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Love Devon Legends Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 1f 109y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Love Devon Legends Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0425-4 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Placed on four of his six hurdling starts last season and made solid start to chasing career when fourth at Warwick (2m, good) last month; remains on a the same workable mark; likely contender.

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6th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Stroll On By

11st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Comfortable win at Exeter in October on second chase start; respectable third at Kempton (2m4f, good) the following month but he was disappointing when favourite at Sedgefield (fifth of six) in January; still has potential as a chaser but he needs to kick on again after another break.

8/1

5th

1

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Stroll On By

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Comfortable win at Exeter (2m1f, good) in October on second chase start; faded into 13l third at Kempton (2m4f, good) subsequently but it was still a good run in a 0-120; runner-up in soft-ground bumper here in 2021; drops back into a 0-110 today and could be a contender.

3/1

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6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 68-114

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all three chasing attempts last season; seemingly revitalised by wind op when winning twice over hurdles in the spring (2m4f/2m5f) but returned from break with lesser effort last month and comes here with some questions to answer.

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2nd

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Sherborne

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders, disputing third with one circuit to go, headway after 4 out, led before 2 out

13/2

3rd

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Sherborne

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

pressed leaders early, prominent from 3rd, briefly led 4 out, pressed winner from 3 out, 2 lengths down when slipped last, no extra when lost second towards finish

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 14-065

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won two juvenile hurdles last summer but this year's handicap hurdle form is uninspiring and he's not bred for chasing; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces; not the most obvious answer.

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3rd

2

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Rolypolymoly

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Robbie Llewellyn

prominent

9/2

2nd

7

(5)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

12:40 Lingfield (AW)

Rolypolymoly

10st 3lb

J: Mr Michael Try

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders

33/1

5th

3

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Rolypolymoly

11st 6lb

J: Mr Sean Clarke

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Dual hurdle winner who was respectable third on chasing debut for Adam West in October; subsequently changed hands for 2,000gns; needs to prove he can handle slow ground but it will be interesting to see what his up-and-coming new trainer can do with him.

11/4

Form: P0747-

Last run: 192 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 40l in two handicap hurdles towards end of last season (2m/2m3f); needs combination of wind surgery and switch to fences to enable huge improvement here.

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10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Key Factor

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Still a maiden and has failed to improve for the switch to chasing this term, though he is seemingly thought capable of better judged on his market position in those races; 5lb out of the weights.

10/1

0

11

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Key Factor

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Modest form over hurdles and hasn't shown significant improvement in two runs over fences; others stronger.

14/1

11/2

Form: 62P152 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Belatedly gained first career win at Stratford (2m1f, good to soft) in August, keeping on well to lead close home, and his second there (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago was also a good effort; can go well again but a couple of the others in this line-up probably have more potential.

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2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

20:30 Hereford

Famoso

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

C&D winner off a 6lb lower mark in January; fair form since; goes well on this better ground and should give another good account.

7/1

5th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

Famoso

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Recorded his third chase win when scoring at Hereford (2m, good) in January and he's continued in good form with placed efforts there in his last two runs; still looks feasibly treated on his best form and he should be in the mix again.

9/1

Form: 3-9773

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles but made promising chasing debut when keeping-on third at Sedgefield (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago and is a big player if able to build on that performance.

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5th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Neigh Botha

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made too many jumping errors when beaten favourite in a chase last month but still ran well enough to suggest he's in fairly good form; switches back to hurdling on a good mark and might be the answer.

7/2

Form: 043473

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

17-race maiden who was well held when third of five on recent chasing debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) and is 1lb higher here.

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11th

13

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

19-race maiden who is 11lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.

100/1

0

8

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

18-race maiden who was soundly beaten in both chases last month (2m3f/2m1f) and is again out of the weights here.

33/1

Form: 232425

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in Ireland; 0-19 over fences there but scores good marks for his consistency this season and has conditions to suit here; can give another good account on this stable debut.

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5th

4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Berliet Express

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Ex-Irish; ran encouragingly at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) on third start for new stable; now 0-22 as a chaser but has possibilities off current mark with Brian Hughes up.

7/2

Form: -74576

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Ran quite well over hurdles in June, after a break, but suffered heavy defeats after racing too freely on last couple of outings (hurdle/chase) and is difficult to enthuse over at present.

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9th

6

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Decoration Of War

9st 0lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

Two course wins much earlier in career but latest successes came over hurdles in 2021 and out of sorts over hurdles, fences and on this track in recent starts; blinkers refitted.

40/1

12th

11

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Decoration Of War

9st 3lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

Regressive form over jumps this year and was tailed off over C&D on return to the Flat last month; others appeal more.

50/1

12

(3)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Decoration Of War

9st 4lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

Pulled up over fences at Exeter three weeks ago and hasn't raced on the Flat since October 2021; there's no obvious reason why he'll prove threatening to those with more recent Flat form; safe to look elsewhere.

50/1

Form: 7-PV46

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles in Ireland in November 2021 but very disappointing for this stable since, including two chasing attempts in the summer.

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2nd

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Richenda Ford

in touch with leaders, lost position when not fluent 10th, mistake 12th, raced in last when outpaced after 3 out

33/1

7th

15

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles in Ireland in 2021 but has struggled in low-grade handicap chases this season and is 7lb wrong here; not the obvious answer.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £133.00
Straight Forecast £142.30
Tricast £809.30
Trifecta £1134.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stroll On By

RP RATINGS:

Neigh Botha

WEST COUNTRY:

Sherborne

Daily Record:

Famoso

POSTDATA:

Neigh Botha

Telegraph:

Neigh Botha

The Times:

Stroll On By

The Guardian:

Stroll On By

D Express:

Stroll On By

Daily Mirror:

Stroll On By

The Sun:

Stroll On By

Daily Mail:

Sherborne

The Star:

Sherborne