Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:25 Betfair Denman Chase 3m

  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 6.04s
  • Off time: 14:27:04
14:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 8/11
2nd The Giant Bolster 6/1
3rd Menorah (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1R16-65 Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Master Of The Hall (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 149 20/121.00
2 F314-31 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 44
Nag me
8 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 163 7/18.00
3 1241-11 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Silviniaco Conti (FR) 77
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 172 8/111.73
4 13PF-4P Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Weird Al (IRE) 14
Nag me
10 11-10 p1 D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 164 16/117.00
5 82FP-17 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 45
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-6 b D Pipe N Fehily 158 20/121.00
6 2142-3P Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 45
Nag me
8 11-6 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 164 6/17.00
7 6P07-1F Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Little Josh (IRE) 14
Nag me
11 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 149 33/134.00
8 22211/4- Black and Light Blue diamonds, Light Blue cap Mail de Bievre (FR) 509
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 160 7/18.00

Verdict

SILVINIACO CONTI emerged as a genuine Gold Cup contender in the autumn and can shrug off an absence to keep his unbeaten record intact this season with victory here. Paul Nicholls' much-improved seven-year-old beat King George winner Long Run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock in November with The Giant Bolster back in third and Weird Al fourth. On a line through Long Run, he has nothing to fear from Junior while Master Of The Hall is out of sorts and French import Mail De Bievre will need to be smart to figure after a lengthy absence. Stamina could be a problem for Little Josh, who fell heavily at Cheltenham, and Menorah though the latter won well over shorter at Kempton in December and is very talented.