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Marion Wright Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4568.06
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Marion Wright Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 22/24U BF

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Returned from long absence with very encouraging hurdle run in May (2m, good to soft) and ran well for long way before weakening into fourth on chasing debut at Cartmel (2m1f, good) later that month; didn't get far at Worcester on Thursday (first run after wind op) but remains very much of interest.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Gold Link

12st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear

9/2

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Gold Link

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Emma Lavelle

Stablemate of Sam Barton; suited by good ground; got up in the final strides at Huntingdon (2m4f) in October when last seen, shaping as if this longer trip will suit; consistent and likely to go well.

5/1

1st

1

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

16:25 Huntingdon

Gold Link

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, going easily before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, pushed along and still plenty to do approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, led final strides

2/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 1114- D

Last run: 267 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Flat and dual hurdle winner last September/October but out of form on the Flat in recent months and not bred for chasing; seems best on good or faster ground; others have much less to prove.

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4th

7

(8)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Sophosc

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Five wins under both codes last year but he's been generally disappointing in 2023; his best effort this year was a second over fences in July but he was tailed off at Wolverhampton (1m6f) last week and others are preferred.

25/1

10th

9

(11)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 3

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sophosc

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ian Williams

Back to form when second in a Stratford handicap chase in July; three heavy defeats on the Flat this season and risky but stepping back up in distance could help.

20/1

2nd

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:22 Stratford

Sophosc

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Flat and dual hurdle winner last September/October but out of form on the Flat in recent months and not bred for chasing; seems best on good or faster ground; others have much less to prove.

14/1

6/1

Form: 4-411F C

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences with two good-ground wins in June (2m/2m1f) and was in front when falling at ninth fence in recent C&D event won by Opening Bid; evidently in good nick but probably needs the rain to stay away; 1lb wrong.

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3rd

4

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Go Fox

10st 13lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

in rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 10th, disputed lead before 3 out, lost position 2 out

8/1

5th

8

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:20 Catterick

Go Fox

10st 7lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

Inconsistent in recent years but won two chases on good ground in early part of this season and ran big race from the front when clear second at Fakenham (2m, soft) 11 days ago; no surprise if he gives this a good shot.

8/1

7/2

Form: 311-32 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles and fences in April (2m5f/2m4f, good to soft) and posted career-best performance when close second in Bangor chase (2m4f, good) last month; genuine soft ground would be a worry but he goes very well for Beau Morgan and is a likely contender.

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4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Norley

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

prominent, pulled up last

16/1

4th

5

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Norley

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

held up in rear, mistake 2nd

16/1

8th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Norley

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, led, headed but pressed leader before 2nd

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32-111 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Resurgent 8yo who has won three good-ground chases in a row since May, the latest by 12l over C&D; another 9lb higher today but commands respect in current mood; handles good to soft ground; not yet proven on soft.

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7th

12

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Opening Bid

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

raced in second

14/1

4th

5

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Opening Bid

11st 1lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Good strike-rate of 5-13 over fences and both the ground (good to soft) and company (Grade 2) were excuses when pulled up at Wincanton in November; a prolific run during the last 12 months has seen his mark rise and he'll need to be right on the ball back from his break after a wind op.

8/1

Form: -P2142

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Made all in three-runner Warwick chase (2m, good) for Paul Nicholls in May and both subsequent runs for new stable were very respectable but he has a few quirks and others in this line-up are more persuasive; all his best British form is on good ground but he was placed on very soft in France.

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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: 44PP-6

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler in his prime but generally very disappointing over fences since joining current yard last year; tailed off behind Opening Bid on latest start in May and effectively 15lb higher from out of the weights here.

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0

7

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:22 Stratford

Tremwedge

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

Useful hurdler in his prime but generally very disappointing over fences since joining current yard last year; tailed off behind Opening Bid on latest start in May and effectively 15lb higher from out of the weights here.

66/1

6th

6

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Tremwedge

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

Useful hurdler in his prime but generally very disappointing over fences since switching to current stable last year; pulled up on latest start in January; tongue-tie removed after one use; not the obvious answer.

33/1

7

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:10 Hereford

Tremwedge

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Rob Summers

Placed several times over hurdles, including at Graded level, for previous yards; nowhere near that form since joining current stable and switching to fences; fitting of tongue-tie needs to have major effect.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £527.00
Straight Forecast £423.40
Trifecta £3007.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Norley

The Times:

Opening Bid

RP RATINGS:

Magistrato

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Link

TOPSPEED:

Magistrato

WEST COUNTRY:

Norley

D Express:

Norley

Daily Mirror:

Norley

The Sun:

Norley

Daily Record:

Norley

Telegraph:

Opening Bid

The Star:

Opening Bid