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17:50 Southwell

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Download The At The Races App Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Download The At The Races App Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80

Form: 2311-3 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Two wins and a close second in good-ground 2m handicap hurdles here in 2021; Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) and Exeter (2m1f, good) successes this spring speak to his versatility as a chaser, though now needs to prove a refusal to settle was more the issue than this current mark last time.

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

4th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Begin The Luck

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.

10/1

Form: 9220-4 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Worcester 2m4f maiden hurdle winner last autumn (good); not sure soft ground explains away modest chasing debut run latest (winner on it), and have to hope visor inspires more than cheekpieces did last winter.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

24th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:50 Southwell

Spanish Present

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, prominent, good jump and disputed lead 7th, led clearly before 10th, shaken up and increased tempo after 4 out, going best when pulled up quickly before 2 out, looked to go wrong

100/30

4th

5

6th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

17:40 Uttoxeter

Spanish Present

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Two good efforts in handicap hurdles in December (2m4f/2m2f); didn't run well at Sandown when cheekpieces were fitted in February but he could fare much better without them now making chase debut.

7/1

11th

4

16th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:45 Sandown

Spanish Present

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Collared in the final strides at Market Rasen (2m2f) on Boxing Day, having idled on the run-in; had wind surgery since; fitting of headgear may suit but others are more appealing.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: P756-P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Failure to jump straight has limited progress across three chase starts, but both 2021-22 handicap hurdle wins came over this trip/good ground combination and off higher marks; chance if taking to cheekpieces.

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

5th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

12:55 Cheltenham

Full Of Light

10st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Bumper/two-time hurdle winner who was a fair fourth over fences at Hereford latest, but he's miles out of the handicap here and hard to fancy.

100/1

4th

7

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Full Of Light

10st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Rob Summers

Left Nicky Henderson after two poor chase runs in May; not disgraced on any of four subsequent chase/hurdle starts for Rob Summers and continues to slip down the weights but others appeal more all the same.

10/1

Form: 15/77- D

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m4f good-ground novice hurdle winner who has had his problems, weakening out of both starts since September 2020, including February's chase debut; down 5lb but likely more rests on a third wind operation.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

24th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:50 Southwell

Balagan

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Neil King

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent before 10th, pushed along and lost position before 5 out, struggling when not fluent 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

16/1

6

21st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:35 Stratford

Balagan

11st 3lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Neil King

Very lightly raced since winning two novice hurdles in summer 2020 and was soundly beaten on chasing debut in February; had another wind op (his third) soon afterwards; current ability very hard to gauge.

16/1

7th

5

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:10 Uttoxeter

Balagan

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Neil King

Dual 2m4f hurdle winner (once here) on good ground in summer 2020; made low-key reappearance on soft ground here in November and not seen since but has slipped to a tempting mark for today's chasing debut; well worth a glance in the betting.

16/1

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