14:40 Plumpton

Monday 19 October 2020

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  • Nick Embiricos Memorial 2020 Handicap Chase
  • Class 5  |   2m 3f 164y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:43  |   Winning time: 4m 58.25s
1
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: James Best |  T: M F Harris|  OR: 100|  BF
8/1

Off the mark over fences at Stratford (19.5f) in July of last year. Below that level when fourth over same C&D later that month and not seen since, but warrants respect on return.

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2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Rex Dingle |  T: Ella Pickard|  OR: 95
7/2

Encouraging third on chase debut/return at Stratford (17f) in August. Not in same form at Southwell since but must enter calculations here.

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3
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Page Fuller |  T: Jamie Snowden|  OR: 86
3/1

Won 2m novice handicap chase at Southwell and Uttoxeter handicap hurdle on first 2 starts for this yard last autumn. Disappointed later in the season but always possible a break will have revived.

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4
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: Tom Buckley |  T: C E Longsdon|  OR: 84
11/4

Respectable effort when third of 8 in handicap chase at Warwick (20f, good) last month and now 3 lb lower, so merits consideration.

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5
Gustavb1218
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: J M Davies |  T: Miss Z C Davison|  OR: 79
22/1

Offered little since taking a handicap chase at Exeter in April 2018 and hopes may rest on first-time blinkers back from 7 months off.

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7
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-2  |  J: D Crosse |  T: Mrs L C Jewell|  OR: 76|  CD
13/2

Belatedly off the mark when landing 9-runner handicap chase over C&D (soft) in March. 4 lb higher now but can't be ruled out on return.

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9
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Tabitha Worsley |  T: Georgie Howell|  OR: 73|  D
40/1

Very lightly-raced under Rules in recent years and made little impact on return from 7 months off at Fontwell in August. 1 lb out of the handicap, first-time blinkers applied.

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Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to all bets - deduction 10p in the pound

Non-Runners

6
Sandford Castle2
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 10
T: J Farrelly  J: Non Runner
8
Dalkadam225
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 9
T: J R Jenkins  J: T Scudamore

Betting

Forecast

Kapsize (11/4), Battleofthesomme (3/1), Simon The Great (7/2), Hab Sab (13/2), Dalkadam (13/2), Magic River (8/1), Sandford Castle (12/1), Gustav (22/1), Pierlow (40/1)

Verdict

All have questions to answer here, but preference is for SIMON THE GREAT, who has had a break since his disappointing Southwell effort and remains low-mileage in this sphere. Kapsize and Magic River should also make their presence felt.

  1. SIMON THE GREAT
  2. KAPSIZE (FR)
  3. MAGIC RIVER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Wenceslaus
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Tom Cannon
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T: D G Bridgwater
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £2,989.002nd: £878.003rd: £439.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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