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13:20 Kempton

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Free Racing TV For A Month Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 5m 16s
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Free Racing TV For A Month Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 4-1315 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Narrow winner of two non-handicap hurdles at odds-on this season but did run well in a 2m4f handicap at Uttoxeter in June; lesser effort last time and the cheekpieces are now left off, but he's a successful pointer who should pay his way over fences.

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5

23rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:40 Sandown

Brief Ambition

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Made all on chasing debut at Kempton (2m4f, good; jumped well) in November and has won two small-field handicaps in the meantime; has to deal with a 6lb rise but it was an eyecatching RPR last time the horse he beat last won a match earlier this week; considered.

3/1

1st

2

28th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:20 Ludlow

Brief Ambition

11st 3lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Created good impression when making all on chasing debut at Kempton (2m4f, good; jumped well) in November, then followed up in C&D match race a fortnight later; will be hard to catch if returning from four-month break in similar form.

5/4

4

23rd Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:35 Haydock

Brief Ambition

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Fergal O’Brien

His form has gone to the next level since being switched to fences and he's 2-2 in this sphere following wins at Kempton (2m4f, good) and Ludlow (2m4f, good; albeit a match) in November; returns from a break with the drying ground in his favour and this progressive 8yo could have more to offer.

4/1

OUR TIP

8/11

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2231-1 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Took seven races to get it right over hurdles but hit the jackpot first time out as a chaser at Lingfield (2m4f, soft; fine on good) when coming well clear in a handicap; has a penalty but effectively only 2lb higher with Niall Houlihan taking off 5lb; could take some beating.

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3

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

16:30 Fakenham

Sopran Thor

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Louise Allan

Left alone to win selling handicap chase over C&D in April on final run for Gary Moore; however, he was in rear when unseating mid-race at Warwick on his stable debut then finished down the field at Plumpton last time.

14/1

5th

1

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Sopran Thor

12st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Louise Allan

prominent, hit 10th, ridden after 3 out, outpaced from 2 out

10/1

14/1

Form: 5422-

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Goes chasing after only four runs under rules and he looks well handicapped on his clear second behind a talented horse trained by Paul Nicholls in a 2m5f novice hurdle at Fontwell in April; tempting if at all strong in the market.

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1st

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Morfee

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped well, took keen hold, held up in rear, in touch with leaders 4th, led going easily before 15th, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

2/1

2nd

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Morfee

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Only 14 races and has won three of his last five, latterly making the breakthrough over fences with an idling win at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft); today's softer surface is perhaps a greater concern than the 5lb rise.

7/2

1st

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Morfee

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Completed a hurdling double over 3m+ in spring 2022 and showed he retains all his ability at just the second time of asking after a long absence when 3l second in 2m4f Wincanton handicap chase 21 days ago, with reopposing pair Gingerbred and Balko Saint behind him; should go well now stepping back up in trip.

5/1

Form: 9378-5

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler kept busy on the AW this year and ran well to a point on his chasing debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) in May; not on a bad mark but might be vulnerable to stronger stayers at this trip.

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4th

1

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:25 Hexham

Nebuchadnezzar

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ann Duffield

raced in second, lost position 2 out, hard ridden and outpaced on turn before last, kept on but held final 110yds

5/1

6th

3

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:05 Perth

Nebuchadnezzar

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Ann Duffield

prominent, hampered 2nd, not fluent 3rd, pushed along but lost position before 2 out, soon beaten

8/1

3rd

1

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:00 Market Rasen

Nebuchadnezzar

12st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

prominent, pushed along after 2 out, ridden after last, kept on final 110yds, went third final strides

10/1

Form: 841P45

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won off a 5lb higher mark over hurdles in June (2m, good) and he is a winning pointer; however, it has been a sluggish start over fences (0-3) and reservations for now despite the longer trip here being a likely plus.

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3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

Ballinsker

11st 3lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

led but pestered, headed 8th, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

20/1

Form: 3513-3

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb higher than for his hurdle win; stuck to his task well when third of seven on chasing debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) a month ago and gave the impression that run was needed; every chance.

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1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Quick Draw

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Never headed and beat four rivals comfortably on his reappearance over 3m at Ludlow (good; 6lb lower); couldn't lead and failed to give his running next time at Cheltenham; might be more in his comfort zone here.

9/2

0

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Quick Draw

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual chase winner last winter (2m5f/2m4f) and made all to win easily by 21l on seasonal reappearance at Ludlow (3m, good) 17 days ago; it's tricky to gauge what that form is worth and he's 8lb higher here but at least we know he's in excellent nick.

13/2

1st

3

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Quick Draw

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won two chases last winter (2m5f/2m4f) and was creditable third when switched back to hurdling at Ayr (3m) in April; current mark probably demands a career best but he won't mind if there's rain about.

2/1

Form: 92206-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Off for two years after winning an Irish point; twice runner-up in novice hurdles before struggling in two handicaps, at 2m2f (heavy) and 3m (good to soft); still early days, has had wind surgery and may well improve for fences.

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4th

3

18th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:45 Wincanton

Fearless Fracas

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Off for two years after winning an Irish point; failed to build on his initial promise over hurdles and he was an easy-to-back 12-1 chance when unseating early on his recent switch to fences off this mark at Kempton.

5/1

7

8th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:20 Kempton

Fearless Fracas

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Off for two years after winning an Irish point; twice runner-up in novice hurdles before struggling in two handicaps, at 2m2f (heavy) and 3m (good to soft); still early days, has had wind surgery and may well improve for fences.

7/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sopran Thor

WEST COUNTRY:

Brief Ambition

The Times:

Morfee

TOPSPEED:

Quick Draw

RP Ratings:

Sopran Thor

POSTDATA:

Sopran Thor

Telegraph:

Sopran Thor

The Guardian:

Sopran Thor

Daily Mirror:

Sopran Thor

The Sun:

Sopran Thor

Daily Record:

Sopran Thor

Daily Mail:

Brief Ambition

Daily Express:

Brief Ambition

The Star:

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