Doncaster

  • 14:20 Betdaq No Premium Charge Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.20s
  • Off time: 14:20:22
14:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Holywell (IRE) 10/11
2nd Victor Hewgo 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-22142 Black, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, Emerald Green star Firm Order (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 p P R Webber D F O'Regan 127 14/115.00
2 24-32U1 White, Mauve stars Holywell (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 10/111.91
3 3105-1U Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 4/15.00
4 6121-21 Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Victor Hewgo 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 K G Reveley J Reveley 132 5/23.50
5 1/6035-3 Cerise, royal blue and cerise quartered cap Social Overdrive (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 11-0 Miss E Baker James Banks (5) 100 100/1101.00

Verdict

Holywell finally got off the mark over fences at the fourth time of asking at Catterick and that should have given his confidence a boost. He was a very useful staying hurdler, finishing second in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree last season and winning the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham when Top Of The Range was tailed off. The latter blotted his copy book when unseating his rider at Musselburgh last time having won at Ascot on his chasing bow and may be better over shorter trips. VICTOR HEWGO is jumping fences relatively late in life but has taken to the new challenge like a duck to water. He had more in the tank when winning by eight lengths over course and distance last month and should be tough to beat in this. Firm Order has much more experience than his rivals but usually finds at least one too good.