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Good To Soft

bet365 Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7406.56
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 4m 58s
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bet365 Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £38.40
  • Place: £9.30

Form: 5-4476

Last run: 133 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

0-13 over fences in France but showed ability, and won over hurdles and on the Flat, and looks to be on a fair mark for this British debut having changed hands for 40,000euros in July; the betting may be informative.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-6114 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won on his final two runs for Denise Foster (2m/2m3f, good; chase debut on second occasion) and again ran well when not seeing out 2m7f at Worcester (good to soft) on recent stable debut; unexposed and could play a leading role now back down in distance; won a point on soft ground.

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2nd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:40 Uttoxeter

Corran Cross

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

prominent, dropped to midfield 5th, headway 10th, pushed along and went second before 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, headed run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

4th

6

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Corran Cross

11st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Irish point winner in 2019 (3m); has been campaigned mainly over shorter distances since then, latest win being over 2m4f at Haydock in April 2022 (good); excuses for two poor runs on last two starts, but a bit to prove now.

20/1

2

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Corran Cross

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

Won a valuable series final at Haydock in April off only 2lb lower (2m4f, good to soft); bit below that afterwards, though was reportedly ready for a break when pulled up in June; can go well fresh.

10/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2131-

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Made it two wins (2m, soft/good to soft) from three hurdle starts when scoring decisively on handicap debut at Sandown in March; needs to prove he can be effective at this trip, and over fences, but this lightly raced 5yo showed promise in a 3m point and possesses considerable potential.

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3rd

11

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Gericault Roque

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Almost certainly needed his reappearance outing over hurdles at Aintree behind stablemate Remastered; looks a chase winner waiting to happen, having produced form figures of 32222 in this sphere, the last two attempts in major handicaps (including the Ultima at Cheltenham in March; now better off with Corach Rambler); could well go one better.

13/2

5th

3

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

13:01 Aintree

Gericault Roque

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Progressive novice chaser last season, finishing second in the Ultima Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (3m1f, good to soft) in March; has had wind op since; 2-3 over hurdles in early 2021 (including a win on soft) and this 6yo is one to be interested back over hurdles on his reappearance.

7/2

2nd

24

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Gericault Roque

10st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Won handicap hurdle debut over 2m but stays much further and acquitted himself with great credit against improvers over fences at Newbury (3m2f) and Warwick (3m5f) the last twice, both on soft; will do well to break his chase duck from 5lb wrong; tongue-tie (tried twice last winter) refitted.

12/1

Form: 604P1-

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Left his handicap hurdle debut miles behind when winning at Warwick (2m5f, good) last time out in April; has shown promise on soft; this lightly raced point winner is open to further improvement now switched to fences.

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5

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Revels Hill

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent

13/2

3rd

8

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Revels Hill

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Harry Fry

Has a a solid record over extreme trips, namely a success at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last spring, creditable fourth (despite being badly hampered) in the London National over C&D in December and clear second behind Coolvalla at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) last month; may well have more to offer at this sort of distance; all rules wins under Kevin Brogan, who is back on board today; very appealing.

11/2

2nd

1

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Revels Hill

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Won at Taunton (2m7f and 3m4f) on his final starts of last season and has produced three solid efforts in defeat this term from 2m5f to 3m5f; cheekpieces did him no harm latterly when third in a strong 3m handicap at Ascot and this longer trip is probably a better fit these days.

2/1

Form: -30541 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent this season but returned to form to win at Bangor (2m4f, good) last time out in August and he's not handicapped out of things, now back up 5lb, if producing another good run; has also won on soft.

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7th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

14:44 Haydock

Tanarpino

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

3rd

1

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Tanarpino

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

Inconsistent and pulled up at Haydock last time in December; however, earlier that month he was a close second at Bangor (3m, soft), and he won there (2m4f, good) last August; capable of playing a part if on a going day.

6/1

2

21st Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:05 Carlisle

Tanarpino

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Has won seven times under rules and was back to something like his best when a close second at Bangor (3m) two starts ago; the ground was soft that day but it wasn't his first poor effort on heavy when pulled up at Haydock subsequently; sufficient doubts on that score to turn elsewhere.

16/1

Form: 23-314 D BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Carlisle nine days ago but that doesn't tell the full story as he failed to settle and still looked a threat at the bottom of the straight; won at Uttoxeter the time before and could have a part to play provided he doesn't use up too much energy early in the race.

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7th

9

12th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Worcester

Palixandre

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Didn't get home after travelling strongly at Carlisle last month and never really got involved at Wetherby nine days later; now has a point to prove but his ready win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in September was a good performance and he's only 1lb higher here.

8/1

6th

13

30th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

12:20 Wetherby

Palixandre

10st 1lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Tailed off at Carlisle nine days ago but that doesn't tell the full story as he failed to settle and still looked a threat at the bottom of the straight; won at Uttoxeter the time before and could have a part to play provided he doesn't use up too much energy early in the race.

12/1

4th

10

21st Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Carlisle

Palixandre

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Off the mark over fences at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) six weeks ago, coming from off the pace to win readily; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive and this right-handed track should also suit; high on the list.

4/1

Form: 6U3P23 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Having tumbled down the weights he returned to form when second of five to Palixandre at Uttoxeter last month; enters calculations on that form but a lesser effort followed at Exeter and this regressive 9yo needs to up his game in first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) today.

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4th

5

14th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Fontwell

Sizing At Midnight

11st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Colin Tizzard

Won off a 10lb higher mark over 3m just over a year ago; 0-12 in the meantime and his second at Uttoxeter in September has proved a false dawn; the blinkers that did nothing for him last time are retained but joined by a tongue-tie; risky.

6/1

7th

9

30th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

12:20 Wetherby

Sizing At Midnight

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Having tumbled down the weights he returned to form when second of five to Palixandre at Uttoxeter last month; enters calculations on that form but a lesser effort followed at Exeter and this regressive 9yo needs to up his game in first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) today.

8/1

3rd

7

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Sizing At Midnight

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Seemed to lose his confidence after back-to-back falls last season so it was good to see him run better when second at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good), albeit in a small field; would prefer further ideally but he's on a dangerous mark.

9/2

Form: PF-751 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

10yo who had been struggling for a while but bounced back for in-form yard with a win at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) this month; a 4lb rise isn't harsh and he's a player if that return to form was no one-off.

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5

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Templehills

11st 10lb

J: Jack Savage

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

5th

1

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

14:40 Stratford

Templehills

11st 13lb

J: Jack Savage

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual course winner (2m5f/2m6f, good/good to soft); showed he can still be competitive from this mark when under 4l second in a 0-120 here (2m6f, good) latest; slight drop in grade should help; player.

3/1

2nd

5

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

13:00 Stratford

Templehills

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, hit 8th, hung left from 2 out, pushed along when lost second home turn, ridden after last, soon went second again, always held

5/1

Form: 7111-4 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who was on a roll at the end of last season, winning three in a row (2m3f-2m5f, good-heavy); didn't run badly in a 0-140 over C&D on recent reappearance and could show the benefit of that run today now dropped back into a 0-125 with his usual cheekpieces back on.

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5th

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Road Warrior

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Took advantage of a reduced mark on his second run after wind surgery when making all to score by 12l at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; back up 7lb in the weights but he remains well treated on his best form and is versatile ground-wise; major player again.

7/4

1st

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Road Warrior

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

made all, set steady pace

11/1

4th

3

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Road Warrior

11st 13lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won four chases in 2011 but hasn't really fired this season; had another wind op last month and is too well handicapped to rule out but needs to up his game.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7/P4P-

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on his 2019 hurdle form and lightly raced since; market check advised on reappearance but he struggled last season, including on his sole chase start, and has plenty to prove today.

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2nd

3

7th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:15 Uttoxeter

Tedham

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

pressed leader, went third after 10th, pushed along after 15th, ridden after 4 out, went second again 2 out, soon held, stayed on

13/8

1st

2

22nd Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Uttoxeter

Tedham

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, led narrowly after 5th, hit 14th, kept on well from 2 out, comfortably

15/8

2nd

5

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Worcester

Tedham

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Very well handicapped on old hurdle form but has been in the doldrums for a while now and was pulled up on both previous attempts at chasing; returns from break here; needs to get career back on track.

10/1

Form: 21-135 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

His best form has come over shorter and he was tailed off at Uttoxeter about four weeks ago; however, he may have needed that first run since May and he won two in a row in spring (2m/2m1f, good); has also won on soft ground; not ruled out.

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4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Valence DAumont

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won three good-ground chases in 2021 (2m-2m4f) but, following a long absence, has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; revival needed.

33/1

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Valence DAumont

11st 3lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

in touch with leaders

25/1

9th

1

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Valence DAumont

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Well beaten over hurdles in the autumn following a long absence; this 10yo needs to prove how much ability he retains but chasing is his optimum discipline; market check advised now back over fences.

33/1

Form: P56664 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on old form for Paul Nicholls but this 10yo was pulled up in February on his final outing for that yard and he's been unable to get competitive for his new stable.

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3rd

1

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 4

16:10 Cartmel

Brelan DAs

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, pushed along and went third 3 out, ridden but no extra run-in

11/8

1st

2

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

15:20 Cartmel

Brelan DAs

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, mistake and dropped to rear 7th, recovered after 5 out, pushed along after last, soon went second, led and ran on well inside final furlong, readily

9/2

3rd

2

28th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 4

16:29 Cartmel

Brelan DAs

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

20/1

Form: 35284- D

Last run: 221 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Not at this best on his last two starts in March but he's on a competitive mark on his peak form earlier last season and reappears with his trainer firmly among the winners.

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4th

4

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Caboy

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Off the mark in Britain when arriving late at Wetherby last month (2m5f, good); his Newcastle second (2m4f, heavy) off this 3lb higher mark was no backward step and this belated return to further shouldn't be too big an issue.

9/4

2nd

1

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Caboy

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Quite consistent and off the mark in Britain at the 18th attempt when swooping late at Wetherby this month; 3lb rise neither here nor there and expert at completing but overall record suggests he may prove vulnerable.

6/4

1st

5

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 5

14:05 Wetherby

Caboy

11st 3lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

10l runner-up at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January and occupied the same position at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on good ground; however, it looked to be a weak race last time and this 11yo is now 0-17 since arriving from France; may again find some others to be too good.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £2752.00
Straight Forecast £2544.60
Tricast £9941.30
Trifecta £19124.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Gericault Roque

SPOTLIGHT:

Corran Cross

Telegraph:

Revels Hill

The Sun:

Tedham

POSTDATA:

Sizing At Midnight

Daily Mirror:

Tanarpino

Daily Mail:

Gericault Roque

Daily Express:

Gericault Roque

The Star:

Gericault Roque

The Times:

Corran Cross

The Guardian:

Corran Cross

Daily Record:

Corran Cross