14:25 Newbury

Friday 26 November 2021

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 3f 187y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 4m 55.1s
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Horse silk
Fanion D'estruval33
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12| J: Charlie Deutsch| T: Miss V Williams| OR:  151| C
2/1
Smart chaser who proved beyond doubt that his ability remains when fourth at Aintree on reappearance last month, finishing well after losing touch after 5 out. Will be sharper here so one to note.
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3
Horse silk
Phoenix Wayt232
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5| J: Aidan Coleman| T: H Fry| OR:  144WS
9/2
Made a winning chase debut at Warwick this time last year and ended last season with a good fourth (albeit never on terms) in Grade 1 at Aintree 7 months ago. Had wind op and remains with potential.
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4
Horse silk
Eritage205
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  142| BF
8/1
Always going to be a chaser and made successful return in 2m Ludlow handicap last October. Comfortable winner at Newton Abbot in April and similar form when fourth a month later. Respected on return.
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5
Horse silk
Gaelik Coast27
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3| J: B S Hughes| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  142| D
8/1
Returned from 6 months off with good second of 5 in handicap chase at Wetherby last month and went one better at Musselburgh 17 days later, in control when idled on run-in. Up 5 lb and yard in form.
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6
Horse silk
Morning Vicar217
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-1| J: James Bowen| T: N J Henderson| OR:  140| CD
17/2
Off the mark over fences when making all over this C&D last November and capitalised on the drop in grade after a few disappointing efforts when winning at Perth in April. Up 7 lb and may need this.
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7
Horse silk
Neville's Cross17
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12| J: Stan Sheppard| T: T Lacey| OR:  137| D
9/1
Put it all together at fourth attempt in this sphere when scoring at Uttoxeter in July. Won again at Exeter in October and made it 3 wins from his last 4 starts at Hereford 17 days ago. Not dismissed.
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8
Horse silk
Amour de Nuit48
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-12| J: Bryony Frost| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  137| D
15/2
Started last term in fine form, scoring at Plumpton prior to solid efforts in defeat at Newbury and Kempton. Similar form when third on reappearance over timber and claims if building on that effort.
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9
Horse silk
Colorado Doch29
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-9| J: C Brace| T: D Brace| OR:  134| D
16/1
Winner of six of his 10 starts between the flags and 3-11 under Rules following novice success back hurdling at Worcester (23f) in October. Stiff task back in handicap since and others appeal more.
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10
Horse silk
Due Rewardt18
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-6| J: Paul O'Brien| T: C E Longsdon| OR:  131
25/1
Useful hurdler/chaser on his day in Ireland but profile is rather hit and miss. Stepped up on yard debut refitted with a tongue strap when runner-up 18 days ago so hard to rule out back up in trip.
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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Umbrigado16
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 7
T: D Pipe  J: Non Runner
NR

Forecasts

Fanion D'estruval (2/1), Phoenix Way (9/2), Umbrigado (5/1), Amour de Nuit (15/2), Eritage (8/1), Gaelik Coast (8/1), Morning Vicar (17/2), Neville's Cross (9/1), Colorado Doc (16/1), Due Reward (25/1)

Verdict

Cases can be made for several but top-weight FANION D'ESTRUVAL is likely to be sharper for his return so rates the main player, ahead of Phoenix Way and Amour de Nuit in an open-looking race.

  1. FANION D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
  2. PHOENIX WAY (IRE)
  3. AMOUR DE NUIT (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Clondaw Castle
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 8
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £26,015.002nd: £11,960.003rd: £5,980.004th: £2,990.005th: £1,495.006th: £745.00

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