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15:15 Exeter

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Happy New Year Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Happy New Year Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 5356-3

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) in February 2021; made quite pleasing seasonal debut here (2m5f, good to soft) six weeks ago but is not one to rely upon heavily; chase debut today.

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8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 758/3

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 7yo who belied 33-1 odds when staying-on third on stable/chase/handicap debut at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) in late November, his first start for 619 days; player if able to build on that performance here.

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6th

8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Lightly-raced 7yo who made his breakthrough with a comfortable success at Hereford in January (2m5f, soft); lost his action and pulled up at Ffos Las two weeks ago (sent off favourite); return to slower ground should help and he still has time on his side.

4/1

6

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Big upturn in fortunes for new stable after a long layoff and switched to chasing/handicaps; off the mark at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last time and without much difficulty; has an 8lb higher mark but still looks capable of better and should go very well again.

2/1

1st

5

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Kingcormac

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Has shown improvement with two placed efforts since joining new stable and switched to chasing, runner-up at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) latest; could well have a race of this nature in him; shortlisted.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 65-124 C BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles here (2m, soft) last March and scored by a wide margin on chasing debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in May, but raced very lazily in rear before keeping on for never-dangerous fourth at Taunton (2m2f, good) last month and will need to show a lot more zest today.

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5th

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Imperial Joe

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Won two 2m7f handicap chases here last year, on good and good to soft; he was unsurprisingly outpaced over 2m here last time but ran on well to be a close third; could have a major say.

5/1

3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jake Bament

T: Tim Dennis

in rear, jumped right 1st, outpaced before 3 out, rallied from 2 out, went third run-in

8/1

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

towards rear

7/1

Form: 133-14 BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences with hard-fought success on seasonal debut at Stratford (2m6f, good) in October; not quite in same form when beaten favourite at Taunton the following month but ought to cope with today's slower ground and has less to prove than some.

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4th

2

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Bebraveforglory

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten over hurdles last month but had proved consistent in chases before that; Stratford winner in October, off just 1lb lower; ground to make up with Lightonthewing on their Exeter running six weeks ago but ought to be involved if he stays this trip.

9/2

6th

10

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Bebraveforglory

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Has shown consistent form over fences since last March, including a Stratford win (2m6f, good); scored over this C&D (good to soft) on last attempt over hurdles; now only 2lb higher; not dismissed.

5/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Bebraveforglory

11st 3lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Evan Williams

Came good over fences with hard-fought success on seasonal debut at Stratford (2m6f, good) in October; not quite in same form when beaten favourite at Taunton the following month but ought to cope with today's slower ground and has less to prove than some.

5/1

Form: 69-800

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer who struggled to get competitive in three novice/maiden hurdles in the autumn (2m-2m1f); makes chase/handicap debut off a lowly mark, though, and is worth a glance in the betting.

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8th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Flash Gorcombe

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Three chase wins this season, the last two over 2m this spring; unraced beyond 2m4f under rules but stays that trip perfectly well and has form in 3m points; evidently in prime form; interesting to see how he fares.

6/1

1st

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Flash Gorcombe

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Dual chase winner this season, most recently when dropped to 2m at Hereford (soft) a fortnight ago; 7lb rise asks a question of him but he's evidently in very good nick.

9/2

1st

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Flash Gorcombe

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Robert Walford

Won easily at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; he needs to prove he can win off his increased mark but has run well in defeat the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft/soft) and should be thereabouts.

11/4

Form: 423-33

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

In good form over hurdles last spring and made quite promising chasing debut when third (albeit well held in the end) at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in November; versatile regarding ground and enters calculations.

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6th

11

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Just Go For It

11st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Mitchell Hunt

Four hurdle wins and she didn't have to work at all hard for the latest of them, at Taunton (2m3f, soft) in March; however, a 10lb rise has made life hard since and she looks up against it.

25/1

12th

17

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Just Go For It

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

11yo but showed career-best form when strolling home by a clear margin at Taunton (2m3f, soft) in March; creditable third at Wincanton (3m, soft) 16 days later off this revised mark, which looks tough; very rarely seen on a left-handed track.

25/1

3rd

8

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Just Go For It

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Dual 2m5f winner here; she may be 11 but it was just about a career best when strolling home by a clear margin at Taunton (2m3f, soft); on the downside, she's 10lb higher in a much better race now and hasn't previously excelled over 3m.

10/1

Form: /661-5 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Initially very disappointing over fences but displayed sudden burst of improvement to win over C&D (soft) in December 2021; made low-key reappearance in November but is now only 3lb above his winning mark and the return to this C&D is an obvious plus.

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8th

8

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Eurowork

10st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Exeter winner over this trip in December 2021 but absent for 11 months after that success and little since his return; needs blinkers to perk him up (visor/cheekpieces both tried once with no positive results).

16/1

16th

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:35 Exeter

Eurowork

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won over fences here in December 2021 (2m3f, soft) but beaten a distance in just three subsequent outings; returns to hurdling with much to prove.

14/1

5th

3

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

Eurowork

11st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Landed a gamble at Exeter in December 2021 but well held in just two subsequent starts; back down to the winning mark and interest would be heightened if the money arrived again.

8/1

Form: 67644- D

Last run: 260 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Not seen since respectable fourth at Newton Abbot last April but has gone well fresh before, most recently when winning by 12l at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November 2021; now 2lb below that mark; not ruled out.

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12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Richenda Ford

Three-time chase winner but latest was in 2021 and this 12yo struggled to get competitive on his five runs last year; 6lb wrong at weights.

25/1

4th

4

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

Three-time winner over fences (good/soft) but not since November 2021, and has been out of form this year; 4lb out of the weights here; needs first-time tongue-tie to aid his finishing effort.

10/1

6th

8

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

led narrowly, pressed leaders when headed 10th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, tailed off

7/1

Form: 46P-74 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat in his prime and won three times over hurdles; jumped left throughout and finished last of four when favourite for stable/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; may yet come good for Venetia Williams but combination of soft ground and a right-handed track doesn't look ideal today.

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1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Calvinist

12st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Useful on the Flat in his prime and won three times over hurdles; jumped left throughout and finished last of four when favourite for stable/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; may yet come good for Venetia Williams but combination of soft ground and a right-handed track doesn't look ideal today.

10/1

4th

1

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Calvinist

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped left throughout, prominent, reminders after 8th, ridden home turn, disputing third when jumped badly left and mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), kept on until no extra final 110yds

3/1

Form: 3-FP87

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Looked badly out of sorts over hurdles in the autumn and was struggling from fairly early stage on last month's chasing debut; huge leap of faith required to support him here; hood refitted.

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2nd

8

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Barrowmount

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Ran quite well from the front when fourth at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) in December but this regressive 8yo is yet to add to his maiden hurdle win in spring 2021 and is not the percentage call; 1lb out of the handicap.

12/1

4th

9

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

13:35 Taunton

Barrowmount

10st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Now 13lb lower than when placed in good-ground hurdle in the spring but was soundly beaten in two chases this autumn (2m7f/3m1f) and has a lot more to prove than some of these.

20/1

Form: 42F32- BF

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

0-4 over fences and 0-17 overall; ran quite well when clear second at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last March and today's trip-and-ground combination should also suit but he has fitness to prove and his overall profile is not particularly appealing.

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9th

3

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

16:00 Taunton

Ambion Hill

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Made it 0-18 when pulled up on reappearance at Exeter last month and hard to be confident on the back of that; however, he may have needed the run and his reduced mark appeals on last season's best efforts; not ruled out.

10/1

3

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Ambion Hill

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Joe Tizzard

0-4 over fences and 0-17 overall; ran quite well when clear second at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last March and today's trip-and-ground combination should also suit but he has fitness to prove and his overall profile is not particularly appealing.

8/1

2nd

1

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Ambion Hill

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Placed in two of his three chases; didn't quite see out 2m4f on heavy ground when third at Warwick last month but still ran well there; can cope with today's drop back in trip and ought to make his presence felt again.

3/1

Form: 2445/8

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Returned from long absence with very underwhelming hurdle run last month and is now 0-12 in that sphere; well handicapped on older form and seems versatile regarding ground but has quite a lot to prove on this rather belated chasing debut.

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5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Arctic Footprint

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Out of form last season; had wind surgery before winning easily on heavy ground at Ffos Las (2m4f) in December, her first run in this equipment combination (kept since); bred to stay well but did little when trying 3m2f on good off this 8lb higher mark at Hereford five weeks ago; very mixed messages.

7/1

Form: P06-0

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten 66-1 shot on seasonal/handicap hurdle debut at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November; remains unexposed but is out of the weights for today's chasing debut and needs to take a huge step forward.

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9th

12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Pulled up in four consecutive handicap chases since last spring and now 0-12 overall; huge leap of faith required to support him here; 3lb wrong.

66/1

0

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Fiona Shaw

held up in rear

25/1

0

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

0-10; placed twice over fences on good ground, at up to 2m4f last season; form tailed off in the spring; returns with a bit to prove, including if it's soft ground and from 5lb out of the handicap.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £395.00
Straight Forecast £335.90
Tricast £1975.00
Trifecta £2574.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magnificent Ben

The Times:

Imperial Joe

TOPSPEED:

Ambion Hill

RP Ratings:

Bebraveforglory

D Express:

Just Go For It

Daily Mail:

Imperial Joe

The Sun:

Imperial Joe

POSTDATA:

Bebraveforglory

Telegraph:

Magnificent Ben

The Star:

Magnificent Ben

Daily Record:

Magnificent Ben

WEST COUNTRY:

Ambion Hill

Daily Mirror:

Ambion Hill