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14:10 Leicester

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  • Prize money: £5772.76
  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 4s
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.20
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 22PFP3

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Ended a run of non-completions when third at Doncaster last month; now below his latest winning mark and has form on soft; often races prominently (has made the running); possibilities if building on latest effort.

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5th

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Boughtbeforelunch

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joseph Stevenson

T: Phillippa Taylor

Capable on his day for Paul Webber but an infrequent winner at the best of times and he was pulled up in a hunter chase last month after a long absence.

40/1

5

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Boughtbeforelunch

12st 2lb

J: Mr Joseph Stevenson

T: Phillippa Taylor

towards rear, lost touch 8th, pulled up before 4 out

33/1

3

21st Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

13:23 Taunton

Boughtbeforelunch

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

Stuck to his guns when runner-up behind the favourite at Southwell (3m, good) in May but Warwick last time was disappointing as he can go well fresh and has form there; hard to win with at the best of times (3-36) and he was pulled up at Ludlow yesterday.

10/1

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11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 5634UP

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Had been running consistently this season until being pulled up in a competitive Warwick handicap latest; just 1-15 over fences but back in calmer waters and stable among the winners lately; by no means impossible.

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1

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Captain Tommy

12st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Fred Timmis

2-2 in hunter chases at Ludlow this year (3m/2m4f; soft) and he predictably found it hard work in the Foxhunters' at Aintree the final time; this isn't quite so demanding but he's relying on some of these being off their game.

16/1

9th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Captain Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Fred Timmis

The winner of two small-field hunter chases at Ludlow this year, latterly proving too strong for Espoir De Guye; that form, and the balance of his handicap exploits during the past 12 months, strongly hints at limitations at this level.

40/1

Form: 42-163 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Just 3lb higher than when winning at Chepstow last October but has suffered two heavy defeats since; acts on soft and chance may hinge on whether blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) have a positive effect.

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2nd

1

21st Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Warwick

Young Offender

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

3rd

7

29th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Young Offender

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

3rd

7

11th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:15 Exeter

Young Offender

10st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Suffered dip in form after winning chasing debut at Chepstow (3m2f, good) in October but seemed to be perked up by a change of headgear (blinkers for cheekpieces) when third at Leicester (2m6f, soft) three weeks ago; tried in a visor here; will probably need to better that recent effort.

10/1

Form: 3-86F7

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Winning British debut at Market Rasen just over a year ago (3m, heavy); hasn't really convinced over further since; down in class and this trip could prove more suitable; bit to prove but definitely not ruled out.

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1

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Eclair Mag

12st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

His mark continues to fall and his reappearance at Bangor in November was fairly encouraging, but pulled up at Exeter since and back to having something to prove; blinkers return (no positive impact when worn in France).

16/1

5

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Eclair Mag

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Never really got going last season but he's become well handicapped and seemed to need the run when tried in this new headgear combination at Bangor; successful under these conditions in the past and could feature.

10/1

4th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Eclair Mag

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and has become well handicapped but never really got going last season (five runs) and returns from 282-day abreak with fair bit to prove; cheekpieces refitted.

10/1

Form: -P7541

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Winning hasn't come easily to him but made it 2-17 as a chaser when snatching an unlikely success at Warwick last month, in first-time cheekpieces; 5lb rise might not prevent him going close if the aid works again.

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5th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Tried in blinkers instead of usual cheekpieces when just a fair third of seven in 3m Perth handicap chase in April; a bit more is needed if he is to resume winning ways.

9/2

3rd

2

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Held every chance when he fell two out at Wincanton in December but he's unpredictable and hasn't repeated that form since; impossible to know how he'll react to first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) but, off his last winning mark, he can't be discounted.

4/1

7th

3

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Smugglers Blues

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Still in the firing line when he fell two out here in December but he's hard to predict and produced a lesser effort at Warwick in the race won by The Kings Writ, and he has won there; capable but risky.

7/1

Form: 1459P1 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Had appeared to be badly out of form but popped up at 40-1 over C&D last month (good, has won on soft/heavy); up 6lb in a better race and has always been something of a law unto himself; has to be considered but has never backed up a win with another success.

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3

8th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

17:00 Plumpton

Prairie Town

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Tony Carroll

Four-time chase winner, including this race off 5lb higher mark on good ground a year ago; not getting any younger and had very mixed record last season but will be a danger to all if this is a going day.

5/1

7th

10

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

17:34 Haydock

Prairie Town

10st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Tony Carroll

3rd

5

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Prairie Town

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Tony Carroll

Not the most consistent and two heavy defeats since his Leicester win in January; C&D winner last May (off 2lb higher) and always the chance he could bounce back to form.

8/1

Form: 3P3P/P

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Sondown last month after a very long absence; might benefit from that but takes a leap of faith, even though he's down in class; cheepieces return (no help in one previous attempt).

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2

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:10 Leicester

Redzor

12st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up at Sondown last month after a very long absence; might benefit from that but takes a leap of faith, even though he's down in class; cheepieces return (no help in one previous attempt).

7/1

2

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Redzor

12st 11lb

Pulled up in the 3m6f NH Chase at Cheltenham Festival in March 2020 and absent since with a leg injury; dropped 7lb and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting but last eight starts were over at least 2m7f.

10/1

7

4th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:05 Newbury

Redzor

11st 3lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up in the NH Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2020 and absent since; however, he's in top hands and has been given a chance by the handicapper on his return; interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

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Payout
Exacta £388.00
Straight Forecast £299.40
Trifecta £1464.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Prairie Town

SPOTLIGHT:

Eclair Mag

Daily Mail:

Captain Tommy

Daily Express:

Eclair Mag

Daily Mirror:

Prairie Town

Daily Record:

Prairie Town