14:10 Newbury

Sportingbet.com Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £14,000 added
  • Winner: £8,767
  • 2nd: £2,590
  • 3rd: £1,295
  • 4th: £648
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 47.10s
  • Off Time: 14:10:23
  • 11 Ran
Silk -
Silk -
Silk - Yellow, red hoops, yellow sleeves, red spots, hooped cap
  • Form 313F-11
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 129

in touch, chased leading pair 5 out, challenged 3 out, every chance next, soon ridden and one pace, no imnpression flat

Silk - Light Blue, large Red spots and spots on cap
  • Form 2592P-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 128

mid-division, hit and lost place 2nd, behind when slightly hampered 5th, lost touch when pulled up before 8th

Silk - Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap

Sound Stage

13 CD
  • Form 1212-34
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leaders, mistake 8th, went 2nd 11th, effort when mistake 4 out, kept on and every chance until ridden and one pace flat

Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 2PP-074
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 127

towards rear, lost touch 10th, tailed off 12th, soon pulled up

Silk - Yellow, Dark Green stars, Yellow cap, Dark Green star
  • Form U/P4567-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 127

mid-division on outside, reminder after 7th, under pressure when hampered 10th, beaten when blundered 5 out, soon weakened and pulled up

Silk - Dark Blue, Gold cross belts, Black cap, Red hoop
  • Form 51225-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 126

with leader, led 5th to before 8th, led again next, hard pressed from 4 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, held on towards finish

Silk - Purple, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 5/1545-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 117

held up behind, jumped right 5th, some headway under pressure approaching 5 out, weakened next, pulled up 3 out

Silk - Royal Blue, Pink star, armlets and cap
  • Form 128/400-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 121

towards rear, outpaced 11th, chased leaders under pressure before 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression with leading trio

Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form P/7496-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 117

hit 1st, led to 5th, led again before 8th to next, lost place 11th, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened

Silk - Royal Blue, White star, Pink sleeves and cap
  • Form 3345-31
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 107

in touch, driven and outpaced after 5 out, weakened next, tailed off

Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
  • Form 0P74/71-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division in touch, 5th when blundered and unseated rider 10th

Previous results

In depth


Charlie Longsdon's Sir Ian has done everything asked of him this season in winning both starts at Worcester but an 11lb rise for the latest of them makes this tougher under the burden of 11st 12lb so he may struggle to give weight away all round. Or Bleu ran encouragingly behind Songe at Sandown recently on his reappearance and has place claims, while at the bottom of the handicap David Pipe's Prince Geeno has to be considered on his return. Emma Lavelle's Zarrafakt faces no easy task under his penalty for his Folkestone win and a better bet looks to be another last time out winner, FLEMISH INVADER. The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained gelding won with plenty in hand at Warwick recently and can follow up here. Kim Bailey's Buffalo Bob lost no caste in defeat at Bangor last time and he looks the main danger to the selection.


Sir Ian (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Made all, ridden after 3 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Oct beating Alesandro Mantegna (11-10) by 6l, 7 ran.

Or Bleu (FR) 11-2 (11-7) Led until 3rd, chased leaders, under pressure 12th, weakened last, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Songe (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.

Sound Stage 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division, hit 4th, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd after 2 out, no impression when weakened to 4th after last, 4th of 23, 23l behind Aegean Dawn (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.

Nostringsattached (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, staeady headway before 5 out, chased leaders before 2 out, no impression when weakened and lost 3rd last, 4th of 12, 9l behind Grand Slam Hero (11-11) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Aug.

Regal Heights (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 10th, mistake 13th, ridden after 16th, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Ouzbeck (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Apr.

Buffalo Bob (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Led, hard ridden and strongly challenged approaching 2 out, headed last, weakened quickly flat, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Summery Justice (11-9) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.

Zarrafakt (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Held up in rear, went right 2nd, smooth headway 12th, tracked leading pair 3 out, 2nd travelling well before next where not fluent, led on bit last, not extended, won at Folkestone 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft beating Ray Mond (10-13) by 4l, 7 ran.

Thetwincamdrift (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) In touch, outpaced when hit 9th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off when hampered last, 10th of 14, 44l behind Picture This (10-3) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.

The Vicar (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, slow 11th, soon driven and lost place, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Summery Justice (11-9) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft, 11 ran.

Flemish Invader (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd well before and led 11th, headed 3out, rallied to lead again 2 out, stayed on well flat, won at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs beating Mylord Collonges (10-13) by 8l, 8 ran.

Prince Geeno (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Made all, ridden clear 2 out, stayed on, won at Warwick 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Dec beating Power Shared (11-11) by 13l, 13 ran.