Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:10 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 32541-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 28
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11 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 166 1001
2 32887-1 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 28
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10 11-8 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (5) 162 1001
3 11/1321- Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Bobs Worth (IRE) 262
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7 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 160 1001
4 P223-42 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap First Lieutenant (IRE) 28
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7 11-5 p M F Morris B J Cooper 159 1001
5 11/110-3 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Hold On Julio (IRE) 42
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9 10-8 A King R Thornton 148 1001
6 518511- Red and black (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) 236
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10 10-8 T Gibney A P Thornton (3) 148 1001
7 1P09-R0 White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 14
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9 10-7 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 147 1001
8 2U55/4-1 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots The Package 21
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9 10-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 147 1001
9 21P11-8 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Teaforthree (IRE) 14
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8 10-6 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 146 1001
10 21325-0 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 42
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9 10-5 p G L Moore J E Moore 145 1001
11 524U01- Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 231
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6 10-5 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 145 1001
12 P2511-2 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 28
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7 10-4 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 1001
13 1/45PP-P White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Harry 21
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9 10-3 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 143 1001
14 6PP-522 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Magnanimity (IRE) 16
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8 10-3 pt D T Hughes M A Enright (5) 143 1001
15 1112P-P Red, White stars on sleeves Harry The Viking 14
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7 10-2 p1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 142 1001
16 2211P-4 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ikorodu Road 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-1 p M Sheppard A P Cawley 141 1001
17 P21U-4F Brown, orange seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frisco Depot 28
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8 10-1 t1 C E Longsdon Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 141 1001
18 211/21B- Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Soll 262
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7 10-0 J Hughes M D Grant 139 1001
19 41235-3 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 Nick Williams M J Quinlan (3) 138 1001

Verdict

Now that Nicky Henderson has given him the green light, BOBS WORTH can show himself to be a potentially top-class staying chaser by landing this big prize. The fact that he was good enough to beat the classy Cue Card on his first appearance last season suggests fitness won't be a problem and he got better the further he went when beating First Lieutenant by more than two lengths in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in March, suggesting the extra quarter-mile here won't be a problem. He will be plenty short enough in the betting considering his lack of experience but still looks a worthy favourite. This is a race for up-and-coming chasers so the enigmatic Tidal Bay, Ascot winner Roberto Goldback and Irish National winner Lion Na Bearnai are all worth opposing but Hold On Julio has place prospects after a pipe-opener at Cheltenham and makes more appeal the Wincanton scorer The Package. Frisco Depot has attracted ante-post support and is well weighted but so is Harry The Viking, though it's a bit off-putting that he's been pulled up in his last two starts. Saint Are may be best of the rest as previous winner Diamond Harry and Carruthers are badly out of sorts and have been for a while.