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15:31 Chepstow

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Roofbase Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9802.8
  • 3m 6f 130y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 8m 9s
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Roofbase Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1-8725 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has gained his rules wins at 1m7f and 2m3f; however, stayed on for fifth (albeit well held) over 3m2f here last time, so this marathon experiment is possibly worth a shot; back on last winning mark.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 12lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

Thorough stayer who was creditable second in Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft; good ground also suits) a year ago; posted another good effort in the autumn but has lost his way a bit since.

4/1

4th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3m winner last year and went close in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft); only effort of note this winter was his fifth at Doncaster (3m, good) and he was entitled to run better back in the mud last time (3m5f); hard to be overly confident about him but he's better equipped than most to cope with a test of this nature.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 61415P

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

All rules wins in Class 5 company, the most recent at Sedgefield (3m3f) in January; pulled up in Class 4 at Wincanton on Monday; still has something to prove at this level and remains on career-high mark.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Light Flicker

11st 4lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Ryan Potter

Lurks on a dangerous mark but seems badly to have lost his way since running well in much stronger race than this on seasonal debut at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in the autumn; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4-1145

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Record of 4-9 over fences (all wins at about 3m) and may yet resume his progress despite below-par efforts the last twice; has sometimes given the impression he'll be suited by going up to a marathon distance; remains of interest.

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8

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Favori De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 10th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up 4 out

16/1

5th

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

Favori De Sivola

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 4 out, no extra from 2 out

10/1

Form: 25547P

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Defied a 4lb higher mark at Warwick (3m5f) last April, albeit in lower grade; far from consistent since and didn't achieve much in his three runs during the winter; others preferred.

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4th

10

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Robin Of Sherwood

10st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Defied a 4lb higher mark at Warwick (3m5f) last April, albeit in lower grade; far from consistent since and didn't achieve much in his three runs during the winter; others preferred.

20/1

14

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Robin Of Sherwood

10st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Dual C&D winner and heavy ground wouldn't have been ideal on his recent visits; likes goodish ground but handles soft and there's nothing wrong with his mark.

16/1

7th

8

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Robin Of Sherwood

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Dual C&D winner but may prefer less testing conditions; long way behind Petite Power on last month's return from a break and will have to build on that considerably; cheekpieces return.

20/1

Form: P-F514

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Opened her account at Taunton in December and did fairly well to finish fourth here (again 3m2f) last time considering a bad mid-race blunder spoiled her chance; still quite unexposed over fences and looks worth a crack at this new trip; not dismissed.

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5th

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Kingsmill Gin

10st 5lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Defied a similar mark in good fashion at Exeter 13 months ago (3m, good to soft; only four runs back); ran well for a long way on reappearance but was tired when pulled up again on heavy ground at Exeter 17 days ago; under these less demanding conditions she should go well if as good as she was.

8/1

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Kingsmill Gin

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Returned to form with 6l C&D (good to soft) win just under a year ago and put in good front-running shift when fifth on heavy ground here on seasonal reappearance in January; one to consider.

8/1

5th

10

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Kingsmill Gin

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Returned to form to win by 6l over C&D last April but absent since unseating rider at Chepstow 17 days later and will probably find younger rivals better handicapped today; seems versatile regarding ground.

16/1

Form: 64F136

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

In career-best form at Sedgefield in January, winning over 3m2f then third to Light Flicker over 3m3f; poor effort in first-time cheekpieces at Carlisle last month; could bounce back if he's better suited by blinkers (applied today).

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4

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Worcester

Dalkingstown

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Beaten when falling two out at Plumpton three weeks ago but may have needed that first run since last July; won two in a row off this mark here (2m7f, good to soft/good) last June, over fences/hurdles, and could go well.

5/2

2

14th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

16:20 Plumpton

Dalkingstown

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

prominent, went second 14th, hit 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, fell 2 out

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 9-916B C

Last run: 123 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Scored easily in small field at Exeter (3m) in October but struggled in his only subsequent completion; brought down early when last seen; remains on career-high mark and has enough to prove over new trip.

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4

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

From The Heart

12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Mrs L Jones

Has won a couple of small-field points during the past year but there's nothing in his profile - under rules or between the flags - to suggest he'll be having a lot to say in today's company.

100/1

4th

2

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 5

16:45 Newbury

From The Heart

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Mrs L Jones

In decline when leaving Philip Hobbs but revived to win two points and it was a decent hunter chase in which he ran third at Taunton (2m7f, good).

10/1

3rd

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

17:05 Taunton

From The Heart

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: Mrs L Jones

prominent

15/2

Form: -335P3 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Respectable third at Hereford (3m1f) last month in a veterans' chase that was dominated by 10yos; having received help from the assessor of late, he's now 8lb lower than when a close second in last season's Devon National at Exeter; strong chance on that form.

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7th

8

14th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Tea Time On Mars

11st 3lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Has plenty of form here off higher marks but inconsistency was a feature of last season and his record fresh is nothing to go wild about.

12/1

5th

4

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Tea Time On Mars

11st 11lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

8th

7

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Tea Time On Mars

10st 12lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Respectable third at Hereford (3m1f) last month in a veterans' chase that was dominated by 10yos; having received help from the assessor of late, he's now 8lb lower than when a close second in last season's Devon National at Exeter; strong chance on that form.

11/2

Form: -P24U9

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has returned to marathon trips the last twice, unseating mid-race in the Surrey National at Lingfield then well-held ninth in the Eider at Newcastle; now drops back in class off a very handy mark with Lilly Pinchin taking off 5lb; good chance on best form.

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4th

8

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Just Your Type

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Max Comley

in touch with leaders, led 12th, mistake 19th, prominent when headed 22nd, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

13/2

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Just Your Type

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Has returned to marathon trips the last twice, unseating mid-race in the Surrey National at Lingfield then well-held ninth in the Eider at Newcastle; now drops back in class off a very handy mark with Lilly Pinchin taking off 5lb; good chance on best form.

6/1

9th

14

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle

Just Your Type

10st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran creditably in this race in 2019; not the most consistent but minor honours in his two completions this term and has a competitive mark.

12/1

Form: U-324P

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 9lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Teenager who hasn't won since 2017 but retains a fair amount of ability and was running respectably this term until pulled up in the Veterans' Final at Sandown; has plenty of form at this sort of trip; possibilities off a reduced mark dropped in grade.

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4

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Dancing Shadow

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Victor Dartnall

Teenager who hasn't won since 2017 but retains a fair amount of ability and was running respectably this term until pulled up in the Veterans' Final at Sandown; has plenty of form at this sort of trip; possibilities off a reduced mark dropped in grade.

11/2

13

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Dancing Shadow

10st 0lb

Finished in front of Gwencily Berbas when second here in November but was unable to confirm those placings at Exeter, extending his long losing run; no win since 2017 and looks set for minor honours at best.

16/1

4th

6

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Dancing Shadow

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

12yo whose losing sequence stretches back 20 races to November 2017 but he runs off the same mark as when third in this last year (soft), and when runner-up at Sandown (3m, good to soft) last month; every chance he'll be in the mix once more.

8/1

Form: P-5632 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

0-6 as a chaser but has been heading in the right direction this season, at least in terms of RPRs, and bagged a silver medal over 3m5f at Bangor most recently; having edged down the weights he's very well handicapped on best hurdles form; respected.

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6

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Good And Hardy

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-6 as a chaser but has been heading in the right direction this season, at least in terms of RPRs, and bagged a silver medal over 3m5f at Bangor most recently; having edged down the weights he's very well handicapped on best hurdles form; respected.

9/2

2nd

6

11th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Good And Hardy

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

On a long losing run and he's a maiden after five goes over fences; beaten 30l when third over 3m here last month; stamina unproven for this longer trip and others make more appeal.

17/2

3rd

6

13th Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Good And Hardy

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Completed only one of his four chases last season and reverted to hurdling with two below-par runs towards end of last year; lurks on a dangerous mark now but needs to stage a revival.

14/1

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Tricast £4988.00
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Good And Hardy

Daily Mail:

Favori De Sivola

The Guardian:

Dalkingstown

RP Ratings:

Just Your Type

TOPSPEED:

Dancing Shadow

WEST COUNTRY:

From The Heart

The Star:

Favori De Sivola

Daily Mirror:

Dalkingstown

The Sun:

Just Your Type

The Times:

Good And Hardy

Telegraph:

Good And Hardy

Daily Express:

Good And Hardy

Daily Record:

Good And Hardy

POSTDATA:

Dancing Shadow