Newbury

  • 14:20 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase Finale 2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £16,881 2nd £6,360 3rd £3,183 4th £1,590
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 0-73111 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 t H Fry N D Fehily 133 1001
2 426723 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Urgence D'estruval (FR) 43
5 11-8 A King Wayne Hutchinson 132 1001
3 5-U1431 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Jackies Solitaire 13
5 11-6 A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 130 1001
4 132F13 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Fentara 49
8 11-3 pt T D Walford D A Jacob 126 1001
5 2FF1P5 Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 27
10 11-1 p1 T Symonds Felix de Giles 124 1001
6 2-25221 Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Tara Rose 24
8 10-10 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 119 1001
7 1-2P121 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Micro Mission (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 10-6 C Grant Samantha Drake (7) 115 1001
8 161057 Brown, light blue braces Lucy's Legend (IRE) 28
7 10-3 pt P Henderson T J O'Brien 112 1001
9 81U411 Aquamarine, Black cap Marie Des Anges (FR) 21
Course Winner
5 10-3 A J Honeyball Charlie Huxley 113 1001
10 476-214 Red, white chevrons, striped sleeves, red cap Niki Royal (FR) 44
8 10-0 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell (3) 109 1001
11 P26023 Yellow, Maroon braces Glen Countess (IRE) 18
6 10-0 pt B G Powell Thomas Garner (7) 94 1001

Verdict

Valmari would have a chance at the weights in this but her jumping has let her down on occasions and she may lack the scope of some of her rivals. There aren't that many mares only novice chases in the calendar and most of these have clashed at some time this season. Fentara beat Micro Mission by almost 40 lengths at Kelso in January and was far from disgraced when third in a Grade 2 at Wetherby last month. Jackies Solitaire and Marie Des Anges have taken well to the larger obstacles while there should be more to come from Urgence D'estruval and Tara Rose came good at Bangor last month. But the classy VIOLIN DAVIS has already beaten the latter pair and Jackies Solitaire this term and, despite conceding weight all round, can complete the four-timer.