13:45 Kempton

Sunday 18 October 2020

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Racing TV Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Class 4  |   2m 2f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 22.6s
Weighed In
1
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: K Brogan |  T: Jonjo O'Neill|  OR: 119
11/2

Made winning debut over fences at Cartmel in July and not disgraced when fifth of 10 in handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, soft) 24 days ago when going off too hard. Not discounted.

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2
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: J J Burke |  T: T R George|  OR: 117
11/4

Lightly-raced sort who signed off for last season with 2m novice hurdle win at Huntingdon. Off 8 months ahead of chase debut now but commands respect for good yard.

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3
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: J M Davies |  T: N J Gifford|  OR: 113|  C
9/2

Fair 2m winner over hurdles who shaped encouragingly after 10 months off when fading third of 4 in handicap chase at Warwick (16.2f, good) 26 days ago. Should have more to offer.

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4
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: James Best |  T: M Keighley|  OR: 110|  D
11/1

Scored at Southwell on his reappearance but below that form both runs since, only fourth of 7 in handicap chase at Sedgefield (16.4f, good) 44 days ago. Cheekpieces back on with bit to prove now.

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5
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: Stan Sheppard |  T: R Walford|  OR: 108|  BF|  D
8/1

Fair winning hurdler who signed off last term with creditable third in Taunton handicap. Goes chasing now on comeback and not discounted.

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6
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: H Cobden |  T: D Weston|  OR: 103
4/1

Twelve runs since last win in 2018 but he arrives on back of good second of 6 in handicap chase at Uttoxeter (20f, good) 23 days ago. Cheekpieces again worn so expected to be bang there.

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7
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-8  |  J: Jack Tudor |  T: Christian Williams|  OR: 101
15/2

Modest maiden hurdler last season. Now goes chasing after 7 months off and needs to show bit more if he's to gain a first success.

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Betting

Forecast

Rock On Rocco (11/4), Admiral's Sunset (4/1), Fairway Freddy (9/2), Demon D'Aunou (11/2), Defuture Is Bright (15/2), Fresno Emery (8/1), Lord Condi (11/1)

Verdict

FAIRWAY FREDDY gets the nod as he has more to offer over fences and seems sure to build on his encouraging Warwick comeback third. Demon D'Aunou wasn't seen to best effect when fifth at Perth last time so looks the one to give Nick Gifford's improver most to do, although Admiral's Sunset and chasing debutant Rock On Rocco are others worth a second look in an open handicap.

  1. FAIRWAY FREDDY (IRE)
  2. DEMON D'AUNOU (FR)
  3. ADMIRAL'S SUNSET

Previous Winners

2019
Celtic Joy
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Adam Wedge
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T: Miss E C Lavelle
8/1
Prize Money
1st: £4,289.002nd: £1,259.003rd: £630.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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