bet365.com Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693 5th £346 6th £174
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.84s
  • Off time: 12:50:42
Full result
Result 12:50 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Valdez 2/1
2nd 5 Un Bon P'tit Gars 24 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 71302-1
Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 17
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 71302-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 A King R Thornton 135 2/1
2 P411F/3
Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Earls Quarter (IRE) 41
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: P411F/3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t Ian Williams Aidan Coleman 130 25/1
3 11-
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Black River (FR) 265
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 11-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 134 5/4f
4 1320-F1
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 24
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 1320-F1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 126 11/2
5 5/119-P2
Light blue and yellow (quartered), yellow and light blue halved sleeves Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 24
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 5/119-P2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 Nick Williams R Johnson 125 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Parsnip Pete
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
6 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Flaming Charmer beat Un Bon P'tit Gars by nine lengths at Chepstow earlier this month but the runner-up is 11lb better off and may well turn the tables. Valdez was quite impressive when beating more experienced rivals on his chasing bow at Exeter but, with his weight-for-age allowance, BLACK RIVER is receiving 8lb from the top weight and that may be enough to swing things his way. Graham Wylie bought the four-year-old out of Guy Cherel's yard after he won a couple of hurdle races and Paul Nicholls has done well with similar types in the past. Earls Quarter made mistakes when third at Kempton but that was a tough start over fences and he'll have more to offer in the months ahead.

Formwatch

Valdez 7-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd from 3rd, led 7th, not fluent 3 out, clear last, stayed on, won at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs beating The Italian Yob (11-1) by 6l, 8 ran.

Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Led, not fluent 4 out, mistake 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Flaming Charmer (10-9) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy.

Flaming Charmer (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Prominent, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Chepstow 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy beating Un Bon P'tit Gars (11-5) by 9l, 8 ran.

Earls Quarter (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, led, mistake 4th, headed 6th, jumped left after, went badly left and lost 2nd 8th, ridden and no extra in 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Dodging Bullets (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.

Black River (FR) 4-1 (10-12) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl hvy in Mar beating Vautour (10-7) by 6l, 14 ran.