13:05 Aintree 11 Nov 2017

Bet 10 Get 20 At 188bet Novices' Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,820 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

3m 210y

Soft (Good to Soft in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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Position
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14234-1
iT
Violet and white check, white cap (Ditcheat Thoroughbreds Coastal Tiep)

Coastal Tiep (FR)  30 

b g Coastal Path - Jaltiepy (Monjal)

5 11-5 p
139
5 11-5 p
139

Point/bumper winner who made all on hurdling debut at Kempton. Showed a similar level when making a winning chase debut at Exeter on return despite not looking straightforward. Headgear back on.

Point/bumper winner who made all on hurdling debut at Kempton. Showed a similar level when making a winning chase debut at Exeter on return despite not looking straightforward. Headgear back on.

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Coastal Tiep Score: 372

3
2
12/43F-6
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mike And Eileen Newbould)

Captain Chaos (IRE)  27 

ch g Golan - Times Have Changed (Safety Catch)

6 11-0 b1
132
6 11-0 b1
132

Useful novice hurdler who quickly reached that level over fences last season, albeit without winning. Soon brushed aside on return, however. Headgear on.

Useful novice hurdler who quickly reached that level over fences last season, albeit without winning. Soon brushed aside on return, however. Headgear on.

Captain Chaos Score: 376

2
3
22/1850-
iT
Light blue, maroon star, black sleeves, light blue cap, maroon star (Wolf Allisat & Chris Ames)

Clondaw Cian (IRE)  240 

br g Gold Well - Cocktail Bar (Hubbly Bubbly)

7 11-0
135
7 11-0
135

Made a winning return in 16-runner handicap hurdle at Cheltenham last season but in and out subsequent 3 starts. Should make a chaser given his pointing background and clearly goes well fresh.

Made a winning return in 16-runner handicap hurdle at Cheltenham last season but in and out subsequent 3 starts. Should make a chaser given his pointing background and clearly goes well fresh.

Clondaw Cian Score: 342

4
4
112630-
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Geordie Des Champs (IRE)  196 

br g Robin Des Champs - Kilcoleman Lady (Presenting)

6 11-0 t1
140
6 11-0 t1
140

Useful hurdler last season though record was rather mixed. Tongue tie fitted ahead of chase debut/return and probably remains capable of better.

Useful hurdler last season though record was rather mixed. Tongue tie fitted ahead of chase debut/return and probably remains capable of better.

Geordie Des Champs Score: 434

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Verdict

Paul Nicholls and Sean Bowen teamed up to take this prize 12 months ago with the ill-fated Arpege D'alene and they are represented this time by COASTAL TIEP, who jumped well when displaying his strong stamina to win on chase debut at Exeter last month. The son of Coastal Path looked as though he would strip fitter for the outing and the reapplication of cheekpieces will suit on this tighter track. Geordie Des Champs showed a good level of form over timber and is expected to make a better chaser, while Clondaw Cian has gone well fresh in the past having won at Cheltenham last November and he is preferred in the minor honours to Captain Chaos.

Verdict

All 4 showed similar ability over hurdles but GEORDIE DES CHAMPS arguably has the most solid form and he's bred to be at least as good in this sphere. The other chasing debutant Clondaw Cian may emerge as the biggest threat.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Soft 3 Arpege D'alene 6 11 0 - 2P129-5 27 days P Nicholls (207 miles) Sean Bowen 7/4 6:32.10
2015 Soft 6 Bally Beaufort 7 11 0 - 52481P 231 days N Twiston-Davies (140 miles) R Hatch 10/1 6:44.60
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