Newbury

  • 15:40 Sportingbet Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 15:44:30
15:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ulck Du Lin (FR) 2/1
2nd Oh Crick (FR) 12/1
3rd Renard (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-24706 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves West With The Wind 35
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney (3) 145 66/167.00
2 7124-5P Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Micheal Flips (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-10 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 143 8/19.00
3 36134-6 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 15
Distance Winner
9 11-9 A King Mr Joshua Newman (7) 142 12/113.00
4 31349-0 Navy Blue, Gold braid Consigliere (FR) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 p D Pipe T Scudamore (7) 140 20/121.00
5 51PP-34 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 139 8/19.00
6 120P-36 Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 28
Distance Winner
7 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 138 20/121.00
7 48/1-311 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 11-3 pt Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (10) 136 8/19.00
8 1115-30 Red, grey and red chevrons on sleeves Manger Hanagment (IRE) 133
7 11-2 F Brennan Felix de Giles 135 66/167.00
9 F437-P0 Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Takeroc (FR) 15
Distance Winner
9 11-2 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 135 33/134.00
10 11-620U White, royal blue chevron, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, white star Comehomequietly (IRE) 28
8 11-0 D A Rees R Johnson 133 28/129.00
11 1334/13- Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 359
Beaten Favourite
6 10-9 N J Gifford A Thornton 128 17/29.50
12 6F-P501 TURQUOISE and SILVER diamonds Tatispout (FR) 19
Distance Winner
5 10-8 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 127 20/121.00
13 15/1F1-5 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Kateal 35
Course Winner
9 10-6 Nick Williams J E Moore 125 12/113.00
14 17023-3 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob (ex1) 126 2/13.00
15 215/38-9 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
8 10-0 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (7) 118 12/113.00

Verdict

Gus Macrae arrives off back-to-back wins at Aintree and Ascot and Patrick Corbett again takes off 10lb. It would be no surprise to see him complete the hat-trick but this is another tough heat and OH CRICK, a former Cheltenham Festival winner, will have needed his run at Cheltenham when still finishing well ahead of Consigliere and Takeroc. Alan King's charge gets the nod here. Renard ran a lot better than the final result suggests when fourth to Cue Card in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter and Micheal Flips has a touch of class when on-song while Falcon Island isn't without a chance. But Ulck Du Lin found nothing off the bridle when third at Stratford, though the drop in distance may help. Tatispout won easily last time but the mare is not one to rely upon.