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Bet Racing In Running At BetVictor Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (Jacky Upton Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £16186.26
  • 2m 7f 86y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Bet Racing In Running At BetVictor Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (Jacky Upton Trophy) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38

Form: 14-421 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Second run over fences was disappointing but he responded two months later with improved form to win a five-runner handicap over C&D (again on heavy); switching back to a left-handed track may have helped that day; up 3lb but still looks the sort with more to offer.

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

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Makinyourmindup

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Second run over fences was disappointing but he's come back with wins in two small-field handicaps over 2m7f at Newbury (again on heavy); raised another 5lb but he's on the up and today's extra yardage may well help.

13/8

1st

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Makinyourmindup

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Second run over fences was disappointing but he responded two months later with improved form to win a five-runner handicap over C&D (again on heavy); switching back to a left-handed track may have helped that day; up 3lb but still looks the sort with more to offer.

11/4

1st

5

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

15:50 Newbury

Makinyourmindup

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Looked a smart prospect when winning Haydock Grade 2 novice hurdle (3m, good to soft) 12 months ago; hasn't lived up to that billing, although he made a satisfactory chasing debut when fourth in Exeter handicap (3m, good to soft) in November; jumped left and finished tired in very testing conditions at Leicester next time; not one to write off just yet, especially as switching back to a left-handed track (all three wins) could suit.

4/1

Form: 12/52F D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Bumper and 3m maiden hurdle winner; chasing this term, second of five over C&D (soft) in December; made most and still upsides the winner, miles clear of the third, when getting the second last all wrong at Chepstow (near 3m, heavy) on latest outing; back up 1lb since and that leaves him on a tempting mark, with improvement still possible.

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

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Pulling Stumps

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bumper and 3m maiden hurdle winner; chasing this term, second of five over C&D (soft) in December; made most and still upsides the winner, miles clear of the third, when getting the second last all wrong at Chepstow (near 3m, heavy) on latest outing; back up 1lb since and that leaves him on a tempting mark, with improvement still possible.

3/1

0

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Pulling Stumps

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

led, went clear with winner before 3 out, joined when fell 2 out

100/30

Form: 642-16

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo; showed plenty of resolution to win handicap at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Day, but put firmly in his place in a warm race at Cheltenham five weeks ago; probably on a good mark but this sort of trip is something new.

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

3rd

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Charles Ritz

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Lightly raced 8yo; showed plenty of resolution to win handicap at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Day, but put firmly in his place in a warm race at Cheltenham five weeks ago; probably on a good mark but this sort of trip is something new.

8/1

6th

10

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Charles Ritz

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Lightly raced since successful hurdle debut in late 2021 but he showed plenty of stamina and resolution to win on latest handicap start, at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) in December; up 5lb and cast into turbulent waters today.

20/1

1st

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

12:25 Exeter

Charles Ritz

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Tom George

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, soon went second, pressed leader after 2 out, led run-in, stayed on

5/1

Form: P-U351 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Sent chasing this season; let down by his jumping on penultimate start but switching from cheekpieces to blinkers worked on latest, in which he easily won from the front in a six-runner handicap at Kempton (3m, soft) despite two mistakes; up 9lb, with another 2lb out of the handicap, but it's hard to pin down just how much he had in the tank in that breakthrough win.

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

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Heaven Smart

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Took well to first-time blinkers at Kempton (3m, soft), belatedly opening his account; beaten when unseating rider at Newbury (Class 3) since but this drop back in grade may suit; headgear retained.

7/1

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Heaven Smart

10st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Sent chasing this season; let down by his jumping on penultimate start but switching from cheekpieces to blinkers worked on latest, in which he easily won from the front in a six-runner handicap at Kempton (3m, soft) despite two mistakes; up 9lb, with another 2lb out of the handicap, but it's hard to pin down just how much he had in the tank in that breakthrough win.

5/2

1st

9

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Kempton

Heaven Smart

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Ran well at Lingfield (2m7f) in November but was let down by his jumping over the same C&D since; still a maiden and chance partly depends on how well he responds to new headgear.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £56.00
Straight Forecast £52.50
Trifecta £89.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Egbert

The Guardian:

Pulling Stumps

D Express:

Heaven Smart

TOPSPEED:

Charles Ritz

Telegraph:

Egbert