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newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13615
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 11/P2- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

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11

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Angels Breath

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Grade 2 winner over hurdles/fences in his younger days but career got interrupted by a mammoth absence; 0-7 for current yard and it's hard to envisage him winning this hot contest aged ten, despite having course form (runner-up in lower grade over 2m4f here in October).

25/1

5th

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Angels Breath

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Smart in 2019 (acted on heavy going) before a long absence; way below that standard nowadays, nevertheless taking second of 16 in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in October but he's not quite matched that since in two chases or a handicap hurdle; others preferred.

8/1

4th

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Angels Breath

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Back from yet another absence to finish second of 16 in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in October, since when he's come up short in two handicap chases (2m4f/3m1f); he's not without a squeak on that comeback effort and Dylan Johnston's 7lb claim is something for nothing.

14/1

Form: 3/P15- D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

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9th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 2

14:05 Cartmel

Messire Des Obeaux

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

11yo who has been lightly raced in recent seasons; well beaten at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March last time out but won at Warwick (2m4f, good) the run before; can be effective on slow ground; not discounted.

16/1

5th

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Messire Des Obeaux

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

Fragile 11yo with low mileage; pulled up on his return from a year out but he stuck on well to win at Warwick (2m4f, good), albeit in a race that fell apart at the seams a little; only 2lb higher but not sure to be as good again.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 19P44- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

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3

4th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:35 Uttoxeter

Fern Hill

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Returned from break with good third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December but other four runs last season were very disappointing; recent experiments with headgear have been abandoned today; needs to turn things around.

10/1

7th

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Fern Hill

12st 1lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Decent third off a 12lb higher mark at Chepstow in December (2m7f, heavy); had wind surgery after that and has struggled since; cheekpieces now tried; plenty to prove.

9/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Fern Hill

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

Form: 421PF- D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

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9th

2

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Honneur DAjonc

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

2m5f chase winner but unraced beyond that far; lost his way over fences and beaten 12l and 18l back over hurdles the last twice; not crying out to be backed at the minute.

7/1

5th

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Honneur DAjonc

12st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form and, returned to this discipline, he ran better behind an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft); was beaten 12l though and likely to need more here.

8/1

2nd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Honneur DAjonc

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form; predominantly out of sorts since last success (fences) but could revive off this reduced mark dropped in grade and back hurdling.

10/1

Form: 1/135- D

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 125

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6

4th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:35 Uttoxeter

Magic Dancer

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Useful in his prime but getting long in the tooth now and was out of form during light campaign last season; too well handicapped to rule out here but needs a revival.

10/1

Form: 4F141- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

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1st

2

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

14:50 Ffos Las

Garincha

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Resumed winning ways at Fontwell (2m4f) in March and badly hampered at 11th fence when a remote fourth in 2m7f Taunton handicap 26 days ago; he can bounce back here so is one for the shortlist.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: F223P- D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

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3rd

5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Neon Moon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Was back to his last winning mark when getting his head back in front at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) having stayed on best; back up 6lb and overall profile questions whether he'll be as good again.

6/1

1st

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Neon Moon

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won easily off today's mark on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in October and made the frame over C&D the following month but has lost his way a bit since and others here have much less to prove.

12/1

5th

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Neon Moon

12st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Went close in this race a year ago and was very creditable second in major Ascot handicap (3m good to soft) soon afterwards; needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Newbury in December but is now only 2lb higher than when winning easily on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft).

7/1

Form: 92311- D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 122

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5th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Walk In Clover

10st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Headstrong mare who settled okay in the first-time hood at Ascot last week (2m1f, good) but found nothing significant for pressure once the chips were down; has the form to feature but she's not one to rely on.

12/1

4th

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Walk In Clover

10st 12lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, went third before 4 out

13/2

3rd

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 4

17:00 Taunton

Walk In Clover

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Chase wins at 2m4f (good) and 3m (good to soft) but bettered those efforts when a cracking third in a competitive handicap at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) in November; another useful effort over 2m4f (soft) there next time but out of depth in only start since; good claims down in class.

5/2

Form: 14353- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

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7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Sheldon

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, mistake 3rd

11/2

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped right throughout, raced in second, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on

5/1

3rd

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Sheldon

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fenced better than usual when resuming winning ways in 2m4f Wincanton handicap on Boxing Day; up 3lb but not taken lightly if his jumping holds up again.

3/1

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Verdict

Walk In Clover is an improving 6yo who should threaten the hat-trick but preference is for NEON MOON, who was struck into last time at Haydock and had been knocking on the door prior to that. Sheldon is a solid each-way candidate.[Alistair Jones]