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15:41 Hereford

Soft

Richard Llewellyn 30th Birthday Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8949.16
  • 2m 0f 8y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 4s
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Richard Llewellyn 30th Birthday Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 13-321 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who has taken well to chasing this season; made all to beat a next-time-out winner in three-runner contest over C&D (good) in late January and could still have more to offer over fences.

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

3rd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Prince Escalus

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, mistake and lost position 2nd, headway 3 out, went third approaching last

10/1

5th

5

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

Prince Escalus

10st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

2m chaser who seems to be building up to something, now 2lb below his last winning mark and not beaten that far (33-1; 4l behind Calico) when fourth of 11 at the November meeting here; enjoys a 5lb weight pull with Calico, and the more the ground dries out, the better.

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 541-65

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Opened chasing account with narrow win off 2lb higher at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last spring but hasn't fired on either start there this season (2m3f/2m), and ought to have coped a bit better with the heavy ground last time; needs to get back on track.

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

8th

13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Duc De Beauchene

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Two wins last spring included 3m5f Norfolk National at Fakenham (good; used to act on soft); 2lb lower today as he's failed to fire in his four starts since; reverting to blinkers from recent cheekpieces might help.

20/1

Form: -P53F6 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

No longer the force of old and has become inconsistent but performed well in two good-quality 2m handicaps this season and is versatile regarding ground; impossible to rule out off current mark.

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

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Moonlighter

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Nothing like the force of old but is handicapped accordingly now; dropped another 2lb since last month's very respectable fourth at Ludlow and will be suited by the return to this C&D; can make a bold bid from the front.

9/2

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Moonlighter

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

11yo who was disappointing at Ayr (2m, soft) last month but posted two respectable performances previously when making the frame at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) and Chepstow (2m3f, heavy), and he's been given a chance by the handicapper; could have a part to play.

5/1

5th

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Moonlighter

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has regressed but still fancies the challenge and ran with plenty of enthusiasm before wilting late on at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy); only went down by 7l and dropping back in distance could be a good thing.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 7F1-7P CD

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on both starts this winter and comes here with questions to answer but won this race easily by 10l a year ago (soft ground) and is now only 2lb above that mark.

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

3rd

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:20 Chepstow

Financier

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Now 6lb lower than when winning easily at Hereford (2m, soft) last March but hasn't really got going this season; should be okay over today's trip but was last of four at Wincanton last month and needs to up his game.

5/1

4th

2

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

14:55 Wincanton

Financier

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Seemed to have taken form to new level when winning easily by 10l at Hereford (2m, soft) last March but hasn't fired on any of three starts this season, most recently when defending his crown in that Hereford race nine days ago; needs to up his game.

5/1

4th

1

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:41 Hereford

Financier

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

Well beaten on both starts this winter and comes here with questions to answer but won this race easily by 10l a year ago (soft ground) and is now only 2lb above that mark.

7/2

Form: -78263 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Four-time chase winner (2m-2m4f, good-soft); not one to rely upon heavily but gave pretty good account when third at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago and his current mark is workable.

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

0

2

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:34 Wincanton

Fanzio

11st 6lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Laura Hurley

Useful in his prime but badly out of sorts on last six starts; had wind surgery before latest; the drop back in trip does not persuade.

40/1

0

2

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Fanzio

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Laura Hurley

Useful in his prime but badly out of sorts since switched to current stable in the spring; needs latest wind op to have made a big difference.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £110.00
Straight Forecast £110.20
Trifecta £397.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Prince Escalus

TOPSPEED:

Moonlighter

Telegraph:

Fanzio

RP Ratings:

Prince Escalus

POSTDATA:

Prince Escalus

WEST COUNTRY:

Prince Escalus

The Times:

Prince Escalus

The Guardian:

Prince Escalus

Daily Mail:

Prince Escalus

Daily Mirror:

Prince Escalus

The Sun:

Prince Escalus

Daily Record:

Prince Escalus

Daily Express:

Moonlighter

The Star:

Moonlighter