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14:30 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Attwood Memorial Trophy Handicap Chase (Qual’ For The Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final)

  • Prize money: £11218.76
  • 2m 4f 11y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 5m 7s
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Attwood Memorial Trophy Handicap Chase (Qual’ For The Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 466-12 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Capitalised upon some significant help from the handicapper when winning easily at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) last month and posted another good effort when clear second at Lingfield (2m4f, heavy) three weeks later; still well handicapped on older form and should be fine on today's much faster ground.

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8th

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Chambard

11st 7lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Won the Kim Muir here in 2022 (3m2f, soft); well into the golden years now but he followed an excellent second over C&D (soft) with a barnstorming win over the big Aintree fences (3m2f, heavy) in December; lesser efforts since, though, and on a high mark now.

50/1

8th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Chambard

11st 12lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Ridden last two years by Lucy Turner; won at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and, after a patchy campaign last term, never better than first two starts this season, latterly when winning by 13l over the big Aintree fences (3m2f, heavy); first race beyond that was the Welsh National, just 18 days later which might help to explain his modest show but he also made mistakes early on final circuit; 7lb higher than at Aintree and needs another career best.

20/1

Form: 6P-413 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Opened chasing account with smooth success at Taunton (2m2f, good) in December and today's 8lb higher mark ought to be manageable but he can't blame the soft ground for a lesser effort at Taunton last month and is not one to rely upon heavily.

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5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Quoi De Neuf

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Dual chase winner (once here); gave good account when second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November and will be fine over today's longer trip but he didn't fire when last in action and has become unreliable.

11/2

6th

6

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Quoi De Neuf

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Looks a difficult horse to catch right but finished second at Catterick over a trip short of his best (2m3f) and drying ground is welcomed; couldn't rule out.

6/1

2nd

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Quoi De Neuf

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, pushed along and headway 3 out, good jump and pressed leaders 2 out, ridden and switched left run-in, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-2241 CD

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Ridden much more patiently than is often the case when winning easily at Kempton (2m4f, good) in November but, with some of his rivals paying a price for contesting a very strong pace that day, the value of the form is open to question; current mark demands a career-best performance.

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1st

2

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 2

15:10 Leicester

Gortroe Joe

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Respectable second at Kempton (2m2f) six weeks ago and holds every chance of going one better, having slipped back to same mark as for his easy success at same venue (2m4f, good; albeit benefited from a pace collapse) last November; has form at this course.

9/4

2nd

3

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Kempton

Gortroe Joe

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and went second before 3 out, kept on but no match for winner

8/1

4th

3

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Kempton

Gortroe Joe

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Form: -P2352 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Gained all three wins in France (the last twice for this stable last spring) but has threatened a domestic success this season; posted sound effort when second at Leicester (2m4f, good to soft) last month and is also suited by this C&D; likely contender.

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10th

15

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Crealion

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Tom George

Regularly campaigned in France where he's won five times, including his last two; has come up short in a number of British handicaps and he's 13lb out of the weights for this one; making his cross-country debut and all his best form is at up to 2m6f; it looks a big ask.

33/1

5th

8

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

15:15 Perth

Crealion

10st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Form: 5P59P7 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

4-13 over fences; lurks on a very good mark and ought to be suited by today's trip/ground but has looked out of sorts in recent months and needs to find a way to stop the rot.

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4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Market Rasen

Locks Corner

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won twice on slow ground over hurdles (2m3f/2m4f) towards the end of last year but he has a mixed record since; perked up with a fair third over C&D (good) in June but he failed to back that up at Worcester and others are preferred; cheekpieces reapplied.

12/1

6th

2

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Locks Corner

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

At least ran to his mark when 7l third at Market Rasen last time (3m, good), and the winner has completed a hat-trick since; cheekpieces deployed on all eight rules victories are still absent, however.

8/1

3rd

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Locks Corner

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Back in the groove with two wins at the end of last year but seems to have returned to the doldrums since; well handicapped now but something to prove and cheekpieces worn in all wins under rules are missing.

9/1

Form: 1024-3 C

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles here (2m5f, good) last season and his chasing debut at Exeter (3m, good) in November was better than the bare facts suggest, given he made two notable jumping errors and only faded out of contention between the last two fences; back from another break here; worth a second look.

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3

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:30 Ludlow

Tight Call

11st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Tim Vaughan

Won over hurdles here (2m5f, good) last season and his chasing debut at Exeter (3m, good) in November was better than the bare facts suggest, given he made two notable jumping errors and only faded out of contention between the last two fences; back from another break here; worth a second look.

12/1

3rd

1

21st Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:00 Exeter

Tight Call

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

The winner of four hurdles, two of them handicaps (the latest off 4lb lower); disappointing final effort in April though and he has struggled with his consistency; the other three appeal more.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £106.00
Straight Forecast £103.80
Trifecta £356.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Gortroe Joe

RP Ratings:

Chambard

Telegraph:

Quoi De Neuf

SPOTLIGHT:

Tight Call

The Guardian:

Quoi De Neuf

Daily Mail:

Gortroe Joe

Daily Mirror:

Gortroe Joe

The Sun:

Gortroe Joe

The Star:

Gortroe Joe

POSTDATA:

Chambard

Daily Express:

Chambard