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14:40 Newbury

bet365 Open Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 187y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £31,280
  • 2nd: £9,240
  • 3rd: £4,620
  • 4th: £2,310
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 11.50s
  • Off Time: 14:41:10
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star
14/1
  • Form 11251-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 153

held up towards rear on outside, hit 2nd, steady headway from 5th, went 2nd 4 out until before 2 out, stayed on same pace

2
Silk - Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 041P-90
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 149

led until 9th, lost place before 5 out, weakened next

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
12/1
  • Form 211223-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 147

prominent, lost place when mistake 9th, 5th 5 out, weakened after 4 out

4
Silk - White, Purple diamond, White sleeves, Purple spots and cap
8/1
  • Form 3152P-6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 147

mid-division, jumped right and lost place 2nd, some progress and went 5th 4 out, never any chance with leaders, well beaten from 3 out

5
Silk - White, Mauve stars
14/1
  • Form 6P-7018
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 145

chased leaders, went 2nd 10th until 4 out, one pace 3 out, weakened from 2 out

6
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange spots
  • Form 4P3F-32
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 145

held up, not fluent 3rd, outpaced before 5 out, well beaten 4 out

7
Silk - Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star

Niceonefrankie

314 BFCD
8/1
  • Form 65P/119-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 145

tracked leaders, lost place 8th, hampered 10th, soon well behind, pulled up before 5 out

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap
15/2
  • Form 1512-51
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 141

held up, mistake 1st, headway 9th, chasing leaders when fell next

9
Silk - BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves
11/2
  • Form 312U8-8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

in rear, mistake 8th, well beaten 5 out, passed some weakening rivals from 3 out

10
Silk - Emerald green, light green striped sleeves and cap
6/1
  • Form RF461-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 137

always prominent, mistake 2nd, led 9th, ridden before 2 out, pressed last, stayed on gamely to pull away towards finish

11
Silk - White, maroon cross belts, hooped sleeves, maroon cap
14/1
  • Form 3434-71
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 132

held up, 6th when blundered 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

12
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap

Upepito (FR)

20 t BF
5/1
  • Form 1433-2U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 128

held up in rear, headway on inside 10th, went 2nd before 2 out, challenged going well last, ridden flat, not pick up and no impression towards finish

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The front-running Next Sensation didn’t last home in the Paddy Power and that may also be the case here. But he should ensure a decent gallop and that will suit LOST LEGEND, who stays further. Jonjo O'Neill's charge is high enough in the weights at present but ran well for a long way over 3m at Ascot last time after beating a decent sort at Bangor and is no forlorn hope in this. Royal Regatta won a novices' handicap at this meeting 12 months ago and generally runs well around here while Monetaire should be cashing in on a falling handicap mark sooner rather than later. Howlongisafoot was fifth at Chepstow, in a race in which Top Gamble was pulled up, and got back to winning ways at Taunton earlier this month and Niceonefrankie goes well fresh so also goes on the short-list.

Formwatch

Top Gamble (IRE) 15-2 (11-8) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (2) gd in Oct.

Next Sensation (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Led after 1st, headed 10th, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 20, 27 1/2l behind Annacotty (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (1) gs in Nov.

Upsilon Bleu (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, every chance 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 8, 17 1/2l behind Rascal (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Royal Regatta (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Started slowly, in rear, went modest 6th run-in, never on terms, 6th of 12, 28 1/4l behind Cold March (11-4) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp lst (1) gd in Oct.

Lost Legend (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led 10th until 13th, chased leader until driven before 2 out, soon switched left, weakened soon after 2 out, 8th of 15, 17 1/2l behind Pendra (10-7) at Ascot 3m hcp (1) gd in Oct.

Kings Lad (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 3, 2l behind Doctor Phoenix (11-0) at Haydock 2m (2) sft in Nov.

Niceonefrankie 4-1fav (11-12) Led until 13th, chased leader until before 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 9th of 12, 16 1/4l behind Rebel Rebellion (11-4) at Ascot 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Jan.

Howlongisafoot (IRE) 9-2fav (11-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10th, not fluent 11th, challenged 2 out, led, jumped right and not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Taunton 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Nov beating Shangani (11-8) by 3 3/4l, 9 ran.

Monetaire (FR) 12-1 (10-8) Towards rear, jumped slowly 3rd, some headway before 3 out, no extra last, 8th of 20, 19 1/2l behind Annacotty (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (1) gs in Nov.

Little Jon 4-1fav (11-6) Led 1st until 2nd, led 7th, headed before not fluent 9th, led after 3 out until 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp (2) gd in Oct.

Roc D'Apsis (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, close 3rd 2 out, led before last, stayed on well, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Oct beating Key To The West (10-13) by 3 3/4l, 13 ran.

Upepito (FR) 2-1fav (10-6) Held up in rear, closed 8th, tracking leaders when slithered on landing and unseated rider 12th, at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.