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    Professional Fat Jockey BigChaang's Avatar
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    Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase 2020

    Well , No fancy write ups today . Sorry People.
    Had a certain Hold the Note in mind for this race , when he ran at Kempton.
    On boxing day , but unfortunately was pulled up after roll again fell in front.
    Had a little nibble at 33-1 with bill hill last week .
    And it seems Mark Howard agree's . mentioned the horse yesterday on S/Life.
    Ran well at Warwick on Saturday , surely more to come from him.

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    With a new rating of 145 it doesn't scream winner to me, but if it runs you have a nice bet at 33/1. skybet are nrnb 12/1 which feels about the right price imo.

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    I just looked back to last years thread , which i also started. I can't remember the .
    Ratings band for this race . but there is a stat about highest rated horse winning.
    last 5 runnings , or something similar.

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    Professional Fat Jockey (and self-proclaimed Voice of Reason) quevega's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigChaang View Post
    I just looked back to last years thread , which i also started. I can't remember the .
    Ratings band for this race . but there is a stat about highest rated horse winning.
    last 5 runnings , or something similar.
    That's only because most years there's been only a few pounds from top to bottom.
    not really a handicap, which is why they might get rid.

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    Had Off you Go down for this, has been in 3 chases but doesn't seem to have a handicap mark yet. Anyone know why that is the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonthehammer View Post
    Had Off you Go down for this, has been in 3 chases but doesn't seem to have a handicap mark yet. Anyone know why that is the case?
    Probably needs 3 completed chases.

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    You need to be rated 142-145 to be guaranteed a run in this. Hold the Note was put up by Dave Jennings and Mark Howard after Saturday. He'll probably go off closer to half the current 16/1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Probably needs 3 completed chases.
    Ahh yes he fell in one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faugheen_Machine View Post
    You need to be rated 142-145 to be guaranteed a run in this. Hold the Note was put up by Dave Jennings and Mark Howard after Saturday. He'll probably go off closer to half the current 16/1.
    Great , I'm happy with that ( Hold the note ) . Straight to the festival then ??.
    Also have picked out Champagne court - rated 143 , Trained by jeremy scott.
    @ 25-1 currently.Look's like ch. court needs another run , but won .
    a bonus race at Plumpton last time out ,
    Last edited by BigChaang; 01-15-2020 at 08:54 AM.

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    Matt Brocklebank has put up Dallas Des Pictons for this on sporting life, assuming he gets the right mark. Fingers crossed he’s right!

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