14:40 Newton Abbot Fri 21 September 2018
- Devondale Electrical Handicap Chase (Class 3)
- 3m 1f 170y,
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Possible his latest run came too soon but even his best form gives him a lot do in this company off topweight.
Produced his best effort over fences in a stronger race than this last time. Still has plenty to learn but his hurdling form shows he is well-handicapped if he continues to progress.
Harshly treated for a Uttoxeter race where the race fell apart and duly failed to land a blow last time.Sound jumper who will need many of these to falter if she is to repeat the stable's success in this 12 months ago.
Took advantage of a drop in class, a strong gallop and a good mark to open his account over fences. Has had his limitations exposed since and he remains vulnerable off his current mark.
Came good over fences last autumn from a similar mark. More recent chasing exploits make him hard to fancy.
Has shown a devilish attitude on last two starts (too keen on penultimate run and too lazy last time). His winning form, including two C&D victories, has come in lesser company and he was tailed off in this 12 months ago.
Has responded well to positive tactics to score at Fontwell and Worcester. Gives the impression he is just doing enough and he may still be ahead of the handicapper. Up in class but previously a three-time winner at this level.
Looked held in third when falling at the last on chase debut. That form has not worked out and he carries a stamina doubt.
Gained his only success under this rider at Huntingdon. Closely matched with Mercers Court on Fontwell form but the winner gave the impression he had plenty left.
Very lightly-raced of late and only seen twice since winning scoring over C&D in October 2016 and didn't run badly when last seen in April. Now back from a wind op off a feasible mark if ready.
Has shaped well under this rider on his last two visits here, but he faces much stronger company this time and may find things happening too quickly.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke|
Mercers Court (11/4), Scoop The Pot (7/2), Kings Temptation (5/1), Aunty Ann (15/2), Allez Jacques (8/1), Moorlands George (8/1), Fair Exchange (10/1), Top Chief (11/1), Exxaro (11/1), Calin Du Brizais (16/1), Sporting Boy (33/1)
- Scoop The Pot
- Mercers Court
- Kings Temptation
Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup Handicap on Friday with an unexposed sprinter from Newmarket taken to land the spoils.
Keith Hamer reckons Karl Burke's fine run of form can continue at Ayr on Friday - he has a tip for every race.
Ben Linfoot heads to Ayr for the Sporting Life Daily Nap selection on Friday with his Value Bet selection running in the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup.