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Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

Form: /P22-P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Pulled up soon after bad jumping error at penultimate fence at Ffos Las this month (looked held at the time) but was runner-up in two good-ground chases beforehand and has strong claims here if judged on those efforts; often makes the running.

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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:15 Southwell

Madiba Passion

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Record of 2-3 in Irish points; no win in first ten runs under rules but he made his breakthrough in a chase handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; was left well clear when the favourite fell at the last but he was 2l up at the time and his confidence should be boosted after that; respected up 3lb.

7/2

1st

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Madiba Passion

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

jumped well, pressed leader, led 4th, joined after 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when left well clear last

13/8

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Madiba Passion

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Comes into this off the back of two silver medals, firstly at Lingfield (2m, good) in February (form worked out well) and when only run out of it late at Bangor (2m1f, good) 17 days ago, though whether he would have finished in front of Feel The Pinch had that rival not unseated at the last is debatable; up another 2lb but a contender nonetheless.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: /72P-P D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Created good impression in juvenile hurdle on British debut in October 2021 but generally very disappointing since; pulled up after racing too freely in both hurdle races this year and looks risky on today's chasing debut.

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3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Magistrato

11st 11lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

took keen hold, led, hit 5th, headed before 2 out

11/2

2nd

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Magistrato

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Quirky customer who might well have gone close last time at Huntingdon (back over fences; 2m4f, good) had he not jumped left and hung left, having been clear at one stage; carries his head awkwardly but that's just him and if getting loose on the lead around here he'd probably go close.

5/1

Form: 3P166- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Five-time hurdle winner, most recently in plating company for Dan Skelton last summer; well beaten in two handicap hurdles since switching to current stable and has left it rather late in the day to launch his chasing career; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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3rd

1

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Sofias Rock

12st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Dickin

led

12/1

6th

3

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Kempton

Sofias Rock

11st 13lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harriet Dickin

Five wins for Dan Skelton but the last one came in selling grade; runner-up in this contest last year but has been absent since heavy defeat (finished lame; stable debut) in September.

20/1

6th

2

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Sofias Rock

11st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

led, headed and lost two places 3 out, soon dropped to last and lost touch, tailed off

4/1

Form: 21213- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Dual novice hurdle winner in early part of last season and, following a break, probably posted her best effort yet when third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last month; switched to fences for today's handicap debut and should have further improvement to come.

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6th

7

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Call Me Tara

11st 7lb

J: Mr Shaun Greene

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has won half of her six hurdle starts, the latest at Uttoxeter in July (2m4f, four ran and left clear); not so good next time but enters the argument on balance of form; Shaun Greene's first ride under rules.

11/2

3rd

3

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Call Me Tara

11st 8lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Left clear at final flight for huge-margin win at Uttoxter (2m4f, heavy) in July and now 3-5 over hurdles; nudged up only 1lb for that success and remains unexposed at this trip; good ground also suits; likely contender.

13/8

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Call Me Tara

TOPSPEED:

Madiba Passion

D Express:

Magistrato

WEST COUNTRY:

Call Me Tara

The Times:

Call Me Tara

Telegraph:

Call Me Tara

The Guardian:

Call Me Tara

Daily Mail:

Call Me Tara

Daily Mirror:

Call Me Tara

Daily Record:

Call Me Tara

POSTDATA:

Madiba Passion

The Sun:

Madiba Passion

The Star:

Madiba Passion