12:35 Leicester Thu 10 January 2019

  • Groby Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 1m 7f 201y, Good to Firm (Good to Soft on the flat course crossing)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£6,108.002nd£1,794.003rd£897.004th£448.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 53.2sOff time:12:35:10
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1
711-13OR: 121
9/1

Scored over hurdles (2m½f, good) when 3lb higher in April. Bettered that when a 5½L sixth on his second start over fences at Chepstow in November. Ran flat when pulled up at Taunton latest. Needs to bounce right back.

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2
611-12OR: 120
11/8

Form has been a little bit patchy so far, but best efforts suggest he is a potentially useful recruit, as shown last time when beaten 3¼L at Newbury (2m½f, good to soft). Up 1lb for that, but he looks a probable contender granted a repeat effort.

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3
711-12OR: 120D
9/2

Arrives unbeaten over fences after wins at Catterick and Sedgefield, both with some cur in the ground. Up another 4lb for the latter, but open to further improvement and should be tough to beat, if he handles fast ground on his first try.

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4
611-2OR: 110
5/1

Introduced to chasing last summer and improved with each start until scoring at the fourth attempt at Fontwell (2m2f, good to firm) in October. Below par on softer ground in two more runs, but not ruled out with conditions to suit again.

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5
711-2OR: 110BF
6/1

0-9 so far, but has shown some ability, particularly on his penultimate start at Huntingdon last month (2m4½f, good to soft). Half-brother to a chase winner, while dam also won chases at around this trip, so he is an interesting newcomer to this.

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6
610-12OR: 106
20/1

Encouraging that two of his best three hurdles runs have been here, the latter being last month when 9L second (2m4½f, good to firm) from 3lb higher. May improve over fences, but will need to if he is to win on debut from this mark.

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7
610-9OR: 103D
9/1

Fast ground Towcester chase winner (2m) last May, when 11lb lower. Inconsistent since, but bettered that when second at Kempton (2m2f, good) two starts ago. More needed, but not written off.

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Last Year's Winner

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Not Another Muddle711-125/4
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore

Betting

Forecast

Early Du Lemo (11/8), Midnight Chill (9/2), New Millennium (5/1), Trigger Nichol (6/1), Windspiel (9/1), Otter Moon (9/1), Lord Marmaduke (20/1)

Verdict

Midnight Chill arrives in good form and should take a bit of beating, but he does have it to prove on faster ground and the suggestion is to side with TRIGGER NICHOL on his chase debut. In good hands, he looks likely to be better suited to chasing than hurdling, where he is a maiden, albeit having shown some promise. Early Du Lemo is feared if on-song, while New Millennium and Otter Moon can't be ruled out.
  1. Trigger Nichol
  2. Midnight Chill
  3. Early Du Lemo

Video Replay

Most Followed

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

Most Followed

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

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