12:45 Newbury

Friday 25 November 2022

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    Coral Racing Club Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (For The Fulke Walwyn Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 92y  |   Good  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:45  |   Winning time: 3m 57.8s
2
Horse silk
Straw Fan Jack35
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5| J: Sean Houlihan| T: Sheila Lewis| OR:  142| D
8/1
Built for chasing and left his hurdle form behind when winning 2m novices at Ffos Las (handicap) and Cheltenham last month. More will be needed from a mark in the 140s but he might find it.
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Timeform
3
Horse silk
Datsalrightgino23
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-1| J: G Sheehan| T: Jamie Snowden| OR:  138| D
7/2
Fairly useful hurdler who has taken well to fences this autumn, second at Newton Abbot before going one better in a 2m Chepstow novice handicap. Well on top at the finish on that occasion and it's likely there's more to come.
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Timeform
4
Horse silk
Aucunrisque54
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-1| J: Tom Cannon| T: C Gordon| OR:  138| D
5/1
Grade 2 novice hurdle winner last season who made the perfect start over the larger obstacles when taking 4-runner Uttoxeter novice (2m) last month. Open to progress for his in-form yard.
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Timeform
5
Horse silk
Balco Coastal231
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-10| J: N de Boinville| T: N J Henderson| OR:  133| D
13/8
Useful 2-time winner in a novice hurdle season which culminated with a third of 21 in a competitive 2½m handicap at the Aintree Grand National meeting. Makes chase debut back from 7 months off (runner-up in a point at the start of his career).
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Timeform
6
Horse silk
Earth Company314
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-6| J: T J O'Brien| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  129| D
33/1
Won a Taunton novice hurdle and a Wincanton handicap hurdle (both around 2m) at the end of 2021. Absent since a disappointing run at Kempton in January but retains potential now chasing.
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Timeform
7
Horse silk
Frere D'armes18
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-5| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  126| D
4/1
Surpassed any of his hurdle exploits (won twice last term) when making a successful start to his chase career in a 2¼m Kempton novice handicap 18 days ago. That form was boosted when the third won back at Kempton on Monday. Effectively 8 lb higher (2 lb out of weights) but it may not stop him.
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Timeform

Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Soaring Glory286
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
NR

Forecasts

Balco Coastal (13/8), Datsalrightgino (7/2), Frere D'armes (4/1), Aucunrisque (5/1), Soaring Glory (11/2), Straw Fan Jack (8/1), Earth Company (33/1)

Verdict

A really interesting novice handicap, featuring a few who are likely to make up into smart chasers during the course of the season. FRERE D'ARMES impressed with his accurate jumping when making a winning start over fences at Kempton and the third gave the form a boost when scoring the other day so he's the suggestion despite being 2 lb wrong at the weights. Aucunrisque may prove next best ahead of chase-newcomer Soaring Glory.

Previous Winners

2021
Not Available
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 6
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £10,537.002nd: £4,844.003rd: £2,422.004th: £1,211.005th: £606.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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