November 25 / 14.30 Newbury

14.30

Good

Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 2m 3f 187y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 414-34 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict
Posted career-best performance when striding clear to win Grade 3 handicap over C&D (soft) in March; returns on a lofty mark but held his own against high-class opposition before looking stretched by the trip in last month's Charlie Hall at Wetherby (3m, good to soft); drops back in distance here and might well be up to the task.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

14:45 Newbury

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Well-held third in Grade 2 at Kempton seven weeks ago; 3-3 over fences at Newbury, including easy wins in this race (by 15l) last year and a Class 2 handicap (by 14l on good ground) in November; strongly respected back here, despite being even higher in the weights now.

11/4

3rd

4

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton

Paint The Dream

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Versatile tactically and ground-wise; impressively defied top weight in Class 2 handicap at Newbury (2m4f; now 3-4 there) seven weeks ago, sauntering 14l clear of his nearest pursuer and recording a smart RPR; good chance provided he transfers the form to this course (first run here).

5/2

1st

1

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Posted career-best performance when striding clear to win Grade 3 handicap over C&D (soft) in March; returns on a lofty mark but held his own against high-class opposition before looking stretched by the trip in last month's Charlie Hall at Wetherby (3m, good to soft); drops back in distance here and might well be up to the task.

3/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6123-4 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Free-goer who took very well to chasing towards end of last season, winning at Exeter (2m3f, soft) before creditable third in Aintree festival Grade 1 (2m4f, good to soft); brushed aside fairly easily after leading on seasonal debut at Cheltenham (2m, good) five weeks ago but may come on for the run and remains one to be interested in.
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2

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

The Widdow Maker

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 5 out, mistake 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 3 out

4/1

7

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

The Widdow Maker

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Joe Tizzard

Prominently ridden when performing right up to his best at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in December, having no problem with the drop back in trip and keeping on well for third; has since had wind surgery for the second time; 1lb lower than at Ludlow and impossible to rule out.

8/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

14:50 Ludlow

The Widdow Maker

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Returned to 2m4f at Newbury last month he posed no threat to an impressive winner but still ran okay; won over this trip as a hurdler but his sole chase success came over 2m3f so could be vulnerable to sharper types here; still expected to run well.

4/1

Form: 12412- D

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Made good progress last season, winning twice (1m7f/2m3f) before signing off with creditable second in series final at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft); could quite plausibly have more to offer this term but will need to return from 223-day break in peak form to have any chance here.
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3

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Numitor

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Looked back in good nick when winning valuable veterans' race at Haydock (2m4f, soft) in March, on second run after a long absence; didn't fire at Ayr last month but current mark probably not beyond him.

11/2

3

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Numitor

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Looked back in good nick when winning valuable veterans' race at Haydock (2m4f, soft) in March, on second run after a long absence; didn't fire at Ayr last month but current mark probably not beyond him.

11/2

6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Heather Main

Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.

8/1

100/30

Form: 2613-4 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Has modest chasing strike-rate for a horse of his ability (1-12) but kept on strongly to win Listed handicap at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) in April and ran big race when fourth in last month's Old Roan at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft); must be considered.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Beakstown

10st 11lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

10yo who hasn't been at his best the last twice, most recently at Wetherby 12 days ago; however, before those he was a creditable fourth in the Old Roan at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) and is not ruled out now 6lb lower.

9/1

4th

1

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 3

16:25 Wetherby

Beakstown

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Disappointing at Newbury in November last time out but he struck into his left-fore; prior to that he was a creditable fourth in the Old Roan at Aintree and that form gives him a big shout now 4lb lower in this easier race.

3/1

4th

6

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Beakstown

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has modest chasing strike-rate for a horse of his ability (1-12) but kept on strongly to win Listed handicap at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) in April and ran big race when fourth in last month's Old Roan at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft); must be considered.

100/30

Form: 1P10-3 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Gained all three chase wins on right-handed tracks but was close second in Grade 3 handicap over C&D in 2021; ran well when third in race that developed into a stamina test at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) on last month's seasonal debut but current mark demands a career best.
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11th

9

21st Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Killer Clown

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Kept on for respectable third at Chepstow (2m3f, good) at end of last season and is another 3lb lower now but it's over two years since his latest win and he's evidently not the force of old; cheekpieces refitted.

10/1

3rd

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Killer Clown

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Respectable fifth at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) in September but his run at Newbury next time was laboured and the cheekpieces tried there are now left off; he doesn't look as good as he was.

7/1

Form: /0F1P- CD

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Quite lightly raced in recent years but won Grade 2 novice over C&D (good) at this meeting in 2020 and looked back in prime form when scoring at Kempton (3m, soft) in January, on what was effectively his first run in cheekpieces; not seen since poor run in February but resumes on workable mark.
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6th

1

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:05 Perth

Caribean Boy

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

11/2

7th

1

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Uttoxeter

Caribean Boy

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Seen only three times last season, most recently when returning to form with clearcut success in Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he might be seen to better effect over today's trip; respected.

6/1

1st

2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Caribean Boy

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, jumped left and hampered rival 4th, ridden when outpaced after 3 out, rallied after 2 out, led run-in, went clear towards finish

14/1

Non-runners

Caribean Boy

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £16.60
Straight Forecast £15.41
Trifecta £56.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Paint The Dream

The Times:

The Widdow Maker

TOPSPEED:

Killer Clown

Telegraph:

Beakstown

The Star:

Numitor

LAMBOURN:

Caribean Boy

D Express:

The Widdow Maker

POSTDATA:

Killer Clown

RP Ratings:

Paint The Dream

WEST COUNTRY:

Paint The Dream

The Guardian:

Paint The Dream

Daily Mail:

Paint The Dream

Daily Mirror:

Paint The Dream

The Sun:

Paint The Dream

Daily Record:

Beakstown