Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 14:30 Highflyer Bloodstock Four Years Old Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £5,854 2nd £1,719 3rd £860 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.17s
  • Off time: 14:32:47
14:30 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 11/10
2nd Sir Du Bearn (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4166-48 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Gilded Age 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 A King W Hutchinson 13/27.50
2 1183P-D Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 10-10 S Gollings T Scudamore 9/110.00
3 1-625 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Shalimar Fromentro (FR) 25
Nag me
4 10-10 Nick Williams D A Jacob 6/17.00
4 1- Red, pink hoop and armlets Sir Du Bearn (FR) 319
Nag me
4 10-10 P F Nicholls N Fehily 11/43.75
5 123- EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 269
Nag me
4 10-3 N J Henderson A Tinkler 11/102.10

Verdict

This race looks to revolve around the two fascinating French recruits SIR DU BEARN and Nadiya De La Vega. Both arrive on these shores having raced exclusively at Pau and their efforts there appear closely matched. We'll side with the Nicholls-trained runner though as the winner of the second division of a maiden hurdle whose first went to Triumph Hurdle winner Soldatino, the pair stopping the clock in a similar time. He's been given time by his trainer who evidently thinks quite a bit of him and conditions look to suit. In receipt of the fillies' allowance Nadiya De La Vega is a big threat for the Million In Mind syndicate having been described as a 'lovely, powerful filly' and perhaps the market will help more than any study of their French achievements can. Sergeant Pink looked very unlucky to lose his race in the Stewards' room at Huntingdon but even a repeat is likely to fall just short while Shalimar Fromentro is the type his trainer excels with but this is an above-average contest.