Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 15:35 Betfred Classic Chase 3m 5f

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 33.80s
  • Off time: 15:35:09
15:35 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shotgun Paddy (IRE) 9/1
2nd Carruthers 28/1
3rd Royale Knight 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00191P- White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 301
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-12 t M Bradstock Nico de Boinville (5) 150 28/129.00
2 52P-41P Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-8 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 146 16/117.00
3 1/P1P1P- Red And Purple (quartered), Yellow Sleeves, white Cap Master Overseer (IRE) 301
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-8 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell 146 22/123.00
4 233-132 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Shotgun Paddy (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle L Aspell 145 9/110.00
5 3612-00 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 42
Nag me
8 11-6 v N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 144 12/113.00
6 21372-F Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 11-4 W P Mullins D J Casey 142 8/19.00
7 2P11/P-2 White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Victors Serenade (IRE) 62
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-13 A J Honeyball R Thornton 137 16/117.00
8 311-0P1 Red, yellow and red halved sleeves, black and yellow striped cap Noble Legend 16
Nag me
7 10-11 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 135 10/111.00
9 90-P532 Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 29
Nag me
11 10-8 M Keighley Ian Popham 132 20/121.00
10 1U5-202 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 10-8 M R Channon D Elsworth 132 8/19.00
12 140-331 Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 55
Nag me
7 10-5 p Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (5) 129 7/18.00
13 1117-6P Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 8/19.00
14 411P-3P Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-2 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 126 12/113.00
15 P0-5F01 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 36
Nag me
11 10-2 v N A Twiston-Davies Adam Wedge 126 33/134.00
16 322791 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 34
Nag me
8 10-0 Dr R D P Newland Brendan Powell 121 9/110.00
Non runners
110F-8465Solix (FR)810-7Ian WilliamsJ M Maguire131

Verdict

This is likely to turn into a real slog and it may be too much for Carruthers and Master Overseer, neither of which have been seen since pulling up in the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter last March. Hey Big Spender won this in 2012, with recent Exeter scorer Major Malarkey fourth, and is 10lb lower. He must have a chance if fully recovered from his exertions in the Welsh National but stamina could be a problem for Noble Legend and Solix. Safran De Cotte quickly lost interest at Haydock last time and Any Currency's recent form has been over the cross-country fences, though he looked unlucky last time and does stay well. Vesper Belle was fancied for the Becher Chase at Aintree last month but got no further than the first fence. It remains to be seen if that has left a mark while the handicapper has done novice Shotgun Paddy no favours. BOYFROMNOWHERE won the Southern National with a bit in hand at Fontwell in November. The ground was very testing that day but he jumped really well and, only 4lb higher now, can follow up in this higher grade. Loch Ba could figure if he stays but this may be too tough for Kelso scorer Royale Knight from 3lb out of the handicap.