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Tue, 22nd May 2012
Betfair Funds The PJA Doctor Novices' Chase, 2m 6f
8 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £5000

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

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Midnight Sail (GB) (32J)
9 b g Midnight Legend - Mayina (Idiot's Delight)
444221- M 2 C Racing Partnership


R Thornton
A King

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 11-8 in a chase at Fontwell over 2m 6f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Border Station by 27l.

2 Rhum (FR) (27J)
7 ch g Dark Moondancer - Ireland (FR) (Kadalko (FR))
2P281U- Mr H R Mould


S Twiston-Davies
N A Twiston-Davies

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 3m on good and heavy ground. Unseated rider when 5-1 at Perth over 3m (soft) in a chase won by Summery Justice last month on his latest outing.

3 Harvest Song (IRE) (1102F, 51J)
6 b g Sadler's Wells (USA) - La Mouline (IRE) (Nashwan (USA))
42F433- The Queen
Blinkers, Tongue strap


W Kennedy
Miss H C Knight

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 2f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Last of 3 behind Darna beaten a distance at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (good) last month.

4 Kasbadali (FR) (51J)
7 b g Kahyasi - Nikalie (FR) (Nikos)
112131- Mr T D J Syder


A P McCoy
O Sherwood

Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 3m on good ground. A winner at 9-1 in a hurdle race at Ascot over 3m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Balzaccio by 3/4l.

5 Phare Isle (IRE) (33J)
7 b g Turtle Island (IRE) - Pharenna (IRE) (Phardante (FR))
929244- Nicholson Family Moore Moore & Kendric
Tongue strap


Killian Moore (7)
B I Case

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 7f on soft ground. Finished 8l behind Michel Le Bon when fourth of 9 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) last month.

6 Valento (GB) (1315F, 35J)
7 ch g Noverre (USA) - My Valentina (Royal Academy (USA))
13802/1- Mr & Mrs Nigel Blackwell


J M Maguire
K C Bailey

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 16-1 in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Mister Dillon by 1 1/4l.

7 Valid Point (IRE) (966F, 81J)
6 b g Val Royal (FR) - Ricadonna (Kris)
P1102F- Mr W E Sturt


M D Grant
J A B Old

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Fell 4 out when 16-1 at Newbury over 2m 6f (good) in a chase won by Romulus D'artaix in March on his latest outing.

8 Russian Romance (IRE) (8J)
7 b m Moscow Society (USA) - My Romance (Green Shoon)
0/8600-5 Mrs A L Merry


W P Kavanagh (3)
R Dickin

Unplaced in all six starts. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Opera Og when fifth of 6 on her chase debut here over 2m (soft) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

Valid Point was in the process of running a big race when coming down at Newbury last time and there could be more to come from him over fences, but KASBADALI is fancied to make a winning chasing debut. He landed a competitive handicap hurdle at Ascot last month and he could take plenty of beating here if taking to the larger obstacles. Midnight Sail, Rhum and Valento are also likely contenders in a fascinating novices' chase.

Selection: Kasbadali        Danger: Valid Point        Alternative: Midnight Sail
* 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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