November 26 / 15.05 Newbury

15.05

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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13th

1

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Le Milos

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Smart chaser who won the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in November 2022 and was tenth in the Grand National last spring; seemed rusty on his return to hurdling in November and now drops back 4f in distance; one of three runners for Dan Skelton and the other two look more obvious candidates for today.

20/1

3rd

1

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Le Milos

12st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Tenth in the Grand National when last seen; excellent season over fences otherwise, the highlight his win in the Coral Gold Cup last November; the return to hurdles poses a question but he's a two-time winner in this sphere and is well handicapped on his chase form; goes well fresh and respected.

6/5

10th

15

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Le Milos

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Improved to win at Bangor (3m, heavy) and Newbury (3m2f, good) on first two starts for new yard, the latter a top handicap in which he jumped soundly, led three out and kept finding more; 6lb higher today but ran encouragingly last month after his winter break and, while stamina cannot be absolutely guaranteed, he could be about to taste even greater success today.

14/1

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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3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Remastered

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Collected good prize off this mark at Kempton (3m, soft) last winter but never got involved in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December and has now been pulled up on three of his last four appearances; needs to turn a corner.

10/1

0

10

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Remastered

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Every chance when falling four out in this race in 2021 and he was a close second in it last year; worth a second look given his record in the race but this 10yo was pulled up on his final two runs last term and there was no return to form over hurdles at Aintree last month (won same race 12 months earlier).

16/1

7th

3

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

13:35 Aintree

Remastered

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Had his fourth wind operation before a golden spell late last year, initiated by his win in this race; pulled up in his last two races last season, which has been followed by further wind surgery; acts in the mud; 8lb higher than this time last year, albeit 10lb below his chase figure.

4/1

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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3rd

2

25th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Corach Rambler

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won the Ultima at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) in March for the second year running and followed up in the Grand National (4m2f, soft); idled in front each time which suggests he could have more left in the tank form-wise, and his comeback defeat at Kelso last month is of little concern given his previous reappearance record; however, he needs a clear career best today.

10/1

5th

1

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

13:29 Kelso

Corach Rambler

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last

11/8

1st

26

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Corach Rambler

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Never-nearer fourth to Le Milos at Newbury (3m2f); ran respectably over 3m5f at Warwick last term and loudly demands another go at a marathon distance, now that his strong finish from well off the pace has won him the 3m1f Ultima Handicap at Cheltenham for the second year in succession; due to go up 10lb, so he's the pick of the weights; has his own way of doing things and plotting his way through the pack will need luck, but he gave probably his most professional display last time (on soft) and brings plenty of positives.

9/1

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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7

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Busselton

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tough and consistent at his best; won the Kerry National in 2022 and produced his best performance in a while when sixth in the Paddy Power here at Christmas; could come on again for that and might not be far away.

14/1

6th

8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Busselton

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent throughout, went second home turn, weakened approaching last

20/1

4th

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:05 Navan

Busselton

11st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Better known as a chaser; won the Kerry National last year but didn't repeat that form in four starts after and was poor when last seen; probably best watched back over hurdles.

22/1

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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10th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Annsam

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Last three appearances include 3m wins at Kempton (soft) and Ludlow (good to soft), looking better than ever; not disgraced in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good) in November but doesn't appear to be screaming for this extra distance; career-high mark compounds matters.

10/1

1st

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Annsam

12st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't get home after setting good pace in major handicap at Kempton in February but his very dominant win from the front there (3m, soft) in January is still quite fresh in the mind, and he could be hard to catch here.

11/4

7th

5

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Annsam

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Made all in impressive fashion over C&D (soft) last month; he's in a hotter race today and is likely to face greater pressure in front, but given his dominance a 7lb rise could have been worse and it will be no surprise if he plays another leading role; also effective on good ground.

11/2

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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11th

1

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Fanion DEstruval

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Yet to win beyond 2m4f but he looks a stayer now and after working hard from a long way out he took a late third behind Into Overdrive at Wetherby in December (3m, good to soft; suited by soft); first-time cheekpieces no help next time (left off now) and he is up against it off top weight.

25/1

4th

4

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 86y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Fanion DEstruval

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Classy chaser who has run several of his best races at Newbury; shaped encouragingly when seventh of 15 in the Coral Gold Cup over 3m2f here in November, and he was back to near his best when third in a competitive Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day; should be at concert pitch now and makes plenty of appeal in first-time headgear.

7/2

3rd

1

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

13:35 Wetherby

Fanion DEstruval

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Unproven at 3m and soundly beaten in midfield when upped to 3m2f in last month's Coral Gold Cup; however, he may have needed that reappearance run and his staying-on third in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase (2m5f, soft) in February provides hope regarding today's trip and him defying his lofty mark.

10/1

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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5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

1st

8

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Red Happy

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Bids for a hat-trick, having scored at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm; final run for David Pipe) and Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) the last twice, taking chase record to 10-36; this is a slightly better race but he remains well handicapped on peak form.

9/2

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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6th

3

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Lord Accord

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a valuable chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in October 2022 and next time was runner-up here to Frodon in the Badger Beer; he is back on a favourable mark but this season has yet to get off the ground (chasing the last twice).

9/1

5th

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Lord Accord

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Neil Mulholland

Disappointing at Cheltenham (3m1f) two months ago in a race that he'd won in 2022; well handicapped if back on song but needs the weather to be kind; soft/heavy ground would be a big negative.

8/1

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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2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Oscar Elite

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tizzard

Has plenty of chasing experience for a novice and chose a good day to open his account in this discipline when beating two rivals in the Grade 2 Reynoldstown at Ascot (3m, good to soft); it was not his first notable effort at the Festival when fifth in a very warm opening-day staying handicap (soft) won by Corach Rambler; solid credentials back in novice company.

9/2

5th

17

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Oscar Elite

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up in the 3m Albert Bartlett in 2021 and another rock-solid Festival run when third to Corach Rambler in this race last year (good to soft; when 1lb lower) especially as he bled from the nose; hard to catch on a good day since but was his best self when winning a three-runner Grade 2 novice at Ascot in February and ought to be set fair to go well.

11/1

1st

4

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Oscar Elite

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tizzard

Point winner in his younger days but he's 0-8 over rules fences and has a question mark over current form; useful on his day (finished third in last season's Ultima) but needs to stage a revival.

8/1

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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1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Warwick

Lostintranslation

12st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Joe Tizzard

Finished third in the 2020 Gold Cup and won a 2m5f Grade 2 early last season; absolutely nothing to shout about in the meantime and far from convincing despite this drop in grade.

12/1

6

1st Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:55 Cheltenham

Lostintranslation

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Joe Tizzard

One-time high-class chaser who has proved far from consistent since finishing third in the 2020 Gold Cup; staged a part-revival with Grade 2 win (2m5f) last term but subsequent form leaves a lot to be desired; never figured in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury most recently.

50/1

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

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Fiddlerontheroof

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Smart hurdler/chaser for the Tizzard stable and makes debut for Jim Boyle from a tempting mark, but we haven't seen him since a disappointing run in 2022 Coral Gold Cup and he's tricky to weigh up at present.

16/1

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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1st

1

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Threeunderthrufive

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, not fluent 1st

4/1

2nd

2

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Cheltenham

Threeunderthrufive

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Tough campaigner with an excellent strike-rate; showed himself better than ever when 3l second of 11 in the Badger Beer at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) on his reappearance five weeks ago, pulling clear with a progressive rival; a 3lb rise looks fully justified; commands major respect.

5/1

2nd

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:25 Wincanton

Threeunderthrufive

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart novice when winning a couple of Grade 2s at 3m; last season never really got off the ground but he salvaged something when fourth in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good; refitted cheekpieces); softer ground here will be in his favour and he remains capable of better after wind surgery.

100/30

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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0

14

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Our Power

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Well beaten over hurdles here on last month's reappearance but he was without these cheekpieces and his form hit new heights over fences last season, winning two Grade 3 handicaps (3m, good) before failing to stay 4m2f in the Grand National; further improvement is possible and he could be a threat.

14/1

7th

2

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Our Power

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Showed plenty of determination to win valuable 3m handicap chases at Ascot and Kempton last season, both on good ground (has won on soft); didn't stay 4m2f in the Grand National afterwards; rated 7lb lower over hurdles (three-time winner) and returns from his break with his yard firing in the winners.

14/1

11th

35

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Our Power

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Started on the Flat but has been a rising force through his five campaigns over jumps; this term he's knuckled down admirably to prevail on the run-in in valuable 3m handicaps at Ascot and Kempton, both on good ground but he scored last season on soft; 4lb well-in compared to his recently revised mark; unraced beyond 3m1f but trainer says "this lad stays forever".

20/1

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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3

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Won off 18lb higher at Newbury (3m, good to soft) for Nicky Henderson in November 2019 but he's not seen much action since and has been pulled up in three of his last four runs; has plenty to prove and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

33/1

0

4

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

A three-time hurdles/chase winner (from 2m4f to 3m) in 2019 for Nicky Henderson but well below par last season and pulled up on his sole outing for Christian Williams in 3m4f Taunton handicap chase in March; cheekpieces go on for another new yard here with plenty to prove.

33/1

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Very well handicapped on old form but ended 2022 with some very disappointing efforts for Nicky Henderson and needs to have been revitalised by the switch to a new stable; first run beyond 3m2f.

16/1

Non-runners

Our Power

+o+e Accumulators

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:

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Daily Mirror:

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