Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:40 Sportingbet Handicap Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £6,882 2nd £2,033 3rd £1,016 4th £508
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.10s
  • Off time: 14:40:21
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Santiago (IRE) 9/1
2nd Our Bomber Harris 12/1
3rd Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 312/150- DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cedre Bleu (FR) 215
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 135 5/23.50
2 11/R2-U1 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 11-12 F M O'Brien Paul Moloney 135 9/25.50
3 484F1/6 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Our Bomber Harris 24
Nag me
8 11-7 H Fry N Fehily 130 12/113.00
4 2P06-1F EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 129 7/24.50
5 6P/1-112 DARK BLUE, WHITE triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Lake Legend 160
Nag me
8 11-5 A King R Thornton 128 8/19.00
6 P54P-5P Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Fine Parchment (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-4 pt C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 127 28/129.00
7 6913F2 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Sizing Santiago (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-13 p P Bowen J E Moore 122 9/110.00
8 1523U-2 Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 27
Nag me
7 10-13 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 122 11/112.00
9 44-2213 Royal Blue and Grey diabolo, quartered cap Iona Days (IRE) 129
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-11 J S Smith Timmy Murphy 120 20/121.00
10 1/P-1478 Yellow, Mauve epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Magical Legend 23
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-11 t S Kerswell Aidan Coleman 120 50/151.00
11 21F-5UP Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Rockabilly (FR) 14
Nag me
7 10-4 M H Weston A P Cawley 113 66/167.00

Verdict

Fine Parchment, Magical Legend and Rockabilly appear to have lost their way but Sizing Santiago bounced back well from a heavy fall at Aintree to finish second at Cheltenham while this is probably Tour Des Champs' best trip and he'll be a factor if a Cheltenham fall hasn't dented his confidence. Cedre Bleu won first-time-out last season and Alvarado won over 2m5f at Wetherby last month and likes soft ground. Rigadin De Beauchene was second at Uttoxeter on his reappearance but Lake Legend and Iona Days return from a break so it could be worth taking a chance on OUR BOMBER HARRIS. Harry Fry has made a promising start to his training career and his charge looked a promising sort over fences 18 months ago. A recent run over hurdles should have blown away a few cobwebs.