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15:35 Lingfield

Heavy

racehorselotto.com Surrey National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £15843
  • 3m 4f 178y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 7m 51s
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racehorselotto.com Surrey National Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5/11-F

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Triple point winner (soft/heavy) who is unbeaten in two runs over regulation fences, both soft-ground hunter chases early last year; RPRs of 142 and 135 aren't to be sniffed at and he was running well in a novice hurdle when falling on his return at Chepstow; interesting.

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1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

The Galloping Bear

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Well suited by a slog in the mud and returned to form with keeping-on second in West Wales National at Ffos Las (3m4f, heavy) a week ago; Joe Anderson claims a useful 5lb today; major player if in the right mood again.

5/2

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

The Galloping Bear

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ben Clarke

prominent, went second omitted 5 out, briefly went third after 4 out, left in second 3 out, stayed on

8/1

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

The Galloping Bear

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Had wind surgery last July but made a laboured return in the Welsh National and his Warwick run 17 days ago was also lacklustre, even considering the 3m trip; wore cheekpieces on last three starts last term, then visor/blinkers this season; 5lb claimer is recruited; has big questions to answer regarding current form but this test would suit if he's on his game, as he showed when second in it off the same mark last year.

9/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 2-373P BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

The winner of two handicap chases (2m4f/3m) and one of them was at Fakenham, where he ran no race last time when tried in blinkers; the return of cheekpieces suggests he might leave that run behind but others have more compelling claims, especially on testing ground.

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2nd

13

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Defuture Is Bright

10st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

The winner of two handicap chases (2m4f/3m) and one of them was at Fakenham, where he ran no race last time when tried in blinkers; the return of cheekpieces suggests he might leave that run behind but others have more compelling claims, especially on testing ground.

16/1

7

19th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

14:50 Fakenham

Defuture Is Bright

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Won here (3m, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces in March and bettered that performance when close second in quite valuable series final at Haydock (3m1f, good) a fortnight later; placed over marathon trip back at Haydock last month and looks interesting in first-time blinkers here.

7/2

3rd

10

20th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

12:40 Haydock

Defuture Is Bright

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Had a fine first campaign over fences, winning twice and good second over 3m1f here (good) in April; shaped better than the result when seventh of 17 to progressive stablemate Strictlyadancer at Cheltenham last month and this 7yo could easily have a bigger performance in the locker; interesting contender.

4/1

40/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 4P-535

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

On a realistic mark even when taking into account being out of the handicap and especially with Lilly Pinchin claiming 5lb (usually ridden by Will Kennedy); however, he'll need to shrug aside this season's disappointments; has won on heavy.

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1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Echo Watt

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

led but pestered, not fluent 7th, headed but pressed leader after 10th, soon pushed along and lost position, weakened after 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

9/2

3rd

6

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Echo Watt

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Stays 3m5f; three of four wins were on heavy, the other on soft; latest was in January 2021 and although runner-up in two of his three completions this term, he needs to bounce back from a modest show just before Christmas.

10/1

Form: 21P-34 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won the Devon National over Exeter's 3m6f on soft ground last February; made a pleasing return over 3m at Bangor and when a remote fourth over that trip back at Exeter last time he reportedly suffered an overreach; has a heavy-ground win to his name and, returned to a longer trip, there's a big run in him.

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1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Samuel Jackson

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Veteran who is very well suited by this track and won't fail through lack of stamina; proved he retains some ability when respectable fourth at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in January but was pulled up on three of his last four appearances and it's hard to predict whether he'll fancy the job today.

12/1

6

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Samuel Jackson

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Now a 12yo and he's struggling to recapture his best form, with a remote fourth at Warwick no real indication that he's about to turn a corner.

16/1

4th

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Samuel Jackson

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

It was over hurdles that he pulled up on his comeback and this is more his game, though he also failed to complete on his final two chases of last season; has just turned 12 and might do well to get his form back.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 73-672 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and four-time chase winner in France (2m1f-2m7f; all on slow ground); encouraging that his best race for Venetia Williams was the latest at Exeter (3m, heavy) and this 7yo has to the potential to be a big improver now sent over an extreme distance.

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2nd

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Laskalin

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, pecked on landing 1st

8/1

4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Laskalin

12st 5lb

J: Sgt Nick Oliver

T: Venetia Williams

Goes well on heavy; runner-up over C&D last February on his only appearance at Sandown but he's not been in the same form since; needs to raise his game but at least his latest effort was his best this term.

4/1

Form: 1F1F-P C

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

The winner of four handicaps divided equally between fences and hurdles; however, ran no race at all on his reappearance at Exeter and that was after falling in his two previous chase starts; confidence looks at a low ebb, in this discipline at least.

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4

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Little Red Lion

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Pipe

held up in rear

10/1

6th

7

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Little Red Lion

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Defied higher marks in three handicaps (fences/hurdles) over 2m7f on heavy ground a couple of winters ago before falling in the Eider; however, subsequent form leaves plenty to be desired.

20/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Little Red Lion

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Won staying chases/hurdle two winters ago; has struggled in a handful of starts since last December but is well treated on anything like his old form; interesting to see if there's any interest in him in the betting.

10/1

Form: 23-86F BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Made a winning British debut over 3m on heavy ground 12 months ago; has yet to totally convince over longer distances but there's time yet and he was very well backed for the 3m3f Lincolnshire National last time only to fall mid-race; could still turn out to be well handicapped (RPR of 137 last season bodes well) and he'll relish conditions; tempting.

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2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Eclair Mag

12st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

His mark continues to fall and his reappearance at Bangor in November was fairly encouraging, but pulled up at Exeter since and back to having something to prove; blinkers return (no positive impact when worn in France).

16/1

5

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Eclair Mag

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Never really got going last season but he's become well handicapped and seemed to need the run when tried in this new headgear combination at Bangor; successful under these conditions in the past and could feature.

10/1

4th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Eclair Mag

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and has become well handicapped but never really got going last season (five runs) and returns from 282-day abreak with fair bit to prove; cheekpieces refitted.

10/1

Form: P222-1 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Back from an absence to gain a deserved first success under rules in a near 3m handicap chase on heavy ground here a month ago, when Tabitha Worsley was again aboard; can pick holes in that form and he's now effectively 7lb higher in a better race, and with stamina to prove.

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6

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Colonel Keating

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

held up in rear, niggled along briefly after 13th, not fluent 14th, pushed along before 15th, ridden and became detached before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

2nd

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Colonel Keating

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Off the mark under rules when slogging through the mud in a near-3m handicap chase at Lingfield in December 2021 (2lb lower today); not so good since (twice at 3m5f) and had heavy defeats in two of those three starts; had wind surgery since, however, and that win also came first time out last season.

20/1

Form: P5-P8P C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Hasn't run a race of note since winning the Sussex National just over a year ago, and that includes a soft defence of that crown last time out when in trouble from an early stage; opposable.

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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: 51P-53 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

His best efforts in recent seasons suggest that a thorough stamina test suits him well and, in belated first-time cheekpieces, he was duly doing his best work late in the day over Cheltenham's 3m2f three weeks ago; vulnerable to younger rivals on better terms with the handicapper but has each-way claims.

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1st

5

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:55 Carlisle

Smooth Stepper

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Won this race off a 7lb higher mark 12 months ago (soft ground); patchy form this season, but has a chance if the ground doesn't dry up too much.

13/2

10th

2

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Smooth Stepper

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

His best efforts in recent seasons suggest that a thorough stamina test suits him well and, in belated first-time cheekpieces, he was duly doing his best work late in the day over Cheltenham's 3m2f three weeks ago; vulnerable to younger rivals on better terms with the handicapper but has each-way claims.

14/1

3rd

7

1st Jan 2022

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

12:50 Cheltenham

Smooth Stepper

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

13yo; inconsistent last season and soundly beaten on reappearance one month ago; however, his best efforts in recent seasons suggest that a thorough stamina test at this trip suits him well and he's also well handicapped if today's first-time headgear receives a positive response.

25/1

Form: /615-7

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Point winner and successful in novice events over hurdles and fences, with the ground heavy on both occasions; never threatened on his handicap debut a month ago but that was in a loftier grade and he may have needed the run (betting suggested as such).

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5th

6

20th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Fado Des Brosses

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ex-Evan Williams; 3m1f winner over fences in late 2020 then lost his form; having dropped in the weights, he's well treated if reviving for new stable (still with same owners).

10/1

1

21st Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:05 Carlisle

Fado Des Brosses

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Winning pointer and successful on heavy ground in novices over hurdles and fences; has offered little this season in handicap company (3m1f/3m5f) but has dropped 8lb for his troubles and he's still only a 7yo; likely to come good again sooner or later.

13/2

3

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Fado Des Brosses

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Point winner and successful in novice events over hurdles and fences, with the ground heavy on both occasions; never threatened on his handicap debut a month ago but that was in a loftier grade and he may have needed the run (betting suggested as such).

8/1

Form: P3-P24

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Overall profile is rather up and down but he's a strong stayer when the mud is flying and his recent efforts in handicaps at about 3m2f were respectable; also goes on heavy ground and is beneath his last winning mark.

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4th

8

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Just Your Type

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Max Comley

in touch with leaders, led 12th, mistake 19th, prominent when headed 22nd, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

13/2

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Just Your Type

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Has returned to marathon trips the last twice, unseating mid-race in the Surrey National at Lingfield then well-held ninth in the Eider at Newcastle; now drops back in class off a very handy mark with Lilly Pinchin taking off 5lb; good chance on best form.

6/1

9th

14

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle

Just Your Type

10st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran creditably in this race in 2019; not the most consistent but minor honours in his two completions this term and has a competitive mark.

12/1

Form: 49-P31 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: 32-212

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

The front two pulled a distance clear when he won at Warwick (3m, soft) and it was a very solid effort in defeat in the Sussex National (3m4f, soft) for all that he couldn't live with Go Whatever; locking horns once more on a different day and armed with a 7lb pull, he could very easily finish closer; not dismissed at all.

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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

Form: F0-446

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Only 1-11 as a hurdler and he's 0-3 over fences, with his best effort an 11l fourth over 4m at Hexham; nothing like so good on either side of that but he's an assured stayer who copes with testing ground.

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6th

3

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Exodela

11st 6lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Jamie Snowden

Seems versatile regarding ground and won't fail through lack of stamina but has become disappointing this season; unseated rider at first fence last month (first run after a wind op) and comes here with a bit to prove.

8/1

1

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

16:25 Fakenham

Exodela

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

Point winner; yet to score over fences under rules (0-4) and his form has somewhat petered off since finishing fourth in a gruelling four-miler at Hexham (7-2 favourite) last November; sports a reapplied tongue-tie on first start since wind surgery.

4/1

12

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Exodela

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Only 1-11 as a hurdler and he's 0-3 over fences, with his best effort an 11l fourth over 4m at Hexham; nothing like so good on either side of that but he's an assured stayer who copes with testing ground.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £2576.00
Straight Forecast £2219.60
Tricast £74759.60
Trifecta £48776.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Go Whatever

POSTDATA:

Pemberley

WEST COUNTRY:

Samuel Jackson

Daily Express:

Laskalin

TOPSPEED:

Little Red Lion

SPOTLIGHT:

Eclair Mag

Daily Mail:

Colonel Keating

The Sun:

Just Your Type

The Times:

Go Whatever

Telegraph:

Go Whatever

The Star:

Go Whatever

Daily Record:

Go Whatever

The Guardian:

Pemberley

Daily Mirror:

Samuel Jackson