Newbury

  • 12:40 Betfair Denman Chase 3m

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.70s
  • Off time: 12:40:53
12:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Long Run (FR) 4/7
2nd Burton Port (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/311-22 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 53
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 182 4/71.57
2 F-4U721 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 20
Nag me
7 11-6 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 160 17/29.50
3 11121/2- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Burton Port (IRE) 447
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 160 15/28.50
5 226U-32 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 157 5/16.00
6 1/524P-3 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap What A Friend 111
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 169 9/110.00
Non runners
423P4FUChapel House911-0R C HarperW P Kavanagh79

Verdict

Connections will be relieved that LONG RUN has no Kauto Star to contend with here having twice come off second-best against Paul Nicholls' stable star in his two runs this term. The reigning champion chaser has to concede weight to all of his rivals in this but should be up to the task, though Nicholls will be looking for a big run from both Tidal Bay and What A Friend who are both Grade 1 winners. Burton Port, the top weight's stablemate, could also have the Gold Cup on his agenda if putting in a decent performance following a lengthy lay-off while recent Newbury winner The Giant Bolster is certainly no slouch, though has done all of his winning over shorter trips.