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bet365 Summer Cup Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39022.5
  • 3m 2f 13y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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bet365 Summer Cup Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.50
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1152-2 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Seven-time chase winner; creditable second of 12 in Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in April and one of two to pull well clear of the others when going close in Perth Gold Cup (3m, good to firm) this month; attempts new trip from career-high mark but still respected in current form.

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2nd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Hang In There

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Conditions will be borderline as he's ideally suited by good/faster ground; two wins at about 2m4f last summer took his strike-rate over fences to 7-11 but a combination of a career-high mark and good to soft ground contributed to his defeat in the Old Roan at Aintree when last seen in October (under Joe Anderson); others would appear to have more going for them.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 5P42-4 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Placed twice over the big Aintree fences in the autumn (2m5f/3m2f, heavy) and put in good front-running shift when close fourth at Worcester (2m7f, good) this month but has to compete from 6lb out of the weight here.

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2nd

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:10 Ludlow

Percussion

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: L J Morgan

raced in second

7/2

66/1

  • Place: £21.30

Form: 1P/4P-

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won two 2m chases for the Greenall/Guerriero yard in autumn 2022 but very lightly raced since; pulled up in April, after latest absence, and has huge amount to prove on first venture beyond about 2m4f; 9lb wrong.

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2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Monte Igueldo

12st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, prominent, lost position after 7th, pulled up before 8th

25/1

4th

2

20th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Monte Igueldo

11st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Won a hurdle and two chases for the Greenall/Guerriero partnership last autumn but was pulled up on latest start in January; handicap mark asks something of him but worth market check on stable debut (same owner).

6/1

12/1

Form: 1171-P BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

5-6 over fences since cheekpieces were added last June, the latest win gained at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in April; should be fine over this longer trip but flopped badly off his lower hurdle mark last month and is 3lb out of the handicap today.

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No Results Found

Form: 05U-U4

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Placed off 6lb higher in this race two years ago and seemed to respond well to first-time visor when creditable fourth in Connacht National at Roscommon (3m1f, good) three weeks ago; no surprise if he features.

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No Results Found

Form: 221-14 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

8-17 over fences, the last two wins gained in hunter chases this spring; faces tougher assignment in this good-quality handicap but will be suited by the trip/ground, and is evidently in very good nick.

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1st

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

17:25 Kelso

Go On Chez

12st 6lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Useful handicap chaser who returned from break to make winning hunter chase debut at Ludlow (3m, good) two weeks ago; did that in good style and he's the standout contender at the weights here; should be hard to beat.

4/9

Form: 222P-1 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Jumped well and made all to beat four rivals at regular haunt Newton Abbot (3m2f, soft) last month, after a break; contests much deeper race from 2lb out of the weights here but the faster ground will also suit.

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0

3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Investment Manager

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in rear throughout, jumped left 2nd, reminder with one circuit to go, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when pulled up 15th

9/2

Form: 4809-9

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Creditable fourth at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and ran well for a long way before fading into ninth in Scottish Grand National in April but disappointed when dropped in grade at Market Rasen last week and will need to up his game here.

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9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whistleinthedark

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: L J Morgan

Good fourth at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but backward steps in major handicaps both starts since; latest was the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham and that's the furthest he's been; it's possible that soft ground has been against him but he may get that again here.

100/1

Form: 2211-1 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Improving 7yo who completed slow-ground hat-trick with hard-fought in valuable 3m race here last month; has much quicker conditions to contend with today and is 8lb out of the weights but useful 7lb claimer Cameron Iles is enlisted.

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1st

10

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Imperial Alex

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Tom Lacey

Comfortable winner of his last two, though the Chepstow race (2m7f, heavy) fell apart and they weren't an in-form bunch he beat at Wetherby (3m, soft); up another 8lb in a much better race but he's only 7yo and seems to be improving.

5/1

1st

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Imperial Alex

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

After finishing runner-up four times in a row (2m6f-3m1f, soft/heavy) he got off the mark over fences in commanding fashion at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) 11 days ago; well treated under 7lb penalty and holds strong claims.

4/6

OUR TIP

Form: 3P40-P C BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Has very good 6-13 strike-rate over fences and did well to finish third in third in this race a year ago, having made a bad jumping error in the home straight; has a point to prove after last month's poor performance at Aintree but has dropped to a good mark; cheekpieces added; shortlisted.

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11th

8

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Kinondo Kwetu

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Returned from a break with encouraging fourth at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; stayed on well for third of 16 in Summer Cup at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) last July, a run that can be upgraded due to jumping errors, and he's an interesting candidate; the drier the ground the better.

12/1

Form: 6P7-V1 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Seized the chance to make all Stratford (3m3f, good) four weeks ago but has very mixed record over fences and is likely to find it harder to dominate this stronger race; others preferred.

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5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Hidden Heroics

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/2

Form: 2U56-6

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Placed over C&D last summer and ran well to a point when sixth at Cheltenham (3m2f, good) in April, after a break, but did not build on that performance when filling same position behind Hidden Heroics at Stratford (3m3f, good) this month and is 7lb out of the handicap today.

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No Results Found

Form: /4711- D

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Emerged from slump in form with two 3m1f wins at Plumpton (good to soft/good) last season but contests this much stronger race from 8lb out of the weights and it's hard to tell whether his revival with gather momentum.

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1st

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Milan Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Sarah Humphrey

Had got himself well handicapped given his highs for Paul Nicholls and he returned to winning ways over C&D in December (good to soft), having rallied best after losing his position; subsequent absence is probably no big deal and a 5lb rise is fair.

6/1

1st

6

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

14:10 Plumpton

Milan Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sarah Humphrey

Useful staying hurdler for Paul Nicholls but not the same proposition over fences and soundly beaten in two runs for new yard.

14/1

Form: 12/1-2 C BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who made winning chase/handicap debut here (3m, soft) in April and ran well in defeat at Bangor (3m, good to soft) last month, despite again jumping right; probably still has potential but needs to take a good step forward to win this from 9lb out of the weights.

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1st

7

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Flaming Ambition

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Won well at Warwick (2m5f, good) and good second in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Southwell, both in spring 2022; graduates to a handicap, fences and a new trip for this first run since, with his two years off adding to the uncertainty.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £2116.00
Straight Forecast £1351.30
Tricast £148673.40
Trifecta £53833.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Hidden Heroics

D Express:

Imperial Alex

SPOTLIGHT:

Kinondo Kwetu

The Guardian:

Hang In There

WEST COUNTRY:

Mole Court

TOPSPEED:

Whistleinthedark

Daily Record:

Investment Manager

POSTDATA:

Hidden Heroics

The Times:

Hidden Heroics

Telegraph:

Hidden Heroics

The Sun:

Imperial Alex

The Star:

Kinondo Kwetu

Daily Mirror:

Hang In There