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15:10 Newton Abbot

Soft

St Austell Brewery Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4832.11
  • 3m 1f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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St Austell Brewery Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £41.00
  • Place: £6.70

Form: 674P6- C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Warwick last month, after a break and wind surgery; best form has come when leading on good or quicker ground and at up to 2m2f; something of a shot in the dark at this trip, therefore.

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9

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Shortcross Storm

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Both chase wins have come on good ground at Newton Abbot, over 2m and 3m2f; 4lb out of the weights here but he was even worse off when a remote second on his return from a break at Fakenham; difficult to know what form he's in at the minute.

8/1

2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Shortcross Storm

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Recorded a 40-1 success at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last May; far from consistent otherwise in the last two years and has been absent since August; nearly a stone out of the handicap on return to action and is not a solid option.

4/1

0

8

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Shortcross Storm

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

led, went clear before 3rd

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 33342-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Consistent but 0-13 in career; runner-up at Taunton last month, in this combination of aids, on her second attempt over fences; likely to be thereabouts but others preferred for win purposes.

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0

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Lady Wilberry

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Claire Hitch

Consistent over hurdles and fences for Keiran Burke; not on a bad mark if able to resume where she left off back in May when going close in a 3m2f chase.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6P334-

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Latest three efforts have been a return to some form but this thorough stayer has always looked best at Exeter on genuinely soft ground; could be in the shake-up if conditions don't dry too much.

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7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Wind Tor

10st 6lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

Difficult to quantify her form in two points this winter; debatable whether she retains peak ability aged 12 but the return to Exeter is a plus, being 2-3 over C&D; those two wins came off higher marks in March 2022.

10/1

3rd

5

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Wind Tor

11st 0lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

Latest three efforts have been a return to some form but this thorough stayer has always looked best at Exeter on genuinely soft ground; could be in the shake-up if conditions don't dry too much.

8/1

4th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

17:20 Chepstow

Wind Tor

10st 7lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

Last season's form was much better; third over 3m at Exeter (scene of her only two wins under rules) one month ago and not disgraced at Fontwell nine days later; considered each-way.

9/1

Form: /PP44-

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Only win came in an Irish point more than three years ago; chasing career has been mostly disappointing but much better when fourth in a bunch finish at Warwick last month; repeat of that brings him into the reckoning.

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4th

8

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Entre Deux

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Only win came in an Irish point more than three years ago; chasing career has been mostly disappointing but much better when fourth in a bunch finish at Warwick last month; repeat of that brings him into the reckoning.

6/1

4th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Entre Deux

10st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

Second of five at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) 14 months ago but has struggled on all three starts this season and is very difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

4th

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Entre Deux

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Generally poor, including pulling up in hurdle/chase this winter; plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: 0/51-1 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two chases, both since going up in trip and being fitted with a tongue-strap; had to work quite hard to seal the deal at Fontwell last week and 7lb penalty for that but still strong claims in hat-trick bid.

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3rd

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Doctor Foley

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Hit the ground running over fences with wins at Bangor (3m, good) and Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft) but was tailed off next time and pulled up since (last time after wind surgery); still a lightly raced 7yo so has time on his side.

8/1

6

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Doctor Foley

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Tongue tied and sent chasing over 3m+ for last four starts, winning at Bangor and Fontwell on first two occasions but tailed off next time and pulled up five months later; made a respiratory noise on that latest start and had wind surgery soon afterwards; each-way contender if back on song.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 15266-

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Made all at Ludlow last November but has only shown similar form once from four subsequent starts; not beaten too far at Wincanton last month but still 5lb above the winning mark; not impossible but only best will do.

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6th

3

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

Paseo

11st 1lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

2m3f hurdle and 3m chase winner on slow ground; hasn't given us much to recommend him on since last winning at Ludlow 16 months ago.

10/1

0

8

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:58 Hereford

Paseo

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Used to act on soft; 1-11 over hurdles and 1-16 over fences; second off 10lb higher at Wincanton (3m1f) one year ago but disappointing since.

10/1

6th

7

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Paseo

11st 3lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Strike-rate of 1-15 over fences and hasn't been in much form for a while, with his reappearance particularly disappointing; potentially well handicapped but with a point to prove right now.

5/1

Form: 4OO54-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ability over hurdles, as last month's Plumpton fourth shows, but has twice run out in that discipline; could be of interest on chasing debut and first attempt at this trip (dam won a 3m chase) but comes with risks.

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6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form since winning at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November on second chase start but he was a good second at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last time and that form was franked by the winner; capable of a bold show.

4/1

2nd

5

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

2m3f chase winner (good to soft) last November, when 1lb lower; below that level in four subsequent starts, despite being placed in his last two; drops 2lb; still a probable player.

11/2

3rd

6

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

West Orchard

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Jumped well and made all at Plumpton (near 2m4f, good to soft) in November on second start over fences; right out of form on next outings but there was a partial recovery when these cheekpieces were enlisted at Wincanton (15l second) latest, so he's considered in this weak race.

7/2

Form: /5P77-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all seven starts, the latest on last month's chasing/handicap debut at Exeter; young enough to improve but now takes a major step up in trip, which is not certain to work on pedigree.

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6

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

16:10 Newton Abbot

Mountain Grey

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, hit 1st, jumped right and slow jump 6th, ridden after 9th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up after 2 out

25/1

6th

5

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:30 Newton Abbot

Mountain Grey

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Has not finished closer than 13l to a winner in his eight starts and was pulled up over fences here (3m2f, good) two weeks ago; was always behind in that race and he has a lot to prove; 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

7

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Mountain Grey

10st 10lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Unplaced all seven starts, the latest on last month's chasing/handicap debut at Exeter; young enough to improve but now takes a major step up in trip, which is not certain to work on pedigree.

14/1

Form: 2/646-

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Exeter five weeks ago on return from ten months off; runner-up at that track in April 2022 but that's his only placing from 11 chasing efforts; 0-24 in career so obvious doubts.

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12

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Worcester

Baily Gorse

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Linda Blackford

Career record is 0-26 and beaten 50l when tried in a visor at Ffos Las recently; 10lb out of the handicap.

50/1

3rd

9

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Baily Gorse

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Linda Blackford

Exposed low-grade maiden; headgear change not enough to tempt.

33/1

9

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Baily Gorse

10st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Tailed off at Exeter five weeks ago on return from ten months off; runner-up at that track in April 2022 but that's his only placing from 11 chasing efforts; 0-24 in career so obvious doubts.

20/1

Form: 3P740-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Just 1-32 in career and that came over hurdles 16 months ago; tends to get too far back in his races and not in great form recently; interesting to see whether a tongue-strap offers some help.

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8

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Bellamys Grey

10st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Carroll Gray

always behind

12/1

4th

8

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Bellamys Grey

10st 4lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

Runner-up over 2m4f here in February but he's a quirky veteran who often races very lazily, as was again evident when well beaten at Fontwell last time.

20/1

4th

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

16:48 Fontwell

Bellamys Grey

10st 7lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

raced lazily at times, held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

11/2

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Non-runners

Bellamy's Grey

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Payout
Exacta £3034.00
Straight Forecast £2487.30
Tricast £19692.80
Trifecta £24708.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Foley

RP RATINGS:

Wind Tor

The Star:

West Orchard

The Times:

Lady Wilberry

POSTDATA:

Entre Deux

WEST COUNTRY:

Doctor Foley

Telegraph:

Doctor Foley

The Guardian:

Doctor Foley

Daily Mail:

Doctor Foley

Daily Mirror:

Doctor Foley

The Sun:

Doctor Foley

Daily Record:

Doctor Foley

D Express:

Wind Tor