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2:25 Newbury 29 Nov 2019

Ladbrokes "Where The Nation Plays" Novices' Chase (Registered As The Berkshire) (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f187yds) 2m4f Good To Soft 16 fences
1st £22,887.20 2nd £8,655.20 3rd £4,387.20 4th £2,239.20 5th £1,179.20


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 111 152 101 155
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - China Sky (IRE) (Definite Article)
Jumped slightly left at times, tracked leader, hampered by loose horse and stumbled badly 3rd, soon recovered, reached for 3 out, ridden after next, led after last, snatched up when switched right to avoid elbow, stayed on well (tchd 8/11)
8 111 t 152 99 151
br g Sandmason - Afar Story (IRE) (Desert Story)
Left in lead 1st, joined 3 out, ridden after 2 out, not fluent last, headed run-in, hampered elbow, stayed on but not pace of winner (op 4/1)
3  [6¼]
6 111 143 94 148
b g Balko (FR) - Queyrann (FR) (Sheyrann)
Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, ridden after next, every chance last, kept on but no extra final 140yds (op 12/1)
4  [7½]
6 111 137 93 145
b g Blue Bresil (FR) - Abu Dhabi (FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Held up last but well in touch, shaken up after 3 out, kept on but not pace to get on terms (vet said gelding lost its right fore shoe) (op 25/1 tchd 33/1)
5  1 [8½]
6 111 t 155 92 146
b g Balko (FR) - Marie Royale (FR) (Turgeon)
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, headway when hit 12th, soon steadied back into 4th, hit 3 out, ridden after next, soon one pace (jockey said gelding ran too freely; vet said gelding finished lame on its left hind) (op 6/1)
6 111 145
b g Passing Glance - So Long (Nomadic Way)
Leading when blundered badly and unseated rider 1st (op 10/1)
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