• 13:20 Wings For Life UK Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:11
13:20 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broadbackbob (IRE) 3/10
2nd Highway Code (USA) 40/1
3rd Ballypatrick (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2F-P901 Violet and white check, white cap Tempo De Cotte (FR) 51
5 11-8 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 8/19.00
2 27113P- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Aikideau (FR) 220
Course Winner
5 11-1 R Rowe L P Aspell 7/18.00
3 1/2778-5 Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 29
6 11-1 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 105 20/121.00
4 5/P432-U Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 16
6 11-1 M R Channon D Elsworth 16/117.00
5 216/112- WHITE, ORANGE and WHITE striped cap Broadbackbob (IRE) 296
Beaten Favourite
7 11-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 3/101.30
6 189P-66 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 17
6 11-1 t R Lee J E Moore 40/141.00
7 4P- Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and star on cap Mr Chris 213
7 11-1 p P Butler Kielan Woods (3) 100/1101.00
8 FP/23-5 Red, large Emerald Green spots, spots on sleeves, Emerald Green cap Sherreb (IRE) 26
6 11-1 Miss A M Newton-Smith M Goldstein 50/151.00
9 1F230-3 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Sweet Irony (FR) 187
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-1 A King R Thornton 123 7/18.00


Nicky Henderson has a wealth of talent this season in the novice chase division and BROADBACKBOB makes plenty of appeal here. He enjoyed an excellent campaign over timber last term, including a success over subsequent Supreme Novices Hurdle winner, Cinders And Ashes, before having his season truncated after finishing second at Cheltenham in January in a hot contest. He has always looked every inch a steeplechaser and this looks a good starting point for him. Tempo De Cotte is a French import for Paul Nicholls which immediately makes him of interest and he does hold a fitness advantage over the selection but the concession of 7lb looks a bridge too far for the recent Auteuil scorer. Sweet Irony shaped nicely enough on her chasing bow behind Sire Collonges last may to merit a place on the shortlist.