Newbury

  • 15:30 Ultima - Proud Sponsors Of Alan King Racing Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.25s
  • Off time: 15:30:29
15:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roalco De Farges (FR) 7/2
2nd No Secrets (IRE) 8/1
3rd Samingarry (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 56-24P6 WHITE, DARK BLUE sash, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Highland Lodge (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle L P Aspell 137 11/26.50
2 2-51556 Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie 28
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 136 10/111.00
3 8-21139 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 83
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 T R George P J Brennan 133 10/111.00
4 7PP-611 Yellow, Light Blue chevron and armlets, Light Blue cap, Yellow star Reblis (FR) 76
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 G L Moore Joshua Moore 130 20/121.00
6 011P-45 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap No Secrets (IRE) 82
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 11-3 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 128 8/19.00
7 247356 Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Warrior (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 11-2 p1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 127 12/113.00
8 2512/P3 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Roalco De Farges (FR) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 127 7/24.50
9 0-5F01P Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 70
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-1 v N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (7) 126 33/134.00
10 13115P Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Samingarry (FR) 10
Nag me
7 11-1 N J Hawke A P McCoy 126 14/115.00
11 2341F3 SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap Bertie Boru (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 11-0 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 125 16/117.00
12 416-0F4 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Atom 23
Nag me
11 11-0 p Mrs K A Buckett Brendan Powell 125 66/167.00
14 1-U4P33 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 10-13 M R Channon G Sheehan (3) 124 6/17.00
15 1-32611 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE sash and sleeves, WHITE cap Loughalder (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 10-11 pt M Sheppard C Poste 122 12/113.00
Non runners
513F652Storm Survivor (IRE)811-4Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy129
131-FF51PBuck's Bond (FR)810-13P F NichollsNick Scholfield124

Verdict

Surprisingly, given the race title, none of the Alan King entries have stood their ground but several other big yards are represented. Paul Nicholls' BUCK'S BOND is a law unto himself but very capable if in the mood and his best efforts have come on good going. He still isn't badly treated so gets a very tentative vote ahead of the classy-but-luckless Highland Lodge and Roalco De Farges. Philip Hobbs also runs Bertie Boru but Richard Johnson rides the nine-year-old who should now be approaching peak fitness and was second to Tidal Bay in the 2012 bet365 Gold Cup off a 7lb higher mark. Storm Survivor chased home Night In Milan in a Class 2 handicap at Doncaster three weeks ago and can't be ignored while Reblis won a couple of staying handicaps at Plumpton earlier this season, though has shot up the weights since. Niceonefrankie's defeat of Double Ross at Ascot in November is very solid form and he's been keeping good company since - he's another to consider.