Betfred Goals Galore Challow Novices' Hurdle
Grade 1, Newbury 14:10
£35,000 added,
4yo plus, 2m 5f, Class 1  
Monday 29th December 2014

1 Parlour Games 6/1
2 Vyta Du Roc 5/2
3 Blaklion 2/1F
6 ran Distances: nk, 1¼l, 5l
TIME 5m 13.75s (slow by 19.75s)

After travelling sweetly throughout the race Parlour Games shows enough guts to beat Vyta Du Roc in the Challow at Newbury

Parlour Games
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Parlour Games

The John Ferguson-trained six-year-old pounced on the run-in under King George VI Chase-winning rider Noel Fehily to land the Grade One spoils.

Held up in rear for most of the race, Parlour Games (6-1) led 100 yards out and gave his all to hold Vyta Du Roc by a neck.

The pace setting Blaklion (2-1 favourite) was third.

Ferguson said: "I always felt he was the best we'd had, and that he was all class.

"He did just the same as at Cheltenham last time, which is great.

"I did find it quite interesting that he went off at the price he did after beating Blaklion four and a half lengths on that occasion.

"He's a gorgeous horse to have around and is bred like he's in the royal family.

"That was the first time Noel had sat on him, and he was impressed.

"I don't think he needs to run again before Cheltenham."

Betfred Goals Galore Challow Novices' Hurdle
£35,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 5f, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

  Dist Horse Weight Trainer Age
1st Parlour Games 6/1
N D Fehily
11-7 J P Ferguson 6
2nd nk Vyta Du Roc (FR) 5/2
B J Geraghty
11-7 N J Henderson 5
3rd Blaklion 2/1f
Ryan Hatch
11-7 N A Twiston-Davies 5
4th 5 One Track Mind (IRE) 10/1
G Sheehan
11-7 W Greatrex 4
5th Arpege D'Alene (FR) 5/1
S Twiston-Davies
11-7 P F Nicholls 4
6th 2 Native River (IRE) 9/1
Brendan Powell
11-7 C L Tizzard 4