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16:00 Newbury Racecard - 8th November 2018

16:00 Newbury
British Horse Society Celebrating 70 Years Standard Open NH Flat Race
  • 4YO to 6YO, 15 Runners
  • Winner £2,599, 2nd £763, 3rd £382, 4th £191
  • Distance 2m 69y
  • Going Chase: good-good to soft in places; hurdle: good to soft-good in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Genius Harry Bannister H Whittington 4 yrs, 11-7 169 Form: 1
3 Tips
Dam unraced. A winner at 8-1 in a NH flat race at Southwell over 2m (good) on his latest outing in May, beating Newtown Boy by 2l.
Allart J McGrath N J Henderson 4 yrs, 11-0
5 Tips
Half-brother to Sweet Adare, won in NH flat race at 2m.
Drunken Pirate Thomas Garner Noel Williams 5 yrs, 11-0 200 Form: 6-
1 Tip
Finished 8l behind Samarquand when sixth of 12 at 10-1 on his racecourse debut at Wincanton over 1m 7f (good to soft) in April.
Ector A P Heskin W Greatrex 4 yrs, 11-0 Half-brother to Up To Something, won three times in NH flat races at 1m 5f and 2m 1f, twice over hurdles at 2m and 2m 4f and in a chase at 2m.
Edwardstone Thomas Bellamy A King 4 yrs, 11-0 Dam won in a point to point race at 2m 4f.
Fifth Symphony Aidan Coleman B Pauling 4 yrs, 11-0 Dam a lightly raced maiden.
Get Up Them Steps Sam Twiston-Davies J G M O'Shea 4 yrs, 11-0 Dam unraced.
Imperial Alcazar P J Brennan F O'Brien 4 yrs, 11-0 Half-brother to Jessber's Dream, won three times over hurdles at 2m 2f and 2m 3f and in a point to point race at 3m.
Jac Brown Mr J C Bowen Mrs D A Hamer 4 yrs, 11-0 Half-brother to Dingo Bay, won four times in chases between 2m 4f and 3m 1f.
Keep Rolling R Johnson P J Hobbs 5 yrs, 11-0
2 Tips
Dam unraced.
Lord Walsingham Wayne Hutchinson A King 4 yrs, 11-0 272 Form: 0- Well beaten at 9-2 behind Sevarano when 13th of 14 on his racecourse debut at Kempton over 2m (soft) in February.
Minella Bobo Adam Wedge Miss R Curtis 5 yrs, 11-0 225 Form: 1-
2 Tips
A winner at 9-4fav in a point-to-point race at Inch over 3m (soft) on his latest outing in March, beating Liosduin Bhearna by 2l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with John J Nallen in Ireland.
Mountain So High Mr S Roche T Gallagher 5 yrs, 11-0 14 Form: 0-9 Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Prophets Prayer when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race at Southwell over 2m (good) last month.
Nearly Perfect Miss B Frost N B King 4 yrs, 11-0 196 Form: 29- Placed in a point-to-point from two starts. Beaten 7l behind Emitom at 33-1 when 9th of 18 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Warwick over 2m (good to soft) in April.
Tiger's Legacy T Scudamore M Scudamore 4 yrs, 11-0 Dam won over hurdles at 2m 4f.
View Race Verdict And 13 Tips
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
5 Tips
5 Tips
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • James Burn LAMBOURN
  • Mel Cullinan SPOTLIGHT
3 Tips
3 Tips
  • Marlborough Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • Rob Wright The Times
Keep Rolling
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Andrew King WEST COUNTRY
Minella Bobo
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Jason Heavey The Star
  • Templegate The Sun
Drunken Pirate
1 Tip
1 Tip
The Sportsman's Verdict
Nicky Henderson won this in 2016 with Burbank and the same connections are represented by newcomer Allart, who comes from the family of smart chaser William Wishes and one of last season's bumper stars, Acey Milan. Last year's winning team of Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson link up with Keep Rolling, who wears the colours of the Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club and sports a hood for his first racecourse outings. However, better newcomers to focus on may well be the point winner Minella Bobo, who joined Rebecca Curtis for 100,000 pounds in the spring, and Ector, representing a team known for success in this sphere. Preference, though, is for GENIUS, who swooped round the outside to score comfortably on his Southwell debut earlier in the year and the ground may not be soft enough to blunt his progress despite having to concede a penalty to his rivals here.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Genius
2nd Allart
3rd Minella Bobo
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