Newbury

  • 14:35 Betfair Graduation Chase3m

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 18.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:40
14:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Time For Rupert (IRE) 8/15

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 232P/22- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Pasco (SWI) 306
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 11/26.50
2 1UF-4U7 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 18
Nag me
6 11-8 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 145 5/16.00
3 2/115-25 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 P R Webber D F O'Regan 156 8/151.53
4 5149-51 Purple, mauve stars, purple sleeves Carpincho (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Mrs S J Humphrey Aidan Coleman 131 9/110.00

Verdict

Pasco has a good record on this track but is probably better over shorter and should prove no match for TIME FOR RUPERT. The latter had a wake-up call behind Kauto Star and Long Run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock but had run well on his reappearance in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby and, though probably just short of top class, remains a nice prospect. The Giant Bolster is often let down by his jumping but has ability and will probably pop up somewhere at a big price this season while Carpincho stayed on strongly to win a beginners' chase at Market Rasen last time, though has a bit to find at the weights here