13:50 Newbury

Saturday 27 November 2021

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 4f 118y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:51  |   Winning time: 5m 2.21s
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Horse silk
Ch'tibello350
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-12| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  147
12/1
Won County at 2019 Festival and consistent in defeat since, sixth in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham when last seen 11 months ago. Claims if he retains all of his ability.
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2
Horse silk
Calva D'Auge19
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-11| J: Angus Cheleda(5)| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  146| CD
8/1
Impressive strike rate for Paul Nicholls, completing a hurdles 4-timer with a bit to spare at Kempton on reappearance. Might be hassled more up front this time, but can't be ignored in current mood.
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3
Horse silk
Glory And Fortuneh,t13
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-6| J: Stan Sheppard| T: T Lacey| OR:  141
13/2
Improved in the autumn, scoring at Plumpton before taking the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las. Found it tougher when only sixth in the Greatwood since, but this is a bit less competitive
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4
Horse silk
Black Mischiefp,t138
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-4| J: Lorcan Murtagh(3)| T: H Fry| OR:  139| D
16/1
Useful hurdler who seemed better than ever when bolting up at Newton Abbot 138 days later. Of course, this is tougher, but he's likely to be primed for a big effort.
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5
Horse silk
Fred279
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3| J: James Bowen| T: N J Henderson| OR:  138
16/1
Useful novice hurdler who was disappointing last season, so he returns from 8 months off with a bit to prove. Mark demands improvement, too.
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6
Horse silk
Earlofthecotswoldsp14
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-13| J: Sam Twiston-Davies| T: N A Twiston-Davies| OR:  134| D
14/1
Has returned in good order and capitalised on a lenient mark at Wetherby a fortnight ago, well on top at the finish. 7-lb rise seems reasonable, so he should give another good account.
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7
Horse silk
Masters Legacy49
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-13| J: T J O'Brien| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  134
10/3
Dual novice hurdle winner who was underwhelming last term but got his career firmly back on track when making a winning return at Chepstow (despite barely adequate test). More to come at this trip.
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8
Horse silk
Boreham Bill19
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-12| J: Thomas Bellamy| T: Miss E C Lavelle| OR:  133| D
14/1
Back to best when 66/1 winner of Lanzarote Hurdle in January. Has looked in the handicapper's grip since, but a return to a bigger field and stronger pace will play to his strengths.
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9
Horse silk
Annsam19
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-8| J: Isabel Williams(5)| T: Evan Williams| OR:  129
13/2
Progressive over hurdles during 2019/20 and improved further over fences. Jumping let him down on final outing last season but shaped as if he'd strip fitter for his return at Kempton in this sphere.
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10
Horse silk
Lecale's Article260
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-4| J: Tom Cannon| T: N J Henderson| OR:  125| BF| C
11/2
Bought for €320,000 after point win. Looked good prospect when scoring at this course (2m) hurdles debut and, while he failed to build on it, he remains with potential fresh from 8 months off.
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11
Horse silk
Dorking Boyh,t33
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-4| J: J E Moore| T: T Lacey| OR:  125| CD
18/1
Fairly useful hurdler/chaser who returned to action with victory in a 4-runner event over the larger obstacles at Ayr a month ago. He has a very hit-and-miss profile, though.
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Forecasts

Masters Legacy (10/3), Lecale's Article (11/2), Annsam (13/2), Glory And Fortune (13/2), Calva D'Auge (8/1), Ch'tibello (12/1), Earlofthecotswolds (14/1), Boreham Bill (14/1), Fred (16/1), Black Mischief (16/1), Dorking Boy (18/1)

Verdict

MASTERS LEGACY managed to make a winning return at Chepstow despite leaving the impression that the test was an absolute minimum for him, so there's every reason to think he can improve enough to go in again upped in trip. The prolific Calca d'Auge is an obvious danger and Black Mischief warrants respect in what looks a competitive event on paper.

  1. MASTERS LEGACY (IRE)
  2. CALVA D'AUGE (FR)
  3. BLACK MISCHIEF

Previous Winners

2020
Flash The Steel
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 8
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £21,784.002nd: £10,036.003rd: £5,016.004th: £2,512.00

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