July 26 / 18.20 Perth

18.20 Perth

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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6317.36
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 4533-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Triple hurdle winner who was far too strong for Restandbethankful when winning readily by 7l on last month's chasing debut at Southwell (2m, good); can cope if the ground ends up slower than good; obvious contender.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

14:10 Cheltenham

Byzantine Empire

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, outpaced and well held from 3 out

40/1

2nd

1

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:45 Newton Abbot

Byzantine Empire

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly after 6th, joined 2 out, soon ridden, headed when hit last, soon no extra

10/11

2nd

1

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

18:10 Newton Abbot

Byzantine Empire

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, pushed along after 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden after 2 out (usual 3 out), held omitted 2 out, no extra approaching last

8/11

Form: 71P7-2 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with two very disappointing hurdle runs but, following another wind op, steadied the ship with respectable second to Byzantine Empire on last month's chasing debut at Southwell (2m, good; also has form on soft); 8lb better off with that rival here and has a part to play.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:10 Wetherby

Restandbethankful

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

held up in midfield, pushed along 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and no impression

5/1

2nd

4

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

16:02 Newton Abbot

Restandbethankful

11st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, went second after 7th, shaken up home turn, ridden to challenge after 2 out, every chance last, no extra run-in

3/1

Form: 1F-P47 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Pulled up over hurdles last month, after a long absence, and well beaten in two subsequent beginners' chases; seems versatile regarding ground but comes here with a lot to prove; stable also runs The Greek.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

17:20 Downpatrick

Don Diablo

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, tailed off

14/1

Form: P-8084 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Has not progressed since winning big-field handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (2m, soft) on Boxing Day but ran quite well at the Punchestown festival in April and positives can be drawn from his recent chasing debut; needs to build on that recent effort but sports first-time blinkers, and his top Irish stable has excellent record here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

15th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:37 Fairyhouse

The Greek

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Often frustrating in his time over hurdles; gained a first chase win with wide-margin success at Perth in September, although two of his three rivals failed to complete; managed a creditable second at Down Royal; should go close.

9/4

2nd

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 100y

15:40 Down Royal

The Greek

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Gained first chase win with wide-margin success at Perth in September, although two of his three rivals failed to complete; still low-mileage over fences and versatile with regards to ground; should give a good account.

100/30

1st

1

22nd Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 4

15:20 Perth

The Greek

12st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, left in lead 5th, hampered by loose horse after 8th, headed 9th, soon pressed leader, led again after 11th, went clear after 12th, shaken up before 2 out, went further clear approaching last, not fluent last, nudged out, easily

7/2

Betting Forcast

5/4 Byzantine Empire, 3/1 Restandbethankful, 7/1 Don Diablo, 11/4 The Greek

Verdict

Byzantine Empire created a good impression when clear of Restandbethankful on last month's chasing debut at Southwell but he runs that track particularly well and may not be seen to quite the same effect here. Perhaps it might be worth chancing THE GREEK, who made a fairly encouraging start to his chasing career at Tipperary nine days ago.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

RP Ratings:

Byzantine Empire

POSTDATA:

Restandbethankful

SPOTLIGHT:

The Greek

Daily Express:

Restandbethankful

The Star:

The Greek

TOPSPEED:

Byzantine Empire

The Times:

Byzantine Empire

Telegraph:

Byzantine Empire

The Guardian:

Byzantine Empire

Daily Mail:

Byzantine Empire

Daily Mirror:

Byzantine Empire

The Sun:

Byzantine Empire

Daily Record:

Byzantine Empire