15:30 Newbury 8 Nov 2018

Dawnus Handicap Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £8,058 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 3f 187y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Position
1
P45P14-
iT
Dark green and orange (quartered), dark green sleeves, hooped cap (Mrs Jill Eynon & Mr Robin Eynon)

Dicosimo (FR)  210 

b g Laveron - Coralisse Royale (Tip Moss)

7 12-0
137
7 12-0
137

Smart hurdler earlier in career. Back on track for this yard with Fontwell handicap hurdle success in March but was hit and miss over fences during his time in Ireland. First run for 7 months.

Smart hurdler earlier in career. Back on track for this yard with Fontwell handicap hurdle success in March but was hit and miss over fences during his time in Ireland. First run for 7 months.

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Dicosimo Score: 338

2
2311-5P
iT
Red, black diamond, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap, red diamonds (Graham And Alison Jelley)

Ballyarthur (IRE)  21 

b g Kayf Tara - Ariels Serenade (Presenting)

8 11-12 t
135
8 11-12 t
135

Dual handicap chase winner in small field in the spring, but mark up into the 130s as a result and found a competitive race at Uttoxeter too hot to handle on his return. Others preferred again.

Dual handicap chase winner in small field in the spring, but mark up into the 130s as a result and found a competitive race at Uttoxeter too hot to handle on his return. Others preferred again.

Ballyarthur Score: 350

3
39/4124-
iT
Royal blue, pink hoop (Mr & Mrs William Rucker)

De Dollar Man (IRE)  246 

ch g Vinnie Roe - Dollar Bay (Beau Sher)

7 11-12
135
7 11-12
135

Matched his useful hurdle form when striking at the second time of asking over fences at Exeter last December. Campaign ended on slightly disappointing note at Catterick but remains unexposed.

Matched his useful hurdle form when striking at the second time of asking over fences at Exeter last December. Campaign ended on slightly disappointing note at Catterick but remains unexposed.

De Dollar Man Score: 394

4
4
136517-
iT
Red, brown sleeves and cap (David Maxwell Racing Limited)

Chef D'equipe (FR)  292 

b g Presenting - Millesimee (Video Rock)

6 11-9 h
132
6 11-9 h
132

Off the mark for new stable in Sandown handicap chase in January. Not in the same form at Ascot later that month but returns with his yard among the winners. Not discounted.

Off the mark for new stable in Sandown handicap chase in January. Not in the same form at Ascot later that month but returns with his yard among the winners. Not discounted.

Chef D'equipe Score: 417

2
5
21231-0
iT
Yellow, red stripe and sleeves (Swallowfield Racing)

Silverhow (IRE)  26 

br g Yeats - Monte Solaro (Key Of Luck)

7 11-9
132
7 11-9
132

Found improvement under a positive ride when winning 11-runner handicap chase at Sandown (20f) in April, but not in anything like the same form on last month's Chepstow reappearance.

Found improvement under a positive ride when winning 11-runner handicap chase at Sandown (20f) in April, but not in anything like the same form on last month's Chepstow reappearance.

Silverhow Score: 391

6
4/6761-
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Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Kapcorse (FR)  201 

br g Kapgarde - Angesse (Indian River)

5 11-5
128
5 11-5
128

French recruit who made limited impact over hurdles last winter but different proposition switched to fences at Bangor in April, cruising clear. Up 12 lb but there could be plenty more to come

French recruit who made limited impact over hurdles last winter but different proposition switched to fences at Bangor in April, cruising clear. Up 12 lb but there could be plenty more to come

Kapcorse Score: 386

7
31/U65P-
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Dark green, white stars, black sleeves, white stars, dark green cap, white star (Di Vincenzo, Capps, Smith & Partner)

Greybougg 209 

gr g Tobougg - Kildee Lass (Morpeth)

9 11-3
126
9 11-3
126

Never really got going last term, although he was prominent until a blunder 3 out in the Topham at Aintree when last seen in April and he is well treated on his best form.

Never really got going last term, although he was prominent until a blunder 3 out in the Topham at Aintree when last seen in April and he is well treated on his best form.

Greybougg Score: 323

8
326313-
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Red and grey diabolo, grey sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs V Palmer)

Red Devil Star (IRE)  201 

b g Beneficial - Gortbofearna (Accordion)

8 11-1 t
124
8 11-1 t
124

Capitalised on the drop in grade to score in style at Market Rasen (17f) in April. Found out in a deeper race at Bangor the following week and probably best watched on return to action.

Capitalised on the drop in grade to score in style at Market Rasen (17f) in April. Found out in a deeper race at Bangor the following week and probably best watched on return to action.

Red Devil Star Score: 359

9
24/P113-
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Maroon and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, yellow cap (John White & Anne Underhill)

Siruh Du Lac (FR)  280 

b g Turgeon - Margerie (Le Balafre)

5 11-0
123
5 11-0
123

Took well to chasing last term, with wins around this trip at Bangor and Exeter. Well-beaten third at Wincanton on hat-trick bid in February but good chance he can get back on the up this term.

Took well to chasing last term, with wins around this trip at Bangor and Exeter. Well-beaten third at Wincanton on hat-trick bid in February but good chance he can get back on the up this term.

Siruh Du Lac Score: 467

1
10
52-7243
iT
Red, brown armlets, black cap (Mr D A Rees & Mr N Adams)

Dream Bolt (IRE)  7 

ch g Urban Ocean - Riviera Dream (Over The River)

10 10-13
122 2
10 10-13
122 2

Won 3 times last year, but profile is rather patchy on the whole and he'll need to step up on his efforts this autumn to go close here.

Won 3 times last year, but profile is rather patchy on the whole and he'll need to step up on his efforts this autumn to go close here.

Dream Bolt Score: 348

11
14U/P9-6
iT
Maroon, yellow braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap, yellow star (Apis Uk Com)

Thomas Crapper 186 

b g Tamure - Mollycarrs Gambul (General Gambul)

11 10-12 p
121 WS2
11 10-12 p
121 WS2

Last 2 wins have come over C&D, but little impact in 3 runs in the spring and returns with a bit to prove for all this venue clearly suits him.

Last 2 wins have come over C&D, but little impact in 3 runs in the spring and returns with a bit to prove for all this venue clearly suits him.

Thomas Crapper Score: 352

12
B31325-
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Yellow, royal blue epaulets, checked sleeves, royal blue cap (Catchtwentytwo,andyfreight Holdingsltd)

Major Hindrance (IRE)  214 

ch g Kris Kin - Ten Dollar Bill (Accordion)

8 10-12
121
8 10-12
121

Opened account over fences at Exeter in January and upped game further with second in Carlisle handicap (20f, heavy) in March. Well below par when last seen in April, though.

Opened account over fences at Exeter in January and upped game further with second in Carlisle handicap (20f, heavy) in March. Well below par when last seen in April, though.

Major Hindrance Score: 396

3
13
361-133
iT
Emerald green, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap (Mrs S C Welch)

Zamparelli (IRE)  8 

b g Mahler - Goulburn Bridge (Rock Hopper)

6 10-7 t p
116
6 10-7 t p
116

Reacted positively to cheekpieces in the spring, winning twice at around 19f. Third in a pair of comeback outings this autumn, shaping better than result at Fakenham latterly. Another to consider.

Reacted positively to cheekpieces in the spring, winning twice at around 19f. Third in a pair of comeback outings this autumn, shaping better than result at Fakenham latterly. Another to consider.

Zamparelli Score: 387

Verdict

Paul Nicholls' strapping Kapgarde gelding KAPCORSE became a man when thriving on his chase debut at Bangor in the spring and despite a 12lb hike from the assessor, the progressive five-year-old, who was a comfortable eight-length winner that day, is backed to enhance his reputation in this competitive contest. Fellow youngster Siruh Du Lac can bounce back to his best on a sound surface and this looks the ideal distance for now, while Dicosimo was a Listed winner over hurdles and is well worth trying over the larger obstacles once again. Thomas Crapper makes appeal off a mark 7lb lower than when successful in a C&D Grade 3 in March last year, with De Dollar Man is just 1lb higher than when scoring in an Exeter handicap chase last winter.

Verdict

KAPCORSE had lots in hand when making a successful chase debut at Bangor in April and could still be ahead of his mark despite a 12 lb rise. The lightly-raced De Dollar Man appeals as the sort who could go on to even better things this term, while Siruh du Lac is another low-mileage chaser who likely has more to offer. Zamparelli shaped quite well last time and also makes the shortlist.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Soft 10 Willie Boy 6 11 11 132 1335F1 236 days Miss V Williams (89 miles) L Treadwell 10/1 5:00.10
2016 Good 6 Sandy Beach 6 11 8 127 22U1U0 195 days C Tizzard (74 miles) T J O'Brien 9/1 4:56.10