November 26 / 12.53 Bangor-on-Dee

12.53 Bangor-on-Dee

Heavy

Excel Signs Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7079.8
  • 2m 4f 72y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Excel Signs Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4F21-2 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
2-5 over hurdles last season and ran big race when second in what looked a warm novices' handicap chase at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) last month; not yet tested on heavy ground but has won on soft; good chance.
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1st

3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Harper’s Brook

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

travelled strongly, in rear but in touch with leaders, mistake 1st, hampered by faller 2nd, headway and pressed leader 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, ridden out run-in, idled final 110yds

9/4

2nd

8

30th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:25 Carlisle

Harper’s Brook

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

midfield on inner, switched left before 3 out, soon smooth headway, led just before 2 out, pushed along after 2 out, hit and headed last, soon ridden and no extra

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2341-3 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Won for Paul Nicholls in first-time cheekpieces at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) in April, his sixth start over fences, and was very respectable third (albeit 15l behind Harper's Brook) on recent seasonal/stable debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft); can give another good account here but less exposed rivals appeal more.
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2nd

4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Ubetya

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

led, awkward jump 1st, shaken up before 2 out, pushed along when headed approaching last, kept on well but always held

10/1

3rd

2

30th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:25 Carlisle

Ubetya

11st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent, pressed leader 7th, pushed along 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4117-3 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Won four times over hurdles last season (twice here) and made good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last month; today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit and he's likely to be right in the thick of things again.
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3rd

2

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Barrichello

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, bumped 2nd, awkward jump 7th, not fluent 10th, pressed leader 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, ridden when no extra approaching last, soon held

5/2

3rd

2

28th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:40 Uttoxeter

Barrichello

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent, hit 1st, went second after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, every chance last, soon held

7/2

Form: 12/ D

Last run: 743 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won Chepstow novice hurdle (2m3f, good) on rules debut in October 2020 and was second in Cheltenham Grade 2 (2m5f, good) the following month; today's chase/handicap debut comes after a two-year absence but market support will make her of significant interest.
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4th

5

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Wild Romance

10st 13lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, slightly hampered 2nd, prominent from 4th, pressed leader 3 out, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, soon dropped to last and beaten

5/1

Form: 15/59/

Last run: 741 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Very creditable fifth in 2020 Triumph Hurdle; absent since the following autumn and not an easy horse to weigh up on today's chasing debut but remains in the care of Paul Nicholls and has been given a good chance by the handicapper.
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1

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Sir Psycho

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, jumped right 1st, jumped right and fell 2nd

5/1

Form: 1F314- D

Last run: 260 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Dual novice hurdle winner on soft ground for Jack Barber last season (2m3f/2m7f); ran well when second on yesterday's chase/stable debut at Ffos Las (2m3f, soft; beaten about 9l) and he's open to improvement in this sphere.
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6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Blackjack Magic

10st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Dual novice hurdle winner on soft ground for Jack Barber last season (2m3f/2m7f); ran well when second on yesterday's chase/stable debut at Ffos Las (2m3f, soft; beaten about 9l) and he's open to improvement in this sphere.

7/1

2nd

2

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 3

14:05 Ffos Las

Blackjack Magic

12st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Dual hurdles winner including a Chepstow novice (2m7f, soft) in February on his penultimate run Jack Barber; still unexposed in handicaps but he returns from 259 days off and needs to find more progress now switched to fences for new yard; regular hood is removed.

12/1

Non-runners

Blackjack Magic

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £6.80
Straight Forecast £7.80
Trifecta £13.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Harper's Brook

Telegraph:

Sir Psycho

RP Ratings:

Harper's Brook

TOPSPEED:

Harper's Brook

POSTDATA:

Harper's Brook

WEST COUNTRY:

Harper's Brook

The Times:

Harper's Brook

The Guardian:

Harper's Brook

Daily Mail:

Harper's Brook

D Express:

Harper's Brook

Daily Mirror:

Harper's Brook

The Sun:

Harper's Brook

The Star:

Harper's Brook

Daily Record:

Harper's Brook