April 09 / 15.00 Aintree

15.00 Aintree

Good To Soft

Poundland Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £67524
  • 1m 7f 176y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Poundland Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -75211 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict
Suited by the return to front-running tactics the last twice, posting two useful wins by an aggregate of 50l; soon clear in Grade 3 novice chase at Navan (2m, yielding) latest and came home on the bridle, unchallenged; improving 6yo from the Willie Mullins yard and has to be feared.
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4

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

7/4

1st

5

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Gentleman De Mee

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Suited by the return to front-running tactics the last twice, posting two useful wins by an aggregate of 50l; soon clear in Grade 3 novice chase at Navan (2m, yielding) latest and came home on the bridle, unchallenged; improving 6yo from the Willie Mullins yard and has to be feared.

11/4

1st

2

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:58 Navan

Gentleman De Mee

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Sent off a 4-1 favourite for the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham last season; beaten in beginners' chases won by stablemates Ferny Hollow and Haut En Couleurs before facing nothing of that calibre when producing an exuberant round of jumping when obliging as a 1-2 favourite at Thurles last month; hard to beat.

4/9

4/6

  • Place: £1.20

Form: B11111 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 161

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: -11312 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: F31F4P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

Form: 111123 D

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Made hay early in the season, winning four times, but his progress was halted with two defeats in November, well-held third to Third Time Lucki at Cheltenham latest; faces stiff task and usual hood is removed.
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6th

2

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Mick Pastor

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Very well suited by good ground and enjoyed productive spell in small-field chases in early part of this season (four wins); found Grade 1 novice too hot this month, after a break, but is back in calmer waters here current mark ought to be workable.

5th

6

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Mick Pastor

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Made hay early in the season, winning four times, but his progress was halted with two defeats in November, well-held third to Third Time Lucki at Cheltenham latest; faces stiff task and usual hood is removed.

25/1

3rd

3

13th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

13:40 Cheltenham

Mick Pastor

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Having won four small-field novice chases this season (2m, good/good to soft), he didn't see out 2m4f as well as Captain Tom Cat when second of three in a Grade 2 novice at Wincanton (good) last Saturday; may be able to turn the tables now back down in trip and 5lb better off with the winner, but also faces an exciting opponent in Third Time Lucki.

5/1

Form: 412F15 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Successful in two novice handicaps this season, the latest in good style at Newbury in February; not disgraced in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham last time; largely progressive but this is a much harder task.
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6th

1

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Amarillo Sky

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Successful in two novice handicaps this season, the latest in good style at Newbury in February; not disgraced in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham last time; largely progressive but this is a much harder task.

16/1

5th

10

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Amarillo Sky

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Improving novice chaser whose form stacks up well; looked the likely winner when falling two out at Newbury in January, then gained compensation in good style there last month having jumped well; should have even more to offer; attractive profile.

7/1

1st

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:05 Newbury

Amarillo Sky

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Looked the likely winner when falling two out in similar event over C&D (good to soft; Goa Lil handed the race) last month; the rest of his chase form stacks up very well and he still looks well treated despite a 3lb rise; leading player granted a clear round.

5/2

Form: 1P1448 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Best form in handicaps, including two chase wins over 2m; soundly beaten in 2m4f Grade 1 at Sandown three starts back; has the worst chance at the weights back at this level and he was a well-beaten eighth in C&D handicap on Thursday.
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4

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Fugitif

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Richard Hobson

Best form in handicaps, including two chase wins over 2m; soundly beaten in 2m4f Grade 1 at Sandown three starts back; has the worst chance at the weights back at this level and he was a well-beaten eighth in C&D handicap on Thursday.

66/1

8th

17

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Fugitif

10st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Richard Hobson

28/1

4th

3

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

14:53 Chepstow

Fugitif

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Hobson

2-4 over fences, the latter win gained at Newcastle (2m, soft) last month; predictably found Grade 1 contest too hot three weeks ago but can resume his progress now back at a more realistic level.

100/30

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Payout
Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £63.10
Trifecta £125.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Edwardstone

POSTDATA:

Gentleman De Mee

WEST COUNTRY:

Amarillo Sky

Daily Record:

Gentleman De Mee

RP Ratings:

Edwardstone

TOPSPEED:

Edwardstone

LAMBOURN:

Edwardstone

The Times:

Edwardstone

Telegraph:

Edwardstone

The Guardian:

Edwardstone

Daily Mail:

Edwardstone

Daily Express:

Edwardstone

Daily Mirror:

Edwardstone

The Sun:

Edwardstone

The Star:

Edwardstone