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bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 2m 3f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 5m 31s
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bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.90

Form: P/2731

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
0-8 over hurdles and not very consistent but made good start to chasing career when winning three-runner handicap at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month; not certain to be suited by the slower ground here but a recent 3lb rise ought to be manageable.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

15th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:22 Stratford

Helford River

10st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

Sound start to chase career, winning twice (2m3f/2m5f); below par in hat-trick attempt and, following wind surgery, well beaten on return from break last time; however, gets lumps of weight all round and has a good chance if back on song.

9/2

8th

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Helford River

11st 11lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Colin Tizzard

3rd

5

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:05 Fontwell

Helford River

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Maiden over hurdles but unbeaten in two chasing starts, the latest here this month; has faced just two rivals in each of the wins but has only edged up the handicap as a result; could still be ahead of the game.

9/4

Form: P2FP4/

Last run: 576 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Generally very disappointing since dead-heating in Chepstow novice hurdle for Paul Nicholls in 2017, though did finish second in 16-runner handicap chase there (2m7f, heavy) for Seamus Mullins in early 2020; makes stable debut after 576-day absence but has been given a good chance by the handicapper; market may guide.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Bill And Barn

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Jones

T: Milton Harris

Form figures of 23122 since joining this trainer and only just beaten over 2m4f at Lingfield this month; stays this trip; obvious candidate.

9/4

2nd

8

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:30 Lingfield

Bill And Barn

10st 2lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Form figures of 2312 since joining this trainer; the win came over 3m1f+ but effective at this trip; nothing out of the ordinary but more obvious appeal than many of his rivals.

100/30

2nd

2

16th Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Bill And Barn

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Jones

T: Milton Harris

Has form figures of 231 since joining the resurgent Milton Harris, most recently opening his chase account at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft); still well treated as his peak mark was 26lb higher; big player.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 51933- D BF

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
2-8 over hurdles, the wins both gained at about this trip on good to soft; disappointing odds-on favourite on latest outing in April but has good record when fresh and looks interesting on today's chasing debut.
Place /
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

4th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

17:00 Fontwell

College Oak

11st 3lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Jamie Snowden

Didn't take to chasing in the autumn (three attempts) but significant positives can be drawn from last month's reappearance run over hurdles and he is now very well handicapped.

7/1

3rd

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Ffos Las

College Oak

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

11

7th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 6f 108y

Class 4

14:30 Uttoxeter

College Oak

11st 7lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

Won twice over hurdles at around 2m4f but his two chase efforts this season have offered little in the way of encouragement; needs the first-time cheekpieces to have a transformative effect.

20/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £60.00
Straight Forecast £64.40
Trifecta £58.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Helford River

Telegraph:

Finistere

SPOTLIGHT:

College Oak

Daily Mail:

Finistere

The Sun:

Finistere

LAMBOURN:

College Oak

Daily Express:

College Oak

The Times:

Helford River

The Guardian:

Helford River

Daily Mirror:

Helford River

The Star:

Helford River

Daily Record:

Helford River