• 14:40 bet365 Open Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.10s
  • Off time: 14:41:26
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cantlow (IRE) 6/1
2nd Easter Meteor 5/1
3rd Grandioso (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P521-2 Yellow, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on light blue cap Ackertac (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 11-12 b Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 147 20/121.00
2 1/51211- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 279
Distance Winner
6 11-10 t P F Nicholls R Mahon 145 14/115.00
3 214-P8F Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Easter Meteor 13
Distance Winner
7 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 143 5/16.00
4 2PPF-15 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Hazy Tom (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-7 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 142 16/117.00
5 22110-9 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cantlow (IRE) 28
8 11-5 P R Webber A P McCoy 140 6/17.00
6 1PPP/4-P ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 27
Distance Winner
9 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 20/121.00
7 0/41F14- DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cedre Bleu (FR) 225
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 bt P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 139 9/110.00
8 36212-3 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Upsilon Bleu (FR) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-3 Miss P Robson Timmy Murphy 138 9/110.00
9 51-F033 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, royal blue cap Full Jack (FR) 41
6 11-2 Miss P Robson A P Cawley 137 66/167.00
10 2352-51 Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie 7 (ex6)
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 129 9/43.25
11 P11-039 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 14
Distance Winner
7 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 133 7/18.00


It may be significant that Daryl Jacob rides CEDRE BLEU in preference to Grandioso, who was a very good novice last season. The former clearly found 3m2f too far at Cheltenham in April but won over this trip at Haydock in March and is only 4lb higher today. Niceonefrankie may be the danger having got back to winning ways at Ascot, though Cantlow was quite highly regarded last season and Ackertac ran well on his reappearance at Sandown. Pauline Robson rarely wastes a trip this far south so Kelso third Upsilion Bleu also warrants a second look with Timmy Murphy partnering the five-year-old in preference to Full Jack. Easter Meteor and Hazy Tom have a bit to prove now, however, along with Quinz and Theatrical Star.