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14:37 Fontwell

Soft

Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7733.32
  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 6m 2s
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Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 424231 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Useful C&D form in October (soft) and was suited by similar conditions when despatching Tip Top Mountain here 18 days ago; on a career-high mark after a 7lb rise but has plenty going for him.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Galtee Mountain

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Pat Murphy

Ended last season with three consecutive wins at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft/soft) and, although below that level this season, the return of cheekpieces has to be a good thing; better expected.

8/1

4th

2

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:55 Lingfield

Galtee Mountain

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Pat Murphy

Ended last season with three consecutive wins at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft/soft) and made some reasonably encouraging late headway from a poor position when back in action at Worcester (2m4f, soft) last month; entitled to have benefited from that recent outing but may find others better handicapped.

14/1

6th

11

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Worcester

Galtee Mountain

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Pat Murphy

Triple hurdle winner who won over fences at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft/soft) in his final three runs last season; two of his four rivals fell last time and he's up another 4lb but this 7yo is open to more improvement over fences and he's respected on his return.

9/2

33/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: -55PFP

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Showed hurdle ability last winter but has struggled badly over fences this season, including in two runs since wind surgery; cannot fancy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Entre Deux

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Only win came in an Irish point more than three years ago; chasing career has been mostly disappointing but much better when fourth in a bunch finish at Warwick last month; repeat of that brings him into the reckoning.

6/1

4th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Entre Deux

10st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

Second of five at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) 14 months ago but has struggled on all three starts this season and is very difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

4th

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Entre Deux

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Generally poor, including pulling up in hurdle/chase this winter; plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: -71412

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Winner of two of five chases, narrowly over 2m3f at Plumpton in January (soft), and this longer trip didn't seem to play to his strengths behind Galtee Mountain over C&D last month (good to soft); weights turnaround but still a stamina query to resolve.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Tip Top Mountain

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

jumped right on occasions, prominent, weakened gradually from 3 out

8/1

5th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Tip Top Mountain

11st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Won four times last season and, having dropped to his last winning mark, he was back on the scoresheet at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy) recently; he's in a deeper race today but is not discounted up 3lb.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 135125 C BF

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Claims on autumn form at about this trip but those races were on good ground and he tends to be kept to that surface now, even though he's won on soft; lesser effort when last seen in an amateur riders' race in October and off since.

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4th

3

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:37 Fontwell

Goldencard

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Claims on autumn form at about this trip but those races were on good ground and he tends to be kept to that surface now, even though he's won on soft; lesser effort when last seen in an amateur riders' race in October and off since.

5/1

5th

2

21st Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Ludlow

Goldencard

12st 0lb

J: Mr Daniel Ellis

T: Christian Williams

Made all in fine style at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) early last month and beaten just a nose at Fontwell (2m5f, good) four days later; another 4lb higher today but has to be respected in current form.

2/1

4

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:05 Fontwell

Goldencard

11st 4lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Back to form with two wins in his last five starts and narrowly denied over C&D on latest outing; up another 4lb but Ellis Collier's 10lb claim a real help; often makes the running and has form on good and soft ground.

5/2

Form: 53-774

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Smart staying chasers in pedigree; persevered well when close fourth upped to 3m1f on handicap hurdle debut at Plumpton last month (good to soft); can come into his own over further in due course but still an interesting contender on chase debut; yard won two of the last five runnings.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:37 Fontwell

Lavorante

11st 12lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Smart staying chasers in pedigree; persevered well when close fourth upped to 3m1f on handicap hurdle debut at Plumpton last month (good to soft); can come into his own over further in due course but still an interesting contender on chase debut; yard won two of the last five runnings.

7/2

6

31st Jan 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:40 Plumpton

Lavorante

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Six-race maiden under rules; has a mixed record in his four runs over hurdles but he was only beaten around 4l here (3m1f, good to soft) on his recent handicap debut; shaped like a strong stayer in that race and has claims if he can build on that on this switch to fences.

9/2

4th

2

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:10 Plumpton

Lavorante

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Tailed off on his two starts this season (both 2m) but showed promise previously and the step up in trip could be a plus on this handicap debut, as he was second to the exciting Jonbon over 3m in his sole point; interesting contender, all the more so if strong in the betting.

11/2

Form: 4-RP9U

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won two 3m chases at Southwell last March (good) but has hit the wall since and hasn't completed in three of his last four starts.

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5

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

First Class Return

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Not so good over the last two years; took a moderate Wetherby seller (2m4f, good to soft) on penultimate start but didn't get far (fell) on his return to fences at Exeter next time; well handicapped on old form.

6/1

2

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

First Class Return

11st 8lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

1

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

First Class Return

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Winning form over 3m as a chaser but was running moderately in that discipline before returning to form back over hurdles in a 2m3f seller at Wetherby (good to soft), which he won by 3l; can pick holes in the form but clearly a contender on the back of that.

5/2

Form: 666P26 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner who won a 2m5f Fakenham selling chase last January; ran best race for new yard when second at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) in December but soundly beaten again since; unconvincing for now.

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8

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

13:25 Fontwell

Invincible Cave

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

led, pressed leader when headed 2nd, ridden when lost position 9th, soon in rear, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

40/1

7th

9

8th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Invincible Cave

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

7th

7

29th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Invincible Cave

10st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Cynthia Woods

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Galtee Mountain

POSTDATA:

Tip Top Mountain

Daily Mail:

Lavorante

TOPSPEED:

Goldencard

Daily Express:

Lavorante

WEST COUNTRY:

Tip Top Mountain

Daily Mirror:

Tip Top Mountain

The Star:

Tip Top Mountain

Daily Record:

Tip Top Mountain

RP Ratings:

Galtee Mountain

LAMBOURN:

Galtee Mountain

Telegraph:

Galtee Mountain

The Guardian:

Galtee Mountain

The Sun:

Galtee Mountain

The Times:

Goldencard