• 12:50 First Great Western Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 24.15s
  • Off time: 12:50:53
12:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Handy Andy (IRE) 9/4
2nd Chartreux (FR) 5/1
3rd Lady Karinga 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 930/F4-1 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Chartreux (FR) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-10 T R George P J Brennan 125 5/16.00
2 438346 Red and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Mickelson (IRE) 70
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 12/113.00
4 61-8083 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 18
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-0 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 115 9/43.25
5 8886-13 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Balbriggan (IRE) 25
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 M R Channon D Elsworth 115 7/24.50
6 10/00-43 Red, Yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves Fabulous Fred (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
8 10-11 Noel T Chance J McGrath (5) 112 8/19.00
7 6/446-22 Emerald green, black and emerald green halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star High Kite (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 W Greatrex N D Fehily 108 4/15.00
8 1600-6P Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Lemon's Gent 23
5 10-4 p1 P R Webber S P Jones 105 33/134.00
9 7-47246 Emerald green, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Lady Karinga 18
7 10-4 Lucy Jones Benjamin Poste (7) 97 25/126.00
Non runners
37P66-11Honest John811-5S GollingsT Scudamore120


Chartreux cashed in on Fingal Bay's mishap to make a winning debut over fences at Exeter but has been harshly treated for that win. Honest John was all out to beat Chac Du Cadran at Doncaster and may struggle to complete the hat-trick, though he clearly likes soft ground and is still preferred to the one-paced Fabulous Fred. Mickelson has his first run for Jonjo O'Neill since leaving Noel Meade and this looks too far but Balbriggan is worth another try over 3m after his third at Ascot and High Kite has been knocking on the door. HANDY ANDY was third over a slightly shorter distance here at the start of the month and won off this mark over hurdles last season. Likely to improve further, he gets the nod today.