November 24 / 14.35 Lingfield

14.35

Soft

Nicholls&Clarke Partnering With Mira Showers Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £12357.54
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Nicholls&Clarke Partnering With Mira Showers Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1524-8 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
1-5 over hurdles, the win gained in Ayr maiden (2m4f, good to soft) last November; tended to jump right and finished about 36l behind Mucho Mas on last month's seasonal/chase debut at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft; had wind op soon after) but he ran well to a point and might come on for the run.
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8th

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Bill Baxter

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Warren Greatrex

pressed leader, left in lead 1st, headed and prominent 9th, bad mistake 10th

11/1

4th

1

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Bill Baxter

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Won four times during progressive campaign as a novice, notably the Topham at Aintree in April (2m5f, soft); not quite at the same level on either side of wind surgery this season, though he didn't run at all badly in Newbury's big 3m2f handicap last month; the jury remains out as to whether he's quite as effective over this far as he is at shorter trips.

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 7302-2 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles last season and made very solid start to chasing career when close second at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft) last month; should be fine on today's slower ground and he features prominently in calculations.
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0

9

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Mucho Mas

10st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Very solid record (form figures 2211) switched to fences last season, with the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and Sandown (3m, soft); another 4lb higher today but he has more to offer and should be capable of scoring off that mark before long, perhaps today.

13/2

15

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Mucho Mas

10st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Very solid record (form figures 2211) since switched to fences, the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and this track (3m, soft; gamely); now 5lb out of weights in a better race and returns to forecast faster ground but his progressive profile is a selling point.

12/1

1

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Mucho Mas

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Two seconds and as many firsts since sent over fences and was ultra-game in fending off Feivel at Sandown (3m, soft), for which a 4lb rise is very fair; 12st asks a question of him but plenty to like otherwise.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 5F860-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
All five runs since summer 2021 have been in France (for this stable), and he's been absent since finishing down the field at Auteuil in April; well handicapped on his older British hurdling form but has a bit to prove on today's chasing debut.
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1st

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:33 Chepstow

Thor De Cerisy

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway after 5 out, challenging and going easily 3 out, led before 2 out, not fluent last, quickened clear run-in, comfortably

2/1

0

7

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Thor De Cerisy

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Both hurdle wins at 2m on heavy; handily weighted on best 2m4f form last winter and the signs were more positive on his third start for this yard, when beaten about 3l over C&D last month; ran well in his only other course start (over hurdles) and a likely player.

9/1

5th

4

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Uttoxeter

Thor De Cerisy

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Failed to build upon satisfactory seasonal/stable debut when well-held fourth at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago but is very well suited by heavy ground and has become very well handicapped; might be the answer.

7/1

Form: 255-34

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Failed to build upon encouraging British debut when well-held fourth in handicap hurdle 17 days ago but was placed over fences in France last winter and benefits from 9lb weight-for-age allowance on today's British chase debut; interesting.
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5th

2

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Seigneur Des As

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Milton Harris

Improved form after wind surgery this year, including a C&D win (good) in February; his good spell came to an end at over 2m6f at Newbury (finished a 28l fourth) last time but that was in a Class 3 event on testing ground and he could kick on again on this drop back in grade.

13/2

Form: 1210-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
2-4 over hurdles last season; comfortably held by useful rival when second of three in Fontwell novice chase (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago but she wasn't favoured by the weights there and that still goes down as a promising effort; one to consider.
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4th

15

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Good Look Charm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Back from chasing when winning at Wincanton (2m5f) and third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) and she topped that form when staying-on fourth of 19 in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; a 3m2f run last March seemed creditable at the time and the Lanzarote suggested that another crack at this sort of trip may well help.

10/1

4th

19

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Good Look Charm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Sound form in mares' handicaps since returned to hurdles, winning at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) then third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft); 3-6 in this sphere; possibilities off bottom weight.

11/1

Form: 2234-

Last run: 257 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Placed in two Irish points in 2020 and again showed promise in novice company over hurdles last season; signed off with a disappointing effort in March but switches to fences for today's handicap debut and has potential; cheekpieces refitted today; had wind op in September.
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0

3

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

12:15 Haydock

Best Trition

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

raced lazily, pushed along soon after start, disputed lead, lost position after 1st, dropped to last after 3rd, lost touch from 4th, tailed off when pulled up after 6th

8/1

0

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Best Trition

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

More miss than hit over the last 12 months or so but he won at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in January and returned to form to go very close behind East Street at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last month; key player if again on song.

7/2

2nd

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:39 Wetherby

Best Trition

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders on outer, pushed along briefly 3rd, slow jump 4th

8/1

Form: P/641- D

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Contested two chases in late 2020 and another two in February this year, and was safely held in all of them; rewarded determined ride when coming from what looked a hopeless position to win over hurdles at Chepstow (2m7f, good) in April but comes with risk attached now back over fences.
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4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Burrows Park

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Multiple winner off higher marks over hurdles; best form this season when second off 8lb higher at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December; has an unconvincing record over fences but returns to this sphere looking attractively handicapped.

3/1

4th

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:10 Ludlow

Burrows Park

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Kept finding to finish second over this far on heavy at Chepstow last month but he does have his quirks and doesn't always fancy it; undeniably well handicapped if on a going day.

6/1

Form: 1/4FP- BF

Last run: 308 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
In process of running big race before penultimate-fence fall on chasing debut at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) last December; not seen since pulled up at Wincanton the following month, where he jumped poorly and was struggling from a fairly early stage, but remains a good chasing prospect; formerly trained by Jack Barber, now with Anthony Honeyball.
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3rd

9

17th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Worcester

Oneupmanship

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 4th

5/1

4th

7

1st Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Oneupmanship

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

0-4 over fences; comfortably held in two runs for new stable this season but a revival is possible off current mark; blinkers replace the cheekpieces worn last time.

14/1

5

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Oneupmanship

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

0-4 over fences; comfortably held in two outings for new stable this term, latest with tongue-tie and cheekpieces fitted; needs to be helped by the switch to blinkers.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6/196-

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 6yo who won by 6l on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) in May 2021; safely held on both starts last winter but has plenty of scope for improvement in handicap chases this season.
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4th

6

27th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:00 Plumpton

Goudhurst Star

11st 3lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Harry Fry

Lightly raced since winning over hurdles nearly two years ago; ran better in his second chase (in this new headgear combination) but that was over 2m3f and he's unraced beyond 2m5f.

6/1

7th

10

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Goudhurst Star

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Winning hurdle debut in May 2021 (2m3f, good to soft) but seen only twice last winter and completed in his own time on handicap/chase debut at Lingfield in November; best watched for now with cheekpieces added.

16/1

Form: 73-31F D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Placed over hurdles on last month's seasonal debut and bounded clear to win comfortably by 14 on chasing debut at Stratford (2m5f, good) later that month; 8lb higher now and fell when last in action but today's slower ground won't be a problem.
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1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped right throughout, raced in second, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on

5/1

3rd

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Sheldon

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fenced better than usual when resuming winning ways in 2m4f Wincanton handicap on Boxing Day; up 3lb but not taken lightly if his jumping holds up again.

3/1

1st

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:03 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won twice over fences last season (good/heavy; latterly off today's mark) and might have been unlucky not to add to his tally in May; not much went to plan on his two outings this autumn but he was in touch when slipping on home turn at Exeter last time; can't be ignored.

9/1

Form: /7PF-6 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on both chasing starts last winter and was tailed off over hurdles here on recent seasonal debut; has slipped to a tempting mark but others are much less risky.
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5

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Lingfield

Henry Gondoff

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Soundly beaten on both chasing starts last winter and was tailed off over hurdles here on recent seasonal debut; has slipped to a tempting mark but others are much less risky.

20/1

6th

13

8th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Lingfield

Henry Gondoff

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, reminders with one circuit to go

14/1

Form: 6543-6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Made low-key seasonal/handicap debut over hurdles last month but remains unexposed and may be seen in a better light now switched to fences and with that outing under his belt; drops back from 2m7f; tongue-tie added.
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0

1

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:00 Huntingdon

Rebel Intentions

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

in rear, soon detached

6/1

6th

10

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

12:45 Ascot

Rebel Intentions

10st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Goes well for a claimer and resurgent on last four outings, including wins at Fontwell (2m5f) and Ascot (2m3f, soft); made the running in the latter and again when better than ever in close third here (3m, good) on latest outing; up another 2lb but should be bang there.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £33.20
Straight Forecast £23.34
Tricast £422.88
Trifecta £662.90

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Mucho Mas

RP Ratings:

Good Look Charm

The Times:

Sheldon

SPOTLIGHT:

Seigneur Des As

LAMBOURN:

Bill Baxter

D Express:

Burrows Park

POSTDATA:

Mucho Mas

Telegraph:

Mucho Mas

Daily Mail:

Mucho Mas

The Sun:

Mucho Mas

Daily Mirror:

Good Look Charm

The Star:

Good Look Charm

Daily Record:

Good Look Charm

The Guardian:

Sheldon