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12:20 Ascot

Good To Soft

Royal Ascot Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10377.16
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 3
  • 3 runners
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Royal Ascot Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1/3 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80

Form: 111P-1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Failed to shine in his two Graded races but has otherwise swept almost all before him; back from wind surgery when taking a seven-runner novice handicap at Chepstow (3m, good to soft) without much fuss six weeks ago on chase/seasonal debut; 8lb higher today but has potential and faces only two rivals, who are out of the handicap proper.

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

4th

2

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Chianti Classico

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Acts on any going; progressive in handicap chases this season, producing form figures of 1121; much too good for his rivals in the Ultima at Cheltenham (3m1f) most recently, having travelled like a classy horse through the race; well worth his place in this field and warrants respect.

7/2

1st

17

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Chianti Classico

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Pulled up in the Albert Bartlett last March but 3-3 over hurdles previously; has put those exploits in the shade since going handicap chasing this season, measuring his fences well when winning at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) and Ascot (3m, good) before doing well at the weights against a useful sort over 3m at Kempton last month; can advance further with this stiffer test and he looks a likely type for this race.

7/1

2nd

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Chianti Classico

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kim Bailey

Justified favouritism in three-runner race at Ascot (3m, good) seven weeks ago, taking chase record to 2-2 and overall strike-rate to 7-10; now 1lb higher in a stronger contest but he's progressive and again commands respect.

9/4

Form: 2-1126 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Trained by Oliver Sherwood when the switch to handicaps and cheekpieces over hurdles in May brought two wins and a second, all at about 3m/3m1f on good; tailed-off favourite, however, on chase debut in a novice handicap at Newbury (good to soft) 16 days ago; 2lb out of the handicap.

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

3rd

7

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:15 Doncaster

Scrum Diddly

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Dual 3m hurdle winner; made a bad mistake before finishing tailed off on chase debut at Newbury but pushed a progressive rival all the way at Ascot (3m, good) where his jumping stood the test; 2lb lower for this having been out of the weights last time; good ground has looked ideal so far.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 254-42

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

4lb out of the handicap; still well treated if judged on this two seconds (2m at Carlisle and Hereford) late last year but he's not been so hot in his four starts since and was easily beaten 10l at Ludlow (2m4f) latest; has been over almost 2m5f but never beyond that, which adds to the doubts.

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

7

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Llandinabo Lad

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Tom Symonds

Not firing on all cylinders over fences this season and now reverts to hurdling for first time since March 2022; given very good chance by the handicapper and has conditions to suit but needs 119-day break to have done him good.

10/1

3rd

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

12:20 Ascot

Llandinabo Lad

10st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

jumped slightly left throughout, led, pressed leaders when headed 16th, weakened before 2 out

8/1

2nd

4

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Llandinabo Lad

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Plenty of chasing experience, some of it in good company, but didn't really improve last season; well beaten on return a month ago and beginning to look a shade frustrating; still hard to rule out.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £22.00
Straight Forecast £27.20
Trifecta £13.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chianti Classico

LAMBOURN:

Scrum Diddly

TOPSPEED:

Llandinabo Lad

RP RATINGS:

Chianti Classico

POSTDATA:

Chianti Classico

WEST COUNTRY:

Chianti Classico

The Times:

Chianti Classico

Telegraph:

Chianti Classico

The Guardian:

Chianti Classico

Daily Mail:

Chianti Classico

D Express:

Chianti Classico

Daily Mirror:

Chianti Classico

The Sun:

Chianti Classico

The Star:

Chianti Classico

Daily Record:

Chianti Classico