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16:35 Newbury

Soft

RacingTV Handicap Chase (For The Geoffrey Gilbey Trophy)

  • Prize money: £6045.06
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 15s
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RacingTV Handicap Chase (For The Geoffrey Gilbey Trophy)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0267P2 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Massive chance judged on his close second at Ascot (2m1f, soft) in October; blinkers replaced cheekpieces when second of three at Hereford (good) on latest outing, dropped in class; it's been a hit-and-miss campaign but he has to be taken very seriously at a lower level than usual.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Monsieur Lecoq

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Now 8lb lower than when winning over C&D last March but he's having a ragged season and not sure his second to easy winner Family Business represented a return to form; others appeal more.

11/2

2nd

1

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Monsieur Lecoq

11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

C&D winner last March (good to soft) off a 5lb higher mark but he was an early faller on his return to chasing at Ascot, then ran flat back here (good) and ran no race at all at Ludlow; has lots to prove all of a sudden and is unraced on ground faster than good.

2/1

6

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

14:50 Ludlow

Monsieur Lecoq

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Back on his last winning mark but he was an early faller on his return to chasing at Ascot and then ran flat at Newbury (2m, good) when beaten a distance into third; that effort casts plenty of doubt.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 241-64 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won at Southwell (2m) last March; back to same mark after 19l defeats in his two starts this season; given his third wind operation since and the second of those preceded a creditable run over C&D in December last term; no great shock if he revives again.

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4th

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:20 Chepstow

Commis DOffice

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Came good for Venetia Williams off today's mark at Southwell (2m, good to soft) last spring but has matched that level of form only once from four starts this season; raced mainly on ground slower than good; needs a boost from the first-time blinkers here.

9/2

4th

1

25th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Commis DOffice

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won at Southwell last March and, following his third wind operation, back to that form when second at Newbury (again 2m) three weeks ago; far from the most consistent but he's a player if that form is repeated.

13/8

2nd

6

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:35 Newbury

Commis DOffice

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won at Southwell (2m) last March; back to same mark after 19l defeats in his two starts this season; given his third wind operation since and the second of those preceded a creditable run over C&D in December last term; no great shock if he revives again.

4/1

Form: 2310-P D

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Looked out of sorts from the word go in January on sole start this season; he's usually reliable, on varied ground, and won off 1lb higher at Wincanton almost exactly a year ago, so a return to form is not ruled out.

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4th

2

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly 5th, ridden and headed after 2 out, bad mistake last, weakened run-in

5/1

2nd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Exeter

Paddys Poem

11st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, left in lead 2nd, 7 lengths ahead 7th, reduced lead 9th, ridden when headed after 2 out, no match for winner

9/4

1st

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:25 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and every chance approaching last, kept on well and led inside final 110yds

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 0342P/ C

Last run: 723 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Short-headed in the 4m1f Edinburgh National in February 2020 and not seen since pulled up in the Cheltenham cross-country the following month; excellent to see him back but he's hard to fancy in this 2m race.

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7

3rd May 2022

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:15 Fakenham

Chic Name

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Richard Hobson

3rd

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:05 Perth

Chic Name

11st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

9th

6

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

16:15 Newbury

Chic Name

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Entitled to need the outing (his first for two years) when well beaten over 2m here last month; even this trip might not bring his stamina into full use but hard to rule out entirely.

Form: -62513 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Although his first attempt at this sort of trip (has run over 3m1f) resulted in a win at Fakenham in January, he was a remote third of five at Sandown one month later; reliability is the chief worry.

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Somekindofstar

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Matt Crawley

10yo who lost his form over fences last season but he returned from a break with a fair third over hurdles at Fakenham recently on his stable debut, and he's well treated on his best chase form; not ruled out.

10/1

3rd

2

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

12:55 Fakenham

Somekindofstar

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Matt Crawley

Won off 18lb higher over fences at Warwick (2m4f, good) last autumn but not in the same form since, and was beaten 63l at Market Rasen when last seen in July; has plenty to prove back over hurdles for new yard and he's 0-8 in this sphere.

16/1

Form: 413125 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Did very well on first four starts once fitted with tongue-tie, including wins at Newton Abbot and Exeter; no show over C&D 12 days ago, however, on first run for two months, which he needs to leave way behind.

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0

7

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Fontwell

Casa Tall

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Garner

T: Ben Pauling

All three chase wins came in 2021; well treated on all that and, although last to finish on his stable debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) after three months off, he wasn't beaten far and might come on for the run; has done his winning over shorter but probably stays this far.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £84.50
Trifecta £363.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Monsieur Lecoq

Daily Record:

Casa Tall

Daily Mirror:

Somekindofstar

RP Ratings:

Monsieur Lecoq

TOPSPEED:

Monsieur Lecoq

POSTDATA:

Monsieur Lecoq

WEST COUNTRY:

Monsieur Lecoq

Telegraph:

Monsieur Lecoq

The Guardian:

Monsieur Lecoq

Daily Mail:

Monsieur Lecoq

The Sun:

Monsieur Lecoq