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13:45 Sandown

Soft

“Ubique” Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 1m 7f 119y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 9s
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“Ubique” Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 195341

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Irish bumper winner who didn't hang about over hurdles and showed why with a dominant performance on his recent chase debut at Musselburgh (2m4f handicap, good to soft); only beat three rivals but the runner-up is likeable; could be well handicapped with a penalty; dropping back to 2m shouldn't be a factor around here, especially on testing ground that he handles.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Douglas Talking

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Front-runner who has created a big impression during a productive British campaign and a late mistake perhaps cost him when reeled in late on at Aintree (2m, good to soft); still looks well handicapped and he's a scopey 7yo who should take well to this place.

9/2

2nd

13

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Douglas Talking

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Front-runs; immediate improvement for switch to fences and beaten only twice in seven completions, running flat last May after a long spell of action and back from break in October; had wind surgery since and has looked an exciting prospect this spring, going round Sandown to the manner born in March (1m7f, good to soft); up further 10lb; could yet rate higher.

3/1

1st

1

7th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Douglas Talking

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

jumped well, made all, went clear going easily after 3 out, canter, impressive

9/4

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1450/8 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced since beating the high-class Mister Fisher on his chase debut in November 2019, since when he's been asked some stiff questions; finished last on December's return from an absence but that was a Class 2 handicap at Cheltenham; interesting to gauge the confidence behind him at this lower level; usual hood left off.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

29th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:31 Uttoxeter

Torpillo

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemingly back on track when winning four-runner race at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in March but safely held at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month and now has questions to answer again.

14/1

6th

8

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Torpillo

10st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Low-mileage 7yo with records of 4-7 over hurdles and 2-7 as a chaser; got himself back on track with a second on soft ground at Sandown and then beat three rivals with relative ease at Wincanton, despite reportedly not enjoying the good ground; all that was at about 2m but Daryl Jacob reckons this trip will suit him.

7/1

1st

1

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

14:55 Wincanton

Torpillo

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Missed last season and was well beaten on reappearance outing in December but seemed to appreciate a drop in grade when second at Sandown (1m7f, soft; front pair well clear) last month; remains on a good mark but drying ground may not be ideal for him here.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-6251 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Not that consistent but useful on his day and he was having a belated first attempt at this sort of trip (has run over 3m) when grinding it out last month at Fakenham (good to soft); this is a career-high mark after going up 3lb but expect him to be ridden positively.

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Somekindofstar

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Matt Crawley

10yo who lost his form over fences last season but he returned from a break with a fair third over hurdles at Fakenham recently on his stable debut, and he's well treated on his best chase form; not ruled out.

10/1

15/2

Form: P21724 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner who often front-runs and was enhancing his good record here when second over C&D in early December; this is more his trip than the 2m4f he ran over last time and daren't discount.

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5th

2

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:40 Fontwell

Darebin

11st 7lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Quite useful in his prime and was a C&D winner last season; very much a force in decline now but ran well for a long way in Class 3 race at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) last month and now contests a Class 5 handicap for the first time in his career.

6/1

5th

8

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 119y

Class 3

14:55 Sandown

Darebin

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Not the force of old but he tends to come alive here, winning this race in 2020 and going down narrowly (good to soft ground) 12 months ago; mainly in the doldrums since but there were signs of a revival at Plumpton 18 days ago and he's thrown in on his best form despite being 3lb out of the weights.

6/1

3rd

4

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

14:10 Plumpton

Darebin

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Not the easiest to predict these days, but he's very well handicapped on his winning form; ran okay at Fontwell (2m2f, soft) when considering an ordinary record when fresh and going without headgear (now returns) that has served him well in the past; chance.

3/1

Form: -14354 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Consistent 9yo who has seemingly struggled with his revised mark since winning on soft ground at Ffos Las in November, beaten somewhere between 4l and 10l in four subsequent starts; it was only a Class 4 back at Ffos Las two weeks ago so he needs to raise his game.

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2nd

6

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Uttoxeter

Desque De LIsle

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Raced mainly at around 2m but returned to form with clearcut success when upped to 2m4f at Lingfield (good to soft) 11 days ago and is now 6-20 over fences; escapes a penalty here (due a 5lb rise) and ought to cope with the slower ground; obvious contender.

11/10

1st

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Lingfield

Desque De LIsle

11st 3lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Yard had good record with chasers here in recent years and won today's race in 2021 but this one rarely runs beyond 2m and well below his best in two runs this season; has stamina to prove on first 2m4f run.

7/2

4th

5

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Desque De LIsle

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

10yo who is not easy to predict but he shaped as though he needed the run at Huntingdon on his recent return and he's 2-3 over C&D, including a win in this race (off 3lb higher) last year; looks interesting back at this track and he's in the mix for in-form yard.

11/4

Form: 2310-P D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Didn't look on the ball from the word go before pulling up in a Class 2 over C&D last month, with early mistakes having him on the back foot; usually a reliable chaser from 2m to 2m4f and has form here; just hard to be overly enthusiastic after last time.

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4th

2

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly 5th, ridden and headed after 2 out, bad mistake last, weakened run-in

5/1

2nd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Exeter

Paddys Poem

11st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, left in lead 2nd, 7 lengths ahead 7th, reduced lead 9th, ridden when headed after 2 out, no match for winner

9/4

1st

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:25 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and every chance approaching last, kept on well and led inside final 110yds

7/2

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Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £85.80
Trifecta £274.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Douglas Talking

WEST COUNTRY:

Torpillo

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