Peterborough Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £17,103 2nd £6,417 3rd £3,213 4th £1,602 5th £804 6th £402
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.30s
  • Off time: 15:13:23

Full Result

15:10 Newbury
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 7 Tartak (FR) T R George 7 11-0 t1 P J Brennan 11/4
SP 11/4 Led after 1st, headed 3rd, led 8th until 10th, not fluent and slightly outpaced 3 out, left 2nd next, closed last, stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish opened 3/1 touched 5/2 £1000-£400
2nd ½ 6 Breedsbreeze (IRE) P F Nicholls 8 11-0 D A Jacob 11/2
SP 11/2 In touch towards rear, jumped slowly 7th, went 3rd approaching 4 out, went 2nd when jumped right next, 1 1/2 lenghts down when left in lead 2 out, jumped right last, headed towards finish opened 6/1
3rd 28 2 Herecomesthetruth (IRE) C Gordon 8 11-10 C Bolger 33/1
SP 33/1 Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 12th, weakened 3 out, left 3rd 2 out
4th dist 5 Ollie Magern N A Twiston-Davies 12 11-4 Sam Twiston-Davies 20/1
SP 20/1 Headway to lead 4th, headed 8th, not fluent next, weakened after 4 out opened 25/1
PU 4 Master Medic (IRE) T D Walford 9 11-6 R Walford 8/1
SP 8/1 In rear, not fluent, mistake and lost touch 8th, pulled up before 10th opened 9/1 £2400-£300
F 3 Twist Magic (FR) P F Nicholls 8 11-10 S Thomas 9/4f
SP 9/4f Led into start, soon led, headed after 1st, tracked leaders, challenged 8th, led 10th, 1 1/2 lenghts ahead and still not ridden when fell 2 out opened 2/1 touched 5/2 £1250-£500(x4) £1000-£400(x14) £900-£400 £2125-£1000
UR 1 Deep Purple Evan Williams 9 11-10 Paul Moloney 4/1
SP 4/1 Tracked leaders, led 3rd, headed next, outpaced 9th, lost touch after 12th, no chance when hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 2 out opened 7/2

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.10 Tote Place £1.80,£3.60 Straight Forecast £17.36 Exacta £17.10 Swingers 1&2:£3.80 2&3:£22.80 1&3:£11.90

Jackpot £5,803.00 carried forward to Towcester, 16th Dec
Placepot £190.00, Pool: £64632.03, 248.3 winning tickets
Quadpot £67.40, Pool: £4618.42, 50.68 winning tickets


A race marred by the tragic demise of Twist Magic who had jumped impeccably up until the point of his departure at the second last. His unproven stamina had yet to be put to the test at that point but he had travelled all over his rivals up to that point, looking every inch the class horse in the race, and surely would have won if lasting home. His fall left Breedzbreeze in the lead but TARTAK rallied gamely to get the better of Paul Nicholls' charge who was entitled to need this first outing since February 2009. The Tom George trained winner had proved very disappointing on his season return in the Old Roan chase and was far from impressive here as he lacked fluency at his fences and tended to run in snatches. He was tried in a tongue-tie here for the first time which may have benefited him and he does deserve credit for putting his head down and responding to a strong drive from Paddy Brennan. Tom George reported that the Ryanair would be considered but that the three mile contest at Aintree would be his main target but this level of form is a long way short of what's required to trouble the principals in those contests. This was an encouraging return from a leg injury from the runner-up who did notably lose ground at a couple of his fences but had jumped safely; he lost little in defeat but may not be easy to place in the short-term. Deep Purple was brought down by Twist Magic but was not in contention at the time and was a long way below his best; he now has something to prove after a slightly disappointing run in the Charlie Hall on his seasonal reappearance where he made late gains to finish a never dangerous third. Master Medic had improved in leaps and bounds for the Alners but had reportedly suffered 'a few niggly problems' since pulling up in the King George VI Chase. He was entitled to need this return but was never travelling from an early stage and can only be watched until offering more encouragement.