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13:30 Chepstow

Good

Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 3m 2f 54y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 7m 7s
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Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £3.00

Form: P8042-

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to his maiden hurdle win in December 2019; back to form when second off 3lb lower at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) in April but this chasing debut comes after a 208-day break; others have more appealing profiles.

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

2nd

1

21st Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Warwick

Young Offender

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

3rd

7

29th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Young Offender

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

3rd

7

11th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:15 Exeter

Young Offender

10st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Suffered dip in form after winning chasing debut at Chepstow (3m2f, good) in October but seemed to be perked up by a change of headgear (blinkers for cheekpieces) when third at Leicester (2m6f, soft) three weeks ago; tried in a visor here; will probably need to better that recent effort.

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 534-52

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; flopped when favourite for chasing debut in May but fared considerably better when second of 13 here (2m7f, good; first-time visor) this month and will be suited by today's longer trip; good chance.

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

2

27th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Huntsmans Jog

12st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

pressed leader on outer

25/1

12

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Huntsmans Jog

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Milton Harris

held up in rear, pushed along 6th

50/1

12

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

14:45 Taunton

Huntsmans Jog

10st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

More than two years since he gained his only win under rules and has lost his way over fences lately; could possibly be perked up by a change of scenery (was with Fergal O'Brien) but too many doubts for now.

33/1

Form: 251-3 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Scored on Irish point debut in March 2020 and won Southwell maiden hurdle (2m4f, good to soft) a year later; unable to justify strong market support when only third on last month's seasonal/handicap debut but moves up in trip on first start over fences and remains very much of interest.

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

6th

5

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Docpickedme

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Has to bounce back from two non-completions but he ran well for a long way in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster and jumping left didn't help at Kempton; he's not easy to predict but a good day would see him have some say off this mark.

25/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Docpickedme

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, not fluent 11th, bad mistake and headed 13th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

8/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Docpickedme

10st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Put his stamina to good use when keeping on best in what turned out to be a fairly stern test over about 2m4f at Wetherby (soft; had wind op soon afterwards) in January; sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip but a 4lb rise might be enough to find him out in this stronger race.

14/1

Form: -85612 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

0-9 over fences when trained by Fergal O'Brien but capitalised upon some significant help from the handicapper when making all over hurdles at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good to firm) in August, his third start for Christian Williams, and remains very well treated on older form.

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

3rd

2

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:30 Newton Abbot

Aye Aye Charlie

11st 13lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

led, not fluent 13th, raced in second when headed 16th, ridden after 4 out, lost second after 2 out, soon no extra

8/1

3rd

1

24th Aug 2022

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

19:20 Sedgefield

Aye Aye Charlie

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

led, clear after 3rd, overjumped 5th, soon much reduced lead, headed and pressed leader after 14th, not fluent and lost ground 15th, pressed leader 4 out, pushed along and dropped to last before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out, soon beaten

4/1

4th

2

17th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

12:00 Stratford

Aye Aye Charlie

10st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

led and went clear, not fluent and much reduced lead 7th, not fluent 10th, headed and ridden 2 out, lost second and beaten home turn, dropped to last and weakened approaching last

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 521-

Last run: 285 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

2-2 in Irish points (good to firm/soft); low-key start to rules career last season but showed clear improvement when comfortable winner of Bangor maiden hurdle (2m3f, heavy) in January; upped in trip for today's chase/handicap/seasonal debut and open to any amount of further progress.

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

4th

2

14th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Pennyforapound

11st 3lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

1st

4

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Pennyforapound

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Up and down in his first season over fences, running respectably when third of seven at Ffos Las (3m, good) four weeks ago; a repeat of that form would put him bang there.

11/4

3rd

9

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Pennyforapound

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Form: 05-865

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in handicap hurdles on first two stable starts (2m4f/2m6f) and also when switched to chasing at Uttoxeter (2m6f) this month; low mileage but big jolt of improvement required over this new trip.

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

4

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

14:20 Fontwell

Spider Cullen

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Unplaced all nine starts under rules, including four very disappointing chase runs since October (2m5f-3m2f); cheekpieces didn't appear to help much last time; now tries a visor and drops sharply in trip; considered only if attracting market support.

16/1

11

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Spider Cullen

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Still has low mileage but was well beaten on his three chasing attempts in the autumn (2m6f-3m2f) and needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a big difference.

50/1

5

17th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

Spider Cullen

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ex-Irish maiden who has achieved little in handicap hurdles/chases for current yard; something to prove.

33/1

Form: /0-132 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won readily over hurdles (3m2f, good to soft) on stable debut in May and lost out only by a nose to a strong-finisher on recent chasing debut at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft); 3lb higher but still a leading contender.

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

2

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Lingfield

Starsky

12st 0lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Barry Brennan

Winner of two staying events for previous connections but out of sorts over hurdles since falling over fences on debut for this yard in August; tongue-tie discarded; best watched for now.

66/1

3

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Starsky

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Barry Brennan

Won twice over hurdles (3m-3m2f) for Dan Skelton in 2021 but less productive for this trainer, including when struggling at Fakenham (2m4f) in October; drops back to 2m off a three-and-a-half month break sporting a tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination for the first time.

10/1

4

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:25 Chepstow

Starsky

11st 10lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Barry Brennan

Won twice over hurdles (3m/3m2f) for Dan Skelton last year but seems to have lost his way.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £252.00
Straight Forecast £301.90
Trifecta £1023.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Huntsmans Jog

Daily Express:

Pennyforapound

RP Ratings:

Aye Aye Charlie

LAMBOURN:

Docpickedme

Daily Record:

Starsky

The Times:

Docpickedme

The Sun:

Pennyforapound

The Star:

Pennyforapound

TOPSPEED:

Huntsmans Jog

WEST COUNTRY:

Huntsmans Jog

Telegraph:

Huntsmans Jog

The Guardian:

Huntsmans Jog

Daily Mail:

Huntsmans Jog

POSTDATA:

Aye Aye Charlie

Daily Mirror:

Aye Aye Charlie