14:25 Newbury

Friday 29 November 2019

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    Ladbrokes 'Where The Nation Plays' Novices' Chase (Registered As The Berkshire Novices' Chase) (Grade 2)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 3f 187y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in Places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 4m 57.4s
1st
Horse silk
2
711-1
4/5f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Left tracking leader 1st, unsighted jumped into back of loose horse and hampered 4th, went left not fluent and lost 2nd 3 out, rallied under pressure last, led run-in and nearly ran off the course at elbow, kept on tchd 8/11
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
1
9/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Vying for lead when left in front 1st, went clear 8th until 5 out, joined and hit last, headed and not pace of winner run-in op 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
4 ½
4
16/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Left in 3rd place 1st, went close 2nd 3 out, challenged and reached for 2 out, every chance last, no extra in 3rd run-in op 12/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
20/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Behind, went modest 4th towards finish, never a factor op 25/1 tchd 33/1
5th
Horse silk
1
6
5/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Raced keenly, held up in last pair, left in 4th place 1st, slight mistake 5 out, weakened 2 out op 6/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Slight lead when blundered badly and unseated rider 1st op 10/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.60Pl:£1.10, £2.30EX:£3.90Trifecta:£22.20SF:£5.08Swingers:£1.60, £2.30, £5.20

Forecasts

Champ (4/5), Black Op (9/2), Vision Des Flos (5/1), Dashel Drasher (8/1), Deyrann de Carjac (16/1), Mont Des Avaloirs (20/1)

Verdict

CHAMP took the highest order in novice company last season and put in a highly encouraging debut at this track earlier this month, jumping with fluency when not fully wound up. He should be able to take this contest on the way to loftier targets and is set to be Britain's leading staying novice chaser this term. Black Op bounced back to his very best last time after a truncated season but even that form may just fall short of the top level, while Vision Des Flos is a classy sort whose jumping will need to hold up back on his return to fences.
  1. Champ
  2. Black Op
  3. Vision Des Flos

Previous Winners

2018
La Bague Au Roi
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 7
5/4

Prize Money

1st: £22,780.002nd: £8,548.003rd: £4,280.004th: £2,132.005th: £1,072.006th: £536.00

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