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Philip Smith Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £2505.16
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 51s
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Philip Smith Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -58231

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner who got off the mark under rules (13th attempt) when landing a chase handicap at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last month; up 4lb but he has a progressive profile in this sphere and is a major player again back up in trip.

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0

3

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Rebel Leader

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

took keen hold, prominent, awkward jump 1st, mistake 13th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

16/1

4th

2

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

18:30 Market Rasen

Rebel Leader

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Completed a double in a 2m6f handicap at Stratford (good) in October 2021 but he's had only five runs since and has failed to complete in three of them; now 5lb lower than for his last success but was pulled up at Worcester last month and others are more convincing; blinkers added.

11/2

0

6

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Rebel Leader

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Runner-up at Fakenham last month, on return from a year off; just three ran in that event and likely to need a great deal more to win this, though on a fair mark based on his two wins in the autumn of 2021.

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 62F-P5 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner (2m5f-3m, good) but his last success was in September 2019 and he has a very mixed record in four starts this year; on reduced mark but he never got involved when a 14l fifth at Bangor (3m) last time and others are more convincing.

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0

10

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Orchestrated

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

led

33/1

0

10

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Orchestrated

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Better known as a chaser with three wins and plenty of places in that discipline; returns to hurdling after a year away and he's 0-4 in this sphere.

50/1

5th

8

24th Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Orchestrated

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

pressed leader, prominent when ridden home turn, jumped left from 4 out, stayed on but held from 3 out

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 31-04P D

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Made it 3-19 over fences when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in April but he's not come close to that form since and was pulled up at Ffos Las last time; effective at this trip and is only 1lb higher than for last win but he needs a major revival after four months off.

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8

10th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

12:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Fact Flow

10st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Dai Burchell

Veteran who has done his winning over longer trips; inconsistent since last success and suffered a heavy defeat on latest start; opposed back down in distance.

25/1

8th

7

11th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Fact Flow

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Dai Burchell

Veteran who ended a long losing spell at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in April; now 2lb below that mark and didn't run badly last month, after a break, but younger rivals appeal more all the same.

10/1

3rd

6

16th Oct 2021

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Fact Flow

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Dai Burchell

Made it 3-19 over fences when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in April but he's not come close to that form since and was pulled up at Ffos Las last time; effective at this trip and is only 1lb higher than for last win but he needs a major revival after four months off.

10/1

Form: 03577P

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Caused 80-1 surprise at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) in November 2018 but that remains his only win from 80 starts and he was pulled up at Market Rasen last time; can only be watched.

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11th

13

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

LEs Fremantle

9st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success in 103 starts came over fences in 2018; no apeal.

100/1

10th

13

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:52 Catterick

LEs Fremantle

10st 7lb

J: Miss Aaliyah Bowers-Carter

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success came over fences in 2018; holds dismal claims on 2023 Flat/jumps form.

66/1

8th

11

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

LEs Fremantle

10st 2lb

J: Alison Clarke

T: Michael Chapman

Yet to add to his shock win over fences here in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this year.

100/1

Form: /865F1 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

10yo who is not easy to predict but he recorded his second chase win when scoring in good style at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good) 13 days ago; up 6lb but he travelled strongly for a long way last time and is still unexposed at this sort of trip; respected.

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7th

9

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

12:40 Uttoxeter

Mariners Moon

10st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Caroline Bailey

Left clear to double chasing tally here (2m6f, good) last month but needs to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Stratford a fortnight later and probably doesn't have much margin for error off his current mark.

12/1

5th

3

16th Oct 2021

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Mariners Moon

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Caroline Bailey

10yo who is not easy to predict but he recorded his second chase win when scoring in good style at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good) 13 days ago; up 6lb but he travelled strongly for a long way last time and is still unexposed at this sort of trip; respected.

7/2

1st

8

3rd Oct 2021

Good

2m 6f 108y

Class 5

13:12 Uttoxeter

Mariners Moon

10st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Caroline Bailey

Quiet on his first run back from two years out of action but showed encouraging signs in Stratford handicaps (2m3f) before falling four out at Market Rasen when still in contention; stays 2m4f but has struggled when sent beyond that far in the past, and he also seems best on good ground.

10/1

Form: 68-2P6

Last run: 61 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 10yo; stayed on for 13l second in a Cartmel hunter chase (3m1f, good) in June but has struggled over hurdles (pulled up) and fences (tailed off) in two subsequent runs for this trainer; unexposed in this sphere but has plenty to prove after another short break.

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5th

7

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

OGradys Boy

10st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Gary Hanmer

midfield, lost position and struggling 13th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

12/1

7th

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

OGradys Boy

11st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out

40/1

5th

10

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

OGradys Boy

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Maiden; hasn't been beaten that far in latest two starts and career best was probably his second in a C&D hunter chase two years ago; 5lb out of the handicap but not impossible with yard in good form.

12/1

Form: PP-075

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Placed a few times off much higher marks last year but has form figures of PP075 in his last five runs; showed signs of a revival with his late headway at Uttoxeter (2m4f) in July but has not been seen since and his chase record now stands at 0-19; others more persuasive.

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4th

6

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Lough Salt

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Peter Winks

Veteran who went close at Sedgefield in October (3m3f, good) but he'll do well to get competitive here from well out of the weights.

33/1

Form: 8084-

Last run: 186 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Strong form in winning both completions in Irish points; things didn't go well in four runs under rules (2m-2m3f) for Christian Williams last season but he's had only one chance over regulation fences and is on a lowly mark for this handicap debut; interesting contender upped in trip and needs a close look in market on his first run for Gary Moore.

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1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Movethechains

12st 2lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Enhanced his excellent record at Lingfield when comfortably winning the Surrey National (3m5f, soft) in January; placed again there next time (well held) before having a rare spin over hurdles 16 days ago (beaten 27l off lower mark in that discipline); tailed off in a Welsh National on only previous visit here but entitled to be thereabouts.

100/30

4th

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Movethechains

11st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Enhanced his excellent record on the chase track here when comfortably winning the Sussex National (3m5f, soft) in January and again placed on his return visit after a 9lb rise; rated 11lb lower over hurdles and he's a better horse now than when last seen in this discipline.

9/2

3rd

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

Movethechains

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Won five from six chases on this track, the one defeat coming when runner-up in this last year on good ground which may have been faster than ideal; went into his shell after but took advantage of a generous mark in no uncertain fashion over C&D 23 days ago (soft; first completion in blinkers); back up 9lb but still 3lb lower than last February; solid chance.

3/1

Form: PP-528

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Creditable second over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) in final run in the spring but he has a very patchy record and was tailed off at Hexham on recent return; overall record now stands at 0-15 and he's been pulled up in his last two chase runs; opposable back in this sphere.

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8

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Cheers Delboy

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

4th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

19:00 Market Rasen

Cheers Delboy

10st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Finished a clear second behind a dual subsequent winner at Warwick (2m4f, good) in May but he was back in the doldrums with a pulled-up effort at Newton Abbot last month; has something to prove again after that and he's now 0-28 under rules; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

14/1

Form: P53-PP

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner but he's 0-12 under rules and has a poor completion record over fences; was only 7-2 at Fonwell (2m3f, soft) on his recent return but he became detached some way out before being pulled up; mark continues to fall but he comes with big risks attached.

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13

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Is further out of the weights than when pulled up over fences in January and he hasn't run over hurdles for two years but at least he is significantly lower in the weights now.

100/1

8

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

0-14 over fences; gave fairly good account when fifth behind Out The Glen and Spotty Dog at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) this month but is effectively 4lb higher from further out of the weights today.

33/1

5th

12

12th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:20 Leicester

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Placed only once in 17 starts under rules; there has been some promise, as when not beaten far at Uttoxeter in November (2m4f, good), but backward steps since.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £215.00
Straight Forecast £221.80
Tricast £5116.50
Trifecta £4883.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rebel Leader

RP Ratings:

Mariners Moon

Daily Mirror:

Movethechains

The Guardian:

Rebel Leader

Daily Mail:

Rebel Leader

Daily Express:

Rebel Leader

The Sun:

Rebel Leader

Daily Record:

Rebel Leader

POSTDATA:

Mariners Moon

The Times:

Mariners Moon

Telegraph:

Mariners Moon

The Star:

Mariners Moon