Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:30 Securon Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.20s
  • Off time: 15:32:13
15:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baseball Ted (IRE) 5/1
2nd Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 12/1
3rd Qulinton (FR) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 71657-1 Yellow, Purple cap Noble Crusader (USA) 115
Nag me
8 11-12 b R Lee S Thomas 127 12/113.00
2 2-53827 Royal Blue, Orange braces and sleeves, quartered cap Qulinton (FR) 19
Nag me
7 11-12 D Pipe Danny Cook (3) 127 5/16.00
3 31-33U5 Emerald Green and Black stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap Wessex King (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 H D Daly R Johnson 121 10/34.33
4 5/3-7B2P Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 41
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7 11-5 O Sherwood L Aspell 120 12/113.00
5 503-P6R Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Zacharova (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 11-4 bt Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 119 11/112.00
6 34P-613 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Babe Heffron (IRE) 48
Nag me
10 11-2 T R George S P Jones 117 9/25.50
7 P8-1331 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Baseball Ted (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 p C E Longsdon T J O'Brien 114 5/16.00
8 15-226P EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stars, striped sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW striped cap Its Crucial (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-8 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 109 11/26.50

Verdict

Noble Crusader and BASEBALL TED both won last time out and may be the pair to concentrate on with much of the opposition struggling to recapture their best form. The former hasn't run since winning on his reappearance at Lingfield in November, however, so the latter gets the vote even though he could only finish third to Babe Heffron at Lingfield in January. Charlie Longsdon's nine-year-old is better off at the weights now, despite scoring easily at Leicester last month, and today's less testing surface is also in his favour. Qulinton has ability though would probably prefer faster ground and a longer trip, but Wessex King may have needed his latest run at Ascot and could get involved.