14:00 Leicester Wed 11 December 2019

  • Yuletide Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 3)
  • 2m 6f 151y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£8,058.002nd£2,366.003rd£1,183.004th£591.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:6m 8.83sOff time:14:00:58
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
611-12OR: 135
11/2

Useful hurdler that has made a solid start to chasing career, runner-up on both occasions and only just denied after trying to make all at Exeter last time over 3m; repeat of that alone surely takes him close, and has to be on the shortlist.

Last RunWatch last race
2
711-12OR: 135BF
11/8

Runner-up at Exeter in beginners' chase last month over 2m3f; that form well-advertised when winner took Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown on Saturday. Has to prove stamina.

Last RunWatch last race
3
611-10OR: 133BF
7/1

Put a fall on chase bow behind him with Stratford success over 2m3½f in October on soft going; well held third since at Market Rasen and likely must improve to score in this.

Last RunWatch last race
4
611-5OR: 128WS
4/1

Dual bumper winner in 2018 and hurdles scorer last term, stays 3m and well worth market check returning for chase debut with trainer in fine form. Has had a wind operation.

Last RunWatch last race
5
511-5OR: 128BFWS
15/2

Fakenham novice hurdle winner in February over 2m4f on good ground but well held next time at Sandown on soft. Has undergone wind operation since and Nico de Boinville seemingly prefers stablemate Before Midnight.

Last RunWatch last race
6
611-2OR: 125
16/1

Promising novice over timber last season, scoring at Bangor in October over 2m3½f. That run came after a break so one to pay attention on chase debut despite the absence.

Last RunWatch last race
7
610-13OR: 122
40/1

Pulled up at Aintree on chase debut in October having attempted to make running; this doesn't look as strong a race and could be more to come on second start after a wind operation.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Coolanly (11/8), Before Midnight (4/1), Commodore Barry (11/2), Rocco (7/1), Pistol Whipped (15/2), Mystical Clouds (16/1), Ivilnoble (40/1)

Verdict

The form of COOLANKY's Exeter second behind Esprit Du Large was boosted in fine fashion at Sandown over the weekend and Fergal O'Brien's charge should have leading claims in this if seeing out the extra yardage. Likely frontrunner Commodore Barry won't go down without a fight while Mystical Clouds may be worth an interest after a layoff.
  1. Coolanly
  2. Commodore Barry
  3. Mystical Clouds

Video Replay

Most Followed

Monkfish

F: P/1-221

T: W P Mullins

Magic Of Light

F: U72-311

T: Mrs J Harrington

Elimay

F: 26-1111

T: W P Mullins

Kid Commando

F: 51-125

T: A J Honeyball

Coolbane Boy

F: 3F

T: W J Burke

Next Race Off

08:30 Mysore
6
(4)
Stigmata
J: M Prabhakaran
5
(5)
Ceffina
J: R N Darshan
4
(6)
Yaadein
J: P Sai Kumar
3
(3)
Next Level
J: Y S Srinath
2
(1)
Highland Park
J: Arshad Alam
1
(2)
Combattant
J: V R Jagadeesh

Racing Tips

Thebannerkingrebel looks a great bet at 14/1

Snowden ace to scale new heights

Matt Brocklebank looks ahead to the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and recommends antepost bets at 14/1 and 20/1, including Jamie Snowden's novice Thebannerkingrebel.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Moore the merrier

David Ord snared a 13/2 winning Nap on Monday and he hands the baton to Matt Brocklebank who fancies one for trainer Gary Moore at Leicester.

Doncaster stages the Sky Bet Chase this weekend

Go for Gold in Sky Bet Chase

Racing journalist and popular blogger Stu Williams looks ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster and fancied Nicky Richard to plunder the prize.

Most Followed

Monkfish

F: P/1-221

T: W P Mullins

Magic Of Light

F: U72-311

T: Mrs J Harrington

Elimay

F: 26-1111

T: W P Mullins

Kid Commando

F: 51-125

T: A J Honeyball

Coolbane Boy

F: 3F

T: W J Burke