• 16:55 BJP Insurance Brokers Open Hunters' Chase3m

  • Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.90s
  • Off time: 16:56:34
16:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paint The Clouds 6/4
2nd Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 20/1
3rd Maurisca (FR) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P-P3P2 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Offshore Account (IRE) 33
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
14 12-6 pt Tracey Bailey Mr Dominic Sutton (7) 117 7/18.00
2 211PB-5 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Prince Tom 264
Distance Winner
10 12-6 A Dunn Mr Nick Williams 135 10/34.33
3 4132-43 Purple and black (quartered), purple sleeves, white armlets, quartered cap Johnny's Way 19
Distance Winner
10 12-2 p G Foot Mr M Legg (5) 130 7/18.00
4 27-2920 Gold, black hoop, black and gold hooped cap Larks Lad (IRE) 153
Distance Winner
10 12-2 M Foley Mr Sam Painting (7) 117 20/121.00
5 72P2F5 Red, Light Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Light Blue cap Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 22
8 12-2 b1 D Buckett Mr T Ellis (3) 110 20/121.00
6 3/448-31 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, White sleeves Hudson Gunner (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p1 Francesca Nimmo Mr J M Ridley (5) 14/115.00
7 443112/ Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, orange sleeves and cap Maurisca (FR) 1061
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 R Bandey Mrs C Hardwick (7) 121 12/113.00
8 11111/P- Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Paint The Clouds 371
Distance Winner
9 11-12 W Greatrex Mr S Waley-Cohen 114 6/42.50


Offshore Account is bidding for a hat-trick in this contest and, despite his advancing years, is likely to make a bold bid again after a recent second between the flags. Paint The Clouds has won eight times under Rules and could be interesting on his first start in a hunter chase if fully wound-up but we'll taken a chance on the fitness of the former Paul Nicholls inmate PRINCE TOM. Alex Dunn has a good record with other trainers' cast-offs and Nick Williams is an accomplished amateur rider. Larks Lad is useful when in the mood and may be the pick of the remainder, though he's better on a sound surface.