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Sky Bet UKs No.1 Betting App Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 3m 2f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Sky Bet UKs No.1 Betting App Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1-5221

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

On the up over hurdles, landing 3m Ascot handicap in November; also placed on his sole point outing so he rates an interesting prospect now going chasing.

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2nd

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

The Questioner

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Did pretty well last season, winning over hurdles and fences; signed off with third at Stratford (3m2f, good to soft; hurdles) in April and resumes on a 1lb lower mark; contender if fully tuned up.

11/2

3rd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

The Questioner

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Hurdle/chase wins in November/January and ran well in a 3m5f handicap chase at Bangor in February; didn't jump well when last of four (Evens favourite) at Sedgefield last month but he's a key player back hurdling off a lower mark.

7/4

8

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

The Questioner

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Generally progressive since handicapping; made an encouraging start to his chase career (came first and third) on first two starts this year before a poor show on latest outing; peak form is at 3m2f/3m5f (those chase runs) but he's one to note on this lower hurdles mark.

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 153-44 C

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Had had wind surgery and sported new headgear when a fading fourth of nine in 3m1f Hereford handicap on his chasing debut in November; this winning hurdler/pointer needs to build on it now.

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9

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

0-10 over hurdles but twice went very close off mark 5lb higher than today's over this trip last year, and also ran well when third here (3m6f, soft) last month; fine on good ground and warrants serious consideration.

9/2

3rd

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 1lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Went close off 3lb higher at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October; subsequent form figures may look okay but he's been beaten 20l, 30l and 84l in his three runs since; likes to front-run so a soft lead would help matters.

6/1

4th

8

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Lyrical Genius

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner who went close off this mark on reappearance at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October, but was beaten 20l when runner-up to Foxboro over this C&D (soft) next time and failed to shine at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) most recently; a return to form is needed.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-3432

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Yet to match his fairly useful winning hurdling form in three runs in this sphere, though he wasn't disgraced when second of eight in 3m Huntingdon handicap last month; has since had a wind op and handily weighted if it sparks some improvement.

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1st

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three hurdle wins and his second over fences when reacting positively to this new headgear over C&D two weeks ago (good); that was hard work and he's 4lb higher in a race that might take more winning.

5/2

1st

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three-time chase winner; kept on for modest third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in January but has not been firing on all cylinders this season and needs today's change of headgear to perk him up.

12/1

Form: 14-431

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Took his form up a notch when making a winning chasing debut in 3m Wetherby handicap 15 days ago; up 6lb but he looks to have more to offer so needs shortlisting.

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3rd

4

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

Court At Slip

11st 3lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

7yo who made it four wins from his nine chase starts when scoring at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; won over 3m3f at Sedgefield last March, which is as far as he's gone previously, and he could continue to improve.

5/1

1st

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Court At Slip

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Won three times under regular rider William Easterby during last season's first campaign over fences (2m7f-3m3f, good-soft; including C&D) and also ran well on heavy; reappeared with fair fourth at Catterick three weeks ago and could show the benefit of that outing today; one to consider.

11/2

4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Court At Slip

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, lost position gradually before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no telling impression

5/1

Form: -62312 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fitted with cheekpieces when getting off the mark over fences in 3m Exeter handicap in November and backed it up with good Wincanton second following month; visor is sported now and he's well in the mix off a 2lb lower mark.

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0

6

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

Midnight Glance

11st 4lb

J: Mr Rian Corcoran

T: Alan King

Triple hurdle winner who has won over fences; however, he looks stuck in a rut right now in both disciplines and now has another change of headgear (has won in cheekpieces).

20/1

0

1

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:33 Taunton

Midnight Glance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Triple hurdle winner who won over fences at Exeter (3m, good) last November but he's lost his way since and was pulled up at Huntingdon last month; now 2lb lower than for his chase win but he needs to turn things around; reapplied visor replaces cheekpieces.

20/1

0

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Midnight Glance

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Three-time hurdle winner who won a 3m chase at Exeter (good) last November; soon went downhill afterwards (twice hurdling this summer) and now has questions to answer.

10/1

Form: 7436-1

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Went in at the first time of asking in this sphere in four-runner Fontwell handicap (2m6f) in November despite wandering in front; up 3lb and this demands more, so he needs to take another step forward.

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2

28th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Uttoxeter

Ballaquane

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; only 2lb higher here but reappeared with lacklustre effort in February and it's hard to know what to expect from him after another break; cheekpieces refitted.

7/2

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

19:35 Taunton

Ballaquane

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Very lightly raced 8yo; made a winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November but that was in a small-field event and he was pulled up at Ffos Las next time; blinkers are now tried and he comes with risks attached after another break.

20/1

5

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Ballaquane

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Very lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; the bare form isn't anything to get excited about but he's only 2lb higher here and still has potential.

9/2

Form: 4U1538

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Scored over hurdles at Uttoxeter in September but he has been in just fair form since in that sphere; he reverts to fences now with more required if he's to gain a breakthrough chasing success.

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3rd

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Finalshot

11st 1lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Wants good ground and with a tongue-tie replacing his usual hood he ran out a clearcut winner over slightly shorter at Hexham (4lb lower); remains to be seen whether he'll continue the good work as his profile is very up and down.

7/2

1st

3

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:48 Hexham

Finalshot

11st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Dual hurdle winner; two solid chasing efforts at Market Rasen this summer but flopped at Newton Abbot latest; tongue-strap now fitted and will be a threat to all if that enables a return to his best.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £139.00
Straight Forecast £136.00
Tricast £685.90
Trifecta £734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Questioner

POSTDATA:

Midnight Glance

RP Ratings:

Taste The Fear

The Sun:

Court At Slip

Daily Mirror:

Ballaquane

The Times:

The Questioner

Telegraph:

The Questioner

The Guardian:

The Questioner

The Star:

The Questioner

TOPSPEED:

Taste The Fear

Daily Mail:

Midnight Glance

D Express:

Midnight Glance

Daily Record:

Midnight Glance