Newbury

  • 14:20 Ultima's Matt Hudson Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.42s
  • Off time: 14:21:55
14:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pepite Rose (FR) 8/1
2nd Tony Star (FR) 4/1
3rd Bally Legend 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-74148 Dark Green and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Pepite Rose (FR) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 145 8/19.00
2 021421 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 144 15/28.50
5 217130 BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Grandads Horse 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 138 7/18.00
6 30-3388 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 11
Nag me
7 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 4/15.00
7 U-98585 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-10 bt P F Nicholls A P McCoy 129 8/19.00
8 363721 Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap Greywell Boy 15
Nag me
7 10-5 Nick Williams T Scudamore 124 5/16.00
9 11-2864 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, White sleeves and cap Tara Rose 21
Nag me
9 10-4 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 123 7/18.00
10 U702/32 BLACK, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Balzaccio (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-1 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 120 11/26.50
Non runners
3213/4PPRoudoudou Ville (FR)911-9V R A DartnallJack Doyle142
435-5215Domtaline (FR)711-7P F NichollsHarry Derham140

Verdict

Bally Legend's victory in a Grade 3 handicap at Kempton four weeks ago was unexpected but he'd go close in this with a repeat performance, though Domtaline was giving him 3lb when only beaten a neck at Exeter in December and is receiving weight here. The latter looks the best of Paul Nicholls' runners as Ulck Du Lin has been a big disappointment this season. Greywell Boy is back over a longer trip after winning at Sandown and may be in the handicapper's grip now, though is still preferred to Pepite Rose and Balzaccio. Tony Star and GRANDADS HORSE are out to advertise Cheltenham form, though both were well beaten behind Present View at The Festival. The latter had more excuses as he was having his first run since November and wouldn't have enjoyed the tacky ground. He beat Tara Rose at Wetherby in the autumn and isn't badly treated on that form.