13:40 Newbury Wed 16 January 2019

  • Watch Racing TV With Free Trial Now Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 69y, Good
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£4,549.002nd£1,336.003rd£668.004th£334.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 5.4sOff time:13:40:42
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1
610-12OR:
50/1

Tailed off in both starts to date, a bumper at Ffos Las and novice hurdle at Taunton. Top connections and time on his side but this likely come too soon.

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2
510-12OR:
50/1

58-rated flat performer made slight progress latest when midfield in a Chepstow maiden hurdle despite racing keenly. Surprise if he doesn't find few too good.

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3
710-12OR:
40/1

Some ability shown in bumpers following two fifths with a recent slightly disappointing ninth of 11. Worth watching on hurdles bow but unlikely to be significantly involved.

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4
610-12OR:
25/1

Son of top jumps sire Scorpion was too keen on debut in a bumper at Chepstow last month and paid the price ending up a remote sixth of eight. Plenty more to come with time but can only be watched here.

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5
510-12OR:
33/1

47-rated 16 race flat maiden ran fair races in three flat contests for this yard. Not the most appealing hurdles newcomer but this yard often wins with such modest looking recruits.

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6
610-12OR:
25/1

No obvious signs of progress from first to second hurdle race where he finished ninth of 18 at Bangor beaten 34L. Has experience edge on many here so not ruled out from a place point of view.

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7
610-12OR: 127
1/2

Bumper winner and Grade Two placed in same sphere. Brought down at the first on hurdles bow but showed he should soon be winning when second at Warwick. Too keen here over 2m4f latest but still fourth and claims look rock solid.

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8
610-12OR: D
50/1

73-rated flat performer effective at up to 2m was a little disappointing on hurdles bow finishing 15th of 16 although that race was red hot (winner fancied by some for Supreme at Cheltenham). Fare better here but risky nevertheless.

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9
510-12OR:
5/1

Promise in both hurdle races here, eighth of 20 in November and sixth of 16 latest behind hot prospect Champagne Platinum. This almost certainly will prove easier so has genuine claims now.

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10
510-12OR:
100/1

49-rated flat maiden made little impression in two hurdles starts and was well behind Howling Milan here latest at 200/1. Handicaps await.

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11
610-12OR:
20/1

Midfield in a bumper in November at Uttoxeter, his only start to date. Was well fancied there so suspect he shows ability and wouldn't be a major surprise if he makes a bold showing on hurdles bow.

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12
610-12OR:
33/1

Well held in a hurdle back in 2016 and same story in two recent starts also. Handicaps await after this one would imagine.

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13
510-12OR:
7/1

Winner of lone flat race, a 1m2½f Dundalk maiden for John Joseph Murphy in October. Well bred for hurdles and joined prolific yard so very much of interest on stable/hurdle bow.

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14
610-12OR:
14/1

Burst blood vessels on debut in Ireland and then missed almost a year before second in a small field bumper. Pitched in at the deep end on stable bow in a Grade Two at Ascot so fare better here and place possibilities.

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15
510-5OR:
80/1

55 rated dual flat winner beat in excess of 40L in both hurdle races to date. Of no obvious appeal here.

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16
510-5OR: C
66/1

70-rated three time flat scorer over 1m makes her hurdles debut here. Surface will suit and also make stamina more likely to prove sufficient. Not totally ruled out.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Whatswrongwithyou710-127/4
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville

Betting

Forecast

Harambe (1/2), Howling Milan (5/1), Point Taken (7/1), Sunday At Augusta (14/1), Oscar Maguire (20/1), Discko Des Plages (25/1), Born To Sting (25/1), Petite Jack (33/1), Clearance (33/1), Big 'n Better (40/1), Avantgardist (50/1), Hawkerland (50/1), Anniversary Gift (50/1), Kyllachys Tale (66/1), Born To Please (80/1), Light Gunner (100/1)

Verdict

HARAMBE was a smart bumper performer and after two promising efforts over hurdles he looks the one they all have to beat here. Howling Milan ran well here in a hot contest last time out and rates the biggest danger. Of the hurdling newcomers Point Taken, winner of his only flat start makes the most appeal.
  1. Harambe
  2. Howling Milan
  3. Point Taken

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