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14:40 Plumpton

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Bob Champion Cancer Trust Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7079.8
  • 2m 3f 164y
  • Class 3
  • 3 runners
  • Win time: 5m 7s
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Bob Champion Cancer Trust Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40

Form: U2525- D

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who went 0-6 over fences last season but ran some excellent races in defeat, with only real blips coming in a Grade 1 and in a Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham the final time when he wasn't himself; best form has been with cut underfoot but he does go on good ground; could be the answer.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

4

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:07 Plumpton

Up The Straight

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Well handicapped on his best chase form but all of his wins have come at shorter trips and he was tailed off at Fontwell (2m5f) on his return last month; others preferred.

25/1

6th

2

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Up The Straight

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

chased clear leader, mistake 2nd, towards rear before 7th

9/2

3rd

8

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Up The Straight

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richard Rowe

Took the novices' handicap chase at Sandown's big meeting this time last year, but it's been mostly a struggle since, including back over hurdles latest; dip 2lb back below a winning mark isn't tempting.

16/1

Form: 5-1313 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Useful winning hurdler and promising to do even better as a chaser having won two of his first four starts and his latest third in a 2m handicap was no backward step; may have an edge in fitness over his market rivals but two penalties spell danger and he's unraced over this far.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

2

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:30 Stratford

Pisgah Pike

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

towards rear, pulled up before 4th, race voided

14/1

5th

2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:10 Fontwell

Pisgah Pike

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Landed valuable Market Rasen prize (off just 1lb lower) last July; mixed results in three outings later in the year and returns from eight months off (and a fifth wind op) with a bit to prove; good ground ideal, though.

8/1

15th

2

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Pisgah Pike

11st 5lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

midfield on outer, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear and struggling 3 out

20/1

Form: 1406P-

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Dual Cheltenham winner over hurdles, including on last season's reappearance; did struggle once sent into handicaps but all of them were deep affairs and, although not the biggest, he could easily do well over fences.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Botox Has

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Finished behind some of these rivals in two major races this season but comes here fresh, having been absent since his Rendlesham success at Haydock (3m, heavy; Grade 2) eight weeks ago; better than ever last time and could go well.

12/1

1st

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Botox Has

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, going best when disputed lead on inner home turn, pushed along when led clearly before 3 out, went clear approaching last, nudged out run-in, comfortably

2/1

6th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Botox Has

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 430-39

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner over hurdles and ran well on his first run for this yard (third at Haydock) before not showing his form around Cartmel; not tried chasing since two attempts early last season and this looks a big ask even if at his best.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Sirobbie

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

prominent, ridden after 3 out, went second but drifted left run-in, pressed winner towards finish, stayed on

11/4

1st

1

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sirobbie

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

Six-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f; well below par on his last two starts but showed at both Ludlow in January and Newbury in February that he retains ability; handy mark and down in grade; not written off.

5/1

11th

14

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sirobbie

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Close third in this 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark so dangerous to entirely dismiss; that said, he was in much better form coming into last year's race.

16/1

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Straight Forecast £81.40
Trifecta £45.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Up The Straight

POSTDATA:

Pisgah Pike

Telegraph:

Botox Has

LAMBOURN:

Pisgah Pike

Daily Express:

Pisgah Pike

The Sun:

Pisgah Pike

Daily Mirror:

Botox Has

The Star:

Botox Has

Daily Record:

Botox Has

RP Ratings:

Up The Straight

TOPSPEED:

Up The Straight

The Times:

Up The Straight

The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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