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15:27 Chepstow

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bet365 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5010.32
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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bet365 Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 552231 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Took eight attempts to open his account over fences but did well to reel in a slick-jumping front-runner at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) last month and, after a 4lb rise, is still very well handicapped on some of his hurdling form.

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

1st

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Ballinsker

11st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 9b lower than for his Chepstow win (2m7f, good to soft) last April but he's been pulled up here (2m5f) and at Plumpton (3m1f) in last two runs; cheekpieces return on this drop back in grade but he needs a major revival back in trip; stablemate of Lelant.

16/1

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

Ballinsker

11st 3lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

led but pestered, headed 8th, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

20/1

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5/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3222-3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with some good efforts, including a C&D (good) second off mark 6lb higher than today's, and put in pretty good front-running shift when third at Bangor (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago, after an 11-month absence; needs to be taken very seriously.

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

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Discko Des Plages

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

In front and going well when falling three out at Uttoxter in November (2m4f, soft); again came to grief at Uttoxter seven weeks ago and although he's on a tempting mark, he'll need to cut out the mistakes today.

8/1

11

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Discko Des Plages

10st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Richard Hobson

Yet to add to his win at Catterick in 2020 but had just struck the front and was still travelling quite well before falling at third-last fence over C&D (soft) on seasonal debut in November; runs off same mark today; can't be ruled out.

7/1

Form: 343532 D BF

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent since switching to current stable last year, and posted sound effort when clear second off today's mark at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in October; has fitness to prove on this first start for six months but the return to good ground will suit.

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

2nd

4

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

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11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

prominent, went second after 7th, ridden home turn, lost second after 3 out, rallied and every chance last, kept on run-in, held towards finish

11/4

5

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

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10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

led, hit 3rd, headed 4th, mistake and reminder 6th, led again 7th, headed 8th, 2 lengths down when fell 3 out

5/1

4th

2

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

19:20 Stratford

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11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

led, pressed leader when headed after 2nd, disputed lead 5th, ridden and headed home turn, no extra approaching last

5/2

Form: 83U215 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has similar profile to Ballinsker, in that he needed quite a bit of help from the handicapper before gaining his first chase win; went back up only 2lb for his small-field success at Leicester (2m4f, soft) last month and should be fine on today's quicker surface but needs to bounce back from a duff effort three weeks ago.

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

5th

2

9th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:08 Bangor-on-Dee

Star Of Rory

12st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: John Groucott

Capitalised upon some significant help from the handicapper when beating three rivals at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in early March but well beaten twice since and not an easy one to predict.

14/1

4th

2

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:27 Chepstow

Star Of Rory

11st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Has similar profile to Ballinsker, in that he needed quite a bit of help from the handicapper before gaining his first chase win; went back up only 2lb for his small-field success at Leicester (2m4f, soft) last month and should be fine on today's quicker surface but needs to bounce back from a duff effort three weeks ago.

5/1

5th

6

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:06 Hereford

Star Of Rory

11st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

14l adrift of Keep Rolling when second at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in January but opened chasing account in small-field contest at Leicester (2m4f, soft) this month; the winning form probably isn't anything to get too excited about but he's only 2lb higher here and remains very well treated on hurdling form.

4/1

Form: -5FP38 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Beat Discko Des Plages by 5l on stable debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) just over a year ago but generally very disappointing since; wore cheekpieces on last two appearances; visor given another go here; needs to up his game.

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

3

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:27 Chepstow

Rosmuc Relay

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom Lacey

Beat Discko Des Plages by 5l on stable debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) just over a year ago but generally very disappointing since; wore cheekpieces on last two appearances; visor given another go here; needs to up his game.

10/1

8th

4

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:38 Taunton

Rosmuc Relay

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Returned from break with two non-completions towards end of last year but steadied the ship with respectable third at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) last month; needs to build on that recent effort but has become well handicapped and is unexposed over this sort of trip.

8/1

3rd

1

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

15:40 Exeter

Rosmuc Relay

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Successful debut for this yard over 2m4f at Uttoxeter (good to soft, first-time blinkers) last March but he has not repeated the form, running badly at Wincanton when last seen in December; questions to answer now.

20/1

Form: 6P3PP

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only five starts under rules but was pulled up in both handicaps for Colin Tizzard (chase/hurdle); ran well to a point at Wincanton last month but it still takes a leap of faith to support him on today's stable debut.

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

6

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:27 Chepstow

Bold Conduct

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Robert Walford

Unexposed after only five starts under rules but was pulled up in both handicaps for Colin Tizzard (chase/hurdle); ran well to a point at Wincanton last month but it still takes a leap of faith to support him on today's stable debut.

10/1

3

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Bold Conduct

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Could be he needs further as a chaser than the 2m2f over which his jumping gradually unravelled at Taunton last time, but attentions are returned to hurdling instead for now; fared well around here back in January (2m5f, soft) behind two far higher rated rivals than await him this time.

6/1

1

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Bold Conduct

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Useful winner of Irish point in 2018 but off for three years after; respectable return at Exeter but pulled up next time, only to run well for a long way behind much higher rated rivals at Wincanton last month (2m5f, soft); this lesser test can suit now handicap/chasing and he has potential if all is well with him; tongue tied this time.

5/2

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

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Telegraph:

Ballinsker

SPOTLIGHT:

Discko Des Plages

Daily Express:

Bold Conduct

POSTDATA:

Rosmuc Relay

Daily Mail:

Ballinsker

The Sun:

Ballinsker

Daily Record:

Ballinsker

RP Ratings:

Discko Des Plages

The Star:

Discko Des Plages

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