Newbury - December 02 2023
Newbury 13:40
5
Jack Quinlan

Cobblers Dream

J: Jack Quinlan
T: Ben Case
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
OR: 134
Days: 19

A decent handicap hurdler for Ben Case who managed to secure a 2nd place at the 2022 Cheltenham festival behind Banbridge in the Martin Pipe.

A short spell chasing saw him fail to break his maiden over the bigger obstacles and a return to hurdling in the Lanzarote Hurdle saw him one of many not to complete as only four got home. A decent recent pipe-opener at Kempton has seen him drop to a lethal looking 134 and he should be primed and ready for a big run here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/12/23NBY20.5GS11-5PU
13/11/23KEM21Gd11-33
14/01/23KEM21Sft11-5PU
06/12/22UTT20GS11-102
29/10/22ASC19GS10-132
Newbury - December 02 2023
Newbury 14:15
3
Paul O'Brien

Brentford Hope

J: Paul O'Brien
T: Harry Derham
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-9
OR: 133
Days: 23

Once a hot prospect for the Derby, Brentford Hope failed to really live up to expectations on the flat but has blossomed as a hurdler in the care of Harry Derham.

Getting the better of the well touted Impose Toi last season, he returned to this course and distance recently and won with bundles in hand in a handicap hurdle. The handicapper has raised him a hefty 11lbs for that victory but he looks to be a real strong prospect over hurdles and can defy the rise.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/12/23NBY16.5GS11-93
09/11/23NBY16.5GS11-51
13/05/23HAY15.5Gd10-46
10/04/23HUN16GS11-121
27/03/23WCN15GS11-51
Newbury - December 02 2023
Newbury 14:50
9
Ben Harvey

Mahler Mission

J: Ben Harvey
T: John C McConnell
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 10-10
OR: 151
Days: 27

An improving novice Chaser last season for John McConnell. After winning a novice event he then went close in a Grade Two event before being sent for the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham.

Running well out in front at Cheltenham he looked to have the race at his mercy when coming down 2 out. Put away for the summer off the back of that fall he made a pleasing reappearance to racing at Carlisle over 2.5 miles to be 2nd over an inadequate trip.

He looks well weighted to have a say and is match fit. If producing a similar run to how he did at Cheltenham he should go close barring incident.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/11/23CRL20Sft11-42
14/03/23CHL30Sft11-7F
12/02/23NAV24Gd/Y11-32
21/01/23NAV24Sft/Hy11-71
31/12/22PUN23Sft/Hy11-123
Newbury - December 02 2023
Newbury 15:25
3
Sam Twiston-Davies

Master Chewy

J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-1
OR: 137
Days: 21

Looked a really smart chaser when making a winning start to life over fences at Aintree at the end of November. Looked sure to follow that up easily when last seen but bumped into the talented Djelo who franked the form yesterday in impressive style.

A 6lbs rise for that 2nd place doesn’t look insurmountable and the form looks red hot with Djelo winning under top weight Friday. Likely to be well backed and will be hard to beat at the top of the market.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
21/01/24LIN16Sft11-74
27/12/23KEM16GS11-41
02/12/23NBY16.5GS11-12
11/11/23AIN16Sft12-12
29/10/23AIN16GS10-101