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15:43 Newton Abbot

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William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5255.38
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50

Form: P-7614 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to his best over C&D in July but rather typical of him to run so moderately next time; very capable but always comes with risks.

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

5th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:42 Taunton

Dans Chosen

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Better known as a chaser these days, with three of his four wins in that discipline gained last year; returns to hurdling over a trip short of his best and looks vulnerable.

8/1

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

Form: -11114 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Improving chaser whose winning run came to an end in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft); however, finishing fourth was still a fine effort and the soft ground wouldn't have helped him.

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

1

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:05 Fakenham

Chief Black Robe

12st 6lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

Couldn't win a maiden point last year but subsequently ran up a four-timer in summer handicap chases for Fergal O'Brien (2m5f-3m, good); likely sharper for recent return and will appreciate any dryout.

10/1

2nd

1

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Chief Black Robe

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in last, headway and went second 13th, led 2 out, soon ridden, headed inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

4/7

4th

14

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 1

15:15 Market Rasen

Chief Black Robe

10st 9lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Much-improved 7yo who is 4-4 over fences since returned to racing under rules this season, the latest win gained fairly comfortably at Worcester (2m7f, good) 12 days ago; upped significantly in grade today but it's hard to tell when his rapid progress will level off.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 478-15 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); ended up tailed off in new cheekpieces (no tongue-tie but now reapplied) at Worcester only four days ago and now turns to blinkers which haven't done wonders for him previously.

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

0

7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Reserve Tank

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Kickstarted this season with success at Market Rasen (2m3f) in June but he's twice failed to build on it, beating only one at Newton Abbot (2m5f) last month; others are much preferred.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Reserve Tank

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter Bowen

raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second but prominent 7th, weakened before 2 out

13/2

5th

4

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Reserve Tank

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

2/1

Form: 42P4-1 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 11lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Fine servant who defied an absence to win over 3m2f here 57 days ago (good); 2lb rise is neither here nor there, though the drop back to 2m5f might be as he spends most of his time these days over much further.

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

6th

3

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Mr Mafia

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Bold-jumping front-runner who is best suited by good ground; proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when scoring at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in July, his ninth chase win, but has become very inconsistent and needs to bounce back from two poor performances.

14/1

6th

1

6th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

13:45 Fontwell

Mr Mafia

12st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, led but pestered, carried right before 12th

10/1

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Selections

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Chief Black Robe

Telegraph:

Reserve Tank

Daily Mirror:

Mr Mafia

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Chief Black Robe

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