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14:10 Ayr

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  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Follow @racingtv On Instagram Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 41-460 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Looked one to follow when comfortably winning maiden hurdle at Wetherby (2m, heavy) last March and trainer's horses usually improve for the switch to fences; remains lightly raced and things could click again at some point but he's struggled to get competitive this season, including in two chases.

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

4th

1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Netywell

12st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th

9/4

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:38 Newcastle

Netywell

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, pressed leader 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, shaken up and went clear last, ridden and went further clear run-in, eased towards finish

11/10

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7-257U

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Early unseat on chase debut at Down Royal a fortnight ago and was below best on final two hurdle starts, but may have been stretched by 2m5f; showed promise at up to an extended 2m previously and his Northern Irish stable had a double here last Monday; interesting, especially if well backed.

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

0

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

12:30 Newcastle

Champ De Gane

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second before 5 out, weakening when not fluent 4 out, soon pulled up

4/1

2nd

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

Champ De Gane

10st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Has set or equalled peak RPRs over both hurdles and fences in 2m4f Perth contests latterly, albeit his C&D chase second off this mark in July (good) featured jumping errors and a refusal to settle; weighted to reverse Cartmel form with A Different Kind, though 0-16 record is offputting.

5/2

2nd

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

18:50 Perth

Champ De Gane

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

0-5 over hurdles and 0-15 overall but recent efforts over fences have been perfectly respectable, and he matched his best RPR (124) when second here (2m4f, good) last month; won't mind if there's rain about and has good chance at the weights on this return to hurdling.

6/4

Form: 160-83 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

A faller in three of his six chases and well beaten back over fences at Kelso in October; however, he may have needed that reappearance and has run well over hurdles since; has won off this mark over hurdles and he was a two-time point winner earlier in career; not written off now back chasing.

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

10

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Duty Calls

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

held up in rear, detached 5 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1

1st

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Duty Calls

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

C&D scorer who wasn't disgraced from 5lb out of the handicap when fourth of five back here eight days ago; he can race off his proper mark now so merits serious consideration.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 211-4U D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Two novice hurdle wins last season and he was 1l ahead and going best when unseating at the final fence at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last month on his second chase start; just 1lb higher here and he's a key player; the tongue-tie adopted last time is joined by first-time cheekpieces.

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

7th

2

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Masked Crusader

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Form figures of 212 here, latterly only narrowly failing to make all over C&D (soft); 3lb higher and without the claim of Charlie Maggs, but still a strong contender.

5/1

2nd

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Masked Crusader

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

led narrowly

8/1

Form: 22-311 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who was progressive over hurdles last year and won at Hexham (2m4f/2m, good to soft/soft) on his final two starts; he won a point in 2020 so there can be optimism regarding this switch to fences, and he's a strong contender if his good form continues.

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

5th

10

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Paddy The Horse

11st 5lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Has rediscovered some form on last two outings, more recently when clear second at Hexham (2m, heavy) last month, and remains well handicapped on past exploits but some of the others appeal more all the same.

14/1

2nd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Paddy The Horse

11st 10lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Dual course winner (2m4f/2m); not firing on all cylinders this season but last month's Newcastle third (2m4f, heavy) was a big step back in the right direction and that form is working out well; sure to be suited by the return to this track and remains on a good mark; good chance.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £211.00
Straight Forecast £208.30
Trifecta £1042.00

Selections

The Times:

Paddy The Horse

RP Ratings:

Masked Crusader

SPOTLIGHT:

Champ De Gane

POSTDATA:

Netywell

TOPSPEED:

Masked Crusader

Telegraph:

Masked Crusader

The Guardian:

Masked Crusader

Daily Mail:

Masked Crusader

D Express:

Paddy The Horse

Daily Mirror:

Paddy The Horse

The Sun:

Paddy The Horse

The Star:

Paddy The Horse

Daily Record:

Paddy The Horse