Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:05 RSA Worcester Novices' Chase 3m

  • Winner £17,370 2nd £6,518 3rd £3,264 4th £1,626
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.30s
  • Off time: 14:05:24
14:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Just A Par (IRE) 5/4
2nd Third Intention (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3262-13 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-9 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 151 11/82.38
2 51P1-U1 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 11-6 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 134 14/115.00
3 73220-2 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 134 6/17.00
4 21122-2 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Just A Par (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 5/42.25
5 U1-P6 Black and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap Typical Oscar (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-2 M Blake C O'Farrell 150/1151.00

Verdict

JUST A PAR was a little novicey when beaten by Shotgun Paddy on his chasing bow at Chepstow but the winner is useful and he'll know more today. Paul Nicholls' charge should be able to take advantage of the 7lb he receives from Third Intention, a little disappointing when only third at Wincanton after getting off the mark in a match at Cheltenham. But the latter is still preferred to Huntingdon winner Le Reve and Exeter runner-up Ardkilly Witness, who looks as though he'd benefit from a more thorough test of stamina. Typical Oscar looks to be well out of his depth.