12:40 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

Prestige & John Romans Park Homes 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 5f 82y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

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3243-34
iT
Dark blue, pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Mr & Mrs Christopher Harris)

Midnight Cowboy 186 

gr g Midnight Legend - Kali (Linamix)

5 11-12
115
5 11-12
115

Fairly useful hurdler but ran poorly when fancied for a maiden at Uttoxeter when last seen in May. However, opening mark is fair on the pick of his form so folly to dismiss.

Fairly useful hurdler but ran poorly when fancied for a maiden at Uttoxeter when last seen in May. However, opening mark is fair on the pick of his form so folly to dismiss.

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2
52P33-1
iT
Red and grey check, red sleeves and cap (A & S Enterprises Ltd)

Aliandy (IRE)  16 

b g Presenting - Water Rock (El Conquistador)

5 11-10
113
5 11-10
113

Definite signs of promise over hurdles last term and defied market weakness when making a winning return at Southwell (20.3f) last month. No reason why he won't progress further.

Definite signs of promise over hurdles last term and defied market weakness when making a winning return at Southwell (20.3f) last month. No reason why he won't progress further.

3
97P-73
iT
Black, yellow triple diamond, red sleeves, yellow cap (Brocade Racing J P Romans Terry Warner)

Never Learn (IRE)  15 

b g King's Theatre - Hamari Gold (Priolo)

5 11-7
110
5 11-7
110

Fitter for comeback and duly ran best race in this sphere when third in a 2m Chepstow novice event last month (keeping on). Step back up in trip ought to suit now handicapping and one to note.

Fitter for comeback and duly ran best race in this sphere when third in a 2m Chepstow novice event last month (keeping on). Step back up in trip ought to suit now handicapping and one to note.

4
3P44-
iT
Maroon and grey diabolo, maroon cap (Mr O C R Wynne & Mrs S J Wynne)

Ambion Lane (IRE)  264 

b g Scorpion - Thrilling Prospect (King's Ride)

6 11-6 p
109
6 11-6 p
109

Showed ability amidst inexperience on bumper debut, and similar story over hurdles last term, fourth in a 23.6f Chepstow maiden in March. Market should guide now handicapping on return.

Showed ability amidst inexperience on bumper debut, and similar story over hurdles last term, fourth in a 23.6f Chepstow maiden in March. Market should guide now handicapping on return.

5
1/13-383
iT
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue star (Equi Ex Incertis Partners)

Soupy Soups (IRE)  25 

ch g Stowaway - Near Dunleer (Soviet Lad)

5 11-6
109
5 11-6
109

Point winner who made winning bumper debut last year. Ran best race to date over hurdles when 8 lengths third in a 2½m Ffos Las handicap recently, and a repeat should see him in the mix.

Point winner who made winning bumper debut last year. Ran best race to date over hurdles when 8 lengths third in a 2½m Ffos Las handicap recently, and a repeat should see him in the mix.

6
4662-34
iT
Purple, grey sleeves, purple armlets (The Barmy Men)

Threebarmymen (IRE)  31 

b g Winged Love - Midnight Susie (Supreme Leader)

5 11-5
108
5 11-5
108

Showed improved form when twice making the frame in handicaps up to 21f at Kempton during the spring. Might have needed his return at Plumpton in October, and he should strip fitter.

Showed improved form when twice making the frame in handicaps up to 21f at Kempton during the spring. Might have needed his return at Plumpton in October, and he should strip fitter.

7
1P2462
iT
Purple, white disc and cap (Mrs Susan McDonald)

Fair To Middling 7 

gr g Fair Mix - Mtilly (Mtoto)

6 11-4 p
107 2
6 11-4 p
107 2

Showed much improved form to win handicap hurdle from the front at Bangor in May. Mixed bag since, though Taunton second a week ago highlighted his return to form. Needs to back that up now.

Showed much improved form to win handicap hurdle from the front at Bangor in May. Mixed bag since, though Taunton second a week ago highlighted his return to form. Needs to back that up now.

8
U1/U3-46
iT
Black, red sash and armlets (Miss J du Plessis)

Ziggerson Hill 11 

ch m Kadastrof - Tregale (Chukaroo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Point winner who offered something to work on making handicap debut at Exeter (23f) last month. Infrequent appearances do suggest fragility however, so she needs to prove she can go the right way.

Point winner who offered something to work on making handicap debut at Exeter (23f) last month. Infrequent appearances do suggest fragility however, so she needs to prove she can go the right way.

Verdict

MIDNIGHT COWBOY has shown enough promise in novice hurdles to suggest he could potentially be a fairly handicapped horse off a mark of 115 but he does need to bounce back from a poor effort at Uttoxeter where he stopped very quickly. Never Learn ran his best race over timber in what appeared a decent novice hurdle for the grade at Chepstow when third behind Copain De Classe and is entitled to improve on his handicap debut. Aliandy and Fair To Middling bring some recent form to the table and have to be respected too.

Verdict

ALIANDY defied market weakness and showed improved form in the process when opening his account at Southwell last month. He's still low mileage and with further improvement a distinct possibility he earns the vote to go in again. Midnight Cowboy was a bit disappointing on his final start in the spring, but holds sound claims on his previous exploits, whilst Fair To Middling is also considered.

13:15 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

Racing UK In HD Mares' Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 5f 82y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

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3-25
iT
Dark green, white hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap (Bet The Farm Partners)

Ellens Way 15 

b f Black Sam Bellamy - Function Dreamer (Overbury)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Placed twice in points and showed promise when fifth of 15 on last month's 21f Warwick hurdling debut. Likely to improve.

Placed twice in points and showed promise when fifth of 15 on last month's 21f Warwick hurdling debut. Likely to improve.

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2-190
iT
Black, red disc, sleeves and cap (Frosties Friends Ii)

G For Ginger 15 

ch m Lucarno - Kaream (Karinga Bay)

6 10-12 t1 h
-
6 10-12 t1 h
-

Bumper winner but well behind Ellens Way on last month's Warwick hurdling bow and needs to leave that well behind to figure.

Bumper winner but well behind Ellens Way on last month's Warwick hurdling bow and needs to leave that well behind to figure.

3
5-680
iT
Maroon, blue hoop, black sleeves, gold cap (Mrs S P Elphick)

Lady Cardinal (IRE)  23 

ch m Papal Bull - St finan's bay (Ashkalani)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Well held in bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

Well held in bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

4
F1-
iT
Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves (Chris Giles)

Silent Steps (IRE)  256 

b m Milan - Taking Silk (Mister Lord)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Had dual hurdles winner Coillte Lass and bumper winner Queens Well behind in second and third when winning her Irish point in March. Joined top yard and looks a good prospect.

Had dual hurdles winner Coillte Lass and bumper winner Queens Well behind in second and third when winning her Irish point in March. Joined top yard and looks a good prospect.

5
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, armlets and cap (Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib)

Star Rider (34F) 

gr f Cape Cross - Starfala (Galileo)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Useful stayer on Flat, defying a BHA mark of 90 when landing a 2m Newmarket handicap in October. Clearly going to be up to winning races if she can transfer that ability to hurdles.

Useful stayer on Flat, defying a BHA mark of 90 when landing a 2m Newmarket handicap in October. Clearly going to be up to winning races if she can transfer that ability to hurdles.

6
922-2
iT
Pink and purple check, pink sleeves, black cap (Mr Tim Leadbeater)

Undisputed (IRE)  28 

b m King's Theatre - Gleanntan (Lil's Boy)

5 10-12 h
-
5 10-12 h
-

Runner-up twice in bumpers for Stuart Crawford and filled the same position on Market Rasen hurdling bow for new yard a month ago. Open to progress but bumps into a couple of useful sorts.

Runner-up twice in bumpers for Stuart Crawford and filled the same position on Market Rasen hurdling bow for new yard a month ago. Open to progress but bumps into a couple of useful sorts.

7
32-6282
iT
Orange and yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Tania Stepney)

What A Diva 11 

b m Kayf Tara - Land Of Glory (Supreme Leader)

5 10-12 t
105
5 10-12 t
105

Best effort over hurdles (fair form) when second of 13 in 23f Exeter handicap but a fair bit more required if she's to go one better in this company.

Best effort over hurdles (fair form) when second of 13 in 23f Exeter handicap but a fair bit more required if she's to go one better in this company.

Verdict

SILENT STEPS makes her Rules debut for new connections, having last raced in a point-to-point when she beat dual novice hurdle winner Coillte Lass, and represents Chris Giles, who owned the winner of this contest two years ago in subsequent Grade 1 heroine Bitofapuzzle. He will be hoping this daughter of Milan can progress in the same manner. Star Rider was a solid performer on the Flat and looks a real threat with this stamina test likely to suit. Ellens Way showed ability when fifth at Warwick and looks best of the remainder.

Verdict

Hurdling newcomers SILENT STEPS and Star Rider arrive here via very different backgrounds but both appeal as useful prospects and are almost certainly the pair to focus on. The former had some decent sorts in behind when readily landing an Irish point in the spring and is narrowly preferred for the Nicky Henderson team.

13:45 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

Weatherbys Hamilton Silver Buck Handicap Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,596 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

3m 1f 30y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

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1
352P1/8
iT
Red, yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and spots on cap (Exe Valley Racing)

Silver Commander 30 

gr g Silver Patriarch - New Dawn (Rakaposhi King)

9 11-12 t
125
9 11-12 t
125

Off the mark over fences at Chepstow on just third start for this yard in April 2015. Went with plenty of zest before weakening on first run in 19 months at Exeter last month and better expected now.

Off the mark over fences at Chepstow on just third start for this yard in April 2015. Went with plenty of zest before weakening on first run in 19 months at Exeter last month and better expected now.

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P02U-4P
iT
Yellow and maroon (quartered), maroon sleeves (The Cherry Pickers)

Ardkilly Witness (IRE)  49 

b g Witness Box - Ardkilly Angel (Yashgan)

10 11-11 t b1
124
10 11-11 t b1
124

Burst back to life when pushing an in-form rival close at Sandown (24.2f) in March but been disappointing since, and ran no sort of race on return at Carlisle. Wears first-time blinkers.

Burst back to life when pushing an in-form rival close at Sandown (24.2f) in March but been disappointing since, and ran no sort of race on return at Carlisle. Wears first-time blinkers.

3
16P-P87
iT
Red, yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond (Steve & Jackie Fleetham)

Danimix (IRE)  20 

b g Dr Massini - Spring Blend (Persian Mews)

11 11-11 t p
124
11 11-11 t p
124

Made a good start for Peter Bowen last autumn, landing back-to-back handicaps up to 25.5f. Hasn't threatened in 3 starts for this yard, though, tried in this headgear latest.

Made a good start for Peter Bowen last autumn, landing back-to-back handicaps up to 25.5f. Hasn't threatened in 3 starts for this yard, though, tried in this headgear latest.

4
74411-P
iT
Black, red cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, red cap (Mrs Christine M Hinks)

Saint Raph (FR)  20 

gr g Saint Des Saints - Speed Padoline (Saint Preuil)

8 11-10 t
123
8 11-10 t
123

Got back on track in the spring, landing back-to-back handicaps in April, but well held off much higher mark on return.

Got back on track in the spring, landing back-to-back handicaps in April, but well held off much higher mark on return.

5
44P2-53
iT
Purple, yellow stars, light green and red hooped sleeves, purple cap, yellow spots (Dd Racing & Professor L P Hardwick)

Cyclop (IRE)  18 

b g King's Theatre - Tasmani (Turgeon)

5 11-10 t p
123
5 11-10 t p
123

Off the mark over fences in a 3m handicap at Warwick last term and all the better for return when excellent third in Southern National at Fontwell 18 days ago. Big player off same mark.

Off the mark over fences in a 3m handicap at Warwick last term and all the better for return when excellent third in Southern National at Fontwell 18 days ago. Big player off same mark.

6
5/552P-2
iT
Dark blue, beige epaulets, armlets and star on cap (Tony Worth & Vic Bedley)

Heroes Or Ghosts (IRE)  19 

br g Indian River - Awomansdream (Beneficial)

7 10-10
109
7 10-10
109

Winning Irish pointer who built on chasing debut when runner-up at Warwick. Easy to forgive next run just denied at Uttoxeter on return 19 days ago. Should stay and needs considering.

Winning Irish pointer who built on chasing debut when runner-up at Warwick. Easy to forgive next run just denied at Uttoxeter on return 19 days ago. Should stay and needs considering.

Verdict

SAINT RAPH found his last start at Cheltenham in November too hot to handle when pulled up behind What A Moment in the amateur riders' handicap chase, but he has his sights lowered here and will appreciate Paul O'Brien's 5lb claim. Cyclop bounced back with a solid third to Aerial in the Southern National and could well build on that, while Ardkilly Witness is banking on first-time blinkers to bring about plenty of improvement.

Verdict

CYCLOP proved all the better for his reappearance when an excellent third in the Southern National at Fontwell last month and has solid claims off the same mark. Heroes Or Ghosts was close to making a winning return at Uttoxeter and is next best ahead of Silver Commander.

14:15 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (3YO plus)

Winner £6,330 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 7f 65y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

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2154-17
iT
Light blue, maroon hoops and armlets (Mr D G Staddon)

Floresco (GER)  24 

ch g Santiago - Fiori (Chief Singer)

6 11-12 t
130
6 11-12 t
130

Overcame mistakes and better than ever for second hurdles success at Newton Abbot (18.5f) in May, but ran as if amiss on last month's return at Kempton.

Overcame mistakes and better than ever for second hurdles success at Newton Abbot (18.5f) in May, but ran as if amiss on last month's return at Kempton.

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31202-5
iT
Purple, mauve chevron and armlets, mauve and purple quartered cap (Mrs Meacham, Withyslade & Mrs A L Davi)

Awesome Rosie 202 

b m Midnight Legend - Awesome Aunt (Vestris Abu)

5 11-1
119
5 11-1
119

Fairly useful novice hurdler last term, winning over C&D. Returns to action with her yard going well and has a couple of pieces of form which make her look fairly treated.

Fairly useful novice hurdler last term, winning over C&D. Returns to action with her yard going well and has a couple of pieces of form which make her look fairly treated.

3
F42/
iT
White, dark blue stripe, striped sleeves and cap (Mrs Sarah Ling)

Martabot (FR)  907 

gr g Martaline - Reine De Sabot (Homme de Loi)

5 10-13
117
5 10-13
117

Reached the frame on both completed starts over hurdles in summer 2014. Taken a long time for new connections to get her back to the track but worth checking out in the betting.

Reached the frame on both completed starts over hurdles in summer 2014. Taken a long time for new connections to get her back to the track but worth checking out in the betting.

4
231214
iT
Pink, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, pink star (Ms Christine Thomas & Mr Jim Hoyland)

On Demand 14 

ch m Teofilo - Mimisel (Selkirk)

5 10-11 t
115
5 10-11 t
115

Thrived for this yard, winning twice over 21f here this autumn. Shaped as if still in form under a forceful ride here last time and has the speed to cope with the drop to 2m.

Thrived for this yard, winning twice over 21f here this autumn. Shaped as if still in form under a forceful ride here last time and has the speed to cope with the drop to 2m.

5
4/13P6-P
iT
Mauve, white sash, red cap (Miss I D Du Pre)

Que Sera (IRE)  19 

b g Rakti - Mitsina (Fantastic Light)

6 10-10 t1 b1
114
6 10-10 t1 b1
114

2m Towcester maiden hurdle winner last December. Possibly found 20f on heavy ground stretching her stamina on Uttoxeter reappearance and could easily fare lot better now. Blinkers/tongue tie added.

2m Towcester maiden hurdle winner last December. Possibly found 20f on heavy ground stretching her stamina on Uttoxeter reappearance and could easily fare lot better now. Blinkers/tongue tie added.

6
114-517
iT
Black, orange epaulets, quartered cap (Danebury Racing Stables)

Bulletproof (IRE)  137 

b g Wareed - Laura's Native (Be My Native)

10 10-6
110
10 10-6
110

Made it 4 wins in 6 starts when scoring by 5 lengths at Kempton (2m) in May, but well held at Newton Abbot in July and not seen since.

Made it 4 wins in 6 starts when scoring by 5 lengths at Kempton (2m) in May, but well held at Newton Abbot in July and not seen since.

7
9/P1341-
iT
Purple, white stripe, white sleeves, purple armlets (Just A Bit Of Fun)

Sadma 341 

gr g Street Cry - Blue Dress (Danzig)

7 10-4
108
7 10-4
108

Not seen since winning over C&D on Boxing Day and will need another career best if she's to defy a 10 lb rise on return.

Not seen since winning over C&D on Boxing Day and will need another career best if she's to defy a 10 lb rise on return.

8
P5752-7
iT
Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, hooped cap (Mr D V Gardner)

Trans Express (IRE)  165 

br g Trans Island - Hazel Fastrack (Shambo)

6 10-0
104
6 10-0
104

Has been handed a stiff-looking mark, and was well held on return at Worcester in June. Not hard to look elsewhere after a further 5 months off.

Has been handed a stiff-looking mark, and was well held on return at Worcester in June. Not hard to look elsewhere after a further 5 months off.

Verdict

AWESOME ROSIE has won and finished half-a-length second in two previous visits to this track and she looks sure to be in the thick of the action again. The five-year-old was a little disappointing on her handicap debut at Aintree in May, but Alan King has his horses in tremendous form and a seven-month break will have done her no harm whatsoever. On Demand remains in good form despite only managing fourth over half a mile further here last time and she shouldn't be far away. Sadma and Martabot are others to keep an eye on.

Verdict

An open heat in which it might be worth chancing AWESOME ROSIE on return for the in-form Alan King stable. She was better than the result on her handicap debut in the spring and looks fairly treated on the pick of her novice form. Que Sera was probably stretched by a longer trip on testing ground on her return and is respected for the Hobbs/Johnson combination. On Demand also makes the shortlist.

14:45 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

Racing Welfare Handicap Chase (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,924 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

3m 2f 162y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

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Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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221452/
iT
Black, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white cap (The Hussey's Hustlers)

How's My Friend 628 

b g Karinga Bay - Friendly Lady (New Member)

11 11-12 t
95
11 11-12 t
95

Point winner who wasn't seen to best effect a couple of times in hunter chases earlier this year, but returns to handicaps off a feasible mark, and back under a professional rider.

Point winner who wasn't seen to best effect a couple of times in hunter chases earlier this year, but returns to handicaps off a feasible mark, and back under a professional rider.

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2241-5P
iT
Yellow and dark blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves (Mr Wayne Jones)

Broome Lane 37 

b m Kayf Tara - Aranga (Supreme Leader)

7 11-9 h
92
7 11-9 h
92

Won 3¼m handicap chase at Chepstow in April on just second start for this yard. Took no interest on return back over hurdles in October but was seemingly on the up in this sphere beforehand.

Won 3¼m handicap chase at Chepstow in April on just second start for this yard. Took no interest on return back over hurdles in October but was seemingly on the up in this sphere beforehand.

3
F243-23
iT
White, emerald green cross belts, white sleeves, red armlets, white cap, royal blue diamond (The Con Club)

Tikkapick (IRE)  18 

b g Tikkanen - Takeanotherpick (Winged Love)

6 11-8 p
91
6 11-8 p
91

Made an encouraging return at Newton Abbot in October but let down by jumping over shorter at Fontwell since. Return to this trip should help, and has a bigger performance in him. Cheekpieces back on.

Made an encouraging return at Newton Abbot in October but let down by jumping over shorter at Fontwell since. Return to this trip should help, and has a bigger performance in him. Cheekpieces back on.

4
14P12-P
iT
Grey, orange sash, sleeves and hoop on cap (Mr George Goring)

Albatros De Guye (FR)  19 

ch g Maille Pistol - Balibirds (Bricassar)

6 11-7 t p
90
6 11-7 t p
90

Ended last season in good form but faced a stiff task on return in a stronger handicap at Uttoxeter last month. Remains 6 Ib above last winning mark, but entitled to be more competitive.

Ended last season in good form but faced a stiff task on return in a stronger handicap at Uttoxeter last month. Remains 6 Ib above last winning mark, but entitled to be more competitive.

5
552123-
iT
Scarlet, emerald green sleeves, black and emerald green hooped cap (Mr G F Edwards)

Shanann Star (IRE)  222 

br m Anshan - Baile An Droichid (King's Ride)

10 11-7 p
90 1
10 11-7 p
90 1

Remains a maiden under Rules but has been placed on numerous occasions over fences. Has won a point since last seen in this sphere and the market may reveal more.

Remains a maiden under Rules but has been placed on numerous occasions over fences. Has won a point since last seen in this sphere and the market may reveal more.

6
F1-4553
iT
Black, red sash and armlets (Miss J du Plessis)

Trehan Cross 22 

b m Bandmaster - Halton Quay (Lir)

7 10-8 p
77
7 10-8 p
77

A winner in points since last seen under Rules, and produced best effort to date in this sphere from 8 Ib out of the handicap at Exeter last month in first-time cheekpieces. Needs to build on that.

A winner in points since last seen under Rules, and produced best effort to date in this sphere from 8 Ib out of the handicap at Exeter last month in first-time cheekpieces. Needs to build on that.

7
385P-58
iT
Pink, light green cross belts, purple sleeves, pink and light green hooped cap (The Outside Chance Racing Club)

Minmore Grey (IRE)  7 

gr g Primary - Hopeful Memory (Roselier)

7 10-6 v1
75 3
7 10-6 v1
75 3

Maiden pointer who has little worthwhile form under Rules. Visor on.

Maiden pointer who has little worthwhile form under Rules. Visor on.

8
484PP-3
iT
Dark green, red epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap (Mr N J McMullan & Mr S Garnett)

Comical Red 22 

ch g Sulamani - Sellette (Selkirk)

8 10-0 b
69
8 10-0 b
69

Well beaten on return in Exeter novice chase but this much more realistic and he's now 18 Ib below his last winning mark.

Well beaten on return in Exeter novice chase but this much more realistic and he's now 18 Ib below his last winning mark.

Verdict

A return to chasing over a much more suitable distance could prove to be key for BROOME LANE, who looked in need of the run when making her seasonal reappearance for Tim Vaughan over the smaller obstacles at Chepstow in October. A rating of 92 might not prove beyond her and she can get the better of Tikkapick, who disappointed at Fontwell when making various mistakes after coming under pressure at an early stage. How's My Friend hasn't been seen under Rules since May 2014 and needs a market check.

Verdict

TIKKAPICK's jumping came under more scrutiny back in trip at Fontwell last month, but he has long shaped as though he has a bigger performance in him, and he looks the way to go back over a more suitable distance. Broome Lane and How's My Friend make most appeal of the remainder.

15:20 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

Jockey Club Ownership Syndicate Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,367 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 4f 35y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

Weather: View Course Guide

Abandoned
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
P711-14
iT
Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star (Mr D S Dennis)

Ballycoe 22 

b g Norse Dancer - Lizzy Lamb (Bustino)

7 11-12 t
115
7 11-12 t
115

Landed a quick-fire hat-trick at Bangor in April and shaped as though better for the run on return at that course last month, travelling better than most. May have more to offer.

Landed a quick-fire hat-trick at Bangor in April and shaped as though better for the run on return at that course last month, travelling better than most. May have more to offer.

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2
31174P-
iT
White, black chevron, black sleeves, white diamonds, quartered cap (Mr Andrew J Martin)

Sunny Ledgend 229 

b g Midnight Legend - Swordella (Broadsword)

11 11-11
114
11 11-11
114

Landed back-to-back handicaps in January but disappointing all 3 starts after. Has been given a break since, but has something to prove on return from 7 months off.

Landed back-to-back handicaps in January but disappointing all 3 starts after. Has been given a break since, but has something to prove on return from 7 months off.

3
517-164
iT
Black and orange (quartered), orange sleeves and cap (Winterfields Farm Ltd)

Like Sully (IRE)  17 

b g Presenting - Swing Into Action (Be My Native)

8 11-6
109
8 11-6
109

Won twice at Plumpton earlier in the year and made encouraging return at that course last month. Will need a career best to defy this mark, but merits respect nonetheless.

Won twice at Plumpton earlier in the year and made encouraging return at that course last month. Will need a career best to defy this mark, but merits respect nonetheless.

4
3U4-115
iT
Dark green, dark green and white diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Janet Davies)

Copper Birch (IRE)  1 

ch g Beneficial - Givehertime (Commanche Run)

8 11-1 v
104 7
8 11-1 v
104 7

Produced best effort for some time to follow up his 3m course success at Hereford (2¼m) last week, putting his confirmed stamina to good use. Well in off same mark. Engaged 3.20 Ffos Las Wednesday.

Produced best effort for some time to follow up his 3m course success at Hereford (2¼m) last week, putting his confirmed stamina to good use. Well in off same mark. Engaged 3.20 Ffos Las Wednesday.

5
362212
iT
Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star (The Affordable Partnership)

Highbury High (IRE)  61 

gr g Salford Express - Betseale (Step Together)

9 11-1 t p
104
9 11-1 t p
104

Has shown improved form on his second stint chasing, winning at Warwick in September and just as good when ¾-length second to Unify at Fontwell since. Much better off with that rival now.

Has shown improved form on his second stint chasing, winning at Warwick in September and just as good when ¾-length second to Unify at Fontwell since. Much better off with that rival now.

6
113132
iT
White, royal blue cross belts, red sleeves, royal blue armlets and star on red cap (Anthony Honeyball Racing Club Ltd)

Unify 4 

b m Midnight Legend - Holy Smoke (Statoblest)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Good winner at Market Rasen last month and quickly put a lesser effort behind him at Leicester on Sunday. That was a weak race though, and more needed to defy this mark.

Good winner at Market Rasen last month and quickly put a lesser effort behind him at Leicester on Sunday. That was a weak race though, and more needed to defy this mark.

Verdict

Copper Birch is on a roll and would be interesting if lining up here (engaged to run at Ffos Las on Wednesday) but preference is for HIGHBURY HIGH, who was in excellent form when last seen in the autumn for Neil Mulholland. His second at Fontwell last time out following a 6lb rise was impressive and he should be suited by these conditions. Ballycoe's winning run came to an end when he finished fourth at Bangor but that effort wasn't devoid of promise considering he had gone up a stone, while Like Sully looks best of the remainder.

Verdict

HIGHBURY HIGH has looked an improved performer returned to this sphere of late and remains on a fair mark following his good second at Fontwell in October, so just edges the vote over Copper Birch, who may find this one race too many if allowed to take up this engagement.

15:50 Wincanton 1 Dec 2016

racinguk.com/hd Maiden Open NH Flat Race (Class 6) (4YO to 6YO)

Winner £1,711 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 7f 65y

Good to soft-good in places (precautionary inspection 8am thursday)

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Abandoned
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1-
iT
Light blue and black stripes, black sleeves and cap (Mr Michael Pescod)

An Siltean (IRE)  228 

b g Milan - Shatani (Shahrastani)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

€30,000 3-y-o, £68,000 5-y-o, Milan gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Guiding George. Won Irish maiden point on debut (Apr 17) and newcomers from yard often fancied.

€30,000 3-y-o, £68,000 5-y-o, Milan gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Guiding George. Won Irish maiden point on debut (Apr 17) and newcomers from yard often fancied.

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2
1-3
iT
Pale blue, red cross belts, yellow cap (This Horse Is For Sale Partnership)

Cresswell Legend 16 

b g Midnight Legend - Cresswell Willow (Witness Box)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Brother to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Cresswell Breeze. Made winning start in Irish pointing field in April 2015 and promising third in bumper at Southwell last month. Sets the standard.

Brother to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Cresswell Breeze. Made winning start in Irish pointing field in April 2015 and promising third in bumper at Southwell last month. Sets the standard.

3
iT
Yellow, emerald green spots and armlets, dark green cap (Mr C L Tizzard)

Detention 

b g Kayf Tara - Late For Class (Bob's Return)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

£17,000 4-y-o, Kayf Tara gelding. Dam (b72), lightly raced in bumpers/over hurdles, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 3½m) Tulsa Jack. Likely type.

£17,000 4-y-o, Kayf Tara gelding. Dam (b72), lightly raced in bumpers/over hurdles, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 3½m) Tulsa Jack. Likely type.

4
iT
Black, black and pink check cap (Mr N Mustoe)

Joyrider (IRE)  

b g Stowaway - Aileen Supreme (Presenting)

4 11-4 h1
-
4 11-4 h1
-

€70,000 3-y-o, Stowaway gelding. Dam ran once over hurdles/once in bumper. Wears hood. Betting should guide.

€70,000 3-y-o, Stowaway gelding. Dam ran once over hurdles/once in bumper. Wears hood. Betting should guide.

5
iT
Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap (A Marsh & Mr & Mrs R Kelvin-hughes)

Kayf Mariner 

b g Kayf Tara - Line Freedom (Freedom Cry)

4 11-4
-
4 11-4
-

Kayf Tara gelding. Dam (h137), bumper/2m-21f hurdle winner, half-sister to fair chaser (19f winner) Line Clara. In-form yard has good record in bumpers.

Kayf Tara gelding. Dam (h137), bumper/2m-21f hurdle winner, half-sister to fair chaser (19f winner) Line Clara. In-form yard has good record in bumpers.

6
335-13
iT
Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap (Mr C R Whittaker)

Some Chaos (IRE)  25 

b g Brian Boru - Iruna Iris (Golden Tornado)

5 11-4 h
-
5 11-4 h
-

£20,000 5-y-o out of a sister to smart hurdler/chaser (2m-3m winner) Dancing Tornado. Off mark in Irish maiden points at fourth attempt and showed ability when third of 5 in bumper at Sandown.

£20,000 5-y-o out of a sister to smart hurdler/chaser (2m-3m winner) Dancing Tornado. Off mark in Irish maiden points at fourth attempt and showed ability when third of 5 in bumper at Sandown.

7
F/P104-
iT
Red and white stripes, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap, black star (Strictly Come Racing)

Stealing Mix 228 

b g Fair Mix - Minimum (Terimon)

6 11-4 t
-
6 11-4 t
-

Tongue tied and much better for debut when fourth of 11 in bumper at this C&D (good to soft), albeit well positioned. Off 7 months.

Tongue tied and much better for debut when fourth of 11 in bumper at this C&D (good to soft), albeit well positioned. Off 7 months.

8
iT
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Bradley Partnership)

Vodka All The Way (IRE)  

b g Oscar - Fully Focused (Rudimentary)

4 11-4
-
4 11-4
-

€40,000 3-y-o, Oscar gelding. Dam unraced out of fairly useful hurdler/chaser Flawless Finish. Of obvious interest on debut.

€40,000 3-y-o, Oscar gelding. Dam unraced out of fairly useful hurdler/chaser Flawless Finish. Of obvious interest on debut.

9
0-
iT
Dark blue, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star (Fact Not Fiction)

Fact Of Life 306 

b f Black Sam Bellamy - Fact Not Fiction (Erhaab)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Once-raced maiden. Tongue strap on, tenth of 11 in bumper at Doncaster (16.6f, good, 20/1) on NH debut. Off 10 months.

Once-raced maiden. Tongue strap on, tenth of 11 in bumper at Doncaster (16.6f, good, 20/1) on NH debut. Off 10 months.

Verdict

Harry Fry, Alan King and Philip Hobbs have claimed this event in the last three years and all with useful types. Hobbs introduced the promising Rolling Dylan to land the spoils last season and VODKA ALL THE WAY could be another useful recruit to the Minehead yard. The son of Oscar cost 40,000 euros at the sales and could prove tough to beat. Fry's winning pointer An Siltean looks to be the main danger, while any money for Stealing Mix would be worth noting.

Verdict

The market should reveal plenty of clues but expensive point-winner AN SILTEAN arguably makes the most appeal on paper. Kayf Mariner, Vodka All The Way and Cresswell Legend are others to consider.

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