• 12:50 Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.84s
  • Off time: 12:50:42
12:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valdez 2/1
2nd Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 71302-1 Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 17
Distance Winner
6 11-5 A King R Thornton 135 2/13.00
2 P411F/3 Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Earls Quarter (IRE) 41
7 11-0 t Ian Williams Aidan Coleman 130 25/126.00
3 11- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Black River (FR) 265
Distance Winner
4 10-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 134 5/42.25
4 1320-F1 Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 10-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 126 11/26.50
5 5/119-P2 Light blue and yellow (quartered), yellow and light blue halved sleeves Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 24
5 10-9 Nick Williams R Johnson 125 11/26.50


Flaming Charmer beat Un Bon P'tit Gars by nine lengths at Chepstow earlier this month but the runner-up is 11lb better off and may well turn the tables. Valdez was quite impressive when beating more experienced rivals on his chasing bow at Exeter but, with his weight-for-age allowance, BLACK RIVER is receiving 8lb from the top weight and that may be enough to swing things his way. Graham Wylie bought the four-year-old out of Guy Cherel's yard after he won a couple of hurdle races and Paul Nicholls has done well with similar types in the past. Earls Quarter made mistakes when third at Kempton but that was a tough start over fences and he'll have more to offer in the months ahead.