November 26 / 15.25 Newcastle

15.25 Newcastle

Good To Soft

Betfair Exchange Rehearsal Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39865
  • 2m 7f 91y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Betfair Exchange Rehearsal Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11113- D

Last run: 232 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 164

Form & Verdict
Highly progressive novice chaser last season, landing a five-timer (2m3f-3m, soft/good to soft) when winning the Grade 1 Brown Advisory at the Cheltenham Festival; may have been ready for a break when disappointing at Aintree in April; makes his reappearance off a very lofty mark but last season's impressive evidence suggests he could have the class to defy it.
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1st

1

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

L’Homme Presse

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Highly progressive novice chaser last season, landing a five-timer (2m3f-3m, soft/good to soft) when winning the Grade 1 Brown Advisory at the Cheltenham Festival; may have been ready for a break when disappointing at Aintree in April; makes his reappearance off a very lofty mark but last season's impressive evidence suggests he could have the class to defy it.

11/8

4

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

L’Homme Presse

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Highly progressive novice chaser last term until a defeat at Aintree where he was possibly over the top and ready for a rest; Grade 1 double came in the Scilly Isles at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) and Brown Advisory at Cheltenham (3m, soft), looking a great prospect for the 2022-23 campaign; has won over C&D; remains of strong interest.

1/3

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4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4111-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who won his final three starts last season (2m5f-3m, good to soft) and continued the fine work when scoring on his reappearance at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month; did it readily last time and a 6lb rise may not prevent this progressive 7yo from landing a five-timer.
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2nd

9

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Into Overdrive

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Front-runner who won his final three starts last season (2m5f-3m, good to soft) and continued the fine work when scoring on his reappearance at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month; did it readily last time and a 6lb rise may not prevent this progressive 7yo from landing a five-timer.

4/1

1st

6

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 1

15:30 Wetherby

Into Overdrive

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

prominent on inner, led 5th, joined 8th, led again and going best 4 out, went clear but stumbled 3 out, shaken up after 2 out, mistake last, pushed out run-in, readily

9/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 12121/

Last run: 595 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed an excellent novice chase campaign in 2020-21, finishing second in the Ultima at the Cheltenham Festival (3m1f, soft) then going one better in another handicap at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft); absent since; very much a contender if he retains his promise but that's the big question.
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3rd

3

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Happygolucky

11st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Enjoyed an excellent novice chase campaign in 2020-21, finishing second in the Ultima at the Cheltenham Festival (3m1f, soft) then going one better in another handicap at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft); absent since; very much a contender if he retains his promise but that's the big question.

6/1

5

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Happygolucky

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Very useful novice chaser in the 2020-21 campaign, particularly over 3m1f, including a good second in the Ultima here and clearcut win at Aintree (another Grade 3 handicap); missed last season due to injury; progressive sort who could well have more to offer but this drop back to 2m4f tempers enthusiasm on return to action.

12/1

Form: P1PP-P D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Runs off the same mark as when winning the competitive Sky Bet Handicap at Doncaster in January; however, he was pulled up on his final two starts last season and it was the same story on last month's reappearance at Aintree, where his jumping lacked fluency; has plenty to prove.
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4th

5

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Windsor Avenue

10st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Runs off the same mark as when winning the competitive Sky Bet Handicap at Doncaster in January; however, he was pulled up on his final two starts last season and it was the same story on last month's reappearance at Aintree, where his jumping lacked fluency; has plenty to prove.

25/1

1

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

14:05 Aintree

Windsor Avenue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, reminders after 1st, headway and prominent on outer after 3rd, went second after 11th, lost position after 5 out, weakened quickly 4 out, soon pulled up

8/1

Form: 4P15-2

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Won twice last season (2m3f/2m4f) and he may have needed last month's reappearance run at Wetherby; he's on a handy mark but his stamina heads into unknown territory on this first run beyond 2m5f.
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5th

7

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Whoshotthesheriff

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Won twice last season (2m3f/2m4f) and he may have needed last month's reappearance run at Wetherby; he's on a handy mark but his stamina heads into unknown territory on this first run beyond 2m5f.

25/1

5

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Whoshotthesheriff

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

Dual chase winner last season, both times over about 2m4f on good ground; ran well on last month's reappearance outing at Wetherby (2m3f, good) but his stamina heads into unknown territory here.

14/1

2nd

1

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

15:05 Wetherby

Whoshotthesheriff

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, headway after 5 out, not fluent 4 out, soon ridden, pressed leaders when not fluent 2 out, held when left in second last, hampered run-in

5/2

Form: 435U-1 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
Won over C&D (good to soft) in March 2021 and fair third in this race last year (albeit no match for the front two, including winner Aye Right); reappeared with commanding veterans' chase win at Aintree last month; back up 5lb and has never won off a mark this high but might not be far away.
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6th

4

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Dingo Dollar

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won over C&D (good to soft) in March 2021 and fair third in this race last year (albeit no match for the front two, including winner Aye Right); reappeared with commanding veterans' chase win at Aintree last month; back up 5lb and has never won off a mark this high but might not be far away.

8/1

1st

2

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

14:05 Aintree

Dingo Dollar

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield, lost position and towards rear from 6th, pushed along 8th, outpaced when hampered by faller 14th, still plenty to do before 3 out, good headway before 2 out, led before last, ridden clear run-in

7/1

Form: 5139-2 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict
Won this race last year (good to soft); he's 6lb higher this time around but he showed he can cope with this sort of mark when second on last month's reappearance at Kelso (3m2f, good to soft) and this highly admirable 9yo can give another good account; can make the running.
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2

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Aye Right

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Won this race last year (good to soft); he's 6lb higher this time around but he showed he can cope with this sort of mark when second on last month's reappearance at Kelso (3m2f, good to soft) and this highly admirable 9yo can give another good account; can make the running.

9/2

2nd

1

22nd Oct 2022

Good

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

14:48 Kelso

Aye Right

11st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

took keen hold, led, jumped slightly left and bumped rival 1st, shaken up and faced strong challenge 2 out, ridden before last, headed last, no extra run-in, lost shoe (vet said gelding had lost his left-fore shoe)

8/1

Form: /UP24-

Last run: 266 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Has won at up to an extended 2m4f (unraced beyond that trip) and he's on a good mark on last season's best efforts (which were over 2m); there are some staying types in this 9yo's pedigree but this is a tough race in which to attempt to prove his stamina.
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6

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

The Big Bite

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Has won at up to an extended 2m4f (unraced beyond that trip) and he's on a good mark on last season's best efforts (which were over 2m); there are some staying types in this 9yo's pedigree but this is a tough race in which to attempt to prove his stamina.

33/1

Form: -21627 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Cheltenham Festival runner-up when with Gordon Elliott; went close over fences at Carlisle last month on his second start for this yard; tailed off over hurdles at Ayr since and it's hard to be confident on the back of that, but he's not written off in view of his penultimate run.
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8

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:25 Newcastle

Dallas Des Pictons

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Cheltenham Festival runner-up when with Gordon Elliott; went close over fences at Carlisle last month on his second start for this yard; tailed off over hurdles at Ayr since and it's hard to be confident on the back of that, but he's not written off in view of his penultimate run.

33/1

7th

1

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:33 Ayr

Dallas Des Pictons

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

led at steady pace, not fluent 8th, pushed along and headed home turn, ridden and lost position after 3 out, soon struggling, tailed off from 2 out

7/2

2nd

1

13th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

14:45 Carlisle

Dallas Des Pictons

12st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

led, ridden and hard pressed 2 out, 3 lengths ahead after last, headed towards finish, just held second

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £8.60
Straight Forecast £7.67
Tricast £24.59
Trifecta £37.30

Selections

The Times:

L'Homme Presse

SPOTLIGHT:

Into Overdrive

WEST COUNTRY:

Happygolucky

TOPSPEED:

The Big Bite

POSTDATA:

Dingo Dollar

RP Ratings:

Into Overdrive

The Guardian:

Into Overdrive

Daily Mirror:

Into Overdrive

Telegraph:

L'Homme Presse

Daily Mail:

L'Homme Presse

D Express:

L'Homme Presse

The Sun:

L'Homme Presse

Daily Record:

L'Homme Presse

The Star:

Happygolucky