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Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13202.5
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 22FP1F D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Fell at first fence at Ayr 16 days ago and has now failed to complete three of his six chases but easily drew clear of a next-time-out winner to score at Kempton (2m, good; first-time visor) last month and will be dangerous if in similar form again here.

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

8th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

raced wide, in touch with leaders, not fluent 5 out, weakened then not fluent 3 out, tailed off

16/1

3rd

1

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders on inner

11/8

1st

1

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, went second after 7th, led before 2 out, drifted left after 2 out, clear when not fluent last, comfortably

5/1

  • Place: £8.10

Form: 4U1316 D

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Returned to peak form and won two good-ground chases at Worcester last summer but not seen since below-par effort at Cheltenham in October and might find younger rivals better handicapped here.

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

1

20th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Leapaway

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

in rear, slow jump 3rd, dropped to last 4th, ridden after 7th, eased and pulled up 9th, dismounted, struck into (vet said gelding was struck into on his right-fore)

11/2

3

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:05 Worcester

Leapaway

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Won this race off 5lb lower in 2021 and produced strong late surge to add to his tally at Warwick (2m, good) in May; well behind Bathiva here in July, though, and suffered an early mishap last time.

10/1

2

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

14:52 Newton Abbot

Leapaway

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

prominent, blundered and unseated rider 1st

11/2

Form: F-2741 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

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

5th

5

18th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

17:10 Warwick

Rikoboy

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

3rd

5

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Rikoboy

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

1st

4

31st Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Warwick

Rikoboy

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Only 1-20 under rules but at least that win came over fences (off 15lb lower mark); well held in a novice hurdle last time following a disappointing run over fences at Sandown; others more persuasive.

13/2

Form: 359525 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on some of last year's good-ground form and did well to finish fifth of 16 in hot Grade 3 at Aintree (2m, good to soft) this month, given his jumping was rather sketchy; major player here if more fluent over the fences this time.

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

4th

3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

King Dargent

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Very well handicapped on some of last year's good-ground form and did well to finish fifth of 16 in hot Grade 3 at Aintree (2m, good to soft) this month, given his jumping was rather sketchy; major player here if more fluent over the fences this time.

5th

11

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

King Dargent

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

9/1

2nd

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:55 Doncaster

King Dargent

11st 2lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Progressive novice last season but mixed results in four outings this term; fair effort when fifth over C&D in January (about 3l behind The Big Bite) and needs to build on that to go close.

9/2

Form: 53F63U D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

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: 111235 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Very well suited by good ground and enjoyed productive spell in small-field chases in early part of this season (four wins); found Grade 1 novice too hot this month, after a break, but is back in calmer waters here current mark ought to be workable.

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

2nd

1

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

13:30 Stratford

Mick Pastor

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in last and in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, soon went fourth, niggled along briefly before 3 out, went third when edged left hampered and stumbled home turn, switched right and went second approaching last, hung left and beaten final 110yds

13/8

6th

2

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Mick Pastor

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Very well suited by good ground and enjoyed productive spell in small-field chases in early part of this season (four wins); found Grade 1 novice too hot this month, after a break, but is back in calmer waters here current mark ought to be workable.

5th

6

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Mick Pastor

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Made hay early in the season, winning four times, but his progress was halted with two defeats in November, well-held third to Third Time Lucki at Cheltenham latest; faces stiff task and usual hood is removed.

25/1

Form: F25230 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

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

1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Zambezi Fix

12st 1lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won over fences here (2m, heavy) during the winter and was clear second over C&D (heavy) when switched back to hurdling in February; won't mind if the ground starts to dry out today and probably won't be far away.

7/1

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Zambezi Fix

10st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Opened his chase account at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December; couple of second-place finishes at same venue since, latest returned to hurdles; generally consistent but loses points for having the worst strike-rate in this field; overall record is just 3-34.

3/1

2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Zambezi Fix

11st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Runs this track well; won this last year off the very same mark and has been in good nick over fences, latterly going down narrowly here in a small field on heavy (off 5lb higher); thereabouts.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £579.00
Straight Forecast £600.60
Trifecta £5132.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Mick Pastor

Daily Mirror:

Rikoboy

RP Ratings:

Moonlighter

Telegraph:

Sebastopol

POSTDATA:

Zambezi Fix

Daily Mail:

Mick Pastor

Daily Express:

Mick Pastor

The Sun:

Rikoboy

Daily Record:

Rikoboy

The Guardian:

Sebastopol

TOPSPEED:

Moonlighter

The Star:

Moonlighter