15:40 Newbury

Friday 25 November 2022

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    Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   3m 52y  |   Good  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 5m 59.4s
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Horse silk
Shearerp,t13
Age: 6|  Weight: 12-0| J: Adrian Heskin| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  139| BF| C| D
10/3
Fairly useful in bumpers and cemented good start over hurdles when taking course handicap in March. Landed back-to-back novice victories this autumn and was eye-catchingly strong in the betting sent handicapping before hampered & unseating rider at Cheltenham recently. Much respected.
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2
Horse silk
Press Your Luck21
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12| J: J E Moore| T: C Gordon| OR:  137| D
22/1
Established himself as a useful hurdler when landing 17-runner Kempton handicap in March and made a winning return sent chasing in 3-runner novice at Chepstow (23.6f). Latest couple of efforts far less encouraging though, so attentions quickly switched back to timber.
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3
Horse silk
Fidux216
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-11| J: Tom Cannon| T: A King| OR:  136
33/1
Likeable type who showed surprising stamina upped to a marathon distance for the first time when fourth in the Scottish National in April, albeit beaten 24 lengths. Not in anything like the same form 3 weeks later at Sandown and this presumably a pipe-opener over hurdles.
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4
Horse silk
Flemcarat22
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-8| J: Thomas Bellamy| T: Miss E C Lavelle| OR:  133| D
22/1
Dual winner in 2020/21 and returned with fine second in this contest last year. Unable to build on that since but showed enough to think he retains plenty of ability when fourth over C&D just over 3 weeks ago. One to look out for.
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5
Horse silk
Didtheyleaveuouttob122
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6| J: N F Houlihan(3)| T: N J Gifford| OR:  131| BF
14/1
Useful sort who reached the frame for the second year running in the Silver Trophy at Chepstow (19.5f) last month. Failed to meet expectations with cheekpieces added for the first time over hurdles here recently so now more severe headgear is reached for.
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6
Horse silk
Pileonp21
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-6| J: Jack Tudor| T: Christian Williams| OR:  131
18/1
Some good efforts over hurdles last season, winning at Sandown and only just denied at Cheltenham. Disappointed final start for Philip Hobbs and offered little on first outing for his new yard over fences at Exeter earlier this month. Back over timber from a much-reduced mark.
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7
Horse silk
Copper Coin42
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6| J: Stan Sheppard| T: M Scudamore| OR:  131| BF| D
14/1
Emphatic winner of handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter last October and ran up to his best when runner-up in that corresponding event 6 weeks ago. More required in this, however.
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8
Horse silk
Skandiburgp,t34
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5| J: G Sheehan| T: Charlotte Fuller| OR:  130| D
10/1
Four-time hurdle winner for Olly Murphy. Posted much his best effort for this yard when second at Warwick in March. Down the field both starts this season, though.
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9
Horse silk
Barbados Buck'sp266
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3| J: Angus Cheleda(5)| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  128| DWS
18/1
Endured a disappointing campaign last season but he was a promising novice in this sphere during 2020/21 campaign and is certainly not one to write off just yet. Has undergone a wind op.
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10
Horse silk
Ask A Honey Beeb33
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-0| J: Liam Harrison(3)| T: F O'Brien| OR:  125| D
7/1
Winning chaser but yet to convince in that sphere, again found wanting in the latter stages at Stratford 5 months ago. Went with more zest than usual back over hurdles on return at Aintree last month and he could build on that effort today.
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11
Horse silk
Time To Tinkerp,t41
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-0| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  125
25/1
Bagged third success over hurdles when scoring at Wincanton (19.8f) last November and saw longer trip out well when second in handicap at Taunton (23.9f) the following month. Likely the run was needed on return last month (very easy to back) and the cheekpieces reapplied today.
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12
Horse silk
Steal A Marchp174
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-13| J: N de Boinville| T: N J Henderson| OR:  124
12/1
Not a straightforward ride but proved less of a handful than on his chasing debut when scoring at Worcester (23f, good to soft) back in June. That was his second run back from a lengthy absence and he has another absence to overcome today.
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13
Horse silk
Padleyourowncanoep13
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-12| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  123| D
5/1
Useful for Colin Tizzard and positive start for this yard (following 15 months off) when third over 3m at Haydock last December. Never threatened over fences/hurdles thereafter but was gambled on earlier this month at Cheltenham (fell 5 out) so certainly worth another chance.
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14
Horse silk
Abuffalosoldier37
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-10| J: James Bowen| T: W Greatrex| OR:  121
13/2
Scored on his hurdles bow at Wincanton (19.8f) in January and seemed to find the test too sharp on return at Fontwell (19.2f, good) just over 5 weeks ago. Step up in trip in his favour but others look stronger on this occasion.
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Forecasts

Shearer (10/3), Padleyourowncanoe (5/1), Abuffalosoldier (13/2), Ask A Honey Bee (7/1), Skandiburg (10/1), Steal A March (12/1), Copper Coin (14/1), Didtheyleaveuoutto (14/1), Barbados Buck's (18/1), Pileon (18/1), Flemcara (22/1), Press Your Luck (22/1), Time To Tinker (25/1), Fidux (33/1)

Verdict

PADLEYOUROWNCANOE was subject to significant market support on return at Cheltenham just under a fortnight ago but Dan Skelton's charge failed to complete, so it will be interesting to see if his supporters return today with the horse having a potentially lenient mark. He gets the verdict ahead of Shearer, who saw luck desert him at the same flight last time. Paul Nicholls saddles 3 and his Barbados Buck's is certainly not one to write off just yet returning after a wind op. .

Previous Winners

2021
Dolphin Square
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 7
6/1

Prize Money

1st: £19,511.002nd: £8,970.003rd: £4,485.004th: £2,242.005th: £1,121.006th: £559.00

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