January 25 / 13.35 Warwick

13.35 Warwick

racingtv.com/freetrial Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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racingtv.com/freetrial Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: /31-2F D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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5th

3

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

14:15 Huntingdon

Mahon Point

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Point/hurdle winner; reappearance over hurdles was fine and he was only 9-2 for his handicap/chase debut at Taunton only to come down early; needs respecting.

5/2

1

6th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Mahon Point

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

OUR TIP

Form: 5/313- D BF

Last run: 334 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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2

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

14:15 Huntingdon

Everything’Sontick

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Lawney Hill

Form: 4P-355 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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5th

3

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Arrivederci

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Hurdling ability needs respecting but tailed off at Worcester on chasing debut in September and suffered the same fate here three weeks ago; might be happier back on softer ground.

20/1

5th

5

7th Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:00 Leicester

Arrivederci

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Would be very interesting on the pick of his hurdling from but tailed off at Worcester on chasing debut in September; seems best on soft ground, so there are doubts for now.

10/1

Form: 1-53

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

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5th

4

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:42 Uttoxeter

Presenting Jeremy

11st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Absent for 562 days after comfortably winning a novice hurdle (2m7f, good); second run in handicaps this term was better than the first and he could step up again now sent over fences, a discipline he's bred for.

9/2

3rd

3

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

14:45 Taunton

Presenting Jeremy

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Romped home at Worcester in May 2021, on his debut under rules, but then absent until finishing last at Ffos Las last month (weak in the market); may well leave that behind but others have less to prove.

12/1

Form: /212/4

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

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4th

1

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Franigane

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Harry Whittington

Well beaten on last month's chase/handicap debut but the ground was heavy and that run came after a 651-day absence; drops in grade and moves up in trip here; remains very lightly raced for his age and may yet build upon his very promising hurdle form from 2020-21.

14/1

4th

5

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:03 Kelso

Franigane

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

Very unexposed 7yo who won a soft-ground maiden hurdle in February 2021; today's chase/handicap debut comes after a 651-day absence but he still looks interesting.

12/1

Form: 4U3-14 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

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4th

2

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

12:20 Exeter

Garincha

12st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Only 1-8 over hurdles but bred to make a chaser and he made the perfect start at Bangor (2m4f, heavy) having benefited from his nearest rival's final-fence blunder; he didn't take that fence too well either but jumped soundly in the main; only 3lb higher.

4/1

Form: 7216/U C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

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5

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Warwick

Here Comes McCoy

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

midfield on outer, ducked right and unseated rider 1st

9/1

Form: P3P-62

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

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3

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Chanceux

11st 10lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Raced too freely but still ran very big race in defeat over C&D (heavy) on last month's chasing debut, looking sure to win until succumbing on the run-in; has to take a 5lb rise on the chin but still commands respect.

4/1

2nd

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Chanceux

11st 13lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Successful twice over 2m as a novice hurdler last term; nowhere near best on Exeter reappearance; something to prove back up in distance on debut over fences.

16/1

Form: PP5/7F C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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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: /2-113 D BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

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2nd

7

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

14:15 Huntingdon

Ozzie Man

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

He went up 6lb for beating only three rivals in his second chase at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) and he never threatened to bring up the hat-trick at Plumpton (3m1f); might be capable of better than he showed there and Caoilin Quinn's claim is welcomed; has won over this trip on good ground.

7/2

6

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Ozzie Man

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Going away at the finish over C&D when winning his second chase but he went up 6lb for beating only three rivals and he finished a well-held third at Plumpton yesterday; opposable if turned out again.

4/1

Form: 4P-82P C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

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1st

6

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Will Sting

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent, went second 2nd, pressed leader 6th

12/1

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

14:15 Market Rasen

Will Sting

11st 10lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, led

7/1

Form: 394U-5

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

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3

2nd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:30 Plumpton

Extraordinary Man

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

5th

3

21st Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:45 Ludlow

Extraordinary Man

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Placed behind good horses last winter and he was in front at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) when unseating two from home; could have some mileage in this mark now into handicaps and, back from a break, the market needs checking.

10/1

Form: 815-71 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

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1st

4

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Hipop Des Ongrais

10st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Robert Walford

Low-mileage 5yo who made winning handicap hurdle debut in January; ultimately well beaten on last month's seasonal/chase debut at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) but ran well for a long way there and could be dangerous here if that outing has brought him on.

9/2

Verdict

Hipop Des Ongrais made it second time lucky over fences with his emphatic win Fontwell and is a big player again if he’s unfazed by this return to slower ground. Point and hurdle winner Mahon Point should have a future in this sphere, while there are several chase debutants who need watching in the market including Everything’Sontick and Dan Skelton’s Presenting Jeremy. However, the vote goes to CHANCEUX, who is unexposed at this trip and made a bold bid when a clear second on his chase debut at Uttoxeter last month.[David Moon]