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Newton Abbot

Thu, 12th Apr 2012
14:55
attheraces Maiden Chase, 3m 2f 110y
6 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £3100

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Brannoc (IRE) (48J)
7 b g Pilsudski (IRE) - Ned's Choice (IRE) (Montelimar (USA))
4540-4 Mr D G Staddon

11-0  

25/1
L Treadwell
A G Newcombe

Unplaced in all five starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Toubab when last of 4 on his chase debut at Sandown over 2m (good) in February.

2 Otter Mist (GB) (21J)
7 gr g Karinga Bay - Absolutley Foxed (Absalom)
594733 Mr A E Ford
Tongue strap

11-0  
108

11/10
Matt Griffiths (5)
J Scott

Placed in a chase from ten starts. Third of 11 behind Massini Sunset beaten 23l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good to soft) last month, his only placing from 10 starts.

3 Perfectly Willing (IRE) (26J)
6 b g Luso - Dark Nightingale (Strong Gale)
P-PCF4P Liz Clark & Will Watt

11-0  

10/1
L Aspell
O Sherwood

Pulled up 4 out when 50-1 at Ffos Las over 3m (soft) in a hurdle race won by Makethe Mostofnow last month on his racecourse debut.

4 Referent (FR) (34J)
7 b g Ultimately Lucky (IRE) - Haida Iv (FR) (Passing Sale (FR))
094432 G Doel, J Parsons & C J Leech
Visor

11-0  
110

11/8
T J O'Brien
Mrs S Leech

Successful in two NH flat races at 1m 4f on soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 25l by Sole Witness when second of 4 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Ayr over 3m 1f (heavy) last month.

5 Showman (IRE) (26J)
9 ch g Carroll House - Bettys The Act (IRE) (Mister Lord (USA))
3U5U21 Mr Richard Prince

11-0  

10/1
Mr P Prince (7)
L Corcoran

Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Philip Prince.

6 All The Fashion (IRE) (86J)
8 br m Alflora (IRE) - Fashion Day (Environment Friend)
F/578-4P Mrs Violet M Jordan

10-7  
64

66/1
W Kennedy
Violet Jordan

Placed in three NH flat races from 15 starts. Pulled up at the last when 8-1 at Folkestone over 2m 5f (good) in a chase won by Malin Head in January on her latest outing.

Race Verdict

Otter Mist has been contesting decent handicaps over shorter trips in recent times but is respected this afternoon now eased in grade over this extended 3m2f. However, preference is for REFERENT, who is expected to show some improvement now fitted with the first-time visor. Sophie Leech's gelding finished well-beaten at Ayr on his debut for the Elton-based handler but is worth another look on better ground. Showman completes the shortlist.

Selection: Referent        Danger: Otter Mist        Alternative: Showman
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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