Newbury

  • 14:15 Coolmation Graduation Chase3m

  • Winner £12,021 2nd £3,530 3rd £1,765 4th £882
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.83s
  • Off time: 14:15:58
14:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21521-4 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 143 5/16.00
2 21224-P Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 145 5/16.00
3 2235-2U Grey, White epaulets Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 9/43.25
4 352F-15 Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 148 5/42.25
Non runners
51/31114-O'faolains Boy (IRE)610-10Miss R CurtisA P McCoy

Verdict

O'Faolains Boy completed a hat-trick in a bumper and over hurdles around a year ago and hasn't been seen since attempting to make all in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham where he led to the last before being swamped. Gullinbursti reappeared after a long break to score very easily at Market Rasen then reverted to hurdles and ran well for a long way in a Haydock Grade 3. HADRIAN'S APPROACH, third in the RSA at Cheltenham, returned to action in the Hennessy where he didn't get far. He'll find this slightly less daunting and can make amends. Super Duty pulled up in the Hennessy but had shown enough previously to be given a chance though he was two lengths behind Poungach at Haydock last November and is no better off at the weights.