Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:30 Zenergi Novices' Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.50s
  • Off time: 13:34:29
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cedre Bleu (FR) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10/2P-16 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Bellvano (GER) 66
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 3/14.00
2 2P-5215 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Lidar (FR) 46
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 A King W Hutchinson 134 3/14.00
3 241/7F Yellow, Black sash, Emerald Green cap Ballyallia Man (IRE) 62
Nag me
7 11-0 t T R George L Heard 28/129.00
4 312- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cedre Bleu (FR) 339
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/61.83

Verdict

Bellvano won at the Punchestown Festival in May and may have needed the run when well behind Al Ferof in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham in November. He still has a bit to learn about jumping fences, however, while Lidar looked out of his depth behind the same rival at Sandown last month. The pair may struggle to concede 10lb to CEDRE BLEU, who did well in a light campaign over hurdles last season. He's a strapping individual and fences should be the making of him this year. Ballyallia Man has won a point-to-point but fell on his debut over fences and may need more time.