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Newton Abbot

Thu, 12th Apr 2012
17:15
Ronnie Wallace Hunters' Chase, 3m 2f 110y
9 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 6) Total Prize Fund - £3000

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 Just Amazing (IRE) (7J)
9 b g Presenting - Just Precious (Ela-mana-mou)
11P1-UP Mrs Catherine Penny
Tongue strap

12-6  
125

5/2
Mr J Barber (7)
P F Nicholls

Has won two hurdle races and seven chases from 2m 1f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Pulled up 4 out when 9-2 at Ludlow over 2m 4f (good) in a chase won by Wessex King earlier this month on his latest outing.

2 Coombe Hill (GB) (20J)
11 b g Prince Daniel (USA) - Betty Ann Pit Vii (Damsire Unregistered)
2U1112 Mr G Thompson

12-2  
112

13/2
Mr D Edwards (3)
Miss C Tizzard

A winner of a chase at 2m 7f on good ground. Beaten 14l by Offshore Account when second of 8 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 3m (good) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

3 Dennis The Legend (GB) (18J)
11 b g Midnight Legend - Fly The Wind (Windjammer (USA))
167P23 Mrs Pam Pengelly

12-2  
113

8/1
Mr Joshua Guerriero
J G Cann

He has won four chases from 3m to 3m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Pulled up at the 14th when 33-1 over this course and distance (good to firm) in a chase won by Estates Recovery in July last year on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

4 Foynes Island (IRE) (42J)
6 b g Presenting - Lucy Lodge (IRE) (Moscow Society (USA))
9P1-644 Mr A G Fear
Cheek pieces

12-2  
107

10/1
Miss C Roddick (7)
Miss L Cabble

A winner of a chase at 3m on good to firm ground. Finished 5l behind Coombe Hill when fourth of 9 at 11-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Taunton over 2m 7f (good) last month.

5 Gershwinner (IRE) (21J)
9 b g Classic Cliche (IRE) - Dalton Lady (Roscoe Blake)
7104U5 Mr R O Oliver
Cheek pieces

12-2  
99

20/1
Mr M Woodward (7)
Ms E Oliver

Successful in two chases at 3m and 3m 2f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 22-1 behind Lorikarad when fifth of 13 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good to soft) last month.

6 Turko (FR) (2508F, 27J)
10 gr g Turgeon (USA) - Cambaria (FR) (Nice Havrais (USA))
F-94425 Mr & Mrs D Borradaile
Tongue strap

12-2  
125

7/4
Mr S Allwood (5)
Mrs L Borradaile

Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 15l behind Salsify when fifth of 22 at 66-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 3m 2f (good) last month.

7 Over The Creek (GB) (32J)
13 br g Over The River (FR) - Solo Girl (IRE) (Le Bavard (FR))
7-P3518 Mr M J Coate
Cheek pieces

11-12  
109

16/1
Miss J Buck (7)
M J Coate

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 3m 6f on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up 2 out when 15-2 over this course and distance (good to firm) in a chase won by Gershwinner in May last year on his latest outing.

8 Tricky Tangler (IRE) (18J)
10 br g Clerkenwell (USA) - Missile Lady (Paddy's Stream)
254U13 Mr T D Ward

11-12  

14/1
Mr T D Ward (7)
Mrs S Ward

Unplaced in all three starts. Pulled up 3 out when 66-1 at Cheltenham over 4m 1f (good) in a chase won by Martha's Kinsman in May '10 on his latest outing.

9 Glacial Call (IRE) (23J)
9 b m Glacial Storm (USA) - Crash Call (Crash Course)
PP1553 Roger & Jenny Legg
Cheek pieces

11-5  
85

33/1
Mr J Legg (7)
J Legg

A winner of a chase at 3m on good to firm ground. Third of 6 behind Presentandcorrect beaten 9l at 40-1 on her latest outing in a chase at Exeter over 3m (good) last month.

Race Verdict

The safest option here is probably COOMBE HILL. He ran out an impressive winner of a Taunton Hunters' Chase on his penultimate outing and was far from disgraced when runner-up at Newbury last time. He comes into this in good heart and could take some stopping. Just Amazing has a touch of class when at the top of his game but having failed to complete in two outings so far this year, he now has something to prove. Turko, a classy performer in his youth, was far from disgraced in the Foxhunter at Cheltenham and he is entitled to be in the shake-up.

Selection: Coombe Hill        Danger: Turko        Alternative: Just Amazing
* 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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