12:40 Newbury 8 Nov 2018

Fuller's Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,758 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: Low

1

2m 69y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Position
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211P00
iT
Orange, beige epaulets and star on cap (Mr G C Stevens)

Golden Birthday (FR)  13 

b g Poliglote - Gold Or Silver (Glint of Gold)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Simple tasks when winning novice chases at Stratford in August and September, but he arrives here on the back of 2 distinctly lacklustre efforts over hurdles of late.

Simple tasks when winning novice chases at Stratford in August and September, but he arrives here on the back of 2 distinctly lacklustre efforts over hurdles of late.

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Golden Birthday Score: 359

2
1/11F5-0
iT
Red, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves (Martin Broughton & Friends 2)

Capitaine (FR)  180 

gr g Montmartre - Patte De Velour (Mansonnien)

6 11-8 t1 h
134
6 11-8 t1 h
134

Impressive winner of 2 chases at the start of last season and better than bare results suggest both outings thereafter during the spring. One to bear in mind from reduced mark.

Impressive winner of 2 chases at the start of last season and better than bare results suggest both outings thereafter during the spring. One to bear in mind from reduced mark.

Capitaine Score: 385

3
152-12
iT
Red, black armlets (Mr Robert Kirkland)

French Crusader (FR)  169 

b g Kapgarde - Largesse (Saumarez)

5 11-0
126
5 11-0
126

Bumper winner who made most of good opportunity to score over hurdles at Towcester in May. However, his response to pressure was a shade disappointing at Southwell later that month. Handicap debut.

Bumper winner who made most of good opportunity to score over hurdles at Towcester in May. However, his response to pressure was a shade disappointing at Southwell later that month. Handicap debut.

French Crusader Score: 392

4
4
11235-0
iT
Red, grey diamond, grey cap (Mr Alvin Trowbridge)

Our Merlin 13 

b g Pasternak - Lorgnette (Emperor Fountain)

6 10-11
123
6 10-11
123

Improved at a rate of knots in handicaps last season, getting a quick-fire hat-trick up around 2m/17f in December. Likely Cheltenham return effort last month was needed and he ought to be sharper now.

Improved at a rate of knots in handicaps last season, getting a quick-fire hat-trick up around 2m/17f in December. Likely Cheltenham return effort last month was needed and he ought to be sharper now.

Our Merlin Score: 403

3
5
62/1-146
iT
Royal blue, pink stars, pink and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Mr N Sutton)

Majestic Touch (IRE)  13 

br g Kalanisi - Alexander Divine (Halling)

7 10-11 h
123
7 10-11 h
123

Much improved over hurdles upon joining this yard, following up 2017 Uttoxeter win at Newton Abbot (16.7f) in September. Latest Cheltenham fifth was a fair display and each-way possibilities now.

Much improved over hurdles upon joining this yard, following up 2017 Uttoxeter win at Newton Abbot (16.7f) in September. Latest Cheltenham fifth was a fair display and each-way possibilities now.

Majestic Touch Score: 449

2
6
123F5-6
iT
Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap (Ms Diane Carr)

Knight Destroyer (IRE)  26 

b g Dark Angel - Do The Deal (Halling)

4 10-10
122
4 10-10
122

Showed fairly-useful form over timber last term, and likely he would have finished closer at Chepstow last month but for a late blunder. Remains low-mileage from a handicapping perspective.

Showed fairly-useful form over timber last term, and likely he would have finished closer at Chepstow last month but for a late blunder. Remains low-mileage from a handicapping perspective.

Knight Destroyer Score: 337

7
31/833-1
iT
Red, white sash, emerald green sleeves, emerald green and red check cap (Norman Lake & Susan Carsberg)

New Quay (IRE) (ex7)  5 

b g Mahler - Beg La Eile (Lahib)

5 10-10 t
122 10 WS2
5 10-10 t
122 10 WS2

Winning Irish pointer who built considerably on her exploits in maiden/novice company when bolting up on handicap debut at Ascot (19.2f) last weekend. Wisely turned out under a penalty and shortlisted

Winning Irish pointer who built considerably on her exploits in maiden/novice company when bolting up on handicap debut at Ascot (19.2f) last weekend. Wisely turned out under a penalty and shortlisted

New Quay Score: 599

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Verdict

NEW QUAY routed the opposition on his handicap debut at Ascot over 2m3f on Saturday and connections wisely take their chance just five days later as he will carry 10lb more in future handicaps. The drop in trip should pose no problems and he can prove too strong for the likes of Capitaine, who proved disappointing at the end of last season but could benefit from a first-time tongue-tie, and Majestic Touch, who ran well when sixth behind Storm Rising at Cheltenham last month.

Verdict

NEW QUAY (on the back of wind surgery) was most impressive when making a winning handicap debut at Ascot last weekend, and all looks set fair for another big run under a penalty. He gets the nod to come out on top, with Capitaine and French Crusader fancied to give the selection most to think about.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Soft 6 Poppy Kay 7 11 4 129 1-41P12 208 days P Hobbs (108 miles) Sean Houlihan 5/2 3:59.70