Timeform Shortlist: Newbury, Saturday March 24

There is a good-quality card at Newbury on Saturday
There is a good-quality card at Newbury on Saturday

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"This rates more suitable and he could be worth chancing to bounce back..."

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2.05 Insure With Be Wiser Handicap Chase (3) 3m1f214y

Timeform Top Rated:
154p 6. THOMAS PATRICK Tom Lacey Richard Johnson
153 5. AMORE ALATO Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
152 1. WOTZIZNAME Harry Fry Noel Fehily

Analyst's Verdict:
Amore Alato looks on a good mark back in a handicap on debut for Dan Skelton and gets the vote over Thomas Patrick, who remains with potential having found the test too much when behind Dawson City at Exeter last time. Shanroe Santos arrives at the top of his game and is another to consider.


2.40 Be Wiser Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2) 2¼m183y

Timeform Top Rated:
137p 5. FALCON SUN Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
136+ 2. OISTRAKH LE NOIR Ben Pauling Daryl Jacob
135 3. MISTER CHOW Gary Moore Joshua Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Falcon Sun wasn't seen to best effect when beaten by Mister Chow at Warwick, and he rates an interesting prospect for handicaps, especially now upped in trip with a first-time tongue tie to boot. Oistrakh Le Noir should have more to offer, while Mister Chow is worth another chance given his earlier promise.


3.15 EBF & TBA Mares' "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle Finale (Limited Handicap) (Grade 2) (1) 2½m118y

Timeform Top Rated:
144p 11. OSCAR ROSE Fergal O'Brien Paddy Brennan
143 1. MIDNIGHT TUNE Anthony Honeyball Aidan Coleman
142 3. IF YOU SAY RUN Paul Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies

Analyst's Verdict:
Most of these mares are open to progress, but Oscar Rose surely has a bigger performance in her over hurdles given her bumper ability, and with this big-field scenario expected to suit, she could be the answer. Kalahari Queen is going the right way and is a definite threat, while Lady of Lamanver has unfinished business in this race (demoted in 2016).


3.50 Doom Bar Handicap Chase (2) 2m3f187y

Timeform Top Rated:
163 3. VIRGILIO Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
162 4. SAMETEGAL Paul Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies
161+ 1. SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT Sandy Thomson Danny Cook

Analyst's Verdict:
Sametegal has shaped as if retaining all of his ability following a lengthy spell on the sidelines this term, and possibly found his stamina stretched over 3m at Sandown on his most recent outing. This rates more suitable and he could be worth chancing to bounce back. Virgilio and Kayf Adventure can give him most to do, in that order.


4.25 John Haine Memorial Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m69y

Timeform Top Rated:
145p 1. PACIFIC DE BAUNE Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
132 2. ARTICLE FIFTY Warren Greatrex Richard Johnson
129p 5. ANTUNES Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Analyst's Verdict:
Pacific de Baune was well held at Grade 2 level on his most recent outing, yet his C&D hurdles debut victory previously contained a good deal of promise and he is worth another chance reverting back to calmer waters. A number of intriguing sorts line up in opposition though, headed by Antunes and Kloud Gate.


5.00 Goffs UK Spring Sales Bumper (Standard Open National Hunt Flat) (2) 2m69y

Timeform Top Rated:
120 2. CARIBERT Harry Fry Noel Fehily
112p 1. BENNY'S BRIDGE Fergal O'Brien Paddy Brennan
111+ 3. BRIGADE OF GUARDS Alan King Wayne Hutchinson

Analyst's Verdict:
Jen's Boy makes plenty of appeal on paper and is taken to make a winning start at the main expense of penalised-winners Caribert and Benny's Bridge.


5.35 Sharps Brewery Rock Handicap Chase (3) 2m92y

Timeform Top Rated:
142 2. MYSTIFIABLE Fergal O'Brien Paddy Brennan
141p 6. GET RHYTHM Tom George A. P. Heskin
140 4. BIG JIM Alex Hales Kielan Woods

Analyst's Verdict:
Mystifiable has the form in the book to win this if he handles the drop back in trip and at the prices he looks the one to be on here. Get Rhythm looks interesting as well and won't be far away at the finish leaving Imperial Presence and Big Jim to fight it out over third spot.


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