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16:15 Newbury

Soft

RacingTV Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (Gbb Race)

  • Prize money: £8768.06
  • 2m 6f 93y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 6m 4s
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RacingTV Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (Gbb Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 22P-43 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Respectable third here (3m2f, soft) on last appearance, taking chase form figures at Newbury to 223; now 0-9 over fences but looks suited by this track, has slipped to a handy mark and again has place claims.

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0

9

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Nestor Park

12st 0lb

J: Lt Billy Aprahamian

T: Ben Pauling

Usually gives his running but has a poor strike-rate over fences (1-18) and he dropped away to be beaten some 31l last time at Warwick when the subject of strong market support in first-time blinkers; one of the highest rated in here but others appeal more.

4/1

5th

16

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Nestor Park

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Often runs well in defeat but he's now 1-17 over fences, having performed below his best the last twice; connections turn to blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) for some assistance; others are safer.

20/1

9/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 12-156 D

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Successful in Listed chase at Auteuil (2m6f, very soft) when trained in France; useful on that evidence and was possibly unsuited by good ground (well beaten) on British debut three months ago; may have more to offer now back on a forecast slower surface.

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8th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Yes Indeed

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful chaser at his best but a tricky horse to win with and has been out of form since the winter; on a tempting mark for this British hurdling debut but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Yes Indeed

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ex-French 7yo who is 0-12 in Britain and hasn't been at his best on last three runs; however, last month's fourth at Sandown (3m, soft) was a step back in the right direction and his mark continues to fall; not ruled out.

4/1

4th

4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Yes Indeed

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Pretty useful in France; 0-11 in Britain but he went close at Newbury (2m6f, soft; 1lb lower today) last March, among several minor honours last year; the backward steps on his last two outings, however, are offputting.

14/1

Form: 12/32-

Last run: 456 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort who was placed in novice handicap chases at Uttoxeter and Ascot in autumn 2020 (form has substance); absent since but looks a likely player if picking up where he left off; market support should be heeded.

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2nd

8

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Young Bull

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

Well beaten in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Exeter last month and now 0-6 over fences; on a good mark now but would appeal more on slower ground and needs to turn a corner.

12/1

4th

6

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Young Bull

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Whittington

Hasn't seen much racing since 2019; finished a well-held third at Haydock (2m5f, soft) on his only run this season and is still seeking a first success over fences (0-5); probably has to find something for the cheekpieces if he's to put that right.

5/1

8

11th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Young Bull

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

Form: 65PP-6

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on peak displays over hurdles; however, looks hard to fancy on his form over the last two years, including three chase efforts; veteran of the party and evidently on the wane.

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5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Burrows Park

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, shaken up before 4 out, weakened on turn before 3 out, soon dropped to last, pulled up home straight

14/1

5th

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Burrows Park

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Quirky customer who often races lazily; well suited by a slog in the mud and now 11lb lower than when making all at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) 14 months ago but it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

7/1

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Burrows Park

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Multiple winner off higher marks over hurdles; best form this season when second off 8lb higher at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December; has an unconvincing record over fences but returns to this sphere looking attractively handicapped.

3/1

Form: 31P-1F BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Early faller at Kempton on Boxing Day; remains open to further improvement granted a clear round, as he made a promising chase debut at Sandown (2m4f, good; justified favouritism) earlier in December; has won on soft ground over hurdles.

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5th

2

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:35 Worcester

Bothwell Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped right on occasions and early mistakes, led narrowly, headed 2nd, soon pressed leader, lost position 7th, not fluent 9th

9/2

8th

9

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Bothwell Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Arrested his decline with some respectable hurdle runs this year, but was safely held when back over fences in first-time cheekpieces last month and has basically become disappointing; others preferred.

10/1

5th

4

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:35 Uttoxeter

Bothwell Bridge

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Pulled up in his last three chases but has steadied the ship with some respectable hurdle runs this year; not an easy one to predict now back over fences and with cheekpieces fitted but he's on a good mark and today's trip/ground will suit.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 210-03 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Well-held last of three finishers at Chepstow on the switch to chasing last time but may do better with that experience under his belt; well treated if transferring his best hurdles form to this sphere (last win came off 4lb higher).

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1

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

Storm Arising

12st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Has form figures of 3U2 since switched to chasing, most recently second (behind the subsequent Kim Muir winner) at Huntingdon in March; had wind surgery since and warrants great respect off same mark on reappearance; last hurdles win (2m7f, soft) came off 4lb higher.

7/2

2nd

1

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 3

13:45 Huntingdon

Storm Arising

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Cheekpieces last three starts, tailed off over hurdles on first occasion; remote last of three finishers at Chepstow on the switch to chasing and he unseated at the tenth fence at Newbury two weeks ago; stays well in the mud and he's on a very competitive mark but those first two attempts at fences do leave him with something to prove.

6/4

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

16:15 Newbury

Storm Arising

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Well-held last of three finishers at Chepstow on the switch to chasing last time but may do better with that experience under his belt; well treated if transferring his best hurdles form to this sphere (last win came off 4lb higher).

7/1

Form: 11P-P1

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Disappointing over C&D on chase/seasonal debut but bounced right back at Leicester (2m4f, good) last time and may well build on that success; has low mileage; acts on soft; one of two major players for Nicky Henderson.

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8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Patroclus

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Scored off 6lb higher at Leicester (2m4f, good) for Nicky Henderson in February 2022 but absent since remote second in three-runner race the following April; had wind surgery a couple of months later and has tongue-tie fitted for stable debut (same owner); market may guide.

10/1

2nd

3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

15:45 Chepstow

Patroclus

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Form: -62413

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Recorded a 14l win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last month, opening his chase account at the sixth attempt; now 7lb higher in a better grade and has lacked consistency over fences thus far; remote last of three in yesterday's 1:00 Haydock.

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8th

1

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Keep Rolling

12st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, headway before 13th, awkward jump 16th, soon lost ground

10/1

8

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

13:15 Ludlow

Keep Rolling

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

towards rear of midfield, cajoled along before 7th, dropped to rear when hit 11th, soon ridden and outpaced

14/1

3rd

5

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

Keep Rolling

11st 9lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Gained his January/March wins by an aggregate of 27l but they came over 2m4f/2m5f; ended last season with a poor effort upped to 2m7f; still has something to prove at this distance.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £311.00
Straight Forecast £286.40
Tricast £1188.30
Trifecta £1103.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Nestor Park

Daily Mirror:

Patroclus

RP Ratings:

Bothwell Bridge

SPOTLIGHT:

Storm Arising

The Times:

Young Bull

Telegraph:

Keep Rolling

The Sun:

Patroclus

LAMBOURN:

Bothwell Bridge

Daily Express:

Storm Arising

The Star:

Young Bull

POSTDATA:

Nestor Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Nestor Park

Daily Mail:

Nestor Park

Daily Record:

Keep Rolling