Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 16:10 Better Prices On Betfair Mobile Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £8,122 2nd £2,385 3rd £1,192 4th £596
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.90s
  • Off time: 16:10:27
16:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Unioniste (FR) 4/5
2nd Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/10P-12 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Our Father (IRE) 56
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-8 t1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 149 4/15.00
2 1/1F-1F2 Grey, White epaulets Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 10/34.33
3 71-2341 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 9/110.00
4 65-1131 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Unioniste (FR) 56
Nag me
5 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 153 4/51.80
5 5/F46-3F Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Henry Hurst (IRE) 102
Nag me
7 11-0 J C Fox A Thornton 150/1151.00

Verdict

On a line through Dynaste, there isn't a great deal to choose between Hadrian's Approach and Unioniste and the latter was was getting 5lb when beating Walkon in a Grade 3 handicap over a shorter trip at Cheltenham last time. OUR FATHER was outstayed by Highland Lodge at Cheltenham last time but had won easily on his debut over fences at that track and this easier course may be in his favour. It's too early to give up on him just yet and he gets the nod here. Same Difference finally came good at Leicester last month but has a lot more on his plate here while it's impossible to fancy Henry Hurst in this company.