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BetVictor Balnakeilly Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6865.3
  • 2m 4f 20y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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BetVictor Balnakeilly Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 2-7541

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Failed to shine in first three chases and, after a wind op, he was 8l behind in a match at Sedgefield last month when the leader unseated after the final fence; however, it was still a fair run against a highly progressive rival, and he's well treated on last season's hurdle form; not ruled out.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Grey Skies

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, soon no impression

11/2

2nd

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Grey Skies

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

jumped well, raced in second, led 4th, increased tempo 4 out, going easily 2 out, shaken up and reduced lead approaching last, ridden run-in, headed final 110yds, kept on

2/1

11/4

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4-2821

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Market Rasen last month and runs off the same mark now back over fences; showed promise this season on the first of his two chase starts but his jumping hasn't been totally convincing in this sphere, which is a bit of a concern today.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Universal Folly

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Left Nicky Richards after finishing tailed off in the Edinburgh National (3m7f) in February; bang there in his previous handicaps (2m4f-3m1f) and possible player off this mark if back to that level.

9/1

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Universal Folly

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear

7/1

Form: 524113 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Easily made all in a handicap match at Newcastle (2m, good) in February, following wind surgery, and he comfortably followed up in three-runner Catterick novice (2m3f, good) 12 days later; faced very tough task in Aintree Grade 1 last time; could have potential off current mark now back in a handicap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:05 Kelso

Fusain

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

led early, headed 2nd

4/1

4th

1

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

18:05 Kelso

Fusain

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

raced in third, lost third after 4th, nearly lost jockey 5th

11/2

3rd

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:00 Perth

Fusain

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

led, pushed along and joined 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened run-in

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 111322 D

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won four times in a row last autumn (2m3f-2m6f, good/good to firm); continued in good form, finishing second at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day when last seen, and this 6yo could still have more to offer for his top yard; key player on return from a break.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

Form: U33215 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

He could do with cutting out the mistakes but he's won twice over fences this season (1m7f/2m4f, soft/good) and was a respectable fifth at Carlisle last time; might not be far away.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Captain Quint

12st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Ground and trip fine but let down by jumping on first venture south at Newbury last time; cheekpieces worn last twice left off; not without a chance.

11/2

7th

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Captain Quint

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Returned from a break with a second at Musselburgh last month and he jumped more fluently with cheekpieces added when scoring there (2m7f, soft) 15 days later; that was a narrow success but the first three pulled clear of the rest and he's respected up 5lb.

7/2

1st

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Captain Quint

11st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Didn't jump well when 11l second over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago, but he was behind a thriving winner and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help him find greater fluency; versatile ground-wise; a possible.

8/1

Form: 314324 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Pretty consistent this season and he may run well once more, but he was probably fortunate to win at Musselburgh last December (left clear at final fence) and he could find some of these to be too good.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

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Payout
Exacta £326.00
Straight Forecast £306.80
Trifecta £1340.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fusain

Telegraph:

Universal Folly

TOPSPEED:

Huelgoat

POSTDATA:

Diamond State

WEST COUNTRY:

Huelgoat

Daily Record:

Huelgoat

Daily Mail:

Universal Folly

Daily Mirror:

Universal Folly

The Star:

Universal Folly

RP Ratings:

Fusain

The Times:

Fusain

The Guardian:

Fusain

D Express:

Fusain

The Sun:

Fusain