April 16 / 15.24 Newton Abbot

15.24 Newton Abbot

Good

Get Well Soon Big Jim Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 3m 1f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Get Well Soon Big Jim Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3-7PP1

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
No win in his first 17 starts under rules but he got off the mark with an emphatic win on his step up to 2m7f at Taunton (good) last Thursday; up 9lb but he still looks feasibly treated and his confidence should be boosted after that success; respected.
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1st

6

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Cobra Commander

11st 3lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Tom Symonds

No win in his first 17 starts under rules but he got off the mark with an emphatic win on his step up to 2m7f at Taunton (good) last Thursday; up 9lb but he still looks feasibly treated and his confidence should be boosted after that success; respected.

9/4

1st

8

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Cobra Commander

10st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Tom Symonds

6

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:45 Chepstow

Cobra Commander

10st 5lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Tom Symonds

Several good runs in defeat last spring, at trips ranging from 2m to 2m4f, including over C&D (good to soft); likely better for the run at Ludlow in December but he bled from the nose and was pulled up in January (first-time cheekpieces, discarded); should be a contender if over that.

10/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 900U14 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 6yo who made it second time lucky over fences with a clearcut win at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) in February; held in a 9l fourth at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last time but he may have done too much too soon and could kick on again on this step back up in trip; looks interesting for yard that won this in 2019; cheekpieces worn last twice are removed.
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1st

2

16th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 5

16:40 Ffos Las

Motown Lake

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Low-mileage 6yo; drew nicely clear to open account at Uttoxeter (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in February and also ran well when second at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good; no cheekpieces) last month; cheekpieces back on today; good chance.

9/4

2nd

5

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Motown Lake

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Lightly raced 6yo who made it second time lucky over fences with a clearcut win at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) in February; held in a 9l fourth at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last time but he may have done too much too soon and could kick on again on this step back up in trip; looks interesting for yard that won this in 2019; cheekpieces worn last twice are removed.

7/2

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: PP6P22 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
3m hurdle winner who is 0-5 over fences but he's finished runner-up off this mark at Plumpton (3m1f) and Hexham (3m, both on good to soft) in last two starts; should give it another good shot and he's respected for yard that won this last year.
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2nd

3

23rd May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

17:50 Huntingdon

Le Tueur

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Peter Bowen

3rd

4

16th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 5

16:40 Ffos Las

Le Tueur

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Disappointing favourite when dropped back to 2m5f recently and now 0-7 over fences but was placed three consecutive times beforehand (3m-3m2f; behind Motown Lake on latest occasion) and runs off career-low mark today; usual visor left off; tongue-tie fitted; can't be ruled out.

9/2

7th

6

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

16:10 Market Rasen

Le Tueur

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Form: 416764 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Versatile type who was a clearcut winner off this mark at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November but he's been well held in all four subsequent runs; return to this trip is no problem but his overall record now stands at 3-47 and others are more convincing.
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4th

7

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Dont Be Robin

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Versatile type who was a clearcut winner off this mark at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November but he's been well held in all four subsequent runs; return to this trip is no problem but his overall record now stands at 3-47 and others are more convincing.

14/1

4th

6

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Wincanton

Dont Be Robin

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Latest of three wins (40 attempts under rules) came by 12l over 2m3f at Plumpton in November but he's been way below that level in his three starts since; drops back from 2m7f and 2m5f; 3lb above that last winning mark and would be a player on one of his better days.

8/1

6th

10

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:15 Taunton

Dont Be Robin

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Triple chase winner (once here) who seems very versatile regarding trip and ground; hasn't really fired on either start since success at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November, though.

10/1

Form: -F5145 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark with a 16-1 win at Taunton (3m2f, good to soft) in December but she's been beaten around 27l at Chepstow (3m2f/3m6f) in both subsequent runs; drops back in trip/grade but she's still 7lb higher than for her win and has something to prove.
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5th

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Kingsmill Gin

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Got off the mark with a 16-1 win at Taunton (3m2f, good to soft) in December but she's been beaten around 27l at Chepstow (3m2f/3m6f) in both subsequent runs; drops back in trip/grade but she's still 7lb higher than for her win and has something to prove.

8/1

5th

11

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Kingsmill Gin

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Opened her account at Taunton in December and did fairly well to finish fourth here (again 3m2f) last time considering a bad mid-race blunder spoiled her chance; still quite unexposed over fences and looks worth a crack at this new trip; not dismissed.

10/1

4th

17

4th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Kingsmill Gin

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Opened her account with a 6l success in Taunton handicap (3m2f, good to soft) five weeks ago when having only her fourth attempt over fences; now 11lb higher in a better grade but may build on that win and improve further; still unexposed at this distance.

8/1

Form: 3712PU D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won off 4lb lower at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) in November before a creditable second at Fakenham (3m5f, soft) in January but he's failed to complete (pulled up/unseated) in last two starts; bit to prove again and others are preferred.
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6th

1

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Summit Like Herbie

12st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won off 4lb lower at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) in November before a creditable second at Fakenham (3m5f, soft) in January but he's failed to complete (pulled up/unseated) in last two starts; bit to prove again and others are preferred.

12/1

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:05 Chepstow

Summit Like Herbie

12st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Best form this season has come in Class 5 company, including win at Doncaster (3m2f) and respectable second at Fakenham (3m5f); could go well returned to this grade.

8/1

10

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Summit Like Herbie

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Cashed in on his career-low mark with a 4l success at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) and didn't appear to see out the 3m5f at Fakenham (soft), though again he ran well; should be in the mix.

6/1

Form: P52PP7 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
C&D winner who just lost out at Uttoxeter (3m, good) four starts ago but that's the solitary bright spot in six appearances since returning from a mammoth absence.
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3rd

4

24th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:15 Cartmel

Good Man Vinnie

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Paul Henderson

pressed leader, ridden when lost second after 4 out, held approaching last, weakened run-in, tailed off

10/1

3rd

5

11th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Good Man Vinnie

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Paul Henderson

held up in rear, nudged along after 12th, headway and went third 3 out, outpaced and ridden 2 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

5/1

6

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:24 Fontwell

Good Man Vinnie

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Paul Henderson

5/2

Form: 4P645P

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Fair fourth of 13 at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) in January but he's not easy to predict and was tailed off at Fakenahm the following month; remains a maiden and was pulled up when returned to 3m at Exeter on Thursday; too risky.
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3rd

4

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

15:05 Newton Abbot

Treacys Jim

11st 4lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

led, pressed leader when headed after 4th, pushed along after 9th, ridden when lost second after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

33/1

9

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

19:30 Newton Abbot

Treacys Jim

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Outclassed in a novice chase last time but was pulled up in an Exeter handicap the run before and he's now 0-16 under rules; opposable in first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

3rd

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

13:15 Newton Abbot

Treacys Jim

11st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Jimmy Frost

Pulled up in an Exeter handicap chase last time to make it 0-11 over fences; now 0-15 overall under rules and he should be outclassed.

33/1

Form: F438P7

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Placed off 6lb higher over hurdles at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February but he's struggled since including when pulled up on chase debut at Chepstow on penultimate run; record now stands at 0-10 and he has plenty to prove back over fences at this new trip.
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9

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Hartland Quay

10st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Placed off 6lb higher over hurdles at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February but he's struggled since including when pulled up on chase debut at Chepstow on penultimate run; record now stands at 0-10 and he has plenty to prove back over fences at this new trip.

25/1

7th

3

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Hartland Quay

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Best efforts when making the frame in handicap hurdles at this course and Catterick but the form is modest; pulled up in chase last time (wore cheekpieces, now goes in blinkers); stiff task on ratings.

16/1

Form: 23P75-

Last run: 396 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Her sole win was in a point in May 2018; pulled up in that sphere in last two runs and she's 0-14 under rules including a well-held fifth in a Sedgefield handicap (2m3f) on her only previous run over fences; has lots to prove back in this sphere and can only be watched.
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8th

9

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Havana River

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richard Hawker

in touch with leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened 3 out

10/1

5th

7

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:24 Fontwell

Havana River

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Hawker

7/2

1st

11

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:09 Uttoxeter

Havana River

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Hawker

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Payout
Exacta £140.00
Straight Forecast £127.30
Tricast £313.90
Trifecta £406.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cobra Commander

RP Ratings:

Summit Like Herbie

Daily Express:

Motown Lake

The Times:

Kingsmill Gin

Daily Record:

Le Tueur

The Sun:

Dont Be Robin

Telegraph:

Cobra Commander

The Guardian:

Cobra Commander

Daily Mail:

Cobra Commander

Daily Mirror:

Cobra Commander

The Star:

Cobra Commander

POSTDATA:

Summit Like Herbie

WEST COUNTRY:

Summit Like Herbie