Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:00 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off time: 15:02:16
15:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Violin Davis (FR) 7/4
2nd Urgence D'estruval (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 124267 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Urgence D'estruval (FR) 11
Nag me
5 11-6 A King R Thornton 11/43.75
2 3275-U1 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Jackies Solitaire 19
Nag me
5 11-0 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 124 9/43.25
3 1-81527 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Cruise In Style (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 10-12 p K Bishop James Best (3) 40/141.00
5 620-P34 Black, red and orange diabolo on sleeves, red cap Queens Bay 7
Nag me
7 10-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 118 15/28.50
6 3310-73 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 15
Nag me
7 10-12 t H Fry N Fehily 7/42.75
Non runners
4537-2P3One More Cookie (IRE)710-12M KeighleyA P Cawley105

Verdict

Urgence D'Estruval won twice over fences in France last year and will be all the better for a recent outing over hurdles at Sandown. But she has a double penalty in this, 6lb more than Jackies Solitaire who scraped home at Catterick after unseating her rider when in touch at Doncaster. VIOLIN DAVIS didn't jump very well out of the tacky ground on her chasing bow at Exeter but that experience will not have been lost on Harry Fry's seven-year-old and she could be the one to beat today. Queen's Bay is another likely improver having finished fourth at Ludlow last week, as is One More Cookie, but Cruise In Style tackles the larger obstacles for the first time here.