Betfair Hurdle
Grade 3 Handicap, Newbury 15:35
£155,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 69y, Class 1  
Saturday 13th February 2016

1 Agrapart 16/1
2 Starchitect 16/1
3 Flying Angel 25/1
4 Affaire D'Honneur 8/1
22 ran Distances: 11l, 1¼l, ¾l
TIME 4m 8.70s (slow by 20.70s)

Agrapart wins the Betfair Hurdle. Another major success for Lizzie Kelly

Agrapart
© Racehorse Photos
Agrapart

The first woman rider in Britain to land a Grade One when taking the Feltham Novices' Chase on Tea For Two at Kempton on Boxing Day, the 5lb claimer came out on top in one of the most competitive handicaps in the calendar.

Dicosimo led to the first but his jumping let him down and he fell at the fourth.

Sternrubin then went on but he could not last the furious pace and was eventually pulled up.

Runner-up Starchitect did a lot of the donkey work but a bad mistake at the final flight cost him his winning chance as Kelly brought Agrapart (16-1) to challenge.

The five-year-old, trained by her stepfather Nick Williams, drew away on the run-in to win by 11 lengths.

Flying Angel was another length and a quarter away in third, with the unlucky-in-running Affaire D'Honneur coming from a long way back to snatch fourth place.

Hot favourite Blazer was disappointing for Willie Mullins, with Noel Meade's Waxies Dargle finishing best of the Irish contingent in fifth.

Kelly said: "It's a surprise, in a way, because of the kind of race this is.

"I got a good run, but I have to say this is down to the stable staff at home.

"This horse is a little tricky and they've put in a lot of hard work.

"I thought he had a lovely weight. He's lovely horse and we've always thought a lot of him.

"He's a tricky animal but he works so hard."

Betfair Hurdle (Handicap) (Grade 3)
£155,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 69y, Class 1
22 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Agrapart (FR) 16/1 Lizzie Kelly (5)
10-10
Nick Williams 5
2nd 11 Starchitect (IRE) 16/1 T Scudamore
10-8
D Pipe 5
3rd Flying Angel (IRE) 25/1 Ryan Hatch (3)
10-1
N A Twiston-Davies 5
4th ¾ Affaire D'honneur (FR) 8/1 G Sheehan
10-5
H Whittington 5
5th hd Waxies Dargle 33/1 Jonathan Moore (5)
11-1
N Meade 7
6th 3 Kalkir (FR) 16/1 D J Mullins (3)
11-6
W P Mullins 5
7th ½ Cheltenian (FR) 20/1 T J O'Brien
11-12
P J Hobbs 10
8th Champagne At Tara 33/1 Aidan Coleman
10-2
Jonjo O'Neill 7
9th 4 Blazer (FR) (ex5) 3/1f B J Geraghty
10-4
W P Mullins 5
10th 12 Montbazon (FR) 50/1 D F O'Regan
10-13
A King 9
11th Zarib (IRE) 16/1 Bridget Andrews (5)
10-7
D Skelton 5
12th 19 War Sound 12/1 C Gethings (5)
11-7
P J Hobbs 7
13th ¾ Modus 8/1 Nick Scholfield
10-12
P F Nicholls 6
14th 4 Baby King (IRE) 25/1 P J Brennan
10-1
T R George 7
15th 8 Matorico (IRE) 25/1 R P McLernon
10-9
Jonjo O'Neill 5
16th 22 Ivan Grozny (FR) 40/1 Mr M P Fogarty
11-4
W P Mullins 6
17th 9 Mad Jack Mytton (IRE) 20/1 Joshua Moore
10-13
Jonjo O'Neill 6
Also Ran: Dicosimo (FR) , Buiseness Sivola (FR) , Sternrubin (GER) , Forest Bihan (FR) , Chieftain's Choice (IRE)

The Betfair Hurdle – Roll of Honour

YEAR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY AGE/WEIGHT SP RAN

2015 VIOLET DANCER Gary Moore Joshua Moore 05-10-09 20/1 23
2014 SPLASH OF GINGE Nigel Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch 06-10-03 33/1 20
2013 MY TENT OR YOURS Nicky Henderson A P McCoy 06-11-02 5/1F 21
2012 ZARKANDAR Paul Nicholls Ruby Walsh 05-11-01 11/4F 20
2011 RECESSION PROOF John Quinn Dougie Costello 05-10-08 12/1 15
2010 GET ME OUT OF HERE Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 06-10-06 6/1 23
2009 Abandoned - Snow
2008 WINGMAN Gary Moore Jamie Moore 06-10-00 14/1 24
2007 HEATHCOTE Gary Moore Jamie Moore 05-10-06 50/1 20
2006 Abandoned - Frost
2005 ESSEX Michael O'Brien IRE Barry Geraghty 05-11-06 4/1F 25
2004 GEOS Nicky Henderson Marcus Foley 09-10-09 16/1 25
2003 SPIRIT LEADER Jessica Harrington IRE Norman Williamson 07-10-00 14/1 27
2002 COPELAND Martin Pipe A P McCoy 07-11-07 13/2 16
2001 LANDING LIGHT Nicky Henderson Mick Fitzgerald 06-10-02 4/1F 20
2000 GEOS Nicky Henderson Mick Fitzgerald 05-11-03 15/2 17
1999 DECOUPAGE Charles Egerton Jimmy McCarthy 07-11-00 6/1 18
1998 SHARPICAL Nicky Henderson Mick Fitzgerald 06-11-01 10/1 14
1997 MAKE A STAND Martin Pipe Chris Maude 06-11-07 6/1 18
1996 SQUIRE SILK Andy Turnell Paul Carberry 07-10-12 13/2 18
1995 MYSILV Charles Egerton Jamie Osborne 05-10-08 9/4F 8
1994 LARGE ACTION Oliver Sherwood Jamie Osborne 06-10-08 9/2 11
1993 KING CREDO Steve Woodman Adrian Maguire 08-10-00 10/1 16
1992 RODEO STAR Nigel Tinkler Graham McCourt 06-10-10 15/2 15
1991 Abandoned - Frost
1990 DEEP SENSATION Josh Gifford Richard Rowe 05-11-03 7/1 17
1989 GREY SALUTE John Jenkins Richard Dunwoody 06-11-05 8/1 10
1988 JAMESMEAD David Elsworth Brendan Powell 07-10-00 11/1 19
1987 NEBLIN Toby Balding Stan Moore 08-10-00 10/1 21
1986 Abandoned – Snow
1985 Abandoned – Snow
1984 RA NOVA Nan Kennedy Paddy Farrell 05-10-06 16/1 26
1983 Abandoned - Snow & Frost
1982 DONEGAL PRINCE Paul Kelleway John Francome 06-10-08 13/1 27
1981 Abandoned – Waterlogged
1980 BOOTLACES David Barons Paul Leach 06-10-09 20/1 21
1979 WITHIN THE LAW Peter Easterby Alan Brown 05-11-04 25/1 28
1978 Abandoned – Frost
1977 TRUE LAD Bill Swainson Tommy Stack 07-10-04 14/1 27
1976 IRISH FASHION Michael Cunningham IRE Ron Barry 05-10-04 16/1 29
1975 TAMMUZ Fulke Walwyn Bill Smith 07-10-13 18/1 28
1974 Abandoned – Waterlogged
1973 INDIANAPOLIS John Sutcliffe snr Jeff King 06-10-06 15/2 26
1972 GOOD REVIEW Jim Dreaper IRE Val O'Brien 06-10-09 8/1 26
1971 CALA MESQUIDA John Sutcliffe snr John Cook 07-10-09 33/1 23
1970 Abandoned - Snow & Frost
1969 Abandoned - Frost
1968 PERSIAN WAR Colin Davies Jimmy Uttley 05-11-13 9/2F 33
1967 HILL HOUSE Ryan Price Josh Gifford 07-10-10 9/1 28
1966 LE VERMONTOIS Ryan Price Josh Gifford 05-11-03 15/2 28
1965 ELAN John Sutcliffe jnr David Nicholson 06-10-07 9/2F 21
1964 ROSYTH Ryan Price Josh Gifford 06-10-02 10/1 24
1963 ROSYTH Ryan Price Josh Gifford 05-10-00 20/1 41