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15:45 Newton Abbot

Soft

Weatherbys Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6889.18
  • 3m 1f 170y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1P34-1 D

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Became very inconsistent last season but produced a good performance to win from the front at Ludlow (3m1f, good to soft) in May and a subsequent 5lb rise ought to be manageable if all goes well here.

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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

1st

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, left in lead 2nd, clear before 8th, increased tempo and went well clear before 3 out, hit 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased inside final 110yds

7/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 523112 CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner on good ground this summer (3m2f/2m5f); raced rather lazily when second of four here (2m5f, good to soft) last month but still ran well, and won't mind if the ground remains soft today.

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3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

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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

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12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

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

5/2

Form: 32737-

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler who took fairly well to chasing last season (albeit without winning); not seen since below-par hurdle run in April but won't mind what the weather does and begins new campaign on a good mark.

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1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Bells Of Peterboro

11st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Acts on heavy; form dipped at Bangor last time; well suited by Chepstow and gained his sole chase win, albeit somewhat fortuitously, over this C&D (off 2lb lower in January); return to this track is a plus.

8/1

5th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Bells Of Peterboro

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Looked in excellent nick when winning by 29l at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in January and has since been placed off today's mark over hurdles there; enters calculations.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Bells Of Peterboro

10st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Dual C&D winner over hurdles (2021); this season didn't go well, including over C&D two starts back, before he surged back to his best with a chase win on heavy ground at this track one month ago; that puts him back into serious calculations.

7/1

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Form: 611742 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who gained one of his six chase wins over this C&D; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but ran well when clear second to a handicap blot over hurdles here (3m2f, good to soft) three weeks ago and features prominently in calculations.

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Form: 76P-54 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner on ground ranging from good to heavy; well beaten on stable debut in August and just a respectable fourth of five at Worcester (2m7f, good) ten days later; needs to up his game.

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8

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Favori De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 10th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up 4 out

16/1

Form: 0P300-

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Very useful novice chaser during 2021-22 season; not much went to plan last season but he faced some very tough assignments; in much calmer waters today and, from a very attractive mark, this could be the ideal opportunity for him to get his career back on track.

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3rd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:25 Haydock

Fantastikas

11st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well handicapped on peak form and ran his best race for a while when second of seven over 3m1f at Ludlow (soft) 24 days ago; has won on heavy and James Turner takes 7lb off, so there are reasons to be positive; also declared for 2.25 Newbury but this is his first preference.

4/1

4

6th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Fantastikas

11st 7lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Often highly tried since showing smart form as a novice in the 2021-22 season; a further two-month break since seemingly needing the run at Newton Abbot is a concern but he's very well handicapped even without taking into account James Turner's claim.

4/1

Form: 1235P- D

Last run: 157 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Veteran stayer; not seen since running poorly in Highland National at Perth in April but his close fifth of 20 at Cheltenham (3m4f, good) earlier that month was a good effort; versatile regarding ground and not out of this if fully tuned up.

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3

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Dennis

Good stalwart over the years, with nine wins on his CV; inconsistent nowadays and no longer the force of old but will be suited by today's trip/ground; no surprise if he goes well for Harry Cobden.

10/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

Did win earlier this season but this 12yo is not as good as he was and has become hard to predict; ran poorly last time.

25/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

held up in rear, raced wide and in touch with leaders after 5th, dropped to last 7th, detached and reminder after 10th, pulled up before 16th

9/1

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Exacta £195.00
Straight Forecast £256.90
Trifecta £795.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

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RP RATINGS:

Jet Plane

SPOTLIGHT:

Fantastikas

The Guardian:

Tommie Beau

Daily Mail:

Jet Plane

D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

Jet Plane

The Star:

Fantastikas

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