November 26 / 13.55 Newbury

13.55 Newbury

Good

Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £21784
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 5618-0 D

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Sole runner for Paul Nicholls but is not an interesting type, having proved inconsistent and become somewhat exposed over fences and hurdles for this yard; absent since May; others are more appealing.
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1st

3

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Red Risk

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, disputed lead 2 out, led approaching last, kept on well run-in, ridden out final 110yds

33/1

OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 111P-3

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Good third to Peking Rose at Aintree (upped to 2m4f; third run for current connections) on seasonal debut; in good hands, has low mileage and looks open to further improvement; shortlisted.
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2nd

1

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Petit Tonnerre

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Good third to Peking Rose at Aintree (upped to 2m4f; third run for current connections) on seasonal debut; in good hands, has low mileage and looks open to further improvement; shortlisted.

12/1

3rd

5

23rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Petit Tonnerre

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield, shaken up and headway after 2 out, ridden and went third run-in, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 251-56 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with a comfortable win at Kempton; however, he failed to show his form there 19 days ago (back from layoff) and he's much more exposed than some of these rivals; opposed.
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3rd

7

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Dorking Boy

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead 3rd, led 4th, joined 2 out, headed approaching last, ridden and weakened run-in

25/1

6th

3

7th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:05 Kempton

Dorking Boy

10st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon weakened

13/2

Form: 44F-21 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Fourth in last season's Betfair Hurdle at this venue; solid second at Chepstow (2m3f; strong form) on reappearance then went one better with an emphatic win at Plumpton (2m4f, good); not dismissed.
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4th

4

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Lord Baddesley

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Fourth in last season's Betfair Hurdle at this venue; solid second at Chepstow (2m3f; strong form) on reappearance then went one better with an emphatic win at Plumpton (2m4f, good); not dismissed.

7/1

1st

4

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

15:20 Plumpton

Lord Baddesley

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Chris Gordon

Chasing never went to plan last season and he was later an excellent fourth in the always-competitive Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (Royaume Uni behind); made a very pleasing reappearance in another strong handicap at Chepstow and a 1lb nudge is neither here nor there.

7/4

2nd

9

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:02 Chepstow

Lord Baddesley

10st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

held up in rear, headway 3 out, went fourth 2 out, soon ridden, went second final 110yds, kept on

13/2

Form: 4310-3 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Versatile mare who scored three times (2m-2m5f, good/soft) as a novice hurdler last season; shaped promisingly at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) on reappearance; could go well off unaltered mark.
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5th

10

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Current Mood

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

led, joined 3rd, chased leader 4th, weakened 3 out

8/1

12

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Current Mood

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Makes her third handicap start and improvement is required; however, she caught the eye when keeping on for third of 12 at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) on her reappearance three weeks ago and could build on that performance here; has won twice on good ground.

12/1

3rd

1

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ffos Las

Current Mood

12st 2lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders, headway after 7th, pressed leader 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon shaken up and lost ground, kept on run-in, eyecatcher (jockey said mare hung right-handed rounding the bend)

13/2

Form: 1227-1 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Has bumped into highly notable rivals on occasions (form stacks up well); had wind surgery prior to justifying favouritism in Aintree handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month and, while he scored only narrowly, looks set for a productive campaign; still unexposed at this trip; respected.
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6th

6

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Peking Rose

11st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has bumped into highly notable rivals on occasions (form stacks up well); had wind surgery prior to justifying favouritism in Aintree handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month and, while he scored only narrowly, looks set for a productive campaign; still unexposed at this trip; respected.

13/2

12

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:25 Haydock

Peking Rose

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

16/1

1st

9

23rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Peking Rose

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, steady headway 3 out, led narrowly or disputed lead 2 out, ridden when edged left and led clearly after last, reduced lead inside final 110yds, just held on

11/2

Form: 24111- C

Last run: 226 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Productive filly over hurdles and on the Flat; won Grade 3 juvenile handicap at Cheltenham (2m1f) when last seen under this code, completing a hat-trick; however, goes into unknown territory now upped in distance.
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7th

11

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Malakahna

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Productive filly over hurdles and on the Flat; won Grade 3 juvenile handicap at Cheltenham (2m1f) when last seen under this code, completing a hat-trick; however, goes into unknown territory now upped in distance.

10/1

1st

5

(4)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Malakahna

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ian Williams

prominent, pushed along and led narrowly over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, rallied and led again final strides, gamely

6/1

6th

3

(7)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:23 Ripon

Malakahna

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

pushed along soon after start, close up on inner, outpaced and pushed along 4f out, lost position 3f out, ridden over 2f out, rallied and keeping on when short of room final 110yds (jockey said filly was denied a clear run inside the final furlong, causing him to ease and lose a place; trainer's rep said filly was unsuited by the undulating track)

5/1

Form: 12116-

Last run: 253 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Very useful juvenile hurdler last season, having won the Finale at Chepstow and fared best of the British runners when sixth in the Triumph; possibilities provided he stays this new trip on reappearance.
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2

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Porticello

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Very useful juvenile hurdler last season, having won the Finale at Chepstow and fared best of the British runners when sixth in the Triumph; possibilities provided he stays this new trip on reappearance.

10/1

Form: 2/1P- C

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Eventually pulled up, having made mistakes, in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree in April; impressive at this course (2m, good to soft; hurdles debut) on his only other start last season, looking potentially smart; big player off just 132 back here, granted an error-free round.
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3rd

6

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Walking On Air

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Breezed through hurdle debut at Newbury in January (2m, good to soft); had back problems after and failed to do himself justice in C&D Grade 1 novice in April, racing freely and none too fluent before stopping quickly and pulled up three out; hard to forget that image but he clearly has bags of potential going into his first handicap.

3/1

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Walking On Air

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Eventually pulled up, having made mistakes, in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree in April; impressive at this course (2m, good to soft; hurdles debut) on his only other start last season, looking potentially smart; big player off just 132 back here, granted an error-free round.

3/1

Form: 12- D

Last run: 332 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Thrice-raced mare; easily made a winning rules debut at Warwick (2m5f, good to soft) last November, then finished second in the Challow over this C&D (soft); considering that she has Grade 1 course form and remains unexposed, she looks very interesting off just 127 on return to action.
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2nd

2

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:35 Sandown

West Balboa

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Major promise in two starts under rules, both last season, scoring easily at Warwick (2m5f, good to soft) then runner-up in the Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft); should improve further; interesting off an opening mark of 127.

6/4

8

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

West Balboa

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Thrice-raced mare; easily made a winning rules debut at Warwick (2m5f, good to soft) last November, then finished second in the Challow over this C&D (soft); considering that she has Grade 1 course form and remains unexposed, she looks very interesting off just 127 on return to action.

7/2

Form: 3313-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Largely consistent at about 2m; ran well in Aintree handicap in April and may be sharper with Ascot reappearance under his belt; however, has stamina to prove over this new trip; hood enlisted.
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9

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Washington

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Largely consistent at about 2m; ran well in Aintree handicap in April and may be sharper with Ascot reappearance under his belt; however, has stamina to prove over this new trip; hood enlisted.

12/1

5th

7

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Washington

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

midfield, ridden and steady headway after 3 out, disputing fourth 2 out, stayed on but well held run-in

5/1

Form: 32142-

Last run: 224 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Raced mainly at 2m7f-3m2f last term, winning four times; creditable second over 3m at Haydock on final outing; faces a harder task in this field and the drop back in trip looks a negative.
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12

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Imphal

10st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Raced mainly at 2m7f-3m2f last term, winning four times; creditable second over 3m at Haydock on final outing; faces a harder task in this field and the drop back in trip looks a negative.

40/1

Non-runners

Walking On Air, West Balboa, Imphal

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £240.00
Straight Forecast £253.22
Tricast £8829.71
Trifecta £4834.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

West Balboa

LAMBOURN:

Walking On Air

The Times:

Malakahna

WEST COUNTRY:

Peking Rose

POSTDATA:

Lord Baddesley

TOPSPEED:

Imphal

Telegraph:

Walking On Air

RP Ratings:

West Balboa

The Guardian:

West Balboa

Daily Mail:

West Balboa

D Express:

West Balboa

Daily Mirror:

West Balboa

The Sun:

West Balboa

The Star:

West Balboa

Daily Record:

West Balboa