13:15 Ffos Las

Thursday 16 December 2021

All12:1012:4013:1513:5014:2514:5515:25

    Cazoo Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 199y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 5m 44.4s
1
Horse silk
Southern Sam764
Age: 7|  Weight: 12-0| J: Harry Bannister| T: R Bandey| OR:  122
3/1
Landed Uttoxeter novice hurdle before promising third in 3m handicap at Exeter on his debut over fences later in 2019 for Oliver Sherwood. Has a long absence to overcome but is no forlorn hope.
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2
Horse silk
Ashfield Paddy36
Age: 7|  Weight: 12-0| J: K Brogan(3)| T: Jonjo O'Neill| OR:  122
3/1
Back over fences with good second of 11 in handicap chase at Bangor (20.3f) 36 days ago, despite jumping none too fluently. Merits consideration despite 3 lb rise.
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3
Horse silk
Oneupmanship39
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12| J: Nick Scholfield| T: Jack Barber| OR:  120| BF| C
3/1
Made encouraging return when fourth in 3m handicap hurdle here 39 days ago. Real chasing type, so he's an interesting prospect now sent over fences.
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4
Horse silk
Downtown Getawayt12
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12| J: James Bowen| T: P Bowen| OR:  120| D
22/1
Useful winner over hurdles, but he's yet to match that form in two runs over fences, tongue strap on when pulled up in 3m handicap at Chepstow 12 days ago. Has it to prove now.
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5
Horse silk
El Paso Woodt12
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-9| J: Phillip Armson(7)| T: D Pipe| OR:  117| D
16/1
Notched up 4-timer in the French Provinces this autumn. Had wind op before unseated rider 2nd on yard bow in handicap chase at Aintree (25.8f) 12 days ago. Weighted to go well here if none the worse.
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6
Horse silk
Party Fuzzt282
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7| J: David Bass| T: K C Bailey| OR:  115| BFWS
17/2
Fair maiden hurdler who signed off with good fourth in novice at Exeter (23.1f) in the spring. Returns for his chase debut and he can't be discounted.
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8
Horse silk
Honorary Colonel21
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-5| J: Ben Jones| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  113
4/1
16/1, made encouraging chasing bow when second of 13 in handicap at Lingfield (20f) 21 days ago. Should improve, and he's well in the mix.
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9
Horse silk
Judge Earlep1,t887
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-12| J: Mitchell Bastyan(3)| T: P Bowen| OR:  106
100/1
Off since pulled up in 26f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot over 2 years ago. Beaten in a match on his chasing bow, so he has a bit to prove on his comeback run now.
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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Poldark Cross51
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 6
T: H Whittington  J: D A Jacob
NR

Forecasts

Southern Sam (3/1), Oneupmanship (3/1), Ashfield Paddy (3/1), Honorary Colonel (4/1), Party Fuzz (17/2), Poldark Cross (10/1), El Paso Wood (16/1), Downtown Getaway (22/1), Judge Earle (100/1)

Verdict

A case can be made for a few of these, so at the likely odds it's worth siding with ONEUPMANSHIP to make a winning start in this sphere given he looks a real chasing type and posted an encouraging reappearance fourth over hurdles here last month. Honorary Colonel is fancied to build on his Lingfield second and is next on the list with both El Paso Wood and Ashfield Paddy well in the mix too.

  1. ONEUPMANSHIP (IRE)
  2. HONORARY COLONEL (IRE)
  3. EL PASO WOOD (FR)

Prize Money

1st: £3,594.002nd: £1,656.003rd: £828.004th: £414.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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