March 22 / 15.01 Exeter

15.01 Exeter

Soft

In Memory Of Tim Hale Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11218.76
  • 3m 6f 153y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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In Memory Of Tim Hale Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-6111 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won over Plumpton's extended 3m1f and brought up his hat-trick with two wins here at 3m (good to soft/soft); up another 6lb but has never been in better form and must have a chance of staying this far.
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1st

4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Moroder

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won over Plumpton's extended 3m1f and brought up his hat-trick with two wins here at 3m (good to soft/soft); up another 6lb but has never been in better form and must have a chance of staying this far.

11/4

1st

4

25th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:35 Exeter

Moroder

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Bids for a hat-trick after gritty wins at Plumpton and over C&D; this will prove tougher but he's entitled to figure, given his recent efforts.

5/1

1st

5

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:10 Exeter

Moroder

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Bumper/hurdle winner; pulled up on his chase debut last autumn and was nowhere here on his return, but put all that behind him when quite a convincing winner at Plumpton (3m1f, good; fine on soft); 4lb higher in this better race but considered.

3/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 47-7F2

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Only 1-15 as a chaser but looked unlucky here in January and then chased home a solid stayer here over this trip (soft); should be in the thick of it once more.
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2nd

5

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Classic Ben

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Only 1-15 as a chaser but looked unlucky here in January and then chased home a solid stayer here over this trip (soft); should be in the thick of it once more.

4/1

2nd

7

25th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:50 Exeter

Classic Ben

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Just two starts this season and may well have won over 3m here last month but for falling three out; has to be of interest, assuming no ill effects from that, and has run reasonably at 3m4f+ on two occasions.

7/1

7

11th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:30 Exeter

Classic Ben

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Only 1-13 as a chaser and that win was nearly three years ago now; however, he has got himself well handicapped and ran as though the race was needed when seventh here 26 days ago (behind Morning Spirit).

8/1

Form: 245P14 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
It was his debut for Milton Harris and a first run in cheekpieces when winning well at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) but he couldn't follow up a week later despite escaping a penalty; that run may have come too soon but it was only 15 days ago; now 7lb higher.
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5th

2

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Len Brennan

11st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Has run two solid races since making a winning C&D debut for this stable in February (also first time in cheekpieces); likely quicker ground this time but still makes a fair amount of appeal.

2/1

3rd

7

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Len Brennan

10st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

It was his debut for Milton Harris and a first run in cheekpieces when winning well at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) but he couldn't follow up a week later despite escaping a penalty; that run may have come too soon but it was only 15 days ago; now 7lb higher.

9/1

4th

8

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:00 Southwell

Len Brennan

10st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft; debut for Milton Harris) last week, drawing clear in the closing stages for a comfortable success; escapes a penalty and therefore looks very well treated off same mark; respected.

11/8

Form: 5-2F2F

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Comes with risks after falling in two of his three chases but he was travelling very sweetly when coming down here the last time (3m) and there are races in him off this mark; cheekpieces may aid his concentration; unraced beyond 3m2f.
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4th

1

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Morning Spirit

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Comes with risks after falling in two of his three chases but he was travelling very sweetly when coming down here the last time (3m) and there are races in him off this mark; cheekpieces may aid his concentration; unraced beyond 3m2f.

7/2

3

11th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:15 Exeter

Morning Spirit

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Fell heavily on chasing debut in October but ran big race when second of 17 over C&D (soft) in December, despite losing his position and needing reminders towards end of the back straight; could easily have more to offer over fences; respected.

4/1

1

11th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:30 Exeter

Morning Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won his handicap over hurdles off a 14lb lower mark, over nearly this distance on heavy ground at Ascot; fell midrace on his chase debut but was a close second of 17 runners over C&D a month ago (soft) when also carrying a big weight; 3lb nudge no help but looks a player.

4/1

10/1

Form: -7P774

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
This season has yet to get going with him beaten at least 28l on his completed starts; handicap mark is in freefall but he's hard to trust at the minute; no great significance in the return of cheekpieces.
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6th

2

15th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

16:00 Uttoxeter

Canelo

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, mistake 7th, lost position and midfield 12th, shaken up after 13th, pushed along and got behind before 3 out (usual 4 out), struggling and no chance before 2 out

16/1

2nd

4

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

14:47 Kelso

Canelo

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

His mark continues to tumble and he's one to watch in the betting on his second run for this yard, but there was no revival at Hexham last month.

8/1

6th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Canelo

12st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

OUR TIP

Form: 12-342

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Novice hurdle winner who has made a solid start over fences and responded admirably for pressure to push an improving winner all the way at Carlisle (3m, heavy; first run after wind op and with cheekpieces added); 2lb rise very fair and he promises to be well served by today's stiffer stamina test.
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2

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Equus Dreamer

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Novice hurdle winner who has made a solid start over fences and responded admirably for pressure to push an improving winner all the way at Carlisle (3m, heavy; first run after wind op and with cheekpieces added); 2lb rise very fair and he promises to be well served by today's stiffer stamina test.

3/1

2nd

3

21st Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:05 Carlisle

Equus Dreamer

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Novice hurdle winner (handles heavy) and made a decent start over fences when third in a 2m3f handicap chase at Ffos Las (soft), the form of which has worked out well; this is more his trip and cheekpieces are a notable addition after looking a hard ride from the getgo at Bangor last time (3m); had a wind op since then; capable of better.

4/1

4th

1

10th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Equus Dreamer

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Hereford maiden hurdle winner over 3m1f on soft ground; soon sent chasing and it was a good start at Ffos Las when 2m3f (soft) wouldn't have been anything like far enough for him; was only beaten just over 3l.

4/1

Form: U1/P6

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Won a beginners' chase at Hereford in December 2019 but a long absence followed and he's yet to recapture his good previous form; best watched for now.
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4th

2

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

17:34 Haydock

Encounter A Giant

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

2

25th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

15:40 Newton Abbot

Encounter A Giant

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a beginners' chase at Hereford (3m1f, heavy) in December 2019; a long absence followed, including wind surgery, and he ran his best race since his return when third at Haydock on Wednesday; he'll need to jump better to win here though.

6/1

3rd

1

23rd Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

14:45

Encounter A Giant

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-pointer; pretty useful form when switched to racing under rules in December 2019, including a 3m1f win at Hereford (heavy); however, absent 787 days (including wind surgery last October) until pulled up last month; made a step in the right direction at Newbury 18 days ago but he needs much better than that.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £82.00
Straight Forecast £96.00
Trifecta £199.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Morning Spirit

The Times:

Moroder

POSTDATA:

Classic Ben

SPOTLIGHT:

Equus Dreamer

RP Ratings:

Len Brennan

Daily Mail:

Morning Spirit

Daily Express:

Morning Spirit

Daily Mirror:

Morning Spirit

The Star:

Morning Spirit

TOPSPEED:

Equus Dreamer

The Sun:

Moroder

Daily Record:

Moroder

Telegraph:

Classic Ben

The Guardian:

Classic Ben