November 29 / 13.40 Ayr

13.40 Ayr

Soft

Virgin Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7624.4
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 32/3-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 6yo who delivered on promise shown over hurdles in 2021 when keeping on well for clearcut success on last month's seasonal/chase debut at Wexford (2m4f, heavy); should have a lot more to offer; respected.
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2nd

2

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Gold Cup Bailly

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

led, mistake and headed 9th, disputed lead 10th, sustained battle with winner from 4 out, ridden and headed run-in, no extra final 110yds

Evs

1st

1

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:45 Ayr

Gold Cup Bailly

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

jumped well, led, headed before 2nd, briefly led 8th, led again going easily 4 out, shaken up approaching last, kept on well run-in, always doing enough

6/4

3

30th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Gold Cup Bailly

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Won an Irish point to start career; clearcut win on seasonal/chase debut at Wexford (2m4f, heavy) in October and added a five-runner novice handicap from the front at Ayr (2m4f, soft) one month ago; raised 6lb and has more to prove over this trip (flopped in a 3m1f maiden hurdle last December) but there was a lot to like about those last two performances.

3/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1542-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Promising novice hurdler last season and proved too strong for warm favourite when scoring on this month's seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft); 4lb rise doesn't look excessive; solid claims.
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7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Doctor Ken

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Won his handicap/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in November on reappearance; good second of five at Ayr (2m4f, soft) on latest outing and this longer trip looks well worth a go.

13/2

2nd

3

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

13:40 Ayr

Doctor Ken

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Promising novice hurdler last season and proved too strong for warm favourite when scoring on this month's seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft); 4lb rise doesn't look excessive; solid claims.

9/4

1st

4

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

14:36 Aintree

Doctor Ken

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Bumper winner (2m, good to soft) who won a maiden hurdle at Ascot (2m3f, good) last November and went close in a novice hurdle at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) last time out in March; improvement needed on chase/handicap debut but his trainer won this last year and he's not ruled out; unproven on soft.

4/1

Form: 13-1U BF

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
1-2 over hurdles last season and began chasing career with win in six-runner Hexham handicap (1m7f, soft) this month; contests a stronger race here but open to plenty of progress; makes quick reappearance after early mishap at Newcastle on Saturday.
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3rd

5

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:38 Kelso

Captain Quint

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

held up in behind leaders on outer

9/1

3rd

5

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

13:40 Ayr

Captain Quint

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

1-2 over hurdles last season and began chasing career with win in six-runner Hexham handicap (1m7f, soft) this month; contests a stronger race here but open to plenty of progress; makes quick reappearance after early mishap at Newcastle on Saturday.

3/1

1

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Captain Quint

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Very lightly raced point runner-up who made it 2-3 under rules when winning on his chase debut at Hexham (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago; won on good to soft over hurdles, and also ran well over 2m6f here, and he's open to further improvement now back up in trip; could still be well treated up 5lb.

6/4

Form: 2257/6 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on some of his old hurdling form but missed last season and struggled to get competitive on recent chasing debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft); entitled to have benefited from that outing but has a lot more to prove than all the others in this line-up.
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9th

3

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

No Regrets

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

in rear

16/1

7th

12

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:38 Kelso

No Regrets

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

held up in last, not fluent 2nd, awkward jump 4th

33/1

Form: 116B-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdle winner towards end of last year; ultimately well held after racing a bit too freely on last month's seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) but that was a competitive race and significant positives can be drawn from his performance.
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3

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:03 Kelso

Donny Boy

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: N W Alexander

Bumper/hurdle winner towards end of last year; ultimately well held after racing a bit too freely on seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) in October but that was a competitive race and significant positives can be drawn from his performance; tongue-tie enlisted.

5/1

2

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

13:40 Ayr

Donny Boy

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Bumper/hurdle winner towards end of last year; ultimately well held after racing a bit too freely on last month's seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) but that was a competitive race and significant positives can be drawn from his performance.

4/1

5th

4

30th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:25 Carlisle

Donny Boy

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

raced freely, prominent, pushed along 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and weakened

7/1

Form: 7/122-

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Won Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) for Joseph O'Brien in January and was second twice here for new stable towards end of last season (2m4f/3m); seasonal/handicap/chase debut after 231-day absence but still interesting.
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7th

9

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:32 Wetherby

Hasty Brook

10st 11lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won a maiden hurdle at Clonmel (2m, heavy) last January and was runner-up at Ayr in the spring on his first two starts for this yard (2m4f/3m, soft/good to soft); pulled up on chase/handicap debut at Ayr in November but he's no forlorn hope now back over hurdles in a first-time tongue-tie.

12/1

4

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

13:40 Ayr

Hasty Brook

11st 6lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) for Joseph O'Brien in January and was second twice here for new stable towards end of last season (2m4f/3m); seasonal/handicap/chase debut after 231-day absence but still interesting.

6/1

Non-runners

Donny Boy

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £8.40
Straight Forecast £8.27
Trifecta £21.40

Selections

RP Ratings:

Doctor Ken

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Cup Bailly

Daily Mirror:

Captain Quint

TOPSPEED:

Doctor Ken

POSTDATA:

Doctor Ken

The Times:

Doctor Ken

D Express:

Doctor Ken

The Star:

Doctor Ken

Telegraph:

Gold Cup Bailly

The Guardian:

Gold Cup Bailly

Daily Mail:

Gold Cup Bailly

The Sun:

Gold Cup Bailly

Daily Record:

Gold Cup Bailly