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13:25 Newbury

Good To Soft

Prodec Networks Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5881.68
  • 2m 7f 86y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 8s
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Prodec Networks Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3807-3 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Went the wrong way last season (had wind surgery before final start) but his third of five on return to chasing at Carlisle (2m4f) last month was a healthy step back in the right direction and this return to a longer trip will suit; 13lb below his peak mark and one to note.

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

3rd

2

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

19:35 Stratford

I K Brunel

12st 3lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

raced in last

4/1

13

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

I K Brunel

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

Beat Not That Fuisse in good style at Taunton in February; stumbled and unseated before halfway at Cheltenham last month; 80-1 then but wasn't a forlorn hope going into that race, nor is he for this.

33/1

11

17th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

I K Brunel

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

Pretty useful on his day for Olly Murphy and has won both his starts for Alan Hill, a 3m point and 2m7f hunter chase at Taunton when runner-up Not That Fuisse was perhaps unlucky; stamina might be stretched to the limit over this far on softer ground.

40/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 6/032-

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Creditable third over hurdles here in March on first crack at a staying trip and beaten a nose at Haydock (again 3m on good) in April latest; has to be taken seriously on that evidence but trainer reporting in Stable Tour that "he hasn't taken to fences" sounded a warning note in October.

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

3

6th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Colonial Dreams

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

1

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Warwick

Colonial Dreams

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Regressed after promising start over fences; useful hurdler in his prime but this longest distance so far could stretch him on his return to hurdling.

12/1

4

11th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Colonial Dreams

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

10yo who went close on his belated chase debut at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) in December, and heavy ground may not have suited when pulled up at Lingfield three weeks ago; one to consider back on better ground here.

13/2

Form: 451121 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

3-9 over fences, the wins coming over 2m7f/3m at Worcester (two) this summer and Carlisle in October on latest outing, all on good ground; the last two wins were in small fields and he's been raised another 2lb but, if all is well after two months off, he's likely to be seriously involved.

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

7th

4

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 108y

Class 3

16:10 Uttoxeter

Quartz Du Rheu

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, slow jump and detached 1st, slow jump 2nd, overjumped 6th, joined main group but reminders with one circuit to go, ridden and lost touch 11th, got well behind from 4 out, tailed off, never going well

10/1

3rd

3

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Quartz Du Rheu

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Didn't run to his best on latest start at Haydock in April but two of his three chasing wins (all last summer/autumn) were gained over C&D; good or quicker ground ideal and no surprise to see him go close.

9/2

5th

6

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:52 Haydock

Quartz Du Rheu

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Form: 316P4F C

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Best form was as novice hurdler early in 2020 but also won a 2m4f handicap hurdle this May; sent chasing this autumn and twice failed to complete over this sort of trip (fell on latest start) but there was encouragement at Bangor in between when it looked as if he would stay beyond 2m4f.

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

6

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

The Macon Lugnatic

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Three-time hurdle winner (once here); pulled up in Exeter chase last month and now 0-10 over fences but his second to Gwencily Berbas in Devon National there (3m6f, good) brings him into this equation.

5/1

Form: /421P-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Did well over 2m/2m4f as a hurdler in 2020 for Tom Mullins; bled from the nose when pulled up in Grade 3 handicap at Aintree (3m) in April on first run for this yard; fair bit to prove on this chase debut.

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

9th

10

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Barnaviddaun

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

disputed lead, pressed leader from 6th, not fluent and lost position 14th, ridden when towards rear after 16th

25/1

5th

6

13th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:00 Plumpton

Barnaviddaun

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Developed into useful hurdler in Ireland in 2020 but lightly raced and generally disappointing since joining David Bridgwater; lurks on a dangerous mark but ought to have coped with the heavy ground when pulled up (over hurdles) on seasonal debut and reverts to chasing with a lot to prove.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 16P2-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

2-12 in points; won a 3m1f novice hurdle at Hereford (soft) last term and stuck to his guns very well to fight off his only two rivals in a novice handicap chase at Exeter (3m, good) last month; wore cheekpieces on last four starts; raised 3lb for what should be a much more competitive race today but he has a future in staying handicaps.

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

10th

4

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:55 Ffos Las

Beatthebullet

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021, and comes here after 53l defeat in Bangor marathon last month; needs to turn a corner.

25/1

8th

6

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Beatthebullet

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021 but was still in contention when falling in home straight at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) in December and remains well handicapped on older form; not ruled out.

16/1

7

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Beatthebullet

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Made a winning chase debut here (3m, good) last November but that was in a three-runner race but he's been generally very disappointing since; mark is tumbling but was tailed off at Cheltenham on his recent return and has plenty to prove on this step back up in trip.

20/1

Form: 21- D

Last run: 281 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Second to an impressive rival at Doncaster (2m5f) in January on debut; co-favourite, workmanlike winner of a novice hurdle at Exeter (2m7f, again good to soft) two months later, which he needs to improve on but he could bring a lot of potential to this chase and handicap debut.

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

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Valsheda

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Warren Greatrex

Won 3m chase at Ffos Las for Nicky Henderson last March (good to soft) but out of sorts in various aids for new connections since December; tongue-tie refitted and first-time blinkers added; risky.

8/1

1

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Valsheda

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

10

24th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:55 Kempton

Valsheda

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

Won off a 5lb higher mark last spring for Nicky Henderson; however, form for current yard (three attempts) is far from convincing; change of headgear needs to spark a revival.

20/1

Form: 8P6-82 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won his only point; 2lb out of the handicap today but won off 1lb lower as a hurdler at Ascot (2m7f, soft) last November; right out form since until his good second of five on chase debut at Market Rasen (3m, good) five weeks ago, when he got the final fence all wrong; could be well handicapped.

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

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Tide Times

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Gained all four chase wins here, most recently when digging deep to capitalise on some help from the handicapper over today's trip (soft) in December; made jumping errors and was pulled up here in January but today's ground will suit and he remains on a good mark.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £298.00
Straight Forecast £348.20
Tricast £1639.10
Trifecta £1928.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Valsheda

WEST COUNTRY:

Quartz Du Rheu

RP Ratings:

Tide Times

SPOTLIGHT:

I K Brunel

POSTDATA:

The Macon Lugnatic

The Times:

Valsheda

Daily Express:

Valsheda

The Sun:

Valsheda

The Guardian:

Tide Times

The Star:

Tide Times

TOPSPEED:

I K Brunel

Telegraph:

The Macon Lugnatic

Daily Mail:

Quartz Du Rheu

Daily Mirror:

Quartz Du Rheu

Daily Record:

Quartz Du Rheu