December 30 / 13.00 Haydock

13.00 Haydock

Heavy

Campbell Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 2m 6f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 6m 15s
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Campbell Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 242-82 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Progressive over hurdles last season, and he made a fine start over fences when beaten a neck in four-runner novice here (2m5f, heavy) four weeks ago; he might have won that day if he'd taken the last more fluently but his jumping was sound in the main; leading contender.
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3rd

1

13th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Mint Condition

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

14

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Mint Condition

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

20/1

5th

16

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Mint Condition

11st 3lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Jennie Candlish

Runs off the same mark as when winning at Haydock (2m6f, heavy) in December; however, hopes are pinned on the first-time cheekpieces prompting a revival as he's been below his best the last twice (pulled up last time).

25/1

9/2

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 5P4-14

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner; 2-7 over hurdles; perfect start over fences when making all in novice at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in October; tailed off behind Ahoy Senor in Grade 2 at Newbury next time; has a more realistic chance in this handicap but will still need a personal best to defy top weight.
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5th

8

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Ashtown Lad

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has run well on three of his four starts in this novice chase campaign, finishing third of four in 3m Grade 2 at Wetherby latest, and he handles various ground; into the unknown stamina-wise today but he's in top hands and his brother Beg To Differ was fourth in a Welsh National; a possible.

11/1

3rd

2

5th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

14:30 Wetherby

Ashtown Lad

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

C&D winner on his chasing debut and second in a Haydock handicap latest; both good efforts but sandwiched between them is a distant view of Ahoy Senor at Newbury.

8/1

2nd

1

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Ashtown Lad

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Irish point winner; 2-7 over hurdles; perfect start over fences when making all in novice at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in October; tailed off behind Ahoy Senor in Grade 2 at Newbury next time; has a more realistic chance in this handicap but will still need a personal best to defy top weight.

9/2

Form: 1101-1 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Won his only Irish point; successful on his last six starts over jumps; comfortably made all in four-runner race at Kelso (2m7f, soft) on chasing debut 25 days ago, jumping well; revels in the mud and stays very well; open to improvement over fences and high on the list again.
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20

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Bushypark

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

1

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

15:46 Wetherby

Bushypark

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Made excellent progress over hurdles last season (five wins) and was successful on chasing debut at Kelso (2m7f, soft) in December; both subsequent runs were very disappointing, though, and drying ground probably won't aid his cause here.

8/1

5

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Bushypark

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Highly progressive last season, a campaign that including two heavy-ground wins and a victory in this race; continued the good work on his chase/seasonal debut in December and he may appreciate this return to hurdles having struggled over fences the last twice; however, has something to prove in terms of current form.

13/2

Form: 13-322

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Two-time hurdle winner (2m3f/2m4f, soft/good; should stay 2m6f); placed all three starts over fences and he bumped into the smart My Drogo in novice at Cheltenham last time; his mark has been left untouched and he commands major respect.
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1st

10

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:55 Cheltenham

Torn And Frayed

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Form dipped last time but he has performed respectably otherwise since switched to fences, including twice at this venue (second to My Drogo two starts ago); each-way possibilities if bouncing back.

13/2

4

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Torn And Frayed

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two-time hurdle winner (2m3f/2m4f, soft/good; should stay 2m6f); placed all three starts over fences and he bumped into the smart My Drogo in novice at Cheltenham last time; his mark has been left untouched and he commands major respect.

3/1

2nd

4

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Torn And Frayed

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two-time hurdle winner (2m3f/2m4f, soft/good) who was a promising third here (2m4f, good) on chase debut in October, and may well have won at Ascot (2m3f, good; essentially a match) last time but for idling; can win races over fences and going back left-handed today is a plus (jumped left at Ascot), but second may be the best to hope for given he's taking on My Drogo.

15/2

Form: /372P- BF

Last run: 313 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Developed into a fairly useful hurdler last season, best effort when a close second over 3m here (heavy) in January; pulled up behind Bushypark on final start, but he's since had wind surgery and he's bred to do well over fences; respected on chasing debut despite being 3lb out of the weights.
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7th

4

17th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

19:47 Huntingdon

Farrants Way

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

4th

4

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Warwick

Farrants Way

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Showed he stays well when winning a 3m1f maiden hurdle at Hereford (soft) two years ago; lightly raced since and was out for the best part of year before pulled up on his chasing debut (didn't jump well; first run since wind op) at Haydock in December; returns to hurdling in first-time cheekpieces and may yet have more to offer in this sphere.

6/1

5

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Farrants Way

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Developed into a fairly useful hurdler last season, best effort when a close second over 3m here (heavy) in January; pulled up behind Bushypark on final start, but he's since had wind surgery and he's bred to do well over fences; respected on chasing debut despite being 3lb out of the weights.

13/2

Form: 14-692

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
0-3 over fences but most recent run (beaten nose over 2m7f at Newcastle) was his best; goes well in the mud and should be winning races in this sphere in due course, but he's 12lb out of the handicap here.
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4

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Frimeur De Lancray

11st 8lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

2nd

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

14:36 Wetherby

Frimeur De Lancray

11st 8lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Went close at Newcastle (2m7f, good to soft) in December on third chase start but he hasn't built on that and he whipped round and unseated his rider at the start last time; something to prove at present.

9/2

5

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:05 Wetherby

Frimeur De Lancray

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Went very close at Newcastle (2m7f, good to soft) in December on third chase start and fair fourth here (3m, soft) in January; on a competitive mark and isn't written off, but he needs to bounce back from a below-par run at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) a fortnight ago.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £325.00
Straight Forecast £304.80
Trifecta £791.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Torn And Frayed

Daily Mail:

Bushypark

SPOTLIGHT:

Mint Condition

Daily Express:

Ashtown Lad

The Sun:

Bushypark

Daily Record:

Bushypark

TOPSPEED:

Torn And Frayed

POSTDATA:

Torn And Frayed

WEST COUNTRY:

Torn And Frayed

The Times:

Torn And Frayed

Daily Mirror:

Torn And Frayed

The Star:

Torn And Frayed

Telegraph:

Mint Condition

The Guardian:

Mint Condition