Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 16:25 Star Sports Lay A Decent Bet Novices' Chase 3m 110y

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 46.90s
  • Off time: 16:25:27
16:25 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stoney's Treasure 6/4
2nd The Ferbane Man (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42PF63 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Federstar (GER) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 M F Harris Jimmy Derham (3) 115 10/111.00
2 175-343 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Stoney's Treasure 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-12 A King R Thornton 112 6/42.50
3 44233P Dark Blue, Pink seams, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Supreme Plan (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-12 pt K C Bailey S Quinlan 112 9/25.50
4 P84-P21 White, emerald green sleeves, maroon cap Tafika 23
Nag me
7 10-12 P R Webber D Elsworth 113 3/14.00
5 121624 Emerald green, white star, sleeves and cap The Ferbane Man (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 p Tim Vaughan D C Costello 114 11/26.50
Non runners
652220/5The Old Pretender (IRE)810-12N A Twiston-DaviesNon Runner115

Verdict

Stoney's Treasure travels strongly in his races but doesn't find a great deal when push comes to shove and it's questionable whether Robert Thornton will be able to hang on to him long enough to break his duck over fences in this small field. Supreme Plan has become expensive to follow and was pulled up when favourite at Uttoxeter last month but it may be too soon to write off The Old Pretender, who had decent form over hurdles a couple of years ago and probably needed the run when failing to justify market support over 2m5f here in November. Tafika is improving but only won a modest maiden chase at Leicester earlier this month and is likely to find this tougher so the vote goes to THE FERBANE MAN. Tim Vaughan's charge got outpaced when only fourth at Huntingdon last time but conditions here will be more to his taste and he's already run well on several occasions over hurdles and fences in this grade.