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16:55 Chepstow

Good To Soft

First Cafes Daniel Lewis Litter Champion Open National Hunt Flat Race (Cat 1) (GBB) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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First Cafes Daniel Lewis Litter Champion Open National Hunt Flat Race (Cat 1) (GBB) (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a bumper-winning sister to high-class jumper Time For Rupert; shaped with significant promise before weakening into fifth of 15 on debut at Warwick (soft; 2-1 favourite) in December but his stablemate Isaac Des Obeaux appeals more here.

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2nd

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Dont Tell Su

11st 11lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper winner who was placed on his first three hurdle starts (2m-2m5f) before winning easily at 1-6 at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month; his jumping is a work in progress but he's in top hands and it will be no surprise if he is a serious force on this handicap debut.

7/2

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Dont Tell Su

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat a good horse in winning his Chepstow bumper; ran into subsequent Grade 2 winner Minella Missile on his hurdling debut there and placed again since then, over 2m and 2m5f; did get turned over at odds of 4-11 on his penultimate run but even a repeat of that form (which was below his best) might be sufficient here.

1/4

2nd

2

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Dont Tell Su

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Chepstow bumper winner who looked green but was the only one to offer any resistance to a subsequent Grade 2 winner when runner-up on hurdle debut there (2m3f, good to soft); perhaps found 2m on soft ground against him when turned over at Exeter since but remains of interest.

2/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to two French jumps winners (one useful) but failed to justify his prominence in the betting when well-held fourth on debut at Bangor (good to soft) and needs to take a big step forward here.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Vincenzo

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

made all, not fluent 3 out

4/7

3rd

13

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

Vincenzo

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Respectable efforts in all three hurdles, bumping into a smart one at Warwick (2m3f, soft) and it was a strong novice in which he finished an 8l fourth over C&D last month; the winner nearly won the valuable EBF Final at Sandown next time; this could be his best opportunity yet; had wind surgery and now tongue tied.

2/1

4th

11

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Vincenzo

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Runner-up in Chepstow bumper (good to soft) last April; has made a good start over hurdles, stepping up on debut form when second of 13 at Warwick (2m3f, soft; not clear run) last month; still has plenty of untapped potential and represents the same connections as the 2022 winner, Skytastic.

9/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made winning Irish point debut in November (yielding ground) and was bought for £80,000 the following month; new stable has good strike-rate in bumpers (17%); no surprise if he features.

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7th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Yes Day

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won on hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last October and consistent in defeat since, most recently a good third at Haydock (3m, heavy) in his first handicap; has had wind op since and wears first-time tongue-tie; drops back down in grade and this lightly raced 6yo is one to consider.

4/1

3rd

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Yes Day

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Quite a useful novice hurdler who ran a solid race under a penalty when runner-up at Catterick (extended 2m3f, soft) 24 days ago; proved his stamina for 3m when fifth in Cheltenham Grade 2 novice on penultimate start and he's very much unexposed now handicapping for a stable in good form.

6/1

2nd

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:20 Catterick

Yes Day

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Landed a 2m4f Uttoxeter maiden on his hurdles debut and has taken his form up a notch since, posting a good fifth in Cheltenham Grade 2 (3m) last month; he holds leading form claims.

13/8

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise when rallying to win soft-ground Irish point in October, after which he changed hands for £80,000; has Flat winners in his pedigree and his new trainer has a good strike-rate in bumpers (17%), so he looks a very good candidate for this type of race.

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3rd

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Law Of Supply

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders

12/1

5th

5

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Law Of Supply

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

in touch with leaders, hit 10th, outpaced and lost position 3 out, weakened approaching last, lost fourth towards finish

9/1

Form: 3

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

From a family Emma Lavelle knows very well and made promising debut when third of nine at Fontwell (good) six weeks ago; probably needs to better that performance here, but has potential.

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3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Two To Tango

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, jumped left and not fluent 7th, lost ground quickly after 8th, slow jump and pulled up 9th

5/1

2nd

15

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Two To Tango

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in two of his three starts, clear third at Hereford (2m3f, good) switched to hurdles latest; bred to be as effective back down in distance and may progress in this sphere.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made low-key start to rules career when beaten about 34l at Warwick (soft) last month but last spring's Irish point debut was quite promising and his top stable generally does very well in bumpers.

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1

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Jemura

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f soft) in January but his subsequent chasing debut was underwhelming and he was pulled up when switched back to hurdles and tried in cheekpieces this month; now back over fences with blinkers fitted; remains unexposed but has a point to prove.

8/1

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Jemura

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 6yo who was placed on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January; rather disappointing when upped to 3m1f for chasing debut the following month and now sports cheekpieces but could still have potential.

7/1

5th

6

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Jemura

11st 1lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, lost ground before 13th, soon dropped to last

100/30

Form: 13 CD BF

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to the stable's top-class staying chaser Clan Des Obeaux and displayed a good attitude to make winning debut over C&D (good to soft) in November; raced too freely and was shade disappointing when well-held third here on Boxing Day (soft) but still considered.

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3rd

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Isaac Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

The deep ground proved too much for him in a 3m Grade 2 novice at Haydock in February (pulled up); looked promising previously, winning two in a row at Chepstow (2m3f, soft/heavy) then staying-on third in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m4f, good to soft); retains potential for his top yard.

7/2

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Isaac Des Obeaux

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders on outer

3/1

3rd

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Isaac Des Obeaux

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Only sixth here in October and all his other runs have been at Chepstow; impressive in winning his last two (2m3f; soft/heavy), though the two horses who chased him home last time have since come up short in fairly ordinary maidens; chasing will be his game further down the line and others appeal as more likely winners of this.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second living foal; dam fourth in a bumper, half-sister to bumper and high-class jumps winner Midnight Shadow; stable 0-21 in bumpers during last five seasons.

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7th

3

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:37 Wincanton

Holy Legend

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Alexandra Dunn

pulled hard, held up in rear, headway after 3f, pressed winner after 4f, lost second over 4f out, weakened 3f out

33/1

4th

3

7th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:45 Fontwell

Holy Legend

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Out of a half-sister to smart jumper Midnight Shadow; not beaten far when eighth of nine at Chepstow (good to soft) in April but others have more persuasive form.

40/1

8th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

16:55 Chepstow

Holy Legend

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Second living foal; dam fourth in a bumper, half-sister to bumper and high-class jumps winner Midnight Shadow; stable 0-21 in bumpers during last five seasons.

25/1

10/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a bumper winner and a brother to another; found one just too strong when warm favourite for modest four-runner race at Exeter (good) in February and appears to have more on his plate here.

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3rd

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

Hour Star

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

With a good stable but has tended to spoil his chance with sketchy jumping and by refusing to settle, the last twice in low-grade handicaps; remains a risky option.

25/1

8th

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Hour Star

10st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was unable to land a significant blow when 66-1 for handicap debut here (2m3f, good; first-time hood) in February; needs to learn to settle better.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £293.00
Straight Forecast £334.10
Trifecta £1721.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Two To Tango

WEST COUNTRY:

Isaac Des Obeaux

SPOTLIGHT:

Law Of Supply

POSTDATA:

Two To Tango

The Times:

Two To Tango

The Guardian:

Two To Tango

Daily Mirror:

Two To Tango

Daily Mail:

Isaac Des Obeaux

D Express:

Isaac Des Obeaux

The Sun:

Isaac Des Obeaux

Daily Record:

Isaac Des Obeaux

Telegraph:

Law Of Supply

The Star:

Law Of Supply