December 22 / 14.15 Ludlow

14.15 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Tanners Claret Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10129.56
  • 2m 7f 171y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 12s
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Tanners Claret Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: PP1P-3 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Mercurial character whose five runs last season comprised four pulled-ups and a C&D win; good third of 11 at Warwick (3m, good to soft) on reappearance, and if he builds on that he'll be in the mix.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

13th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

19:35 Aintree

Head To The Stars

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

3rd

4

28th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Head To The Stars

11st 8lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Three-time C&D winner, most recently in December (good to soft); posted another good effort here when second over C&D (soft) 25 days ago but probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark and today's quicker ground is probably not ideal.

7/2

2nd

3

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Head To The Stars

11st 6lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

11yo who has been better than ever this season and posted his third C&D win in December; the other two came in the last two runnings of this race (soft/good to soft); can be excused his well-beaten sixth in the 3m5f Classic at Warwick last time and there's plenty to like on his return here.

11/4

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4/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 1P2-66

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Below-par sixth in competitive events at Ascot and Aintree (21-runner Becher Chase) so far this season, but he showed up well for a long way in latter; now back to the same mark as when beaten a neck by the highly progressive Kitty's Light at Kelso (3m2f, good to soft) in March; very interesting contender for a stable in top form.
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18

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Didero Vallis

10st 1lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Venetia Williams

25/1

3rd

25

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Didero Vallis

10st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Venetia Williams

Runner-up at Ludlow in December but he's struggled on his four starts since, the latest at Sandown last Tuesday; wears first-time blinkers.

50/1

4th

1

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:30 Sandown

Didero Vallis

12st 5lb

J: Pte Alexandra Bell

T: Venetia Williams

Fairly useful on his day; comes with some risk, having been far from consistent this season, but has a good chance on these terms provided he's in top form; best recent effort when second at Ludlow in December.

5/2

Form: 153-53 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Just one win from eight attempts over fences but he shaped quite well when fifth to Dublin Four at Newbury (2m4f, good) on his reappearance; didn't go with much fluency after an early mistake last time but he's been dropped another 2lb and could have a say if seeing out today's longer trip.
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1

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

15:45 Chepstow

Smarty Wild

11st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

6

11th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Smarty Wild

11st 7lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Consistent sort whose sole chase win came here (2m4f, good to soft) last January, and he ran his best race of this season when runner-up over today's C&D (soft) last time out; clearly likes it here and he's a big player.

2/1

2nd

6

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton

Smarty Wild

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Very consistent and gained his only chasing success on this card a year ago; tends to come up short when the chips are down and no improvement for step up to 3m latest; on the premises but risky for win purposes.

7/2

Form: 2-5121 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles but better as a chaser and he gained a second win in this sphere at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; however, only two finished that day and he's now 3lb higher in a stronger contest; not discounted but will need another personal best.
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4th

1

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

15:55 Warwick

The Newest One

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Better chaser than hurdler as he underlined when winning at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; still in contention when making a mess of the second last on latest outing at Ludlow the following month; missed engagement at Lingfield last month because of unsuitable ground (heavy); potential for improvement over this marathon trip but no easy task under his big weight.

4/1

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

14:10 Lingfield

The Newest One

11st 13lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual chase winner in the autumn, latterly at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; better than bare form of subsequent Ludlow fourth (blundered at penultimate fence) and could have untapped potential over marathon trips.

4/1

4th

7

22nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

14:15 Ludlow

The Newest One

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

0-6 over hurdles but better as a chaser and he gained a second win in this sphere at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; however, only two finished that day and he's now 3lb higher in a stronger contest; not discounted but will need another personal best.

7/2

Form: 1-1347 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Winner of first two starts over fences, although they were three-runner events; below par on his last two outings and he needs to be revitalised by recent wind surgery (wears tongue-strap for the first time here).
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

15th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

16:00 Uttoxeter

Premier D’troice

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

in rear but in touch with leaders, headway after 13th, prominent 14th, pressed leader 3 out (usual 4 out), soon shaken up and led, pushed along and went clear before 2 out, kept on strongly, readily

4/1

2nd

3

4th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

18:10 Fontwell

Premier D’troice

11st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

4th

6

29th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Premier D’troice

11st 8lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Form: P-09FP CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Progressive last winter, winning four times (3m-3m5f), but he has shown little this season, pulling up at Exeter only six days ago; hard to fancy.
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7th

9

7th Apr 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:20 Ffos Las

Volcano

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Mostly out of form this season but was reportedly suited by being able to dominate when winning by 8l at favourite track Warwick (3m5f, good to soft) last month; still well handicapped on older form but it's questionable whether things will pan out so favourably for him here.

10/1

1st

9

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

15:55 Warwick

Volcano

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Proved his stamina when winning this race off 15lb higher last year (good to soft) but has not kicked on this season and was pulled up on soft ground at Exeter last time; very well treated after tumbling down the weights and perhaps the return to this track and the likely better ground may rejuvenate him.

6/1

9

25th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:50 Exeter

Volcano

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Four wins last season, up to 3m5f, but just hasn't found that form this term; slightly better in latest two starts but still beaten 25l+ in those and much better required to regain the winning thread.

20/1

Form: 3314-1

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Progressive 7yo; travelled smoothly when winning 11-runner race at Newbury (2m4f, good) on reappearance; should be at least as effective back at 3m, and a 5lb rise is by no means harsh; high on the list.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Dublin Four

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Going well enough when coming to grief four fences from home at Newbury in April; made amends three weeks later at Chepstow (2m3f, good) for which he has been raised 7lb; needs to find more to win this but that's by no means out of the question.

100/30

1st

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:20 Chepstow

Dublin Four

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Posted career-best performance when making smooth headway to score on seasonal debut at Newbury (2m4f, good) in November; failed to complete two of his three subsequent starts but ran quite well in valuable event in between and can pose a significant threat here if all goes to plan.

9/4

3

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

15:55 Newbury

Dublin Four

10st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Record of 2-4 at Newbury, the wins gained on good/good to soft, including a reappearance success in November (fell next time); soft going possibly wasn't ideal back here four weeks ago; interesting returned to forecast better ground.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £337.00
Straight Forecast £551.20
Trifecta £1987.00

Selections

The Times:

Dublin Four

POSTDATA:

The Newest One

TOPSPEED:

Smarty Wild

SPOTLIGHT:

Didero Vallis

RP Ratings:

Premier D'troice

The Star:

The Newest One

Daily Record:

The Newest One

Telegraph:

Dublin Four

The Guardian:

Dublin Four

Daily Mirror:

Dublin Four

WEST COUNTRY:

Smarty Wild

The Sun:

Smarty Wild

Daily Mail:

Didero Vallis

Daily Express:

Didero Vallis