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15:00 Lingfield

Heavy

Fleur De Lys Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £78045
  • 2m 6f 10y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 5m 43s
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Fleur De Lys Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.30
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 313U-1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Classy handicapper with form figures of 13U1 since fitted with cheekpieces, most recently defying top weight in gutsy fashion at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); not sure how strong that form is with his pursuers making mistakes and this is a step up the ladder for him.

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1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Two For Gold

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

It's possible it was the return to Ascot that prompted a revival a fortnight ago, but that close second (3m, good) also coincided with the application of a tongue-tie (retained) and he's a strong contender if repeating that latest form; also effective on heavy going and won on sole visit here.

5/2

2

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Two For Gold

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Pulled up/tailed off elsewhere on last three starts and has plenty to prove regarding current form, but he's 1lb lower than when winning this last year (good to soft) and was a good second over C&D on his reappearance in November; could stage a revival now back here in a first-time tongue-tie.

9/2

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Two For Gold

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Smart in his prime and proved he retains most of his ability when second in major handicap at Ascot (3m, soft) on seasonal debut in November; didn't fire in last month's Veterans' Final but still enters calculations.

14/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 111-31 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Trailblazing front-runner who took his form to a new level in completing a hat-trick over 2m5f at Ascot last season (soft/heavy), including level-weight scores over Itchy Feet and Master Tommytucker; was behind the latter there on his reappearance but looked back to himself when defying top weight in a handicap hurdle at Newbury over Christmas; not passed over lightly.

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7th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Close second in the 2023 Stayer's Hurdle at Cheltenham but didn't fare nearly so well in the latest running of that prize and he was a distant sixth in this contest 12 months ago; although a good stayer on his day, he's not the percentage call.

16/1

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Ran a stormer at 40-1 when close second to Sire Du Berlais in this race last year (soft); in solid form this term, winning the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury (3m, good to soft) before making the frame in the Grade 1 Long Walk at Ascot (3m, good) and Grade 2 Cleeve here (3m, good to soft); he's 11 now and needs to build on this season's efforts, but his cause may be aided if he's back on soft ground; he's an each-way possible once more.

20/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led narrowly

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: /12P-P

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Mud-loving grey; it was unlike him to run so poorly at Haydock last time and, whilst he would have preferred a softer surface in the Betfair Chase, one of his three previous victories in that Grade 1 was on good ground; therefore, now has a bit to prove after two non-completions and it's a long time since he ran over a trip shy of 3m.

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11th

1

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Bristol De Mai

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Three-time winner of the Betfair Chase here (3m, good/heavy); this 12yo isn't the force of old, as evidenced by his fourth place in that Grade 1 last time out, but he's dropped down the weights; awarded this race last year (winner demoted due to banned substance in sample) and he's respected.

11/2

Form: 253-22

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Has not always been the most fluent of jumpers but better in that department this season (cheekpieces probably a factor) and trying to concede 4lb to top novice Bravemansgame was always going to be tough at Haydock last time (2m5f); Grade 1 winner at 2m4f who probably stays this far and heavy ground won't faze him; respected.

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7th

2

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Itchy Feet

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Olly Murphy

Won this race last year (good to soft) and he might have finished closer in the Final at Cheltenham, when beaten under 7l, with an uninterrupted run; two lesser runs followed but he took advantage of a winning mark at Market Rasen in November; weights chance back up 3lb.

8/1

1st

2

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Itchy Feet

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Failed to fire on final outing last season and pulled up on last month's reappearance at Newton Abbot; however, he may have needed that latest outing and runs off the same mark as when winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) in January; capable of playing a leading role.

9/2

0

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

15:35 Newton Abbot

Itchy Feet

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

raced in second, lost two places but prominent before 5th, outpaced before 3 out

5/2

Form: 26-524 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Fell in three of his first four chases but he's a sound jumper in the main and high class on his day from 2m4f to 2m6f; his penultimate second at Ascot was up there with his best form but when below par at Huntingdon he was taken on up front and may face a similar scenario here; unraced on heavy but soft is fine.

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3

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 10y

Class 2

15:00 Lingfield

Master Tommytucker

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Fell in three of his first four chases but he's a sound jumper in the main and high class on his day from 2m4f to 2m6f; his penultimate second at Ascot was up there with his best form but when below par at Huntingdon he was taken on up front and may face a similar scenario here; unraced on heavy but soft is fine.

6/1

4th

4

5th Dec 2021

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 1

13:52 Huntingdon

Master Tommytucker

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Fell in three of his first four chases but he's a sound jumper in the main and high class on his day at this distance; was conceding 6lb to a rejuvenated Lostintranslation at Ascot the last time and that effort was bordering on his very best form; the only C&D winner in the field and commands the utmost respect.

4/1

2nd

2

20th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Master Tommytucker

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Paul Nicholls

Has been prone to jumping errors and fell a few times early in career but he's a smart chaser on his day and doesn't have much to find with Dashel Drasher on last season's Ascot Chase form; drop back to 2m5f should suit with reappearance (in 3m hurdle) under his belt.

9/2

Form: 45-412

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Looked rusty when 3l behind Itchy Feet at Aintree on reappearance; back in handicaps when winning well at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) in November and losing out close home at Ascot (2m5f, soft; pair well clear) yesterday; unraced on heavy; going from strength to strength and has a huge shout on form but this would be a very quick return to action.

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11th

1

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Fanion DEstruval

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Yet to win beyond 2m4f but he looks a stayer now and after working hard from a long way out he took a late third behind Into Overdrive at Wetherby in December (3m, good to soft; suited by soft); first-time cheekpieces no help next time (left off now) and he is up against it off top weight.

25/1

4th

4

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 86y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Fanion DEstruval

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Classy chaser who has run several of his best races at Newbury; shaped encouragingly when seventh of 15 in the Coral Gold Cup over 3m2f here in November, and he was back to near his best when third in a competitive Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day; should be at concert pitch now and makes plenty of appeal in first-time headgear.

7/2

3rd

1

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

13:35 Wetherby

Fanion DEstruval

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Unproven at 3m and soundly beaten in midfield when upped to 3m2f in last month's Coral Gold Cup; however, he may have needed that reappearance run and his staying-on third in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase (2m5f, soft) in February provides hope regarding today's trip and him defying his lofty mark.

10/1

Form: /3231-

Last run: 353 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler but better over fences and was impressive in a 3m heavy-ground novice chase at Ffos Las last February, after which he was ruled out for the season through injury; this is a mighty ask after so long out but he's promising, for sure.

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13

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Syd Hosie

Looked as though he might develop into a smart handicapper a few seasons back only for injury to intervene; won a Kempton handicap (2m4f, good; has won on heavy) 14 months ago but holding his form has been a challenge and he was well beaten by Espoir De Guye last time.

25/1

3rd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Syd Hosie

Front-runner who has an in-and-out profile but he won a handicap chase at Kempton (2m4f, good) last February and ran well when runner-up in a hunter chase at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last Tuesday; can make another bold bid if this doesn't come too soon.

4/1

2nd

3

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Syd Hosie

Had some problems since looking so promising earlier in career; won a 2m4f Kempton handicap last season before finishing a remote fourth in the cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival; however, he ran a laboured race on hunter chase debut after 286 days away and that leaves him with questions to answer.

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £291.00
Straight Forecast £265.40
Trifecta £1763.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Dashel Drasher

SPOTLIGHT:

Itchy Feet

Daily Mail:

Lieutenant Rocco

The Times:

Itchy Feet

The Sun:

Itchy Feet

Daily Record:

Itchy Feet

Telegraph:

Dashel Drasher

Daily Express:

Dashel Drasher

Daily Mirror:

Dashel Drasher

The Star:

Dashel Drasher