November 26 / 15.40 Newbury

15.40 Newbury

Good

Coral Get Closer To The Action Handicap Chase (For The Jim Joel Memorial Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Coral Get Closer To The Action Handicap Chase (For The Jim Joel Memorial Trophy) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.10

Form: F156-1 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Second-season chaser who made all at Cheltenham (2m, good) two weeks ago; won well over C&D in February then ran respectably in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival; looks the type to improve further; respected.
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1st

2

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Amarillo Sky

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Second-season chaser who made all at Cheltenham (2m, good) two weeks ago; won well over C&D in February then ran respectably in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival; looks the type to improve further; respected.

11/8

1st

3

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:45 Cheltenham

Amarillo Sky

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Bred for chasing and he stepped up on his hurdling form when sent over fences last season, winning two novice handicaps at around 2m; far from disgraced in the Grand Annual over C&D at the Festival before facing a very stiff assignment in a Grade 1 novice at Aintree (last of six); may not have reached his ceiling just yet, and he's dangerous back in a handicap.

7/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 13-113 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Soft surface probably contributed to his Aintree defeat three weeks ago; progressive otherwise over fences and he's 3-5 on good ground in this sphere (the wins by an aggregate of 42l); remains of interest.
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2nd

7

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Only Money

10st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Soft surface probably contributed to his Aintree defeat three weeks ago; progressive otherwise over fences and he's 3-5 on good ground in this sphere (the wins by an aggregate of 42l); remains of interest.

9/2

2

21st Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:45 Ludlow

Only Money

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Progressive chaser who was 4-8 in this discipline before finishing third at Aintree on the softest ground he's encountered to date (soft); it was probably as much to do with racing freely that led to that defeat and yet he still ran well to be beaten only 5l by a chaser on the upgrade; likely to take some beating in this easier race.

15/8

3rd

6

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 3

16:18 Aintree

Only Money

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, midfield, not fluent 7th

11/4

Form: P21-4F CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Early faller returned to chasing at Ascot four weeks ago; nicely handicapped on best form and his most recent success came over this C&D (off only 2lb lower) in March; not dismissed.
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3rd

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Monsieur Lecoq

10st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Early faller returned to chasing at Ascot four weeks ago; nicely handicapped on best form and his most recent success came over this C&D (off only 2lb lower) in March; not dismissed.

8/1

9

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:45 Cheltenham

Monsieur Lecoq

10st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Not as good over fences as hurdles but his mark reflects that and he's only 2lb higher than when scoring at Newbury (2m, soft) in March under Ciaran Gethings; fell early on at Ascot (awarded same race 12 months earlier) last month; has to be respected at the foot of the weights.

10/1

9

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 1

14:40 Ascot

Monsieur Lecoq

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead just after 1st, fell 2nd

6/1

Form: 4241P- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Veteran who is favourably treated even on recent best, having scored off this mark at Doncaster in March; went very close off 19lb higher in this race three years ago and cannot be ruled out.
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4th

4

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Bun Doran

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Veteran who is favourably treated even on recent best, having scored off this mark at Doncaster in March; went very close off 19lb higher in this race three years ago and cannot be ruled out.

7/1

Form: 4P122- D BF

Last run: 273 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Solid record last winter, winning at Wetherby then running creditably off top weight in handicaps at Lingfield and Chepstow; had wind surgery since; thereabouts if returning in similar form.
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1

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Eclair D’Ainay

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Solid record last winter, winning at Wetherby then running creditably off top weight in handicaps at Lingfield and Chepstow; had wind surgery since; thereabouts if returning in similar form.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 366UF- D

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
In the process of running well when falling at Ayr on last appearance; however, also failed to complete the time before and Harry Skelton prefers stablemate Eclair D'Ainay; opposed.
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3

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Hatcher

11st 11lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

In the process of running well when falling at Ayr on last appearance; however, also failed to complete the time before and Harry Skelton prefers stablemate Eclair D'Ainay; opposed.

14/1

Form: /711-5 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Took well to chasing in the summer of 2021, winning twice on fast ground; possibly needed his reappearance run when back from 15-month absence but needs to improve sharply on that bare form.
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6

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Courtland

10st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Took well to chasing in the summer of 2021, winning twice on fast ground; possibly needed his reappearance run when back from 15-month absence but needs to improve sharply on that bare form.

14/1

5th

5

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Courtland

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, niggled along when not fluent 7th, ridden and no impression before 5 out

11/2

Form: FB3-66 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Successful three times over fences in 2021; however, has a doubt over current form having been nowhere near best in two runs this term; 5lb out of weights; others preferred.
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4th

7

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 119y

Class 3

14:55 Sandown

Casa Tall

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Tom George

In good form this time last year, winning at Exeter (2m1f, good); in and out since but his mark has fallen and he might have needed the run after four months off when sixth of ten in a warm race at Kempton (first and third successful since) last month; has to be respected for in-form stable.

6/1

8

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Casa Tall

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Successful three times over fences in 2021; however, has a doubt over current form having been nowhere near best in two runs this term; 5lb out of weights; others preferred.

16/1

6th

8

7th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Casa Tall

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Won off a similar mark at Exeter last November but that was after a run the previous month and his overall record first time back isn't particularly encouraging; fairly treated if he was wound up.

20/1

Non-runners

Eclair D'Ainay, Casa Tall

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.00
Straight Forecast £5.04
Tricast £17.48
Trifecta £19.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Amarillo Sky

SPOTLIGHT:

Only Money

RP Ratings:

Bun Doran

WEST COUNTRY:

Amarillo Sky

The Times:

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Telegraph:

Amarillo Sky

The Guardian:

Amarillo Sky

Daily Mail:

Amarillo Sky

D Express:

Amarillo Sky

The Sun:

Amarillo Sky

The Star:

Amarillo Sky

Daily Record:

Amarillo Sky

Daily Mirror:

Only Money

TOPSPEED:

Bun Doran