14:35 Kelso 11 Nov 2017

Mayfield Restaurant Handicap Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 1f 14y

Good

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Horse
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Printouts
Data quality78%
Position
1
P6023-4
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Full Shift (FR)  185 

b g Ballingarry - Dansia (Lavirco)

8 12-0
127
8 12-0
127

Dual hurdles and novice handicap chase winner for Nicky Henderson. Took little interest on debut for this yard in May and usual tongue tie removed back from 6 months off here. Others preferred.

Dual hurdles and novice handicap chase winner for Nicky Henderson. Took little interest on debut for this yard in May and usual tongue tie removed back from 6 months off here. Others preferred.

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Full Shift Score: 370

2
4342-P4
iT
Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs J A Martin)

Fair Loch 24 

gr g Fair Mix - Ardentinny (Ardross)

9 11-12
125
9 11-12
125

Form patchy since winning over fences at the first time of asking a year ago, finding little on reappearance at Wetherby last month. Risky.

Form patchy since winning over fences at the first time of asking a year ago, finding little on reappearance at Wetherby last month. Risky.

Fair Loch Score: 336

3
222-361
iT
Dark blue, white cross belts, red sleeves, white armlets, hooped cap (Brahms & Liszt)

Vengeur De Guye (FR)  12 

b g Dom Alco - Mascotte De Guye (Video Rock)

8 11-10 t
123
8 11-10 t
123

Snapped losing run in 2m Ayr handicap chase a fortnight ago, showing more resolution than is sometimes the case. Back up in class after 3 lb rise but gone well here before and could figure.

Snapped losing run in 2m Ayr handicap chase a fortnight ago, showing more resolution than is sometimes the case. Back up in class after 3 lb rise but gone well here before and could figure.

Vengeur De Guye Score: 410

2
4
P15U2P-
iT
Dark green and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Gay And Peter Hartley)

Azert De Coeur (FR)  228 

b g Tiger Groom - Eden de Coeur (Ut*lampon)

7 10-13
112
7 10-13
112

Hard to catch right but did win on return at Chepstow (19f) last season. Worth a look for new yard.

Hard to catch right but did win on return at Chepstow (19f) last season. Worth a look for new yard.

Azert De Coeur Score: 324

5
422612/
iT
Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green and white quartered cap (Mrs Mary Hatfield & Mrs Susan Kramer)

Tomorrow's Legend 569 

b g Midnight Legend - Colvada (North Col)

7 10-11
110
7 10-11
110

An improver over fences when last seen in spring 2016, winning 2m Carlisle novice event. May need this reappearance.

An improver over fences when last seen in spring 2016, winning 2m Carlisle novice event. May need this reappearance.

Tomorrow's Legend Score: 469

1
6
5543P-P
iT
Emerald green, red chevrons, quartered cap (Mr Ian Hamilton)

Trust Thomas 23 

ch g Erhaab - Yota (Galetto)

9 10-11
110
9 10-11
110

Won 3 times over fences in 2016 and back on a good mark. Should have come on for last month's return over hurdles and could be involved at the finish back over fences.

Won 3 times over fences in 2016 and back on a good mark. Should have come on for last month's return over hurdles and could be involved at the finish back over fences.

Trust Thomas Score: 357

7
26123-3
iT
Red, orange star, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star (Mr Simon Gillie)

Chain Of Beacons 17 

b g Midnight Legend - Millennium Girl (Skyliner)

8 10-7 t
106
8 10-7 t
106

Ended last season well, winning 2m handicap chase at Newcastle, and returned in good heart on first outing since leaving Sandy Thomson after 6 months off. Good shout off the same mark.

Ended last season well, winning 2m handicap chase at Newcastle, and returned in good heart on first outing since leaving Sandy Thomson after 6 months off. Good shout off the same mark.

Chain Of Beacons Score: 391

4
8
3P1-112
iT
Purple, yellow stars, white sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star (Northern Lights Racing)

Welcome Ben (IRE)  101 

b g High Roller - Bramble Cottage (Eurobus)

8 10-6 p
105
8 10-6 p
105

Much improved since cheekpieces and tongue tie have been applied, winning 3 handicap chases (including over C&D) and second at Perth last time. Tongue tie off returning from 3 months away.

Much improved since cheekpieces and tongue tie have been applied, winning 3 handicap chases (including over C&D) and second at Perth last time. Tongue tie off returning from 3 months away.

Welcome Ben Score: 394

3
Verdict

VENGEUR DE GUYE showed good improvement to return to winning form at Ayr on his latest start and a 3lb rise in the weights looks more than fair for the son of Dom Alco, who is fancied in what doesn't look the strongest of races. Welcome Ben had a fruitful spell over the summer months and arrives here in better form than most of these, while Tomorrow's Legend was in good form when last seen in the spring of 2016 and bids to continue that here.

Verdict

CHAIN OF BEACONS made an encouraging return for his new yard when third at Sedgefield a fortnight ago and can land the spoils if building on that. Trust Thomas is capable of a big run back over fences, while Vengeur de Guye got back in the winning groove at Ayr and could go well again.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Soft 8 Imjoeking 9 11 11 124 123-552 52 days Miss L Russell (73 miles) Derek Fox 10/3 4:28.12
2015 Soft 10 Indian Voyage 7 11 6 119 54-PP7U 7 days M Barnes (64 miles) D Bourke 12/1 4:38.47
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