16:25 Newbury

Saturday 4 March 2017

All13:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:00

BetVictor Supporting Greatwood Novices' Limited Handicap Chase

Class 3  |   2m 3f 187y  |   Soft  |   3 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:25  |   Winning time: 5m 14.35s
Weighed In
1
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: R Johnson |  T: P J Hobbs|  OR: 149
6/4

Bolted up last time when stepped up to this trip and he's a consistent sort so he should return in the same form. 6lb rise unlikely to be enough to stop him and both trainer and jocke have a fine record at this course so he's a leading player.

4
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: T Scudamore |  T: Miss V Williams|  OR: 141
2/1

Impressive winner of a weak race at Newbury on his first run for new yard. Sweated up and raced too freely before coming to grief two starts back and didn't jump well last time. The trainer arrives here in flying form, but this may be one to pass over.

5
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: S Bowen |  T: P F Nicholls|  OR: 136
2/1

Drop back in trip seems unlikely to suit and best form has come on faster ground than this. Opposable.

Non-Runners

2
Max Ward58
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 8
T: T R George  J: Adrian Heskin
3
Sirabad99
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 7
T: P F Nicholls  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Gala Ball (6/4), Warriors Tale (2/1), Cepage (2/1), Max Ward (9/4), Sirabad (4/1)

Verdict

GALA BALL looks like the one to beat and a 6lb rise for his recent success seems unlikely to stop him. Max Ward has made a promising start to his chase career but may be more at home on faster ground while Cepage hails from a yard in flying form but may struggle to overhall the top two.
  1. Gala Ball
  2. Max Ward
  3. Cepage

Prize Money

1st: £6,498.002nd: £1,908.003rd: £954.004th: £477.00

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