14:00 Warwick 9 Nov 2018

50 Risk Free On Racing With Smarkets Novices' Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £9,495 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Position
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211424-
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Red and black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves (Mr C W Booth)

Huntsman Son (IRE)  244 

b g Millenary - Daly Lady (Lord of Appeal)

8 11-1
135
8 11-1
135

Dual-point winner who did well over hurdles last season, winning twice. Will make a chaser but bumping into a smart one here.

Dual-point winner who did well over hurdles last season, winning twice. Will make a chaser but bumping into a smart one here.

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Huntsman Son Score: 384

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2
1/11212-
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Purple and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr Paul Murphy)

Kalashnikov (IRE)  241 

br g Kalanisi - Fairy Lane (Old Vic)

5 11-1
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5 11-1
-

Highly progressive hurdler last season, landing Betfair Hurdle at Newbury before close second in Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival. Should take high rank in novice chase division.

Highly progressive hurdler last season, landing Betfair Hurdle at Newbury before close second in Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival. Should take high rank in novice chase division.

Kalashnikov Score: 426

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3
28135-
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Pink, royal blue stripe on cap (Swanee River Partnership)

Lisdoonvarna Lad (IRE)  259 

br g Westerner - Socialite Girl (Glacial Storm)

6 11-1
132
6 11-1
132

Fairly useful form in bumpers and similar form over hurdles but faced with a very stiff task on chase bow.

Fairly useful form in bumpers and similar form over hurdles but faced with a very stiff task on chase bow.

Lisdoonvarna Lad Score: 371

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2/112-
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Light blue and white stripes, maroon cap (Apache Star Racing)

Scorpion Sid (IRE)  198 

b g Scorpion - Gaye Lady (Pistolet Bleu)

6 11-1
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6 11-1
-

Runner-up on Irish point debut and created a good impression over hurdles last season, winning first 2 starts. Failed to stay last time. Chase debut.

Runner-up on Irish point debut and created a good impression over hurdles last season, winning first 2 starts. Failed to stay last time. Chase debut.

Scorpion Sid Score: 345

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Verdict

A race that has been won by the likes of Somersby, Balder Succes and Vibrato Valtat in past years and KALASHNIKOV can add his name to the roll of honour. Amy Murphy's stable star won the Betfair Hurdle last season prior to hitting the crossbar in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham and he should take high rank in this sphere. Huntsman Son was not disgraced when fourth in the Imperial Cup when last seen and he could pose the biggest threat to the selection, with Scorpion Sid likely to pip Lisdoonvarna Lad for third.

Verdict

KALASHNIKOV was one of the best novice hurdlers last season and should take high rank in this sphere being from the family of Kicking King. Huntsman Son is selected for the forecast.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Soft 5 Ozzie The Oscar 6 11 1 - 1P430-5 20 days P Hobbs (130 miles) R Johnson 7/2 4:01.10
2016 Good 2 Pinkie Brown 4 10 12 - 57001F 14 days N Mulholland (85 miles) N Fehily 5/6 4:23.10
2015 Good to Soft 4 Willow's Saviour 8 11 1 - 52P-111 683 days D Skelton (16 miles) H Skelton 3/1 3:53.40
2014 Good to Soft 5 Vibrato Valtat 5 11 1 - 2131-33 19 days P Nicholls (123 miles) S Twiston-Davies 5/2 4:06.40
2013 Good to Soft 5 Balder Succes 5 11 8 - U5-541F 18 days A King (70 miles) R Thornton 8/15 3:51.50
2012 Soft 7 Hazy Tom 6 11 1 - 13405-6 28 days C Longsdon (29 miles) N Fehily 15/8 3:56.20
2011 Good to Firm 4 Schumpters Lad 6 11 1 - 332362 17 days C Mann (63 miles) N Fehily 7/2 3:48.70
2010 Good 7 Darby's Turn 8 11 1 - F26230 195 days R Phillips (22 miles) W Marston 10/1 3:59.77
2009 Good 5 Somersby 5 11 1 - 1-41333 215 days Miss H Knight (59 miles) P Moloney 11/10 3:52.60
2008 Good to Soft 6 Afsoun 6 11 1 - 254177 212 days N Henderson (67 miles) B J Geraghty 4/11 3:59.80