June 14 / 15.40 Newton Abbot

15.40

Good

Peninsula Finance PLC Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13615
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Peninsula Finance PLC Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 714-2F CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Good second at Worcester last month before an unfortunate fall at Southwell; fair effort on AW at Chelmsford recently and, while this represents a sharp rise in class, could well be involved; Sean Bowen on for the first time.
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2nd

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

14:40 Stratford

Noahthirtytwored

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Responded to pressure to win at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in June and finished well for 1l third at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last time; this step up in trip is well worth a go and he's one to consider.

7/2

3rd

8

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:30 Uttoxeter

Noahthirtytwored

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Adam West

Made a very promising start to chasing career last autumn and doubled his tally over fences with clearcut success at Newton Abbot (2m, good) last month; could still be well handicapped after 4lb rise and promising 5lb claimer Conor Rabbitt is enlisted; might be the answer.

3/1

1st

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Noahthirtytwored

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Good second at Worcester last month before an unfortunate fall at Southwell; fair effort on AW at Chelmsford recently and, while this represents a sharp rise in class, could well be involved; Sean Bowen on for the first time.

5/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2F52-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Emphatic winner at Warwick three weeks ago, taking his chasing record to 4-11; probably capable of better yet but needs to be, having been hiked up 8lb for that success; still firmly considered, though.
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2nd

1

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Light N Strike

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Emphatic winner at Warwick three weeks ago, taking his chasing record to 4-11; probably capable of better yet but needs to be, having been hiked up 8lb for that success; still firmly considered, though.

15/8

1st

3

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Light N Strike

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Three-time chase winner on good ground; ran well in defeat at Kempton (2m2f good to soft) last month, after a layoff, and could quite plausibly be seen to better effect on today's quicker surface and on this left-handed track.

4/1

2nd

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:55 Kempton

Light N Strike

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield

10/1

Form: 53F-04 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Two heavy defeats at Worcester last month cast doubts but he's 3-4 here and won this race a year ago off 6lb higher; risky, given recent efforts, but not impossible if cheekpieces galvanize him.
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0

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:50 Exeter

Kauto The King

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not the easiest to predict but it was career win number nine when returning from wind surgery with a narrow success over Romanor at Newton Abbot (2m, good; fine over this far); Worcester was underwhelming, for all that he was a shade out of the weights.

6/1

5th

7

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Kauto The King

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led, headed before 4 out, weakened before 2 out

7/1

1st

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

16:52 Newton Abbot

Kauto The King

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Eight-time winner over fences but has regressed since last summer and weakened into fourth after making the running here (2m5f, good) at end of July; will be fine over today's shorter trip but is 4lb out of the weights and needs recent wind op to have made a difference.

12/1

Form: 21-341 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Took his chase record to 5-22 when scrambling home at Stratford 11 days ago; only 2lb higher but this is tougher company than he usually keeps and he's exposed; blinkers replace cheekpieces (seems equally effective in both).
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3rd

2

24th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

16:20 Plumpton

Elios DOr

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Good-ground wins at Stratford and Worcester have been the clear form highlights this season; arrives on the back of a low note, having suffered a heavy defeat last time.

7/1

5th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

17:50 Uttoxeter

Elios DOr

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

raced in second, prominent when mistake 7th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened 2 out

3/1

1st

3

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Elios DOr

11st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Alighted upon a moderate class 3 at Stratford in June (2m1f, good) and only 1lb higher tonight; record of 1132222124 around here, but poor jumping display over C&D latest needs a little bit of forgiving.

13/2

Form: 11116- D BF

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Great run last year, winning seven times (twice over hurdles), culminating with a dismissal of Elios d'Or at Worcester last September; came down to earth with a bump at Cheltenham the following month and absent since so facing a few questions on return from the layoff.
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6th

7

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Clear The Runway

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Won five on the trot in 2022, three chases and two novice hurdles, including over C&D; wasn't in such good form last summer, and was below his best on return last month; others stronger.

20/1

6th

7

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Clear The Runway

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Won five on the trot in 2022, three chases and two novice hurdles, including over C&D; wasn't in such good form last summer, and was below his best on return last month; others stronger.

20/1

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Clear The Runway

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: L J Morgan

Prolific over hurdles and fences in 2022 and he's tumbled down the weights; market check advised with Harry Cobden booked on first outing since last August, but he struggled last year and returns with lots to prove.

16/1

Form: 1120-5 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Five chase wins last year but faced a total of eight rivals in those; forgiven April's hurdle effort, after a break, but well beaten back chasing at Kelso last month; quicker ground a help but something to prove for now.
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4th

4

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

18:55 Aintree

Geromino

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Has very good 11-33 career strike-rate, the last two wins gained in quite valuable Doncaster handicaps (2m/2m3f) during the winter; ended last season with two lesser efforts, though, and needs to up his game here.

20/1

4th

4

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

18:55 Aintree

Geromino

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Has very good 11-33 career strike-rate, the last two wins gained in quite valuable Doncaster handicaps (2m/2m3f) during the winter; ended last season with two lesser efforts, though, and needs to up his game here.

20/1

10th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Geromino

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, clipped heels and stumbled 1st, outpaced before 2 out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 210-42 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Doesn't look the force of old and only successful once in five hunter chase outings this year; handicapper has given him a chance, however, and much may depend on effect of blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).
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2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Magic Saint

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart chaser in his prime but last season's win was gained in a 2m4f hunter chase and he ran very poorly when returned to a handicap last June; not easy to weigh up at present and has stamina to prove over new trip here, but has become dangerously well treated.

11/2

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Magic Saint

10st 12lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Doesn't look the force of old and only successful once in five hunter chase outings this year; handicapper has given him a chance, however, and much may depend on effect of blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

13/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £8.90
Straight Forecast £8.40
Trifecta £73.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Noahthirtytwored

Daily Mirror:

Magic Saint

TOPSPEED:

Light N Strike

Telegraph:

Geromino

The Times:

Clear The Runway

Daily Mail:

Kauto The King

RP RATINGS:

Noahthirtytwored

POSTDATA:

Noahthirtytwored

The Guardian:

Noahthirtytwored

D Express:

Noahthirtytwored

The Sun:

Light N Strike

The Star:

Magic Saint

Daily Record:

Magic Saint