Betfair Weighed In Podcast Newton Novices' Hurdle (Listed) (GBB Race) 1m 7f 144y

  • (4yo+, 1m 7f 144y, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332 5th £670 6th £335
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 43.77s
  • Off time: 12:10:51
Full result
Result 12:10 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Barrichello 7/4f
2nd 3 It's Good To Laugh 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 4-1
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Sonigino (FR) 168
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:H Cobden
  • Form: 4-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 128
4 157 11-3 P F Nicholls H Cobden 128
2 22222-1
Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Barrichello 10
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:B S Hughes
  • Form: 22222-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 127
5 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 127
3 11
WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap It's Good To Laugh (IRE) 42
  • T:J Candlish
  • J:Sean Quinlan
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
4 154 11-0 J Candlish Sean Quinlan 125
4 21-4
Light blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Knickerbockerglory (IRE) 22
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 21-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
5 154 11-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton
6 24-31
Dark blue, white cross belts, red sleeves, white armlets, hooped cap Haute Estime (IRE) 48
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 24-31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
4 147 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
5 15-1
Might I (IRE) 30
  • Distance Winner
  • T:H Fry
  • J:Lorcan Murtagh
  • Form: 15-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
5 H Fry Lorcan Murtagh

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020   Llandinabo Lad
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:R Johnson
5 11-0 T Symonds R Johnson 13/2

In depth

Verdict

A most attractive Listed contest and all are of interest for the future. Paul Nicholls fields French import, Sonigino, a dual winner across the Channel and of obvious interest, although he does have to give weight away all round. In contrast, Haute Estime receives allowances but needs to convince at this higher level, whilst Barrichello and It's Good To Laugh were effortless winners last time and are well worth a place upped in grade. Knickerbockerglory is the only one not to score last time and will need to progress for his Wetherby fourth but MIGHT I was mightily impressive when despatching Thunder Rock last month and the winner has since franked the form with a stylish Wetherby success.

Formwatch

Might I (IRE)10-11fav (10-12) Chased leaders, led going well approaching 2 out, went clear before last, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) hvy in Oct beating Thunder Rock (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.

Barrichello13-8 (10-12) Tracked clear leader until 6th, chased leader soon after 3 out, led approaching next, soon clear, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov beating Universal Dave (11-5) by 25l, 11 ran.

It's Good To Laugh (IRE)8-13fav (11-4) Pulled hard, held up in 5th on inside, good headway chasing leaders before 3 out, led soon after 3 out, quickened clear turning in, easily, won at Hexham 2m (4) sft in Oct beating Readysteadybeau (10-12) by 10l, 8 ran.

Sonigino (FR)5-1 (11-2) Always prominent, stayed on to lead near line, won at Auteuil 2m 1f sft in Jun beating Monte Igueldo (10-7) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.

Haute Estime (IRE)20-1 (10-4) Raced keenly tracking leader, led between last two, stayed on well, won at Kelso 2m (4) gd in Oct beating Gym Tonic (10-12) by 8l, 7 ran.

Knickerbockerglory (IRE)5-4fav (10-12) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway when ridden 3 out, not fluent 2 out, mistake last, no extra thereafter, 4th of 13, 9 1/2l behind Harbour Lake (10-12) at Wetherby 2m (3) gs in Oct.