17:35 Southwell Wed 23 May 2018

  • Newark Festival 15 & 16th June 2018 Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 1m 7f 153y, Good (Watering)
  • 2 Runners
  • Winner£4,614.002nd£1,355.003rd£677.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:
Order?
Cloth numberOddsHorse A-Z

Weighed In

Winning time:4m 0.7sOff time:17:35:46
1
511-12OR: 120D
5/4
Dotted up in a couple of weak novice hurdles last year although didn't always look straightforward, and form went off the boil a little after that. Bred for fences, so may improve for the switch, but needs a fluent round on chase debut tonight.
Watch last raceLast run
3
711-6OR: 114BFWS
4/6
Plenty of good chasing winners on the dam's side, and connections wasting little time in getting him over fences. Excuses for some moderate efforts over hurdles (soft ground) and likely to leave hurdles form behind now tackling the bigger obstacles.
Watch last raceLast run

Non-Runners

2
Joueur Bresilien16
611-11OR: 119
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Adam Wedge
4
Free Stone Hill16
811-5OR: 113
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
5
Le Precieux16
511-3OR: 111
T: G L MooreJ: A Glassonbury

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
John Reel811-127/2
T: P D EvansJ: R T Dunne

Betting

Forecast

Copper West (4/6), Sword Of Fate (5/4), Free Stone Hill (7/4), Joueur Bresilien (6/1), Le Precieux (10/1)

Verdict

With both Free Stone Hill and Sword Of Fate having their quirks, a chance is taken on COPPER WEST to leave his hurdles form behind now he tackles fences. He's always looked the sort to thrive over the bigger obstacles and can take this. Free Stone Hill will need to be brought with his challenge as late as possible, as he finds little for pressure. Sword Of Fate needs to jump better than he did over hurdles (at times) if hes to throw down a serious challenge.
  1. Copper West
  2. Free Stone Hill
  3. Sword Of Fate

Video Replay

Most Followed

Alpha Centauri

F: 1125-01

T: Mrs J Harrington

Dom Carlos

F: -

T: Joseph P O'Brien

Without Parole

F: 1-11

T: J H M Gosden

Agrotera

F: 6-21

T: Ed Walker

First Eleven

F: 962-21

T: J H M Gosden

Most Followed

Alpha Centauri

F: 1125-01

T: Mrs J Harrington

Dom Carlos

F: -

T: Joseph P O'Brien

Without Parole

F: 1-11

T: J H M Gosden

Agrotera

F: 6-21

T: Ed Walker

First Eleven

F: 962-21

T: J H M Gosden

Next Race Off
10:00 Bangalore
6
(8)
Summer Palace
J: P Trevor
4
(4)
Santiago
J: T S Jodha
9
(6)
Dhanalakshmi
J: Arshad Alam
8
(5)
Tyto Alba
J: A Sandesh
2
(3)
Flat Out
J: Ryan Marshall
1
(1)
Excellent Memory
J: Y S Srinath
5
(11)
Singhsaab
J: D S Deora
7
(12)
Three Wishes
J: A Imran Khan
3
(2)
Royal Resolution
J: N Rajesh
11
(9)
Sultana
J: Chethan Gowda
10
(10)
Shesmyscript
J: S Zervan
12
(7)
Vail
J: Neeraj Rawal

Racing Tips

Luca Cumani

Sunday's racing preview

Keith Hamer expects Luca Cumani to be among the winners at Pontefract and has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Find out who our team are backing ahead of today's racing

Sporting Life: Daily Nap

David Ord has three selections for Sunday with the nap of the day running at Pontefract.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.