December 18 / 14.50 Newcastle

14.50 Newcastle Good

bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 7-4622

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
0-4 over fences since switching to current stable this season but returned from break with two good seconds last month (2m4f/1m7f; good to soft); raised 3lb for his effort at Hexham on latter occasion but has a better performance in him if his jumping is more fluent here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Avoid De Master

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

3rd

3

20th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

14:20 Carlisle

Avoid De Master

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

In excellent form for Susan Corbett, landing 2m Newcastle handicap in December, until beating only one at Doncaster (2m3f) following month; needs to get back on track after his break.

5/1

5th

4

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Avoid De Master

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Running well towards end of last year, finishing second twice in a row (1m7f/2m4f, good to soft) before winning at Newcastle (2m, good); had a solid yardstick in second and he can give another good account up 3lb.

9/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 37F22-

Last run: 270 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
0-5 over fences, including two falls, last season but was placed in the three chases she completed, including two seconds off today's mark in March (2m, heavy/2m3f, good to soft); in the mix if tuned up after layoff.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

17:01 Haydock

Maid O’Malley

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Stuart Coltherd

4

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Maid O’Malley

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Took 14 attempts to get off the mark under rules but made it two wins just 11 days later at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); clearly in good order but the RPR of 123 she recorded last time leaves her with a mountain to climb in this much more exalted company.

100/1

1st

2

7th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

15:55 Carlisle

Maid O’Malley

11st 6lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Point winner who got off the mark at the 14th attempt under rules when landing a handicap chase at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) 11 days ago; up 6lb but she scored in good style, despite jumping to the right at times, and she's open to more progress back on a clockwise track; big player.

11/8

OUR TIP

Form: 213-31 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Built upon last month's promising seasonal/chase debut when winning two-finisher event at Wetherby (1m7f, good) 18 days later; went up 5lb for that but the runner-up has been in pretty good form this autumn and this 7yo still has low mileage.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

28th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Trooper Turnbull

12st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Lightly raced 8yo who has taken well to chasing this season and won a small-field contest at Wetherby (1m7f, good) two starts ago; also effective on soft ground and may still have more to offer.

3/1

3rd

1

18th Dec 2021

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Trooper Turnbull

12st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Built upon last month's promising seasonal/chase debut when winning two-finisher event at Wetherby (1m7f, good) 18 days later; went up 5lb for that but the runner-up has been in pretty good form this autumn and this 7yo still has low mileage.

11/8

1st

2

24th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

12:45 Wetherby

Trooper Turnbull

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Lightly raced 7yo who won a maiden hurdle last December and he returned from 315 days off with a promising third on his recent chase debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft; favourite); that was behind a resurgent rival who has won again since and he should be sharper this time; big player.

6/4

Form: 11-26F C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner on good ground in the spring (once here) and made promising seasonal/chase debut when second at Hexham (1m7f, good) in October; found Listed company too hot next time but was very much in contention before falling four out in Wetherby race won by Trooper Turnbull since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Burrows Diamond

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

2nd

5

23rd Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:35 Haydock

Burrows Diamond

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Off the mark over fences at the fifth attempt at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January and she followed up at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good) later that month; those were mares' handicaps and she's higher in the weights now tackling males, but the form of both races has worked out well; respected.

4/1

1st

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 6f 108y

Class 3

14:57 Uttoxeter

Burrows Diamond

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sue Smith

Off the mark over fences at fifth attempt, beating two other finishers very comfortably at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; could have more to offer over today's longer trip and will be fine on the faster ground; good chance.

11/4

Form: 75-343

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Yet to win under rules but, following a wind op, has made the frame in three consecutive handicap hurdles this autumn (2m, good/good to soft/soft); has shown a worrying tendency to hang left but can be very competitive off current mark if he jumps soundly on this chasing debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:10 Southwell

Ugo Du Misselot

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

2nd

2

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Ugo Du Misselot

11st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

5th

8

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:11 Wetherby

Ugo Du Misselot

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tristan Davidson

Shaped as if needing the run after three months off when fourth of eight at Ayr (2m, soft) last time; still a maiden after 12 attempts under rules but he's well handicapped on his best form and another to consider.

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £241.00
Straight Forecast £276.50
Trifecta £582.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Burrows Diamond

RP Ratings:

Trooper Turnbull

The Times:

Avoid De Master

TOPSPEED:

Maid O'Malley

POSTDATA:

Burrows Diamond

Telegraph:

Burrows Diamond

Daily Express:

Burrows Diamond

Daily Mirror:

Burrows Diamond

The Star:

Burrows Diamond

Daily Mail:

Trooper Turnbull

The Sun:

Trooper Turnbull

Daily Record:

Trooper Turnbull

The Guardian:

Avoid De Master