December 03 / 14.05 Exeter

14.05 Exeter Good To Soft

betting.bet Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £12525.8
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 57s
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betting.bet Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 163-38

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo who won a novice hurdle at Ascot (2m5f, soft) in January and who may improve for the switch to fences; however, on hurdle form he has something to find against today's rivals and he needs to settle better than has been the case the last twice.
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1

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:00 Exeter

Gladiateur Allen

11st 10lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Made winning chase debut over C&D in December and is back here for the first time since; however, he's fallen/unseated the last twice and, even with a clear round, this looks tough under a 10lb penalty.

13/2

2

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Gladiateur Allen

11st 4lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Got up on the line at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) on chase debut; jumping has been an issue at Ascot (well behind Pic D'Orhy having made some errors) and Cheltenham (fell four out in race won by L'Homme Presse) since; needs improvement in first-time hood.

25/1

1

1st Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:25 Cheltenham

Gladiateur Allen

11st 3lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Last-gasp winner on chase debut at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) four weeks ago but his jumping came up badly short in Ascot Grade 2 two weeks later, including by jumping to his left; goes left-handed this time but has plenty to prove in this company.

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 77/2-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Won Grade 1 Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (2m, soft) in January 2019 and has run just four times since; wears a first-time tongue-tie and shouldn't be totally written off for trainer having a good season, but he's failed to shine on his first two chase starts and has plenty to prove at present.
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6

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Elixir De Nutz

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Has won on soft but pulled up on heavy in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham; had gained front-running wins in novice events previously but all British wins have come in races with five or fewer runners and has plenty to prove in this type of contest.

20/1

9

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Elixir De Nutz

10st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Colin Tizzard

Successful from the front in novice company at Plumpton (2m3f) and Kempton (2m2f handicap) this year; still unexposed over fences but has looked best in small fields; something to prove in this scenario.

16/1

1st

1

11th Feb 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Kempton

Elixir De Nutz

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Lightly raced since winning the Grade 1 Tolworth Novice Hurdle in January 2019 and yet to fully recapture that promise; however, he's shown plenty of spark in this tongue-tie over fences the last twice, with a near-miss and a win, and he's on a handy mark for his first handicap; key player.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 127P-6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdle winner who was a respectable seventh in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival (3m, good to soft); came last on his chase and seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) but it wasn't a bad run in a hotter race than this, and he could build on it now back up in trip.
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1st

1

12th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

Champagnesuperover

11st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Useful novice hurdler in 2020-21; beaten in his first four chases but behind smart opposition, and he made the most of a good opportunity to score comfortably from sole rival in novice at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft; 8-13) in March; concedes weight all round but should go well.

Evs

2

13th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Champagnesuperover

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

1st

2

9th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:35 Catterick

Champagnesuperover

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Useful winning hurdler who has yet to score in this sphere, but he arrives on the back of good third in 2m5f Wetherby novice where he was ridden aggressively; he holds leading claims on form.

4/5

Form: 1/1-3 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Big gaps between his three rules starts, winning the first two (2m, good to soft) before a fine third on handicap hurdle debut at Ascot (1m7f, soft) in October; runner-up in his two 3m points and has potential now switched to fences and up in distance; firmly in calculations.
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2nd

8

19th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

15:00 Uttoxeter

Boothill

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Bumper/novice winner; well backed but pulled hard when third in a strong Ascot handicap hurdle (1m7f, soft) on his reappearance and chase campaign was then soon aborted after a defeat at Exeter; didn't run badly back hurdling in the Betfair at Newbury (first-time tongue-tie) when the lack of pace was no help; unlikely that we've seen the best of him.

9/2

9th

7

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Boothill

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Disappointing favourite over fences (2m3f) last time out but remains lightly raced and nowhere near fully exposed; now goes in tongue-tie and drops back in trip; has shown major promise in two attempts over hurdles, scoring impressively at Taunton then good third to Soaring Glory in Ascot handicap; interesting back in this sphere.

7/1

4th

2

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 2

14:05 Exeter

Boothill

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Harry Fry

Big gaps between his three rules starts, winning the first two (2m, good to soft) before a fine third on handicap hurdle debut at Ascot (1m7f, soft) in October; runner-up in his two 3m points and has potential now switched to fences and up in distance; firmly in calculations.

5/4

Form: 111PP-

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on final two starts last season in Grade 1s at Cheltenham and Aintree, when the good to soft ground was reportedly against him; won Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) in January and this point winner could play a leading role on his chase debut provided conditions suit.
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10

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Adrimel

10st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom Lacey

16/1

9th

15

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Adrimel

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Successful in a couple of small-field events at Haydock (2m/2m4f) since fitted with blinkers, enhancing his good strike-rate on soft/heavy going; still unexposed over fences and in the blinds but his chance largely depends on whether he gets his ideal ground, for which yesterday's rain was encouraging.

9/1

1st

1

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Adrimel

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Won Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) last January and, having been pulled up on his next three runs (including his chase debut), he returned to form in first-time blinkers (retained) when bolting up in a novice chase here (2m, soft) in December; strong claims in this first handicap.

8/11

Form: P335P-

Last run: 246 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Peak RPR of 109 from her 15 starts and she's out of her depth.
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7th

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Flowing Cadenza

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Bob Buckler

6th

7

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

16:55 Wincanton

Flowing Cadenza

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Bob Buckler

Was winning for the second time over hurdles when making all here (2m5f, soft) last month; that came on the back of being pulled up twice and a quick glance at her record reveals inconsistencies; ought to be a leading player from 7lb higher if she can reproduce that latest form.

11/2

1st

10

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

17:05 Wincanton

Flowing Cadenza

11st 2lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Bob Buckler

Creditable second of 13 over fences at Exeter (2m3f, soft) in December; pulled up in her other three chases this season and comes with big risks attached on this return to hurdling but it's worth noting she was placed off 5lb higher in this race a year ago.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £586.00
Straight Forecast £639.40
Trifecta £2229.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Boothill

Telegraph:

Adrimel

TOPSPEED:

Champagnesuperover

POSTDATA:

Champagnesuperover

WEST COUNTRY:

Boothill

The Times:

Boothill

The Guardian:

Boothill

Daily Mail:

Boothill

The Star:

Boothill

Daily Express:

Adrimel

Daily Mirror:

Adrimel

Daily Record:

Adrimel