Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 16:25 starsportsbet.co.uk Novices' Chase 3m 2f

  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 11.50s
  • Off time: 16:27:34
16:25 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Prayer 8/13

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10R-4P1 Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Alpha Victor (IRE) 13
Nag me
9 11-7 W Kinsey P Buchanan 130 7/18.00
2 3/21P-U1 Dark Green, Mauve hoops Count Guido Deiro (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 128 2/13.00
3 41-61U2 Dark blue, beige seams, beige and dark blue hooped sleeves and cap Midnight Prayer 52
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-7 A King W Hutchinson 135 8/131.62
4 P2-R336 Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Spike Mac (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 11-0 R C Harper A Thornton 100/1101.00
Non runners
5313/3Strike Fast (IRE)911-0W KinseyRyan Mania

Verdict

Alpha Victor easily won a novices event at Sedgefield last time and there should be more to come from him on only his third start over fences. But a couple of these have superior form, including Count Guido Deiro. The latter picked up a handicap at Wincanton in good style on Boxing Day and should go close again. However, Alan King trained last year's winner Godsmejudge and is fancied to repeat the feat with MIDNIGHT PRAYER. He finished a distance ahead of the rest when runner-up to Benvolio at Newbury last month and the latter has subsequently gone in again.