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15:28 Chepstow

Heavy

Pertemps Healthcare Handicap Chase (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 3m 2f 54y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 7m 37s
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Pertemps Healthcare Handicap Chase (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.10
  • Place: £3.10

Form: -65735

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Made quite promising chasing debut when third (albeit about 20l behind Eaton Miller) at Taunton (3m2f, good to soft) in December but didn't build on that when well-held fifth at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft) this month; now 0-11 overall; needs help from the first-time cheekpieces.

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13

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Mr Katanga

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Won by 47l in first-time cheekpieces here (3m2f, heavy) just over a year ago; well below that form this season but didn't run badly over 3m2f here (good; behind Tudors Treasure) in first-time blinkers last month and today's slower ground is in his favour.

9/1

5th

8

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:17 Chepstow

Mr Katanga

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Galloped rivals into the ground when winning a division of this 12 months ago (heavy; first-time cheekpieces) but the boot has been on the other foot this winter and he again ran moderately last time (first-time tongue-tie, now left off); ringing the changes with blinkers but has much to prove.

6/1

7th

8

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Mr Katanga

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Best effort this season when third, albeit no match for the first two, over C&D (soft) in November; easy winner at Chepstow last February but recent form is below that level; tongue-tie added.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 2-11PU

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Looked in excellent nick when winning pair of soft-ground 3m chases at Bangor last May but returned from absence with two non-completions this year, the latter over hurdles; needs to get back on track; cheekpieces (left off last time) back on today.

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10th

12

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Loch Garman Aris

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Creditable second of 17 here (2m7f, good to soft) last May but this teenager has struggled in both runs this winter and he remains without a win since 2021.

25/1

8th

13

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Loch Garman Aris

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

towards rear

20/1

6th

7

8th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Warwick

Loch Garman Aris

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who has never won over hurdles but who finished a good second of 17 at Uttoxeter when last seen in May; has tended to need an outing in recent seasons but repeat of that effort would put him firmly in this.

13/2

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7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2P-23P

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ran as though something was amiss at Wincanton last month but was placed on first two chasing starts, including creditable third in quite valuable Exeter marathon (3m6f, good to soft) in December; strong claims in this grade if all is well.

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1st

2

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Storm Force Ben

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs

Kicked off his chase career with a good front-running second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) last November but he struggled in final two runs last season (pulled up/tailed off); on dangerous mark on his return to action but he's still a maiden after 13 starts and others are more convincing.

5/1

3rd

1

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

15:28 Chepstow

Storm Force Ben

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

Ran as though something was amiss at Wincanton last month but was placed on first two chasing starts, including creditable third in quite valuable Exeter marathon (3m6f, good to soft) in December; strong claims in this grade if all is well.

7/2

3

8th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Storm Force Ben

12st 11lb

Maiden; fine efforts in both chasing starts; runner-up on debut (just in front of Heavey) and kept on well when third over marathon trip latest; best form has come at Exeter but major chance in this company assuming he shows the same ability at this track.

3/1

Form: 2P-P9P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Will be suited by today's trip/ground and has slipped to an attractive mark but has been out of form this winter and needs the first-time cheekpieces to give him a significant boost.

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6

11th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:40 Exeter

Jurys Out

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Will be suited by today's trip/ground and has slipped to an attractive mark but has been out of form this winter; cheekpieces didn't appear to help much on latest outing; blinkers given a whirl today.

10/1

4th

5

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

15:28 Chepstow

Jurys Out

11st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Will be suited by today's trip/ground and has slipped to an attractive mark but has been out of form this winter and needs the first-time cheekpieces to give him a significant boost.

8/1

4

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Jurys Out

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Runner-up twice over fences (3m1f/3m2f) last term; nowhere near best in two runs this season but holds every chance granted a revival; his hurdles win came off this mark.

12/1

Form: 00-FPP

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 10yo who has looked out of sorts over fences/hurdles for new stable this season; cheekpieces are discarded after one use and regular tongue-tie is also missing today; revival needed.

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3

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

15:28 Chepstow

Calicojack

11st 6lb

J: Mr Mark Robinson

T: Peter Bowen

Ex-Irish 10yo who has looked out of sorts over fences/hurdles for new stable this season; cheekpieces are discarded after one use and regular tongue-tie is also missing today; revival needed.

33/1

9

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

13:50 Ffos Las

Calicojack

11st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Peter Bowen

6

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Calicojack

11st 11lb

J: Mr Mark Robinson

T: Peter Bowen

Ex-Irish 9yo who has failed to complete two chases for new stable this autumn; was struggling from a fairly stage (albeit on soft ground) at Bangor a week ago and it takes a big leap of faith to support him on this first hurdle start since May 2019; sports first-time cheekpieces.

50/1

Form: 657503

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Struggled in 2m hurdle on last month's stable debut but her recent third over fences at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) was much more encouraging (albeit she was safely held in the end) and this dual Irish point winner looks interesting over today's much longer trip.

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4th

8

16th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

18:35 Ffos Las

Daenerys Stormborn

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

midfield, mistake 3rd, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, mistake last, lost fourth run-in

7/1

2nd

5

15th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:22 Stratford

Daenerys Stormborn

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Form: 244222

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Just 1-17 over fences but it's hard to fault his consistency in recent months; runner-up for third consecutive time when beaten only by a neck at Ludlow (3m, soft) five weeks ago and should be fine on this left-handed track; probably in the mix again.

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0

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Ivilnoble

10st 3lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

midfield, not fluent 8th, towards rear before 11th, not fluent 12th

33/1

0

10

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Ivilnoble

10st 8lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Had a consistent run of form in defeat two winters ago and could be well handicapped, but a long absence has to temper enthusiasm.

14/1

6

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:30 Leicester

Ivilnoble

10st 11lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Consistent between November and January, including four silver medals; looked beaten when unseating four out at Chepstow (3m2f) last month; capable of going well but has a modest strike-rate.

8/1

Form: 11F-2P D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Made very pleasing seasonal debut when clear second at Taunton (3m2f, good to soft) in December but flopped badly when favourite at Uttoxeter (3m, soft; race he won last year) a fortnight ago and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

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4th

12

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Lingfield

Eaton Miller

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

5lb out of the handicap today but won off this mark over fences (3m, heavy) and hurdles (3m2f, soft) in February 2021; two seconds (last December and this May) are easily the best of his eight starts since and he's a hard one to rely on.

20/1

5th

9

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Eaton Miller

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Won off this mark over fences (3m, heavy) and hurdles (3m2f, soft) early last year but has a very mixed record since and was tailed off at Hereford (3m1f chase) on his seasonal return two weeks ago; new combination of headgear is now tried and he comes with risks attached.

9/1

9th

5

8th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Hereford

Eaton Miller

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Bounced back from some lacklustre efforts when runner-up at Market Rasen (2m5f, good; refitted blinkers) in May; handicapped to have a say (3lb above last winning mark) but is 0-5 at Hereford, including as a beaten favourite in this race in 2019; isn't easy to predict.

7/1

Form: /8/P8P D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner in his prime but returned from long absence with three very disappointing runs this year and urgently needs to prove some ability remains.

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13

4th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:00 Hereford

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Grant Cann

Three chase wins but absent from November 2019 to January 2022 and nothing in five starts since; 5lb out of the handicap.

50/1

7

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 162y

Class 5

14:25 Wincanton

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Grant Cann

visibility reduced by fog, midfield, ridden and no impression before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

25/1

9

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

15:28 Chepstow

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Grant Cann

Three-time chase winner in his prime but returned from long absence with three very disappointing runs this year and urgently needs to prove some ability remains.

33/1

Form: 13-423

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

In the frame all four appearances since breakthrough win at Leicester (2m6f, heavy) last March but has developed a tendency to race rather lazily, and cheekpieces haven't done much to prevent that on his last two outings; others appeal more.

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8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Veteran who ran respectably behind a couple of younger rivals at Southwell (3m, heavy) last month; however, it's three years since his sole success; not the percentage call.

10/1

3rd

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

disputed lead, lost position after 3 out, switched right and rallied before 2 out, weakened gradually after 2 out

10/1

4th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Scored on heavy ground in March 2021 but that remains his only win from 29 starts; place case can be made but others look stronger for the win.

16/1

Form: P07P35

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

0-6 under rules but seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpices when third at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) in December and may have found the good ground too lively when below that form last time; not ruled out.

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11

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

15:28 Chepstow

Dorans Bridge

10st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Katy Price

0-6 under rules but seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpices when third at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) in December and may have found the good ground too lively when below that form last time; not ruled out.

10/1

5th

8

26th Jan 2022

Good

3m 2f 162y

Class 5

15:20 Wincanton

Dorans Bridge

10st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Katy Price

Irish point winner last April (good to yielding); struggled in novice/maiden hurdles in autumn and was pulled up on last month's chasing debut but fared considerably better when third in first-time cheekpieces/tongue-tie at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) just before Christmas and is 6lb lower here.

13/2

3rd

4

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

13:30 Lingfield

Dorans Bridge

11st 1lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Irish point winner in April; little to show for three novice hurdle outings in Britain and was struggling a long way out when pulled up on chasing/handicap debut at Uttoxeter on Friday; quick return to action with both cheekpieces and a tongue-strap fitted for the first time.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £1027.00
Straight Forecast £828.00
Tricast £3535.80
Trifecta £8025.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Ivilnoble

The Guardian:

Mr Katanga

SPOTLIGHT:

Storm Force Ben

RP Ratings:

Bignorm

POSTDATA:

Loch Garman Aris

Daily Express:

Mr Katanga

WEST COUNTRY:

Storm Force Ben

Daily Record:

Bignorm

The Times:

Ivilnoble

Telegraph:

Ivilnoble

Daily Mirror:

Ivilnoble

The Sun:

Ivilnoble

Daily Mail:

Loch Garman Aris