Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 Gpg Novices' Chase 3m

  • Winner £14,538 2nd £5,454 3rd £2,731 4th £1,362
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.30s
  • Off time: 15:15:50
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 13/2
2nd Voramar Two 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2291-11 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Swincombe Rock 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 10/111.00
2 1111P-1 Dark green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, dark green armlets, yellow cap Tell Massini (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 T R George P J Brennan 8/111.73
3 U1/322-1 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 P F Nicholls N Fehily 13/27.50
4 46/1131- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Be There In Five (IRE) 264
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/16.00
5 7211P-2 Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Voramar Two 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 8/19.00

Verdict

The Paul Nicholls-trained Aiteen Thirtythree and Nicky Henderson's Be There In Five are closely matched on hurdles form and it will be interesting to see how both perform first time up over fences with marginal preference among the two for the former who has had the benefit of a run this season when winning gamely over timber at Cheltenham last month. The Philip Hobbs-trained Voramar Two made a pleasing debut over fences when chasing home Watamu Bay at Exeter, while Swincombe Rock represents the bang in-form yard of Nigel Twiston-Davies and has to be considered following wins at Perth and Huntingdon but this is tougher now having to give weight away all round. The vote then goes the way of Tom George's TELL MASSINI, who was the best of these over hurdles and won well at Stratford last month on his chasing debut; he can follow up here.