12:30 Newcastle Fri 15 November 2019

  • Logico Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 7f 91y, Heavy (Soft in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£4,289.002nd£1,259.003rd£630.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 21.3sOff time:12:35:23
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1
612-2OR: 106
6/1

Point winner (3m, yielding) prior to joining Lucinda Russell for £65,000; outclassed over hurdles by Echiquier on seasonal reappearance at Hexham (2m7½f, soft) six weeks ago; ultimately chasing should be his forte.

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2
611-12OR: 102
40/1

Displayed minimal promise in bumpers/over hurdles and a watching brief can only be advised now stepping up in trip and switched to fences off a 246-day absence.

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3
511-12OR: 102
20/1

Joined Rebecca Menzies for £5,500 in September as a nine-race maiden (formerly with Noel Meade); was out the back throughout when finishing 11th of 12 to Le Frank at Carlisle (2m) last month.

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4
1011-10OR: 100CD
5/1

Ayr regular with plenty of experience of jumping fences (0-15); off the same mark as when finishing just over 2L second to Glittering Love in February (Ayr, 3m soft); likely to benefit for a recent run; a possible player.

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6
711-7OR: 97D
5/1

Capable (if quirky) hurdler; clung on to score by 1L at Wetherby (3m, soft) in March, so these conditions should pose few problems; that said, he does have to jump the fences fluently (chasing debut).

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8
611-3OR: 93
9/1

Eight-race maiden; has been let down for his jumping in more recent times, although there was an excuse at Ayr latest (stumbled on landing); it's still early days over fences and this is a modest race; visor applied.

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9
1111-2OR: 92
12/1

7-45 over hurdles, but is still searching for his first win over fences at the age of eleven; lost his pace from the 12th fence when finishing a distant fourth to Square Viviani at Hexham (3m, heavy) last week.

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10
710-7OR: 83
11/1

Didn't excel over hurdles for Sam England but there's the distinct possibility that this ex-Irish pointer can fare better for the switch to chasing; lowly rated (83) in a modest affair; merits a market check on return to the track.

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11
610-6OR: 82
5/1

Regressed over hurdles during the early months of the calendar year; the switch to fences coupled with an eight-month break may provide a catalyst for a recovery of form; tongue-tie accompanies a visor.

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12
910-5OR: 81
20/1

Eight-race maiden; hasn't kicked on from a fair run (second) at Cartmel (3m1½f) in July; others plenty more appealing.

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13
610-0OR: 75
9/1

15-race maiden who tackles the larger obstacles for the very first time in public; 3lb lower than when finishing 7L second to the Rebecca Menzies-trained Emerald Chieftain at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft) in January.

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14
1010-0OR: 73
10/1

17-race maiden (0-9 over fences); finished last of ten to Well Joey at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in March; very difficult to consider from outside of the handicap proper.

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Non-Runners

5
Bene Regina334
711-8OR: 98
T: N KentJ: Charlie Hammond
7
Definite Wisdom40
611-6OR: 96
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Cavalry Scout (5/1), Border Victor (5/1), Imperial Prince (5/1), Speak Of The Devil (6/1), Asking For Answers (9/1), Bertie Blake (9/1), Westend Theatre (10/1), Gatacre Street (11/1), Letemgo (12/1), Definite Wisdom (14/1), Bene Regina (16/1), Hard Knocks (20/1), Road Warrior (20/1), Into The Breach (40/1)

Verdict

Another modest contest on paper, and somewhat of a thankless task in terms of identifying the likeliest winner with only traces of reliable chasing form on offer. Imperial Prince has stacks of experience over fences (0-15), most notably on the west coast of Scotland at Ayr and he's undoubtedly capable of winning a race of this nature, while Gatacre Street is one top keep an eye upon in the market exchanges. However, without any degree of conviction the pin falls on the top-weight SPEAK OF THE DEVIL for the bang-in-form Lucinda Russell. Out of his depth behind a 132-rated hurdler at Hexham latest, he could be the type to improve for the switch to the larger obstacles.
  1. Speak Of The Devil
  2. Imperial Prince
  3. Definite Wisdom

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