Betfair Hurdle
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Grade 3 Handicap, Newbury
£152,500 added,
4yo plus,
2m 110y, Class 1
Saturday 8th February 2014

1 Splash Of Ginge 33/1
2 Dell' Arca 15/2
3 Irish Saint 6/1F
4 Cheltenian 8/1
NR: First Avenue, Vasco Du Ronceray (FR)
20 ran Distances: 1¾l, nk, 2l
TIME 4m 7.44s (slow by 19.44s)

Splash Of Ginge
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Splash Of Ginge
Splash Of Ginge put up a game front-running display to spring a 33-1 surprise in the valuable Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

Ryan Hatch made the most of his 7lb claim and his horse's light weight to land the spoils for the Nigel Twiston-Davies team.

Splash Of Ginge kept on strongly from the final flight to take the prestigious handicap by a length and three-quarters from Dell' Arca (15-2), with Irish Saint (6-1 favourite) third and Cheltenian (8-1) fourth.

Hatch told Channel 4 Racing: "I thought I had a quiet chance, but I didn't want to get over-excited and build my hopes up. He kept pulling it out. He was bought for the Grand National, but I think it's more County Hurdle at the minute."

Delighted owner John Neild added: "I don't think this horse has had the credit he deserved. He wasn't an expensive purchase and in my opinion he would never have won a race had it not been for Nigel (Twiston-Davies) and everyone at that stable. I just can't believe it.

"Ryan broke this horse in and was the first person to sit on him and I thought he gave him a tremendous ride."

The six-year-old already holds entries in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

The next day, Nigel Twiston-Davies said: "That was very pleasing and a very good ride by Ryan (Hatch). The horse is fine this morning, 100%."

"He'll definitely go to Cheltenham, but what race I don't know yet. It just depends what the handicapper does to him and what the novice hurdles look like etc."

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Betfair Hurdle (Handicap) (Grade 3)
£152,500 added, 4yo plus, 2m 110y, Class 1
20 ran
Going: Heavy


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Splash of Ginge
N A Twiston-Davies
Ryan Hatch
10st 10lbs
33 - 1
Winner
2
Dell' Arca
D Pipe
T Scudamore
10st 12lbs
15 - 2
1 3/4 length
3
Irish Saint
P F Nicholls
N Fehily
11st 7lbs
6 - 1
Neck
4
Cheltenian
P J Hobbs
R Johnson
10st 10lbs
8 - 1
2 lengths
5
Swing Bowler
D Pipe
C O'Farrell
10st 12lbs
20 - 1
Nose
6
Alaivan
Jonjo O'Neill
Maurice Linehan
10st 6lbs
10 - 1
1 1/2 length
7
Chris Pea Green
G L Moore
Joshua Moore
11st 4lbs
16 - 1
1 1/4 length
8
Vendor
A King
Jack Doyle
11st 0lbs
16 - 1
3/4 length
9
Smashing
W P Mullins
A E Lynch
11st 5lbs
10 - 1
3 1/2 lengths
10
Jumps Road
C L Tizzard
Brendan Powell
10st 11lbs
33 - 1
5 lengths
11
Totalize
B Ellison
Aidan Coleman
10st 5lbs
12 - 1
12 lengths
12
Poet
C G Cox
James Banks
10st 0lbs
20 - 1
1 1/4 length
13
Deep Trouble
B I Case
D A Jacob
11st 2lbs
25 - 1
1 1/2 length
14
Gibb River
N J Henderson
A P McCoy
11st 4lbs
20 - 1
1 1/4 length
15
Recession Proof
J J Quinn
Jake Greenall
10st 10lbs
20 - 1
3 1/2 lengths
16
Montbazon
A King
R Thornton
11st 2lbs
20 - 1
10 lengths
17
Rolling Star
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
11st 12lbs
14 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
18
Act Of Kalanisi
Dr R D P Newland
Christopher Ward
11st 5lbs
33 - 1
25 lengths
Fell
Far West
P F Nicholls
Harry Derham
11st 8lbs
10 - 1
PU
Prompter
Jonjo O'Neill
D Elsworth
10st 3lbs
50 - 1
NR
Vasco Du Ronceray
N J Henderson
D Bass
11st 1lbs
-
NR
First Avenue
Mrs L J Mongan
Paddy Bradley
10st 13lbs
-
       

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