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John Wyke Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9241.75
  • 3m 1f 56y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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John Wyke Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 133-14

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who asserted on run-in at Warwick (2m4f, good) in September on chasing debut; fourth of nine at Ascot (2m3f, soft) six weeks ago was a respectable result in another handicap but jumping out to his left was a problem; may be helped by reverting to a left-handed track today and the new trip is interesting, including given the stamina in his pedigree.

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

1st

4

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Are U Wise To That

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, prominent 16th, pressed leader after 3 out, led narrowly but not fluent and headed before 2 out, soon ridden, led again run-in, stayed on

7/1

4th

6

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 175y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Are U Wise To That

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Low-mileage 6yo who kept on strongly for a clearcut success on chasing debut at Warwick (2m4f, good) in September; 7lb higher in a stronger race here but still commands respect; unraced on ground slower than good to soft under rules but was second in a soft-ground point.

4/1

1st

2

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Are U Wise To That

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, headway 12th, hit 5 out, went third before 2 out, cajoled along 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, won going away

7/2

9/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 316502

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdles win came over 3m and he saw the 3m1f out very well to be close second of 19 in amateurs' handicap here (good) in October, when tongue tied first time on his third chase start; up 2lb and has more to prove on soft ground but this Irish challenger is on the shortlist.

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

2nd

5

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Midnight Our Fred

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

prominent, pressed leaders after 3 out, led 2 out, ridden after last, headed run-in, stayed on

9/1

2nd

17

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Midnight Our Fred

11st 3lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: J P Flavin

Irish challenger whose only success came over hurdles at 3m (good) earlier this year; hasn't offered much in two beginners' chasers (reverted to hurdles last time) and this place will test his technique; tongue-tie is new.

40/1

Form: /250-1

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Went the wrong way in his three runs last term, after a year off, but he was back with a bang last month when knuckling down well to take a seven-runner handicap at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft; effective in the mud) on chase debut; back up 4lb but runner-up has won since and this lightly raced 7yo looks well worth today's second attempt at this sort of trip.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

16:05 Leicester

EverythingSontick

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lawney Hill

Solid form when making a successful chase debut over C&D (good to soft); ran no sort of race here in January in first-time cheekpieces but the headgear was dispensed with at Plumpton (3m2f, soft) yesterday and he won that amateurs' handicap, albeit fortunate to do so after clear leader unseated at the last; has 7lb penalty if he turns out again one day later.

5/1

1st

3

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

EverythingSontick

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Lawney Hill

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 11th

15/2

7th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

EverythingSontick

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Lawney Hill

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway before 5th

11/2

Form: 1/2-51 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Second here (2m5f, good) last November on handicap debut was the best of his form in four hurdle races; only two starts since, back on song when he made a winning chase debut in a nine-runner novice handicap at Exeter (3m, good to soft; unraced on worse) last month; up 6lb but has potential.

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

6th

7

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Wiseguy

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner who scored on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; soundly beaten over fences the next twice and unproven on soft ground, but he's in top hands and perhaps the return to hurdles will trigger a revival from this lightly raced 8yo.

9/1

6th

4

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Wiseguy

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo who made winning seasonal/chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; not quite in same form when fourth at Cheltenham last month but can do better if more fluent over the fences here.

12/1

4th

3

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Wiseguy

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

led, hit 6th, mistake 14th, hit 17th, headed after 2 out, weakened last

7/2

Form: 430-21 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Third in a 2m4f Grade 2 novice hurdle here (soft) last January when with Michael Scudamore (same owners); tongue tied for new yard this term, making a solid start to his chase career (about 2m7f, good to soft) with a second at Worcester and handicap win at Huntingdon; back up 5lb but he's a lightly raced 7yo who should have more to give.

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

5th

1

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Mofasa

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, hit 8th, not fluent 4 out, soon lost second, weakened approaching last

3/1

1st

4

5th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 3

13:40 Huntingdon

Mofasa

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, disputed lead 8th, lost position 5 out, led before 2 out, ridden run-in, stayed on

13/8

2nd

4

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:15 Worcester

Mofasa

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Very useful novice hurdler for Michael Scudamore last season, winning twice before very creditable third in Cheltenham Grade 2 (2m4f, soft) in January; well beaten when upped to 3m for Aintree festival Grade 1 in April but looks a very interesting chasing prospect for Paul Nicholls; tongue-tie fitted.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 87P-32 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Pretty useful on occasions as a novice hurdler last term and in two 3m novice chases here this season; has the strapping physique to suggest he will still prove capable of better, but his second run this term was in fact something of a backward step, losing out to his impressive stablemate Broadway Boy by 20l on soft ground; 3lb claimer is recruited.

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

6th

2

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Weveallbeencaught

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, weakened 2 out

7/2

2nd

6

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:45 Cheltenham

Weveallbeencaught

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Best runs last season as a novice hurdler came here when beating a subsequent Grade 2 winner in a maiden and when seventh in the Albert Bartlett (3m, soft); he was bought with chasing in mind when fetching £210,000 following his Irish point win and there were plenty of positives to take from his chase debut over C&D three weeks ago (good to soft) when only just behind his stablemate Broadway Boy; big individual who can strip fitter now.

9/2

3rd

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Weveallbeencaught

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, went third after 4 out, kept on from 2 out, not pace to challenge

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £468.00
Straight Forecast £433.60
Trifecta £1488.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

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LAMBOURN:

Wiseguy

WEST COUNTRY:

Weveallbeencaught

Daily Mirror:

Are U Wise To That

POSTDATA:

Mofasa

The Times:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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Daily Mail:

Weveallbeencaught

Telegraph:

Wiseguy

The Star:

Wiseguy

Daily Record:

Wiseguy