14:25 Wincanton 11 Nov 2017

John Romans Park Homes 'Rising Stars' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner £18,224 - 3 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f 35y

Soft

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Position
1
15104-1
iT
Dark blue, yellow stripe, yellow and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star (Mr J Henderson (Co Durham))

Kalondra (IRE)  17 

b g Spadoun - Mystic Vic (Old Vic)

6 11-2 t
147
6 11-2 t
147

Made up in to a useful hurdler last term, scoring 4 times. Made easy work of his rivals on chase bow/return at Sedgefield and sure to progress and win more races in this sphere.

Made up in to a useful hurdler last term, scoring 4 times. Made easy work of his rivals on chase bow/return at Sedgefield and sure to progress and win more races in this sphere.

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Kalondra Score: 283

3
2
27165-1
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Modus 11 

ch g Motivator - Alessandra (Generous)

7 11-2
-
7 11-2
-

Developed into a very smart handicap hurdler last term, winning Lanzarote at Kempton and sixth in Coral Cup at Cheltenham Festival. Simple task on chase bow at Bangor on return but jumped adequately.

Developed into a very smart handicap hurdler last term, winning Lanzarote at Kempton and sixth in Coral Cup at Cheltenham Festival. Simple task on chase bow at Bangor on return but jumped adequately.

Modus Score: 465

1
3
P168-33
iT
Yellow, black chevron, check cap (J P Romans & Terry Warner)

Valhalla (IRE)  16 

b g Scorpion - Fox Theatre (King's Theatre)

7 11-2 t
130
7 11-2 t
130

Useful hurdler who shaped better than bare result back over fences when third at Stratford on return but disappointed when well backed at Ludlow next time.

Useful hurdler who shaped better than bare result back over fences when third at Stratford on return but disappointed when well backed at Ludlow next time.

Valhalla Score: 348

2
Verdict

Modus was the highest rated of these over hurdles and the Lanzarote Hurdle winner made a likeable start to chasing life at Bangor last time. He has more on his plate today, however, and KALONDRA may be able to follow up his comfortable Sedgefield triumph in what will be the first real chasing test for both these competitors. Preference is for the latter who looks set to eclipse the 147 mark he achieved over hurdles in his new discipline and it would be no surprise if he was to claim some useful prizes as he continues his chasing career for Neil Mulholland. Valhalla would be no back marker on the pick of his form, but has struggled of late and it is hard to see him involved in the finish this time.

Verdict

MODUS and Kalondra both had plenty in hand when making a winning start over fences last month but the former was comfortably the better hurdler so earns the vote.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good 3 Frodon 4 10 13 - 3185-11 36 days P Nicholls (9 miles) H Cobden 5/2 4:54.65
2015 Soft 6 Junction Fourteen 6 11 8 - 02450-1 23 days Miss E Lavelle (51 miles) D Jacob 9/4 5:14.30
2014 Good to Soft 3 Southfield Theatre 6 11 8 - 43521-1 28 days P Nicholls (9 miles) S Twiston-Davies 4/6 5:05.10
2013 Good to Soft 4 Wonderful Charm 5 11 8 - 51218-1 15 days P Nicholls (9 miles) N Scholfield 11/8 5:20.30
2012 Good to Soft 8 Houblon Des Obeaux 5 11 6 - 71046-1 17 days Miss V Williams (87 miles) A Coleman 9/1 5:21.30
2011 Good to Soft 6 Silviniaco Conti 5 11 2 - 11134-3 28 days P Nicholls (9 miles) D Jacob 8/11 5:11.00
2010 Good 5 Wishfull Thinking 7 11 2 - 111F0-F 13 days P Hobbs (60 miles) R Johnson 5/4 5:08.55
2009 Good to Soft 3 Red Admiral 7 11 6 - 138-112 21 days C Mann (59 miles) J Maguire 7/1 5:17.40
2008 Soft 6 Breedsbreeze 6 11 8 - 31210-1 28 days P Nicholls (9 miles) R Walsh 4/6 5:41.81
2007 Good 5 Ornais 5 11 2 - 942-120 239 days P Nicholls (9 miles) R Walsh 2/1 5:09.10
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