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1:50 Newbury 1 Dec 2017

Ladbrokes Novices' Chase (Registered As The Berkshire Novices' Chase) (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f187yds) 2m4f Good To Soft 16 fences
1st £23,048 2nd £8,816 3rd £4,548 4th £2,400


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 111 150 112 155
br g Court Cave (IRE) - Willoughby Sue (IRE) (Dabali)
Jumped well, tracked leader, went left 3rd, led narrowly 8th, quickened pace to draw clear approaching 4 out, stayed on strongly, ridden out (tchd 2/1)
2  3
7 111 153 109 153
ch g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Yota (FR) (Galetto)
Tracked leaders, outpaced before hitting 4 out, switched left and ran on approaching last, went 2nd entering final furlong and briefly flattered, no extra final 120yds (op 10/11 tchd 4/5)
3  [6½]
5 111 t 143 105 148
b g Califet (FR) - Santariyka (FR) (Saint Des Saints)
Tracked leaders, tracked winner 4 out, reached for next, soon ridden, not pace to get on terms, no extra when lost 2nd entering final furlong (op 6/1)
4  43 [49½]
6 111 t 141 61 120
b g Westerner - Definite Miller (IRE) (Definite Article)
Led until not fluent 8th, pressed winner until ridden approaching 4 out, weakened after 2 out (op 20/1)
6 111
b g Royal Anthem (USA) - Chika Boom (IRE) (Kalanisi)
Held up in last but in touch, jumped right throughout, lost touch 12th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out (vet said gelding had bled from the nose) (op 100/1)
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