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12:30 Newbury

Good To Soft

Sir Peter O’Sullevan Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 6f 93y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Sir Peter O’Sullevan Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 431-31 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish point in 2021 and a Chepstow novice hurdle (2m7f) this February; switched to fences this season and travelled much the best on his way to a near-5l win in 11-runner handicap here (2m7f, again good to soft) last month; hung left in the closing stages during both of those wins; up 10lb but very lightly raced and a strong candidate for further improvement.

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

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Inch House

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Sharp improver this season over fences, winning 2m6f/2m7f handicaps at Newbury (good to soft) before posting his best RPR yet in defeat at Cheltenham (3m1f, heavy); now has to bounce back from a complete blowout back at Newbury and his tendency to hang would appear a trait going nowhere, but the ability is there to take a hand; now tongue tied.

8/1

4th

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

15:50 Newbury

Inch House

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has a most progressive profile and travelled strongly before winning here in November (this distance) and December (2m6f), both on good to soft ground; notched another personal best when second of five at Cheltenham (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; may take another step forward and he tops the list, bidding to maintain a 100% record at Newbury.

6/5

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Inch House

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5 out, headway home turn, hung left before 2 out

15/8

20/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 163-37 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Twice won comfortably at Plumpton last season but he was a disappointing favourite in a warm 2m4f handicap at this course in March; ran respectably on reappearance at Plumpton this October but ran poorly there next time, so others look more solid, particularly as this is a new trip.

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

4th

9

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Lord Baddesley

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Finished behind Flegmatik in major 3m event here last month but kept on in the latter stages and wasn't entirely disgraced; shaped well at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) the time before and remains of interest; last two wins at about 2m4f; fighting chance off bottom weight.

8/1

7th

9

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Lord Baddesley

10st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Has form on all types of ground; unexposed beyond 2m4f; good second upped to 2m6f at Newbury (good to soft) in early December when last seen, while shaping as if this extra distance will suit; represents an in-form stable and has won when fresh; strongly respected.

7/1

2nd

10

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

12:30 Newbury

Lord Baddesley

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway from 4 out

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4153-5 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won comfortably at Kempton (3m, good; 5lb higher today) in February and ran well when third of 29 over the big Aintree fences (2m5f) in April; was last of five finishers when favourite at Wincanton five weeks ago but the 3m2f seemed to play a part; on the premises if he's back to his best.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

25

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Killer Kane

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runs off 3lb lower than when 14l third in this last year (soft), albeit no match for Bill Baxter and Fantastic Lady; has run two good races this term but below his best the last twice; others are more compelling.

25/1

15th

20

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Killer Kane

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Some creditable efforts in defeat since his latest win, at Kempton (3m, good; has form on soft) last February, but he's been on much the same mark all that time so it's rather doubtful whether he's well enough treated for this race; cheekpieces are added.

33/1

8th

10

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Killer Kane

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had wind surgery prior to creditable third here (soft) two weeks ago, taking his C&D form figures to 1153; however, beaten about 18l when fifth off this mark in this race last year; needs a career best.

12/1

Form: 2636-P CD

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Good record at this track, including third in this race last year, which came off 5lb higher than today as the handicapper has now given him a bit of slack after three creditable placings in a mixed final campaign for Tom George (off since May); case can be made.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Java Point

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.

10/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Java Point

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Oliver

Up and down for previous yard in early 2023 but had become well treated and after a promising start for new stable at Newbury he was quite impressive at Sandown (3m, good; has won on soft) since; has won off this revised mark and the return to a sharp 3m won't be a problem; solid chance.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 151-23 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Won at Kempton in February in first-time cheekpieces (kept since) and scored in another small field at Market Rasen in April; back from his summer break with a respectable third at Kempton, which he can build on; probably stays 2m4f but usually seen over shorter and below form at 2m5f.

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Verdict Starting price

7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Campaigned mostly on good/good to soft; contrasting performances since switched back to hurdles from fences, winning major handicap at Kempton (2m5f) under Tristan Durrell then well held at Ascot; the penultimate piece of form gives him a chance.

20/1

12th

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had been competing over fences prior to springing a 33-1 surprise in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January, travelling well for a long way and sealing the issue with a good jump at the last; up 7lb but that's solid form and he's likely to be in the thick of things again.

12/1

1st

8

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Successful over hurdles and fences at Kempton; however, hasn't raced in this sphere since a heavy defeat over C&D in March 2022; watching brief is advised.

33/1

Form: 307PU8 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Fifth in this last year off 7lb higher and he's 4lb lower than when winning at Ascot in February; won this race in 2020 but the trip looks too short nowadays and recent evidence is that he's not yet coming to the boil.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Registered valuable 3m wins in February 2022 (Kempton) and 2023 (Ascot) but did not perk up to the same degree this time round as 11yo and has basically not made much impact this term; the other side of the coin is that he's now 10lb below his last winning mark.

14/1

6th

8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

9/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Christian Williams

Ran in this race for the last three years, producing form figures of 519 (disappointing favourite in 2023); recent form suggests he's unlikely to repeat the 2022 success; 8lb out of weights.

14/1

15/2

Form: -11133

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won his last three races as a hurdler (2m2f-2m5f) and good third since in handicap chases at Cheltenham (2m4f) and Newbury (2m7f; to Inch House); not dismissed despite needing further improvement.

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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: 433U4-

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Had a ball with seven wins from the autumn of 2020 to December 2021; made a reasonable start to last season (February; not so good in two runs afterwards) and wind surgery this October; it's her stable's red-hot form, combined with some respite from the handicapper, which spark interest today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

12:30 Newbury

Kapga De Lily

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, dropped to midfield 4th, dropped to rear 10th

6/1

4th

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:30 Perth

Kapga De Lily

11st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Had a ball with seven wins from the autumn of 2020 to December 2021; beaten when departing late on in a strong handicap at Aintree recently and she's held by Pink Legend on their Exeter clash in February.

12/1

10

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Kapga De Lily

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Made mincemeat of modest marks in early days over fences and had a purple spell with seven wins from the autumn of 2020 to December 2021, her final win coming at Hereford (3m1f, good; has won on heavy); just two handicap runs in defeat since, both of which make this look quite an ask.

14/1

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Non-runners

Goose Man, Karl Philippe, Nassalam, Quel Destin

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £269.00
Straight Forecast £202.20
Tricast £1016.10
Trifecta £1261.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Inch House

RP RATINGS:

Nassalam

The Times:

Kapga De Lily

The Guardian:

Way Out

TOPSPEED:

Jay Jay Reilly

Daily Mirror:

Killer Kane

D Express:

Java Point

LAMBOURN:

Goose Man

WEST COUNTRY:

Inch House

Telegraph:

Inch House

The Star:

Inch House

Daily Record:

Inch House

POSTDATA:

Nassalam

The Sun:

Nassalam

Daily Mail:

Kapga De Lily