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15:45 Plumpton

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Big Sprat Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 3f 164y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Big Sprat Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20

Form: -31F41 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Course winner who has had the odd issue with his jumping but he held his own in a useful novice handicap at Kempton on Boxing Day (2m4f, good) and produced another improved run when coming clear at Sandown since (1m7f, soft); up 7lb but has further to go.

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

1st

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Kotmask

12st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Course winner who has had the odd issue with his jumping but he held his own in a useful novice handicap at Kempton on Boxing Day (2m4f, good) and produced another improved run when coming clear at Sandown since (1m7f, soft); up 7lb but has further to go.

2/1

6

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Kotmask

10st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Four runs over fences; enjoyed a straightforward win at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft) in November and was then favourite when falling mid-race here the following month when Mount Tempest triumphed; only fourth at Kempton (ahead of General Medrano) but wasn't beaten far on good ground (probably appreciates it softer); prone to mistakes but considered.

5/1

4th

7

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Kotmask

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Two juvenile hurdle wins at about 2m1f/2m but he was vulnerable in handicaps; creditable chase debut here (2m2f, good) behind a subsequent Listed winner and mostly jumped soundly when gaining a straightforward win at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft) in November; fell at Sandown since; open to improvement but the tumble puts a dampener on his chance today.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-6331 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Not an instant success over fences but improving steadily and could be named the winner from some way out over C&D last month (soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); up 5lb but has handicapping scope on hurdle form.

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

2nd

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Scarface

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not an instant success over fences but improving steadily and could be named the winner from some way out over C&D last month (soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); up 5lb but has handicapping scope on hurdle form.

7/4

1st

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

13:15 Plumpton

Scarface

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Useful hurdler; yet fully to convince over fences after three attempts but stuck to his task pretty well when third behind Oxygen over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago and will be dangerous if his jumping is just a bit more fluent this time; sports first-time cheekpieces.

5/1

3rd

3

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

13:10 Plumpton

Scarface

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake 4th

6/1

Form: 2-3322

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Reliable maiden; just unfortunate he's run up against improving chasers on last two starts, when front-running at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, good); bold bid likely but again faces up-and-coming rivals.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Ballybeen

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Reliable maiden; just unfortunate he's run up against improving chasers on last two starts, when front-running at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, good); bold bid likely but again faces up-and-coming rivals.

4/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Ballybeen

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Now 0-13 but regularly knocks on the door and he only narrowly failed to make all at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) a month ago when ridden by Dylan Johnston; coped well with the rise in grade there (to a Class 3 from Class 5) and has a big chance here.

3/1

Form: 25-811 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Kept to shorter trips since going close over 2m3f at Stratford (heavy) last April but he needed every yard of 2m at Doncaster after Christmas when following up a Hereford win; versatile tactically and can have a say.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Chanceux

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept to shorter trips since going close over 2m3f at Stratford (heavy) last April but he needed every yard of 2m at Doncaster after Christmas when following up a Hereford win; versatile tactically and can have a say.

7/2

1st

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

Chanceux

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alastair Ralph

Having shown promise in chases previously (including on heavy ground), he got off the mark at the seventh attempt over fences at Hereford (2m, good) a fortnight ago; that race fell apart somewhat and others here probably have greater potential, but he's unexposed in the hood and is not ruled out.

4/1

1st

5

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

14:13 Hereford

Chanceux

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alastair Ralph

Well beaten on last month's seasonal debut and 0-6 over fences; quite versatile regarding trip/ground and current mark ought to be workable but he usually contests easier races than this; others look stronger.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £45.00
Straight Forecast £49.20
Trifecta £53.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kotmask

WEST COUNTRY:

Scarface

RP RATINGS:

Ballybeen

POSTDATA:

Chanceux

The Times:

Kotmask

The Guardian:

Kotmask

D Express:

Kotmask

The Sun:

Kotmask

Telegraph:

Scarface

Daily Mirror:

Scarface

Daily Record:

Scarface

TOPSPEED:

Ballybeen

Daily Mail:

Ballybeen

The Star:

Ballybeen