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Betting.Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5096.16
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Betting.Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 13-211 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

All three chasing starts have come over 2m4f at Worcester, winning the latest pair; up another 8lb for most recent success and in stronger company but hard to say where improvement will peak; acts on good to soft but any easier might pose a problem.

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

7th

14

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Mole Court

10st 9lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

Very progressive 6yo who is 4-4 since fitted with cheekpieces, the latest win gained under Jack Andrews in 19-runner handicap over C&D (good) three weeks ago with two of today's rivals on his heels; unraced on ground slower than good to soft but otherwise his claims are very solid.

9/2

1st

15

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Mole Court

11st 4lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

His first chase win away from Worcester when bringing up the hat-trick (in the new cheekpieces) at Stratford in August (2m6f, good to soft); good value for his 4l defeat of an in-form rival that day and he might well improve again for this longer trip; respected.

7/1

1st

5

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:33 Stratford

Mole Court

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led narrowly or disputed lead, 3 lengths ahead after 2 out, soon pushed along, awkward jump last, soon ridden, kept on well

9/4

6/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -64131 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Now 2-3 as a chaser after last week's romp at Worcester, when he proved himself on soft ground; 7lb penalty (goes up 10lb in future) and repeat of that effort will make him hard to beat.

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

5th

4

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

Tiger Orchid

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in rear, headway 7th

12/1

3rd

4

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Tiger Orchid

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Took form to whole new level when winning easily at Worcester (2m7f, soft) in July and both subsequent runs were pefectly respectable; this will probably be the slowest ground he has encountered but he has a fighting chance if he handles it.

7/1

Form: 2-1126 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Wins at Fontwell and Cartmel in May but tailed off at the latter track recently, when clearly unsuited by heavy ground; conditions unlikely to be as testing here and has run well on good to soft; considered.

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

5th

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Post No Bills

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Front-runner who won three good-ground chases in early part of this season (2m1f-2m5f); returned from break with 54l defeat on soft ground last month and conditions may not improve quickly enough for him today.

8/1

4th

1

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Post No Bills

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won three handicap chases from 2m1f to 2m5f on good ground last year, going up 14lb; returns after a break on a career-high mark on ground that is probably not ideal for him (runner-up when favourite the last time he ran on soft).

7/2

3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Post No Bills

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

led, not fluent 2nd, soon clear

3/1

Form: 14-142 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Kempton winner on chasing debut in May and ran perfectly well when second to a progressive rival at Market Rasen last month; decent claims on form but ease in the ground will count against him.

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

4th

1

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Hidden Depths

9st 13lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

dwelt start, in rear

12/1

4th

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Hidden Depths

12st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

5/2

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Sedgefield

Hidden Depths

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/P-F3

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Two satisfactory chasing efforts earlier in the summer but probably needs to better those to win this; still 6lb above highest winning mark over hurdles; yard in form but wind surgery needs to give this one a boost.

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

0

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Inishbiggle

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Won three over hurdles but he's 0-7 as a chaser and inconsistent; ran two fair races before finishing a remote fifth over C&D last month; wouldn't be the percentage call.

12/1

5th

5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Inishbiggle

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Three hurdle wins but failed to finish three of his first four attempts over fences; better in cheekpieces the last twice, coming third over C&D a month ago; still looks vulnerable.

10/1

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Straight Forecast £60.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tiger Orchid

WEST COUNTRY:

Mole Court

TOPSPEED:

Hidden Depths

The Guardian:

Mole Court

Daily Mail:

Mole Court

Daily Record:

Mole Court

RP RATINGS:

Tiger Orchid

Telegraph:

Tiger Orchid

D Express:

Tiger Orchid

Daily Mirror:

Tiger Orchid

The Sun:

Tiger Orchid

The Star:

Tiger Orchid

POSTDATA:

Hidden Depths

The Times:

Hidden Depths