It was betfair hurdle day at Newbury and while the feature race of the day attracted a strong field, it was a little disappointing to see such un-competitive Grade races. However, it was refreshing to see the seasonal returns of Native River and Altior and pleasing to see them both oblige - especially the former, who we'd backed at evens.
14.25: Native River 2pts win at Evs: WON, SP 8/11
15.35: Verdana Blue 1pt ew at 12/1: unplaced SP 14/1
13.20: Lerichi Belle 2pts win at 11/4: 2nd SP 11/4
14.30: Grove Silver 1pt win at 4/1: unplaced SP 9/2
15.40: Diablo De Rouhet 2pts win at 9/4: 2nd SP 4/1
16.45: Champagne James 1pt win at 11/2 : unplaced SP 9/1