September 27 / 15.12 Newton Abbot

15.12 Newton Abbot Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £5881.68
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 4m 17s
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Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20

Form: F24-11 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Finished alone when opening chasing account in June then cruised clear of below-par rival in three-runner contest at Southwell (2m, good) later that month; will probably need to work harder in the closing stages here but is a very useful performer and commands respect.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Mick Pastor

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Very well suited by good ground and enjoyed productive spell in small-field chases in early part of this season (four wins); found Grade 1 novice too hot this month, after a break, but is back in calmer waters here current mark ought to be workable.

5th

6

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Mick Pastor

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Made hay early in the season, winning four times, but his progress was halted with two defeats in November, well-held third to Third Time Lucki at Cheltenham latest; faces stiff task and usual hood is removed.

25/1

3rd

3

13th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

13:40 Cheltenham

Mick Pastor

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Having won four small-field novice chases this season (2m, good/good to soft), he didn't see out 2m4f as well as Captain Tom Cat when second of three in a Grade 2 novice at Wincanton (good) last Saturday; may be able to turn the tables now back down in trip and 5lb better off with the winner, but also faces an exciting opponent in Third Time Lucki.

5/1

Form: 46-132 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner who drew clear to score by 17l on chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in July and put a lesser effort behind him when second to course specialist at Cartmel (2m1f, good) last month; remains on a workable mark; likely contender.
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4th

3

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Dino Velvet

11st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Made a winning debut over fences at Uttoxeter in July (2m, good to soft); has run several good races at up to 2m3.5f since but hasn't won again; on a fair mark; a possible.

2nd

2

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:40 Ayr

Dino Velvet

11st 6lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

4th

4

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

14:10 Ascot

Dino Velvet

10st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Below par at Kelso about three weeks ago when back from a break but the soft ground maybe didn't suit; enters calculations on his good form earlier this season on good and good to soft ground.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1-222U CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Seven chase wins, the latest over C&D (good) in April; runner-up off today's career-high mark three consecutive times before unseating rider here last month; probably won't be far away.
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5th

4

17th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:40 Kempton

Tikkinthebox

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Seven chase wins, the latest at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in April; continued in good form subsequently and good to soft ground may not have been ideal when he was below par at Newton Abbot last month, as he's done most of his winning on good/faster; not ruled out.

8/1

3rd

3

27th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

15:12 Newton Abbot

Tikkinthebox

10st 13lb

J: Matt Griffiths

T: Jeremy Scott

Seven chase wins, the latest over C&D (good) in April; runner-up off today's career-high mark three consecutive times before unseating rider here last month; probably won't be far away.

100/30

Form: 0-841P D BF

Last run: 102 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Rallied well to double hurdling tally at Southwell (2m, good) in June and today's 3lb higher mark is manageable; always on back foot after early jumping error on chasing debut soon afterwards (pulled up in the end) and returns from 102-day break here but may yet have a good future over fences.
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8

8th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

15:25 Plumpton

Ballinsker

10st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Took a while to get his act together over fences but followed his C&D win in March with a dominant success at Chepstow (2m3f, good) last month; up in grade and another 9lb higher today but was rated a fair bit higher over hurdles in 2019-20 season.

6/1

1st

1

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:27 Chepstow

Ballinsker

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Took eight attempts to open his account over fences but did well to reel in a slick-jumping front-runner at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) last month and, after a 4lb rise, is still very well handicapped on some of his hurdling form.

9/4

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mick Pastor

RP Ratings:

Dino Velvet

The Times:

Ballinsker

WEST COUNTRY:

Mick Pastor

Telegraph:

Mick Pastor

Daily Mail:

Mick Pastor

Daily Express:

Mick Pastor

Daily Mirror:

Mick Pastor

The Sun:

Mick Pastor

TOPSPEED:

Dino Velvet

POSTDATA:

Dino Velvet

The Guardian:

Dino Velvet

The Star:

Dino Velvet

Daily Record:

Dino Velvet