Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:20 Betfred Goals Galore Novices' Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.10s
  • Off time: 13:20:29
13:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Festive Affair 10/1
2nd Dark Lover (GER) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7143-1F Yellow, light blue hoop Dark Lover (GER) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 143 5/61.83
2 11234-1 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Brick Red 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 140 11/82.38
3 1F2P-P3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Festive Affair 18
Nag me
6 10-13 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 10/111.00
4 7-95934 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Merchant Of Milan 20
Nag me
6 10-13 B G Powell Brendan Powell 109 66/167.00
5 43-5774 Purple, Orange epaulets, armlets and cap Tchang Goon (FR) 10
Nag me
10 10-13 p Miss Z C Davison D Crosse 62 100/1101.00

Verdict

DARK LOVER looked held when falling at Exeter last time and had been left clear to score at Cheltenham before that when Balder Success fell. He's burdened with a 10lb penalty as a consequence but is dropping down in class and won't need any luck to land this if running up to his best. Brick Red won in testing ground at Plumpton recently when Tchang Goon finished tailed off again. He looks the chief threat unless Festive Affair can post a much better effort than he did when well beaten in third here last month.