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14:20 Plumpton

Soft

Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £16338
  • 3m 4f 102y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 7m 52s
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Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Handicap Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: /49-P3 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who remains a maiden over fences, albeit after only four attempts; his inexperience showed when 9l behind I See You Well here last time (3m1f) and he'll need to jump better in the new headgear (replacing cheekpieces).

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1

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Go Whatever

12st 4lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Anthony Ward-Thomas

1

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Go Whatever

12st 6lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Anthony Ward-Thomas

Lightly raced 9yo who made the grade over hurdles and was going the right way over fences when winning the Sussex National at Plumpton last January (3m4f, soft); pulled up next time and now owner-trained; headgear left off and he's likely to come on for the run.

16/1

9

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Go Whatever

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Dual hurdle winner who was a maiden over fences but he put that right in no uncertain terms when winning Plumpton's Sussex National (3m4f, soft) by a comfortable 7l from Pemberley; jumped better that day in the first-time visor and, all things considered, a 7lb rise could have been a lot worse; won on heavy and is a must for the shortlist.

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: /32-21

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Perhaps in need of the run when giving chase to a progressive winner on his reappearance and he then went one better at Warwick (3m, soft), digging deep up the straight with the front two a distance clear; 6lb rise fair enough all things considered and he has potential at this longer trip; a must for the shortlist.

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1

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Pemberley

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

led but pestered, headed and lost ground after 3 out, soon in touch with leaders

8/1

8

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Pemberley

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up, despite suffering bad interference, at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft); hasn't touched on that form since (with and without cheekpieces) and his strike-rate of 2-22 is becoming a concern.

8/1

3rd

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

Pemberley

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Course winner over hurdles; gave a good show, despite suffering bad interference, when runner-up at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft) and although he hasn't performed well over further since, he has a mixed record at best over extreme tests; should be competitive.

3/1

16/1

  • Place: £8.90

Form: 31-128 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Has won three times since joining Peter Bowen and in the process proven his stamina for a test of this nature; probably still on a reasonable mark but has to bounce back from a quiet effort in the Sussex National won by Salty Boy.

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2

14th Nov 2022

Good

3m 4f 102y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Game Line

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Five-time winner over fences and a thorough stayer; runner-up over 2m7f and 3m1f during the summer and even those trips were on the sharp side for him; this is a better fit, but he can be inconsistent.

5/2

5th

7

15th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

16:00 Uttoxeter

Game Line

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

raced in last, shaken up after 13th, some headway before 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and lost ground after 3 out (usual 4 out), rallying when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

Form: 1111U5

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won four of his 11 chase starts in France, the wins between 2m2f and 2m5f; unseated early when 66-1 for the Becher (stable debut) and then ran just okay to be a 7l fifth at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy); not convinced about him staying this long a trip.

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9

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

El Paso Wood

11st 7lb

J: Mr R James

T: Colin Bowe

Nine-time winner, six in France, three for David Pipe; struggling in points this season; last of three finishers on most recent outing.

50/1

4th

6

20th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

El Paso Wood

11st 3lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

led, headed and raced in second 3rd, lost second and prominent and 7th, ridden before 17th, outpaced and well held from 2 out

3/1

1st

1

7th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:15 Uttoxeter

El Paso Wood

12st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

led, raced in second when headed after 12th, prominent after 14th, made strong challenge 4 out, soon ridden, led 3 out, stayed on

4/1

Form: P-053P

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on old form and he's only an 8yo, but he does make life hard for himself by either racing lazily or jumping moderately; too chancy.

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4

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Eragon De Chanay

11st 1lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Not as good as he was but finally got off the mark over fences when narrowly landing Wincanton novice handicap in January; in front when unseating his rider at the 12th fence at Sandown 13 days ago but might prove vulnerable here.

5/2

4

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:30 Sandown

Eragon De Chanay

12st 0lb

J: Tpr Benson Kattenhorn

T: Gary Moore

Belatedly opened his chase account at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in January, then ran creditably at Kempton last time; dual winner at Sandown over hurdles; could go well.

6/1

Form: 241-61 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Was enhancing his excellent course record when a 5l winner over 3m1f (good to soft) here three weeks ago, for which he has been raised a fair 5lb; stays this far and he was going ominously well when unseating in this race three years ago; possibilities.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when runner-up over 3m1f here last month and followed that with a sterling effort under top weight back chasing over 2m3f (the winner Fame And Fun runs 1.30); this is more his trip but he faces another big ask under a welter burden.

9/1

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when a 10l second here last time and debatable what he achieved with only three getting round; had been struggling over fences so, despite his good course record, it's hard to be confident.

3/1

2nd

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

I See You Well

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, went second after 4 out, no chance with winner before 2 out

8/1

Form: P12P-3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

A three-time winner over fences and ran a cracker when faring best of a few in this field to be third in Sandown's London National a month ago (3m5f, good to soft; copes with softer); looked as though he might win before jumping the last slowly and he's a major player off the same mark.

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1st

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

7/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Not the horse of old (winless since December 2020) and a poor run last month to forgive; in the frame in a Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire (last year) and two London Nationals over the years, however, and ought not fail for stamina; first ever drop into a class 5 handicap.

15/8

Form: P4-12P CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

In the form of his life when winning this two years ago and the following month he also added the Devon National; has since become hard to predict and, after steadying the ship with solid efforts back-to-back, he had another off-day at Sandown a month ago; this mark is tough, no matter what form he's in.

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1

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

17:34 Haydock

Christmas In April

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Colin Tizzard

7

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:15 Newbury

Christmas In April

10st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Currently well treated, having gained last two wins off 2lb higher; has lost his form in last three runs but this switch to veteran company may help to prompt a revival; not ruled out.

8/1

5th

3

3rd Feb 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

16:10 Wincanton

Christmas In April

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Won at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last May and returned with a good second at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October; however, he's been a long way below that level the last twice over 3m4f/3m5f (has stayed that far in the past); needs a boost from the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

10/1

Form: 125-80

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Commands attention on his winning form in France, albeit at trips shy of 3m; however, his three efforts for Dr Richard Newland left plenty to be desired, the most recent when 40-1 for the Grand Sefton at Aintree; not crying out to be backed following another change of scenery; one of five runners for these connections.

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5

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Al Roc

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Pipe

Tough sort who won four handicaps at around 2m5f (good) between May-July but he's generally struggled since last success and was a remote last of three at Leicester last time; takes a big drop back in grade but he's never won over this far and others are preferred.

14/1

3rd

4

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 2

15:10 Leicester

Al Roc

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Tough sort having scored four times during a very busy 2022 (has raced 23 times this year); however, has proved far from consistent since the last success; receives plenty of weight from his rivals, having dropped to a handy mark, but not sure what to expect.

20/1

10

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Al Roc

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: David Pipe

This will be his 23rd race of 2022; registered four wins in May-July at around 2m4f-2m5f but has run with credit in only one of his last nine starts (three runs back); despite his fall in the weights, he does not look the percentage call; connections run four.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-314U

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won five times in France at shorter distances than this; ran well for a long way in the 2m5f Grand Sefton over Aintree's big fences and was still travelling well when departing in the 3m2f Becher there, albeit a good way from home; probably on a competitive mark but stamina suspicions for this marathon trip remain.

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10

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Via Dolorosa

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

midfield on outer

40/1

0

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

14:40 Fakenham

Via Dolorosa

12st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

4

8th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Via Dolorosa

11st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Won in France in October on second start back from an absence and he's on a competitive mark on British form as recent as last May; however, this 11yo was pulled up in France last month and others are more compelling.

50/1

Form: 63-315 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Close sixth 12 months ago off the same mark; back to approaching his very best in winning Fontwell's Sussex National (3m3f, good; responded well for pressure) in November and when 11l off the winner in the London National at Sandown he made a bad mistake just as things were hotting up; respected on ground he handles.

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4

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:20 Plumpton

Salty Boy

11st 2lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Close sixth 12 months ago off the same mark; back to approaching his very best in winning Fontwell's Sussex National (3m3f, good; responded well for pressure) in November and when 11l off the winner in the London National at Sandown he made a bad mistake just as things were hotting up; respected on ground he handles.

7/1

5th

8

4th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 4f 166y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Salty Boy

10st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Shaped well here last November on stable/British debut; third in two notable handicaps last winter, including the Eider at Newcastle (4m1f, soft), and he got off the mark as a chaser when asserting in good style on the run-in in the Southern National at Fontwell (3m3f, good) three weeks ago; back up 5lb but on the shortlist.

6/1

1st

5

14th Nov 2021

Good

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

15:10 Fontwell

Salty Boy

10st 9lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Thorough stayer as he showed when third in the Eider at Newcastle (4m1f, soft) in February; 0-12 over fences, however, and recent reappearance run at Lingfield was only fair; usual cheekpieces return; others appeal more.

9/2

Form: -80386 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Non-runner

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Coup De Pinceau

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: G Hiscock

Better round of jumping than Law Of Gold when just denying him in this under George Hiscock in 2022 (good); current wellbeing underlined by a win (3m4f) and second in two soft-ground Cothelstone opens of late.

14/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Coup De Pinceau

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

Thorough stayer who won a 4m hunter chase at Cheltenham last year; has found life tougher in handicaps but ran well last time and a positive ride is probable given his assured stamina.

7/2

1

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Coup De Pinceau

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Form: 1P5-P8 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Was winning for a fifth time in six starts when a 2l winner of this race 12 months ago (on soft) off a 3lb higher mark; has been nowhere near as good in his four subsequent appearances and there was no light at the end of the tunnel last time at Sandown; returns with a great deal to prove.

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2

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Seaston Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Won the Sussex National (3m4f, soft) two years ago off 15lb higher; there has been nothing to celebrate lately, however.

40/1

12

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Seaston Spirit

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Oliver Sherwood

5

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Seaston Spirit

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Thorough stayer who won last season's Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) off a 10lb higher mark; mainly disappointing since but is well treated as a result; visor now tried instead of blinkers but others stronger.

16/1

Form: 12312P

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Had a lot of racing in France, winning five of his 32 starts over fences; was pulled up on his debut for these connections in the Becher Chase and, allowed to go off at 100-1, no better was seemingly expected of him; the stable has better chances.

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Form: 15-P86 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Defied this mark as a hurdler but it's been a very ropey start to his chase career with him beaten a distance in his two completions (latterly in the race here won by I See You Well); all depends on what effect the visor may have.

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11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Blame The Game

11st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Dangerously well handicapped on last season's form but his struggles continued at Haydock only two weeks ago; has a lot more to prove than some of these.

16/1

6th

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Blame The Game

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

His reduced mark appeals on form as recent as last April but he's struggled to get competitive this season and needs to raise his game.

14/1

0

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Blame The Game

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, raced in second before 6th

9/2

Form: 8407F4

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Modest strike-rate over fences when trained in France; fell on his final run for previous connections and his jumping lacked conviction on his debut for this yard at Wincanton (3m1f, good); this softer ground is probably a good thing but he has enough to prove on a few counts.

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3rd

1

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

8/1

4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £314.00
Straight Forecast £302.60
Tricast £6652.90
Trifecta £6968.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Eclair De Guye

WEST COUNTRY:

Salty Boy

LAMBOURN:

Seaston Spirit

TOPSPEED:

Eragon De Chanay

The Times:

I See You Well

Daily Record:

Pemberley

Daily Express:

Eclair De Guye

Daily Mirror:

Eclair De Guye

The Star:

Eclair De Guye

The Guardian:

Salty Boy

Daily Mail:

Seaston Spirit

POSTDATA:

Eragon De Chanay

Telegraph:

I See You Well