Home / January 18 / 14:55 Newcastle

14:55 Newcastle

Good To Soft

DFE Telecom & Security Installations Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8713.6
  • 2m 7f 91y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 6m 19s
SKY
View Course
DFE Telecom & Security Installations Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00

Form: 11-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Ex-pointer; began rules career with two clearcut hurdle wins last season and was creditable second on chase/handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) on Boxing Day; remains unexposed; needs to be taken very seriously.

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

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Omar Maretti

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Maintained unbeaten record at Catterick when winning four-runner race (3m1f, heavy) in February; beaten nearly 14l when third at Newbury (3m2f, heavy) last time but that was still a fair run; might not be far away.

11/2

3rd

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Omar Maretti

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Made it 4-4 at Catterick last month when winning a 3m1f handicap (heavy) for the second year running; did beat just one other finisher (off 3lb lower) and the time before he was some way behind Fortescue at Haydock; may need something bordering on a career best to take this.

6/1

Form: 336-15 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles at last season's Cheltenham Festival and made winning chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) last month; can easily be excused subsequent defeat in Grade 2 event and will be suited by today's move back up in trip; obvious contender.

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

3rd

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Come On Teddy

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Had potential as a 2m4f novice chaser (also had form over 2m7f) two seasons ago but is taking time to recapture form and was rather laboured behind an eased-down winner over hurdles (3m, soft) in February; the return to an easier stamina test looks worth a go now back chasing.

9/2

2nd

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Come On Teddy

11st 13lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom George

took keen hold, held up in rear

6/1

6th

6

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Come On Teddy

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Close third in the Final at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) in 2021; unknown quantity now, having been well held in two starts back from an absence, and dropped just 3lb for those defeats.

20/1

Form: 524P-P

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Very useful chaser at his best for Mick Channon (albeit 0-11) but left that stable after disappointing effort at last season's Aintree festival and was pulled up when reverting to hurdles for new trainer this month; might have needed the recent outing and has headgear back on today but others have much less to prove.

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

3rd

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Has struggled on his last four starts, being pulled up on both runs last month; plenty to prove but he's 5lb lower than when winning at 16-1 over C&D (heavy) last March, and that came in the visor that goes back on this afternoon; the first-time tongue-tie may also help; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Hold The Note

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, not fluent 9th, soon prominent

25/1

4

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Unreliable sort but this C&D scorer has won off a break before so he can't be totally discounted from a falling mark after nine months off the track.

10/1

Form: 52-334

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo; soundly beaten over 2m on first two starts for new stable this winter and now 0-14 over fences; goes beyond 2m4f for first time today; big leap of faith needed to support him.

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

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:03 Hexham

Dis Donc

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

3rd

1

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Dis Donc

12st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Micky Hammond

1st

3

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Dis Donc

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Micky Hammond

A good case can be made on Irish chase form as recent as last spring but he's struggled on his five starts for this yard (claiming hurdle latest).

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: /2/3-2

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Seen only twice again since highly promising chasing debut in November 2018 but proved a significant chunk of ability remains when close/clear second to bang-in-form rival at Carlisle (2m5f, soft) last month, and a subsequent 4lb rise ought to be manageable.

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

2nd

2

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Uncle Alastair

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Goes particularly well at Carlisle and was off the mark for the season when winning there last time (3m, heavy); finished last of five at this meeting in 2022, but that was over 2m4f and is better over this trip.

3/1

1st

5

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:35 Carlisle

Uncle Alastair

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

0-7 over fences but runner-up on four of those occasions and his reappearance over C&D was pleasing; fared less well at Ayr when tried in cheekpieces and he could go well should he fancy the new visor.

9/2

5th

1

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Uncle Alastair

12st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

11yo who is 0-6 over fences but has run some good races in this sphere, most recently runner-up at Carlisle (3m, soft) in November on his reappearance; having travelled well he could benefit from this drop back in distance and he's one to consider in first-time cheekpieces.

11/2

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £24.00
Straight Forecast £26.80
Trifecta £40.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Uncle Alastair

RP Ratings:

Come On Teddy

Daily Express:

Omar Maretti

TOPSPEED:

Hold The Note

Daily Mirror:

Omar Maretti

Daily Record:

Omar Maretti

The Times:

Come On Teddy

The Guardian:

Come On Teddy

The Sun:

Come On Teddy

POSTDATA:

Uncle Alastair

Telegraph:

Uncle Alastair

Daily Mail:

Uncle Alastair

The Star:

Uncle Alastair