First Great Western Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 24.15s
  • Off time: 12:50:53
Full result
Result 12:50 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Handy Andy 9/4f
2nd 1 Chartreux 5/1
3rd 9 Lady Karinga 18 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 930/F4-1
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Chartreux (FR) 12
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 930/F4-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 T R George P J Brennan 125 5/1
2 438346
Red and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Mickelson (IRE) 70
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 438346
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 12/1
4 61-8083
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 18
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 61-8083
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 115 9/4f
5 8886-13
Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Balbriggan (IRE) 25
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 8886-13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 M R Channon D Elsworth 115 7/2
6 10/00-43
Red, Yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves Fabulous Fred (IRE) 15
  • T:Noel T Chance
  • J:Jeremiah McGrath
  • Form: 10/00-43
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Noel T Chance Jeremiah McGrath (5) 112 8/1
7 6/446-22
Emerald green, black and emerald green halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star High Kite (IRE) 32
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 6/446-22
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 W Greatrex N Fehily 108 4/1
8 1600-6P
Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Lemon's Gent 23
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 1600-6P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 p1 P R Webber S P Jones 105 33/1
9 7-47246
Emerald green, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Lady Karinga 18
  • T:Lucy Jones
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 7-47246
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 Lucy Jones Benjamin Poste (7) 97 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 7P66-11
Honest John 19
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 7P66-11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 115 S Gollings T Scudamore 120 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Penny Max (IRE)
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
5 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Chartreux cashed in on Fingal Bay's mishap to make a winning debut over fences at Exeter but has been harshly treated for that win. Honest John was all out to beat Chac Du Cadran at Doncaster and may struggle to complete the hat-trick, though he clearly likes soft ground and is still preferred to the one-paced Fabulous Fred. Mickelson has his first run for Jonjo O'Neill since leaving Noel Meade and this looks too far but Balbriggan is worth another try over 3m after his third at Ascot and High Kite has been knocking on the door. HANDY ANDY was third over a slightly shorter distance here at the start of the month and won off this mark over hurdles last season. Likely to improve further, he gets the nod today.

Formwatch

Honest John 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led briefly before 10th, led again before 3 out, driven out, won at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov beating Chac Du Cadran (11-9) by nk, 7 ran.

Handy Andy (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders to 7th, soon towards rear, headway 5 out, ridden to chase leaders before next, soon outpaced, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Chartreux (FR) 15-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, left in clear lead 3 out, eased after last, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (2) hvy beating Ashbourne Folly (11-0) by 40l, 3 ran.

Lady Karinga 33-1 (10-0) Held up behind, chased leaders under pressure before 4 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 6th of 12, 11l behind Ballyoliver (11-5) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.

Lemon's Gent 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, weakened before 10th, tailed off before 12th, soon pulled up, in a race won by So Fine (11-2) at Kempton 3m beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 7 ran.

High Kite (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, blundered 11th, pecked 13th, ridden before 3 out, chased winner 2 out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Master Neo (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (4) hvy in Nov.

Balbriggan (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Tracked leader, blundered 4th, led approaching bypassed 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, well held flat, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Lord Tomnoddy (11-8) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Mickelson (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, dropped to last 5 out, no impression from next, poor 9th when left 2 places closer 3 out, 6th of 18, 37l behind Protaras (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd in Oct.

Fabulous Fred (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Behind, blundered 6th, headway before 5 out, wemt 3rd before 2 out, blundered last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 22l behind L'Eldorado (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.