Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:10 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.70s
  • Off time: 15:10:21
15:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kateal 6/4
2nd Araucaria (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-BU513 Dark green, white hoop, orange cap Molly Round (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 J G Cann T J O'Brien 107 12/113.00
2 664-443 Yellow, Red star, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Araucaria (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 10/34.33
3 271-252 Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Bellaboosh (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-12 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards (3) 20/121.00
4 12/130-2 Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap Brixen (IRE) 34
Nag me
8 10-12 F Brennan N Fehily 4/15.00
5 2615/1F Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Kateal 38
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 6/42.50
6 352-426 Mauve, Red star, Red cap Kings Queen (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 10-12 T R George L Heard 99 25/126.00
7 P-164F5 Emerald green, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Lady Karinga 19
Nag me
7 10-12 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (5) 99 15/28.50

Verdict

Molly Round had BRIXEN and Araucaria behind when successful on heavy ground at Exeter and has since finished third over a longer trip on the same track. The runner-up ran well that day on her chasing bow, however, and is fancied to reverse the placings here on 6lb better terms. Donald McCain's mare was the best of these over hurdles but doesn't appear to be enjoying herself over fences and Kings Queen didn't reproduce earlier efforts over the larger obstacles when well beaten at Market Rasen last time. Lady Karinga also needs to step up on recent form but Bellaboosh wasn't disgraced when second at Ludlow and makes more appeal than Kateal, who is tackling fences for the first time.