• 14:10 Downton Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.00s
  • Off time: 14:10:06
14:10 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big News 10/3
2nd Storm Survivor (IRE) 9/1
3rd Richmond (FR) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4F-3411 Dark green, yellow hoop and armlets, orange cap Reginaldinho (UAE) 7
7 11-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 109 11/82.38
2 5673-53 PALE BLUE, WHITE hoops, CRIMSON cap Big News 7
7 11-0 t R Lee M G Nolan (5) 110 10/34.33
3 1125-8P Pink, Maroon star Danandy (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
6 11-0 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 110 25/126.00
4 59U-385 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Helium (FR) 36
8 11-0 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 110 40/141.00
5 00F2P5 Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 12
6 11-0 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 107 25/126.00
6 04-497F Dark Blue, Yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Midnight Dove 42
8 11-0 A E Price R T Dunne (3) 100 100/1101.00
7 92439-5 Yellow, Orange braces, Yellow and Grey halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Mystic Appeal (IRE) 20
7 11-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield 110 8/19.00
9 P-5312P Yellow and Orange diamonds, Yellow sleeves Red Rouble (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
8 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 108 16/117.00
10 52F/63-P YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Richmond (FR) 60
8 11-0 Ian Williams D A Jacob 109 20/121.00
11 720P1P EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Samenerve (FR) 67
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 110 12/113.00
12 222-454 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Smart Act (IRE) 26
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 105 66/167.00
13 685P16 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Storm Survivor (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-0 p Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 110 9/110.00
Non runners
84/2-3462Preuty Boy (FR)811-0D W P ArbuthnotTom Cannon106


Storm Survivor has had five runs over fences without showing any ability but was the surprise winner of a decent contest over hurdles at Doncaster in December so may be capable of better. Smart Act showed promise over hurdles but was well beaten on his chasing debut and may need more experience. Samenerve was having his 14th start over fences when landing a minor handicap at Towcester and has since been pulled up at Newcastle and though winning point-to-pointer and bumper Danandy was always likely to do better when tackling regulation fences his two latest runs over hurdles offer little encouragement. Big News is bred to be a staying chaser so his debut run over fences over the minimum trip here last week was very encouraging and he looks the main threat to REGINALDHINO, who has won two Leicester handicaps in effortless style and looks to have more improvement in him.