February 28 / 14.20 Bangor-on-Dee

14.20

Heavy

John Hewitt Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 1f 77y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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John Hewitt Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 324-25

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden; minor honours in his first three chases, albeit beaten 15l when second over C&D (heavy) on third occasion; needs to bounce back from a poor show at Market Rasen and now has tongue tied first time.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Yellow Jacket

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed in one of his two handicaps over hurdles but his improvement has come as a chaser, winning at Bangor (heavy) and second at Huntingdon (soft); off the same mark as last time and shouldn't be far away.

4/1

8th

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Yellow Jacket

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed in one of his two handicaps over hurdles but his improvement has come as a chaser, winning at Bangor (heavy) and second at Huntingdon (soft); off the same mark as last time and shouldn't be far away.

4/1

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 566-37 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Ran well sole start on heavy; three-time hurdle winner who has been well below that form in his three chases, particularly last time out; has a lower chase mark too but others are more persuasive.
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2nd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

chased clear leader

8/1

7th

2

10th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:05 Leicester

Malpas

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Quickly reverted to hurdling after last season's very disappointing chasing debut but returned to fences with fairly good third at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) last month and ought to be well suited by the slower ground here; recorded his career-best RPR on his only run on heavy; needs to be taken very seriously.

7/1

Form: /264-P

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden; backward steps on his last three starts for Evan Williams, absent 421 days before showing little on last month's run; penultimate start was sole start over fences; headgear enlisted on this first run for new connections.
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4th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ten-race maiden but he's unexposed over fences and shaped with promise when a front-running third in a Bangor handicap (2m1f, heavy) on his recent stable debut; this return to less testing ground looks a positive and he has possibilities if he can build on that last run; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

5/1

3rd

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

led, 6 lengths ahead 2nd, went further clear 3rd, not fluent and pushed along briefly 4th, much reduced lead when mistake and nearly lost jockey 8th

12/1

0

7

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear and reminders 5th

14/1

Form: 4P-PP9

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Minor honours last season in three of his first four handicap hurdles but has lost his form and this season's three runs were over fences; not proven on worse than good to soft; 3lb out of the handicap.
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5th

11

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Money For Jam

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

towards rear, not fluent 7th

40/1

5th

11

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Money For Jam

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

towards rear, not fluent 7th

40/1

6th

9

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Money For Jam

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

Placed just once in 12 attempts under rules and well beaten in all four chase starts.

50/1

Form: 9-5877

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Displayed some ability in Ireland but heavy defeats this winter on his first three British starts and now 0-9; makes chase debut.
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3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Broadford Publican

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield

10/1

7th

7

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Broadford Publican

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear on inner

10/1

Form: 9PP6U1

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Eighth race overall and second over fences when comfortable 20-1 winner of a ten-runner novice handicap at Ludlow (2m, soft) last Wednesday, coming from the rear to lead three out, despite often jumping to his left; good chance under 7lb penalty if he's in the same form.
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2nd

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Thatza Dazzler

11st 1lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Comfortable 20-1 winner of a ten-runner novice handicap at Ludlow (2m, soft) where he came from off the pace despite jumping out to the left at times; the Bangor race a week later when penalised no doubt came too soon; 10lb higher than Ludlow but he's lightly raced; likely contender provided he stays.

11/2

2nd

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Thatza Dazzler

11st 1lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Comfortable 20-1 winner of a ten-runner novice handicap at Ludlow (2m, soft) where he came from off the pace despite jumping out to the left at times; the Bangor race a week later when penalised no doubt came too soon; 10lb higher than Ludlow but he's lightly raced; likely contender provided he stays.

11/2

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Thatza Dazzler

10st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

always behind, held up in last, not fluent 2nd

Evs

Form: 7/2-77

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 10yo; cheekpieces (kept since) for handicap hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy; 4lb lower today) in December 2022 and proved vastly more competitive, beaten a neck; absent 356 days before this season, in which he's made two backward steps; now switches to fences.
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5th

5

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Staar

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway 6th, challenging 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out

7/1

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Staar

10st 5lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

midfield, bad mistake and unseated 6th

12/1

7th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Staar

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

prominent, struggling after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

8/1

Non-runners

Robins Field, Shady B

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £19.50
Straight Forecast £30.86
Tricast £220.43
Trifecta £75.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thatza Dazzler

Daily Mirror:

Yellow Jacket

The Times:

Malpas

D Express:

Shady B

RP RATINGS:

Thatza Dazzler

POSTDATA:

Thatza Dazzler

Telegraph:

Thatza Dazzler

Daily Mail:

Thatza Dazzler

The Star:

Thatza Dazzler

Daily Record:

Thatza Dazzler

The Sun:

Yellow Jacket

The Guardian:

Malpas