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  • 14:05 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase Finale 2m 6f 110y

  • (Listed Handicap) £30,000 added 5yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £16,881 2nd £6,360 3rd £3,183 4th £1,590
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 28.90s
  • Off time: 14:06:02

Pepite Rose does the Business

Unbeaten mare waltzes to final success

Last Updated: 24/03/12 2:59pm

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Pepite Rose: Ran out a comfortable winner

Pepite Rose: Ran out a comfortable winner

Pepite Rose ran out an easy winner of the EBF/TBA Mares' Novices' Chase Finale at Newbury.

Venetia Williams' mare hadn't jumped a fence in public until the end of February but had reeled off three successive wins in that sphere and took that tally to four with a facile success.

Jumping notably well throughout, the well-backed 13-8 favourite appeared to be travelling strongly behind main market rival How's Business in the home straight.

Aidan Coleman pushed the button approaching the last and the response was instantaneous as the five year old quickened clear in the manner of a smart performer to claim the valuable contest by nine lengths from How's Business.

Remarkable Improvement

"We had to get three quick runs into her to get her handicapped for this," said Williams.

"I persuaded the owner to buy her and told her she would win over hurdles, but that was proving rather difficult so I sent her over fences and the improvement has been remarkable.

"I haven't seen a horse jump the last here in such spectacular fashion for some time.

"We'll go for a glass of champagne with the owners in the Royal Box and formulate a plan. She could go to Aintree but I wouldn't be keen on the Topham as she's only five. Today was the plan, though.

"I don't think we'll find out her true distance until she takes on better horses," she told Racing UK.

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