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BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 2m 3f 187y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 6s
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BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 3-1044 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Last of four runners at Wetherby four weeks ago; peak RPRs when scoring over 2m6f at this course in late 2020 and over 2m3f Chepstow (off this mark) last autumn; likely player if back to that level.

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3rd

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

14:45 Newbury

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Well-held third in Grade 2 at Kempton seven weeks ago; 3-3 over fences at Newbury, including easy wins in this race (by 15l) last year and a Class 2 handicap (by 14l on good ground) in November; strongly respected back here, despite being even higher in the weights now.

11/4

3rd

4

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton

Paint The Dream

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Versatile tactically and ground-wise; impressively defied top weight in Class 2 handicap at Newbury (2m4f; now 3-4 there) seven weeks ago, sauntering 14l clear of his nearest pursuer and recording a smart RPR; good chance provided he transfers the form to this course (first run here).

5/2

1st

1

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Posted career-best performance when striding clear to win Grade 3 handicap over C&D (soft) in March; returns on a lofty mark but held his own against high-class opposition before looking stretched by the trip in last month's Charlie Hall at Wetherby (3m, good to soft); drops back in distance here and might well be up to the task.

3/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 21U-P5 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Useful novice chaser last season (Grade 2 scorer); has failed to shine in his two runs this term (had a third wind surgery before latest) but may be about to bounce back off a handy mark, considering that Paul Nicholls has such a good record in this event; interesting contender.

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7th

3

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Tamaroc Du Mathan

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Has a patchy profile nowadays and jumped poorly when pulled up at Market Rasen last month following a break; however, perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help with his jumping and he won at handicap at Plumpton in May on his penultimate outing; not written off.

10/1

2

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 2

15:37 Market Rasen

Tamaroc Du Mathan

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, mistake 3rd, pushed along and outpaced 8th, ridden and weakened after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out (jockey said gelding jumped poorly; vet said gelding was showing signs of heat-stress)

5/2

1st

4

8th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

15:25 Plumpton

Tamaroc Du Mathan

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

No match for clear winner when clear second in Grade 3 handicap at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March but that still goes down as a good effort, and subsequent defeat over the big Aintree fences last month can easily be excused (hampered twice by fallers); has slipped to a good mark and will be suited by today's ground; high on the list.

9/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 43-412 D

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Absent since a couple of good performances over 2m5f in the autumn, winning at Market Rasen (good) then second in the Grand Sefton at Aintree (good to soft); goes well fresh and warrants respect on return to action; could well improve on his fourth-place finish in this race last year.

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3rd

6

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Senior Citizen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Alan King

Well below par in his last two runs (hunter chase latest) with and without the cheekpieces that triggered a return to winning ways in a 3m handicap at Doncaster over Christmas (good); not the easiest to predict and ideally wants drier ground, but too talented to rule out.

5/2

6th

4

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Senior Citizen

12st 6lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Alan King

towards rear, some headway before 8th

9/2

1

10th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 2

16:17 Fakenham

Senior Citizen

11st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

10yo who turned things around in first-time cheekpieces when scoring at Doncaster (3m, good) in December; remains feasibly treated on his best chase form but he didn't find much in a veterans' event at Exeter (last of six) last time and has something to prove again after that.

4/1

Form: 52/37- D

Last run: 462 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Defied this mark in similar event at Aintree in April 2019; however, lacks recent match practice having been absent since finishing seventh in the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy here; may well need the run.

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7th

3

26th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Kildisart

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Ben Pauling

led, pushed along and headed 3 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

10/1

20

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Kildisart

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Ben Pauling

Moving up to 3m1f worked a treat over the conventional fences here (good) three years ago and he stuck to his task extremely well over that trip when beaten a neck at 2020 Cheltenham Festival (soft; 2lb lower today) wearing cheekpieces; absent 462 days before a satisfactory reappearance five weeks ago, so not impossible.

28/1

4th

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Kildisart

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Ben Pauling

Defied this mark in similar event at Aintree in April 2019; however, lacks recent match practice having been absent since finishing seventh in the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy here; may well need the run.

20/1

Form: 314-1F CD BF

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Successful over C&D in November, taking Newbury record to 2-3; about 6l behind when falling two out at Ludlow on sole subsequent start but has possibilities off bottom weight back here, granted a clear round; may still have more progress in him.

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11

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Dublin Four

10st 10lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has an inconsistent profile and can make mistakes; not at his best last time but this drop back down in trip could help and he's handicapped to be a contender if minimising the blunders and producing his peak form.

14/1

5th

6

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Uttoxeter

Dublin Four

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

in rear, mistake 6th

6/1

3rd

6

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:40 Doncaster

Dublin Four

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Can make mistakes and a bad blunder three out scuppered his chance at Newbury last time; however, before that he kept on for a good second to the highly progressive Into Overdrive at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) and, granted a clear round, he could be a contender now back up in trip.

6/1

Form: 2-715P C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Useful on his day but his most recent success came over 3m on soft ground and he tackled a 3m4f contest last time (pulled up); may be tapped for toe back down markedly in distance; blinkers fitted.

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0

12

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Kalooki

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Defied a 15lb higher mark at Doncaster (3m) in late 2021 for Philip Hobbs; nowhere near that form since but looks very well handicapped granted a revival on debut for new stable; heed the market signals.

16/1

6th

8

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Kalooki

11st 9lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Dug deep for narrow win at Doncaster (3m, soft) one year ago; has a 10lb lower mark today because that was the only time he fired last season and he's not done much in his two races this term.

20/1

6th

1

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

13:23 Wetherby

Kalooki

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

in touch with leaders on inner, prominent from 7th

4/1

Form: P-4P41 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Regained the winning thread at Musselburgh (2m6f, good) last month on fourth run for new yard; remains well treated on peak form for Mick Channon, including Grade 2 novice success in 2019; not ruled out.

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3

1st Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:50 Cartmel

Glen Forsa

12st 0lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: Max Comley

in touch with leaders, lost position and ridden from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

9/4

2nd

4

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell

Glen Forsa

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: Max Comley

Very useful in his prime and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when winning Class 3 handicap at Musselburgh (2m6f, good) in February; left Charlie Longsdon after two disappointing efforts, though, and it's hard to predict what sort of mood he'll be in on today's hunter chase debut.

5/2

1

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 2

14:10 Newbury

Glen Forsa

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ended a long losing run in veterans' race at Musselburgh (2m6f, good; Psychedelic Rock and Valadom behind) in February but he ran poorly here next time and needs to bounce back; others are more solid.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: -12643

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

All wins at about 2m, the most recent at Ascot in October; respectable third back over 2m4f at Warwick (good to soft) three weeks ago; now 2lb lower and Jack Andrews takes off 5lb; could go well again.

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4th

6

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Kempton

Amoola Gold

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Both wins last season came over hurdles, including Chepstow contest on final outing; hasn't won over fences since 2020 and current mark reflects a general decline in his form; very well handicapped on his useful best.

7/1

1st

1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:45 Chepstow

Amoola Gold

11st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Very useful chaser at his best; very much on the downgrade now and was tailed off at Haydock last month but was able to exploit his novice hurdle status in three-runner contest at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) two starts ago and ought to play a leading role here.

11/10

6th

4

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

17:20 Haydock

Amoola Gold

11st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

No win since 2020 as a chaser and he's not been firing on all cylinders this season; won latest start but that came when 8-13 in a three-runner novice hurdle; acts on soft, unraced on heavy; down the weights (14lb lower than this time last year) but has questions to answer.

13/2

Form: 90-331 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Scored comfortably at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day when last seen, taking chase record to 4-9; faces a harder task back up in grade but he's one of two runners for a trainer who has a great record in this race; shortlisted.

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6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Amour De Nuit

11st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Scored comfortably at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day when last seen, taking chase record to 4-9; faces a harder task back up in grade but he's one of two runners for a trainer who has a great record in this race; shortlisted.

10/1

3

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:55 Ascot

Amour De Nuit

10st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Paul Nicholls

Comfortably justified favouritism at Musselburgh (2m4f) on New Year's Day; however, faces a harder task off 7lb higher in this field and looks held by Fanion D'Estruval judged on Newbury form in November.

10/1

1st

2

1st Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Amour De Nuit

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Reappeared with good third over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October and filled same spot back over fences at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) latest; this is easier and he's a key player down 2lb; has won on soft.

7/4

Form: 31-P15 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 7yo who is 2-5 in Britain, the wins gained in good style over 2m4f on soft ground at Sandown; below par over 3m there last time; may have more to offer back down in trip and remains of interest.

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4

16th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Farinet

11st 11lb

J: Mr James King

T: Venetia Williams

Won at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last January and comfortably made all at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in December; of interest judged on that latest win but two lesser runs have followed and he needs to get back on track.

33/1

10th

2

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Farinet

11st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

All starts have been on softer than good; 3-8 over fences in Britain and those wins were all gained in good style but his other runs last season were disappointing; this term he impressively made all at Chepstow (9lb higher today) but his form dipped at Newbury four weeks later; mixed messages.

16/1

5th

1

1st Jan 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

12:45 Cheltenham

Farinet

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

3-7 over fences in Britain and those wins were all gained in good style but his other runs last season were disappointing; made all when slamming Secret Reprieve by 8l eased down at Chepstow (3m) four weeks ago, since which he has been raised 10lb but he has to be in serious calculations.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £513.00
Straight Forecast £440.00
Tricast £4970.00
Trifecta £5564.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Glen Forsa

SPOTLIGHT:

Tamaroc Du Mathan

The Times:

Farinet

TOPSPEED:

Dublin Four

Daily Express:

Senior Citizen

The Star:

Kildisart

The Sun:

Farinet

WEST COUNTRY:

Tamaroc Du Mathan

Daily Record:

Tamaroc Du Mathan

Daily Mail:

Dublin Four

POSTDATA:

Glen Forsa

Telegraph:

Glen Forsa

The Guardian:

Glen Forsa

Daily Mirror:

Glen Forsa