Newbury

  • 13:30 Zenergi Novices' Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.25s
  • Off time: 13:31:02
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Finian's Rainbow (IRE) 2/13

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1315-1 White, black cap Finian's Rainbow (IRE) 55
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 156 2/131.15
2 4129-78 Emerald Green and Light Green stripes Babysitter (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 12/113.00
3 5F611-0 Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Tail of The Bank (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-12 Mrs L J Young L Heard 9/110.00

Verdict

Only a mishap looks capable of disrupting FINIAN'S RAINBOW's preparations for the Arkle Chase. Nicky Henderson's novice, fifth in last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. was impressive when making all to beat subsequent Grade 2 winner Hells Bay by 12 lengths over C&D on his chasing debut in November and faces a straightforward task today. Babysitter has been up against decent novices in his two starts over fences so far but is undoubtedly suited by further so Tail Of The Bank, who made his reappearance in a Grade 2 over timber, may be the one for forecast backers if he jumps adequately over the larger obstacles for the first time.