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MND Association Race For Research Lightning Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 2m 0f 78y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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MND Association Race For Research Lightning Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 9-1252 C BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Grade 2-winning hurdle who was second in Grade 2 novice chase at Cheltenham (2m, good) in November; creditable second of three in handicap at Newcastle (2m, soft) three weeks ago when giving bundles of weight to the winner Since Day One, and he's a leading contender here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Tommys Oscar

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ann Hamilton

Grade 2 novice chase winner over C&D last winter and looked just as good when scoring comfortably on seasonal debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) in October; last month's Musselburgh fourth (2m4f, soft) was perfectly respectable and today's shorter trip arguably suits him better; good chance.

9/4

4th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Two wins and a second from his three starts here, admittedly as a hurdler and over two years ago; a peak chase performance, such as his 2m1f Kelso win in October, would also see him bang there but he has a bit more to prove judged on his few appearances under rules over this sort of trip.

8/1

7th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

He wasn't at his best last November on his last hurdle start but won this race in the 2021-22 campaign (good to soft) and scored off today's mark over fences at Kelso two starts ago; entitled to respect.

13/2

11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -P1121 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Improved form when back over fences in the autumn, winning two handicaps in a row (2m, good) before bumping into Jonbon in Sandown Grade 1; won a Grade 2 at Kempton (2m, soft) over Christmas and he's a strong contender here, despite the 5lb penalty.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Boothill

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Won Grade 2 Wayward Lad Novices' Chase at Kempton last season and improved form on first two starts this term to win handicaps at Ascot (2m1f, soft/good); just behind the leaders when falling five out in Grade 2 handicap at Kempton last time out and this progressive 9yo is firmly in calculations.

15/8

0

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Boothill

11st 11lb

T: Harry Fry

took keen hold, towards rear, in touch with leaders when after 3rd, 3 lengths fourth when fell 5 out

7/4

Form: 14-121 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-3 over fences when making all in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in three-runner handicap at Newcastle three weeks ago (2m, soft; has won on good ground); the runner-up Tommy's Oscar is 19lb better off for about 5l so is very much weighted to reverse the placings, but this fellow could have more to offer and can give another good account.

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

6th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Since Day One

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Absent since last February but won over fences when fresh last season and he's well handicapped on his chase form; won four times over C&D over hurdles in 2021-22 campaign (including on soft) and he's an interesting contender now back here for his return to action.

7/2

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

14:30 Southwell

Since Day One

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Form: 113325 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Won two novice chase for Willie Mullins last May/June and hasn't run badly on his first two starts for this yard; however, his limitations are likely to be exposed once more.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

15

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Ganapathi

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: R Mike Smith

Very useful hurdler/chaser in his prime and, having dropped down the weights, his last-time-out third of seven over fences at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) suggests he's found his current level; however, he now reverts to hurdles in a competitive handicap and others are more compelling.

33/1

3rd

5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Ganapathi

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Seems to have arrested his decline on last two outings, more recently when third of five in first-time visor at Kelso (2m1f, heavy) in December, but is patently not the force of old and others have more appealing profiles.

7/1

3rd

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:20 Kelso

Ganapathi

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

raced in second, lost second but prominent after 3rd

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 17-U63 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Talented Flat performer and hurdler who is open to improvement on this second chase start; however, he has plenty to find with Since Day One and Tommy's Oscar judged on their clash at Newcastle (2m, soft) three weeks ago.

Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:10 York

Cormier

10st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

midfield

12/1

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