16:30 Newbury Fri 1 March 2019
- Indulge Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (In Aid Of West Berkshire Mencap) (Class 4)
- 2m 6f 93y, Good to Soft
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Fairly useful performer over hurdles but has not looked at home over fences so far this year. Has disappointed on all three starts and hard to enthuse over chances here.
Seems to be best going this way round as he has a tendency to hang left. All out to win off a reduced mark at Uttoxeter last time and has been raised 7lbs for that. Needs another step forward to win again and the run-in here is a slight concern.
Won off 6lb lower over hurdles at Wincanton last May but struggled in two starts since. Looked in need of the run at Huntingdon in January but doesn't look well treated for chasing debut
Dropped below last winning mark over hurdles but has looked out of sorts on two starts over fences this term. Never travelling at Taunton last time and now takes a big step up in trip. Needs to bounce back.
Yet to really convince under rules but took a small step forward at Ludlow last time when shaping better. Mark continues to fall and leading rider back on board.
Dual winner over hurdles but yet to get the head in front over fences despite some good efforts. Not always the most convincing in a finish but likely to run his race.
Front-runner who is slowly finding his feet over fences. Fair effort at Kempton last time and dropped another 1lb. Needs to take another step forward to be involved here.
Has shaped on several attempts over hurdles that this sort of intermediate trip could suit perfectly. Looks like a chaser and form could take a leap now he tackles the bigger obstacles.
has improved for a switch to this yard and fences. Made very short work of things when winning with ease at Taunton last week. 7lb penalty here but clearly on the upgrade and has major claims once more.
Only had three starts over hurdles and after being off the track for well over a year, is immediately sent over fences here. Every chance she will need this run and best watched.
Last Year's Winner
Orchardstown Cross (5/4), Smuggler's Blues (6/1), Cesar Et Rosalie (13/2), Kings Walk (8/1), Royal Magic (9/1), Djin Conti (16/1), Lex Talionis (16/1), Annie Angel (20/1), Brynmawr (25/1), Schnabel (50/1)
- Orchardstown Cross
- Lex Talionis
- Cesar Et Rosalie
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