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Racing TV Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

1m 7f 207y

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No. Horse Odds
1 11/4
2 5/1
3 7/2
4 10/1
5 14/1
6 25/1
7 6/1
8 4/1
Verdict

Hill Sixteen was a novice winner here over hurdles and enjoyed a consistent season last year, just failing to get home over an extra half a mile on heavy ground when last seen in March at Uttoxeter. The drop in distance will suit Sue Smith's charge, but slight preference on this occasion is for ESPRIT DU LARGE, who was deemed good enough to participate in a Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Aintree in April. Rated 131 in this sphere on chasing debut, he receives 4lb from Khage and could make it count.

Verdict

Plenty of good chasing prospects with KHAGE taken to carry a big weight to success on his first start over fences. He dominated a couple of races at Chepstow in the spring and could be hard to peg back if given enough rope here. Esprit du Large looks a big player, while Hill Sixteen and Buster Valentine are a couple of others worth a look.