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12:43 Wetherby

Good To Soft

racingtv.com/freetrial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6861.96
  • 1m 7f 36y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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racingtv.com/freetrial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2341-

Last run: 286 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Placed in two soft-ground bumpers for Chris Gordon and won at Fontwell (2m1f, good) in January in a first-time hood (retained) on his second hurdle start; has since changed yards (remains in same ownership) and he brings potential to this chase debut; the betting may be informative.

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

0

5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Notlongtillmay

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: L J Morgan

Very solid record (form figures 111242) since joining Laura Morgan and switched to fences; good second in major 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham most recently and filled same position in Grade 1 novice there last March; versatile ground-wise; has progressive RPRs and should go well again.

5/1

2nd

5

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Notlongtillmay

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Very progressive last season, winning three novice handicaps then good second to Stage Star in 2m4f Festival Grade 1; posted another sound Cheltenham effort (2m, good) on reappearance, which tees him up nicely for this prize; clear possibilities with the return to 2m4f a likely plus.

7/1

4th

1

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

Notlongtillmay

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Has not looked back since joining this progressive yard, winning three Class 3 handicaps (1m7f-2m4f; from soft to good) before excelling himself when second at 40-1 in the 2m4f Grade 1 here in March (soft); raised 10lb but there was no obvious reason to believe that improved effort flattered him; his jumping should be an asset over this sharper test; respected.

9/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /1F18-

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Down the field in Grade 2 novice hurdle at Kempton in February last time out but he was 3-4 previously, the wins coming on good/good to soft; connections waste little time in sending him over fences and this unexposed 5yo has the potential to be better than his handicap debut mark.

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

1st

7

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Moriko De Vassy

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on his good second to very useful Notlongtillmay at Wetherby (1m7f; chase debut) last November; however, nowhere near that form in three runs since, latest in a notable race returned to hurdles; bit to prove back up in distance.

16/1

7th

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 2

15:20 Ffos Las

Moriko De Vassy

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a pair of novice hurdles two seasons ago but rather struggled over fences last term; ground could be an issue on stable debut (was with Tom Symonds) and others appear to hold stronger claims.

20/1

5

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Moriko De Vassy

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Tom Symonds

All three rules wins have come on good/good to soft and twice taken out of races on soft; the transition to fences hasn't been smooth and others are higher up the list; first-time cheekpieces fitted.

8/1

Form: 1P26-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Two-time novice hurdle winner (good to soft/soft) who showed improved form when easily making a winning chase/seasonal debut in a four-runner handicap at Fontwell (2m2f, good) last month; he's 5lb higher in this tougher race but he could have plenty more to offer over fences.

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

5th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Zacony Rebel

12st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Dual hurdle winner who has lost his way since winning over fences two seasons ago and never threatened on his return to hurdles a month back when tried in cheekpieces; others carry fewer risks.

20/1

5th

1

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Zacony Rebel

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Won off 4lb higher on his chase debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) last autumn but he's lost his way in last four starts and was tailed off when he unseated at Plumpton on his return in October; dual winner over hurdles in the past but he has questions to answer back in this sphere; headgear added.

16/1

0

3

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Zacony Rebel

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

in rear throughout, dropped to last and struggling 11th

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -11223

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Made all twice in a row at Sedgefield in May (2m3f/2m1f, good; also effective on soft) and returned from a break with a solid third of four at Kelso (2m1f, good) last month; can give another good account but may be a shade vulnerable against less-exposed rivals in this line-up.

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

5th

1

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Sedgefield

Nero Rock

12st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Made all for wide-margin wins in two four-runner handicaps here (2m3f/2m1f, good) last May, those are his only two runs at Sedgefield and he's now 9lb below his last winning mark; switched to visor when there was an upturn in his form on latest outing; tongue-tie (absent since 2021 in his Irish days) returns and 7lb claimer is recruited; of renewed interest.

5/1

3rd

7

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

12:45 Doncaster

Nero Rock

10st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

Won two in a row over fences at Sedgefield in May but he's finished down the field the last twice; major turnaround is required with a first-time visor replacing cheekpieces.

25/1

3rd

3

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:22 Newcastle

Nero Rock

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Below par at Wetherby last month and has to bounce back, but he won two in a row at Sedgefield (2m3f/2m1f, good) in May and returned from a break with a fair third of four at Kelso (2m1f, good) in October; also effective on good to soft ground and he's not written off.

9/2

Form: 44-311 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner who is 2-2 over fences following wins in three-runner handicaps at Hexham (1m7f, good to soft) and Ludlow (2m, good to firm); the beaten favourite slipped and may have been unfortunate last time but this 5yo is in good hands to continue to progress and is respected.

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

2nd

1

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Minella Plus

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, led after 1st

8/1

5th

6

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Minella Plus

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:18 Hexham

Minella Plus

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Best effort for some time when third at Bangor last month and may be able to build on that; five career wins have come in fields of six or fewer but too well handicapped now to be dismissed.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £159.00
Straight Forecast £164.50
Trifecta £384.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Minella Plus

SPOTLIGHT:

Moriko De Vassy

Daily Mail:

Zacony Rebel

POSTDATA:

Nero Rock

D Express:

Minella Plus

The Sun:

Minella Plus

The Star:

Minella Plus

Daily Record:

Minella Plus

The Times:

Moriko De Vassy

The Guardian:

Moriko De Vassy

Daily Mirror:

Zacony Rebel