November 25 / 15.40 Newbury

15.40 Newbury

Good

Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £19511.25
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.70
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 3110-3

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won a bumper (2m, good to soft) and novice hurdle (2m4f, good to soft) last winter; no match for the first two when third in Fontwell handicap (2m3f, good) on last month's return but made some late gains and there's stamina in his pedigree; very lightly raced and could improve now up in trip.
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1st

14

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Warren Greatrex

Won a bumper (2m, good to soft) and novice hurdle (2m4f, good to soft) last winter; no match for the first two when third in Fontwell handicap (2m3f, good) on last month's return but made some late gains and there's stamina in his pedigree; very lightly raced and could improve now up in trip.

10/1

3rd

2

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

14:17 Fontwell

Abuffalosoldier

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

in touch with leaders, prominent before 7th, lost position home turn, pushed along and some headway after 2 out, not fluent last, soon outpaced, no chance when ridden and rallied final 110yds, no match for first two

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.10

Form: P12/21

Last run: 174 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Didn't jump with fluency on his chase debut in May, when back from a long absence, and he won when back over hurdles at Worcester (2m7f, good) in June; he returns in a tougher race but this 7yo has raced only 11 times and may have more to offer for his leading trainer.
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2nd

12

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Steal A March

10st 13lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Didn't jump with fluency on his chase debut in May, when back from a long absence, and he won when back over hurdles at Worcester (2m7f, good) in June; he returns in a tougher race but this 7yo has raced only 11 times and may have more to offer for his leading trainer.

13/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: /3PP9- D

Last run: 266 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on his 2020-21 novice form and he returns from a break having had wind surgery and with his top trainer having an excellent autumn; a revival can't be ruled out but he struggled on his four starts last season and needs to be an entirely different proposition today.
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3rd

9

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Barbados Buck’s

11st 3lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Well handicapped on his 2020-21 novice form and he returns from a break having had wind surgery and with his top trainer having an excellent autumn; a revival can't be ruled out but he struggled on his four starts last season and needs to be an entirely different proposition today.

16/1

8

8th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Lingfield

Barbados Buck’s

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Form: 112P-6

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on final start last season and tailed off on last month's comeback at Newton Abbot; has something to prove but the cheekpieces, which were missing for his reappearance, are back on here and he's on a competitive mark on last season's best form; can't be ruled out.
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4th

11

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Time To Tinker

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up on final start last season and tailed off on last month's comeback at Newton Abbot; has something to prove but the cheekpieces, which were missing for his reappearance, are back on here and he's on a competitive mark on last season's best form; can't be ruled out.

16/1

Form: 592-78 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Two signs of spark last season, when fifth in this and second at Warwick in March, and he's dropped down the weights; however, well beaten on both runs this term and has to turn things around in first-time cheekpieces.
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5th

8

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Skandiburg

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Charlotte Fuller

Two signs of spark last season, when fifth in this and second at Warwick in March, and he's dropped down the weights; however, well beaten on both runs this term and has to turn things around in first-time cheekpieces.

33/1

8th

11

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Skandiburg

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Charlotte Fuller

midfield, ridden after 6th, dropped to rear after 7th, soon no chance, tailed off

40/1

Form: 1383-2 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Reappeared with a close second of four off this mark at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last month; goes well fresh so may not improve for that run, and this is more competitive, but he has each-way claims nevertheless.
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6th

7

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Copper Coin

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Michael Scudamore

Reappeared with a close second of four off this mark at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last month; goes well fresh so may not improve for that run, and this is more competitive, but he has each-way claims nevertheless.

14/1

2nd

3

14th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:24 Uttoxeter

Copper Coin

11st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Scudamore

raced in second, pressed leader after 8th, led before 2 out, soon ridden, faced strong challenge approaching last, headed run-in, stayed on

7/4

Form: P2F-P3 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Mixed form over fences in his last campaign and he reverted to hurdles with an encouraging third of 13 at Aintree (3m, good to soft) last month; could build on that and might not be far away; has won on good ground.
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7th

10

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Ask A Honey Bee

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Mixed form over fences in his last campaign and he reverted to hurdles with an encouraging third of 13 at Aintree (3m, good to soft) last month; could build on that and might not be far away; has won on good ground.

11/1

3rd

5

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

13:30 Aintree

Ask A Honey Bee

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear, steady headway from 8th, ridden and went second and just after 2 out, lost second and weakened final 110yds

20/1

Form: 15-11U C BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Improved form in the tongue-tie this autumn, winning two novice hurdles (2m7f/3m, good) last month; 2-1 favourite for Cheltenham handicap a fortnight ago when badly hampered and unseating four out; in top hands and this course winner (on soft) could prove to be better than his current mark.
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8th

1

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Shearer

12st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Paul Nicholls

Improved form in the tongue-tie this autumn, winning two novice hurdles (2m7f/3m, good) last month; 2-1 favourite for Cheltenham handicap a fortnight ago when badly hampered and unseating four out; in top hands and this course winner (on soft) could prove to be better than his current mark.

3/1

3

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Shearer

11st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Paul Nicholls

raced wide, took keen hold, towards rear, hampered by faller and unseated rider 4 out

7/2

1st

5

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Shearer

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, went fourth after 6th, made challenge 2 out, shaken up home turn, 1 length down last, ridden to lead run-in, stayed on

7/2

Form: 220-43 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Beaten about 8l when third of seven off this mark over C&D three weeks ago; needs something extra today but he's capable of better, as he went close over C&D (good) last November when 3lb higher; perhaps the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) will give him a lift.
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9th

5

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Didtheyleaveuoutto

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

Beaten about 8l when third of seven off this mark over C&D three weeks ago; needs something extra today but he's capable of better, as he went close over C&D (good) last November when 3lb higher; perhaps the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) will give him a lift.

11/1

3rd

4

3rd Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

16:05 Newbury

Didtheyleaveuoutto

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

Some good runs on the Flat this year and he stayed on for a solid fourth when back over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, good) last month; runner-up in this race last season (good) and he could be a leading player now back up in trip, provided the ground suits (good going may be preferable).

11/4

12

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Didtheyleaveuoutto

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

In pretty good form on the Flat this year and kept on well for very respectable fourth when back over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago; today's return to 3m won't be a problem and he remains on a workable mark; one to consider.

10/1

Form: 702-08 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent during his last campaign and tailed off when back over fences on his stable debut three weeks ago; however, hurdling is his game and he's 3lb lower than when narrowly denied at Cheltenham (3m, good) in April, so he can't be discounted.
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10th

6

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Pileon

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Inconsistent during his last campaign and tailed off when back over fences on his stable debut three weeks ago; however, hurdling is his game and he's 3lb lower than when narrowly denied at Cheltenham (3m, good) in April, so he can't be discounted.

16/1

8th

2

4th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Pileon

12st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Three-time winner over hurdles in these colours when with Philip Hobbs and he very nearly defied a 3lb higher mark over 3m at Cheltenham on his penultimate run; didn't appear to fancy fences when tailed off/pulled up two years ago but his new trainer is not fazed by giving them another go; respected.

8/1

OUR TIP
11th
3
Fidux

16/1

Form: 6354P-

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Patchy chase campaign last season but he's well handicapped on last season's best efforts over fences, and also his historic hurdles form (first run in this sphere since May 2019); effective on good ground and can go well fresh; he's a possible on his first outing since April.
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11th

3

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Fidux

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Patchy chase campaign last season but he's well handicapped on last season's best efforts over fences, and also his historic hurdles form (first run in this sphere since May 2019); effective on good ground and can go well fresh; he's a possible on his first outing since April.

16/1

16/1

Form: 23P6-4 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
10yo who struggled on his final two runs last season and was soundly beaten on his reappearance over C&D three weeks ago; has something to prove but he may have needed that latest outing and he's dropped to a mark 5lb lower than when going close in this last year; not written off.
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12th

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Flemcara

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

10yo who struggled on his final two runs last season and was soundly beaten on his reappearance over C&D three weeks ago; has something to prove but he may have needed that latest outing and he's dropped to a mark 5lb lower than when going close in this last year; not written off.

16/1

4th

3

3rd Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

16:05 Newbury

Flemcara

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

10yo who was pulled up/tailed off on his final two outings last season; however, he's now 4lb lower than when going close over this C&D (good to soft) on last November's reappearance and he's not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 14-1UP D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Progressive last season and won a 17-runner handicap hurdle at Kempton (2m5f, good) in March; reappeared with chase debut win at Chepstow (2m7f, good to firm) last month and, while things haven't gone to plan over fences on his next two starts, he could be a contender now back over hurdles.
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2

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Press Your Luck

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Chris Gordon

Progressive last season and won a 17-runner handicap hurdle at Kempton (2m5f, good) in March; reappeared with chase debut win at Chepstow (2m7f, good to firm) last month and, while things haven't gone to plan over fences on his next two starts, he could be a contender now back over hurdles.

12/1

1

4th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

15:25 Exeter

Press Your Luck

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

jumped left on occasions, clear before 4th, led, reduced lead when jumped left and mistake 10th, not fluent 13th, shaken up after 14th, pushed along when headed before 15th, soon lost ground and pulled up

5/1

1

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

13:45 Wetherby

Press Your Luck

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

whipped round start and unseated rider

11/4

Form: P874-F D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
His form went the wrong way last season but his struggles were predominantly over fences; having dropped down the weights he was sent off at just 7-2 when back over hurdles at Cheltenham a fortnight ago, where he fell four out; interesting contender for top yard off an attractive mark.
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13

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Padleyourowncanoe

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form went the wrong way last season but his struggles were predominantly over fences; having dropped down the weights he was sent off at just 7-2 when back over hurdles at Cheltenham a fortnight ago, where he fell four out; interesting contender for top yard off an attractive mark.

4/1

8

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Padleyourowncanoe

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

raced wide, towards rear, fell 4 out

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £93.20
Straight Forecast £78.54
Tricast £1355.74
Trifecta £1343.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Shearer

LAMBOURN:

Steal A March

RP Ratings:

Ask A Honey Bee

POSTDATA:

Didtheyleaveuoutto

TOPSPEED:

Padleyourowncanoe

SPOTLIGHT:

Fidux

The Times:

Shearer

Telegraph:

Shearer

Daily Mirror:

Shearer

The Sun:

Shearer

The Star:

Shearer

The Guardian:

Steal A March

Daily Mail:

Steal A March

D Express:

Steal A March

Daily Record:

Steal A March