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13:50 Warwick 08 Nov 2019

Use The Racingtv.com Tracker Novices' Chase

Class 3 | 4YO plus

Winner £9,495 - 5 run

2m 54y

Good to Soft (Soft in places)

Draw Advantage: None

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Weighed In
Winner
W/O Thomas Darby
Top 2 Finish
Insure 2 Places
Faller Insurance
Finish Exactly 2nd
Not To Win
W/O Thomas Darby And Maire Banrigh
Not To Be Placed
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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
0/65410-
i T

Esprit De Somoza (FR) 229

b g Irish Wells - Topaze De Somoza (Discover D'auteuil)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-1
133

Fairly useful hurdler who found some improvement when scoring at Taunton in February. Below par at Exeter when last seen in March, however, and starts chasing career with new yard.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 3f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 7-2fav behind Trans Express when 10th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 2f (good to soft) in March. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Fairly useful hurdler who found some improvement when scoring at Taunton in February. Below par at Exeter when last seen in March, however, and starts chasing career with new yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 1 25%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 1 20%
G Similar Going 8 2 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 2 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Joshua Moore 0 0 0 -
T G L Moore 0 0 0 -
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
23511-3
i T

Mon Port (IRE) 178

b g Scorpion - Sounds Charming (Presenting)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-1
124

Fairly useful winning hurdler who shaped with promise when third on chase debut at Sedgefield in May. Open to progress but this is tougher.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 1f on good ground. Third of 4 behind Caius Marcius beaten 31l at 15-8 on his chase debut at Sedgefield over 2m (good) in May.

Fairly useful winning hurdler who shaped with promise when third on chase debut at Sedgefield in May. Open to progress but this is tougher.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 3 37.5%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 7 2 2 28.6%
G Similar Going 12 4 4 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 3 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Fergus Gregory 3 2 1 66.7%
T Olly Murphy 8 3 3 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
112312-
i T

Thomas Darby (IRE) 241

b g Beneficial - Silaoce (Nikos)

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-1
151

Made up into a smart 2m hurdler last season, signing off with excellent second in the Supreme at Cheltenham. Exciting recruit to chasing.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 4 1/2l by Klassical Dream when second of 16 at 28-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (soft) in March.

Made up into a smart 2m hurdler last season, signing off with excellent second in the Supreme at Cheltenham. Exciting recruit to chasing.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 2 2 40%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 3 2 50%
G Similar Going 6 3 2 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 3 2 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 4 1 2 25%
T Olly Murphy 6 3 2 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
187/11-1
i T

Maire Banrigh 32

b m King's Theatre - La Marianne (Supreme Leader)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 10-13 t
137

£320,000 point winner who won both her hurdles starts last term. Stepped up considerably on that form when an easy winner on chase debut at Straford last month and likely has more to offer yet.

She has won two hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 1f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Won on her latest outing in a chase when 6-4fav at Stratford over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month, beating Song Of The Sky by 15l.

£320,000 point winner who won both her hurdles starts last term. Stepped up considerably on that form when an easy winner on chase debut at Straford last month and likely has more to offer yet.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 3 0 60%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 5 3 0 60%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 3 0 75%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 5 3 0 60%
T D Skelton 5 3 0 60%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
561-97
i T

Belargus (FR) 28

b g Authorized - Belga Wood (Woodman)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 10-7
125

Off the mark at the third attempt with a bit to spare at Ascot in January, but been well held both starts since and has been handed a tough assignment for his first crack at chasing.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Torpillo when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m (soft) last month.

Off the mark at the third attempt with a bit to spare at Ascot in January, but been well held both starts since and has been handed a tough assignment for his first crack at chasing.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 0 20%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 0 20%
G Similar Going 6 1 0 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 3 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J W T Kennedy 1 0 0 0%
T N J Gifford 5 1 0 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

At The Races Verdict

THOMAS DARBY ended last season with a second-placed finish in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham and, despite this being a competitive race, it will be disappointing if the six-year-old is beaten this afternoon. The main threat could prove to be Maire Banrigh after her easy 15-length victory on her chasing debut at Stratford last month. Esprit De Somoza edges out Mon Port and Belargus to be the pick of the remainder.

Timeform Verdict

MAIRE BANRIGH created a good impression when making a winning start over fences at Stratford last month and is taken to follow up. Supreme Novices' Hurdle second Thomas Darby is the obvious danger in what promises to be an informative contest.

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Previous winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2018 Good 4 Kalashnikov 5 11 1 - 1-11212 241 days Miss Amy Murphy (94 miles) Jack Quinlan 1/ 4 3:58.30
2017 Good to Soft 5 Ozzie The Oscar 6 11 1 - 1P430-5 20 days P Hobbs (130 miles) Richard Johnson 7/ 2 4:01.10
2016 Good 2 Pinkie Brown 4 10 12 - 57001F 14 days N Mulholland (85 miles) Noel 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) Harry Skelton 3/ 1 3:53.40
2014 Good to Soft 5 Vibrato Valtat 5 11 1 - 2131-33 19 days P Nicholls (123 miles) Sam 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) Noel Fehily 15/ 8 3:56.20
2011 Good to Firm 4 Schumpters Lad 6 11 1 - 332362 17 days C Mann (63 miles) Noel 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

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