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Andy Hobbs Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5799.98
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Andy Hobbs Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1-5231 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Somewhat hit-and-miss as a chaser but made it 2-9 over fences when rallying over 3m2f here latest; up 5lb and no guarantees he'll repeat the effort but shorter trip of no concern.

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0

3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Investment Manager

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in rear throughout, jumped left 2nd, reminder with one circuit to go, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when pulled up 15th

9/2

2nd

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led at steady pace, joined 8th, headed 10th, led again 14th

5/2

2nd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, outpaced 16th, rallied after 3 out, challenging 2 out, kept on run-in

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 7-PF23 C BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Two hurdle wins and has shown enough to suggest he can make his mark as a chaser; ran very well at Worcester two starts ago but not quite so good latest; first-time cheekpieces may prove a plus and he's respected.

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2nd

1

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

Bagheera Ginge

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped left on occasions, led, bad mistake 4th, headed but prominent before 10th, led again 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on

4/1

1st

3

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Bagheera Ginge

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Reliable sort who was in good form without winning over fences this term until coming in last of four in 2m5f Stratford handicap 35 days ago; the sort to bounce back so he needs considering.

5/1

4th

3

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

17:30 Stratford

Bagheera Ginge

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, mistake 10th, headed but pressed leader 4 out

15/8

Form: 4-7422

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Often runs well, as he did when second to Dan's Chosen over C&D latest, but finds it difficult to win and record now stands at 2-27; others preferred for win purposes.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

6

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Glajou

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, headway 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in

7/2

1st

4

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Worcester

Glajou

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Often runs well but finds it difficult to win and this far seems to stretch him to the limit.

9/2

3rd

4

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Glajou

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Often runs well, as he did when second to Dan's Chosen over C&D latest, but finds it difficult to win and record now stands at 2-27; others preferred for win purposes.

5/1

Form: FP-761 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Two heavy defeats this season but bounced back to his best when beating Glajou over C&D three weeks ago, the improvement attributed to drop in trip and refitting of cheekpieces; 5lb rise might not stop him.

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1st

1

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Dans Chosen

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Out of form for much of 2023 but also won at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July and September; not disgraced when third at Exeter on latest start; has to be considered.

3/1

3rd

2

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Dans Chosen

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Very in and out but has won two of his last three starts, both of them at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good); beat only two other finishers latterly but only 1lb higher for this and will go close if continuing the good work.

4/1

1st

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Dans Chosen

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

led, ridden and headed 2 out, rallied and led again inside final 110yds, kept on

7/1

Form: -62323 C BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Two of his six chasing wins have come here but, despite running consistently this summer, has been finding it difficult to add another success; stays this trip but needs to recover his zip.

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3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:50 Exeter

Romanor

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Pushed Kauto The King close at Newton Abbot last month but hasn't been at his best this season and he finished well behind at Warwick last time; usually ridden patiently.

6/1

5th

5

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Romanor

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, held up in last, good jump and headway 12th, went third 5 out, weakened before 2 out

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £144.40
Trifecta £527.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bagheera Ginge

RP RATINGS:

Romanor

Daily Record:

Glajou

POSTDATA:

Investment Manager

WEST COUNTRY:

Bagheera Ginge

The Times:

Bagheera Ginge

Daily Mail:

Bagheera Ginge

D Express:

Bagheera Ginge

The Star:

Bagheera Ginge

Daily Mirror:

Romanor