Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:10 Betfred Mandarin Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 24.80s
  • Off time: 14:10:31
14:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pete The Feat (IRE) 15/8
2nd Relax (FR) 10/1
3rd Rey Nacarado (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 124U-P1 White, black cap State Benefit (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 130 9/25.50
2 P/160-7P Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Midnight Haze 21
Nag me
10 11-12 K C Bailey J M Maguire 130 25/126.00
3 52PF-4F ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Blackstaff (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-8 Nick Williams Miss E Kelly (7) 126 40/141.00
4 U5-1111 Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 C E Longsdon N Fehily 125 15/82.88
5 251-423 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-6 p P J Hobbs James Best (5) 124 7/18.00
7 122-165 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Relax (FR) 22
Nag me
7 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 10/111.00
8 21P4-34 Black and Light Green check, Black sleeves, Orange cap Rey Nacarado (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 p C E Longsdon A P McCoy 121 5/23.50
9 2/P1P-P6 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Mark The Book (IRE) 21
Nag me
11 10-13 pt B I Case S Twiston-Davies 117 25/126.00
Non runners
6322P-42Maringo Bay (IRE)711-5C J MannS Thomas123

Verdict

State Benefit beat Relax when landing an amateurs' race at Sandown on his return from a lay-off. But he's not been the most consistent in the past and Pete The Feat is in the form of his life, notching up a four-timer in heavy ground at Lingfield last month. He's now 29lb higher than when his winning run began, however, and MARINGO BAY is just preferred as he's moving in the opposite direction. Down 10lb in the weights since this time last year, he had Imperial Circus behind when second in testing going at Chepstow three weeks ago and Charlie Mann's charge looks set for a return to winning ways. Rey Nacarado is another to consider as he's only 1lb higher than when winning last year's renewal and Tony McCoy is on board for the first time.