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Greene King IPA Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 3m 0f 38y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 6m 32s
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Greene King IPA Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 04-111 C

Last run: 157 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

On the up and sealed a quick hat-trick in 2m7f handicap hurdle here (form worked out well) in May; sent straight over fences for his return and he's very much one to consider given he remains unexposed over staying trips.

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Verdict Starting price

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Tommie Beau

10st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won regional Nationals over 3m4f/3m5f at Fakenham, Sedgefield and Fontwell, the last two in small fields in the mud last autumn; never better than on last two starts when placed in the Sussex National at Plumpton and the 4m1f Eider (third to Anglers Crag) at Newcastle, but to win this requires a fair bit better still.

28/1

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Tommie Beau

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won regional Nationals over 3m4f/3m5f at Fakenham, Sedgefield and Fontwell, the last two in small fields in the mud this autumn; no match for the winner from two out in the Sussex National at Plumpton (same mark as today) seven weeks ago but beat the rest and it was another fine effort; needs a career best but it's easy to think this even longer trip will suit.

8/1

2nd

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Tommie Beau

12st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Knows what these races are all about having already won regional Nationals at Fakenham (good), Sedgefield (soft) and Fontwell (heavy); defied a career-high mark in gritty fashion last time and, given his penchant for tests of this nature, a 5lb rise isn't the end of the world.

8/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 3542-8

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last term, still looking inexperienced when runner-up in 2m4f Huntingdon novice in March; yard going very well, so he rates an interesting prospect now stepped up in trip for his first go over fences.

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2nd

6

5th Dec 2021

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

15:27 Huntingdon

Macfin

11st 8lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

0-7 under rules but he has made the frame on both his chase starts, not beaten far when fourth under Eddie Edge at Exeter (3m, soft) last time; may not have reached his ceiling just yet, and one of the likelier contenders.

13/2

4th

4

10th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:10 Exeter

Macfin

11st 9lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Low-mileage 5yo; still looked green but shaped quite well when second of eight in handicap at Fakenham (3m, good) on chasing debut, keeping on when blundering two out; open to improvement and high on the list.

3/1

2nd

3

27th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

14:50 Fakenham

Macfin

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last term, still looking inexperienced when runner-up in 2m4f Huntingdon novice in March; yard going very well, so he rates an interesting prospect now stepped up in trip for his first go over fences.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 63F25U

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Fair 2m Flat winner but he's failed to go on in three runs over fences this term, unseating at the sixth after a bad error at Huntingdon 22 days ago; visor goes back on now; bit to prove.

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7th

7

9th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Ship Of The Fen

11st 4lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Ian Williams

Four-time Flat winner yet to win over jumps; very nearly put that right at Ludlow (3m, good) but in a weaker race than this and he produced some unconvincing leaps along the way; will do well to go one better in this deeper contest.

10/1

2nd

2

22nd Nov 2021

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:05 Ludlow

Ship Of The Fen

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Four-time Flat winner who is 0-11 over jumps; well held in his last two completed starts over fences but he's still unexposed in this sphere and looks well handicapped on his chase debut second at Uttoxeter in September; conditions should be fine here and he's a big player if he can get back near his best.

100/30

3rd

4

27th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

14:50 Fakenham

Ship Of The Fen

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Fair 2m Flat winner but he's failed to go on in three runs over fences this term, unseating at the sixth after a bad error at Huntingdon 22 days ago; visor goes back on now; bit to prove.

10/1

Form: 442211 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Thriving at present and she bids for a hat-trick after 3m Huntingdon chase win and 3m1f Plumpton hurdle success this month; 11lb higher than for her latest success, but she's still not taken lightly.

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4

15th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:22 Stratford

Achy Breaky Heart

10st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

7th

6

5th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:15 Huntingdon

Achy Breaky Heart

11st 1lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Form: 454343

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden hurdler/chaser who has made the frame on his last four starts over fences; he's still hard to make a case for here, though, from 9lb out of the handicap.

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5th

8

27th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

14:50 Fakenham

Game In The Park

10st 0lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Neil King

Poor maiden hurdler/chaser who has made the frame on his last four starts over fences; he's still hard to make a case for here, though, from 9lb out of the handicap.

40/1

3rd

5

5th Oct 2021

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Game In The Park

10st 0lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Neil King

0-9 in points and 0-17 under rules; however, has run the odd decent race over fences, he stays well and Kai Lenihan's claim takes care of being 9lb out of the weights.

8/1

4th

4

19th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Game In The Park

10st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

0-25 under codes, including eight chases and nine points; will find this much easier than recent assignment in useful novice chase, though, and his spring form suggests he can be competitive off this career-low mark.

7/1

Form: 445-3F BF

Last run: 91 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise over fences without getting his head in front for Olly Murphy, and he was in the process of making an encouraging start for his new yard when he fell heavily at the 12th in 3m Perth handicap chase in July; off three months and well worth considering.

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4th

6

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Seemingly So

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

pressed leader, hit 11th, ridden after 4 out, lost second 3 out, weakening when awkward jump last

10/1

15

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Seemingly So

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Won low-grade event here in the spring (2m5f, good; first-time tongue-tie) but hasn't fired on recent outings and faces a tough assignment from 3lb out of the weights today.

50/1

4th

6

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

15:10 Musselburgh

Seemingly So

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: L J Morgan

Won over C&D (soft) in February and at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) in May; runner-up twice in a row this summer and he's on a competitive mark, but he's been well beaten the last twice and has to turn things around.

6/1

Form: 53-552

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Yet to get his head in front but he arrives in decent nick, runner-up (after second wind op) in 2m6f Uttoxeter handicap chase 24 days ago; can't be ruled out off a 2lb lower mark.

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5

27th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

14:50 Fakenham

Sunny Express

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Warren Greatrex

Yet to get his head in front but he arrives in decent nick, runner-up (after second wind op) in 2m6f Uttoxeter handicap chase 24 days ago; can't be ruled out off a 2lb lower mark.

8/1

2nd

3

3rd Oct 2021

Good

2m 6f 108y

Class 5

13:12 Uttoxeter

Sunny Express

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

0-14, including six defeats over fences; has claims on some placed efforts and has undergone wind surgery since below his best the last twice; trip/ground fine and enters the equation.

8/1

Form: /538P-

Last run: 234 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Ended last term very much out of sorts, pulled up when he reverted to hurdles in Huntingdon handicap in March; veteran who has lots to prove back chasing on his seasonal return.

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7

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Moroval

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Tracey Leeson

Mainly disappointing since winning off this mark over C&D at 100-1 in November 2022 (soft); would be a surprise winner again.

66/1

5th

10

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Moroval

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Tracey Leeson

1-35 under rules, the win in November 2022; that was C&D but he's not done much at this track in his two outings this term; 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

6th

7

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

12:10 Southwell

Moroval

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Tracey Leeson

Only 1-34 under rules and was pulled up behind Ali Star Bert here last time; well out of the weights.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £281.00
Straight Forecast £287.00
Tricast £2965.80
Trifecta £3802.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Achy Breaky Heart

SPOTLIGHT:

Macfin

RP Ratings:

Seemingly So

The Times:

Tommie Beau

WEST COUNTRY:

Macfin

The Sun:

Macfin

The Star:

Macfin

POSTDATA:

Achy Breaky Heart

Telegraph:

Achy Breaky Heart

The Guardian:

Achy Breaky Heart

Daily Mail:

Achy Breaky Heart

Daily Mirror:

Achy Breaky Heart

Daily Record:

Achy Breaky Heart

Daily Express:

Seemingly So