14:30 Warwick

Friday 21 February 2020

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racingtv.com/freetrial Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 4f  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 5m 26.1s

1st
1
811-12
9/4
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in touch, went 2nd 5th until after 10th, disputing 2nd from 4 out, switched right going well after 2 out, led last, edged right and driven flat, edged left, stayed on
2nd
2 ½
5
8/1
T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: James Bowen
Prominent early, chased leaders, closed 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner
3rd
¾
2
711-10
2/1f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led, ridden before 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace flat
4th
1 ¼
3
8/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, went 2nd after 10th, ridden before 2 out, 4th and beaten flat, one pace
5th
18
7
40/1
T: S-J DaviesJ: Lee Edwards
Held up in rear, not fluent 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened

Also Ran

PU
4
3/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: James Nixon (5)
Chased leaders, slow 3rd and 4th, soon in rear, reminder after 7th, tailed off before 12th, soon pulled up

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Non-Runners

6
Calypso Jack28
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 7
T: Mrs L C Jewell  J: Brendan Powell
Betting

Forecast

Ballyart (2/1), Go Steady (9/4), Little Ginge (3/1), Glorious Boru (8/1), Vicenzo Mio (8/1), Hume Lough (40/1), Calypso Jack (50/1)

Verdict
Not an enormous amount of strength in depth with Dan Skelton’s GO STEADY taken to regain the winning thread having shown up well over fences twice at shorter trips. Far from ideally placed when finishing third last time over 2m this extra distance that he faces today will prove a positive. It says something for the race that Ballyart can be given a chance despite his usually mistake-laden rounds of jumping, another placing looks on the cards. If there is a danger to the selection it may well come in the shape of Little Ginge who improved over hurdles when going handicapping and it may be the switch to fences could spark some further progress.
  1. Go Steady
  2. Little Ginge
  3. Ballyart
Prize Money
1st:
£5,198.00
2nd:
£1,526.00
3rd:
£763.00
4th:
£382.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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