• 15:35 Kalahari King Beginners' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.00s
  • Off time: 15:35:30
15:35 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Le Bec (FR) 7/4
2nd Bear's Affair (IRE) 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22/252- DARK GREEN and WHITE stripes, BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves Ballinvarrig (IRE) 176
6 11-4 T R George P J Brennan 33/134.00
2 U21/16P- Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, black and red hooped cap Bear's Affair (IRE) 183
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-4 N J Henderson A P McCoy 132 13/82.62
3 1/7-7611 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Dartford Warbler (IRE) 25
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 11/112.00
4 23/1264- Red and White check, White cap Le Bec (FR) 173
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle N D Fehily 7/42.75
6 3P3P4/1- Purple, Mauve seams, Mauve sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap Spanish Optimist (IRE) 511
Course Winner
7 11-4 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 40/141.00
7 4F230-3 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 148
6 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 7/24.50
Non runners
565282-4Sandanski (IRE)511-4T R GrettonFelix de Giles115


BEAR'S AFFAIR was much the best of these over hurdles and goes well fresh, as he proved when winning on his reappearance last season. He has the size and scope to make a chaser and can come out on top in what looks a decent beginners' chase. Tony Star has already had six starts over fences but has been placed in a Grade 3 handicap and should be winning soon while Dartford Warbler arrives off the back of hurdles wins here and at Cartmel and is another imposing individual. Ballinvarrig, Le Bec and Spanish Optimist should also pay their way in the coming months but may be best watched on this occasion.