Newcastle

  • 13:50 Betfred Racing Follow Us On Facebook Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.29s
  • Off time: 13:50:10
13:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pinerolo 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113-011 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Edmund Kean (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 139 10/111.91
2 5178-41 Light green, royal blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves Bucking The Trend 74
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 132 7/24.50
3 8/P-4431 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Pinerolo 12
Nag me
8 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 127 9/43.25
4 313/3 Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Strike Fast (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 10-13 W Kinsey P Buchanan 66/167.00

Verdict

Unbeaten in a couple of starts over fences, EDMUND KEAN can defy a penalty and go in again. David Pipe's charge just got the better of The Romford Pele in testing ground at Ludlow last time despite unfavourable terms and should have too much for Bucking The Trend and Pinerolo. The former beat a subsequent winner when scoring at Fontwell in December and that looks stronger form than Pinerolo's victory at Catterick earlier this month. Strike Fast was thrown in at the deep-end in a Grade 2 event at Wetherby and should finish closer today without posing a threat.