Newbury

  • 12:30 Betfred Double Delight Novices' Handicap Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.00s
  • Off time: 12:30:29
12:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arbeo (IRE) 4/1
2nd Emperor's Choice (IRE) 9/2
3rd Ballylifen (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3133-28 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Oscar Davy (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 120 17/29.50
2 223-225 Purple, White hollow box and star on cap Ballylifen (IRE) 26
5 11-10 M R Channon C O'Farrell 118 12/113.00
3 3173-33 dark blue and pink quartered, dark blue sleeves with pink armlets Simply Ben (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-9 Nick Mitchell Mr R G Henderson (7) 117 4/15.00
4 11-8722 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 18
5 11-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 115 9/25.50
5 9219-34 Emerald green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Blackwell Synergy (FR) 25
6 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 114 14/115.00
6 12/3P-1P Light Blue, White disc, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Round The Horn (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
12 11-6 t J A B Old M D Grant 114 20/121.00
7 1233-95 White, royal blue sleeves, pink spots, royal blue cap Tickatack (IRE) 15
7 11-4 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 112 20/121.00
8 2P/P24-2 Yellow, Orange braces, Grey and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Addiction 50
7 11-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield 108 8/19.00
9 611123 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Venetian Lad 18
Distance Winner
7 10-13 Mrs L Richards M Goldstein 107 9/110.00
10 8P/5F-P5 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Morgan's Bay 45
7 10-13 T R George L Heard 107 22/123.00
11 778-5U2 Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 19
6 10-10 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 104 4/15.00

Verdict

Twice a winner over timber, EMPEROR'S CHOICE is getting closer with every start over fences. He found only one too good at Fontwell last time and can confirm running with third-placed Venetian Lad, who was nearly 10 lengths behind. Round The Horn has failed to complete either side of winning at Uttoxeter and it's anybody's guess what mood he'll be in but Ballylifen ran well enough at Plumpton last time and can figure dropping down a grade. Blackwell Synergy scored over hurdles in Ireland but has shown little over fences so far so both Arbeo and Addiction make more appeal on the back of recent placed efforts.