Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:40 Hennessy Gold Cup Handicap Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.20s
  • Off time: 14:42:49
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Madison Du Berlais (FR) 25/1
2nd Air Force One (GER) 5/1
3rd Snoopy Loopy (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P16UP-1 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Knowhere (IRE) 34
Nag me
10 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 154 16/117.00
2 B11331 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Snoopy Loopy (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 p P Bowen S E Durack 157 12/113.00
3 5/33P1-5 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Monkerhostin (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 155 33/134.00
4 21113-4 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Albertas Run (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 155 8/19.00
5 13202/3- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap My Will (FR) 581
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8 11-8 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield (5) 160 33/134.00
6 12511-2 Black, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Black stars, Light Blue cap Air Force One (GER) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 C J Mann N Fehily 152 5/16.00
7 121371- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 239
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-7 P F Nicholls S Thomas 153 5/16.00
8 U11U2-1 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Dear Villez (FR) 48
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-6 P F Nicholls Christian Williams 152 16/117.00
9 4425F-6 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Madison Du Berlais (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-4 p1 D Pipe T Scudamore 154 25/126.00
10 62S54-2 Royal Blue and White check, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Slim Pickings (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 11-1 T J Taaffe P W Flood 143 12/113.00
12 221/019- Brown, Red stars, Brown sleeves, Red cap, Brown star Oedipe (FR) 220
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6 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 146 10/111.00
13 F21118- Royal Blue, Red cross belts, striped sleeves, hooped cap Verasi 261
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 b G L Moore P Hide 141 20/121.00
14 51/43P1- Royal Blue, Pink hoop High Chimes (IRE) 261
Nag me
9 10-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 141 16/117.00
15 U1827-0 LIGHT BLUE, red stars, light blue sleeves, emerald green cap Royal County Star (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 10-8 A J Martin Robert Colgan (3) 140 14/115.00
17 69111-2 Maroon, Mauve striped sleeves Island Flyer (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 10-0 T R George D F O'Regan 125 9/25.50
Non runners
117-1P641Always Waining (IRE)711-1P BowenT J O'Brien147
16412P/3-1Character Building (IRE)810-6J J QuinnD C Costello135

Verdict

Although officially well in at the weights following his success at Haydock last week, Snoopy Loopy may find this coming too soon and a better bet looks to be CHARACTER BUILDING, who is preferred at the odds to market leaders Big Buck's and Air Force One. Charlie Mann's gelding has been heavily supported in recent days and has to be respected with the yard continuing to churn out plenty of winners and the six-year-old being entitled to come on for his reappearance run behind Roll Along. Nicky Henderson has his team in similarly good heart so his runner Oedipe has to be considered but he would need to go better than on his first start of last season to trouble the judge. Tom George's Island Flyer has a nice racing weight but he has been harshly raised 7lbs for his run behind Cornish Sett in the Badger Ales Trophy and this looks tougher. Jonjo O'Neill's Albertas Run could probably do with some help from the handicapper and a bigger threat may come from Dear Villez. One of three runners in the race for Paul Nicholls, the six-year-old was good value for his win in the Munster National last time and he has to be respected. Stable companion Big Buck's showed decent form as a novice last term, culminating with success in the Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree. The stable's horses continue in good form and he has solid claims but marginal preference is for Character Building. John Quinn's gelding made a winning return over hurdles at Towcester just over three weeks ago, a run that should have put him spot on, and he is taken to go two better than 12 months ago when beaten into third place behind Denman in what was his only outing last season.