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Weatherbys Hamilton Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 3f 189y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Weatherbys Hamilton Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2/13-3 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced since course win over hurdles in May 2021 but made promising seasonal/chase/handicap debut when third of four at Sandown (2m4f, good) six weeks ago and has obvious scope to build on that performance.

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2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Raffle Ticket

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

Usually races on easier tracks and less testing ground but useful form when third on Sandown's stiff finish last midwinter; made it three chase wins from six completions when winning at Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft) in January, when beating a good subsequent winner; up 4lb but unexposed for his age and could yet do better.

9/4

1st

2

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Raffle Ticket

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

led

7/2

100/30

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1310-5 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Keen-goer who was 2-5 over hurdles as a novice last season, with both wins gained from the front on good ground; held up in rear and made low-key start to chasing career when never-dangerous fifth at Ffos Las (2m5f, soft) three weeks ago but today's forecast better ground ought to be in his favour, and a return to more positive tactics may show him in a better light.

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7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Campaigned mostly on good/good to soft; contrasting performances since switched back to hurdles from fences, winning major handicap at Kempton (2m5f) under Tristan Durrell then well held at Ascot; the penultimate piece of form gives him a chance.

20/1

12th

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had been competing over fences prior to springing a 33-1 surprise in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January, travelling well for a long way and sealing the issue with a good jump at the last; up 7lb but that's solid form and he's likely to be in the thick of things again.

12/1

1st

8

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Successful over hurdles and fences at Kempton; however, hasn't raced in this sphere since a heavy defeat over C&D in March 2022; watching brief is advised.

33/1

Form: 331U40 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent hurdler who doubled his tally with hard-fought success at Warwick (2m3f, good) in October; below form at Kempton on Boxing Day, though, and others in this line-up probably have more potential; makes chasing debut today.

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8th

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Guernesey

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Jackie Stephen

midfield

15/2

3rd

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Guernesey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Ex-Joe Tizzard; good second off 7lb higher at Kelso in November (3m2f, soft); hasn't fared quite as well since; on a good mark now but needs to bounce back in first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

5th

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Guernesey

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Hasn't really kicked on from his second on stable debut in November (3m2f, soft) and has a bit to find with some of these on recent evidence.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 504-36

Last run: 89 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

3-10 over hurdles, including a Listed novice event in 2021, but finished last in his first two chases, the latter a six-runner Kempton handicap (2m2f, good) in October; not written off just yet but clearly needs to take a big step forward; hooded for first time.

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6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Balko Saint

11st 10lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Very well handicapped on some of last year's placed form but returned from break with three below-par runs in the autumn and needs to turn a corner; won a heavy-ground hurdle in France in 2021 but may be best suited by good ground.

16/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Balko Saint

11st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Runner-up four times over fences at up to 2m5f during the spring/summer but below par in a hurdle race/chase at Wincanton since returning from a break; up in trip; others have less to prove.

20/1

Form: 4PP-31 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent over hurdles since his Grade 2 novice success in January 2021 but won readily by 13l on last month's chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft), despite jumping to his right throughout, and today's switch back to a clockwise track looks the right move.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

14:00 Huntingdon

The Cob

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Inconsistent over hurdles since his Grade 2 novice success in January 2021 but won readily by 13l on last month's chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft), despite jumping to his right throughout, and today's switch back to a clockwise track looks the right move.

13/8

1st

2

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Uttoxeter

The Cob

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Grade 2-winning hurdler over 3m; that's perhaps more his trip and after making the running he was readily brushed aside by the front two in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sandown (heavy); goes chasing as a lightly raced 8yo but may get outpaced when it matters; 2lb wrong.

5/1

3rd

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

The Cob

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Lightly raced and inconsistent since his Grade 2 novice win at Doncaster (3m, soft) in January 2021 and he was pulled up at Cheltenham and Aintree on his final two starts last season; however, he twice showed spark here last season (including on reappearance) and is not ruled out off a reduced mark.

8/1

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Trifecta £368.00

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