16:50 Exeter 21 Mar 2017

Higos Insurance Services Braunton Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

3m 54y

Good to Soft (Soft in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality74%
Position
1
1-46255
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, checked sleeves (John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd)

Zerachiel (IRE)  18 

b g Winged Love - At Dawn (Lashkari)

7 12-2 p
107
7 12-2 p
107

Winning pointer who is lightly raced under Rules but mark remains on the stiff side given what he has achieved.

Winning pointer who is lightly raced under Rules but mark remains on the stiff side given what he has achieved.

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Zerachiel Score: 385

3
2
07-7121
iT
Gold, black sleeves, black and red check cap (The Konkerers)

Kapgarde King (FR)  85 

ch g Kapgarde - Cybertina (Cyborg)

6 11-12 h
103
6 11-12 h
103

Proved a different proposition switched to fences over a staying trip, winning 2 of his 3 starts, including at Huntingdon on Boxing Day. Another 7 lb rise seems harsh but he did idle that day.

Proved a different proposition switched to fences over a staying trip, winning 2 of his 3 starts, including at Huntingdon on Boxing Day. Another 7 lb rise seems harsh but he did idle that day.

Kapgarde King Score: 447

1
3
33-56P2
iT
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets (Gold & Blue Limited)

Bacchanel (FR)  25 

b g Vendangeur - Pardielle (Robin Des Champs)

6 11-10
101
6 11-10
101

Showed plenty of ability in bumpers. Sketchy jumping to blame for an underwhelming chase debut but much better when runner-up at Warwick next time, idling. More to come.

Showed plenty of ability in bumpers. Sketchy jumping to blame for an underwhelming chase debut but much better when runner-up at Warwick next time, idling. More to come.

Bacchanel Score: 376

4
4
3-15088
iT
Grey, green and red sash, pink cap (Mr J J King)

Pinnacle Peter (IRE)  47 

gr g Flemensfirth - The Blushing Rose (Blushing Flame)

6 11-8 p1
99
6 11-8 p1
99

Point winner who has gone the wrong way over hurdles following his hurdles debut at Bangor in November. Needs the switch to chasing to bring about improvement. Headgear on.

Point winner who has gone the wrong way over hurdles following his hurdles debut at Bangor in November. Needs the switch to chasing to bring about improvement. Headgear on.

Pinnacle Peter Score: 322

5
U-3246P
iT
Black, red sash and armlets (Miss J du Plessis)

Absolutely Bygones (IRE)  105 

b g Alderbrook - Majella (Fourstars Allstar)

9 11-8 t
99
9 11-8 t
99

Seen just once last season and shaped as if retaining ability after nearly 12 months off over hurdles here on return. Chase debut best overlooked (stiff task) but ran poorly next time.

Seen just once last season and shaped as if retaining ability after nearly 12 months off over hurdles here on return. Chase debut best overlooked (stiff task) but ran poorly next time.

Absolutely Bygones Score: 370

6
PPP2FF
iT
Brown, orange epaulets and star on cap (Mrs C J Dunn)

Knight Ofthe Realm 12 

b g Kayf Tara - Flow (Over The River)

8 11-7 p
98
8 11-7 p
98

Plummeted in the weights for this stable before cheekpieces sparked him back to life at Hereford last month. Let down by jumping since, but well treated if bouncing back.

Plummeted in the weights for this stable before cheekpieces sparked him back to life at Hereford last month. Let down by jumping since, but well treated if bouncing back.

Knight Ofthe Realm Score: 392

2
7
877-02P
iT
White, red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap (Derek Coles & John H W Finch)

Day Of Roses (IRE)  35 

b g Acambaro - Dan's Choice (Spanish Place)

8 10-9
86
8 10-9
86

Point winner who upped his game significantly when second at Fontwell on handicap debut. Disappointed next time but should make a chaser.

Point winner who upped his game significantly when second at Fontwell on handicap debut. Disappointed next time but should make a chaser.

Day Of Roses Score: 345

8
12/142-P
iT
Black, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white cap (The Hussey's Hustlers)

John Daniell 31 

b g Overbury - Hottentot (Sula Bula)

12 10-9
86
12 10-9
86

Multiple point winner but well held on belated return at Wincanton last month.

Multiple point winner but well held on belated return at Wincanton last month.

John Daniell Score: 312

9
6700FP
iT
Dark blue, light blue seams, checked sleeves and cap (Mr M Lambert)

Carqalin (FR)  8 

gr g Martaline - Mica Doree (Video Rock)

5 10-7 p
85
5 10-7 p
85

Has struggled off much higher marks in handicap hurdles (including in headgear) and fared no better on chase bow last time.

Has struggled off much higher marks in handicap hurdles (including in headgear) and fared no better on chase bow last time.

Carqalin Score: 294

10
P5-02P2
iT
Yellow, maroon triple diamond, maroon and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap, maroon diamond (Graham Jones, Trevor Loftus & Suzy Smi)

King Charlie (IRE)  53 

b g Chevalier - Desert Treat (Desert Prince)

7 10-6 t p
83
7 10-6 t p
83

Left previous form well behind when second on handicap/chase debut at Fontwell (25.5f). Disappointed over same C&D subsequently but back on track when runner-up at Taunton.

Left previous form well behind when second on handicap/chase debut at Fontwell (25.5f). Disappointed over same C&D subsequently but back on track when runner-up at Taunton.

King Charlie Score: 359

11
609642
iT
Red and light blue (quartered), red sleeves and cap (Mr T L Morshead)

Touch Screen (IRE)  15 

b g Touch Of Land - Capard Lady (Supreme Leader)

7 10-5
82
7 10-5
82

Matched hurdles form at first attempt when second of 5 at Lingfield on chase bow, although there was an element of him picking up the pieces. Remains to be seen if able to back that up.

Matched hurdles form at first attempt when second of 5 at Lingfield on chase bow, although there was an element of him picking up the pieces. Remains to be seen if able to back that up.

Touch Screen Score: 342

12
6PP0-7P
iT
Black, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap (Frost Racing Club)

Monet Moor 28 

b m Morpeth - Miracle Monarch (Elegant Monarch)

8 10-3
80
8 10-3
80

Off the mark in points at second attempt back in 2015, but yet to show anything over hurdles. Chase debut.

Off the mark in points at second attempt back in 2015, but yet to show anything over hurdles. Chase debut.

Monet Moor Score: 252

13
7-08353
iT
Black, red star, white and red chevrons on sleeves, white cap, red star (The David Dennis Racing Club)

How's Vienna (IRE)  25 

b g Westerner - Plant a Smacker (Goldmark)

7 10-2
79
7 10-2
79

Point winner but well held over hurdles and remote third on chase debut.

Point winner but well held over hurdles and remote third on chase debut.

How's Vienna Score: 325

Verdict

BACCHANEL was given a forceful ride last time out and and got all of the Warwick field on the stretch apart from an impressive winner. He rallied well in the final stages, finishing well clear of the third, and now could be his time to strike back under Richard Johnson. Kapgarde King is a consistent type who should be up there once more, though a 7lb rise and an 85-day absence might be against him. Absolutely Bygones may prove best of the remainder.

Verdict

KNIGHT OFTHE REALM's jumping is obviously a concern but he's well treated if putting in a clear round so could be worth chancing. Bacchanel arguably should have won at Warwick last time and is the obvious threat, with Kapgarde King another to consider.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good 13 Railway Storm 11 11 4 97 22333P 81 days J Frost (24 miles) Miss B Frost 11/1 6:17.10
2015 Good to Soft 13 Midnight Request 6 11 4 97 75-3633 12 days N Hawke (16 miles) T Scudamore 2/1 6:24.10
2014 Good 13 Caulfields Venture 8 11 8 99 32-4111 8 days Miss E Lavelle (132 miles) A Coleman Evens 6:00.00
2013 Soft 4 Wayward Frolic 7 11 12 107 21-FF5P 77 days N Williams (33 miles) Lizzie Kelly 15/2 6:39.20
2012 Good 8 Thomas Wild 7 11 9 103 4624-33 31 days P Hobbs (44 miles) M G Nolan 6/1 6:02.20
2011 Good 8 Theophrastus 9 11 12 109 79P4P1 12 days N Gifford (165 miles) L Treadwell 2/1 6:09.00
2010 Soft 9 Vamizi 7 11 5 103 54-48F4 23 days M Bradstock (135 miles) M Batchelor 11/2 6:49.90
2009 Good 12 Peter Pole 6 11 12 108 843-1 309 days T Vaughan (132 miles) R Johnson 15/8 6:04.80
2008 Soft 9 Sporting Rebel 8 11 12 110 P33142 23 days V Dartnall (42 miles) Jack Doyle 7/2 6:14.80
2007 Good to Soft 9 Nagam 6 10 13 94 4U324P 34 days A Ennis (169 miles) A Thornton 8/1 6:06.10
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