May 20 / 15.43 Newton Abbot

15.43

Soft

Happy 60th Birthday Danny Kane Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Happy 60th Birthday Danny Kane Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 13512-

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Aggressive front-runner who dominated chases at Exeter (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last season; could not get to the front and was not seen to best effect on latest outing (although eventually plugged on for remote second) but is versatile regarding ground and will be hard to catch if he gets into a good rhythm.
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2nd

9

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

16:15 Fakenham

Time To Bite

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Aggressive front-runner who won two chases last season (2m3f/2m1f) and produced career-best performance when dominating throughout at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago; 7lb higher today, though, and will find it harder to seize control in this stronger race.

8/1

1st

10

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Time To Bite

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

made all, mistake 11th, clear before 4th, went further clear after 9th

11/2

1st

10

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Time To Bite

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

made all, mistake 11th, clear before 4th, went further clear after 9th

11/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 4341-5 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Kept on well to win tactical race in refitted cheekpieces at Taunton (2m5f, good) last month, but is nothing like to force of old and was safely held when fifth of seven at Warwick (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; others have more persuasive profiles.
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5th

2

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:30 Newton Abbot

American Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Hughie Morrison

This was the trip for his Taunton win in April (good) and he might have even surpassed that form with his recent seconds over C&D; has the same mark as last time and should have a big say.

9/2

2nd

3

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:40 Newton Abbot

American Gerry

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Hughie Morrison

Good second over C&D 16 days ago ridden by Freddie Gingell, keeping on well; could prove vulnerable for the win back up 3lb but with his chase experience he's likely to be thereabouts.

5/2

2nd

7

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

American Gerry

11st 8lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Hughie Morrison

midfield

9/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 33844-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Unable to land a telling blow from off the pace when fourth in his first two chases (2m/2m3f) but was only beaten about 9l on both occasions; tries a new trip today and won't mind if the ground dries out; could still have a bigger run in him over fences.
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3rd

9

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Out Of Focus

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield

7/1

3rd

9

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Out Of Focus

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield

7/1

Form: 61334- BF

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles last summer and made pretty good start to chasing career when third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in November; slightly disappointing when dropped back to 2m a fortnight later but current mark is workable if he's tuned up after six-month break.
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3rd

4

4th Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Up For Appeal

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Built on previous promise over fences when a stylish winner of 2m5f handicap at Newton Abbot 29 days ago; up 4lb but he looks to have more to offer; big shout.

9/4

1st

6

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:40 Newton Abbot

Up For Appeal

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

2m hurdle winner last summer; made a promising start to his chase career when third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in November but then appeared unsuited by the drop back to 2m around Fakenham's tight circuit that same month; has something to find with American Gerry judged on last month's C&D return from a break but he's entitled to have improved for that and a further 2lb drop will help.

8/1

4th

8

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Up For Appeal

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear

6/1

Form: 311P4- CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a revival and won four times (once over C&D) last spring; not in same form on either appearance this spring, but arguably ran better than eventual 25l defeat suggests when fourth behind Duke Of Luckley on latter occasion; ought to be back at concert pitch now.
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2nd

4

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:30 Newton Abbot

Begin The Luck

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Off his reduced mark he got back on track with a second at Stratford (2m5f, good) and he has won here in the past; if continuing the good work he won't be far away.

10/1

2nd

7

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:28 Stratford

Begin The Luck

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

In a good run of form when taking this 12 months ago off 2lb higher but went missing for 298 days afterwards and hasn't produced an effort of note since returning; coming back here can only help but hard to be confident.

14/1

5th

4

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Begin The Luck

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /3221- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Returned from break with clearcut win under very positive ride at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month and is now 2-9 over fences; probably still on a workable mark after recent 5lb rise; high on the list.
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2nd

12

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Worcester

Duke Of Luckley

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

led, 4 lengths ahead after 1st, reduced lead with one circuit to go, went clear again before 4 out, reduced lead approaching last, headed run-in, soon outpaced, no match for winner

10/1

2

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Uttoxeter

Duke Of Luckley

11st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Returned from break with good win under very positive ride at Southwell (2m4f, good) in April; well beaten at Newton Abbot since but was running well there until bad jumping error knocked the stuffing out of him; remains of interest but will have something to prove if the ground turns soft.

11/2

6th

3

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Duke Of Luckley

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, went second before 5th, not fluent 7th, bad mistake 4 out

7/2

Form: 65565- D

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful chaser at his best, but did not hit top gear during five-race campaign last season and was nothing betting than a respectable fifth at Taunton (2m, soft) last month; needs to up his game.
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1

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Midnight Midge

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, not fluent 7th, lost ground after 2nd

8/1

1

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Midnight Midge

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, not fluent 7th, lost ground after 2nd

8/1

5th

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Midnight Midge

12st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Three-time chase winner on good ground, twice over 2m2f here; on a tempting mark now but has lost his way a bit this season and conditions are likely to remain softer than he prefers today.

14/1

Form: F23P5-

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won twice on soft ground last spring (2m1f/2m) and is well handicapped if judged on his second at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December; has not fired on his three outings this year, though, and needs to prove he's suited by today's trip/ground combination.
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10th

13

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Worcester

You Say Nothing

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

prominent, bad mistake and lost ground 1st, went second 5th, lost position 3 out

10/1

4th

6

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:28 Stratford

You Say Nothing

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Well handicapped on form as recently as December when second at Chepstow (2m, heavy); however, hasn't recaptured that since and mistakes have crept into his game.

20/1

2

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

You Say Nothing

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

prominent, bad mistake 3rd, lost ground after 5th, in rear after 9th

11/1

Form: 3/4P5-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles, with the middle three runs in France; made low-key return from six-month break when well-held fifth in 1m7f Wincanton maiden last month, but moves up in trip for today's chase/handicap debut and remains unexposed.
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6

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

The Likely Lad

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

midfield, dropped to rear before 5th, hit 9th

11/1

6

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

The Likely Lad

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

midfield, dropped to rear before 5th, hit 9th

11/1

5th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:32 Wincanton

The Likely Lad

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom George

Promising second at Doncaster (2m, good) on debut; has regressed in French races on testing ground since; return to forecast faster surface may prompt a turnaround.

8/1

Form: 6642U-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won over fences in France in 2022 but was 0-7 in Britain last season; kept on pretty well for modest second behind revitalised rival at Exeter (2m3f, soft) in March and was unlucky to come to grief in early stages of latest race, but others have more pressing claims all the same.
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4th

5

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:13 Fontwell

I Love You Sivola

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

in touch with leaders, not fluent 9th, bit short of room and stumbled after 10th, soon dropped to rear and outpaced

14/1

11

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

I Love You Sivola

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

midfield, lost ground after 5th

14/1

11

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

I Love You Sivola

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

midfield, lost ground after 5th

14/1

Non-runners

Exmoor Forest

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £55.40
Straight Forecast £60.18
Tricast £362.62
Trifecta £432.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

American Gerry

WEST COUNTRY:

Time To Bite

The Sun:

Duke Of Luckley

The Times:

Begin The Luck

SPOTLIGHT:

Out Of Focus

The Guardian:

Exmoor Forest

TOPSPEED:

You Say Nothing

RP RATINGS:

Midnight Midge

The Star:

Duke Of Luckley

Daily Mail:

Begin The Luck

Telegraph:

American Gerry

D Express:

American Gerry

Daily Mirror:

Time To Bite

Daily Record:

Time To Bite