Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:40 Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.40s
  • Off time: 15:40:17
15:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ikorodu Road 4/1
2nd Ouzbeck (FR) 15/2
3rd On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 422463 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Benny Be Good 21
Nag me
9 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 152 12/113.00
2 5312-73 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Mon Parrain (FR) 106
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 150 7/42.75
3 137-F2P Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 35
Nag me
9 11-1 p1 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 141 12/113.00
4 022-01P Red, yellow epaulets Faasel (IRE) 9
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11 11-0 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 140 14/115.00
5 14P-206 White and Red stripes, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Swincombe Rock 106
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7 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 138 12/113.00
6 980-543 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Ouzbeck (FR) 21
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10 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 138 15/28.50
7 5-97781 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 36
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9 10-11 p D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 137 14/115.00
8 0P5221 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ikorodu Road 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 p M Sheppard C Poste 134 4/15.00
9 11-2PUP Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Quotica De Poyans (FR) 35
Nag me
8 10-2 A King W Hutchinson 128 10/111.00
10 13413P White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Ethiopia 153
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 b R H Buckler James Best (7) 121 40/141.00

Verdict

Mon Parrain was in good form around this time last year, winning at Sandown and finishing second in the Topham Chase over the National fences at Aintree. He's been lightly campaigned this time around but did have Swincombe Rock behind when third at Cheltenham in December and will have his ground today. Benny Be Good deserves to win a race like this but has been fighting a losing battle with the handicapper for most of the season while this is a step up in class for Fakenham winner On Borrowed Wings. Faasel was never travelling at Cheltenham last week and, like Ouzbeck, may not be the force of old while it's difficult to place much faith in either Pearlysteps or Quotica De Poyans. IKORODU ROAD certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Doncaster when Benny be Good was a distant third. He's still well treated and can follow up here.