Home / April 16 / 14:14 Newton Abbot

14:14 Newton Abbot

Good

Our Green Corner Los Gigantes Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
SKY
View Course
Our Green Corner Los Gigantes Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2/9576

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden who has finished down the field back over fences (2m3f/2m4f) in his last two starts; this return to quicker ground could help but he's 3lb out of the weights and others are preferred; first-time cheekpieces are added.

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

4th

7

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Scrumpy Boy

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Alexandra Dunn

Wouldn't want much rain but has turned a corner on his last couple of runs and the front two were nicely on top when edging home at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July; suffered a wound on his leg which would explain the subsequent break; 5lb higher.

3/1

1st

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Scrumpy Boy

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Scored over C&D last year and looked back in good form when second at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month; probably won't be favoured by the forecast rain here but, otherwise, he's a contender.

5/1

2nd

6

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:45 Stratford

Scrumpy Boy

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Opened chasing account with wide-margin win in first-time cheekpieces at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in April 2022 but was well below that form on next two outings and didn't get far when returned to Newton Abbot last month; would probably prefer the rain to stay away; others look safer.

10/1

OUR TIP

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 09335

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who has plenty of stamina on dam's side; won Irish point in 2019 and was placed in 2m maiden hurdles at Fakenham in first two runs for this yard; disappointing when last of five on chase debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good; 5-2) last week but he jumped left throughout and could do much better switched to this stiffer stamina test back on a left-handed track.

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

2nd

1

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Askinvillar

11st 12lb

J: James Davies

T: Mark Gillard

Lightly raced 7yo who has plenty of stamina on dam's side; won Irish point in 2019 and was placed in 2m maiden hurdles at Fakenham in first two runs for this yard; disappointing when last of five on chase debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good; 5-2) last week but he jumped left throughout and could do much better switched to this stiffer stamina test back on a left-handed track.

5th

1

10th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Askinvillar

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Unexposed 7yo who won an Irish point in 2019 and has finished third in two Fakenham maiden hurdles (2m, soft/good to soft) for new stable this year; makes chase/handicap debut today; no surprise if he goes well.

5/1

1

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:45 Wincanton

Askinvillar

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Unexposed 7yo who won an Irish point in 2019 and has finished third in two Fakenham maiden hurdles (2m, soft/good to soft) for new stable this year; moves back up in trip for today's chase/handicap debut; no surprise if he features.

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 650071

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Struggled in his five hurdle runs but he made a good start over fences when rallying for a 16-1 win at Taunton (2m, soft) last month; that was a narrow success and he's 5lb higher at this new trip but he has stamina in his good pedigree and should have more to offer in this sphere; respected.

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

3rd

8

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Taunton winner on chasing debut in March 2022; has performed respectably on occasions since without threatening a repeat; cheekpieces are fitted and not without hope if they have a beneficial effect.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Master Mikey Dee

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Yet to build upon last season's winning chase debut (2m) but comes here after very respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in January and is still unexposed over this sort of trip; could have a say.

8/1

7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Form: -71P13 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has a patchy profile but he made it 2-7 over fences when scoring at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last month and he backed that up with a fair front-running third over 2m4f there last time; hard to rule out another good run but probably needs to resume his progress to defy this mark.

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

9th

9

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Forget You Not

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Suited by good/firmer; won off higher marks in 2021 and 2022; inconsistent since the last success and now returns from 291-day absence; the betting may prove helpful.

16/1

5th

6

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Forget You Not

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Three-time chase winner on good/good to firm ground; seemingly back in good nick when third here (2m, good) last month and remains on a good mark but this trip may stretch him and the forecast rain is a worry.

6/1

Form: 33342F

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

8yo with an overall record of 0-16 but he's finished placed in four of his seven chase starts and was still in front when falling two out at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last time; finished runner-up over 2m4f on penultimate run and he could make a bold bid back up in trip.

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

0

6

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

Eros

10st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Frustrating performer; 0-15 over fences (placed in nine of them) and pulled up when tried in cheekpieces on latest; first hurdle start since March 2021 and hard to be confident this will be his golden hour.

20/1

8

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Eros

11st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Longstanding maiden who was disappointing at Exeter last month and it's hard to be confident after that; however, he went there on the back of two good seconds (2m4f/2m, good/soft) and it's possible he'll be able to bounce back in first-time cheekpieces and a reapplied tongue-tie; not written off.

10/1

Form: 6770

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won Irish maiden point on good ground last May but he's struggled over hurdles since including on recent handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good; first run after wind surgery); still lightly raced and in very good hands but he needs a transformation on this switch to fences.

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

8th

5

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Iceburgh Bay

11st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Well beaten on last month's handicap hurdle debut and will clearly need to do much better here but he remains very lightly raced, and last spring's easy Irish point win bodes well for his prospects as a chaser.

12/1

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Iceburgh Bay

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs

Won Irish maiden point on good ground last May but he's struggled over hurdles since including on recent handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good; first run after wind surgery); still lightly raced and in very good hands but he needs a transformation on this switch to fences.

11th

10

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:35 Chepstow

Iceburgh Bay

11st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Won an Irish maiden point last May; well beaten in two maiden hurdles and a novice hurdle, with tongue tied on last two starts; while making his handicap debut offers him a better chance, much may also depend on the effects of his wind surgery (January) soon after latest outing.

10/1

Form: P64

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

0-6 in Irish points and he's been well held at big prices in his two completed starts over hurdles (1m7f/2m2f) for new yard this year; now makes handicap/chase debut but he needs to find improvement to get involved.

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

0

18

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Demothi

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

raced wide, midfield, not fluent 5th, lost ground quickly before 3 out

25/1

8th

11

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Demothi

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

prominent on outer, in touch with leaders 3rd

20/1

6th

8

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Demothi

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

midfield, prominent 6th, pushed along and dropped to rear after 3 out, weakened 2 out

20/1

Form: /04626

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

2m3f hurdle winner (soft) in January 2020; lightly raced over fences and was runner-up in Taunton handicap (2m2f, good to soft) in February but she made bad mistake before weakening at same track last month; new headgear now goes on but overall record stands at 1-13 and others are more convincing.

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

7th

6

28th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

19:30 Ffos Las

Pola Chance

10st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

7/1

Form: -P5542

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden but he ran his best race over fences so far when a close second from out of the weights at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) last month; that was under a prominent ride and has claims if he can repeat that form back in trip; cheekpieces added.

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

4th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Thais Toir

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

prominent, mistake 4th, disputed lead when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

14/1

5th

10

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 108y

Class 5

17:50 Uttoxeter

Thais Toir

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

Maiden; improved efforts in most recent starts and runner-up at Huntingdon in the latest; that was a modest contest and more needed for a first win; cheekpieces fitted for the first time.

7/1

Form: 9790P

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Well held in both points and he's struggled in all five hurdle runs including two handicaps (2m4f) this year; blinkers now go on and has plenty to prove on his chase debut.

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

9

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Priory Wood

10st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Well held in both points and he's struggled in all five hurdle runs including two handicaps (2m4f) this year; blinkers now go on and has plenty to prove on his chase debut.

10

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Priory Wood

10st 6lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Early signs haven't been that encouraging and he was an easy-to-back 25-1 chance when tailed off on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good), finishing well behind Doireann; has to step up a lot.

14/1

13th

15

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Priory Wood

10st 8lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Didn't show any significant promise in three 2m maiden/novice hurdles in September/October but is with a good stable and today's step up in trip may unlock improvement on this handicap debut; market may guide.

12/1

Form: 00-0P9

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has shown little at big prices in his five hurdle runs including two handicaps (3m/2m5f); has a lot to prove on chase debut and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.

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

10

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Bees And Honey

10st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Richard Hawker

Has shown little at big prices in his five hurdle runs including two handicaps (3m/2m5f); has a lot to prove on chase debut and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.

10

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Bees And Honey

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Richard Hawker

Has shown little in three novice hurdles and two handicaps; weak form claims but may do better at this level with cheekpieces added.

25/1

9th

11

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:40 Wincanton

Bees And Honey

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Richard Hawker

No improvement for the switch to handicaps when pulled up at Taunton last week (3m, soft; 66-1); plenty to prove in a first-time tongue-tie.

50/1

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 £442.00
Straight Forecast £376.70
Tricast £1577.20
Trifecta £2320.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Thais Toir

WEST COUNTRY:

Eros

SPOTLIGHT:

Master Mikey Dee

POSTDATA:

Forget You Not

The Times:

Pola Chance

The Star:

Master Mikey Dee

The Guardian:

Forget You Not

Daily Express:

Thais Toir

Daily Mirror:

Thais Toir

Daily Record:

Thais Toir

Telegraph:

Eros

Daily Mail:

Eros

The Sun:

Eros