Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:20 Ladbrokes Supports Greatwood Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 48.20s
  • Off time: 14:20:26
14:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lyes Green 8/1
2nd My Immortal 11/2
3rd Strawberry (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 033-337 Emerald Green and Black stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap Alderburn 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 H D Daly M Bradburne 139 8/19.00
2 21-5613 Maroon, Light Blue hoop, Dark Green sleeves, Light Blue cap Strawberry (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-7 J W Mullins P Hide 134 7/18.00
3 28-9321 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Theatre Dance (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot Timmy Murphy 134 5/16.00
4 43-6166 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Kandjar d'Allier (FR) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-5 A King R Thornton 132 11/112.00
5 121-P59 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap King Harald (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-5 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 132 12/113.00
6 17123-P Light Blue, Scarlet collar, sash and sleeves, check cap Tom Sayers (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-3 P J Hobbs P J Brennan 130 14/115.00
7 3-62502 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Mount Oscar (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 R Rowe J Tizzard 127 14/115.00
9 18-PPPP Royal Blue, Red cross belts, striped sleeves, hooped cap Verasi 56
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 b G L Moore E Dehdashti (3) 126 22/123.00
10 2F3U00- Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, Yellow and Royal Blue halved sleeves, Yellow cap My Immortal 329
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 J J Quinn R Walsh 126 11/26.50
11 P-31529 Light Blue, Orange sash Lyes Green 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 p O Sherwood D Elsworth 124 8/19.00
13 75P323 Black, White diamond, halved sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Antonius Caesar (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 A M Hales W Kennedy 120 5/16.00
Non runners
81/2426UAlexanderthegreat (IRE)1111-0Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman127
125221-11Cava Bien710-9Tim VaughanB Wharfe115

Verdict

ALEXANDERTHEGREAT was in the process of running a big race in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham before his jockey exited the saddle and he can make amends today with a win at the main expense of King Harald, Alderburn and My Immortal. Younger horses have done well in this race in recent years but the 11-year-old Alexanderthegreat can strike a blow for the older generation today. Whilst he is not the best-handicapped horse in training, he has not failed to run his race since being pulled up at Uttoxeter in heavy ground back in January of 2007. He will like this ground and looks worth a bet. Top-weight Alderburn won this race two years ago but his latest run at Doncaster was totally abject and he is now passed over, as is course and distance winner King Harald after some poor recent runs but course experience is always a bonus. Cava Bien sneaks in at the bottom of the weights. Tim Vaughan's progressive gelding will be on a high after completing the hat-trick at Taunton recently and is not be underestimated. One of the more interesting runners is My Immortal on his first start for John Quinn. Ruby Walsh catches the eye as a jockey-booking and this mark off 126 looks one that canny new connections might be able to exploit, especially as we know he handles the ground. Theatre Dance is progressing well and represents a red-hot trainer, whilst Tom Sayers and Verasi need to bounce back to form. Lyes Green is another who has a bit to prove, along with the experienced Kanjar D'Allier, but it is Alexanderthegreat who can live up to his moniker.