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15:00 Leicester

Soft

Royal Air Forces Association Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5772.76
  • 1m 7f 201y
  • Class 4
  • 3 runners
  • Win time: 4m 14s
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Royal Air Forces Association Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88

Form: -14613 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to fences, and he gained his second win in Wetherby handicap before posting good third in 2m Ffos Las handicap four weeks ago; he's well in the mix off an unchanged mark.

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

4th

5

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

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11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Handles all ground; four chase wins at about 2m, the latest off 29lb higher in April 2022; has had a trying time since early last year but he ran his best race for a while when a close third at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) last month; looks to be running back into form; dangerous rival.

11/4

3rd

4

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

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11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Record of 4-16 over fences but he's looking regressive having not produced an effort of note this season; too well handicapped to ignore, mind.

10/1

0

3

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:05 Leicester

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11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Regressive 8yo who was soundly beaten on both appearances last month (2m4f/2m); ought to handle today's ground and continues to plummet down the weights but needs to turn a corner; goes beyond about 2m4f for first time under rules.

8/1

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Form: PP-P14 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Veteran chaser who arrives in excellent nick, following 2m Ffos Las success with good fourth there 19 days ago; he holds solid claims eased 1lb here.

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

1st

1

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

15:15 Leicester

Pride Of Lecale

12st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Veteran in terms of age but he's still quite unexposed over fences and ran creditably in novice handicap over C&D (soft) ten days ago; easily beat Shaw's Cross at Ffos Las in January; likely player.

5/2

2nd

3

1st Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

15:00 Leicester

Pride Of Lecale

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Veteran chaser who arrives in excellent nick, following 2m Ffos Las success with good fourth there 19 days ago; he holds solid claims eased 1lb here.

3/1

4th

5

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:27 Ffos Las

Pride Of Lecale

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Pulled up in first three starts since returning from an absence but was much improved for first-time hood (replacing tongue-tie) when winning only his second chase start, over 2m here (heavy) last month; back up 8lb but still favourably treated on 2m4f hurdle form; respected.

5/2

Form: -3P1U1 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-5 in this sphere in 2m Newcastle handicap three days ago, showing a really good attitude to get up on post after his rider lost an iron at the last; he's a big player under a 7lb penalty.

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

6th

4

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Oscars Leader

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Has won off higher marks and Bangor last time represented a welcome return to form; won't mind any rain and is entitled to go well.

7/2

2nd

3

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Oscars Leader

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

Won two chases last season but hasn't really fired this term (four runs); comes here after finishing last of four in refitted cheekpieces at Newcastle last month; visor refitted today; needs to up his game.

8/1

4th

4

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:18 Newcastle

Oscars Leader

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins last season, including a novice handicap over C&D on this card (good to soft); 6lb lower than that day but needs to revive after a slow start to this season.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £48.00
Straight Forecast £55.40
Trifecta £58.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

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TOPSPEED:

Pride Of Lecale

SPOTLIGHT:

Oscars Leader

WEST COUNTRY:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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Telegraph:

Oscars Leader

The Sun:

Oscars Leader

Daily Record:

Oscars Leader

POSTDATA:

Pride Of Lecale

The Times:

Pride Of Lecale

Daily Express:

Pride Of Lecale

The Star:

Pride Of Lecale