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14:05 Warwick

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Jewson Stratford-Upon-Avon Stan Mellor Memorial Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9241.75
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Jewson Stratford-Upon-Avon Stan Mellor Memorial Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10

Form: 111PP- D

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

He was making it 3-3 over hurdles when an impressive winner of the Grade 1 Challow at Newbury last Christmas (2m4f, soft) but the wheels came off at Cheltenham and Aintree (raced freely with and without a hood); could quite easily brush aside those setbacks now he goes over fences after wind surgery, and his yard had a good weekend.

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

5th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Stage Star

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on soft; had an excuse for his flop here on New Year's Day when last seen, having returned stiff/sore; 3-3 over fences at Cheltenham (2m4f) otherwise, including wins in the Turners on this card last year and major handicap in November; a smart and mostly progressive front-runner who holds leading claims, provided he's back on song.

5/1

0

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Stage Star

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, raced in second after 2nd, not fluent 11th, mistake 12th, lost position 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/11

1st

2

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Stage Star

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart front-running novice chaser during a 2022-23 campaign that included two notable wins at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft), beating Notlongtillmay in Festival Grade 1 on second occasion; flopped at Aintree on final outing but that's not the form to judge him on; major contender back here.

11/2

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Form: 1542-F

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

The most exposed of these over hurdles but he boasted the highest BHA rating and he was very competitive in strong handicaps last season; won his only point, so there's good reason to believe he'll be as good over fences.

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

4th

1

17th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

15:35 Kelso

West Cork

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up over fences the last twice and something to prove regarding current form, but the return to hurdles could be just what he needs and he's well treated on last season's best form in this sphere; in calculations.

11/4

2

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 2

16:10 Huntingdon

West Cork

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Last win came in the Greatwood at Cheltenham in November 2021; feasibly treated despite being 5lb higher and he'll probably be glad to see the back of fences; couldn't be too dismissive.

4/1

6

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

West Cork

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from long absence to win major handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (2m, good) in November 2021 and made quite promising chasing debut in November last year, but his run at Kempton on Boxing Day was disappointing and he returns from wind surgery with a point to prove.

8/1

Form: 31721-

Last run: 232 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

The lowest rated of these over hurdles but he did well as a juvenile last season, making all on good to soft ground at Cheltenham and Stratford; connections evidently keen to get him over fences and wouldn't be at all dismissive with his 4yo allowance; this longer trip won't be a problem.

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

0

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:52 Ffos Las

Interne De Sivola

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Useful juvenile hurdler during 2021-22 season but chasing did not go to plan last term and there has been no revival since he reverted to hurdling; handles soft ground; unraced on heavy.

20/1

6th

1

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Interne De Sivola

12st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

visibility reduced by fog, jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, led 2nd

14/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Interne De Sivola

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

midfield

25/1

Form: 1/110- D

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

After back-to-back wins in bumpers and over hurdles (2m3f) he relinquished his unbeaten record when disappointing in the 3m Grade 1 at Aintree's Grand National meeting, for which he was only 11-2; brings significant potential into his chasing career and stable had a high-profile winner on Saturday; first-time tongue-tie.

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

12th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Skytastic

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Pauling

A very promising novice hurdler two years ago but lightly raced and disappointing since (including spell over fences); well beaten on both starts for new stable this season; big leap of faith required to support him here.

20/1

12th

8

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Skytastic

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Out of form in his last four outings (spread over a year, last three over fences) for Sam Thomas and tailed off at 22-1 when making the running on reappearance here (2m5f) four weeks ago; unraced over shorter than 2m3f over jumps; lots to prove.

16/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stage Star

POSTDATA:

Skytastic

The Guardian:

West Cork

The Times:

Skytastic

Telegraph:

Skytastic

D Express:

Skytastic

WEST COUNTRY:

Stage Star

The Sun:

Stage Star

The Star:

Stage Star

Daily Record:

Stage Star

Daily Mail:

West Cork

Daily Mirror:

West Cork