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  • Prize money: £3322.06
  • 2m 4f 25y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 5m 10s
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 55-5P2

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

No match for an easy winner at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) last time but that was better and he shouldn't be far away with a repeat.

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4th

4

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Just Dont Know

12st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Paul Robson

Should be vulnerable at these weights but at least he comes here on the back of a solid effort in defeat in a 3m2f heavy-ground handicap at Kelso; mostly consistent last season as well.

10/1

2nd

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Just Dont Know

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Paul Robson

Scored over 2m7f on heavy ground here in January and was close/clear second on good ground over that trip here in May; made low-key reappearance here (2m5f) last month but might have needed that outing and will be better suited by today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

13/2

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 5-8788 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Didn't hang about over hurdles and he was tailed off over C&D only 13 days ago on his chase debut; however, interesting that he was made favourite for that and now goes in a tongue-tie; may do better, for all that he's 5lb out of the weights.

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3rd

6

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:35 Taunton

Eairsidh

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

His second of 12 at Leicester (2m4f, good) in January gives him a chance but not his three other efforts over fences, all of which were most disappointing.

20/1

5th

6

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:29 Stratford

Eairsidh

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

midfield, left in fourth 4th, ridden and lost fourth before 3 out, weakened 3 out, tailed off

7/1

5

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Eairsidh

10st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

Made a respiratory noise here two starts ago; improved for fitting of tongue-tie over C&D (good) later in January, finishing a very solid second (split subsequent winners); may well build on that effort; respected off just 2lb higher.

3/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3/6/68

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who has offered promise in a couple of Newbury maiden hurdles and there should be some potential lurking now sent chasing.

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1st

1

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Coupdebol

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Made bright start to chasing career in early 2022 but never really got going during light campaign last season; back on a good mark now and will be suited by today's trip/ground but needs to up his game.

7/2

3rd

1

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:18 Chepstow

Coupdebol

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Tom George

Opened chasing account with 8l success at Warwick (2m4f, heavy) last February and set to follow up before last-fence fall at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) three weeks later; still has low mileage but hasn't fired on any of three outings this season and was particularly disappointing in December.

7/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Warwick

Coupdebol

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Opened his chasing account with 8l success over C&D (heavy) in February and was set to follow up before last-fence fall at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) three weeks later; still has low mileage but he's been well held in both runs this season and needs to get back near best.

10/1

Form: 2P6608

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Now 15lb lower than when a 14l second at Perth last June but he'll need to step up on all his subsequent efforts.

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6th

7

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Pakies Dream

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Pakies Dream

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Hurdle winner whose mark continues to fall and he showed some spark over fences as recently as January; however, he's been well beaten the next twice and a return to form is needed now back over hurdles.

16/1

7th

6

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Pakies Dream

10st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just a modest third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month and now 0-17 over fences but his fourth at Leicester (2m4f, good) two starts ago was a good effort and he continues to slip down the weights.

6/1

Form: 6-34P3

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Consistent hurdler but only 1-14 and she's probably handicapped about right on the balance of her form; even if taking to fences, she may prove vulnerable.

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4th

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Anightinlambourn

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Made excellent progress over fences last summer/autumn, winning three times (2m4f-3m1f), and ran well for a long way when seventh in good-quality chase at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; interesting to see how she fares off her lower hurdle mark here; best on good ground but has some form on soft.

6/1

7th

5

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Fairly useful mare who had a good spell from last August to November, winning three times; form has dipped sharply in two runs this year, both at Cheltenham; first-time cheekpieces need to prompt a revival.

20/1

6

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear before 5th, pulled up before 12th

13/2

Form: 3-6224

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ran another respectable race back over hurdles last time (fourth of 20) but that made it 0-31 over hurdles/fences and he's not one to trust in a finish.

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8

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Bardd

10st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Danni O’Neill

Bumper/Flat winner; not ruled out on his best efforts now he's dropped right down the weights but is a longstanding maiden over jumps and made it 0-12 over fences when falling at Lingfield in December.

14/1

9

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Lingfield

Bardd

10st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Danni O’Neill

Last won in 2017 (Flat); 0-24 over fences but runner-up in five of them, including on first two starts last season; ended last term over hurdles and it's eyecatching that he is now 11lb lower than in his latest chase (three starts back); unexposed over this sort of trip; strongly considered each-way.

14/1

8th

6

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Bardd

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Danni O’Neill

Seen much more often over fences these days but has a lower hurdles mark and took third of 12 when returned to this discipline at Warwick (good) three weeks ago; needs to build on that form but that 3m2f race was his first venture beyond 2m4f and he shaped as if 3m would suit him better.

10/1

Form: /5-6P5

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

His career has had some interruptions but there were positives to take from his 13l fifth over C&D two weeks ago; being 3lb out of the weights is no help.

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8

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:10 Stratford

Harry Hazard

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

16-race maiden who was remote when last of three finishers at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; should cope reasonably well if the ground eases here but is 4lb wrong and remains difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

3rd

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:15 Huntingdon

Harry Hazard

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Maiden; tailed off over hurdles at Fontwell 11 days ago, after a year off; modest chasing form last year; 14lb out of the handicap.

20/1

12th

11

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:25 Fontwell

Harry Hazard

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

towards rear of midfield, headway and prominent 6th, pushed along before 3 out, lost ground and in rear after 3 out, soon struggling, mistake 2 out

40/1

Form: 018P-P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won a mares' handicap hurdle over this trip at Huntingdon last March but nothing since and doesn't look the obvious answer on her chasing debut.

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1st

8

27th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell

Candy Lou

10st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

didn't jump with fluency, held up in last, reminders after 2nd, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, never going well (jockey said mare jumped without any fluency; vet said a post-race examination revealed mare had lost a left-fore shoe)

14/1

8

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Candy Lou

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Won Class 5 handicap at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) in March 2021 but was out of form over hurdles and fences last season; withdrawn after refusing to line up on latest outing in March; sports first-time blinkers and is 5lb out of the weights here.

33/1

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Candy Lou

10st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Narrow winner of a mares' handicap hurdle here (2m4f, soft) one year ago; hasn't looked a natural chaser thus far and she is risky despite her reduced mark.

12/1

Form: PP-8P6

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Was runner-up over fences in late 2019 but little worthwhile form in the meantime and he's well out of the weights here.

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9

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Warwick

Dun Bay Creek

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Roy Brotherton

midfield

66/1

3rd

3

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

18:00 Worcester

Dun Bay Creek

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Roy Brotherton

raced in last, mistake 4th, soon lost touch, blundered 5th, tailed off

66/1

25/1

Form: OP7-FP

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a hunter chase on his only previous run over regulation fences and it's been a quiet start for this yard in handicap hurdles; goes in cheekpieces now; too much to prove.

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7

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Sedgefield

Danny Park

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Took a big step forward when close second at Wetherby (2m, heavy) eight days ago, battling on well after being headed at the last; likely sounder surface poses a question but he is able to compete off the same mark and needs considering.

4/1

2nd

7

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 36y

Class 5

14:20 Wetherby

Danny Park

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Yet to finish better than sixth but it was a fair performance when occupying that position at Taunton (2m2f, good to soft) last month on his third chase start and he's 4lb lower in a weak race today; has shown ability on soft ground and he could have a part to play.

25/1

6th

9

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Danny Park

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Low-key form so far and was beaten a long way in his first handicap chase two weeks ago (first-time cheekpieces, retained).

66/1

Form: -11544 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ran okay behind a progressive chaser at Uttoxeter in December but produced a lesser run back there last time (heavy ground no excuse) and he has basically looked on a harsh mark since back-to-back wins last May.

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1st

1

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:45 Stratford

Do It For Thy Sen

12st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

Awarded race at Uttoxeter (2m5f, good) last month after clearcut winner had taken the wrong course and completed double when making all to score by 8l there (2m4f, good) on Saturday; has 7lb penalty to shoulder but won't mind what the weather does and has obvious claims.

11/10

1st

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Uttoxeter

Do It For Thy Sen

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

jumped well, made all, pushed along and went clear after 2 out, comfortably

11/4

1st

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

19:35 Uttoxeter

Do It For Thy Sen

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

prominent, led omitted 8th, ridden when headed omitted 4 out, weakened omitted last, finished 2nd, placed 1st

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: -6321P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over fences at the 11th attempt when making all at Market Rasen (good) and it could be that heavy ground found him out next time; on a competitive mark and one of the better options.

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1

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Fresh New Dawn

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Returned from break with satisfactory run in May but both subsequent efforts were underwhelming, the latter when ridden much more patiently than usual and with usual cheekpieces left off; back on his last winning mark here, though, and perhaps a return to more positive tactics in the refitted cheekpieces might show him in a better light.

6/1

5th

5

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Stratford

Fresh New Dawn

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

held up in last, slow jump 7th, ridden and no impression before 2 out, well held approaching last, lost shoe

10/1

4th

1

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:10 Market Rasen

Fresh New Dawn

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

led but pestered, clear with one other after 4th, awkward jump 7th, soon headed and chased leader, ridden and weakened after 4 out

100/30

Form: P2P-4P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Finished second on his chasing debut here last March when in first-time cheekpieces but hasn't built on that and he was pulled up in this new headgear combination last time.

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6

18th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:05 Warwick

Scorpion Haze

10st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ali Stronge

Maiden; runner-up at Leicester in March 2021 but little in four runs since; might do better on good ground but too many doubts for now.

25/1

8

25th Jan 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:50 Leicester

Scorpion Haze

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Ali Stronge

Finished second on his chasing debut here last March when in first-time cheekpieces but hasn't built on that and he was pulled up in this new headgear combination last time.

14/1

3

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Scorpion Haze

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Ali Stronge

Maiden; runner-up on chasing debut in March in first-time cheekpieces but hasn't built on that and well beaten at Lingfield last month; new headgear tried today.

25/1

Form: 3-828F

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a 2m7f handicap hurdle at Lingfield (heavy) in October but hasn't gone on from there and it's not ideal going over fences on the back of a fall.

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6th

2

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Just Toby

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

midfield

9/1

1st

6

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:10 Wincanton

Just Toby

10st 3lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: David Dennis

Maiden; runner-up over hurdles last October but not in the same form since and was an early casualty on chasing debut two starts ago.

16/1

7th

10

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:53 Uttoxeter

Just Toby

11st 0lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: David Dennis

Runner-up in a 2m7f handicap at Lingfield (heavy) in October but he hasn't gone on from there and has failed to complete over hurdles (fell) and fences (unseated) in last two starts; switches back to hurdling but has plenty to prove again and he needs to get back on track.

10/1

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Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Anightinlambourn

SPOTLIGHT:

Fresh New Dawn

The Times:

Coupdebol

TOPSPEED:

Do It For Thy Sen

Telegraph:

Bardd

Daily Express:

Coupdebol

The Guardian:

Anightinlambourn

Daily Mirror:

Anightinlambourn

POSTDATA:

Do It For Thy Sen

Daily Mail:

Fresh New Dawn

The Sun:

Fresh New Dawn