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13:28 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

bet365 Frodon Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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bet365 Frodon Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 341-11 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won a novice hurdle (2m1f, good) last January on final run for Chris Gordon and made it 2-2 over fences, and for this yard, when winning easily over C&D (soft) last month; a 10lb rise may not stop him today.

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5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Notlongtillmay

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: L J Morgan

Very solid record (form figures 111242) since joining Laura Morgan and switched to fences; good second in major 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham most recently and filled same position in Grade 1 novice there last March; versatile ground-wise; has progressive RPRs and should go well again.

5/1

2nd

5

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Notlongtillmay

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Very progressive last season, winning three novice handicaps then good second to Stage Star in 2m4f Festival Grade 1; posted another sound Cheltenham effort (2m, good) on reappearance, which tees him up nicely for this prize; clear possibilities with the return to 2m4f a likely plus.

7/1

4th

1

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

Notlongtillmay

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Has not looked back since joining this progressive yard, winning three Class 3 handicaps (1m7f-2m4f; from soft to good) before excelling himself when second at 40-1 in the 2m4f Grade 1 here in March (soft); raised 10lb but there was no obvious reason to believe that improved effort flattered him; his jumping should be an asset over this sharper test; respected.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 1-4113 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) in October when back over fences and followed up over hurdles here (2m4f, good to soft); fair third in a C&D chase (soft) on New Year's Day and might not be far away, but needs something extra to return to winning ways.

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4th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Half Shot

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.

25/1

Form: 4-2314 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

All three wins have come here (1m7f-2m4f), the latest in December on his third chase start; however, well beaten over C&D since and this is a tough task from 7lb out of the handicap; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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9th

14

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Diamond State

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Below best on final two runs in last season's chase campaign and, after wind surgery, didn't offer much on return to hurdling for two starts this autumn; all his three wins have been at this track but he now has questions to answer.

33/1

Form: 114/37 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Fourth in the Grade 1 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival (2m5f, good to soft) then absent until Carlisle (2m4f, soft) last October, where he was a promising third on chase debut; not at the same level at Uttoxeter in November but may bounce back with a big run after a break.

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OUR TIP

Form: 131-21 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

2-4 over hurdles (including a win over 2m4f here) and made all on his chase debut at Limerick (2m1f, soft to heavy) over Christmas, form that reads well; versatile ground-wise and this Irish raider has strong claims.

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3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Drumbear

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

soon prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, lost second after 8th, mistake 9th

14/1

Form: F7-142 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles on reappearance at Sandown (2m4f, heavy) in November and, while he was no match for the highly progressive winner when runner-up back over fences at Newbury (2m6f, soft) on New Year's Eve, it was still a promising run; also effective on good to soft and could be in the mix.

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6th

1

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Halo Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

His second fall from three attempts over fences came on latest start, so he's back over hurdles; had found some improvement on heavy/soft earlier this term and could easily have more to offer for the champion trainer, but good ground would give him much more to prove.

10/1

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:28 Musselburgh

Halo Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders on outer, mistake and fell heavily 3rd

7/2

2nd

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Halo Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Ex-French 5yo who opened British account (fifth attempt) in a conditional jockeys' event at Sandown (2m4f, heavy); fair fourth there over 2m7f four weeks ago off today's mark and needs to prove he's worth it.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £269.00
Straight Forecast £345.50
Trifecta £2059.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Drumbear

Telegraph:

Notlongtillmay

RP Ratings:

Halo Des Obeaux

WEST COUNTRY:

Bear Ghylls

Daily Mail:

Notlongtillmay

Daily Mirror:

Notlongtillmay

POSTDATA:

Drumbear

The Times:

Drumbear

The Guardian:

Drumbear

The Sun:

Drumbear

Daily Record:

Drumbear

TOPSPEED:

Halo Des Obeaux

D Express:

Halo Des Obeaux

The Star:

Bear Ghylls