January 20 / 14.00 Market Rasen

14.00 Market Rasen

Soft

Call Star Sports On 08000 52132 Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 1f 43y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Call Star Sports On 08000 52132 Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: -02P37

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle for Willie Mullins but he's 1-21 overall and hasn't really threatened for this yard even when placed; opposable despite his reduced mark.
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2nd

4

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Mr Coldstone

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway before 4 out

25/1

7th

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:13 Catterick

Mr Coldstone

12st 1lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Ex-Willie Mullins; becoming well handicapped; pulled up on chase debut but better effort when third at Southwell last time (2m, good) on first run after a wind op; interesting off 3lb lower.

10/1

Form: 22-247 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Consistent maiden hurdler who had a wind op before reappearing in November; has yet to show the benefit of that procedure but chasing could bring him on.
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1st

3

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

15:25 Musselburgh

Cartonne

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Form dipped on latest hurdles start but generally consistent otherwise and may well bounce back; showed promise in points prior to rules career and should take well to chasing; one to consider.

9/2

7th

3

1st Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Cartonne

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent on outer, led after 1st

7/2

Form: 1P-P62 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler who is twice-raced over fences and his Hexham conqueror (1m7f, soft) has continued to run well since; should be very competitive off an unchanged mark.
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2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:10 Catterick

North Parade

11st 11lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Displayed some promise on chase debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) in October and built on that when second at Hexham (1m7f, soft); open to further improvement over fences and this front-runner could make a bold bid.

4/1

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Sedgefield

North Parade

10st 5lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Often front-runner; won here (2m1f, soft) last March in his second handicap hurdle; chasing on last two outings and back to form when second of six at Hexham (1m7f, soft) on latest, nearly three months ago; player.

3/1

Form: PP1-43

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Back over hurdles to win a 2m soft-ground handicap hurdle for mares at Uttoxeter in March (first-time cheekpieces) and returned to fences on reappearance with a pleasing effort at Ffos Las; beaten a distance into third at Warwick (13 ran) but early interference wouldn't have helped.
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6th

6

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:33 Hereford

Starvoski

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Both hurdle wins on soft; encouraging return to fences when a close fourth at Ffos Las in November (2m) but was beaten a fair way out at Warwick since and has done nearly all her racing on testing surfaces.

7/2

3rd

3

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

13:00 Warwick

Starvoski

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Kim Bailey

Looked glad to see the back of fences when she won a 2m soft-ground handicap hurdle for mares at Uttoxeter in March (first-time cheekpieces) but she was back chasing on her reappearance at Ffos Las (2m, soft) and ran well to be a close fourth (late mistake didn't help); on a good mark.

9/2

Form: 4P-652

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Couldn't win over hurdles but might put that right as a chaser after finishing runner-up in this first-time headgear at Southwell (2m, good); showed a tendency to jump right there so this track should suit.
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5th

1

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Mexican Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear

4/1

Form: 7258-0 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Not in much form and he finds winning difficult at the best of times; this is a belated return to fences (0-5).
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3rd

6

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Catterick

Barnay

11st 1lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Well handicapped on last season's best hurdle/chase form for another yard but he's been well beaten over hurdles the last twice, most recently his reappearance at Uttoxeter on New Year's Eve, and others are preferred.

33/1

10th

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:33 Uttoxeter

Barnay

11st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

On a decent mark but finds winning difficult and Newcastle last time was disappointing.

40/1

Form: 3-4622

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles but a winning pointer and has finished runner-up in both her runs over fences, last time behind one bang in form; same mark for this and similar conditions as well.
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3

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:10 Catterick

Moore Clouds

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Andrew Wilson

Front-runner who was a clear second on chase debut at Fakenham (2m, good) in November and bumped into the thriving Arthur's Quay when runner-up at Musselburgh (2m, soft) latest; a win looks imminent.

3/1

2nd

9

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Moore Clouds

10st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

led, jumped left and not fluent 3 out, ridden and hard pressed before 2 out, headed last, outpaced run-in

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 30-572 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Flat bred (1m3f winner) but with the scope for fences and he ran a good first race in this discipline at Catterick (1m7f, soft), for all that the winner was much too good (has since followed up at the expense of Moore Clouds); needs considering.
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3rd

3

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Line Of Descent

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent

9/2

2nd

6

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:40 Fontwell

Line Of Descent

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Fairly useful on the Flat in 2021; 0-5 over hurdles since joining Warren Greatrex but ran well from the front when second to a subsequent winner on last month's chasing debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft); interesting.

3/1

Form: 9724-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Had some luck on his side when winning a 2m2f handicap chase at Taunton (2m2f, good; 3lb lower) but that was a good first run for this yard and today's softer ground won't bother him.
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6

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

16:00 Taunton

Letsbe Avenue

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

With cheekpieces back on, he returned to form with a win over C&D (good) in December (stable and seasonal debut), capitalising on Folly Gate's unseat at the final fence; just 3lb higher and could have more to offer.

7/2

1st

9

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:23 Taunton

Letsbe Avenue

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

0-13 over jumps for Bill Turner, with an inconsistent profile, and absent since April; however, the only previous time he wore these cheekpieces he was a good second over fences at Ludlow in February; interesting contender now starting out for a new yard with the cheekpieces back on.

4/1

Form: -97P63

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in July 2021 (2m4f, good) but mostly modest form since; latest third at Catterick was remote.
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7th

8

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Voice Of Hope

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

held up in rear

40/1

3rd

6

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

11:53 Catterick

Voice Of Hope

11st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Ex-Irish; won a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in July 2021 (2m4f, good); mainly modest form since, including both starts over fences; others stronger.

66/1

Form: 6-432P

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Had been progressing steadily in handicap hurdles but his jumping let him down when pulled up on his chase debut at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); competitively treated if sharpening up his act.
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2nd

9

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:45 Newcastle

Chemical Warfare

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

Placed on consecutive hurdle starts at Hexham (2m, good) last June; always on the back foot after a bad jumping error in early stages of chasing debut here on Boxing Day but some positives can be drawn from that performance and he still has potential over fences.

8/1

11

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

12:50 Newcastle

Chemical Warfare

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Tjade Collier

Maiden who has been progressing steadily in handicap hurdles, most recently second at Hexham (2m, good) in June; major player off same mark, provided he transfers the improvement to fences.

10/1

Form: 55-U48

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Goes chasing as a 20-race maiden and heavily beaten on her final run over hurdles; others appeal more.
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3rd

6

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:10 Catterick

Zara’s Universe

10st 3lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Chase debut; her mark continues to fall but she hasn't really threatened over hurdles in the last 12 months; now 0-20 and others preferred.

25/1

8th

13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Zara’s Universe

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

prominent on inner

14/1

Form: 99-0P

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Limited maiden who went off at 40-1 for handicap debut over hurdles and ran accordingly; perhaps chasing will see him in a better light, though his point form was modest.
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10

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Dogem By Design

10st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

prominent

14/1

10

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Dogem By Design

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

prominent, ridden and lost position before 10th, pulled up before 4 out

16/1

Form: P-PP94

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Showed nothing in four runs over hurdles but he did win a point on heavy ground and, despite being 29lb out of the weights, he was a market mover prior to finishing a 13l fourth on his chase debut at Newcastle (2m4f, soft; first run after a wind op); didn't appear to get home after travelling well and he's interesting over this shorter trip; same mark.
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5th

7

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Rocambolas

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Winning pointer; showed very little in three novice hurdles last summer but, following a wind op, travelled smoothly for a long way before weakening into fourth on recent chase/handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, soft); effectively on same mark here but the drop back in trip looks the right move and he still has potential.

100/30

4th

9

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:43 Newcastle

Rocambolas

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in last

25/1

Verdict

Moore Clouds (second choice) and Line Of Descent have bumped into the same in-form rival on their most recent starts and both should have a say, but ROCAMBOLAS is interesting. He didn’t appear to get home over 2m4f when the subject of support at big odds at Newcastle, and dropping back in trip looks the right move.[Alistair Jones]