Newbury

  • 14:25 Betfair Denman Chase 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.83s
  • Off time: 14:25:41
14:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harry Topper 7/2
2nd Al Ferof (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 343/1-13 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Al Ferof (FR) 44
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 168 5/42.25
2 1UB-133 MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Harry Topper 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 p K C Bailey J M Maguire 156 7/24.50
3 25-UF1P Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 21
Distance Winner
9 11-10 v G L Moore J E Moore 154 20/121.00
4 211-F44 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 156 9/43.25
5 22P52-U Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 105
Beaten Favourite
9 11-0 p A King R Thornton 151 10/111.00

Verdict

Al Ferof is the form pick on his third in the King George but there must be a big doubt about the grey getting home on this stiffer track on the ground. Walkon is another who may have stamina limitations but Vino Griego beat Harry Topper by 14 lengths at Sandown in December, though the latter stayed on strongly in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham two weeks ago and may be capable of turning the tables if jumping a little better here. KATENKO has been a little disappointing this term but has conditions in his favour today and is given a final chance to prove himself in this grade given he gets weight from all bar one of his rivals.