February 17 / 15.55 Leicester

15.55 Leicester

Soft

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  • 1m 7f 201y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 11s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-6342 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Maiden after 14 starts; runner-up in six of those, the latest at Catterick this month; visor tried there replaced with returning cheekpieces; acts on soft and enters the argument but element of doubt until he proves he has what it takes to win.
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6

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:33 Wetherby

Here We Have It

11st 5lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Won at Leicester (2m, soft) in February before a disappointing run at Kelso (2m1f, soft) 16 days later; there's a major rethink on trip today but he was effective over 3m in points and he has a staying pedigree; unexposed and could have untapped potential at this distance if returning to form.

4/1

5th

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

16:25 Kelso

Here We Have It

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Second to Wheelbahri at Catterick (1m7f, good) last month when back down in trip on second chase start, then went one better under Lewis Dobb at Leicester (2m, soft); may have more to offer and he's respected up 4lb.

7/2

1st

2

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:55 Leicester

Here We Have It

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Maiden after 14 starts; runner-up in six of those, the latest at Catterick this month; visor tried there replaced with returning cheekpieces; acts on soft and enters the argument but element of doubt until he proves he has what it takes to win.

4/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 46-844

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Still early days and ran well for a long way on last month's stable debut (bought for £12,500 in December) at Warwick, when not appearing to last 2m4f; this is less competitive and no surprise to see him go close.
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1st

4

7th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

13:55 Hexham

Fulgurix

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Runner-up on three of his five outings over fences, including when narrowly beaten at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, good to soft); now 3lb higher but has a chance.

3/1

2nd

1

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Fulgurix

12st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland

Maiden; runner-up on last two runs over fences, going down narrowly at Leicester (2m, soft) before seeming not to stay 2m3f on heavy at Exeter last time; one to consider back in trip.

5/2

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

16:20 Taunton

Fulgurix

11st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 15-467 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won off this mark over hurdles last March; couple of fair efforts in the autumn but was tailed off on her chasing debut six weeks ago; subsequent wind operation needs to have a beneficial effect.
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5th

5

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:20 Southwell

Legendary Rhythm

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Won off 1lb higher over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) last March but has mixed record since and was a well-held fifth of eight when favourite over fences at Leicester (2m4f; second run after wind surgery) last month; has had only three runs in this sphere but she's yet to prove his stamina at this sort of trip and others are more convincing.

13/2

5th

5

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Legendary Rhythm

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Shaped encouragingly after a wind op on just her second chase start when third in 2m handicap here 12 days ago; this fair 2m winner over hurdles is well worth considering now stepping back up in trip.

3/1

3rd

5

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:55 Leicester

Legendary Rhythm

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Won off this mark over hurdles last March; couple of fair efforts in the autumn but was tailed off on her chasing debut six weeks ago; subsequent wind operation needs to have a beneficial effect.

10/1

Form: P-P84U D

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 5lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has chalked up 12 chasing wins in a long career but nowhere near his best in recent times, including at his beloved Sedgefield; soft/heavy suits but too many doubts for now.
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5th

7

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:03 Hexham

Roxyfet

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Admirable veteran; notched a 13th win from 99 starts over fences (also 3-10 over hurdles) when determinedly running down a stablemate in blustery conditions over C&D (soft) in April; 2lb higher, and is likely to appreciate any further easing of the ground conditions.

1st

5

11th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

13:00 Hexham

Roxyfet

10st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

12yo who has regressed over the last two seasons but he's been a fair fourth the last twice (both 2m, soft) and has been dropped a further 4lb since; has won over C&D and might not be far away.

7/2

6

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Sedgefield

Roxyfet

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Not the force of old but has won nine times here and wasn't disgraced when fourth over C&D (soft) 19 days ago; should give a good account but others more persuasive.

8/1

Form: 755342

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
More than two years since he won but has been beaten less than ten lengths in his latest three starts, including back over fences at Plumpton last month; should be involved but habit of jumping to his left no help around here.
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5th

4

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:55 Leicester

Zamani

10st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

More than two years since he won but has been beaten less than ten lengths in his latest three starts, including back over fences at Plumpton last month; should be involved but habit of jumping to his left no help around here.

9/2

2nd

5

31st Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:10 Plumpton

Zamani

10st 12lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Bridgwater

Flat/hurdles winner; comfortably held in three handicap chases at right-handed tracks in the autumn but jumped left on the final occasion and may well improve on this left-handed course; subsequently not disgraced in two handicap hurdles, latest here (2m); interesting off a reduced mark.

3/1

4th

7

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Zamani

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Bridgwater

Confidence restored with a 7l third returned to hurdles at Uttoxeter on New Year's Eve (2m, heavy), if never quite fully convincing his much-reduced mark would be cashed in on; tempting here all the same, considering his peak RPR of 113 was recorded in a C&D 0-120 (good) last season.

7/1

Form: 5-48PP D

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Has run well here but all three wins at Huntingdon; pulled up in both starts this winter and possibly best watched for now.
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7th

8

18th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:40 Huntingdon

Torrent Des Mottes

10st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: John Cornwall

3rd

7

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Torrent Des Mottes

10st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John Cornwall

Not in top form here last week and has to raise his game, but he's won at this track in the month of March in each of the last three seasons.

13/2

5th

7

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Torrent Des Mottes

10st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John Cornwall

Gained all three wins here, including this race in 2020 and a 2m success a year ago; out of form this season and competes from 4lb out of the weights today but the return to this track is an obvious plus.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 686916 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Well beaten over hurdles at Plumpton latest and was badly out of sorts over fences last spring (for Dan Skelton); however, he's unbeaten in three visits to this track, all over hurdles and the most recent in December; hard to rule out given that statistic.
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7th

3

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:55 Leicester

Falcon Sun

10st 11lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Michael Roberts

Well beaten over hurdles at Plumpton latest and was badly out of sorts over fences last spring (for Dan Skelton); however, he's unbeaten in three visits to this track, all over hurdles and the most recent in December; hard to rule out given that statistic.

5/1

6

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Falcon Sun

11st 5lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Michael Roberts

All three wins at Leicester, including on soft; has form on other tracks but was well below his best at Plumpton last month and has something to prove after that.

11/1

6th

10

2nd Jan 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Falcon Sun

10st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Michael Roberts

Ex-Dan Skelton gelding; reportedly enjoyed the return to soft ground when beating three rivals at Leicester, making it 3-3 at that track; well handicapped off 2lb higher if able to continue the good work.

8/1

Form: 62-4P1 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
First success since March 2019 when overhauling a 15yo at Bangor last month; effectively only 1lb higher here and, as he may well be better going right-handed, is worthy of consideration; often makes the running.
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7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

16:20 Taunton

Royal Act

10st 0lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

5th

8

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:20 Taunton

Royal Act

10st 3lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Three-time course winner, including this race in both 2018 and 2019; lacks consistency now but he'll be happier back down in trip round here and is likely to give it another good go, probably from the front.

12/1

5th

7

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

Royal Act

10st 5lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Four wins at up to 2m2f on a variety of ground, most recently at Bangor in January; however, he has yet to convince over staying trips and was well held off a lower mark in this race last year.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £160.00
Straight Forecast £140.50
Tricast £724.70
Trifecta £857.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Here We Have It

WEST COUNTRY:

Zamani

SPOTLIGHT:

Fulgurix

Daily Mirror:

Royal Act

Telegraph:

Falcon Sun

The Sun:

Fulgurix

The Times:

Zamani

The Guardian:

Zamani

TOPSPEED:

Here We Have It

POSTDATA:

Here We Have It

Daily Mail:

Here We Have It

Daily Express:

Here We Have It

Daily Record:

Here We Have It

The Star:

Royal Act