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13:40 Newton Abbot

Soft

Talk Tidy Marketing Intermediate Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £12253.5
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 2
  • 3 runners
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Talk Tidy Marketing Intermediate Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80

Form: 51212- D

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Progressed well in his first season over fences, bolting up in Kempton handicap (2m4f, soft) in March and the nearest pursuer to the odds-on Gerri Colombe in Grade 1 novice at Aintree the following month; subsequently had a breathing operation; sets the standard on chasing form and his stable has won the last two runnings of this race.

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

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Complete Unknown

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Highly progressive as a novice chaser last season, ending with an easy handicap win at Kempton (2m4f, soft) and staying-on second in Grade 1 novice at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft); won an intermediate chase on return but made a backward step when favourite for top 3m2f handicap at Newbury on latest outing; of major interest if that can be forgiven.

8/1

10th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Complete Unknown

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

towards rear, hampered 1st

7/1

1st

2

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 2

13:40 Newton Abbot

Complete Unknown

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second early, led 2nd, increased tempo 10th, pecked on landing 12th, going best when good jump 4 out, went clear 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

4/6

15/8

Form: /824-5 C

Last run: 159 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Went into his summer break on the back of a below-par performance in France, but his two runs before that, in competitive handicap hurdles at Cheltenham (including the Martin Pipe at the Festival), were excellent; he's a half-brother to the high-class staying chaser Stattler, and if he adapts well to fences he could take some beating in receipt of weight.

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

6th

4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Might I

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Mixed fortunes over fences this season and needs to jump better than in the Coral Cup last month when back over hurdles; however, in the circumstances (particularly a very bad mid-race blunder) he did pretty well to finish 13th and he's now 5lb lower than when a good fourth in the Martin Pipe (2m4f, soft) last March; ran a big race on sole visit here; cheekpieces (worn on last three starts) are left off; capable of playing a leading role.

16/1

13th

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Might I

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Fourth in the Martin Pipe here (2m4f, soft) one year ago off 3lb higher; his jumping has not been so convincing switched to fences this term but he's still looked in form; strong-travelling sort who should get into serious contention on this return to hurdling.

14/1

3rd

4

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 175y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Might I

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

raced in third and in touch with leaders, hit 4 out, hit 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 4/1PP- D

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 8yo; made a successful chase debut in small field at Haydock (2m5f, soft) last November but pulled up both starts afterwards, bleeding from the nose on first occasion; now returns from wind surgery; first time out could be the time to catch him, but he has to concede weight to two smart rivals.

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

2nd

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Ballygrifincottage

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Failed to beat a rival in four runs in 2023 but showed signs of a revival when 7l fifth of nine at Ascot (3m, good to soft; 25-1) three weeks ago; dropped another 2lb and not without a chance if building on that.

5/1

5th

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Ballygrifincottage

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £20.00
Straight Forecast £23.70
Trifecta £23.00

Selections

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SPOTLIGHT:

Might I

Telegraph:

Ballygrifincottage

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Might I

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