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14:40 Newton Abbot

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Mary Hooper Retiring After 50 Years Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7433.78
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 3
  • 3 runners
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Mary Hooper Retiring After 50 Years Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.62

Form: 115/31 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Well beaten by today's two rivals at Warwick in May, on chasing debut after long absence; different story at Hexham 12 days ago, making most and disposing the opposition with disdain (three ran); 7lb penalty (only 4lb higher from tomorrow) and strong claims.

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

1st

2

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 3

15:40 Stratford

Guinness Affair

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

pushed along early, pressed leader, led after 1st, ridden when faced challenge after last, kept on well towards finish, gamely

15/8

1st

1

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

14:45 Market Rasen

Guinness Affair

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Jamie Snowden

Bumper and two-time novice hurdle winner who has won three-runner novice handicap chases the last twice (1m7f/2m, good); showed promise in soft-ground bumper on debut on sole encounter with a slow surface; this lightly raced 7yo could continue to improve and he's a strong contender.

10/11

1st

2

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:40 Newton Abbot

Guinness Affair

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

pressed leader, disputed lead 3rd, raced in second from 6th, jumped slightly left and not fluent 8th, pushed along from 9th, ridden after 3 out, switched right approaching last, led run-in, kept on well

4/5

Form: P-P214 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Beat today's two rivals at Warwick in May (made all) on final start for Paul Nicholls; sold for £22,000 soon after; different tactics when well held at Aintree on stable debut three weeks ago; capable of better.

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

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

OUR TIP

Form: 52P-21 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Had proved rather disappointing over fences but gained first win at 12th attempt when beating three rivals at Worcester last week (in hood for the first time); 7lb penalty and only goes up 4lb in future but could improve now that he has tasted success as a chaser.

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

7th

5

(4)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Stepney Causeway

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Anthony Charlton

Won twice over fences last summer, but held on his return to the Flat after 193 days off here (1m4f) 11 days ago; may have needed it, but still has enough to prove.

33/1

6th

8

(3)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Stepney Causeway

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Anthony Charlton

Useful jumper who won 2m handicap chases at Worcester and Newton Abbot last summer; well beaten in an AW Flat handicap at the start of 2023 but he was quite useful in this sphere at the start of his career, including an AW novice win; possible he'll be using this a prep for a return to jumps but betting perhaps the best guide to expectations.

33/1

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

16:52 Newton Abbot

Stepney Causeway

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Took a while to open his account over fences but has bagged two four-runner chases this summer, latterly over C&D (good) 11 days ago despite almost refusing to race and giving the others a big headstart; not without risk, but a 1lb rise ought to be manageable if he gets away on terms today.

2/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Guinness Affair

TOPSPEED:

Magistrato

Telegraph:

Stepney Causeway

The Sun:

Magistrato

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