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14:52 Newton Abbot

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William Hill Betting TV Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £12253.5
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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William Hill Betting TV Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00

Form: 5-4143 CD BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Finished well to win from a long way off the pace over C&D (good) in June, and last month's C&D third was also a good effort; will have this race run to suit if there is keen competition for the early lead but he usually knocks about in lower-grade company and has something to prove at this level; had wind op last month; just out of the handicap.

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

6th

7

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Romanor

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Should get some pace to come off, and both mark (5lb below his last winning one) and ground are perfect; absence since October is a concern, however, given all ten wins have come after breaks of six weeks or fewer.

10/1

Form: V-2212

Last run: 52 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Habitual front-runner and nine-time chase winner; ran well in defeat over C&D (good) in June and has since been in good form over hurdles in France (won on penultimate appearance); ought to give another good account.

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

0

5

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mercian Prince

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Habitual front-runner who gained six of his 11 chase wins here, most recently when fending off Jay Jay Reilly over today's trip in May (good ground; now 2lb lower); getting long in the tooth now and has questions to answer after some disappointing runs during the summer but it won't be a big surprise if he gives this a good shot.

10/1

0

1

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mercian Prince

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but he needs to bounce back from some below-par efforts.

12/1

5th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

15:22 Stratford

Mercian Prince

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but his last couple of runs weren't his best and he now has to bounce back.

9/2

Form: 1-5311 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Made the most of good opportunity in novice hurdle last month then returned to chasing with career-best performance at Worcester (2m, good; made all) a fortnight later, his sixth win over fences; unlikely to enjoy the luxury of an uncontested lead here but still respected.

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

6th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:30 Uttoxeter

Bathiva

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looked in excellent nick when making all for clearcut success at Worcester (2m, good) just under a year ago but absent since two lesser efforts towards end of last summer and will need to resume at his peak to have any chance off current mark; hooded for first time.

14/1

4th

2

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:05 Worcester

Bathiva

11st 8lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, prominent when hit 2nd, led 4th, headed before 4 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

9/2

3rd

1

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

14:52 Newton Abbot

Bathiva

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

jumped right throughout, led, bad mistake 8th, headed 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, tailed off (vet said post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

9/4

Form: 62-134 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Produced strong late surge to win from off the pace at Warwick (2m, good) in May but was behind Mercian Prince when third over C&D in June and then ran poorly behind Bathiva at Worcester last month; returns here with a point to prove.

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

1

20th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Leapaway

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

in rear, slow jump 3rd, dropped to last 4th, ridden after 7th, eased and pulled up 9th, dismounted, struck into (vet said gelding was struck into on his right-fore)

11/2

3

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:05 Worcester

Leapaway

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Won this race off 5lb lower in 2021 and produced strong late surge to add to his tally at Warwick (2m, good) in May; well behind Bathiva here in July, though, and suffered an early mishap last time.

10/1

2

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

14:52 Newton Abbot

Leapaway

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

prominent, blundered and unseated rider 1st

11/2

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Non-runners

Peterborough

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Payout
Exacta £72.00
Straight Forecast £99.70
Trifecta £101.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Peterborough

RP Ratings:

Romanor

The Times:

Bathiva

SPOTLIGHT:

Mercian Prince

TOPSPEED:

Leapaway

The Sun:

Bathiva

Telegraph:

Peterborough

Daily Express:

Peterborough

Daily Record:

Peterborough

The Guardian:

Romanor

Daily Mirror:

Romanor

The Star:

Romanor

Daily Mail:

Mercian Prince