Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 14:40 Star Sports Kingmaker Novices' Chase 2m

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:25
14:40 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balder Succes (FR) 6/5
2nd Brick Red 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U5-1F15 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Balder Succes (FR) 63
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 A King W Hutchinson 145 6/52.20
2 234-131 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Brick Red 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 141 5/23.50
3 343121 Yellow, Light Blue star, Light Blue cap Lord Of House (GER) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t C J Mann M D Grant 138 9/110.00
4 33-2112 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Valco De Touzaine (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 t P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 144 3/14.00
5 774544 Purple, Orange epaulets, armlets and cap Tchang Goon (FR) 7
Nag me
10 11-0 p Miss Z C Davison Mr H G Miller 62 200/1201.00

Verdict

Tchang Goon has no chance on official figures but will pick up some prize money for just completing. There's a suspicion that Valco De Touzaine is best on a faster surface and the same comment may also apply to Balder Success, although the latter's defeat of Baby Mix over track and trip in November gives him leading claims on the book. Lord Of The House scored in heavy ground at Ludlow last time and had earlier gone close behind Tresor De Bontee. But the latter has been well beaten by BRICK RED at Wincanton subsequently so it's Venetia Williams' charge that rates the selection in a competitive chase.