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13:30 Worcester

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Worthington’s Pre-Training Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8277.92
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Worthington’s Pre-Training Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50

Form: 5P-121 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Lost his way a bit over hurdles last season but is 2-3 since fitted with a tongue-tie and switched to chasing in June; looked in particularly good nick when drawing clear on run-in to beat Farouk De Cheneau at Bangor (3m, good) last month and a subsequent 5lb rise doesn't seem excessive.

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4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Aviewtosea

11st 12lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Following wind surgery he was close up in a first-time visor at Stratford but his profile is a patchy one and he never looked that interested last time at Market Rasen when the blinkers returned; cheekpieces did nothing for him when tried before.

20/1

Form: 5-42U1

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences at third attempt, in four-runner Stratford handicap (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; contests a stronger race here but has only been nudged up 2lb and remains well handicapped on hurdling form; player if suited by today's step up in trip.

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7th

1

(11)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Punxsutawney Phil

9st 13lb

J: William Pyle

T: Mark Walford

in rear

25/1

7th

5

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:40 Sedgefield

Punxsutawney Phil

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Dual purpose performer whose sole hurdles success came here (2m1f, soft) in October 2021; has been seen more often on the Flat during the past year and his recent return to hurdles/fences hasn't worked out; best watched for now.

16/1

Form: 646-21

Last run: 94 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

2-6 over hurdles; looked in spot of trouble for a time on chasing debut at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in June but was back on the bridle and seemingly in command when left clear in home straight to finish alone; should have more to offer over fences.

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3rd

1

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:30 Worcester

Skatman

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

led, headed and raced in second 12th, soon pushed along, ridden and good jump when led again 3 out, headed and lost two places 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

1st

1

10th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

20:01 Newton Abbot

Skatman

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

led narrowly, headed and raced in second 10th, pecked on landing 16th, soon pushed along, ridden and challenging after 3 out, led and going best when left alone 2 out

4/5

OUR TIP

Form: 1636-3 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner in 2021 (2m4f-2m7f) and quite encouraging return from eight-month layoff last month, albeit well held in the end; makes chasing debut from a workable mark; interesting to see how he fares.

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1st

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three hurdle wins and his second over fences when reacting positively to this new headgear over C&D two weeks ago (good); that was hard work and he's 4lb higher in a race that might take more winning.

5/2

1st

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three-time chase winner; kept on for modest third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in January but has not been firing on all cylinders this season and needs today's change of headgear to perk him up.

12/1

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Non-runners

Farouk De Cheneau

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £62.00
Straight Forecast £74.60
Trifecta £97.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Skatman

SPOTLIGHT:

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POSTDATA:

Farouk De Cheneau

The Star:

Punxsutawney Phil

LAMBOURN:

Farouk De Cheneau

Daily Mail:

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Daily Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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Daily Record:

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TOPSPEED:

Skatman

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Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

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The Sun:

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