January 29 / 15.20 Doncaster

15.20 Doncaster Good

Sky Bet Handicap Chase (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56950
  • 2m 7f 214y
  • Class 1
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 6m 3s
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Sky Bet Handicap Chase (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £43.60
  • Place: £6.50

Form: 360-2P

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent and comes with risks attached having been pulled up in the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby last month; however, prior to that he was a good second at Bangor behind next-time-out Becher winner Snow Leopardess and is in calculations on that form; may get a boost from first-time blinkers.
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6

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Windsor Avenue

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

33/1

2

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

14:40 Kelso

Windsor Avenue

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Produced career best in first-time blinkers (retained) to win the competitive Sky Bet Handicap Chase at Doncaster (3m, good) in January; also effective on soft/heavy; has something to find if today's rivals are at their best but it's a big plus that he arrives in top form and he's respected.

6/1

1st

6

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Windsor Avenue

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Inconsistent and comes with risks attached having been pulled up in the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby last month; however, prior to that he was a good second at Bangor behind next-time-out Becher winner Snow Leopardess and is in calculations on that form; may get a boost from first-time blinkers.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 50-PP1 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who returned to form when going back left-handed at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) last Wednesday on his second run since wind surgery, and he'd have won with much more to spare under 10lb claimer Daire McConville if he hadn't wandered about late on; has also won on good ground; remains on a handy mark under a 5lb penalty and he's capable of another bold bid.
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3rd

4

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Uttoxeter

Storm Control

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

3

13th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Storm Control

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:30 Doncaster

Storm Control

11st 6lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Kerry Lee

Front-runner; won at Newbury in January (second run since wind surgery) and excellent second of 16 in valuable C&D handicap ten days later, both under 10lb claimer Daire McConville; back up a further 4lb and has not sustained his form in recent campaigns but a leading player if he does so today.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5-5048 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Third off 10lb higher in this race last year (soft) and there were signs of a return to form when fourth to Rocco in the Badger Beer at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in November; however, he was tailed off at Kempton subsequently when the cheekpieces were left off, and he's again without headgear today.
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5th

10

23rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 4f 166y

Class 1

15:32 Sandown

Cap Du Nord

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Christian Williams

13

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

7/1

1st

14

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Patchy profile over the last 12 months and his jumping lacked fluency when well beaten in third at Doncaster last month; however, the returning cheekpieces could help his jumping and he's dropped to a mark 15lb lower than when a fair fifth in this race last year; capable of going well.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: P-362P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in the Welsh National last time before stamina may have been an issue; hard to be confident on the back of that but he'd previously run a cracker when going close in the Becher at Aintree (3m2f, soft) and shouldn't be written off this afternoon; has won on good ground.
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1

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Hill Sixteen

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sandy Thomson

Stayed on strongly for close second in the Becher over 3m2f at Aintree in December and this trip could be within range; versatile ground-wise; excellent second when badly in at the weights in Kelso Listed chase last month but the handicapper has reacted with a 9lb rise, which makes things tough.

20/1

2nd

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

14:40 Kelso

Hill Sixteen

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sandy Thomson

Went very close in the Becher at Aintree (3m2f, soft) in December and didn't run badly when fourth at Doncaster (3m, good) latest; however, he was a long way behind the winner Windsor Avenue and has a tough task here.

20/1

4th

9

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Hill Sixteen

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sandy Thomson

Pulled up in the Welsh National last time before stamina may have been an issue; hard to be confident on the back of that but he'd previously run a cracker when going close in the Becher at Aintree (3m2f, soft) and shouldn't be written off this afternoon; has won on good ground.

16/1

Form: 2P-214 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict
Fortunate winner of the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in October, gifted the race when Shan Blue fell, but that was still a very positive performance on his first crack at 3m and he again ran well when fourth in a 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham last month; his jumping lacked fluency last time but he might be more in his comfort zone today back up in trip; solid claims.
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3rd

2

23rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:07 Sandown

Fusil Raffles

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

5

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Fusil Raffles

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Gifted the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in October and his return to 3m was unconvincing last time; has some useful form at about 2m4f here (soft/good to soft), notably second in the Grade 1 novice chase on this card last year and fourth in the Racing Post Gold Cup two starts ago; should go well.

10/1

5th

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Fusil Raffles

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Fortunate winner of the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in October, gifted the race when Shan Blue fell, but that was still a very positive performance on his first crack at 3m and he again ran well when fourth in a 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham last month; his jumping lacked fluency last time but he might be more in his comfort zone today back up in trip; solid claims.

4/1

Form: 34-54P

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Continues to drop down the weights and there were encouraging signs when he was fourth to stablemate at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) in November; may appreciate going back left-handed having jumped that way at Ascot latest, but he's back to having something to prove having been pulled up there.
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4th

3

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

16:38 Stratford

Grand Sancy

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

No longer the force of old but his fourth off 7lb higher at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft; good ground also suits) in November was a good effort, and this race is much easier than the major handicaps he contested on his last two appearances; dangerous to ignore.

9/2

6th

14

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Grand Sancy

10st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Continues to drop down the weights and there were encouraging signs when he was fourth to stablemate at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) in November; may appreciate going back left-handed having jumped that way at Ascot latest, but he's back to having something to prove having been pulled up there.

16/1

6

18th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Grand Sancy

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Underwent wind surgery after last season never went to plan and there were signs of a return to form when fourth at Newbury (good to soft) as he would have been closer without a late mistake; that 2m6f was a new trip for him so stamina is by no means copper-bottomed, but his mark is a good one.

7/1

12/1

Form: 3F-7P7 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Down to a mark 5lb lower than when winning the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby in December 2020 and he ran respectably here the next twice (including when fourth in this); however, he's been a long way below that level on his three runs this term; usual cheekpieces return (wore first-time visor latest).
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6th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Canelo

12st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

5th

3

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Canelo

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

This season has yet to get going with him beaten at least 28l on his completed starts; handicap mark is in freefall but he's hard to trust at the minute; no great significance in the return of cheekpieces.

10/1

4th

1

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Canelo

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

His mark continues to fall and it's possible today's drop into an easier grade will prompt a revival; however, he's struggled on his four starts this season and arrives with plenty to prove; no headgear today.

11/2

Form: P8-435 CD

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Won a Grade 2 novice chase over C&D in December 2020 and returned to form when third to Rocco in the Badger Beer at Wincanton in November; 4lb lower today but he's had jumping issues and lacked fluency over his fences when well beaten at Cheltenham latest; no headgear today.
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7th

12

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Hurricane Harvey

10st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

6th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Hurricane Harvey

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

3rd

6

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Hurricane Harvey

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Had wind surgery last June; his chasing career has faltered, which sees him back hurdling for first time since March 2020 and off a good mark if he regains the spark; acts on soft.

9/1

Form: U2P-1P

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Having had wind surgery he reappeared with a career best to win the ultra-competitive Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November; today's 8lb higher mark may not stop him if reproducing that form but he's inconsistent and was pulled up at Wetherby on Boxing Day; hard to know what to expect.
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9th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Cloudy Glen

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Having had wind surgery he reappeared with a career best to win the ultra-competitive Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November; today's 8lb higher mark may not stop him if reproducing that form but he's inconsistent and was pulled up at Wetherby on Boxing Day; hard to know what to expect.

16/1

3

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

14:10 Wetherby

Cloudy Glen

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Having had wind surgery he reappeared with a career best to win the ultra-competitive Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury (3m2f, good to soft) last month; has an inconsistent profile but if he's in the same fine form as last time a 10lb rise may not be enough to prevent a follow up; has also won on soft.

7/1

1st

17

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Cloudy Glen

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has an inconsistent profile but made a winning reappearance at Fontwell (3m3f, heavy) last November and was second off this mark at the Cheltenham Festival (3m2f, good to soft) in March; has had wind op since pulled up at Aintree in April; each-way possibilities on return if on a going day.

33/1

7/1

Form: 132-5U D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Well-beaten fifth behind Cloudy Glen in the Ladbrokes Trophy in November but that was still a respectable first run of the season; unseated at first fence at Ludlow subsequently; looks to be on a good mark based on last season's form, the highlight being his second in a Grade 2 novice at Ascot, and he could have a part to play; effective on good to soft, unraced on good.
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10th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Demachine

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Kerry Lee

Well-beaten fifth behind Cloudy Glen in the Ladbrokes Trophy in November but that was still a respectable first run of the season; unseated at first fence at Ludlow subsequently; looks to be on a good mark based on last season's form, the highlight being his second in a Grade 2 novice at Ascot, and he could have a part to play; effective on good to soft, unraced on good.

7/1

1

10th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:15 Ludlow

Demachine

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

There's a possibility he'd be better off going left-handed but a good case can be made today based on last season's form, the highlight being his second in a Grade 2 novice (3m, soft), and he reappeared with a respectable fifth in the Ladbrokes Trophy in November; respected in this easier race.

11/8

5th

16

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Demachine

10st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Won handicaps on first two chase starts last autumn (2m6f/3m, good to soft/soft) and campaign concluded with 4l second to Remastered in Grade 2 novice at Ascot (3m, soft), which deserves extra credit as he made mistakes and often went to the left over his fences; this lightly raced 7yo has potential off current mark if jumping with greater fluency now back left-handed.

12/1

Form: 950-67

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Following a second wind operation he took a step back in the right direction when midfield in a competitive 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham on New Year's Day; well treated on old form and it's possible he'll build on that last run, but he certainly needs to and he also has to prove his stamina.
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7th

11

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Janika

10st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Continues to slide down the weights and he's now 19lb lower than when a 12l fourth under top weight in this two years ago; however, he's in a sorry run of form right now and the first-time blinkers will need to do something for him.

16/1

4

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Janika

11st 10lb

J: Mr Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

Continues to drop down the weights but this 9yo has a regressive profile and was pulled up at Doncaster in January last time out; a dramatic turnaround is required in first-time blinkers and he's unproven over a trip this far.

33/1

5

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Janika

11st 5lb

J: Mr Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

Following a second wind operation he took a step back in the right direction when midfield in a competitive 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham on New Year's Day; well treated on old form and it's possible he'll build on that last run, but he certainly needs to and he also has to prove his stamina.

16/1

Form: 3P-1PP D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Having had wind surgery he reappeared with a comfortable win at Chepstow (2m7f, good) in October but this 11yo has been pulled up on both starts since and a transformation is required on the back of a two-month break.
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3rd

2

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:55 Ascot

Some Chaos

11st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Scudamore

Won on reappearance at Chepstow (2m7f, good) in October and, after being pulled up three times in a row, he returned to form with a good second at Carlisle (3m, good) last Sunday; his inconsistency is a concern but he's a major player if backing up that latest performance.

3/1

2nd

1

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:55 Carlisle

Some Chaos

11st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Scudamore

Won Chepstow handicap (2m7f, good) on reappearance on first run since wind surgery; pulled up in three Listed handicaps since; down in grade, and the drier ground will suit, but plenty to prove.

7/1

7

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Some Chaos

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Scudamore

Having had wind surgery he reappeared with a comfortable win at Chepstow (2m7f, good) in October but this 11yo has been pulled up on both starts since and a transformation is required on the back of a two-month break.

40/1

Form: 2P-313

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict
Won the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in November and another good run when third there (2m4f, good to soft) last time; hard to rule out given this season's fine form but Cheltenham brings out the best in him and he's unproven at today's longer distance.
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2

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Midnight Shadow

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Won the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in November and another good run when third there (2m4f, good to soft) last time; hard to rule out given this season's fine form but Cheltenham brings out the best in him and he's unproven at today's longer distance.

11/1

3rd

2

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Midnight Shadow

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Produced career-best performance in Paddy Power Gold Cup here (2m4f, good; now 7lb higher) four weeks ago, left clear when Coole Cody fell two out, stumbling on landing after the final fence then just holding on as he tired close home; runner-up in this race last year and should go well again.

7/1

1st

8

13th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:15 Cheltenham

Midnight Shadow

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Grade 2 winner here over hurdles and in a novice chase; found that an Irish raider was a massive blot on the handicap in major 2m4f race here last December but beat the other 15 and is 1lb lower today; that was the only bright spot in his three runs last term but he made a satisfactory reappearance three weeks ago and enters each-way calculations.

11/1

Form: 6-241P

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
40-1 winner of the Badger Beer at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in November when back from a break; just 3lb higher today and he'll be in the mix if reproducing that form, but he has a patchy profile and was pulled up at Cheltenham last month.
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5th

3

28th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Rocco

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Pulled up on last two appearances and comes here with a point to prove but won major handicap off today's mark at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in November and will appreciate today's drop in grade.

7/1

19

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Rocco

11st 1lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won the Badger Beer at Wincanton in November and is back down to the same mark today; trainer's horses are capable of bouncing back to form from out of the blue but he's been pulled up the last twice and has plenty to prove.

50/1

12

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Rocco

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

40-1 winner of the Badger Beer at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in November when back from a break; just 3lb higher today and he'll be in the mix if reproducing that form, but he has a patchy profile and was pulled up at Cheltenham last month.

40/1

Form: 0/PP2- D BF

Last run: 322 days

W: 10st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
11yo who has been very lightly raced in recent years and returned to form in first-time cheekpieces (retained) on stable debut at Sandown (3m, soft) last March, when jumping well in a clear lead only to tire and finish second; has had another wind op since and remains well handicapped on his old form for Tim Vaughan (including on good ground); capable of a very bold show.
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8

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton

Debece

10st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Often leads; acts on most ground; two most recent wins at about 3m but ran well back at 2m4f on second completion for yard at Newcastle last month (tongue-tie added to cheekpieces, latter discarded); likely to have competition for the lead here.

13/2

3rd

4

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

16:25 Newcastle

Debece

11st 4lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Low-mileage 11yo who has pulled up in three of his last four starts but the form of his second at Sandown last March has worked out well; quiet on his comeback but may have needed that and now goes in a tongue-tie; has raced mostly at 3m but is a winner at this trip.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 26-153

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict
Runs off same lofty mark as when winning 2m4f Old Roan Chase at Aintree last season so isn't handicapped out of things, and this 11yo has been running at a similar level this term (1m7f-2m4f); half-brother Runswick Royal won at up to 2m7f but stamina is a big question today on his first crack at 3m.
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4th

2

23rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 164y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Nuts Well

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ann Hamilton

Veteran who retains plenty of ability and bagged Listed honours at Kelso (2m7f) two starts ago; stiff task in Aintree Grade 1 latest; should find things slightly easier back down in class but whether this 11yo can defy a 6lb penalty in this grade is another matter.

4/1

6th

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Nuts Well

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

1st

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

14:40 Kelso

Nuts Well

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ann Hamilton

Last season's Old Roan Chase winner (2m4f, soft) who scored here (2m1f, good) on reappearance; half-brother Runswick Royal won this race in 2015 and he was beaten before stamina might have been an issue over 3m at Doncaster latest, but he needs to bounce back today and also prove he stays this far.

9/1

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