Newbury

  • 15:50 StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.20s
  • Off time: 15:55:16
15:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shangani (USA) 3/1
2nd Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24-5413 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 28
9 11-12 bt P F Nicholls R Mahon 146 7/18.00
2 61-2FP5 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 21
8 11-8 t T R George P J Brennan 142 6/17.00
4 PU-9858 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 35
Course Winner
6 10-13 t1 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 133 7/24.50
5 7-3P352 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 22
8 10-12 Miss V Williams T Scudamore 132 3/14.00
6 PP5-551 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Dashing George (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
12 10-9 P Winks Ryan Winks (7) 129 10/111.00
7 211-286 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, White sleeves and cap Tara Rose 85
9 10-5 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 125 8/19.00
8 554324 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Elenika (FR) 15
Beaten Favourite
6 10-3 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 123 9/25.50
Non runners
3P15-037Nadiya De La Vega (FR)811-4N J HendersonNon Runner138

Verdict

Paul Nicholls and Venetia Williams are both doubly represented in this. Jockey bookings would suggest course winner ULCK DU LIN might be the pick of the former's pair as, though he's been a bit disappointing this season, he's feasibly handicapped at present and has winning form on the track - he gets a tentative vote. Shangani looks to have the better chance of the latter's two runners having run in this grade at Cheltenham in January before finishing second to Une Artiste at Kempton. Dashing George bounced back to winning ways at Fakenham last month but this is much tougher and Majala and Tara Rose are out of sorts at present.