16:00 Huntingdon

Thursday 21 February 2019

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MansionBet Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

Class 3  |   2m 104y  |   Good  |   4 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 4m 4.1s
Weighed In
1
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: C Gethings |  T: T R George|  OR: 134|  CD
8/11

Lessons learned on penultimate start when more use made of his stamina and jumping prowess to beat a 142-rated rival by 10L off level weights. The Close Brothers at Cheltenham is a target and he needs to win here for that to be realistic.

2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: Bridget Andrews |  T: D Skelton|  OR: 130|  BF|  DWS
14/1

Consistent type suited to faster ground.It remains to be seen how forward he is following a break and with conditions unexpectedly fast at this time of year. Up 13lb since his last run and others make more appeal.

3
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: Harry Skelton |  T: D Skelton|  OR: 127|  D
3/1

Well-placed to pick up four races in similarly small fields. Needs to be played late and Clondaw Castle should set this up for him, but another 6lb rise in the weights looks more problematic.

4
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-7  |  J: S Bowen |  T: Evan Williams|  OR: 119|  BF|  D
9/2

Has landed two minor races at Warwick and Taunton this term and most recently was beaten by a stable companion of Clondaw Castle. Up in class, but weighted to give a good account.

Betting

Forecast

Clondaw Castle (8/11), Peppay Le Pugh (3/1), Railroad Junkie (9/2), Holryale (14/1)

Verdict

All four runners are racing off higher marks than last time but, in the case of CLONDAW CASTLE, the damage could have been a lot worse. Admittedly his main rival last time underachieved, but a 4lb rise in the weights for beating a horse rated 12lb superior by 10L looks generous given the treatement handed out to his rivals. Pepay Le Pugh continues to confound the handicapper and his critics, whilst Railroad Junkie needs to continue his progress. Holyrale has an appealing profile but this is a tough task.
  1. Clondaw Castle
  2. Peppay Le Pugh
  3. Railroad Junkie

Prize Money

1st: £9,422.002nd: £2,767.003rd: £1,383.004th: £692.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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