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13:40 Newcastle

Good To Soft

bet365 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 4f 19y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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bet365 Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 3/13P- D

Last run: 359 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Absent since running as though something was amiss just under a year ago but won in pretty good style on chasing debut at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) last autumn, after a similar layoff, and is only 2lb higher here; cheekpieces removed after one use.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

Brayhill

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

prominent, raced in second 5th, mistake 9th, soon dropped to rear, weakened 4 out

5/1

4th

5

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:35 Newcastle

Brayhill

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Has had some long absences but made it 2-4 over fences with a willing success over 2m4f here last month (good) following wind surgery; bit unlucky on his previous run under rules over this far (won 3m points) and, up only 3lb since last time, he's one to consider.

6/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 34-344 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Four-time chase winner (once here); well handicapped on some of last season's form and ran big until until stamina drained away in closing stages at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last month; can make presence felt here, providing that hard race has not left its mark.

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3rd

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Ladronne

10st 10lb

J: William Maggs

T: Tjade Collier

Creditable fourth at Wetherby (3m, heavy) in November and runner-up at Newcastle (2m4f, good) in December; still looked to be in good form at Catterick last time, when failing to stay 3m6f (pulled up), and he could play a leading role now back down in trip.

4/1

0

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

Ladronne

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tjade Collier

In good form at end of last year, finishing a close fourth at Wetherby (3m, heavy) then runner-up at Newcastle (2m4f, good); ran well over an extended 3m3f at Market Rasen in May 2022 and this course winner is not ruled out.

15/2

Form: 942-23 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner who was placed over 2m3f on consecutive outings at Chepstow in October (soft/good to soft); remains on a workable mark and will be dangerous if last month's wind op has any positive effect.

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4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Nocte Volatus

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Winless since early 2022 but he arrives in good nick, undergoing a breathing op before coming in third in 2m4f Newcastle handicap 39 days ago; he must enter calculations off a 2lb lower mark.

7/2

3rd

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Nocte Volatus

12st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Three-time chase winner who was placed over 2m3f on consecutive outings at Chepstow in October (soft/good to soft); remains on a workable mark and will be dangerous if last month's wind op has any positive effect.

5/2

3rd

3

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:15 Chepstow

Nocte Volatus

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, briefly led 1st, mistake 4th, mistake 5 out, led after 4 out, headed just after 2 out, weakened from last

4/1

Form: 622-21 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on final three starts for Nicky Richards and, following a break, went one better on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; moves up in grade here but further progress is possible.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Everyday Champagne

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won by 2l after a break on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but Newcastle was disappointing and he's yet to prove himself on ground this soft; tongue-tie added.

7/1

4th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Everyday Champagne

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Runner-up on final three starts for Nicky Richards and, following a break, went one better on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; moves up in grade here but further progress is possible.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: P/15-7 D

Last run: 202 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won Down Royal beginners' chase (2m4f, soft) for Henry de Bromhead last Boxing Day but both runs in Ireland this year were disappointing and he was sold for £7,000 in the summer; needs to have been revitalised by switch to new stable.

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0

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Innovated

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Perhaps the return to deeper ground will help on this second stable start, but he was pulled up at Newcastle last month and also disappointed last year on his final two runs for Henry de Bromhead; plenty to prove.

33/1

0

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Innovated

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Won Down Royal beginners' chase (2m4f, soft) for Henry de Bromhead last Boxing Day but both runs in Ireland this year were disappointing and he was sold for £7,000 in the summer; needs to have been revitalised by switch to new stable.

12/1

7th

1

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:50 Kilbeggan

Innovated

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Maiden hurdle winner and won on chase debut at Down Royal over Christmas; both wins on soft ground; well beaten in a rated novice when last seen in January.

15/2

Form: 2/54/1

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Off for over 900 days before keeping on strongly to beat three rivals at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last month; contests stronger race here but remains well handicapped on old form and could have untapped potential over 2m4f.

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2nd

6

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Mint Gold

11st 8lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Returned from mammoth absence with C&D (soft) win in November and didn't run badly at Newcastle (2m4f, good) six weeks ago, albeit well held before last-fence fall; still well handicapped on old form and enters calculations.

6/1

0

4

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Mint Gold

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Off for over 900 days before keeping on strongly to beat three rivals at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last month; contests stronger race here but remains well handicapped on old form and could have untapped potential over 2m4f.

9/2

1st

2

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Mint Gold

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Absent since June 2021 and he needs to prove how much ability he retains, but his trainer's horses can go well fresh and he runs off the same mark as when winning over C&D (good) in November 2020; also effective on good to soft; one of two for the yard and he's not ruled out.

9/1

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Straight Forecast £300.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nocte Volatus

TOPSPEED:

Mint Gold

Daily Mail:

Ladronne

The Star:

Everyday Champagne

D Express:

Innovated

Daily Mirror:

Brayhill

RP RATINGS:

Nocte Volatus

POSTDATA:

Nocte Volatus

The Times:

Nocte Volatus

The Guardian:

Nocte Volatus

Telegraph:

Mint Gold

Daily Record:

Mint Gold

The Sun:

Ladronne