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Sky Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10984.48
  • 2m 4f 115y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Sky Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13P-P1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Useful winning hurdler for Laura Morgan who improved markedly on his first run over fences when making all in 2m4f Leicester handicap chase on his yard debut last month; he was well on top at the finish there so another bold showing is on the cards from this winning pointer despite a 9lb hike in the weights.

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

13th

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Bold Endeavour

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten at Aintree (3m, good to soft) four weeks ago but consistent in the main and ran well at the Cheltenham Festival in March; finished second in this race last year (good) and he's a player if back on song.

12/1

11th

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Bold Endeavour

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Has a good record in big-field handicaps and was one of the few Henderson-trained runners to perform with credit at the Cheltenham Festival when fourth to Monmiral in the Pertemps Final (3m, soft) four weeks ago; could make the frame again but others appeal more for win purposes.

22/1

4th

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Bold Endeavour

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Fifth in the Coral Cup here one year ago in first-time cheekpieces (kept since); best effort this term when good second of ten under 5lb claimer over C&D (soft) on penultimate start, but the winner White Rhino made the better impression in staying on more strongly.

40/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3-7512 C BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Finally opened his account over fences in 2m4f Newcastle handicap in November and backed it up under a 7lb penalty with a solid second at Sedgefield (2m5f) following month; he's firmly in the picture.

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

3rd

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Baron De Midleton

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, pressed leader 2nd, good jump to lead 4th, went clear and going best 2 out, reduced lead home turn, headed last, weakened and lost second run-in

4/9

3rd

3

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Beaten favourite (behind Foveros) in similar event at Leicester in January, having made a bad mistake three out; respectable form in handicaps otherwise this year, third at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) latest; leading chance provided he runs to his rating.

6/4

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

11yo who has a patchy profile nowadays and was a disappointing favourite in a claimer at Leicester last time, but he was travelling well when making a bad mistake three out and won a handicap at Market Rasen earlier last month; not discounted.

7/1

Form: 12U1P- D

Last run: 265 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner around 2m4f but he was pulled up in Perth listed hurdle on his final run in April; he resumes after eight months off but this chasing type is no forlorn hope now going over fences for the first time.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

21

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Famous Bridge

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Three best chase wins have come at about 3m1f on soft and heavy; pulled up on good ground at Doncaster on latest completion (unseated in February); conditions should suit but the step up in class asks more of him.

16/1

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Famous Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Won four of first seven chases, notably two over 3m1f in the mud here this winter; on second occasion he came from behind and got to the leader at the final fence in the Tommy Whittle (heavy) and it was good ground when he failed to show anything at Doncaster (3m) three weeks ago, not aided by a bad early mistake; this first attempt at a marathon trip could suit.

13/2

0

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Famous Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Brought along steadily as is usually the cases with horses from this yard; made it 4-7 over fences with game success in Haydock's Tommy Whittle (3m1f, heavy) and still looks well handicapped off 4lb higher; won't mind this less taxing surface; heart is in the right place and that should count for plenty when the going gets tough.

13/2

Form: 26-136

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Went in at the first time of asking in this sphere in 2m2f Fontwell handicap on his return but pulled up in similar event at Taunton 33 days ago; he had looked on the up so is worth another chance.

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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

Form: /110-4 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Went 2-3 over hurdles last term, showing useful form, but he came in last of four on his chasing debut in 2m4f Warwick novice in November when never able to recover from a bad blunder at the second fence; he remains with potential though.

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

12th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Skytastic

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Pauling

A very promising novice hurdler two years ago but lightly raced and disappointing since (including spell over fences); well beaten on both starts for new stable this season; big leap of faith required to support him here.

20/1

12th

8

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Skytastic

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Out of form in his last four outings (spread over a year, last three over fences) for Sam Thomas and tailed off at 22-1 when making the running on reappearance here (2m5f) four weeks ago; unraced over shorter than 2m3f over jumps; lots to prove.

16/1

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Exacta £73.00
Straight Forecast £80.50
Trifecta £173.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bold Endeavour

The Times:

Skytastic

POSTDATA:

Baron De Midleton

The Star:

Skytastic

RP Ratings:

Bold Endeavour

TOPSPEED:

Bold Endeavour

LAMBOURN:

Bold Endeavour

Telegraph:

Bold Endeavour

The Guardian:

Bold Endeavour

Daily Mail:

Bold Endeavour

D Express:

Bold Endeavour

The Sun:

Bold Endeavour

Daily Record:

Bold Endeavour

Daily Mirror:

Baron De Midleton