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12:55 Wincanton

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Colin Lewis Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9040.36
  • 1m 7f 149y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Colin Lewis Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 76231- C

Last run: 232 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Tends to race too keenly but emphatic winner over hurdles here when last seen in March (made all); in deeper waters for chasing debut but may progress over fences; considered.

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

1st

5

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Stormin Crossgales

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Tom George

Free-goer who is still to follow up 2022's Wincanton 1m7f wins (hurdle/chase); irregular heartbeat and soft ground excuse last two runs, but nowhere to hide here with trip, ground and mark all perfect.

16/1

6th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Stormin Crossgales

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Headstrong sort who is inconsistent and was pulled up last time; however, he was found to have an irregular heartbeat and was uncharacteristically held-up, which may not have suited; has dropped to a dangerous mark and he was a fair third over C&D last November; not written off.

9/1

0

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Stormin Crossgales

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

took keen hold

6/1

OUR TIP

2/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1/15-4 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Free-going sort who dropped out quickly on last month's chasing debut at Chepstow, finishing alongside Stepney Causeway; might do better down in trip with that experience behind him but will need to build significantly on that underwhelming effort.

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

8th

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Cap Du Mathan

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up in three of his last five appearances but he remains useful on his day, with his fourth in a Grade 3 2m1f handicap at Ascot in November reading well; however, his best form is over shorter than this and it was a very winnable race in which he made a successful hunter chase debut at Leicester (2m, soft); others appeal more over this far.

25/1

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Cap Du Mathan

12st 6lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Capable chaser, as shown when making pleasing seasonal reappearance (fourth) in a Premier Handicap at Ascot in November; pulled up in both subsequent starts, so seemingly does have something to prove now switching to hunter chases; trip and ground are both fine; major contender.

13/8

0

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Kempton

Cap Du Mathan

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Two chase wins in early 2023, over 2m (soft) and 2m3f (good to soft), and twice ran well in defeat during March; however, he's had two serious off days in his last three starts, apparently never travelling at Ascot three weeks ago, which leaves a question mark hanging over him.

4/1

10/1

Form: -P3165 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Fontwell winner in September on stable debut (2m5f+, three ran); well beaten twice since (2m4f-3m), the latest after wind surgery; won at 2m over hurdles in Ireland but has to be query at this trip now; one of two for yard.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:30 Wincanton

Fakir

10st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

raced in fourth, outpaced after 4 out, headway after 2 out, hit last, soon went third, kept on

13/2

Form: P333-5 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over hurdles on stable debut a month ago (tough task); some of last season's chasing form, for Dan Skelton, makes him quite appealing off this mark; often held up but made all on both hurdling wins.

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

6th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Fast Buck

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

prominent, weakened from 3 out

7/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Fast Buck

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Jane Williams

Returned to form to win four-runner handicap at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but well beaten the next twice; this 10yo has to bounce back.

5/1

4th

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Fast Buck

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Beat three rivals at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but was soundly beaten in a deeper race at Sandown since and has inconsistent form this season; the oldest and most exposed contender; opposed.

14/1

Form: PF-433 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Has some good chasing efforts to his name but has also disappointed at times, as he did at Chepstow last month, on final start for Dan Skelton; interesting to see what new trainer can make of him.

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

7th

5

(4)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Stepney Causeway

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Anthony Charlton

Won twice over fences last summer, but held on his return to the Flat after 193 days off here (1m4f) 11 days ago; may have needed it, but still has enough to prove.

33/1

6th

8

(3)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Stepney Causeway

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Anthony Charlton

Useful jumper who won 2m handicap chases at Worcester and Newton Abbot last summer; well beaten in an AW Flat handicap at the start of 2023 but he was quite useful in this sphere at the start of his career, including an AW novice win; possible he'll be using this a prep for a return to jumps but betting perhaps the best guide to expectations.

33/1

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

16:52 Newton Abbot

Stepney Causeway

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Took a while to open his account over fences but has bagged two four-runner chases this summer, latterly over C&D (good) 11 days ago despite almost refusing to race and giving the others a big headstart; not without risk, but a 1lb rise ought to be manageable if he gets away on terms today.

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £46.00
Straight Forecast £44.50
Trifecta £113.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stormin Crossgales

Telegraph:

Cap Du Mathan

RP Ratings:

Fast Buck

POSTDATA:

Fakir

The Times:

Stepney Causeway

WEST COUNTRY:

Stormin Crossgales

The Guardian:

Stormin Crossgales

Daily Mail:

Stormin Crossgales

D Express:

Stormin Crossgales

Daily Mirror:

Stormin Crossgales

Daily Record:

Stormin Crossgales

The Sun:

Cap Du Mathan

The Star:

Cap Du Mathan

TOPSPEED:

Fast Buck