Doncaster

  • 13:45 32Red Novices' Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.70s
  • Off time: 13:45:29
13:45 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Otto The Great (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 432-91P Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 139 3/14.00
2 113-424 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 64
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 6/52.20
3 022-42P YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Otto The Great (FR) 83
Nag me
5 10-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/23.50
4 P-19 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Private Equity (FR) 26
Nag me
5 10-11 N J Henderson A Tinkler 11/112.00

Verdict

Four runners in this opener but only two trainers are represented. Barry Geraghty is on board Otto The Great, second three times over hurdles, so it's safe to assume he's the pick of Nicky Henderson's pair ahead of French import Private Equity. But Richard Johnson has a good book of rides today and can strike early on TALKONTHESTREET. He has shown promise in both starts over fences and was the best of these over the smaller obstacles. Stablemate So Fine was pulled up here last time and is conceding weight all round courtesy of an earlier victory at Kempton.