November 25 / 12.45 Newbury

12.45

Good

Coral Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (For The Fulke Walwyn Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10537.12
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Coral Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (For The Fulke Walwyn Trophy) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1165-1 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Promising novice hurdler last season (two wins) and scored by 4l on seasonal/chase debut at Kempton (2m2f, good) this month; raised 6lb for that and competes from 2lb out of weights here but has plenty of scope for further progress and is another to consider.
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8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/1

8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/1

4th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, headway 5th, outpaced after 2 out, kept on

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1141-1 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner in early part of this year, including Grade 2 novice at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and Sussex Champion at Plumpton (2m, good); jumped well in the main and seemed to have a bit left in the tank when odds-on winner of Uttoxeter novice chase (2m, good to soft) last month; today's race is more competitive but he's a good prospect.
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7th

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Now 4lb lower than when gamely making all in major handicap at Newbury (2m, good) last season but has not been firing on all cylinders this term; will appreciate today's ease in grade but still needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

7th

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Now 4lb lower than when gamely making all in major handicap at Newbury (2m, good) last season but has not been firing on all cylinders this term; will appreciate today's ease in grade but still needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

6th

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, prominent

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: PP4-21 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Dual novice hurdle winner last season and built upon promising chasing debut when readily drawing 7l clear to score at Chepstow (2m, good) this month; went up 9lb for that but should cope if the ground softens here.
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0

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Datsalrightgino

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Delivered with a well-timed challenge to win major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good to soft) eight weeks ago, proving suited by the new trip and taking chase record to 3-10; generally progressive and is unexposed beyond 2m4f; possibilities.

11/2

1st

11

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Datsalrightgino

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Jamie Snowden

Unraced beyond an extended 2m4f and this is a tough race in which to test his stamina; however, he was strong at the finish when winning a Grade 2 novice at Ayr (2m4f, good) in April and may well have staying potential; might have needed his reappearance in the Old Roan and is not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 247-11 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler who began chasing career with easy handicap win at Ffos Las last month and followed up in Cheltenham novice (also 2m, good) 12 days later; won't might if the ground ends up soft here (unproven on heavy) and needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.
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6

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 6f 164y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Straw Fan Jack

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Goes well (both chase wins) on good ground and arrives after a creditable third of 21 in the 2m4f Plate at the Cheltenham Festival, but that was off a mark of just 133 and he faces a much stiffer task at these weights.

20/1

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 6f 164y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Straw Fan Jack

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Goes well (both chase wins) on good ground and arrives after a creditable third of 21 in the 2m4f Plate at the Cheltenham Festival, but that was off a mark of just 133 and he faces a much stiffer task at these weights.

20/1

3rd

18

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Straw Fan Jack

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Both chase wins at 2m on good ground, one at this track, but he has not looked ahead of his mark in three handicaps at about 2m5f this winter; pulled up when cheekpieces were fitted once previously.

50/1

Form: 112P3- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Began hurdling career with two 2m novice wins in late 2021 and bounced back from disappointing handicap debut when placed at Aintree festival (2m4f, good to soft) in April; makes chasing debut from a 1lb lower mark and features prominently calculations.
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2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Balco Coastal

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, led after 2nd, headed 8th, led again 10th, joined 4 out, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

2/1

7th

2

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Balco Coastal

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

10/1

2nd

1

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Balco Coastal

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, led, disputed lead after 6th, prominent from 9th

7/2

Form: /3119- D

Last run: 314 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Ended 2021 with two hurdling wins (novice/handicap); not seen since a disappointing run on soft ground in January (ran too freely) and has a lot more to prove than some of these but is an interesting chasing prospect nevertheless.
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0

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

15:20 Perth

Earth Company

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Neville

Patchy form over fences for Philip Hobbs last season; dual winner over hurdles in 2021, and quite interesting with hood and tongue-tie tried on first run for new trainer providing rain stays away (non-runner on soft in Too Friendly's race at Market Rasen last time).

10/1

8

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Worcester

Earth Company

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle winner in 2021; seemed to be getting his act together over fences when second of four at Taunton (2m, soft) in January but was no match for the winner there and has since performed poorly.

16/1

Form: /1435- C

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
Won 2021 Betfair Hurdle here (2m, good to soft) on handicap debut in February 2021 and was creditable fifth in this year's edition of that race; makes chasing debut after 286-day layoff; interesting to see how he fares.
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16th

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Soaring Glory

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Successful in two notable handicaps in 2021, one of them here, and looks well treated on that smart form; however, he's on an 11-race losing sequence and had no obvious excuses when only fifth of the seven finishers at Kempton just after Christmas.

16/1

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Soaring Glory

11st 9lb

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

Non-runners

Soaring Glory

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.40
Straight Forecast £22.97
Trifecta £50.90

Selections

RP Ratings:

Datsalrightgino

Telegraph:

Straw Fan Jack

TOPSPEED:

Frere D'Armes

SPOTLIGHT:

Aucunrisque

LAMBOURN:

Balco Coastal

WEST COUNTRY:

Soaring Glory

The Times:

Frere D'Armes

The Guardian:

Aucunrisque

POSTDATA:

Datsalrightgino

Daily Mail:

Datsalrightgino

D Express:

Datsalrightgino

The Sun:

Datsalrightgino

Daily Mirror:

Straw Fan Jack

The Star:

Straw Fan Jack

Daily Record:

Straw Fan Jack