Warwick

  • 15:40 Betfred Classic Chase 3m 5f

  • Winner £31,322 2nd £11,754 3rd £5,885 4th £2,932
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 16.40s
  • Off time: 15:41:33
15:40 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hey Big Spender (IRE) 14/1
2nd Fredo (IRE) 25/1
3rd Strongbows Legend 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 49P-41F Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 18
Course Winner
9 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 156 14/115.00
2 119P-8P Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 18
10 11-2 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 146 15/28.50
3 72P/022- Red, yellow epaulets Faasel (IRE) 266
11 10-7 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 137 8/19.00
4 230-315 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 19
9 10-6 B Ellison Aidan Coleman 136 9/25.50
5 1PP-5U6 White, Royal Blue spots, White and Royal Blue striped cap Hello Bud (IRE) 13
14 10-3 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 133 33/134.00
6 7/116-20 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sona Sasta (IRE) 18
9 10-2 D Pipe Hadden Frost 132 6/17.00
7 4285-97 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 42
9 10-1 p D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (5)(ex1) 131 12/113.00
9 216P-95 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 57
8 10-0 p Ian Williams Harry Skelton 128 25/126.00
10 31PU5-5 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 42
9 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 127 7/18.00
11 44FP/PU Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Miko de Beauchene (FR) 28
Distance Winner
12 10-0 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 127 33/134.00
12 33P-574 Red, Dark Green armlets, White cap Bench Warrent (IRE) 18
9 10-0 p C J Mann G Sheehan (10)(ex1) 125 18/119.00
13 F2-281F Turquoise, gold spots on body, gold cap Strongbows Legend 12
Beaten Favourite
7 10-0 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (5) 125 9/25.50
14 P/1U129 Pink, Pink and Dark Blue check sleeves Morning Moment 35
10 10-0 Mrs Caroline Bailey T Messenger 122 28/129.00
Non runners
8P68-13PFortification (USA)910-1K BurkeFelix de Giles131

Verdict

Alan King has won the last two renewals of this so it would be no surprise to see Blazing Bailey return to form, especially as he scored over 3m4f at Ffos Las around this time last year. David Pipe runs two and the upped-in-class Sona Sasta is preferred to Faasel, while Strongbows Legend was well backed to follow up his earlier win at Plumpton last time but fell at the 10th. Major Malarkey ran a couple of good races over today's trip at Sandown last year but came up just short and preference is for NEPTUNE EQUESTER. A winner over 3m4f at Haydock in November, he failed to mount a challenge back over a shorter trip at Wetherby last time but this greater test of stamina should bring out the best in him. Hey Big Spender floundered in testing ground in the Welsh Grand National last month but can do better here.