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  • 12:40 Watch On 3 Devices racinguk.com/anywhere Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m

  • £10,000 added 4yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 56.16s
  • Off time: 12:40:27

Full result

12:40 Newbury Result 18th December 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Benvolio (IRE) 11-0 D A Jacob P F Nicholls 6 8/1
With leader, awkward 6th, led 11th, mistake and headed 3 out, pressed leader and soon ridden, led again next, driven and stayed on well to assert flat opened 9/1 touched 10/1
2nd 2 Midnight Prayer 10-11 R Thornton A King 8 7/4f
Chased leaders, reminders after 8th (water), jumped slowly 9th, went 2nd 14th, challenged and not fluent 4 out, ridden to lead narrowly next, headed 2 out, chased winner and every chance last, edged left and not quicken flat opened 7/4 touched 7/4 £750-£400 £1400-£800
3rd 42 Ace Fighter Pilot 10-8 T Scudamore Jim Best 7 16/1
Slight lead until headed 11th, chased leader until 14th, chased leading pair but outpaced and no chance before 4 out, tailed off opened 12/1 touched 16/1
4th 11 Gas Line Boy (IRE) 11-1 R Johnson P J Hobbs 7 5/1
Last pair, not fluent 4th, hampered 10th, blundered 14th, poor 4th before 4 out, jumped slowly next, never on terms with leaders opened 9/2 touched 5/1
5th 22 Whats Happening (IRE) 11-5 P J Brennan T R George 6 11/2
Took keen hold in last pair, mistake 2nd, pushed along and outpaced after 8th (water), poor 5th when blundered 3 out, tailed off opened 7/1 touched 7/1 £2400-£400
PU Alpancho 10-5 Killian Moore (5) B I Case 7 16/1
Chased leading pair, ridden and weakened after 14th, eased before 4 out, last when pulled up before 2 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
F According To Trev (IRE) 11-0 A P McCoy N A Twiston-Davies 7 7/2
Chased leaders until fell 10th opened 9/2 touched 9/2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££4.50,£1.70
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£5.00 2&3:£8.30 1&3:£32.30

Placepot: £56.00, Pool: £56100.14, 730.65 winning tickets
Quadpot: £21.10, Pool: £5663.65, 198.5 winning tickets

Verdict

Paul Nicholls: "When I saw his price I thought I must have missed a trick, as I thought he'd go really well. He won twice at Wincanton last season and this was basically his first run over fences. He's a nice little horse."