Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:00 Bet totepool At totesport.com Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.40s
  • Off time: 15:00:24
15:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/322-11 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 150 10/111.91
2 312-21F Yellow, Red braces, White sleeves and cap Glenwood Knight (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 7/18.00
3 1211/31 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Tarablaze 75
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 7/42.75
4 52-P702 Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves Flight Leader (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 122 22/123.00

Verdict

This may well develop into a match between AITEEN THIRTYTHREE and Tarablaze. The former was most impressive on his fencing bow, beating Voramar Two by 17 lengths in a Grade 2 over C&D in November and arguably has the most scope. He is preferred to Philip Hobbs' eight-year-old, who also has potential but looks more of an out-and-out stayer and wasn't entirely convincing when beating sole rival Hidden Keel at Exeter in December. Glenwood Knight won over this trip on heavy ground at Uttoxeter in December but fell when favourite at Wetherby last month and is taking on better opposition now. He still looks a better bet than Flight Leader, however, who is now an 11-year-old and still seeking a first chase win after eight attempts.