Newbury

  • 15:15 Sportingbet Open Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £25,024 2nd £7,392 3rd £3,696 4th £1,848
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.90s
  • Off time: 15:16:23
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bless The Wings (IRE) 7/2
2nd Mahogany Blaze (FR) 16/1
3rd Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2135/1-5 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tataniano (FR) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 160 20/121.00
2 23201-P WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-2 R Lee J E Moore 150 16/117.00
3 1210-51 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 A King Wayne Hutchinson 145 7/24.50
4 5/2100-8 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Giorgio Quercus (FR) 34
Nag me
7 10-11 b1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 14/115.00
5 1/15771- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap The Knoxs (IRE) 224
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 143 3/14.00
6 63U/F-35 White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Mahogany Blaze (FR) 34
Nag me
10 10-6 p N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 140 16/117.00
7 U030U-8 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star Matuhi 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 t D Pipe T Scudamore 140 25/126.00
8 61/8112- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 243
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-4 N J Henderson A P McCoy 138 11/43.75
9 2/4356-1 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Pasco (SWI) 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-4 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 138 6/17.00
10 2967F-7 Yellow, purple hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Pret A Thou (FR) 11
Nag me
9 10-3 J Groucott Harry Challoner (5) 137 66/167.00

Verdict

Pasco usually runs well here and made a winning reappearance at Aintree. Bless The Wings was impressive when winning a Listed handicap at Wetherby earlier this month and may be capable of better while Nicky Henderson runs the enigmatic Giorgio Quercus and Prince Of Pirates, who won at Doncaster and Leicester last season and has only had seven career starts. THE KNOXS is a bit more exposed than that but most of his runs have been in smart company. He's unlikely to fail here through lack of fitness and should take all the beating if reproducing the form which saw him win a competitive handicap at Ayr over this trip in the spring. Stablemate Tataniano may have a bit too much weight but Matuhi wouldn't be without a chance if rediscovering his best form.