January 19 / 12.40 Wincanton

12.40

Soft

Kingwell Farm Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5016.95
  • 3m 1f 30y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Kingwell Farm Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Abandoned

Form: /2P-16 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
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2nd

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Party Fuzz

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Began this season with a win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in November but has disappointed on all three subsequent appearances (cheekpieces added last time) and needs to turn things around.

12/1

4th

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:15 Ffos Las

Party Fuzz

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kim Bailey

raced in second, not fluent 5th, ridden and lost position after 14th

8/1

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:42 Uttoxeter

Party Fuzz

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Having his fourth start over fences when edging home at Hereford (3m1f, soft) but he failed to back it up when well held at Exeter and heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; remains on the same mark, so 8lb higher than for his win.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: /196-9

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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4th

6

27th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:00 Plumpton

Goudhurst Star

11st 3lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Harry Fry

Lightly raced since winning over hurdles nearly two years ago; ran better in his second chase (in this new headgear combination) but that was over 2m3f and he's unraced beyond 2m5f.

6/1

7th

10

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Goudhurst Star

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Winning hurdle debut in May 2021 (2m3f, good to soft) but seen only twice last winter and completed in his own time on handicap/chase debut at Lingfield in November; best watched for now with cheekpieces added.

16/1

Form: PP5/7F

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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6th

5

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Diomede Des Mottes

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

took keen hold, raced in second, pressed leader before 11th, led 12th, ridden and headed before 4 out

14/1

5

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Diomede Des Mottes

11st 9lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Not beaten that far when seventh here (3m2f) on stable debut in November and has become very well handicapped on older form, but fell when last in action and his current ability is tricky to assess.

25/1

Form: 2/6623

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

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10th

10

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Ballymagroarty Boy

10st 13lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Won at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in December and not helped by mid-race mistake when fair fourth of six at Haydock (3m, heavy) 11 days later; this consistent 11yo could give a good account but has a modest 2-33 strike-rate and today's race is warmer than he's used to; others are more compelling.

12/1

7

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Ballymagroarty Boy

10st 8lb

T: Nigel Hawke

4th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Ballymagroarty Boy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nigel Hawke

Has 2-32 strike-rate but scores good marks for consistency, his first win (2018) came at this track and his second was delivered in clearcut fashion at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) 11 days ago on the first occasion he's been ridden by Ben Bromley; up 4lb to a career-high mark at the age of ten but should be seriously involved.

11/4

Form: 9-2212 D BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

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1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Forward Plan

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Second-season chaser who went very close in major handicap at Doncaster (3m, good; off 4lb lower) most recently; won at same venue the time before; acts on soft; generally progressive and should go well again.

7/1

2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Forward Plan

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Progressive last season; out of the weights when well held on reappearance in the Badger Beer and off a 7lb lower mark than that day he came from behind to see off Mister Coffey over C&D (good to soft) in December; they only jumped ten of the 18 fences (none up the home straight) but a 4lb rise still seems very fair; has to be on the shortlist.

8/1

1st

10

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Forward Plan

10st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Progressive during last season's first campaign over fences and he wasn't disgraced in the competitive Badger Beer at Wincanton on his reappearance; only seven and could still have more to offer.

5/1

Form: 2-4315

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

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2nd

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Airtothethrone

11st 1lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Not badly handicapped and was still moving with some purpose when coming down three out at Lingfield two months ago (2m7f, good to soft); had wind surgery in the meantime; interesting.

6/4

0

2

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Airtothethrone

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won off 3lb lower at Taunton (2m7f, good) last December but he has a mixed record since and was tailed off at Chepstow on his return in October; now drops back in trip/grade but others are more convincing.

10/1

Form: F-121P C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

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1st

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:22 Plumpton

Born At Midnight

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Won two chases last season and was very respectable third in stronger C&D (good to soft) race than this on belated reappearance outing in January; below best on heavy ground last month but back on a workable mark now and might be the answer.

7/2

4th

9

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Born At Midnight

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Course winner who likes these flat, right-handed tracks; also plenty to like about his encouraging return from 11 months off when third at Plumpton; best form has been on better ground and his two runs on heavy were underwhelming.

6/1

3rd

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Born At Midnight

10st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

held up in rear, outpaced 14th, pushed along and steady headway from 15th, went third home turn, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, weakened run-in

5/1

Verdict

The suggestion is FORWARD PLAN, who was competitive in all his handicaps over hurdles and 2m3f on good ground was an insufficient stamina test when he again ran well on his chase debut. Born At Midnight doesn’t appear to like Fontwell but his win at this course in December brings him into it, even from out of the weights. Ballymagroarty Boy is best of the rest.[Alistair Jones]