November 26 / 15.05 Newbury

15.05 Newbury

Good

Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £142375
  • 3m 1f 214y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2114-1

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Did well for Tim Vaughan and continued the good work at Bangor (3m, heavy; scored comfortably) on debut for Dan Skelton, taking chase record to 4-8; favourably handicapped under a penalty, as he's 4lb ahead of the assessor; open to further progress; has to be feared.
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1st

8

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Le Milos

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Did well for Tim Vaughan and continued the good work at Bangor (3m, heavy; scored comfortably) on debut for Dan Skelton, taking chase record to 4-8; favourably handicapped under a penalty, as he's 4lb ahead of the assessor; open to further progress; has to be feared.

6/1

1st

4

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Le Milos

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

3-7 over fences for Tim Vaughan, including a notable success at Sandown (3m, good to soft) in February; not seen since a lesser effort in March but is suited by soft/heavy ground it will be interesting to see what Dan Skelton can do with him.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.00

Form: F249-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Demonstrated his wellbeing with a hurdles success under David Noonan at Aintree (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago, with stablemate Gericault Roque behind; unlucky off 4lb higher in this race last year, as he looked set to play a huge role when falling four out; major contender.
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2nd

9

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Remastered

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Demonstrated his wellbeing with a hurdles success under David Noonan at Aintree (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago, with stablemate Gericault Roque behind; unlucky off 4lb higher in this race last year, as he looked set to play a huge role when falling four out; major contender.

13/2

1st

6

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

14:01 Aintree

Remastered

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Well beaten over C&D when last seen in April and has had wind surgery for a fourth time since; he's superior over fences but has a lower mark over hurdles and ran well when third on his reappearance in this race last year (good to soft; best form is on soft/heavy); could have a part to play.

13/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 2222-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Almost certainly needed his reappearance outing over hurdles at Aintree behind stablemate Remastered; looks a chase winner waiting to happen, having produced form figures of 32222 in this sphere, the last two attempts in major handicaps (including the Ultima at Cheltenham in March; now better off with Corach Rambler); could well go one better.
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3rd

11

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Gericault Roque

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Almost certainly needed his reappearance outing over hurdles at Aintree behind stablemate Remastered; looks a chase winner waiting to happen, having produced form figures of 32222 in this sphere, the last two attempts in major handicaps (including the Ultima at Cheltenham in March; now better off with Corach Rambler); could well go one better.

13/2

5th

3

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

14:01 Aintree

Gericault Roque

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Progressive novice chaser last season, finishing second in the Ultima Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (3m1f, good to soft) in March; has had wind op since; 2-3 over hurdles in early 2021 (including a win on soft) and this 6yo is one to be interested back over hurdles on his reappearance.

7/2

Form: 14U1-5 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
Should be spot-on for this target with Carlisle reappearance over an inadequate 2m4f under his belt; very promising novice chaser last season, culminating in Ultima success at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) where he came with a strong late run to win going away; big player.
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4th

7

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Corach Rambler

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Should be spot-on for this target with Carlisle reappearance over an inadequate 2m4f under his belt; very promising novice chaser last season, culminating in Ultima success at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) where he came with a strong late run to win going away; big player.

8/1

5th

3

30th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Carlisle

Corach Rambler

11st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in midfield, pushed along and outpaced after 11th, no impression after 3 out, not fluent last, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 42-221

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict
Irish challenger; solid record in useful handicap chases this term, finishing second twice (2m5f/2m6f) before gamely going one better in the Kerry National at Limerick (3m, good; wore second-time blinkers); highly unexposed over 3m+ and in the headgear; could well have more to offer; interesting.
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5th

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Busselton

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Irish challenger; solid record in useful handicap chases this term, finishing second twice (2m5f/2m6f) before gamely going one better in the Kerry National at Limerick (3m, good; wore second-time blinkers); highly unexposed over 3m+ and in the headgear; could well have more to offer; interesting.

8/1

1st

14

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Busselton

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

pushed along briefly, soon led, joined 11th, pushed along and faced sustained challenge after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, joined before last, disputed lead when left clear last, stayed on, gamely

7/1

14/1

Form: 1P31-8 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Successful off lower marks over fences at Ascot and over hurdles at this venue last term, both 3m events; faces a stiffer assignment in this field and his Ascot reappearance (well behind Our Power having jumped right) doesn't augur well.
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6th

13

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Annsam

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Successful off lower marks over fences at Ascot and over hurdles at this venue last term, both 3m events; faces a stiffer assignment in this field and his Ascot reappearance (well behind Our Power having jumped right) doesn't augur well.

14/1

8th

7

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:15 Ascot

Annsam

11st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped right throughout, led, headed before 3 out, soon ridden, weakening when hit 2 out

9/1

Form: 41234- C

Last run: 254 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict
Ended last season at Grade 1 level, running creditably in the Ascot Chase then well-held fourth in the Ryanair; defied top weight in the 2m4f handicap on the Friday of this two-day meeting in 2021 but now has a 9lb higher mark to overcome and stamina to prove over this new trip.
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7th

1

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Fanion D’Estruval

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

detached in rear throughout

25/1

100/1

Form: 51215R

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Multiple chase winner but usually runs at a lower level; well behind Lord Accord in the Badger Beer at Wincanton and was beaten when refusing at the final fence in the Southern National since; 4lb out of weights; opposed.
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6

3rd Dec 2022

Good

3m 4f 166y

Class 2

15:30 Sandown

Red Happy

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Pipe

Multiple chase winner at a lower level and usually gets found out in the better races, as was the case in last week's Coral Gold Cup at Newbury; had a busy year, and others make greater appeal.

25/1

8th

15

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Red Happy

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Multiple chase winner but usually runs at a lower level; well behind Lord Accord in the Badger Beer at Wincanton and was beaten when refusing at the final fence in the Southern National since; 4lb out of weights; opposed.

100/1

6

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Red Happy

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, jumped right 5th, hampered by faller 10th, went third and mistake 14th, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), refused last (usual 2 out)

20/1

Form: P-5312 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Second-season chaser who isn't fully exposed; better than ever the last twice, winning at Cheltenham (good) then clear second behind Frodon in the Badger Beer at Wincanton (good to firm), both over 3m1f; 3lb ahead of the assessor and cannot be dismissed.
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9th

14

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Lord Accord

10st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Second-season chaser who isn't fully exposed; better than ever the last twice, winning at Cheltenham (good) then clear second behind Frodon in the Badger Beer at Wincanton (good to firm), both over 3m1f; 3lb ahead of the assessor and cannot be dismissed.

11/1

2nd

7

5th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:50 Wincanton

Lord Accord

10st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned to fences at Cheltenham two weeks ago (3m1f, good) and produced a career-best performance when asserting three out and collecting by nearly 5l; a 5lb rise could have been a lot worse and he has appreciably less to prove than a lot of these.

5/1

1st

8

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Lord Accord

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, pressed leader from 13th, going okay when led after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon shaken up, good jump last, ridden and went clear run-in

12/1

Form: 453P-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Had wind surgery prior to reappearance fifth (1l behind Threeunderthrufive) in good 3m hurdle at Wetherby; 0-6 as a novice chaser last season but ties in closely with Corach Rambler and Gericault Roque on Ultima form at Cheltenham in March; that peak effort suggests he has a major handicap in him; shortlisted.
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10th

12

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Oscar Elite

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tizzard

Had wind surgery prior to reappearance fifth (1l behind Threeunderthrufive) in good 3m hurdle at Wetherby; 0-6 as a novice chaser last season but ties in closely with Corach Rambler and Gericault Roque on Ultima form at Cheltenham in March; that peak effort suggests he has a major handicap in him; shortlisted.

8/1

5th

3

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 1

15:00 Wetherby

Oscar Elite

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3 out, went third 2 out, soon outpaced, awkward jump last, soon no extra, lost two places towards finish

16/1

Form: 15P80- C

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
High-class chaser in his prime and took a step back in the right direction with Grade 2 success at Ascot on reappearance last term; back in the doldrums subsequently and has been far from reliable since finishing third in the 2020 Gold Cup; not sure what to expect.
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11th

4

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Lostintranslation

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

High-class chaser in his prime and took a step back in the right direction with Grade 2 success at Ascot on reappearance last term; back in the doldrums subsequently and has been far from reliable since finishing third in the 2020 Gold Cup; not sure what to expect.

20/1

1

16th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Warwick

Lostintranslation

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

High-class chaser in his prime and took a step back in the right direction with Grade 2 success at Ascot on reappearance last term; back in the doldrums subsequently, beaten long way in the Grand National on final start; another revival is possible now switched to veterans company and he's on a very attractive mark; highly respected.

7/2

Form: 1225-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict
One of several runners who warmed up for this prize with a recent spin over hurdles; very useful chaser who is largely consistent and went down by only half a length (off 5lb lower; clear of remainder) in this race 12 months ago; cheekpieces now added; should go well again.
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2

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Fiddlerontheroof

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

One of several runners who warmed up for this prize with a recent spin over hurdles; very useful chaser who is largely consistent and went down by only half a length (off 5lb lower; clear of remainder) in this race 12 months ago; cheekpieces now added; should go well again.

9/1

3rd

1

7th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:05 Kempton

Fiddlerontheroof

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, pushed along after 3 out, outpaced 2 out, rallied and went third last, kept on but no match for first two

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1116-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict
Not at best for Wetherby return (in Grade 2 hurdle) but should come on plenty for that run; aside from his Brown Advisory defeat at Cheltenham he progressed well as a novice chaser last term (dual Grade 2 winner over 3m) and looks an ideal type for this race; cheekpieces applied; respected.
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3

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Threeunderthrufive

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, blundered and unseated rider 1st

9/1

3rd

5

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 1

15:00 Wetherby

Threeunderthrufive

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Paul Nicholls

led, awkward jump 1st, hit and pecked on landing 7th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, headed just before 2 out, soon outpaced and held, went third towards finish

6/1

Form: PP1P-6 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict
Landed the big 3m5f handicap off 2lb lower at Sandown two seasons back; however, has lacked consistency since and failed to complete (unseated then pulled up) in the last two runnings of this contest; chance partly depends on how well he responds to first-time headgear.
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6

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Potterman

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Landed the big 3m5f handicap off 2lb lower at Sandown two seasons back; however, has lacked consistency since and failed to complete (unseated then pulled up) in the last two runnings of this contest; chance partly depends on how well he responds to first-time headgear.

40/1

6th

2

5th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:50 Wincanton

Potterman

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Likes this race having finished runner-up in the last two renewals, off 9lb lower in 2020 and 1lb lower last year; needs the ground to remain good if he's to make it third-time lucky but even then, off this mark he has zero margin for error.

10/1

Form: F135-1 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict
Finished behind some of these rivals in the Ultima at Cheltenham in March, nonetheless running respectably; resumed improvement in Grade 3 handicap at Ascot (3m, good) four weeks ago, taking record over fences to 3-7; this second-season chaser may well rate higher still; one to consider.
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10

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Our Power

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Finished behind some of these rivals in the Ultima at Cheltenham in March, nonetheless running respectably; resumed improvement in Grade 3 handicap at Ascot (3m, good) four weeks ago, taking record over fences to 3-7; this second-season chaser may well rate higher still; one to consider.

10/1

1st

9

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:15 Ascot

Our Power

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

midfield, headway 16th, disputing second home turn, soon ridden, led final 110yds, stayed on, ridden out

4/1

Form: 12/635 C BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
4lb out of the handicap but is 2lb lower than when scoring over hurdles here three years ago; however, not in top form over hurdles/fences since returning from very long absence this season; others preferred.
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16

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Diablo De Rouhet

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Nicky Henderson

4lb out of the handicap but is 2lb lower than when scoring over hurdles here three years ago; however, not in top form over hurdles/fences since returning from very long absence this season; others preferred.

66/1

5th

2

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

16:38 Uttoxeter

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders on inner, soon ridden, going easily 3 out, pushed along when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened quickly approaching last

13/2

Non-runners

Our Power

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Payout
Exacta £42.60
Straight Forecast £36.90
Tricast £211.69
Trifecta £269.40

Selections

The Guardian:

Our Power

Telegraph:

Busselton

SPOTLIGHT:

Gericault Roque

POSTDATA:

Lord Accord

WEST COUNTRY:

Threeunderthrufive

The Times:

Corach Rambler

TOPSPEED:

Fanion D'Estruval

RP Ratings:

Remastered

D Express:

Busselton

The Sun:

Gericault Roque

The Star:

Lord Accord

Daily Record:

Threeunderthrufive

Daily Mail:

Our Power

Daily Mirror:

Our Power