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Betway ‘Future Stars’ Silver Bowl Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £21784
  • 3m 0f 54y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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Betway ‘Future Stars’ Silver Bowl Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1214- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer; only his third run over hurdles when a battling winner of the Grade 1 3m Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival (soft) and he backed that up with a close fourth at Aintree where the sharper track perhaps didn't play to his strengths; reportedly schooled very well over fences at home and the sky looks the limit.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Stay Away Fay

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on soft; a leading staying novice hurdler last term and the same as a novice chaser this season, although he did not show it with first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham Festival last month (scoped dirty); tops the weights after his Graded events but a win today is not entirely ruled out, as it's long appeared that an outright test of stamina would suit him well.

14/1

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Stay Away Fay

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won last year's Albert Bartlett and has developed as expected switched to fences this season; won at Exeter and Sandown (3m Grade 2, soft) before third in Cotswold Chase here (3m1f, good to soft) against more experienced sorts; fast finish that day would not have suited and cheekpieces go on now; the one to beat if stamina comes into play, as it often does in this race.

5/2

3rd

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Stay Away Fay

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Up-and-coming stayer who won last season's Albert Bartlett (Grade 1) at the Cheltenham Festival; 2-2 since switched to chasing, making all in Grade 2 at Sandown (3m, soft) latest; brings plenty of potential to open company and bids to cement his claims for the Brown Advisory (Grade 1 novice here in March); respected.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 22282- D

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Rated lower than the best of these over hurdles and had the most number of runs, winning three of his 12 starts; still performed to a decidedly smart level, and 3m on soft ground seems to suit him well; bred to make a chaser.

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2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

The Changing Man

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive hurdle form last season included a course win on soft (unraced on heavy); excellent second to class act Stay Away Fay on chase debut at Exeter in November (3m, good to soft) but he's finished well beaten in his final two runs, latterly when favourite for his handicap debut in this discipline; did make a bad mistake four out that day and, if avoiding a similar mishap here, he has the class to be very competitive.

7/1

4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

towards rear, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 14th, recovered and steady headway before 4 out, ridden 3 out, outpaced 2 out, jumped left and weakened last

5/2

4th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:24 Warwick

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive in 3m handicap hurdles last season (including on soft) and took his form to a new level when second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November on chase debut, 1l ahead of Grey Dawning who has improved since; unseated six out in Grade 2 at Sandown latest; needs to resume improvement in a major way if he's to beat the best of these.

6/1

Form: 2111F- C

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Won a gruelling Grade 2 at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) to bring up his hat-trick over hurdles last season and he was 5-1 for the Grade 1 at Aintree in which 4-1 chance Stay Away Fay finished fourth, only to fall mid-race; a promising chaser in the making and his stable has a good record in this novice.

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3rd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Grey Dawning

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Acts on heavy going; unlucky second to Ginny's Destiny at Cheltenham in December (might have won but for a bad error two out) and turned the tables in the Turners there four weeks ago, beating that opponent by 2l; suited by the stiff 2m4f on both occasions and in between he won over 3m (Grade 2); not obviously crying out for this return to a sharper 2m4f, regardless of ground, but otherwise has the best claims on form and is still improving.

10/11

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Grey Dawning

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has raced only on ground softer than good; close second to Ginny's Destiny, who received 3lb, in Cheltenham contest (2m4f) in December and might have won but for making a bad mistake two out; that very good effort is flanked by two easy wins, latest in Grade 2 at Warwick (3m; jumped left at last two fences) where he beat a very useful mare by 14l; bypassed the Brown Advisory on Wednesday to go for this option; leading player.

9/4

1st

2

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:24 Warwick

Grey Dawning

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won the 2m5f Grade 2 novice hurdle on heavy ground at this meeting last year; ran away with a graduation chase at Haydock (2m5f, soft) on second start over fences and may well have added a good novice chase at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) four weeks ago but for getting the second last all wrong, as he closed all the way to the line thereafter; has a bit more to prove at 3m (third attempt) but an exciting prospect.

9/4

Form: 1

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat a multiple point winner by some 9l in a maiden hunter chase at Down Royal in May (2m7f, yielding), in the process producing a useful RPR of 128; later bought for £90,000; faces some class acts here on British debut but he's clearly quite smart.

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0

8

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Ballydesmond

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

Successful in point and hunter chase in Ireland; beaten long way when facing tough task in high-quality novice event at Exeter (3m) for new stable; had wind surgery since; open to progress in handicaps and looks one to consider.

14/1

4th

1

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

14:55 Exeter

Ballydesmond

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Beat a multiple point winner by some 9l in a maiden hunter chase at Down Royal in May (2m7f, yielding), in the process producing a useful RPR of 128; later bought for £90,000; faces some class acts here on British debut but he's clearly quite smart.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 512-

Last run: 234 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Inferior hurdle form to some of today's rivals but he only had three races and, after winning at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft), he met a good one at Wetherby; impressed in winning his only point (3m, yielding to soft) and brings plenty of potential into his chasing career.

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2

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Hurricane Highway

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

He could do with cutting out the mistakes but he was a promising third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December on his second chase start then kept on for second behind easy winner Top Of The Bill over this C&D (good to soft); the return to testing ground could be a positive and he's respected.

11/4

2nd

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

Hurricane Highway

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

raced wide, in touch with leaders, slow jump and dropped to rear 3rd, headway on outer 10th

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £60.00
Straight Forecast £67.40
Trifecta £100.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stay Away Fay

POSTDATA:

Ballydesmond

The Star:

Hurricane Highway

The Guardian:

Grey Dawning

WEST COUNTRY:

Stay Away Fay

The Times:

Stay Away Fay

Telegraph:

Stay Away Fay

Daily Mail:

Stay Away Fay

D Express:

Stay Away Fay

Daily Mirror:

Stay Away Fay

The Sun:

Stay Away Fay

Daily Record:

Stay Away Fay

LAMBOURN:

Ballydesmond