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12:45 Sedgefield

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Vickers Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5881.68
  • 2m 3f 65y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 4m 49s
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Vickers Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30

Form: 2-1111 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

In good form over hurdles in the spring and even better when back over fences subsequently, landing a Perth chasing hat-trick (2m4f/3m, good/good to soft) last month; has won two novice hurdles here and, having done it nicely last time out, this progressive 7yo holds strong claims up 5lb.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Minella Trump

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Has a fine record over fences, winning eight of his 15 races; not at his best this season but has been running in much stronger races; well handicapped and has possibilities now down in grade but testing ground is a concern (has won on soft).

9/4

5th

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Minella Trump

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Very productive in 2021 and 2022, winning numerous times, but lost his form badly (over hurdles/fences) in 2023; big revival is required.

20/1

9th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Minella Trump

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Has won eight of his 13 chase starts and ran creditably for a long way in last season's Grand National, before fading; he may have needed his reappearance over hurdles at Cheltenham four weeks ago and has won off this mark in the past; not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 243F-2 C

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

0-7 over fences and 4lb out of the handicap today; however, he was a fair second of five at Kelso (2m7f, good) last time out in May on his second run since a wind op, and he won a 2m4f novice hurdle on his sole visit to Sedgefield; might not be far away if fully tuned up on this return.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Beaten favourite (behind Foveros) in similar event at Leicester in January, having made a bad mistake three out; respectable form in handicaps otherwise this year, third at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) latest; leading chance provided he runs to his rating.

6/4

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

11yo who has a patchy profile nowadays and was a disappointing favourite in a claimer at Leicester last time, but he was travelling well when making a bad mistake three out and won a handicap at Market Rasen earlier last month; not discounted.

7/1

4th

1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:50 Leicester

Baron De Midleton

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Brian Ellison

led, bad mistake 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon lost second, lost ground approaching last, no extra and lost third run-in

8/11

OUR TIP

Form: P10/0-

Last run: 252 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won competitive handicap hurdle off this mark at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in February 2020 on penultimate start for Nicky Henderson; well beaten next time, however, and same story this February on sole run for Willie Mullins; sold for £3,000 in May; something to prove on stable/chase debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

27th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Downtown Getaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: Mickey Bowen

Very inconsistent handicapper for Peter Bowen but started off for Mickey Bowen with two comfortable hunter chase wins this month, at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Huntingdon (2m7f, good); tackles stronger opposition here and is unraced beyond about 3m but at least we know he's in very good nick.

16/1

1st

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 6

20:22 Huntingdon

Downtown Getaway

12st 6lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Mickey Bowen

1st

1

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

16:20 Kelso

Downtown Getaway

12st 2lb

J: Mr James King

T: Mickey Bowen

Form: 3955-8

Last run: 169 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Maiden who is miles out of the handicap and would be a shock winner.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

14

3rd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:05 Sedgefield

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Longstanding maiden who has been chasing and makes no appeal from out of the weights.

100/1

13

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:25 Hexham

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Soundly beaten on both appearances this autumn and career strike-rate now stands at 0-54; makes very little appeal from 7lb out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

50/1

7th

8

3rd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

13:20 Musselburgh

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Longstanding maiden who is unlikely to break his duck today from 7lb out of the handicap.

66/1

Form: 11212- C

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed fine novice hurdle campaign last season, featuring a win here (2m1f, good) and a Grade 1 second at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in April; regular jockey Brian Hughes rides race-fit stablemate Minella Trump but this two-time point runner-up is an exciting recruit to fences.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Minella Drama

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Creditable third in this race 12 months ago but isn't sure to repeat the effort in this stronger renewal; possibly flattered when second in the Old Roan here on reappearance (numerous fences were omitted) and not in the same form since; bottom on ratings.

50/1

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:25 Kelso

Minella Drama

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent, led before 6th

9/1

7th

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Aintree

Minella Drama

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, not fluent 3rd

11/4

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Payout
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Straight Forecast £21.10
Trifecta £19.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Minella Trump

Daily Mail:

Minella Drama

Telegraph:

Downtown Getaway

Daily Express:

Baron De Midleton

RP Ratings:

Minella Trump

TOPSPEED:

Minella Trump

POSTDATA:

Minella Trump

The Times:

Minella Trump

Daily Mirror:

Minella Trump

The Sun:

Minella Trump

The Star:

Minella Trump

Daily Record:

Minella Trump