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14:55 Newton Abbot

Soft

Racing Partnership Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5799.98
  • 3m 1f 170y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Racing Partnership Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: P/696-

Last run: 191 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Looked a handicap hurdler going places when successful twice around 3m (good to soft/soft) in cheekpieces towards the end of 2021; that makes his subsequent exploits a little disappointing but it's of some interest that a top yard has stuck with him; now tries chasing back from 191 days off (won point at start of career).

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

2

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Take Your Time

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago when trainer's rep said he may have been unsuited by the ground; had previously won his first two chase starts (3m2f/3m1f, heavy) and he could get back on track with a big performance now back on a deeper surface.

9/2

4

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Take Your Time

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lost his way over hurdles but firmly back on track to win both his chases (heavy), only narrowly at Newton Abbot (3m2f) but then comfortably here; the latter race hasn't worked out that well and he's 8lb higher now, but there could yet be more to come from this lightly raced 9yo.

2/1

1st

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Take Your Time

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leaders, led before 2 out (usual 3 out), went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 231122 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Dual handicap chase winner on good ground here this summer but latest C&D second on soft shows he's equally at home in the mud; could have fitness edge on the others (and has a chase experience edge on most) in this line-up; another bold show likely.

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0

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

2nd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

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11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

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

9/2

Form: 4U411-

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a pair of Chepstow handicap chase successes around 3m on soft; big player if resuming in similar form.

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

3rd

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

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11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 2nd, headway 9th

13/2

Form: 3/32-1

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Ready winner on his Ffos Las handicap hurdle debut (3m, soft) for Victor Dartnall in April, and the runner-up Karavomylos boosted the form when landing a couple of handicaps over the summer; new trainer David Pipe wastes no time switching him to fences and he's a very interesting runner, particularly if backed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Back Yourself

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

raced lazily at times, didn't jump with fluency, raced in fourth, jumped slightly left 3rd, went third before 10th, steadied 13th, lost third before 4 out

4/1

1st

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Back Yourself

11st 1lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Showed promise in a Ballinrobe bumper nearly two years ago; placed, but finished remote, in novice/maiden hurdles for new yard back from absence; this level should prove more suitable.

11/2

2nd

2

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Back Yourself

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

midfield

14/1

Form: B181-5 D

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Came good for Neil Mulholland with two 3m1f wins at Plumpton (good/soft) last season; off since a below-form fifth at Worcester (2m7f) in May; switches to fences for the first time.

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

5th

13

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Crossing The Bar

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his five runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last three.

33/1

9th

7

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Crossing The Bar

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his four runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last two of those.

16/1

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