12:40 Newbury Sat 30 November 2019

  • Ladbrokes John Francome Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)
  • 2m 7f 86y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 3 Runners
  • Winner£22,780.002nd£8,548.003rd£4,280.004th£2,132.005th£1,072.006th£536.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 56.6sOff time:12:40:18
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1
511-7OR: 151
1/2

Won at Aintree and Punchestown in 2m4f Grade 1 novices' hurdles last season. Beaten at odds-on on his chase debut, but set the record straight with a Grade 2 Wincanton win (2m4f (good to soft) last time. Potentially top class chaser. Claims.

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2
611-2OR: 142D
7/2

Very useful novice hurdler last season, although didn't cut the mustard at Grade 1 level. Began well over fences with a defeat of Lisnagar Oscar, but didn't find much upped to 3m at Wetherby behind Sam Spinner last time. Cheekpieces on, More needed.

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3
611-2OR: 139DWS
9/2

Unbeaten in just two novice hurdles last season at 2m7f-3m1f. Since had wind surgery and reappears here for chase debut with plenty of positive vibes from his trainer about his future being in this sphere. No surprise to see him go very well.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Santini611-211/8
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville

Betting

Forecast

Reserve Tank (1/2), Ardlethen (7/2), Danny Whizzbang (9/2)

Verdict

Danny Whizzbang is a very interesting chasing newcomer and the fact that he starts in a Grade 2 should be taken seriously. Clearly though, there is guesswork where his chance is concerned. We know more about Ardlethen, who failed to find much from the last when apparently holding every chance at Wetherby. He will need improvement, and both are therefore taken on with RESERVE TANK. Colin Tizzard's runner is a proven Grade 1 winner and has scope for more over this longer trip.
  1. Reserve Tank
  2. Danny Whizzbang
  3. Ardlethen

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F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Min

F: 4/1151-2

T: W P Mullins

Goshen

F: 1

T: G L Moore

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F: D5/P138-

T: T R Gretton

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F: 1

T: N J Henderson