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12:40 Newbury

Good To Soft

Coral Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (For The Fulke Walwyn Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10926.3
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Coral Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (For The Fulke Walwyn Trophy) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2308-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Rallied well to win at Aintree (2m, soft; first two clear) last month on chase/seasonal debut and the form has a very solid look to it; should improve further over fences and warrants respect up 7lb.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Djelo

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won his first three over fences, including a narrow defeat of Master Chewy on similar terms around here (soft) and later a Grade 2 at Ascot (2m3f); although placed since in 2m4f Grade 1s, he couldn't lay a glove on Nickle Back at Sandown, nor the front two in the Turners at Cheltenham; won't mind returning to 2m and, with course form, he has each-way claims.

12/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Djelo

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Seems to handle any ground; early faller, having been badly hampered, on penultimate outing; ran creditably, albeit without ever threatening the all-the-way winner, in Grade 1 at Sandown (2m4f) latest when taking form figures in completed chase starts to 1112; Grade 2 winner in December; proving useful over fences but needs further progress in this field.

20/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:35 Sandown

Djelo

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, mistake 12th, went third but still plenty to do before 3 out, no impression when left in second 2 out, kept on from last, no match for winner

4/1

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2/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 12P2- D

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Struggled in the Ballymore but has a solid record (point/hurdles) otherwise and retains low mileage; won his only attempt at about 2m and should do better still; big player on chase/handicap debut.

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1

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Persian Time

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Stable form is a concern and he was pulled up at Cheltenham (2m4f, good to soft) last time out; however, he lost his right-hind shoe and the form of his win at Ascot (2m1f, good to soft) in December has been franked by the runner-up; not written off.

10/1

0

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Persian Time

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced over hurdles after successful debut; up against it on handicap/chase debut at Newbury (2m, good to soft) against one who was ahead of his mark and he hadn't entirely shot his bolt when inheriting an Ascot race two out last month; can improve but perhaps lacks the verve at his fences of a couple of these runners and stamina could be an issue at 2m4f.

9/1

Form: 3124-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner; weakened into well-held fifth at Kempton (2m4f, good) on chase/seasonal debut but may do better with that outing under his belt and dropped back in trip (worth another go at 2m).

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5th

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

Richhill

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/hurdle winner who built upon his chase debut fifth when third of six at Newbury (2m, good to soft) four weeks ago in a race that is working out well; in top hands and could take another step forward today, provided conditions suit (unraced on soft/heavy).

6/1

3rd

5

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Richhill

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/hurdle winner; weakened into well-held fifth at Kempton (2m4f, good) on chase/seasonal debut but may do better with that outing under his belt and dropped back in trip (worth another go at 2m).

10/1

Form: 3PF11- C

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Took a while to come good over hurdles but won 2m events at Newbury (soft) and Kempton (good) in the spring; had wind surgery (his third) since; bred to make a chaser and may progress further.

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14th

22

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Russian Ruler

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Nicky Henderson

Ended last season with two 2m wins but this term has been a write-off, pulled up for the third time in four outings in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; stamina for 3m is unproven; difficult to recommend.

50/1

23

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Russian Ruler

10st 3lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

Ended last season with two wins but this term hasn't gone so well, most recently below-par fifth at Kelso (2m5f) where he was friendless in the betting switched back to hurdles from fences; the current form of his yard is another negative going into this tougher assignment.

100/1

5th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Russian Ruler

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Henderson

Won his final two hurdle starts last spring (2m, soft/good) and fair fourth on chase/seasonal debut at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in December; pulled up over fences the next twice and something to prove regarding current form, but chasing may not be his game; not written off back hurdling.

14/1

Form: 1622/5

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Scored twice over hurdles in 2021-22 for Gary Moore and may be sharper for Plumpton comeback run having missed last season; however, faces a stiffer assignment upped in grade on chase debut.

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8

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Hecouldbetheone

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Won two novice hurdles (2m1f/2m4f) two seasons ago but he missed last term and has been well held in three runs this winter, including over fences here in last two starts; on reduced mark back over hurdles but has questions to answer for another new yard.

16/1

6th

7

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Hecouldbetheone

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Made satisfactory stable debut over hurdles last month, after a long layoff, and gave it a good shot from the front before fading into fifth over C&D (good to soft) on chasing debut 19 days ago; this race looks a bit easier; could have a say.

6/1

Form: 2133-8 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Gained his bumper/hurdles wins on good/firmer (unraced on soft/heavy); brother to Grade 2-winning chaser Lalor and looks interesting switched to fences with Cheltenham reappearance under his belt.

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12th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Lallygag

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

14/1

5th

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Lallygag

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper and three-time novice hurdle winner who is on a competitive mark on last season's hurdle form; not at his best this campaign but has been chasing the last twice and he never looked happy; could revive and get involved.

9/1

0

3

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

13:55 Ascot

Lallygag

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper and three-time novice hurdle winner who is on a competitive mark on last season's hurdle form; below best on both runs this season, most recently his chase debut at Newbury (2m, good to soft), but he's in top hands and it will be no surprise if things click today for this brother to Lalor.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £82.00
Straight Forecast £80.60
Trifecta £327.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Djelo

D Express:

Persian Time

LAMBOURN:

Russian Ruler

WEST COUNTRY:

Lallygag

RP RATINGS:

Djelo

TOPSPEED:

Djelo

POSTDATA:

Djelo

Telegraph:

Djelo

The Guardian:

Djelo

Daily Mail:

Djelo

Daily Mirror:

Djelo

The Sun:

Djelo

Daily Record:

Persian Time

The Star:

Russian Ruler

The Times:

Lallygag