32Red Novices' Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 19.70s
  • Off time: 13:45:29
Full result
Result 13:45 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Otto The Great 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 432-91P
Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 67
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 432-91P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 139 3/1
2 113-424
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 64
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 113-424
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 6/5f
3 022-42P
YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Otto The Great (FR) 83
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 022-42P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/2
4 P-19
EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Private Equity (FR) 26
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: P-19
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 N J Henderson A Tinkler 11/1

In depth

Verdict

Four runners in this opener but only two trainers are represented. Barry Geraghty is on board Otto The Great, second three times over hurdles, so it's safe to assume he's the pick of Nicky Henderson's pair ahead of French import Private Equity. But Richard Johnson has a good book of rides today and can strike early on TALKONTHESTREET. He has shown promise in both starts over fences and was the best of these over the smaller obstacles. Stablemate So Fine was pulled up here last time and is conceding weight all round courtesy of an earlier victory at Kempton.

Formwatch

Otto The Great (FR) 13-2 (11-11) Mid-division, lost place 6th, hampered 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by African Gold (11-10) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 12 ran.

Private Equity (FR) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 30l behind Fair Trade (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

So Fine (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, blundered 7 in rear, reminders before 11th, weakened 6 out, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Rocky Creek (11-1) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gs in Dec, 5 ran.

Talkonthestreet (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) In touch and not always fluent, slow at 5th, jumped big 6th, steady headway 8th, went 3rd 3 out, 4th and beaten when blundered last, 4th of 11, 6l behind Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec.