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MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 2m 3f 189y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 5m 3s
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MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 81213-

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Gained all four hurdle wins at around 2m but excelled himself when upped to 2m4f for Grade 1 at Aintree festival in April, finishing third at 80-1; remains unexposed over this sort of trip and will be hard to beat if somewhere close to that form on today's chasing debut; seems versatile regarding ground.

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5th

1

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Millers Bank

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Well-held last of three runners over hurdles on sole outing this term; had wind surgery (his fourth) since; very useful chaser on his day and bagged Grade 1 honours over 2m4f at Aintree (as a novice) two years ago; possibilities off this mark, provided he's back on song.

9/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Aintree

Millers Bank

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Highly tried and lost his way over fences last season after two good seconds over this trip before Christmas; now reverts to hurdling and he's certainly interesting on his third in the 2021 Aintree Hurdle, while a 10l win in the 2022 Manifesto Novices' Chase (again 2m4f, good to soft) underlines his liking for this course; carries risks but not ruled out by any means.

100/30

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1713-2 C

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Useful handicap hurdler who won here (2m, good) last autumn and posted new career-best performance when second at Warwick (2m3f, soft) on latest outing in May; probably needs to take very well to chasing to win this, though.

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4th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Xcitations

11st 13lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

Looked as good as ever when holding on well to win at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) in November but has lost his way a bit since the turn of the year; stays this trip well enough but arrives here with something to prove.

8/1

6th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Xcitations

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

1lb higher than when C&D winner in November, having won well on soft (unraced on heavy) last winter on his only other appearance at Sandown; looked set to finish second when unseating on penultimate start and ran respectably in a warm race on latest; considered.

10/1

7th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Xcitations

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Has pretty good 5-15 strike-rate over fences that includes two C&D wins; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but looked set to finish second before coming to grief at penultimate fence at Wetherby (2m, soft) a fortnight ago and today's faster ground will also suit.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 31-631

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Safely held in third on chasing debut for Henry de Bromhead in June but displayed significant improvement to win by over 8l at Tipperary (2m, yielding) five weeks later, form that has been well advertised by the runner-up; changed hands for £25,000 last month and moves up in trip for today's stable debut; carries penalty in good race here, but still enters calculations.

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3rd

5

9th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

The Cathal Don

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Simon Pearce

midfield, not fluent 6th, dropped to rear with one circuit to go, outpaced 10th

11/2

0

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

The Cathal Don

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Simon Pearce

led, hit 1st, jumped slightly right 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, keeping on when sprawled on landing and unseated after 2 out

5/1

Form: 43U4-

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Began career with two quite promising runs last autumn (bumper/2m5f hurdle) but signed off with very disappointing effort in March; returns with tongue-tie fitted and still has significant potential, but this is a very tough chasing debut.

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7th

6

27th Jan 2023

Frozen

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:55 Huntingdon

Artemision

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

led, headed 7th

8/1

4th

4

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

14:30 Lingfield

Artemision

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

12-race maiden who had a very mixed record over fences for Ben Pauling last season and made disappointing stable debut when last of three at Plumpton (3m1f, good) last month; on a good mark now and some rain may aid his cause but he's not an easy one to predict; tongue-tie refitted.

7/1

3rd

3

17th Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

17:05 Plumpton

Artemision

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

prominent, pushed along 4 out, ridden home turn, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

9/2

Form: 21101- D

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer who quickly developed into a very useful novice hurdler last season, winning three of his five starts (2m-2m4f); could have a bright future over fences and needs to be taken very seriously; raced only on good to soft or soft ground.

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3

31st Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

14:50 Huntingdon

Cadzand

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Winning pointer who quickly developed into a very useful novice hurdler last season, winning three of his five starts (2m-2m4f); could have a bright future over fences and needs to be taken very seriously; raced only on good to soft or soft ground.

2/1

3

28th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:05 Stratford

Cadzand

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Winning pointer who won three of his five races over hurdles at up to 2m4f last season (on good to soft/soft), although was well below his best when favourite for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February; now returns to a handicap after 220 days off but this lightly raced 6yo is a strong traveller who should have a bright future at this new discipline; key player.

15/8

2

21st Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:30 Carlisle

Cadzand

11st 2lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Dan Skelton

Winning pointer who won three of his five races over hurdles at up to 2m4f last season (on good to soft/soft), although was well below his best when favourite for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February; should have a straightforward task on chase debut.

1/4

Form: 4127P- D

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won Ayr maiden hurdle (2m4f, heavy) in good style last winter and was respectable seventh in Grade 1 Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham Festival in March (3m, good to soft); pulled up at Aintree in April and may need a stiffer stamina test than this to be seen to best effect, but still looks interesting on today's chasing debut.

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4th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Champagnesuperover

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won a novice chase here in May 2022 (3m, good); had run well over hurdles the previous year (won a 2m4f Ayr novice and was seventh in the 3m Albert Bartlett); returns to hurdles on a good mark but hard to know what to expect after a 550-day break, although Sean Bowen partners him rather than Rambo T.

11/2

4th

1

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

16:30 Aintree

Champagnesuperover

11st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

had to be re-shod, in touch with leaders, going easily omitted 2 out, ridden omitted last, edged left and weakened final 110yds, lost both front shoes

13/8

Form: /2685-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to his maiden hurdle win in October 2019 but lightly raced in the meantime; respectable fifth in good-quality handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in March and open to improvement over fences but others in this line-up look more exciting.

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5

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

14:44 Haydock

Nickolson

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

4th

1

12th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:45 Sandown

Nickolson

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Won his first two races (bumper/maiden hurdle) but 0-8 since; has taken well enough to fences, but beaten when favourite on his last two outings, comfortably held in four-runner race at Leicester on latest; these conditions should be fine but he needs the first-time cheekpieces to give him a boost.

9/2

2nd

4

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 3

14:45 Leicester

Nickolson

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Olly Murphy

Lightly raced since winning bumper debut in February 2019; didn't really fulfill his potential over hurdles, but he's raised his game with two promising runner-up efforts over fences (2m/2m2f) this winter; caught the eye with his strong finish last time and now drops back in trip; should have more to offer in this sphere and is respected for in-form yard.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £93.00
Straight Forecast £116.50
Trifecta £249.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Millers Bank

Telegraph:

Cadzand

TOPSPEED:

The Cathal Don

WEST COUNTRY:

Artemision

The Star:

Nickolson

POSTDATA:

The Cathal Don

Daily Mail:

Cadzand

Daily Express:

Cadzand

The Times:

Millers Bank

Daily Mirror:

Millers Bank

The Sun:

Millers Bank

Daily Record:

Millers Bank