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13:00 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6416.25
  • 2m 3f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 5m 10s
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Virgin Bet Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63

Form: 612/53

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and far from fully exposed; scored over hurdles in early 2020 but missed last season; switched to chasing in two runs this term, better effort when third at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last time; could well take another step forward in this sphere; interesting.

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

9th

11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Black Gerry

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Has ups and downs but he won all three completions last season (2m1f-2m3f, including on soft); slow to get going this campaign but he's better treated now and his second of five finishers at Plumpton ten days ago was a step in the right direction; needs another, rather larger one today.

20/1

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Black Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

Won this 12 months ago but he arrived here on the back of an Ascot win, whereas this season has yet to get up and going (with and without blinkers); has at least dropped to a good mark.

10/1

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Black Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

Five-time chase winner, including two quite valuable events last April (2m1f/2m3f); back on a good mark now and will be fine on today's ground but has looked out of sorts this season (three runs) and needs a revival.

12/1

Form: 732313

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has gained all three wins in Class 5 handicap chases over 2m1f at Plumpton, the most recent in January; creditable third over 2m2f here last time and deserves credit for being largely consistent this season; however, has a bit to prove back in Class 4 company.

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

5th

4

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

En Coeur

10st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

All four wins have been gained at this track and latest was over C&D (soft) in January; that was off 2b higher but he's not come close to that form since and was a well-held third of four at Fontwell on his recent return after another wind op; has bit to prove and he needs a major revival.

10/1

3rd

3

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

En Coeur

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped slightly right throughout, raced in third, not fluent 2nd, lost ground before 8th, dropped to last and struggling after 4 out

8/1

4th

3

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:45 Wincanton

En Coeur

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13/624 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Flat/hurdles winner in France; placed twice over hurdles in Britain, including off this mark at Huntingdon in January; lesser effort over fences here last month but may do better with that first chase experience under his belt; hood (worn in all British starts) is now removed.

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

3rd

4

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:25 Plumpton

For Langy

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, niggled along briefly after 6th, mistake 9th, pushed along before 10th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

5/2

4th

5

6th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

For Langy

11st 7lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs

Winning hurdler in France; not the most fluent of jumpers over fences but he was still a clear second at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) the last time and gets in here off the same mark.

5/1

Form: -F0563 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Modest third in first-time cheeekpieces (retained) over C&D last month, having tended to jump right; now 0-7 as a chaser and current mark reflects a general decline in his form since an encouraging effort at Sandown on first attempt in this sphere.

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

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Beaufort West

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

always behind, pulled up before 10th

25/1

8th

10

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Beaufort West

10st 9lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Andy Irvine

in touch with leaders

10/1

0

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Beaufort West

10st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Andy Irvine

Nothing like the force of old but seemed to take a step back in the right direction when keeping on steadily for fourth at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) recently and Sean Bowen is a good booking here.

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Black Gerry

TOPSPEED:

En Coeur

WEST COUNTRY:

For Langy

The Star:

For Langy

RP Ratings:

Black Gerry

POSTDATA:

Black Gerry

The Times:

Black Gerry

Daily Mail:

Black Gerry

Daily Express:

Black Gerry

Daily Record:

Black Gerry

Telegraph:

En Coeur

The Guardian:

En Coeur

Daily Mirror:

En Coeur

The Sun:

En Coeur