Timeform Shortlist: Warwick, Saturday January 13

There is jumps racing from Warwick on Saturday
There is jumps racing from Warwick on Saturday
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"He remains unexposed and is worth another chance."

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12.40 Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Novices' Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
124 12. WITH PLEASURE John Flint Richard Patrick (5)
121+ 5. EQUUS MILLAR Nigel Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (3)
119 11. RESILIENCY Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Analyst's Verdict:
Any number of potential improvers now handicapping, with the likes of Grania O'Malley, Admiral Kid and Resiliency all treated on form in other codes. They are preferred in that order, though this could end up being a lively betting heat.


1.15 Betfred Mobile Edward Courage Cup Handicap Chase (3) 2m54y

Timeform Top Rated:
146 2. AZZURI Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
145p 4. SWIFT CRUSADOR Evan Williams Adam Wedge
144+ 3. IMJOEKING Lucinda Russell Derek Fox

Analyst's Verdict:
Swift Crusador has offered plenty of encouragement in 2 starts over fences, shaping much better than the distance beaten suggests last time. He remains unexposed and is worth another chance. Azzuri could be all the better returning after a break, while Imjoeking may well bounce back over this shorter trip.


1.50 Betfred Home of Goals Galore Hampton Novices' Chase (Listed) (1) 3m

Timeform Top Rated:
165 2. DUEL AT DAWN Alex Hales Harry Bannister
159 5. MS PARFOIS Anthony Honeyball Sean Bowen
158 3. FLINTHAM Mark Bradstock Nico de Boinville

Analyst's Verdict:
Ms Parfois has looked a natural over fences so far, improving again when landing a listed event at Newbury last month, and should make a bold bid for the hat-trick. Duel At Dawn is another who's on the upgrade and is feared most.


2.25 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier) (2) 3m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
152p 10. BLACK IVORY Malcolm Jefferson Jamie Hamilton (3)
151 12. MALAPIE Caroline Bailey Sean Bowen
150 5. TOBEFAIR Debra Hamer Trevor Whelan

Analyst's Verdict:
The progressive Black Ivory is very much unexposed around 3m and can make light of a 6 lb rise for Aintree and make it 4 wins in his last 7 starts. No Hassle Hoff wasn't disgraced in a warm race at Haydock last time and he's sure to be well suited by the slightly longer trip here, while Prime Venture showed he's going the right way with a smooth win last time and is respected despite top weight.


3.00 Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 2m5f

Timeform Top Rated:
156p 5. MR WHIPPED Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
155 1. COUNT MERIBEL Nigel Twiston-Davies Mark Grant
149p 6. PAISLEY PARK Emma Lavelle Nick Scholfield

Analyst's Verdict:
Mr Whipped looks an exciting prospect having won both his starts over hurdles so far and appeals as the most likely winner. Count Meribel should be suited by the return to this trip and is feared most.


3.35 Betfred Classic Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (1) 3m5f54y

Timeform Top Rated:
152 1. MISSED APPROACH Warren Greatrex Gavin Sheehan
151 13. INDIAN CASTLE Ian Williams Robert Dunne
150 2. SIR MANGAN Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Analyst's Verdict:
The handicapper has taken a chance dropping Missed Approach 6 lb for his run in the Ladbroke as he was still in third until a mistake 2 out and he could take a bit of stopping if recapturing the form he showed when runner-up at last year's Cheltenham Festival. Kerry Lee does well in these staying chases and her pair Krackatoa King and Goodtoknow, who was second in 2017, head the many dangers.


4.05 Betfred TV 'Newcomers' Standard Open National Hunt Flat (5) 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
Allonok gets the nod to make a winning start for the Skeltons but there are plenty of other likely types on paper and the betting will likely be informative. The Nigel Twiston-Davies pair Baby Ted and Midnight Trouble and Kerry Lee's Brigadier Bob are also shortlisted.


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