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14:15 Newton Abbot

Heavy

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  • Prize money: £5527.68
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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follow@willhillracing On Twitter Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 257423

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdling winner in 2021 and runner-up four times for this yard; fared reasonably when third on chasing debut at Wincanton on Wednesday; probably needs better and heavy ground is by no means certain to suit.

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4th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Begin The Luck

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.

10/1

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Begin The Luck

11st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

in touch with leaders, dropped to last before 5th, not fluent 9th, not fluent 13th, soon detached

15/2

25/1

  • Place: £9.00

Form: /59-04

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Three wins for Tony Carroll (two on heavy) but well beaten in two starts for current yard (both last month and after more than a year off).

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6th

7

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Man Of The North

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

The last of this veteran's three wins was in early 2021 in a 2m1f handicap chase at Bangor; last seen three months ago pulling up in a claiming hurdle; others safer.

20/1

0

4

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:40 Leicester

Man Of The North

11st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

Lowly rated veteran; gave good account when close second in Newton Abbot chase (2m5f, soft) last April but was well below that form on next two outings and this first hurdling start since 2020 comes after an eight-month absence.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-6533

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Taunton winner on chasing debut in March 2022; has performed respectably on occasions since without threatening a repeat; cheekpieces are fitted and not without hope if they have a beneficial effect.

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3rd

8

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Taunton winner on chasing debut in March 2022; has performed respectably on occasions since without threatening a repeat; cheekpieces are fitted and not without hope if they have a beneficial effect.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Master Mikey Dee

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Yet to build upon last season's winning chase debut (2m) but comes here after very respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in January and is still unexposed over this sort of trip; could have a say.

8/1

7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Form: 7532

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Unexposed maiden; ran well on last month's Chepstow chasing/handicap debut, under a big weight; that reads well in the context of this race and he could be in line for a first success.

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5th

2

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Kap Chidley

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

0-7 over fences but ran quite well when third at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) last month and is now 6lb lower than when second over C&D (good to soft) in October; must be considered.

11/2

3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Kap Chidley

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kicked off this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f; good to soft) but modest efforts the last twice on either side of wind surgery and ground this testing is a worry.

4/1

Form: 661-57

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Landed a gamble at Exeter in December 2021 but well held in just two subsequent starts; back down to the winning mark and interest would be heightened if the money arrived again.

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8th

8

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Eurowork

10st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Exeter winner over this trip in December 2021 but absent for 11 months after that success and little since his return; needs blinkers to perk him up (visor/cheekpieces both tried once with no positive results).

16/1

16th

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:35 Exeter

Eurowork

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won over fences here in December 2021 (2m3f, soft) but beaten a distance in just three subsequent outings; returns to hurdling with much to prove.

14/1

5th

3

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

Eurowork

11st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Landed a gamble at Exeter in December 2021 but well held in just two subsequent starts; back down to the winning mark and interest would be heightened if the money arrived again.

8/1

Form: -76555

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

Form: 734-PP

Last run: 184 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; well beaten in four starts over hurdles and was pulled up on chasing debut when last seen six months ago; lot to prove but perhaps the return to testing ground can provoke a better display.

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6

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

El Rojo Grande

10st 10lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Katy Price

Irish point winner; well beaten in four starts over hurdles and was pulled up on chasing debut when last seen six months ago; lot to prove but perhaps the return to testing ground can provoke a better display.

20/1

7

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:41 Worcester

El Rojo Grande

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

midfield, hit 5 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before 4 out

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £637.00
Straight Forecast £489.10
Tricast £4861.70
Trifecta £4316.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kap Chidley

WEST COUNTRY:

Abaya Du Mathan

The Star:

El Rojo Grande

Daily Record:

Begin The Luck

RP Ratings:

Kap Chidley

POSTDATA:

Kap Chidley

The Times:

Kap Chidley

Telegraph:

Kap Chidley

The Guardian:

Kap Chidley

D Express:

Kap Chidley

Daily Mirror:

Kap Chidley

The Sun:

Kap Chidley

Daily Mail:

Abaya Du Mathan