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14.14 Newton Abbot

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Our Green Corner Los Gigantes Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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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.
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5

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

Scrumpy Boy

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Off the mark at the 20th attempt when justifying strong support over C&D last month (in cheekpieces for the first time); romped home then and 13lb rise might not stop a repeat if able to bowl along in front again.

1st

11

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Scrumpy Boy

10st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

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.

6th

11

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Wincanton

Scrumpy Boy

10st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Keiran Burke

18-race maiden with never more than modest form; had three years away before returning for new trainer this winter; some ability remains but it's hard to be that excited by his prospects.

16/1

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.
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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.
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3rd

8

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Master Mikey Dee

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

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.

1st

9

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:20 Taunton

Master Mikey Dee

10st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Placed in points last spring but has achieved very little over hurdles this season; the return to fences needs to bring about massive improvement from 3lb out of the weights.

50/1

7th

13

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:10 Exeter

Master Mikey Dee

10st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Placed in points last spring but unable to reproduce that promise under rules and he was tailed off at 66-1 on his recent handicap debut.

66/1

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.
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5th

9

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

19:26 Newton Abbot

Forget You Not

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jackie Du Plessis

raced in second, lost second and prominent 3rd, ridden before 3 out, struggling when slightly hampered before 2 out, well held from 2 out

10/1

5th

6

23rd May 2022

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Forget You Not

10st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Jackie Du Plessis

4th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Forget You Not

11st 1lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

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.

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.
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2

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Eros

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Kayley Woollacott

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.

5

23rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Ffos Las

Eros

11st 11lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Kayley Woollacott

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, soft) on Monday; non-runner.

4

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Eros

11st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

0-15 under all codes but earns very good marks for his consistency over fences this season; second to a progressive rival here (2m4f, soft) this month and will also be suited by today's shorter trip; leading chance.

5/2

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.
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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.
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3rd

3

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Demothi

11st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

0-6 in Irish points, offered little over hurdles and he was well held when unseating here on his chase debut; not the obvious answer.

16/1

5

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Demothi

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Jimmy Frost

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.

4th

4

25th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Demothi

11st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Soon in trouble on his hurdling debut but much better when sixth at Wincanton last Saturday, leading for a long way and only fading late on; lot more required but that gives hope for the future.

25/1

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.
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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

6

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Pola Chance

10st 9lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

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.

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.
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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

7

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Thais Toir

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

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.

2nd

5

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:30 Huntingdon

Thais Toir

10st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

0-12 under rules and racing from 4lb out of the handicap today; has shown a bit the last twice though and any improvement for the step up in distance would give him a squeak.

8/1

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.
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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.
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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

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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