November 26 / 13.20 Newbury

13.20 Newbury

Good

Sir Peter O’Sullevan Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 6f 93y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Sir Peter O’Sullevan Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: P8P-62 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Hard to win with these days; had tumbled in the weights before a recent second of ten in first-time blinkers at Wetherby (2m3f, good); possibilities if building on that but he faces sterner opposition here.
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1st

6

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Zanza

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Hard to win with these days; had tumbled in the weights before a recent second of ten in first-time blinkers at Wetherby (2m3f, good); possibilities if building on that but he faces sterner opposition here.

11/2

2nd

4

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:53 Wetherby

Zanza

11st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

towards rear of midfield, blundered 9th, outpaced and pushed along after 5 out, staying on but still plenty to do 4 out, switched right and steady headway 2 out, soon went second, edged left and not fluent last, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

14/1

4

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:15 Stratford

Zanza

11st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /5U0-1 D

Last run: 181 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Shaped promisingly in the feature event on today's card (3m2f, good to soft) 12 months ago before fading into fifth of 21; returning to shorter seemed to suit him when he scored at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good; first run after wind surgery) in the spring; only 4lb higher here and he goes well fresh.
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2nd

3

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Demachine

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Kerry Lee

Shaped promisingly in the feature event on today's card (3m2f, good to soft) 12 months ago before fading into fifth of 21; returning to shorter seemed to suit him when he scored at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good; first run after wind surgery) in the spring; only 4lb higher here and he goes well fresh.

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 21311- CD

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Didn't look back over fences last season, signing off with a win from four rivals over 2m7f here (good to soft) in April; he's creeping up the weights and is in deeper for this reappearance but he may not have reached his limit.
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3rd

8

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Java Point

11st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Didn't look back over fences last season, signing off with a win from four rivals over 2m7f here (good to soft) in April; he's creeping up the weights and is in deeper for this reappearance but he may not have reached his limit.

9/1

5

3rd Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

16:42 Newbury

Java Point

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Progressive 7yo who won at Ludlow (twice; 2m4f and 3m) and Newbury (2m7f) in three of his last four starts last season; possibly best on softer than good; raised another 3lb for this reappearance and his first-time-out record isn't great, but he's clearly one to note.

7/2

Form: 6113-6 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Upwardly mobile 7yo; fitted with a tongue-strap when winning at Kempton (3m, good) in February and Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) in March, and he gave the impression he needed the run when sixth of 11 at Exeter on reappearance; still has youth on his side and should be at concert pitch now.
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4th

13

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Killer Kane

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Upwardly mobile 7yo; fitted with a tongue-strap when winning at Kempton (3m, good) in February and Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) in March, and he gave the impression he needed the run when sixth of 11 at Exeter on reappearance; still has youth on his side and should be at concert pitch now.

5/1

6th

4

4th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Killer Kane

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won two of his six starts in his first season over fences, suffering his first defeat in the tongue-tie when finishing a remote third in an always-strong 3m1f handicap at the Grand National meeting; returns from his break with yard in flying form and has the potential to rate higher.

4/1

Form: 1P5-53 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
One of his major wins came in this contest in 2020; less easy to predict these days but was badly hampered by a faller when third of 11 at Wincanton recently; Ellis Collier claims a handy 7lb; not dismissed lightly.
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5th

12

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Cap Du Nord

11st 4lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

One of his major wins came in this contest in 2020; less easy to predict these days but was badly hampered by a faller when third of 11 at Wincanton recently; Ellis Collier claims a handy 7lb; not dismissed lightly.

8/1

3rd

10

5th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:50 Wincanton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Won a major 3m handicap at Kempton in February (good to soft) and didn't shape at all badly on his reappearance at Chepstow given he has an ordinary record when fresh; ran well to be fourth in this last year and he races off 3lb lower today; has no obvious ground preferences; strongly considered.

7/1

5th

6

8th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:17 Chepstow

Cap Du Nord

11st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 12th, weakened gradually from 4 out

16/1

Form: 142-49

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Progressive novice chaser in 2021-22 with two wins at 2m4f on good to soft ground; however, he hasn't been near his best in two runs this autumn and the usual cheekpieces are again left off today; others appeal more.
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6th

7

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Jacamar

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Milton Harris

Progressive novice chaser in 2021-22 with two wins at 2m4f on good to soft ground; however, he hasn't been near his best in two runs this autumn and the usual cheekpieces are again left off today; others appeal more.

20/1

9th

5

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

15:11 Aintree

Jacamar

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Milton Harris

Progressive novice chaser last season, with two wins (2m4f, good to soft); effective on soft earlier in career and 2m7f may have stretched him on last month's reappearance; further improvement needed to win this competitive handicap but he's only seven and could have more left in the tank.

7/1

4th

5

8th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:17 Chepstow

Jacamar

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

prominent, disputing third when ridden after 4 out, weakened after 3 out

8/1

Form: 1238-0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Has run some of his best races over the National fences at Aintree but his last two outings there have been subdued, including on his reappearance three weeks ago; now 5lb lower but has something to prove.
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7th

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Senior Citizen

11st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Has run some of his best races over the National fences at Aintree but his last two outings there have been subdued, including on his reappearance three weeks ago; now 5lb lower but has something to prove.

14/1

10th

4

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

15:11 Aintree

Senior Citizen

10st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Has run some good races over these fences, finishing third in the Topham (2m5f, good to soft) in April 2021 and second in this race 12 months ago (good to soft); it's also a positive that he goes well fresh but his chance may hinge on the ground (may not want soft going nowadays).

7/1

Form: 223-66

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Drew a blank last season but he ended it well, finishing bang there in red-hot handicaps over 3m, 4m and 3m5f; no sign of that form so far this term, and the suspicion is that today's trip is a bare minimum for him.
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8th

1

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Kitty’s Light

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Drew a blank last season but he ended it well, finishing bang there in red-hot handicaps over 3m, 4m and 3m5f; no sign of that form so far this term, and the suspicion is that today's trip is a bare minimum for him.

16/1

6th

4

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:15 Ascot

Kitty’s Light

11st 8lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear, struggling 15th, stayed on from 2 out, never dangerous

11/1

6th

3

8th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:17 Chepstow

Kitty’s Light

11st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

held up in last, pushed along and well held from 4 out

9/4

Form: 5U1-52 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Jumped more soundly than is sometimes the case when second of seven at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month, and that represents a career best; he's a C&D winner and should be thereabouts again off an unchanged mark.
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9th

10

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Dublin Four

11st 7lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Jumped more soundly than is sometimes the case when second of seven at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month, and that represents a career best; he's a C&D winner and should be thereabouts again off an unchanged mark.

13/2

2nd

5

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 1

15:30 Wetherby

Dublin Four

10st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in last, going easily but still plenty to do 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and went fourth after 2 out, kept on strongly and went second run-in, nearest finish

6/1

Form: /7/1P- CD

Last run: 294 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 9yo; won this contest in 2018 and 2021, running only three times in between; he's 6lb higher than for last year's success, has to put a poor run in February behind him and may require a career best, but he's likely to have been laid out for a third victory and must be respected.
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10th

4

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Kapcorse

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced 9yo; won this contest in 2018 and 2021, running only three times in between; he's 6lb higher than for last year's success, has to put a poor run in February behind him and may require a career best, but he's likely to have been laid out for a third victory and must be respected.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 32220- C BF

Last run: 232 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
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2

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Mister Coffey

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

3

13th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 80y

Class 2

13:10 Cheltenham

Mister Coffey

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

The Topham at Aintree did not work out in April when last seen, but he was understandably favourite that day following his seconds in a 2m4f Grade 1 novice at Sandown and the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham; all starts except bumper debut have been on softer than good; that might pose a question and there's been no win since first time out two seasons back but he's very much the one to beat on chase form.

5/6

Form: 1/P8-P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Useful novice chaser two seasons ago; beaten out of sight in three runs since, including over hurdles on his reappearance; however, he's been given a chance by the handicapper and the first-time headgear may help.
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9

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Lieutenant Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Syd Hosie

Useful novice chaser two seasons ago; beaten out of sight in three runs since, including over hurdles on his reappearance; however, he's been given a chance by the handicapper and the first-time headgear may help.

40/1

3

8th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Lingfield

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Syd Hosie

prominent, pushed along and weakened quickly after 2 out (usual 3 out)

20/1

Form: 28-141 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Mixes hurdling and chasing to good effect; scored over fences at Perth (3m, soft) in September and over hurdles here (3m, good) three weeks ago; creeping back up the weights but unlikely to be far away.
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11

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Champagne Court

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Mixes hurdling and chasing to good effect; scored over fences at Perth (3m, soft) in September and over hurdles here (3m, good) three weeks ago; creeping back up the weights but unlikely to be far away.

12/1

1st

7

3rd Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

16:05 Newbury

Champagne Court

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

He mixed hurdles and fences to good effect last season and he won a three-runner handicap chase at Perth in September; not written off after just one poor run but it's hard to be confident on the back of his heavy defeat back over hurdles at Fontwell last month.

15/2

Non-runners

Mister Coffey, Lieutenant Rocco, Champagne Court

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £35.50
Straight Forecast £33.72
Tricast £207.83
Trifecta £235.50

Selections

RP Ratings:

Zanza

SPOTLIGHT:

Demachine

Telegraph:

Kapcorse

WEST COUNTRY:

Killer Kane

TOPSPEED:

Senior Citizen

The Star:

Killer Kane

POSTDATA:

Demachine

The Times:

Demachine

Daily Mail:

Zanza

D Express:

Zanza

Daily Mirror:

Zanza

Daily Record:

Zanza

The Guardian:

Kapcorse

The Sun:

Kapcorse