14:00 Lingfield

Tuesday 5 December 2017

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starspreads.com Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 7f 110y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places in the home straight)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:01  |   Winning time: 6m 18.5s
Weighed In
1st
2
16/1
T: J W MullinsJ: A Thornton
Behind, headway 4 out, soon every chance, led approaching and left clear last, stayed on well tchd 33/1
2nd
9
6
6/1
T: K C BaileyJ: Thomas Bellamy
Mid-division, headway 4 out, every chance next, left in 2nd and hampered last, no extra closing stages op 8/1
3rd
16
7
7/2f
T: P HendersonJ: P J Brennan
Tracked leaders, blundered 3rd, mistake 11th, led after 4 out, headed next, weakened after 2 out, left in 3rd and badly hampered last op 5/2 tchd 7/2
4th
sh
4
8/1
T: Mrs L HillJ: Tom Cannon
Chased clear leader, driven to take closer order 5 out, weakened before 2 out, left in 4th at last, stayed on well closing stages op 8/1
5th
16
8
14/1
T: C GordonJ: David Noonan
Held up, under pressure 4 out, no impression tchd 12/1

Also Ran

PU
1
5/1
T: G L MooreJ: William Clarke (10)
Led, drew well clear after 4th, headed after 4 out, weakened quickly, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 14/1
F
3
5/1
T: R RoweJ: A Glassonbury
Behind, headway 4 out, led next, soon challenged, headed approaching and fell last op 15/2 tchd 8/1
F
5
9/2
T: N J HawkeJ: James Best
Held up, mistake 4th, weakened 11th, behind when fell 5 out op 15/2 tchd 13/2
UR
9
14/1
T: Miss A M Newton-SmithJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Mid-division, blundered and unseated rider 6th op 4/1 tchd 3/1

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Betting

Forecast

For Carmel (7/2), Point N Shoot (9/2), Britanio Bello (5/1), Tzar De L'Elfe (5/1), Ben Arthur (6/1), Velvet Cognac (8/1), Ulva Ferry (14/1), Burgess Dream (14/1), Cap Horner (16/1)

Verdict

The fences are there to be jumped, and a number of these runners haven't exactly excelled over the larger obstacles so far. Point N Shoot is a proven stayer, and a Lingfield winner over hurdles, but he got no further than the first fence on his chasing debut last week (2m4f), whilst Britanio Belle has an F, and a UR amongst his form figures in five starts over fences. Tzar De L'Elfe has had plenty of chances in his career, but is relatively new to fences for his current trainer Richard Rowe, and he's worth a try over this longer trip, whilst For Carmel is a fencing newcomer who could potentially make the frame. However, with no real zest for making a selection, the nod goes to the Lawney Hill trained VELVET COGNAC. He bypassed a race at Sedgefield last week, and comes here instead off a relatively fair mark, and with fewer 'convictions' than the majority of this field.
  1. Velvet Cognac
  2. Point N Shoot
  3. For Carmel

Prize Money

1st: £5,198.002nd: £1,526.003rd: £763.004th: £382.00

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