: "I do hope the handicapper won't over-react - he has won a very moderate contest in very bad ground. He'll go chasing next year."