• 16:25 starsportsbet.co.uk Novices' Chase 3m 2f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 11.50s
  • Off time: 16:27:34
16:25 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Prayer 8/13


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10R-4P1 Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Alpha Victor (IRE) 13
9 11-7 W Kinsey P Buchanan 130 7/18.00
2 3/21P-U1 Dark Green, Mauve hoops Count Guido Deiro (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
7 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 128 2/13.00
3 41-61U2 Dark blue, beige seams, beige and dark blue hooped sleeves and cap Midnight Prayer 52
Beaten Favourite
9 11-7 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 8/131.62
4 P2-R336 Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Spike Mac (IRE) 20
9 11-0 R C Harper A Thornton 100/1101.00
Non runners
5313/3Strike Fast (IRE)911-0W KinseyRyan Mania


Alpha Victor easily won a novices event at Sedgefield last time and there should be more to come from him on only his third start over fences. But a couple of these have superior form, including Count Guido Deiro. The latter picked up a handicap at Wincanton in good style on Boxing Day and should go close again. However, Alan King trained last year's winner Godsmejudge and is fancied to repeat the feat with MIDNIGHT PRAYER. He finished a distance ahead of the rest when runner-up to Benvolio at Newbury last month and the latter has subsequently gone in again.