April 13 / 14.05 Cheltenham

14.05 Cheltenham

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Matt Hampson Foundation Silver Trophy Handicap Chase (Grade 2) (A Limited Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39389
  • 2m 4f 127y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Matt Hampson Foundation Silver Trophy Handicap Chase (Grade 2) (A Limited Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -12434

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Has yet to win beyond 2m1f but he seemed to see this trip out well when fourth to Coole Cody here last month; has an 8lb pull with the winner and he's always looked a more potent force on this drier ground, so wouldn't put it past him to reverse those placings; interesting.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Stolen Silver

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Has yet to win beyond 2m1f but he seemed to see this trip out well when fourth to Coole Cody here last month; has an 8lb pull with the winner and he's always looked a more potent force on this drier ground, so wouldn't put it past him to reverse those placings; interesting.

9/2

4th

11

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Stolen Silver

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Has some good form for new yard this term, notably a solid second over 2m here in November; lesser effort over 2m4f last time, for all that he stayed on for third (comfortably held); yet to score beyond 2m1f.

18/1

3rd

1

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 2

15:15 Wincanton

Stolen Silver

12st 12lb

Out of his comfort zone from an early stage in a Grade 1 at Sandown last month but finished strongly and may well be worth going back up to this trip; good second to a progressive rival at Cheltenham the time before and seriously considered on that basis.

2/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6-6P25 CD

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict
Reportedly unsuited by the good ground when failing to fire in the Cotswold Chase over 3m1f here last time but has commendable form figures of 112 over this C&D (all on soft ground), including an excellent effort off only 1lb lower on New Year's Day; could do with some rain but he's very much the class act.
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2nd

1

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Simply The Betts

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Reportedly unsuited by the good ground when failing to fire in the Cotswold Chase over 3m1f here last time but has commendable form figures of 112 over this C&D (all on soft ground), including an excellent effort off only 1lb lower on New Year's Day; could do with some rain but he's very much the class act.

4/1

2

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Simply The Betts

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Paul Nicholls

Below best in the Cotswold Chase over 3m1f here last time; has form figures of 112 over this C&D (all on soft ground), including a success in this contest two years ago (for previous stable) and good second in similar event on penultimate start; now goes in first-time headgear; possibilities back in this scenario.

5th

5

29th Jan 2022

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 1

14:30 Cheltenham

Simply The Betts

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Did not seem beaten entirely by lack of stamina over 3m1f at Aintree two starts ago; has a sound record over 2m4f at Cheltenham, including a success on this card in 2020 when with Harry Whittington (followed up at the Festival); good second in Grade 3 handicap back here (soft) on New Year's Day; has the ability to play a big role, provided he's as effective back up in distance.

11/4

Form: 2F1871 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict
An 11yo who has never been better and he can't get enough of this place, enhancing an outstanding record here with victory in one of the Festival handicaps last month; stormed home by more than 6l despite edging right at most of his fences and looking held when headed three out; that was on soft ground and, while he handles this surface fine, he's probably at his best in the mud; another 7lb rise is a further headache.
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3rd

2

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Coole Cody

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

An 11yo who has never been better and he can't get enough of this place, enhancing an outstanding record here with victory in one of the Festival handicaps last month; stormed home by more than 6l despite edging right at most of his fences and looking held when headed three out; that was on soft ground and, while he handles this surface fine, he's probably at his best in the mud; another 7lb rise is a further headache.

4/1

1st

8

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Coole Cody

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Acts on soft/heavy; the winner of two major 2m4f handicap chases at Cheltenham, including the Racing Post Gold Cup in December, and he was a creditable fourth (off 2lb lower) in this race 12 months ago; however, form has dipped here on last two outings and he remains weighted to the hilt.

20/1

7th

2

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:55 Cheltenham

Coole Cody

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Game chaser who is suited by Cheltenham; landed the Racing Post Gold Cup over C&D last month but wasn't in the same form on New Year's Day and needs to step up on that effort; still on career-high mark.

7/1

Form: 126438

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict
All his four wins have come at about 2m, the latest at Ascot in October; ran perfectly well over this far at Warwick two outings back but he never turned up last time at Newbury and this is no easy race in which to bounce back.
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4th

4

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Amoola Gold

11st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

All his four wins have come at about 2m, the latest at Ascot in October; ran perfectly well over this far at Warwick two outings back but he never turned up last time at Newbury and this is no easy race in which to bounce back.

12/1

8th

2

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Amoola Gold

11st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

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.

12/1

3rd

1

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Warwick

Amoola Gold

11st 12lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Has done all his winning and the vast majority of his racing at 1m7f-2m1f and he wasn't at the top of his game on his latest handicap start at Cheltenham in December; however, he ran some big races here and at Ascot earlier last year, and he seemed fine over 2m4f on one of his attempts in 2019; not disgraced in red-hot Grade 1 last time; not ruled out back in a handicap.

12/1

Form: 21-288 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Comfortable winner of this race on good ground 12 months ago when 5lb lower but that was after finishing second at Kempton, whereas this time he was very disappointing in the same race 25 days ago (on good); had started the season brightly, so if willing to turn a blind eye to last time then he would need considering.
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2nd

3

30th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:20 Cartmel

Manofthemountain

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

3/1

2nd

3

29th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:31 Uttoxeter

Manofthemountain

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has very good 5-13 strike-rate over fences and is now only 1lb higher than when winning Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in April 2021 but ended last season with two disappointing efforts and needs latest wind op (his third) to have made a difference.

8/1

5th

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Manofthemountain

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Comfortable winner of this race on good ground 12 months ago when 5lb lower but that was after finishing second at Kempton, whereas this time he was very disappointing in the same race 25 days ago (on good); had started the season brightly, so if willing to turn a blind eye to last time then he would need considering.

5/1

Form: 50/821

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 7yo with records of 4-7 over hurdles and 2-7 as a chaser; got himself back on track with a second on soft ground at Sandown and then beat three rivals with relative ease at Wincanton, despite reportedly not enjoying the good ground; all that was at about 2m but Daryl Jacob reckons this trip will suit him.
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5th

1

29th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:31 Uttoxeter

Torpillo

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemingly back on track when winning four-runner race at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in March but safely held at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month and now has questions to answer again.

14/1

6th

8

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Torpillo

10st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Low-mileage 7yo with records of 4-7 over hurdles and 2-7 as a chaser; got himself back on track with a second on soft ground at Sandown and then beat three rivals with relative ease at Wincanton, despite reportedly not enjoying the good ground; all that was at about 2m but Daryl Jacob reckons this trip will suit him.

7/1

1st

1

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

14:55 Wincanton

Torpillo

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Missed last season and was well beaten on reappearance outing in December but seemed to appreciate a drop in grade when second at Sandown (1m7f, soft; front pair well clear) last month; remains on a good mark but drying ground may not be ideal for him here.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 842-16 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Very capable chaser at about 2m4f but all his best British form is on soft or heavy ground and he hardly went a yard on good at Kempton last month; makes limited appeal unless 'good' disappears from the going description.
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3

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Espoir De Guye

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Very capable chaser at about 2m4f but all his best British form is on soft or heavy ground and he hardly went a yard on good at Kempton last month; makes limited appeal unless 'good' disappears from the going description.

8/1

6th

2

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton

Espoir De Guye

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Smart chaser at about 2m4f who made light of an absence when winning on return from a third wind surgery at Warwick recently; however, he invariably races on soft or heavy ground and has never attempted an officially good surface so the big switch in going raises questions.

7/2

1st

1

25th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Warwick

Espoir De Guye

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has a good record fresh and won on his reappearance last season at Ascot (2m5f, good to soft); last seen finishing an excellent second in this race (soft) 12 months ago; has since had wind surgery (for the third time); likely to be tuned-up after his absence and he tops the list.

Evs

Form: -32243 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict
Respectable efforts this season but has yet to add to his two novice wins towards the end of 2020; couldn't describe him as well handicapped and he didn't improve for trying 2m4f (best form at shorter) on his penultimate run.
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5

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Cheddleton

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Respectable efforts this season but has yet to add to his two novice wins towards the end of 2020; couldn't describe him as well handicapped and he didn't improve for trying 2m4f (best form at shorter) on his penultimate run.

8/1

3rd

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:55 Doncaster

Cheddleton

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

Has run well in all four starts this season but hasn't been able to add to two novice wins at the end of 2020; may be just too high in the handicap and the step up to 2m4f last time brought no real improvement; should still be a factor; often makes the running.

5/1

4th

2

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Warwick

Cheddleton

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Lightly raced 7yo who has posted career-best performances when runner-up off this mark the last twice (1m7f/2m, soft/good to soft), behind improving types each time; goes into the unknown trip-wise today but pedigree provides optimism he'll stay; bang there if seeing it out.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £103.00
Straight Forecast £104.60
Tricast £237.60
Trifecta £282.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stolen Silver

RP Ratings:

Simply The Betts

The Guardian:

Coole Cody

Daily Mirror:

Cheddleton

The Times:

Manofthemountain

TOPSPEED:

Stolen Silver

POSTDATA:

Stolen Silver

Daily Mail:

Stolen Silver

WEST COUNTRY:

Simply The Betts

Telegraph:

Simply The Betts

The Sun:

Simply The Betts

Daily Express:

Coole Cody

The Star:

Coole Cody

Daily Record:

Coole Cody