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Good To Soft

2023 Thoroughbred Census Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9241.75
  • 2m 3f 166y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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2023 Thoroughbred Census Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3PP5-F D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Impressed on hurdling debut at Worcester (2m4f, soft) last October and was creditable third in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) just after Christmas; lost his way afterwards and fell on recent seasonal/chase debut but still has plenty of time to get career back on track.

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

6th

2

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Idalko Bihoue

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Can lead; usually highly tried after impressive 2m4f hurdle debut win on soft last autumn; took a crashing fall on chase debut in October but no adverse effects three weeks later at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) where he had the race in safe keeping from some way out; up 8lb but future looks bright.

7/2

1st

7

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Idalko Bihoue

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Impressed on hurdling debut at Worcester (2m4f, soft) last October and was creditable third in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) just after Christmas; lost his way afterwards and fell on recent seasonal/chase debut but still has plenty of time to get career back on track.

6/1

0

3

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Warwick

Idalko Bihoue

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led

9/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -441P2 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over fences at 21st attempt, beating Mr Saxobeat in Tipperary novice (2m3f, good to yielding) in July; ran well in defeat last month and also has form over this C&D but takes on some rivals with significant potential today.

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

8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good effort over 2m4f on the Old course here last winter but still met with defeat; almost no leeway in the weights since and not very tempting with a strike-rate of 1-26 over fences, having been well held behind Ginny's Destiny here in November and fallen on this course since (tough task).

16/1

0

12

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

No ground worries; just one win from his 25 chase starts but that came in July and he's been placed in his three races this autumn; the last two were over 2m4f at this track but this is a much better race and he's 7lb out of the handicap, so faces a stiff task.

20/1

3rd

4

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Just one win from his 24 chase starts but that came in July and he's been a good second in handicaps the last twice at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) and over C&D (good); bumped into unexposed winner last time and there's every chance he'll be bang there.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 85-111 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Had very mixed record over hurdles last season but is 3-3 this term, the latest win gained by 10l in Newton Abbot novice (2m2f, good to soft) last month; incurred very stern 13lb rise for that, though, and makes chasing debut in a strong race.

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

7th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

12:30 Newbury

Way Out

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly 5th, headed 4 out

15/2

3rd

6

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Way Out

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Syd Hosie

Won his last three races as a hurdler (2m2f-2m5f) and under a positive ride he was a credible third on his switch to fences in a recent handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good); unwise to underestimate.

8/1

3rd

5

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Way Out

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Had very mixed record over hurdles last season but is 3-3 this term, the latest win gained by 10l in Newton Abbot novice (2m2f, good to soft) last month; incurred very stern 13lb rise for that, though, and makes chasing debut in a strong race.

12/1

Form: 11P20- D

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Comfortably won a maiden point in spring 2022 and quickly developed into a useful novice hurdler towards the end of last year; safely held when upped to 3m for hot handicap hurdle at Aintree in April but remains a good chasing prospect for the season ahead.

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

5th

1

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Market Rasen

Moon Hunter

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Winning pointer (3m, good) who won his first two starts over hurdles in 2022 (both over 2m3f on good ground); decent fourth on chase debut over 2m4f at Cheltenham in October (good) but lesser run at Exeter last time (3m, good to soft); has potential but soft ground not ideal and best rules form is over shorter.

7/2

Form: 2114- D

Last run: 216 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner who was 2-4 over hurdles last season; rather disappointing when well-held fourth on handicap debut in March but remains open to considerable improvement over fences this term.

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

10

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Atlanta Brave

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Point/hurdles winner who still has low mileage and time on his side; ran well at Exeter (3m, good to soft; second chase attempt) most recently, while shaping as if he'll be suited by this longer trip; acts on soft; looks the type to improve further; strong contender off unaltered mark.

9/2

2nd

5

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Atlanta Brave

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Irish point winner who was 2-4 over hurdles last season (won at up to 2m6f); did not live up to his market billing in handicaps at Newbury (2m3f hurdle race) in March or Cheltenham (2m4f chase) one month ago, so needs to raise his game, but these are early days and this longer trip is plausible.

6/1

5th

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Atlanta Brave

10st 13lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Irish point winner who was 2-4 over hurdles last season; rather disappointing when well-held fourth on handicap debut in March but remains open to considerable improvement over fences this term.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 331P2- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Dual novice hurdle winner last season (2m5f/3m) and placed in Doncaster Grade 2 (3m, good) in between; probably bumped into a very good one when second in Perth Listed race in April, and his handicap mark ought to be workable on this chasing debut.

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

6th

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Hurricane Bay

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Dual novice hurdle winner last season (2m5f/3m) and placed in Doncaster Grade 2 (3m, good) in between; probably bumped into a very good one when second in Perth Listed race in April, and his handicap mark ought to be workable on this chasing debut.

8/1

2nd

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

15:00 Perth

Hurricane Bay

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

led but pestered, joined 8th, led again after 3 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no extra run-in

4/1

Form: /4123-

Last run: 260 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Created good impression when winning Warwick novice hurdle (2m5f, soft) for Tom Lacey last November and was subsequently second in a Grade 2 over that C&D (heavy); not seen since running as though something was amiss in February but it will be very interesting to see what Paul Nicholls can do with him over fences.

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

1st

1

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Ginnys Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Talented hurdler who is making a better chaser; said to have improved a lot at home after winning a novice handicap on the Old course here in November and gave another bold display from the front in a novice chase on this course in December (both 2m4f on soft) when he didn't face a serious challenge after the runner-up's bad mistake two out; 14lb higher than previous handicap win but has more to give.

3/1

1st

2

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Ginnys Destiny

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

made virtually all, led narrowly from 10th, briefly headed 11th

9/2

1st

2

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Ginnys Destiny

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped well, made all

11/4

Form: -77213 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Made rather shaky start to chasing career this season but jumped well before winning Wexford handicap (2m3f, yielding) quite comfortably last month; not discredited on heavy ground at Roscommon since but will need to improve again to land this prize.

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

8th

11

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Downtown Queen

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made rather shaky start to chasing career this season but jumped well before winning Wexford handicap (2m3f, yielding) quite comfortably last month; not discredited on heavy ground at Roscommon since but will need to improve again to land this prize.

10/1

3rd

2

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 5f 63y

17:05 Roscommon

Downtown Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced wide, soon pressed leader, briefly led after 5th, disputed lead after 8th, not fluent 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, no extra after 2 out

3/1

1st

1

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Downtown Queen

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped well, prominent, led before 3rd, faced challenge but going best before 2 out, not fluent last, ridden briefly and ran on run-in, comfortably

11/4

Form: -12U23 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won four-runner beginners' chase at Clonmel (2m4f, good) on chasing debut in June and has remained in good form since, perhaps most notably when second in Listed handicap at Killarney (2m5f, yielding to soft) in August; should give another good account here but others appeal more.

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

5th

5

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Thomas Gibney

He was running well in third (just behind runner-up Railway Hurricane) when slipping and almost falling at the final fence over C&D last month (good; pulled up); also effective on soft ground; might not be far away.

10/1

0

6

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Won four-runner beginners' chase at Clonmel (2m4f, good) on chasing debut in June and has remained in good form since, perhaps most notably when second in Listed handicap at Killarney (2m5f, yielding to soft) in August; should give another good account here but others appeal more.

14/1

3rd

3

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Mr Saxobeat

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Couldn't win a hurdle but fair start over fences this summer; after winning at Clonmel, had Sphagnum well behind when second in Tipperary novice and likewise The Little Yank was well in arrears when he was second in 2m5f Killarney handicap; handled yielding/soft last time, trainer says he ideally wants it good.

2/1

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Non-runners

Passing Well, Latino Fling

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £429.00
Straight Forecast £457.30
Tricast £2964.10
Trifecta £2291.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Idalko Bihoue

LAMBOURN:

Passing Well

TOPSPEED:

Railway Hurricane

D Express:

Atlanta Brave

SPOTLIGHT:

Moon Hunter

Telegraph:

Way Out

POSTDATA:

Mr Saxobeat

Daily Mail:

Latino Fling

The Star:

Idalko Bihoue

The Sun:

Passing Well

Daily Record:

Railway Hurricane