Timeform Shortlist: Newbury, Friday 30 November

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12.10 Ladbrokes 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (3) 2m69y

Timeform Top Rated:
139p 17. SEVARANO Oliver Sherwood Leighton Aspell
138 1. BANG ON FRANKIE Nicky Martin Matt Griffiths
123 20. WEST TO THE BRIDGE Dan Skelton Conor Shoemark

Analyst's Verdict:
Strong Glance took his form to a new level when seeing off 12 rivals in a Cheltenham bumper last month (form worked out exceptionally well) and he looks sure to have a bright future over timber. Sevarano and Bang On Frankie bring solid hurdles form to the table and will be winning races soon enough, while Betameche is another really interesting runner despite his absence.


12.45 Ladbrokes Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (3) 2m92y

Timeform Top Rated:
155p 3. KNOCKNANUSS Gary Moore Jamie Moore
152p 5. KUPATANA Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
150p 7. AL SHAHIR Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Analyst's Verdict:
Kupatana landed a gamble when making an impressive chasing debut at Kempton on return and is sure to progress and win more races. Knocknanuss won hard held at Fakenham last month and has more to offer, while Delire d'Estruval was a game winner at Carlisle.


1.20 Ladbrokes Novices' Hurdle (3) 2½m118y

Timeform Top Rated:
137p 1. KATESON Tom Lacey Tom Scudamore
133p 11. MR PUMBLECHOOK Alan King Wayne Hutchinson
132p 7. ECLAIR D'AINAY Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Analyst's Verdict:
Kateson, a useful performer in bumpers, was impressive when making it first time lucky over hurdles at Chepstow and, with improvement expected, he can defy a penalty. Morning Vicar and Drunken Pirate both impressed in bumpers also and merit respect, whilst Eclair d'Ainay and Mr Pumblechook can also do better.


1.50 Ladbrokes Novices' Chase (Berkshire) (Grade 2) (1) 2m3f187y

Timeform Top Rated:
165p 4. LA BAGUE AU ROI Warren Greatrex Richard Johnson
163P 2. LOSTINTRANSLATION Colin Tizzard Robbie Power
158p 3. TALKISCHEAP Alan King Wayne Hutchinson

Analyst's Verdict:
A fascinating battle ensued when Lostintranslation and La Bague Au Roi locked horns at this track on their first attempts at chasing and there's every reason to expect another exciting duel here. Of the pair, the first-named is the most likely to benefit from that run, so he's taken to reverse the form, with Chepstow winner Spiritofthegames far from ruled out.


2.25 Ladbrokes Handicap Chase (2) 2m3f187y

Timeform Top Rated:
163p 2. WILLOUGHBY COURT Ben Pauling Nico de Boinville
162 5. KING'S ODYSSEY Evan Williams Adam Wedge
162? 3. ASO Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch

Analyst's Verdict:
Willoughby Court has been off the track since below par at Cheltenham on New Year's Day, but he gave the impression he was going to take high rank among the novice chasers after his win in the Grade 2 Berkshire on this card 12 months ago and his opening mark is an appealing one. He can get back on the up after a breathing operation. King's Odyssey and Touch Kick are feared most.


3.00 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 3m52y

Timeform Top Rated:
176 1. SAM SPINNER Jedd O'Keeffe Joe Colliver
175 7. UNOWHATIMEANHARRY Harry Fry Barry Geraghty
174 2. WHOLESTONE Nigel Twiston-Davies Daryl Jacob

Analyst's Verdict:
Sam Spinner wasn't at his best during the spring, but is only a 6-y-o and has a good record fresh, so he could be worth chancing to make a bold bid from the front and get back on the up. Wholestone, a winner on return at Aintree, looks sure to give his running, whilst Unowhatimeanharry, behind that one there, will benefit from this return to 3m.


3.35 Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle (2) 3m52y

Timeform Top Rated:
154 10. JUGE ET PARTI Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies
153 12. HIT THE HIGHWAY Chris Gordon Brendan Powell
150 11. ROCKPOINT Colin Tizzard Sean Bowen

Analyst's Verdict:
Juge Et Parti is one of the least exposed in the field and marked himself down as well treated on just his second outing for this yard when runner-up at Chepstow recently, so he could be the answer in this highly-competitive handicap hurdle in which the majority can be given a chance. Bobo Mac is well respected on the back of his excellent second here on return, as is Dragon d'Estruval.


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