13:05 Newbury

Lexus Ls430 Novices' Handicap Chase (Class D)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 39.70s
  • 11 Ran
Silk - Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 3223U-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-6

held up towards rear, headway 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, took 3rd flat, not trouble first 2

Silk - ORANGE, BLACK epaulets, BLACK and ORANGE striped sleeves, BLACK cap, ORANGE star
  • Form 240/41P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

jumped right throughout, tracked leader, led 4th, ridden and headed after 4 out, hit 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out

Silk - BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form F/P245-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9

held up in touch, tracked leader 11th, led before 3 out, kept on until headed flat, no extra

Silk - Pink and Maroon diamonds, Pink sleeves, Maroon armlets, Pink cap
  • Form 54-1261
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

led to 4th, stayed prominent, blundered 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened before last

Silk - Light green, light green and emerald green striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 0550-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6

held up in touch, hit 4 out, kept on under pressure from 2 out, never nearer

Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 215F2-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5

held up rear, ridden along after 10th, some headway 2 out, not reach leaders

Silk - Pink, dark blue hoop, armlets and cap
  • Form 402-343
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4

behind, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened and tailed off before 2 out

Silk - GREY, RED sleeves, BLACK and RED check cap


  • Form 02/0-33
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1

tracked leaders to 4 out, soon ridden, weakened and pulled up before 2 out

Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
  • Form 0/6-U14
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

behind, hit 4 out, headway 3 out, kept on from 2 out but not trouble leaders

Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 40460-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10

held up, blundered badly 7th, headway to chase leader 2 out, stayed on to lead after last, ridden out

Silk - White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Red cap
  • Form P41142
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0

soon in rear, lost touch after 6th and pulled up before 11th



  • Form 2P/FP-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0


In depth


Claude Greengrass is taken to make a successful start to his chasing career, with Another Joker, Flinders Chase and Ballyrobert all expected to go well. Jonjo O'Neill has been waiting for the ground to ease before unleashing Claude Greengrass over jumps, and the seven-year-old takes his chance here. Touched off when the subject of a mighty gamble over hurdles at Catterick last term, he has since made amends, and was given a pipe-opener at Carlisle last month. Eased down to win comfortably, he could be a star in the making if his jumping does not let him down. He gets over a stone from Flinders Chase, who is vastly more experienced over the bigger obstacles, but who only opened his account at the 11th time of asking at Exeter recently. However, that was on his seasonal reappearance, so he too will come on for the run. It is asking a lot though to hump 12st 6lb round here, and he is passed over. Another Joker jumped well when scoring at Haydock, making all and as long as there is no more rain, he should give a good account, while Ballyrobert showed that he is over past problems when making all at Towcester. He can make the frame, but for us it has to be Claude Greengrass to make an immediate impact over fences.