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bet365 Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 0f 78y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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bet365 Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: /21-U2

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

2-4 over hurdles (wins on very soft and soft) and he bumped into a progressive winner when second at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month on second start over fences; 4lb higher but could be well treated.

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4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Haddex Des Obeaux

11st 10lb

T: Nicky Henderson

3rd

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Haddex Des Obeaux

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Gary Moore

Progressive novice chaser last season, winning twice (good/heavy); still held a fighting chance when final-fence faller in Cheltenham handicap on reappearance and could well rate higher still; faces a stiffer assignment upped in class but brings an attractive profile.

14/1

0

3

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

Haddex Des Obeaux

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

By the same sire as the stable's star 2m chaser Editeur Du Gite; looked seriously progressive when making all in 2m handicaps at Doncaster (good) and Warwick (heavy), with his jumping particularly impressive the last time; whacked up 10lb for that latest success but looks to have Graded-race potential.

11/4

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 21-731 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Two-time point winner (good/soft) who showed improved form when winning over C&D (good) on last month's chase debut; he's 11lb higher in this much tougher race but he had plenty in hand last time and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie over fences.

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2nd

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Coastguard Station

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, good headway after 3 out, led after 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on but headed final strides

6/1

1st

2

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Coastguard Station

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Ended 2023 on a low note but returned to form with creditable second in stronger race than this at Ascot (2m1f, good) last month, despite jumping left throughout; back on a left-handed track today and remains on a good mark; good chance.

13/8

2nd

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Coastguard Station

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

jumped left throughout, took keen hold, held up in rear, dropped to last before 3rd, headway after 3 out, kept on well run-in, went second towards finish

9/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 122343 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: P4-213 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won at Chepstow (2m, good) last month on second chase start and solid third of six at Newbury (2m, good), form that has been franked by the runner-up; possible player if conditions suit (best form is on good ground but he showed promise on soft in a bumper in 2020).

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0

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Datsalrightgino

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Delivered with a well-timed challenge to win major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good to soft) eight weeks ago, proving suited by the new trip and taking chase record to 3-10; generally progressive and is unexposed beyond 2m4f; possibilities.

11/2

1st

11

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Datsalrightgino

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Jamie Snowden

Unraced beyond an extended 2m4f and this is a tough race in which to test his stamina; however, he was strong at the finish when winning a Grade 2 novice at Ayr (2m4f, good) in April and may well have staying potential; might have needed his reappearance in the Old Roan and is not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 92-715 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

5-14 over hurdles, with wins over 1m7f-2m3f (good-soft), including here and under Toby Wynne at Newbury two starts ago; carries joint top weight on chasing debut against several rivals who are already proven over fences, but this 5yo could have a part to play if immediately taking to this game.

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2nd

1

1st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:37 Warwick

Herbiers

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

disputing third, went second before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, edged left and no impression final 110yds

11/8

4th

4

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Herbiers

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, headway after 11th, disputing third after 12th, pushed along after 2 out, ridden when challenging after last, kept on until no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

1st

1

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Herbiers

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

raced in second, led narrowly 2 out, shaken up after last, 2 lengths ahead final 110yds, always doing enough

11/8

Form: 1F18-2 C BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Two-time course winner (bumper/novice hurdle; good/good to soft) who did very well to finish a close second of five on last month's chase and seasonal debut at Wetherby (1m7f, good) given he made mistakes; comes with obvious jumping risks attached but clearly open to improvement.

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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: 2113-3 C

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Bumper and two-time novice hurdle winner (2m, good/soft; including here) who reappeared with a fair third in handicap hurdle at Ascot (1m7f, good) in October; connections waste little time in sending this lightly raced 5yo over fences and he's a likeable prospect; one to consider.

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3rd

3

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

20:05 Warwick

Call Of The Wild

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Made disappointing start to chasing career in 2022-23 season (two attempts); returned from layoff with pleasing second in Class 3 handicap hurdle at Wincanton (2m4f, soft; also suited by good) in November but was safely held on only other appearance last season and it's hard to know what to expect from him as he begins his second spell over fences

7/1

10th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Call Of The Wild

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Chasing didn't go to plan last season and he was a mid-race faller when returned to hurdling in the spring but his reappearance second at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) in November was very encouraging and his current mark ought to be workable; shortlisted.

6/1

Form: P273P- D

Last run: 272 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Newbury in April on final outing for Paul Nicholls; however, he's on a competitive mark on his best hurdle form and his rookie trainer saddled a winner on Monday with his first runner (who was returning from a long absence); not ruled on chase and stable debut.

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1st

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Dargiannini

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Signed off with two down-the-field finishes in the spring (2m4f/3m), but looked in excellent nick when winning twice over 2m4f for new stable at start of this year and may yet have a bigger performance in him.

7/2

10th

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Dargiannini

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Back in prime form for new stable last season, winning twice over 2m4f in good style; lacked fluency and was below form at last month's Aintree festival but remains quite lightly raced for his age and could still have untapped potential over 3m.

8/1

11th

8

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Dargiannini

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Rookie trainer has made a fine start to career and this fellow won at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in January on his second stable start; again had something in hand at Newbury (2m4f, good) last month, despite being hampered early, and this progressive 8yo is one to consider; has won on soft.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £384.00
Straight Forecast £403.70
Tricast £17558.90
Trifecta £5133.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Haddex Des Obeaux

TOPSPEED:

Datsalrightgino

Daily Mirror:

Coastguard Station

D Express:

Moriko De Vassy

Telegraph:

Barrichello

RP Ratings:

Haddex Des Obeaux

The Times:

Haddex Des Obeaux

The Guardian:

Haddex Des Obeaux

Daily Record:

Moriko De Vassy

The Star:

Coastguard Station

POSTDATA:

Datsalrightgino

LAMBOURN:

Datsalrightgino

Daily Mail:

Datsalrightgino