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15:43 Kelso

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bet365 Cyril Alexander Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7406.56
  • 2m 1f 14y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 21s
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bet365 Cyril Alexander Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -4313U D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Three hurdle wins last season (2m, good/soft) and scored at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in December on his third chase start; fair third at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft) next time then hampered/unseated early most recently; improvement needed but that's possible; race is named after his trainer's father.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Dubai Days

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Tends to come good in the spring, winning at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last March and back on the scoresheet at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; did it readily in a small field last time and remains feasibly treated back up 4lb; he's on the shortlist.

10/1

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Dubai Days

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along and steady headway from 4 out, left in lead 3 out, pushed along 2 out, went clear approaching last, good jump last, comfortably

3/1

2nd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Dubai Days

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in last, not fluent and outpaced 8th, went third but still plenty to do after 3 out, rallied and went second before last, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

15/8

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9/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -F1U12 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Unseated/fell on two of his first three chase starts but won his first two completed outings in this sphere (2m/2m4f, good) and again ran well when runner-up in a Grade 2 novice at Haydock (2m4f, soft) last time; this 5yo is a strong candidate now back in a handicap.

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

8th

1

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

16:08 Wincanton

Hardy Du Seuil

12st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Went off only 12-1 when pulled up over fences in the Grand Annual last time; had a decent spell over hurdles at the start of last year when competitive off this sort of mark; 2m might be his best trip but certainly not dismissed lightly.

8/1

16

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Hardy Du Seuil

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had a decent spell over hurdles at the start of last year and returned to fences to finish a creditable third on his 2m Sandown reappearance (soft) four weeks ago, keeping on well from the rear; the cheekpieces he wore at the end of last season are refitted; not discounted.

12/1

3rd

4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Hardy Du Seuil

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Below form in the Imperial Cup here last March on his only start on heavy; had won over 2m here (soft) last January and was runner-up elsewhere twice last spring, all over hurdles but he was pretty useful over fences too the season before; not seen since April but has to be given a close look.

7/1

Form: 49-512 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Ayr (2m, soft) in January and bumped into rejuvenated winner when runner-up there (2m, heavy) last month; won here over hurdles and can give another good account.

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5th

1

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:26 Carlisle

Seemorelights

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Came good over fences in first-time cheekpieces at Ayr (2m, soft) in January and has performed well on both subsequent appearances; probably still on a workable mark but may not be ideally suited by today's return to good ground.

8/1

3rd

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

15:43 Kelso

Seemorelights

10st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Ayr (2m, soft) in January and bumped into rejuvenated winner when runner-up there (2m, heavy) last month; won here over hurdles and can give another good account.

11/2

2nd

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Ayr

Seemorelights

12st 1lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

Has done much of his racing over longer trips but both wins have come at 2m and he gained a first chase success over C&D (soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; Edward Austin's 5lb claim should help to counteract a 6lb rise; big chance again.

11/4

Form: 322322 D

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

0-6 since winning on chase debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) last July and remains 9lb higher, but has run some good races since and was short-headed last time out at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in November; goes well fresh and may not be far away; rarely runs on testing ground but can handle it.

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5th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Dino Velvet

11st 6lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

No obvious benefits from wind surgery when trailing home last on the Flat last month; only 1-16 as a chaser and wasn't in much form over fences earlier this year.

12/1

6th

3

(3)

3rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

17:20 Brighton

Dino Velvet

11st 0lb

J: Mr Ryan Price

T: Alan King

Regressive over fences; has undergone wind surgery since last seen in May; well beaten in two Flat runs last summer; enough to prove.

20/1

3rd

5

24th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

18:50 Southwell

Dino Velvet

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, pushed along briefly after 1st, headway 8th, pushed along after 5 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

9/1

Form: 2222U4 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Has a habit of finding one or more too good but he again ran well when fourth in a hot little handicap at Doncaster (2m, good) last time and a 2lb drop can only help; also effective on soft and could be in the mix.

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2nd

6

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Below par on last three starts, including over C&D on middle outing; however, perhaps the heavy ground was too much and he has a good record here otherwise; significantly lower in weights than when twice finishing in the first three over C&D (soft/good to soft) in October; interesting candidate.

15/2

8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Gold Des Bois

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Belied 40-1 odds when close third in this race last year (good ground) and is effectively 5lb lower today but ended last year with two disappointing efforts and has some questions to answer at present.

20/1

4th

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:20 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Iain Jardine

raced in fourth, awkward jump 7th

11/4

Form: 334211 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Running well since these blinkers and he's won his last two, at Sedgefield (2m, good) and Uttoxeter (2m, soft); climbing the weights but has to be respected given his current fine form.

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5th

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Heartbreak Kid

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent, went second and pressed leader 6th, outpaced and lost second after 5 out, weakened 4 out

9/2

5th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Heartbreak Kid

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner

11/2

Form: -83515

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Dead-heated on stable debut over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in December and he's had a wind op since a lesser fifth at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in January; however, he failed to jump with fluency and was tailed off on his sole chase start in Ireland, so has something to prove now back over fences.

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6th

3

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:48 Perth

Glentruan

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Ran well when third in first-time cheekpieces here (2m4f, good to soft) in April before tipping up at the first on his return to fences; has the form to feature provided he takes to more new headgear.

7/2

4

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

16:00 Perth

Glentruan

11st 10lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Patrick Neville

Ran well when third in first-time cheekpieces here (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago and has claims if judged on that performance but today's shorter trip may not be ideal and he's not one to rely upon heavily; fell at the first over fences here yesterday.

6/1

1

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Perth

Glentruan

12st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Patrick Neville

took keen hold, jumped left and fell 1st

9/4

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Straight Forecast £114.70
Trifecta £457.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Heartbreak Kid

TOPSPEED:

Gold Des Bois

RP Ratings:

Seemorelights

SPOTLIGHT:

Hardy Du Seuil

POSTDATA:

Dubai Days

LAMBOURN:

Hardy Du Seuil

Daily Express:

Dubai Days

The Guardian:

Heartbreak Kid

The Star:

Heartbreak Kid

Daily Record:

Heartbreak Kid

Daily Mail:

Gold Des Bois

The Sun:

Gold Des Bois

The Times:

Seemorelights

Daily Mirror:

Seemorelights