November 25 / 14.30 Newbury

14.30 Newbury

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

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

4th

2

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

15:35 Wetherby

Paint The Dream

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, led after 1st, headed 3rd, led after 10th, joined 4 out, headed 3 out, ridden and weakened 2 out

33/1

3rd

1

8th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

15:27 Chepstow

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

pressed leader, led after 5th, pressed leader when headed 8th, led after 11th, ridden when headed and hit 5 out, soon weakened, left in third 3 out, tailed off (vet said gelding had been struck into his right fore)

11/10

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

The Widdow Maker

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

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.

13/2

4th

3

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

15:15 Cheltenham

The Widdow Maker

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

pressed leader, led from 2nd, shaken up and headed after 3 out, pushed along and lost position before 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/2

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Numitor

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Heather Main

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.

4/1

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

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

4th

8

23rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

14:40 Aintree

Beakstown

10st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent on outer, went second 7th, led narrowly before 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, weakened run-in

9/1

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Killer Clown

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

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.

5/1

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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Verdict Starting price

2

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Caribean Boy

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

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.

11/2

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