ITV Racing Preview - Newbury 10/02/24

Newbury - February 10 2024
Newbury 13:30
3
Tom Cannon

Emitom

J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
N/A
Age: 10
Weight: 11-9
OR: 132
Days: 36

Looked to be a really smart sort as a novice hurdler but injuries have curtailed his career and progress.

He’s been in decent form this season however, coming 2nd on his comeback run at this venue before finding Grade Three company top hot to handle at Haydock.

Last seen running well in defeat again, the winner of that race Saint Davy has franked the form winning a grade 3 since and Emitom has gotten away with a 2lbs rise in the weights.

He still looks well treated off 132 and has been threatening to win in this grade, can get in the mix once again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY24Hy11-91
05/01/24LUD24Sft12-02
25/11/23HAY24.5GS10-12PU
09/11/23NBY24GS10-122
03/03/23NBY24Gd11-51
Newbury - February 10 2024
Newbury 14:05
2
Nico de Boinville

Shishkin

J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
N/A
Age: 10
Weight: 11-8
OR: 173
Days: 46

Has been difficult to tame later in his career and got off on a bad foot when refusing to start at Ascot.

The weather played havoc with his prep for the King George but regardless he was running a stormer to look like the winner before unseating Nico de Boinville.

He should be non the worse for that unfortunate instance and sets a strong standard at the head of affairs here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY23.5Hy11-81
26/12/23KEM24Gd11-10UR
25/11/23ASC21Gd11-10RR
13/04/23AIN25GS11-101
16/03/23CHL20.5Sft11-102
Newbury - February 10 2024
Newbury 14:40
2
Tom Cannon

Edwardstone

J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
N/A
Age: 10
Weight: 11-8
OR: 162
Days: 28

Has been failing to get his head in front recently but his form still sets the benchmark in this field.

Being beaten by Jonbon twice so far this campaign isn’t a major disgrace as that rival still looks a major player for the Champion Chase next month, the only real blot on his form this season is a poor outing in the Silviniaco Conti Chase in his last run. Seemingly not staying the 2.5 miles.

He drops back to the minimum trip here and if running to the same standard that he has over 2 miles this season, he should have the beating of progressive handicapper Boothill and old rival Editeur Du Gite.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY16.5Hy11-81
13/01/24KEM20.5GS11-84
09/12/23SAN15.5Hy11-102
19/11/23CHL16Sft11-102
15/03/23CHL16Sft11-105
Newbury - February 10 2024
Newbury 15:15
14
Jonathan Burke

Altobelli

J: Jonathan Burke
T: Harry Fry
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-6
OR: 132
Days: 49

Always a tricky race to navigate, the Betfair Hurdle is always competitive and sees a big field going to post again.

One to note could be Altobelli for Harry Fry who’s been progressing nicely as a handicapper this season going close twice at Ascot. Coming 2nd to the well treated Knickerbockerglory on seasonal return, he went close again in the Betfair Exchange Trophy when last seen.

The handicapper has been rather lenient with him only moving him up 1lb in the weights for his good runs this season and this kind of test on soft ground should really suit.

15/2 looks a fair price for him to hit the frame with plenty of extra places on offer.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY16.5Hy11-614
23/12/23ASC15.5Gd11-43
04/11/23ASC15.5Sft11-32
14/04/23AIN16.5GS11-79
20/02/23CRL19.5GS11-101
Newbury - February 10 2024
Newbury 15:50
2
Jonjo O'Neill Jr

Inch House

J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T: Jonjo O'Neill
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 11-6
OR: 137
Days: 40

Already twice a winner at this venue this season, Inch House is looking a hard one to beat going for a Newbury hat-trick.

Looking like he’d make it a three-timer at Cheltenham when last seen, he was only seen off by the superior stamina of Stumptown. The handicapper has left him alone for that run however and he still looks well enough treated off 137.

Wasn’t overly phased by the heavy ground when last seen, a return to a track where he’s been impressive so far this campaign, his nearest market rival is maiden chaser Mister Coffey.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/01/24CHL25.5Hy11-62
02/12/23NBY22.5GS11-31
09/11/23NBY23.5GS10-91
13/10/23CHP23.5GS10-103
03/02/23CHP23.5GS11-01