Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:30 Ultima - Best Company Award Winner Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 3-F321P Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 11-12 N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3) 138 1001
2 6P-121U Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-11 M R Channon A P McCoy 137 1001
3 13/1P0-6 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap As De Fer (FR) 14
Nag me
7 11-9 t A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 135 1001
4 150-41F DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cedre Bleu (FR) 77
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-9 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 135 1001
5 P341F-4 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Mister Marker (IRE) 37
Nag me
9 11-7 N G Richards B Harding 133 1001
6 212351 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 131 1001
7 5-P6U14 Orange, Purple diamond and sleeves, Black and Orange striped cap Alderluck (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 b D Pipe T Scudamore 128 1001
8 1-80831 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 94
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-11 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 123 1001
9 1PF-327 Yellow, Red hoop, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Only Witness (IRE) 36
Nag me
8 10-10 p B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 122 1001
10 1U-3731 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Rhum (FR) 51
Nag me
8 10-8 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 120 1001

Verdict

The Cheltenham fences proved too much for Loch Ba at The Festival and he was already struggling when unseating Dominic Elsworth. He was impressive when scoring over 3m here previously, however, and shouldn't be written off just yet. Cedre Bleu is tried in blinkers after falling at Chepstow last time and is another for the short-list while Ballyoliver bounced back to form at Ludlow last month and won over course and distance at the start of December. Despite winning a shade cosily here before Christmas, HANDY ANDY remains well handicapped and the form of that victory has been franked. Colin Tizzard's seven-year-old has won three of his four starts here and finished third in the other and can continue his love affair with the track by landing this. Rhum won over this trip at Wincanton last month and looks the danger ahead of the more exposed Alderluck.