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16:15 Ayr

Heavy

Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £2818.3
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 6m 50s
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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 5-5P21

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

No match for an easy winner at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) on penultimate start but responded well for pressure when justifying favouritism at Leicester (2m4f, good) subsequently; set to carry plenty of weight from a 6lb higher mark; was successful over 3m during point-to-point days.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

11/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 652-4P BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Shaped well for much of the race when a weakening fourth on stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in December; bitterly disappointing - never travelling or jumping and eventually pulled up - when favourite at Newcastle (Just Don't Know second) subsequently; 3lb lower.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Shaka The King

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Yet to win over fences but was a good second to an in-form rival on first run over 3m at Ayr last time (heavy) and the fourth has won since; 3lb higher but the one to beat.

7/4

2nd

4

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:15 Ayr

Shaka The King

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Shaped well for much of the race when a weakening fourth on stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in December; bitterly disappointing - never travelling or jumping and eventually pulled up - when favourite at Newcastle (Just Don't Know second) subsequently; 3lb lower.

11/2

6

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle

Shaka The King

11st 5lb

Beaten about 15l when fourth on last month's chase and stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy), but ran well for a long way and this very lightly raced 8yo could improve for that first outing since April, when he ran well here on his handicap hurdle debut (2m7f, good); on the shortlist.

9/4

Form: 63U413 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Broke his duck when successful from a 4lb lower mark at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) in January before finishing a valiant third at Carlisle (3m, soft) last week; appeals as the type to run his race over a trip that clearly suits, and that makes him more appealing than many of the others.

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Verdict Starting price

12

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

To The Limit

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Both his wins have come in 2m7f chase handicaps at Kelso (good to soft/heavy); his latest success was a brave win in January but that was in a small field and he's been well held in his three completed starts since; down the list.

20/1

11th

13

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

To The Limit

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed but prominent after 1st

16/1

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

To The Limit

10st 8lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent and lost position 8th, soon recovered

5/1

Form: /39502 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Sole career win came over hurdles here in January 2019; is lightly weighted and caught the eye when finishing off strongly from a difficult position when reverting to chasing at Carlisle (3m, soft; second) last week; possibilities, even acknowledging a relative lack of fencing experience.

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1st

7

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

16:40 Wetherby

Magic Of Milan

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

Has an inconsistent profile and was well beaten at Ayr (3m, heavy) about three weeks ago; however, he lost a shoe and that run may have come too soon, just eight days after a good second at Carlisle (3m, soft); enters calculations on that penultimate effort.

12/1

4th

7

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:15 Ayr

Magic Of Milan

10st 3lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

Sole career win came over hurdles here in January 2019; is lightly weighted and caught the eye when finishing off strongly from a difficult position when reverting to chasing at Carlisle (3m, soft; second) last week; possibilities, even acknowledging a relative lack of fencing experience.

8/1

2nd

7

7th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:35 Carlisle

Magic Of Milan

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

Nearly two years ago when runner-up in a 2m5f handicap here on her chasing debut but she finished tailed off back here later that month and has been confined to hurdling ever since; recent form none too inspiring.

14/1

Form: 3/3-22 BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced (0-7 rules); beaten by a stablemate here in November on return from a lengthy absence, and probably a shade unfortunate to taste defeat behind an improving If Not For Dylan here (2m4f, soft; made a costly late mistake) subsequently; 3lb higher today; big player if staying 3m.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Destiny Is All

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

On the podium for 13 of 17 chase starts, winning four, is effective on slow ground and is back below a winning mark; yard has won three of the last seven renewals, including last year's Patrick Wadge-ridden victor; player, so long as the recent tendency to jump right doesn't resurface.

100/30

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Destiny Is All

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won on reappearance here (3m2f, good to soft) in October and bounced back from below-par run at Cheltenham when fair third at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; he's 2-2 over fences at Kelso and could play a leading role now back here in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: PF-2P4 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (October 2020); wore cheekpieces when runner-up at Hexham (3m) in November but was visibly tiring from the second last fence in this refitted visor at Bangor (3m, heavy; fourth) latest; edging back down the weights (a further 3lb) and ever closer to his last winning mark.

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4

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Asking For Answers

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

7

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Asking For Answers

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Rallied well to take second on last month's seasonal debut at Hexham (2m3f, soft) but ought to have been suited by the return to 3m when below form there since and has become a hard horse to predict.

16/1

5th

9

4th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:48 Hexham

Asking For Answers

11st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Martin Todhunter

Scoped dirty on first run back (Gipsy Lee Rose winner) from wind surgery; stuck on after making a mistake at the final fence on return to action here (2m4f; second) last month; 2lb higher, although that is still 10lb lower than when runner-up in this race 12 months ago; realistic chance.

13/2

Form: 471/P7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

First-time tongue-tie when scoring on handicap debut (hurdles) for Rebecca Menzies at Sedgefield in April 2019; absent for the best part of three years until reappearing over fences for this trainer here early in the New Year (pulled up); fared only marginally better at Catterick and hard to fancy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle

Peak Time

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Maurice Barnes

Scored on handicap debut (hurdles) for Rebecca Menzies at Sedgefield in April 2019 but has failed to get competitive in two handicap chases for this yard since returning from a long absence.

33/1

5

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:15 Ayr

Peak Time

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Maurice Barnes

First-time tongue-tie when scoring on handicap debut (hurdles) for Rebecca Menzies at Sedgefield in April 2019; absent for the best part of three years until reappearing over fences for this trainer here early in the New Year (pulled up); fared only marginally better at Catterick and hard to fancy.

50/1

7th

5

26th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:40 Catterick

Peak Time

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

9yo with just five runs to his name; won over hurdles at Sedgefield (2m5f, good) for Rebecca Menzies in April 2019 but off nearly 1,000 days afterwards and showed little on stable/chase debut at Ayr three weeks ago; risky.

33/1

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Exacta £353.00
Straight Forecast £344.10
Trifecta £981.00

Selections

The Times:

Destiny Is All

SPOTLIGHT:

To The Limit

Daily Express:

Shaka The King

Telegraph:

Destiny Is All

Daily Mail:

Destiny Is All

Daily Mirror:

Destiny Is All

The Star:

Destiny Is All

Daily Record:

Destiny Is All

RP Ratings:

To The Limit

TOPSPEED:

To The Limit

POSTDATA:

To The Limit