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13:35 Catterick

Soft

Happy New Year From Vickers Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7079.8
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 6m 50s
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Happy New Year From Vickers Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7/4-P2

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdle winner (2m5f/2m7f, good/soft) who returned to form over fences at Ascot (3m, good) in November on his second start back from an absence; he was the only other finisher behind an easy winner and it's hard to pin down what he achieved, but he's nevertheless respected today.

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

17th

14

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Rapper

10st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

10yo whose form is up and down but he's won over Cheltenham's stiff, extended 3m2f and has hinted on occasions that this sort of test may suit; stayed on well for second at Ascot (3m, good to soft) in February; prominent when falling at Cheltenham Festival last time; not ruled out each-way.

20/1

10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Rapper

11st 7lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Henry Daly

Has an inconsistent profile and was pulled up in this race last year (reportedly bled from the nose); however, he won over C&D (soft) last January and returned to form with this visor back on when runner-up at Ascot (3m, good to soft) last month; each-way claims if again on a going day.

20/1

2nd

7

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Rapper

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Henry Daly

prominent

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -02247

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Reduced mark appeals on his best Irish form and he was runner-up on his stable debut at Cartmel last May; however, he's been unable to threaten the last twice and is now 0-10 over fences; also has stamina to prove today.

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

8th

5

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:05 Cartmel

Thatsy

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

0-18 over fences; fair sixth at Kelso three starts ago but well beaten twice since and not as good as he was;had wind surgery since latest run.

16/1

4th

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:05 Hexham

Thatsy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Useful in his prime but has regressed and become very inconsistent; dropped out of contention very tamely in straight at Perth last month and needs a boost from today's headgear switch.

9/1

6th

1

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:00 Perth

Thatsy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

prominent on inner

10/1

Form: 111122 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Landed hurdle hat-trick last May and returned with another win on chase debut at Fakenham (3m, good) in October; has gone close over fences the next twice (3m2f, good/soft) and this progressive 7yo has solid claims.

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

Form: 10/P/7

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced point and maiden hurdle winner, formerly with Paul Nicholls; tailed off on last month's chase and stable debut at Newcastle, following a long absence, and he's probably best watched for now.

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

2

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:50 Hexham

Trevelyns Corn

11st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Yet to win over fences but acts well over C&D and heavy ground has tested him on last two starts, finding little in the closing stages when last seen in March (cheekpieces added, retained today); this less draining ground can suit; thereabouts again.

9/2

4th

1

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Trevelyns Corn

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

His jumping wasn't great over C&D (heavy) a fortnight ago but he nevertheless returned to form with that second to Ex S'Elance, and the first-time cheekpieces could help him find greater fluency today; player.

7/2

2nd

1

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Trevelyns Corn

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Hurdles winner for Paul Nicholls in March 2019 (2m4f, good to soft); not as good over fences so far although twice runner-up to a progressive sort over 2m4f/2m5f last season (one here); won a point on heavy and interesting back down in trip.

10/1

Form: 263-14

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Clear with a progressive runner-up on chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; subsequent fourth at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) was a bit underwhelming but he lost two shoes; won on soft ground over hurdles and retains potential in this sphere.

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

7th

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Castle Robin

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner; 4-12 over fences, the latest win gained off 2lb higher over C&D (good to soft) in February 2023; shaped as if retaining all his ability at Doncaster on reappearance, and less positive tactics seemed to backfire over a longer trip at Musselburgh next time; should have optimum conditions here and he's high on the list.

11/2

6th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Castle Robin

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Charlie Longsdon

midfield

10/1

5th

6

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Castle Robin

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

His form was up and down last season but he's just 2lb higher than when winning at Sandown (3m, good to soft) in February and has also won over this C&D; goes well fresh and could have a part to play.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: -12313 D BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Made it two wins (2m6f/3m1f, good/good to firm) from four chase runs when scoring at Hereford in October and had an excuse when tailed off at Hereford in November (bled from nose); hard to be overly confident here and he's unproven on soft, but no surprise if he gets back on track with a good run.

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

0

1

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

No Anxiety

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

Posted a good RPR of 126 in winning a small-field handicap chase at Hereford two years ago but has achieved precious little in just three subsequent starts, the latest a novice hurdle following a long absence; well handicapped if as good as he was.

3/1

4th

4

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

No Anxiety

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Placed over hurdles before raising his game over fences, twice posting a useful RPR of 126; stays 3m+ well so could find this trip on the sharp side back hurdling and his absence is a further concern.

7/2

3

1st Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

13:35 Catterick

No Anxiety

10st 11lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

Made it two wins (2m6f/3m1f, good/good to firm) from four chase runs when scoring at Hereford in October and had an excuse when tailed off at Hereford in November (bled from nose); hard to be overly confident here and he's unproven on soft, but no surprise if he gets back on track with a good run.

11/4

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Straight Forecast £125.50
Trifecta £214.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tommie Beau

LAMBOURN:

No Anxiety

The Star:

Rapper

TOPSPEED:

Thatsy

Daily Express:

No Anxiety

RP Ratings:

Tommie Beau

POSTDATA:

Tommie Beau

The Times:

Tommie Beau

Telegraph:

Tommie Beau

The Guardian:

Tommie Beau

Daily Mail:

Tommie Beau

Daily Mirror:

Tommie Beau

The Sun:

Tommie Beau

Daily Record:

Rapper