13:30 Haydock Sat 19 January 2019
- Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)
- 2m 3f 203y,
- 5 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Wide margin winner (9L) of a very competitive 2m4f Uttoxeter Beginners' Chase in December (soft) and must enter the reckoning on that basis alone; hopefully won't recall his first run over fences when bursting a blood vessel at this track.
Tailed-off on chasing debut at Cheltenham (jumped right) but has fared better since - gifted the race by the ill-fated Euxton Lane at Bangor before losing little in defeat to Vinndication (Ascot) latest; going back left-handed a slight concern.
Finished miles in front of the inexperienced Jerrysback when beaten a neck by Count Meribel at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in November and has run to a similar level since behind Santini (Newbury) and Drovers Lane (Cheltenham); the safest option.
Safe to say that this once exciting £260,000 purchase has become something of a disappointment over hurdles, regularly coming up short at the top-table; could prove stronger for the recent run at Plumpton (his chasing debut).
Boast a 25% overall strike-rate (5-20) but wasn't in the same league as these rivals over hurdles and despite winning by 7L on her second start over fences at Wincanton (2m4f) on Boxing Day shouldn't be troubling the judge today.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy|
Castafiore (SP), Jerrysback (SP), Crucial Role (SP), Slate House (SP), Le Breuil (SP)
- Le Breuil
- Crucial Role
Next Race Off
Anita Chambers makes Shamshon her best bet on Friday and she has a tip for every race.
We've teamed up with Weatherbys to highlight the key trends from the past 10 editions of the Peter Marsh Chase.
Global Citizen is Anita Chambers' best bet for Saturday and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.