Racing TV Novices' Chase (GBB Race) 2m 2f

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 3, 3 runners)
  • Winner £7,080 2nd £3,262 3rd £1,630 4th £816 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 31.85s
  • Off time: 13:19:10
Full result
Result 13:15 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Rockstar Ronnie 13/8j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 1129-41
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Rockstar Ronnie (IRE) 14
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Bridget Andrews
  • Form: 1129-41
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 132
6 162 11-8 D Skelton Bridget Andrews 132
2 6/11P-2
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Atholl Street (IRE) 26
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:H Cobden
  • Form: 6/11P-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 132
6 156 11-2 t P F Nicholls H Cobden 132
3 222222
Light blue, black star, black sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, black star Sebastopol (IRE) 9
  • T:T Lacey
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 222222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2bt
  • OR: 140
7 156 11-2 bt T Lacey Aidan Coleman 140

In depth

Verdict

The frustrating Sebastopol finished runner-up once again at Cheltenham last week though faced a tough task in a Grade 2 novice chase. He’s weighted to come out best but ATHOLL STREET is taken to improve on last month’s chasing bow when second in a handicap at Fakenham. Out of an unraced sister to the brilliant Kicking King, there should be plenty more to come from Paul Nicholls’ charge over fences. Rockstar Ronnie won over track and trip a fortnight ago but is penalised for that success.

Formwatch

Rockstar Ronnie (IRE)16-1 (11-9) Made virtually all, pushed along and pressed approaching 3 out, 2 lengths ahead and in command last, ridden clear, won at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Nov beating Due Reward (11-13) by 4 1/4l, 9 ran.

Atholl Street (IRE)11-10fav (11-8) Raced keenly and kept wide tracking winner, pushed along and outpaced turning in, not fluent last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 11l behind Paddys Motorbike (11-3) at Fakenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Sebastopol (IRE)25-1 (11-2) Held up in 4th, mistake 2nd, outpaced from 4 out, went modest 3rd when left 2nd at the last, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 4 3/4l behind Third Time Lucki (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Nov.