November 13 / 13.40 Cheltenham

13.40 Cheltenham

Good

From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The November) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £29359.2
  • 1m 7f 199y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 3m 55s
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From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The November) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40

Form: 1464-1 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
Very useful novice hurdler last season, finishing sixth in the County Hurdle (2m1f, good to soft) at the Cheltenham Festival, and looks even better over fences judged on his impressive chase debut win over C&D (good) last month; today's race looks tougher but he still holds leading claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Third Time Lucki

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

One of the better 2m novice chasers this season, having won Grade 2 events at Cheltenham and Doncaster; his two chase defeats came behind Edwardstone, beaten about 4l in the Kingmaker at Warwick (good to soft) latest; seemingly held by that top rival but should go well again.

5/1

2nd

2

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

Third Time Lucki

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has won two Grade 2s this season (2m, good), most recently at Doncaster a fortnight ago where he was travelling much better than the alongsides For Pleasure when that rival fell at the final fence; below best when a well-beaten third to Edwardstone in Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) two starts ago and could pose more of a threat today, but it remains to be seen whether he can beat that rival; seems best on good/good to soft.

2/1

1st

1

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 1

13:35 Doncaster

Third Time Lucki

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Useful novice hurdler last season and he made it 2-2 over fences when landing a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good) in November; soundly beaten third in Grade 1 novice at Sandown subsequently but has leading claims now back down in grade, even with a 5lb penalty.

4/6

Form: -22222 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler; beaten 20l by Mick Pastor in a match at Exeter (2m1f, good; has won on good to soft) on his chase debut; however, he ran better than that margin suggests, could improve for the run and, having jumped left, he may appreciate today's return to a left-handed track; versatile trip-wise and no surprise to see an improved performance from this point winner in first-time blinkers, replacing cheekpieces.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

18:51 Newton Abbot

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, headway into midfield and bumped 3rd, went fourth 7th, went third and pressed leaders before 2 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened run-in, lost third final strides

11/4

3rd

3

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Sebastopol

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

1st

1

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Sebastopol

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Fell at first fence at Ayr 16 days ago and has now failed to complete three of his six chases but easily drew clear of a next-time-out winner to score at Kempton (2m, good; first-time visor) last month and will be dangerous if in similar form again here.

OUR TIP

Form: -11112 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
Having won four small-field novice chases this season (2m, good/good to soft), he didn't see out 2m4f as well as Captain Tom Cat when second of three in a Grade 2 novice at Wincanton (good) last Saturday; may be able to turn the tables now back down in trip and 5lb better off with the winner, but also faces an exciting opponent in Third Time Lucki.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Mick Pastor

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Very well suited by good ground and enjoyed productive spell in small-field chases in early part of this season (four wins); found Grade 1 novice too hot this month, after a break, but is back in calmer waters here current mark ought to be workable.

5th

6

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Mick Pastor

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Made hay early in the season, winning four times, but his progress was halted with two defeats in November, well-held third to Third Time Lucki at Cheltenham latest; faces stiff task and usual hood is removed.

25/1

3rd

3

13th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

13:40 Cheltenham

Mick Pastor

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Having won four small-field novice chases this season (2m, good/good to soft), he didn't see out 2m4f as well as Captain Tom Cat when second of three in a Grade 2 novice at Wincanton (good) last Saturday; may be able to turn the tables now back down in trip and 5lb better off with the winner, but also faces an exciting opponent in Third Time Lucki.

5/1

Form: 111541 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Made it four wins (all 2m4f on good) from six chase starts when making all in a Grade 2 novice at Wincanton last Saturday, beating Mick Pastor by two and a quarter lengths; may be okay with the drop back in trip at this stiff track but as well as being 5lb worse off with Mick Pastor, he also has Third Time Lucki to worry about.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

13th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

13:40 Cheltenham

Captain Tom Cat

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Made it four wins (all 2m4f on good) from six chase starts when making all in a Grade 2 novice at Wincanton last Saturday, beating Mick Pastor by two and a quarter lengths; may be okay with the drop back in trip at this stiff track but as well as being 5lb worse off with Mick Pastor, he also has Third Time Lucki to worry about.

8/1

1st

2

6th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Captain Tom Cat

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Useful hurdler who began chasing career with three front-running wins in May/June (all 2m4f, good); subsequent fifth in Grade 3 handicap at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) was perfectly respectable; has something to prove after disappointing performance at Chepstow last month but still features prominently in calculations.

2/1

4th

1

9th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 1

14:00 Chepstow

Captain Tom Cat

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Useful hurdler who began chasing career with three front-running wins in May/June (all 2m4f, good), and was very respectable fifth in Grade 3 Summer Plate at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) on latest outing in July; will play a significant role if in similar form here.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £73.00
Straight Forecast £75.50
Trifecta £187.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Third Time Lucki

POSTDATA:

Mick Pastor

TOPSPEED:

Captain Tom Cat

WEST COUNTRY:

Mick Pastor

The Times:

Captain Tom Cat

RP Ratings:

Third Time Lucki

Telegraph:

Third Time Lucki

The Guardian:

Third Time Lucki

Daily Mail:

Third Time Lucki

Daily Express:

Third Time Lucki

Daily Mirror:

Third Time Lucki

The Sun:

Third Time Lucki

The Star:

Third Time Lucki

Daily Record:

Third Time Lucki