February 12 / 14.05 Warwick

14.05 Warwick

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Kingmaker Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £29614
  • 2m 0f 54y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 3m 58s
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Virgin Bet Kingmaker Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91

Form: 3-B111 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict
Won over C&D (good to soft) in November on his third chase start, then landed the Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) and the Grade 2 Wayward Lad at Kempton (2m, soft); has had plenty in hand for each of those wins and he stands out as the one to beat today under a 5lb penalty.
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2nd

2

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Edwardstone

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

A real powerhouse over fences having won most of the major races for 2m novice chasers this season, latest the Arkle at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he galloped on typically strongly for another clearcut success; top of this division and commands the utmost respect.

4/6

1st

4

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Edwardstone

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Very useful hurdler, close fifth in last year's County; has developed into a high-class and thoroughly likeable novice chaser this season, beating War Lord by 16l in Grade 1 at Sandown (2m, good to soft) in December and readily accounting for his three rivals (including Brave Seasca) in Grade 2 at Warwick (2m, good to soft) in February; nimble jumper; may not have reached his ceiling just yet and looks a very strong contender.

11/4

1st

1

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

Edwardstone

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won over C&D (good to soft) in November on his third chase start, then landed the Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) and the Grade 2 Wayward Lad at Kempton (2m, soft); has had plenty in hand for each of those wins and he stands out as the one to beat today under a 5lb penalty.

4/5

Form: 4-1131 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict
Has won two Grade 2s this season (2m, good), most recently at Doncaster a fortnight ago where he was travelling much better than the alongsides For Pleasure when that rival fell at the final fence; below best when a well-beaten third to Edwardstone in Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) two starts ago and could pose more of a threat today, but it remains to be seen whether he can beat that rival; seems best on good/good to soft.
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3rd

7

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Third Time Lucki

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

One of the better 2m novice chasers this season, having won Grade 2 events at Cheltenham and Doncaster; his two chase defeats came behind Edwardstone, beaten about 4l in the Kingmaker at Warwick (good to soft) latest; seemingly held by that top rival but should go well again.

5/1

2nd

2

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

Third Time Lucki

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has won two Grade 2s this season (2m, good), most recently at Doncaster a fortnight ago where he was travelling much better than the alongsides For Pleasure when that rival fell at the final fence; below best when a well-beaten third to Edwardstone in Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) two starts ago and could pose more of a threat today, but it remains to be seen whether he can beat that rival; seems best on good/good to soft.

2/1

1st

1

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 1

13:35 Doncaster

Third Time Lucki

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Useful novice hurdler last season and he made it 2-2 over fences when landing a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good) in November; soundly beaten third in Grade 1 novice at Sandown subsequently but has leading claims now back down in grade, even with a 5lb penalty.

4/6

OUR TIP

Form: 1-6111 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Won over C&D (soft) in December on second chase start and has since added another two comfortable handicap wins (soft/good to soft), back over C&D most recently; faces a much tougher assignment today but he's very much unexposed and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie; could go well.
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2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Brave Seasca

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Progressive 7yo who completed a hat-trick of handicap wins at Warwick (2m, soft) in January; found further improvement when about 6l third of four to Edwardstone in Grade 2 novice over the same C&D (good to soft) last time, but he was receiving 5lb from the winner that day and faces a tough assignment at level weights here.

33/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

Brave Seasca

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Venetia Williams

Won over C&D (soft) in December on second chase start and has since added another two comfortable handicap wins (soft/good to soft), back over C&D most recently; faces a much tougher assignment today but he's very much unexposed and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie; could go well.

5/1

1st

2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

13:18 Warwick

Brave Seasca

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Very lightly raced 7yo who won easily over C&D (soft) last month on his second chase start and again had plenty in hand at Ascot (2m1f, good to soft); hit with 9lb rise for last time but could still be ahead of his mark.

5/4

Form: 5-F31F D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Made all to beat Third Time Lucki in Grade 2 novice hurdle at Cheltenham (2m, soft) in November 2020 and has also shown strong chase form; however, he was put in his place by Edwardstone over C&D (good to soft) in November, and when he fell at at the final fence at Doncaster (2m, good) last month he looked set to be overtaken by the smooth-travelling Third Time Lucki.
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4th

3

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

For Pleasure

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Twice a faller over fences; ran poorly in the Grand Annual having not adopted his usual front-running role; useful at his best but held by Edwardstone and Third Time Lucki on a few pieces of form this term.

40/1

18

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

For Pleasure

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Exuberant front-runner; some good hurdles form here last term, including third in the Supreme; similarly useful over fences this season but not without incident (twice a faller) and this big-field scenario isn't ideal.

20/1

4th

4

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

For Pleasure

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Made all to beat Third Time Lucki in Grade 2 novice hurdle at Cheltenham (2m, soft) in November 2020 and has also shown strong chase form; however, he was put in his place by Edwardstone over C&D (good to soft) in November, and when he fell at at the final fence at Doncaster (2m, good) last month he looked set to be overtaken by the smooth-travelling Third Time Lucki.

25/1

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Straight Forecast £31.80
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Edwardstone

TOPSPEED:

Brave Seasca

POSTDATA:

Brave Seasca

Daily Mail:

Brave Seasca

RP Ratings:

Edwardstone

The Times:

Edwardstone

Telegraph:

Edwardstone

The Guardian:

Edwardstone

Daily Express:

Edwardstone

Daily Mirror:

Edwardstone

The Sun:

Edwardstone

The Star:

Edwardstone

Daily Record:

Edwardstone