Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race) 3m 52y

  • (4yo+, 3m 52y, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 56.20s
  • Off time: 15:00:10
Full result
Result 15:00 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Thomas Darby 7/1
2nd 2 On The Blind Side 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 7/213P-3
Royal Blue, Pink disc, Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots Paisley Park (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 7/213P-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6p1
  • OR: 161
9 160 11-6 p1 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 161
2 221365-
RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap On The Blind Side (IRE) 216
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:James Bowen
  • Form: 221365-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 150
9 158 11-4 p N J Henderson James Bowen 150
3 472F8-3
Dark green, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, quartered cap Lisnagar Oscar (IRE) 20
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 472F8-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 152
8 154 11-0 Miss R Curtis Adam Wedge 152
4 3/3303-4
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Thomas Darby (IRE) 27
  • T:O Murphy
  • J:S Bowen
  • Form: 3/3303-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 155
8 154 11-0 t1 O Murphy S Bowen 155
5 36472-1
Dark blue, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, dark blue armlets Indefatigable (IRE) 27
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 36472-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 148
8 153 10-13 P R Webber D A Jacob 148
6 324F1-1
Purple, grey star and sleeves Mrs Milner (IRE) 47
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 324F1-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 139
6 151 10-11 t P Nolan B J Cooper 139

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020   Thyme Hill
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
6 11-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/2

In depth

Verdict

Indefatigable beat PAISLEY PARK and Thomas Darby in a Grade 2 at Wetherby but has picked up a penalty and Emma Lavelle’s former champion is fancied to turn the tables with this track placing more of an emphasis on stamina. On The Blind Side gave 15lb and a beating to Mrs Milner on his reappearance at Cheltenham last season and didn’t do a lot wrong after but possibly lacks the class of a couple of these and, along with Indefatigable and Lisnagar Oscar, was behind Thomas Darby in the Stayers Hurdle at Aintree in April.

Formwatch

Thomas Darby (IRE)4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, ridden before 3 out, not fluent 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 12 1/4l behind Indefatigable (10-7) at Wetherby 3m (1) gs in Oct.

On The Blind Side (IRE)7-2 (11-4) Chased leading trio, good headway out wide before 2 out, ridden and weakened between last 2, 5th of 6, 15l behind Younevercall (11-0) at Sandown 2m 5f (1) gd in Apr.

Paisley Park (IRE)11-4fav (11-6) Chased leaders, pushed along, outpaced and lost position after 4 out, ridden and stayed on from 2 out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 5 1/4l behind Indefatigable (10-7) at Wetherby 3m (1) gs in Oct.

Mrs Milner (IRE)Evensfav (11-2) Chased leader, 3rd after 8th, 4th 3 out, closed on outer after 3 out, travelled well to lead before 2 out, asserted before last where not fluent, kept on best, won at Limerick 2m 6f lst (1) sft in Oct beating No Memory (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Lisnagar Oscar (IRE)10-1 (11-0) Held up behind leaders on outside, outpaced after 2 out, kept on flat, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 9 1/2l behind Brewin'upastorm (11-6) at Aintree 2m 4f (2) gs in Nov.

Indefatigable (IRE)5-1 (10-7) Rear mid-division, closed up before 7th, tracked leader before 4 out, pushed along and led before last, ridden out run-in, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 3m (1) gs in Oct beating Proschema (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.