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15:25 Newbury

Good To Soft

Coral Get Closer To The Action Handicap Chase (For The Jim Joel Memorial Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Coral Get Closer To The Action Handicap Chase (For The Jim Joel Memorial Trophy) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 292-51 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Second of four in the Grade 2 Game Spirit over C&D (good) in February and he returned to form when winning the Haldon Gold Cup Handicap at Exeter (2m1f, good to soft); 5lb higher today and Freddie Gingell's claim has been reduced by 2lb, but he can give another good account.

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5

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Elixir De Nutz

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Often a front-runner; has won on soft but seems ideally suited by good/good to soft; rallied gamely to beat odds-on Jonbon in the rescheduled Clarence House here in January, making it three wins from his last four starts; however, looks far from sure to confirm placings with that otherwise superior rival who blew his chance with a dodgy round of jumping; in great form this term but needs better still to land a Champion Chase.

25/1

2

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 1

14:25 Cheltenham

Elixir De Nutz

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Very useful chaser who has done well in high-quality handicaps (good to soft) this term, winning at Exeter (Haldon Gold Cup) and Newbury then respectable third to Editeur Du Gite at Kempton (Desert Orchid Chase); now worse off with that rival and appears unlikely to reverse the placings but should give his running in current form.

12/1

3rd

5

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Elixir De Nutz

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

disputed lead at fast pace, raced in second 3rd, pressed leader when bad mistake 2 out, no extra run-in, lost second final stride

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 688-12 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Comfortable win on chase debut at Aintree (2m, good to soft) in October and went close there (2m, soft) three weeks ago, when well clear of the third; up 6lb for last time but could still have more to offer; key player.

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2nd

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Master Chewy

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has raised his game chasing this season (first win here) and impressed in all departments when winning a 2m Grade 2 from Nickle Back at Kempton over Christmas (good to soft); luckless since, as he suffered some serious early interference at Lingfield and wasn't without hope of making the frame when coming down two out (jumped it well but stumbled) in the Arkle at Cheltenham; Tom Bellamy gets a tune out of him and they have a big shout.

9/1

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Master Chewy

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield

16/1

4th

2

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Lingfield

Master Chewy

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, badly hampered 1st, soon dropped to last, awkward jump 3rd, no impression after 3 out

3/1

Form: 25P-51 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last winter (2m/1m7f, good/soft) and back to winning ways at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) three weeks ago; might not be far away but probably needs a career-best to defy a 4lb rise in this hotter race.

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4th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Xcitations

11st 13lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

Looked as good as ever when holding on well to win at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) in November but has lost his way a bit since the turn of the year; stays this trip well enough but arrives here with something to prove.

8/1

6th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Xcitations

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

1lb higher than when C&D winner in November, having won well on soft (unraced on heavy) last winter on his only other appearance at Sandown; looked set to finish second when unseating on penultimate start and ran respectably in a warm race on latest; considered.

10/1

7th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Xcitations

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Has pretty good 5-15 strike-rate over fences that includes two C&D wins; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but looked set to finish second before coming to grief at penultimate fence at Wetherby (2m, soft) a fortnight ago and today's faster ground will also suit.

13/2

Form: 82412/ CD BF

Last run: 621 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

On a competitive mark on his 2021-22 form; off since and, while he returns with his stable in good form, it's a very hefty absence for this 10yo to try to defy.

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4th

1

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

14:35 Wincanton

The Russian Doyen

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

prominent, reminder after 8th, pressed leaders 3 out, weakened 2 out

11/2

4th

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

The Russian Doyen

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jeremy Scott

Acts on soft; missed last season and seemed to need his reappearance run here four weeks ago; two-time C&D winner and ran well (clear second off just 1lb lower) in this race two years ago; possibilities.

9/2

4th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:25 Newbury

The Russian Doyen

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

On a competitive mark on his 2021-22 form; off since and, while he returns with his stable in good form, it's a very hefty absence for this 10yo to try to defy.

14/1

Form: 12-111 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Things have clicked this year and he's won at Kelso on four of his last five starts (2m1f, soft/good to soft); has a progressive profile and further improvement is possible, but he goes up in grade at a different track today and will need to be better than ever to complete a four-timer.

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6th

4

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Bollingerandkrug

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won four times at favourite course Kelso last year (2m1f, good to soft/soft) and is just 2lb above his last winning mark; however, he's been well beaten over this C&D and at Musselburgh the last twice.

25/1

6th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Bollingerandkrug

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Enjoyed productive 2023, winning four 2m1f chases at Kelso (good to soft-soft); will find this easier than latest assignment at Newbury but is away from his happy hunting ground again today and remains on a career-high mark.

5/1

5th

5

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:25 Newbury

Bollingerandkrug

10st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Things have clicked this year and he's won at Kelso on four of his last five starts (2m1f, soft/good to soft); has a progressive profile and further improvement is possible, but he goes up in grade at a different track today and will need to be better than ever to complete a four-timer.

10/1

Form: 5/113- CD BF

Last run: 250 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Made all twice in a row earlier this year (1m7f/2m, good to soft/good) and fair third at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in March when last seen; this lightly raced 8yo is open to further improvement but he's 12lb out of the handicap for this reappearance, which makes things very tough.

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9th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Calgary Tiger

11st 12lb

J: James Best

T: William de Best-Turner

Returned from long absence with two wins last season (1m7f/2m) but has not fired on either start this term; will appreciate today's ease in grade but still has quite a bit to prove.

25/1

7th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Calgary Tiger

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: William de Best-Turner

Made all early last year in first two chases (good to soft/good; including C&D) then finished third in warm little race at Wincanton; ran well for a long way from 12lb out of the handicap over C&D in December on sole run this season, and could make a bold bid now back off proper mark.

7/1

0

7

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:25 Newbury

Calgary Tiger

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: William de Best-Turner

Made all twice in a row earlier this year (1m7f/2m, good to soft/good) and fair third at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in March when last seen; this lightly raced 8yo is open to further improvement but he's 12lb out of the handicap for this reappearance, which makes things very tough.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £87.00
Straight Forecast £88.20
Trifecta £250.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Master Chewy

TOPSPEED:

Real Stone

LAMBOURN:

Calgary Tiger

POSTDATA:

Elixir De Nutz

RP RATINGS:

Master Chewy

WEST COUNTRY:

Master Chewy

Telegraph:

Master Chewy

The Guardian:

Master Chewy

Daily Mail:

Master Chewy

D Express:

Master Chewy

Daily Mirror:

Master Chewy

The Star:

Master Chewy

Daily Record:

Master Chewy

The Times:

Real Stone

The Sun:

Real Stone