Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:40 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:23
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kerada (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F0-3116 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sway (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 137 Evs2.00
2 3P2-337 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Asturienne 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-12 A King R Thornton 6/17.00
3 00/R-5 BROWN, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, check cap Fillyofthevalley 55
Nag me
8 10-12 P Jones M D Grant 100/1101.00
4 1113F-4 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Kerada (FR) 74
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/42.25

Verdict

KERADA, a winner three times over hurdles last season, made a satisfactory reappearance in a mares' race at Wincanton in November. She should strip fitter here and has the build of a chaser so will have no excuses if she fails to make a winning start over the larger obstacles. The seven-year-old gets 8lb from Sway, who won at Ludlow and Exeter at the back end of last year but had her limitations exposed in better company at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Asturienne is badly handicapped over hurdles so it's no surprise Alan King is switching her attention to fences but she is rated 7lb below the selection over timber.