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Good To Soft

Seeyouatmidnight Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Leg 9 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 22s
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Seeyouatmidnight Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Leg 9 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.90
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 9/26P- D

Last run: 248 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced in recent years; often goes well fresh, and he's now 1lb lower than when beaten a head at Ascot on last year's reappearance; that was his first run after a wind operation, and he's had another over the summer; commands respect in his first veterans' chase.

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1

6th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Wandrin Star

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Pulled up the last twice and has always struggled with his consistency, but he's a very capable chaser off this sort of mark when on a going day; the ground will be fine.

16/1

7

16th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Warwick

Wandrin Star

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

midfield

10/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 336U-3

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who hasn't won since 2017 but ran creditably from the front when third at Chepstow (3m, good) last month; closely matched with Vivas on that form, and no reason why he won't make another bold bid.

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4

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Dancing Shadow

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Victor Dartnall

Teenager who hasn't won since 2017 but retains a fair amount of ability and was running respectably this term until pulled up in the Veterans' Final at Sandown; has plenty of form at this sort of trip; possibilities off a reduced mark dropped in grade.

11/2

13

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Dancing Shadow

10st 0lb

Finished in front of Gwencily Berbas when second here in November but was unable to confirm those placings at Exeter, extending his long losing run; no win since 2017 and looks set for minor honours at best.

16/1

4th

6

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Dancing Shadow

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

12yo whose losing sequence stretches back 20 races to November 2017 but he runs off the same mark as when third in this last year (soft), and when runner-up at Sandown (3m, good to soft) last month; every chance he'll be in the mix once more.

8/1

Form: 397-32 D

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Winless since June 2017 but he has had only two goes for David Pipe, running creditably when second of eight at Kelso on latest in May; versatile in terms of the ground and 3m is probably his optimum trip these days; big player tackling a veterans' race for the first time.

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3rd

5

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

Gwencily Berbas

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Inconsistent nowadays but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February and is now only 2lb above that mark; could have a say.

5/1

7th

12

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Gwencily Berbas

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Thorough stayer who proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February; again ran well over that C&D last month but is not very consistent and may not be seen to the same effect here.

16/1

3rd

8

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Gwencily Berbas

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made it 2-2 over C&D when emerging from off the pace to win ridden out last month; for one who struggles with his consistency, it was encouraging that he posted the same RPR when third to a progressive winner at Wetherby (3m7f); back here he has to be of strong interest.

7/1

Form: 45514- D BF

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Notoriously difficult to win with but he ended a lengthy losing streak when the cosy winner of a 3m veterans' race at Ascot (good) in March, and he was far from disgraced at Cheltenham next time; fourth in this race last year and now 7lb lower; shortlisted.

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4th

2

7th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:15 Sandown

Singlefarmpayment

11st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Henry Oliver

Notoriously difficult to win with but he ended a lengthy losing streak when the cosy winner of a 3m veterans' race at Ascot (good) in March, and he was far from disgraced at Cheltenham next time; fourth in this race last year and now 7lb lower; shortlisted.

9/2

Form: 2440-3 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

High-class chaser in his prime in Ireland, but he seems on the downgrade and was tailed off at Cartmel when last seen in August; falling in the weights but needs recent wind surgery to trigger a revival.

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4

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

15:55 Warwick

Sub Lieutenant

11st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Nowhere near the force of old and little encouragement when last seen in December (tried in blinkers, removed here); down 6lb but leap of faith needed to support him.

33/1

8

16th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:40 Exeter

Sub Lieutenant

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

High class in his prime in Ireland and still useful last December on first run for new connections; however, his remote finish in the Grand National preceded heavy defeats in August and November; had wind surgery before latest start; now tries blinkers instead of usual cheekpieces.

25/1

5th

3

7th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:15 Sandown

Sub Lieutenant

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

High-class chaser in his prime in Ireland, but he seems on the downgrade and was tailed off at Cartmel when last seen in August; falling in the weights but needs recent wind surgery to trigger a revival.

18/1

Form: 521311 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who has collected three wins this season, most recently when bolting up at Wincanton (3m1f, good to firm) in October; an 8lb rise means he now runs off a career-high mark, but he's evidently in excellent nick.

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6th

3

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Mr Mafia

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Bold-jumping front-runner who is best suited by good ground; proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when scoring at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in July, his ninth chase win, but has become very inconsistent and needs to bounce back from two poor performances.

14/1

6th

1

6th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

13:45 Fontwell

Mr Mafia

12st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, led but pestered, carried right before 12th

10/1

Form: PPF-U2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Completed only two of his six races last season but he ran well when 3l second of ten in veterans' race at Chepstow (3m, good) last time, staying on well from the rear; still looks well treated off 2lb higher and he has to be respected.

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4th

6

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Vivas

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't won since September 2019 but has put together four solid efforts this year, the latest when second at Ludlow last month; might be vulnerable for win purposes again but should certainly figure.

9/2

2nd

2

23rd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Vivas

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

100/30

3rd

3

20th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

14:40 Ludlow

Vivas

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't won since September 2019 but put up a bold show at Newbury 18 days ago, only giving best at the final fence; tongue-strap, missing on latest four starts, returns and that ought to help (all wins when wearing one).

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £509.00
Straight Forecast £479.60
Trifecta £2383.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gwencily Berbas

POSTDATA:

Mr Mafia

TOPSPEED:

Wandrin Star

Daily Mail:

Singlefarmpayment

Telegraph:

Vivas

The Times:

Wandrin Star

RP Ratings:

Gwencily Berbas

WEST COUNTRY:

Gwencily Berbas

Daily Mirror:

Gwencily Berbas

Daily Record:

Gwencily Berbas

Daily Express:

Singlefarmpayment

The Sun:

Mr Mafia

The Star:

Mr Mafia