Folkestone

  • 13:00 BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet Cheltenham 2013 Beginners' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £3,217 2nd £938 3rd £469
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.62s
  • Off time: 13:00:14
13:00 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Godsmejudge (IRE) 9/4
2nd The Musical Guy (IRE) 9/1
3rd Barlow (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1313-0P Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Barlow (IRE) 22
5 11-1 W Greatrex N D Fehily 124 4/15.00
2 4-4P5 Orange, Black diamond and armlets Cruz On Ted 10
5 11-1 G L Moore J E Moore 100/1101.00
3 P03P-P7 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Glenwood Present (IRE) 16
5 11-1 t R H Buckler A Glassonbury 100/1101.00
4 1271-20 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Godsmejudge (IRE) 17
6 11-1 A King R Thornton 123 9/43.25
5 052U1/P- Black, Red braces, hooped sleeves, Red cap Hard To Tell (IRE) 387
6 11-1 W G M Turner A Thornton 100/1101.00
6 610P00- Royal Blue, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mr Jay Dee (IRE) 245
7 11-1 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 50/151.00
7 FP/23-55 Red, large Emerald Green spots, spots on sleeves, Emerald Green cap Sherreb (IRE) 29
6 11-1 Miss A M Newton-Smith M Goldstein 50/151.00
8 5113-42 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 34
5 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 13/82.62
9 5/384-26 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Musical Guy (IRE) 41
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 9/110.00
10 783-137 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Western King (IRE) 24
5 11-1 pt C J Mann S Thomas 14/115.00
11 4167P-7 Black, White cross belts, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Chadford 66
4 10-8 Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 50/151.00

Verdict

TALKONTHESTREET was easily the best of these over hurdles and has already shown that he has a future over fences when chasing home Grove Pride at Exeter. He is likely to be a short price here to open his account. Godsmejudge was second in a competitive beginners' chase at Stratford last month but then ran no sort of race behind Rolling Aces at Newbury and has a bit to prove now, while a similar comment applies to Barlow, who was pulled up on his debut over fences at Kempton. Western King and The Musical Guy could be interesting now transferring their talents to the larger obstacles but this isn't an easy start.