May 13 / 17.50 Aintree

17.50 Aintree

Good

racingtv.com Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6807.5
  • 2m 3f 200y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 954F5-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Without a win since January 2019 and just a fair effort over hurdles (2m, good) last month; reverts to chasing off a feasible mark but he needs to find extra to win a race as competitive as this.
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2nd

14

26th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Destrier

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

tracked leaders, went second 14th, pushed along and led 3 out, faced challenge 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, no extra run-in

25/1

3rd

6

29th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:31 Uttoxeter

Destrier

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Gained first win since 2019 when rallying on run-in to pip Barton Knoll at Aintree (2m4f, good; front pair clear) this month; remains unexposed over this trip and is still well handicapped on older form; must be considered.

4/1

1st

8

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Destrier

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Without a win since January 2019 and just a fair effort over hurdles (2m, good) last month; reverts to chasing off a feasible mark but he needs to find extra to win a race as competitive as this.

9/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 0P123- D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Looked the likely winner when taking it up at Newbury (2m4f, good) last time, only to empty disappointingly on the run-in; likely to have conditions to suit again and should go well but others appeal more for win purposes.
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4th

7

29th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:31 Uttoxeter

Barton Knoll

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Has remained in good form since narrow win at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in November and lost out only by a nose to Destrier at Aintree (2m4f, good) this month; holds no secrets from the handicapper but ought to give another good account.

9/2

2nd

7

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Barton Knoll

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Looked the likely winner when taking it up at Newbury (2m4f, good) last time, only to empty disappointingly on the run-in; likely to have conditions to suit again and should go well but others appeal more for win purposes.

11/1

3rd

4

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

15:55 Newbury

Barton Knoll

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: John Mackie

Well suited by good ground; back in better form on last two appearances, scoring narrowly at Doncaster in November then runner-up at Wetherby in February; still well treated (has won off 2lb higher); possibilities granted his ideal surface.

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 22F21- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Gained his reward for some good efforts when winning a valuable prize at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 5lb higher but is a reliable sort who looks likely to be on the premises again.
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2

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:20 Market Rasen

Corran Cross

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

prominent, slow jump 2nd, ridden before 3 out, weakened after 2 out, soon pulled up (jockey said gelding was never travelling and stopped quickly. trainer said the gelding was feeling the effects of a long season and would now be given a break)

11/2

3rd

6

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Corran Cross

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Gained his reward for some good efforts when winning a valuable prize at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 5lb higher but is a reliable sort who looks likely to be on the premises again.

7/2

1st

10

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

14:44 Haydock

Corran Cross

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Form: 510/1- D

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler on his day; has always appealed as the type to make a chaser and he won on his debut in this sphere at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good to soft) in September, jumping soundly in the main; much tougher assignment here but is unexposed over fences and it would be no surprise to see him go close.
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4th

3

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Shang Tang

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Useful hurdler on his day; has always appealed as the type to make a chaser and he won on his debut in this sphere at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good to soft) in September, jumping soundly in the main; much tougher assignment here but is unexposed over fences and it would be no surprise to see him go close.

4/1

1st

4

27th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

14:42 Newton Abbot

Shang Tang

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Useful hurdler with 2-11 strike-rate; absent since down-the-field run in Coral Cup at Cheltenham Festival in March and raced mainly on ground slower than good but, if he takes to chasing and is fully tuned up, has a chance at today's weights.

10/1

Form: 1F5U1- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Going well enough when coming to grief four fences from home at Newbury in April; made amends three weeks later at Chepstow (2m3f, good) for which he has been raised 7lb; needs to find more to win this but that's by no means out of the question.
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5th

4

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Dublin Four

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Going well enough when coming to grief four fences from home at Newbury in April; made amends three weeks later at Chepstow (2m3f, good) for which he has been raised 7lb; needs to find more to win this but that's by no means out of the question.

100/30

1st

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:20 Chepstow

Dublin Four

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Posted career-best performance when making smooth headway to score on seasonal debut at Newbury (2m4f, good) in November; failed to complete two of his three subsequent starts but ran quite well in valuable event in between and can pose a significant threat here if all goes to plan.

9/4

3

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

15:55 Newbury

Dublin Four

10st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Record of 2-4 at Newbury, the wins gained on good/good to soft, including a reappearance success in November (fell next time); soft going possibly wasn't ideal back here four weeks ago; interesting returned to forecast better ground.

11/4

Form: 834P2- D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in a valuable Grade 3 2m handicap chase here in April but bounced back with a solid second at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight later; fair claims.
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1

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Worcester

Gaelik Coast

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Useful chaser who was having his first hurdling start since February 2020 when fifth of six at Kelso last month (2m); beaten only 4l in something of a sprint finish and might do better over this trip; not ruled out.

11/2

5th

1

29th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:22 Kelso

Gaelik Coast

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Well beaten over fences at Aintree 16 days ago and it's hard to be confident on the back of that, but he was a good second at Perth last month and reverts to hurdles on a lower mark; he was 2-3 when he last tackled hurdles in his 2019/20 season, and is capable of a good run; a tongue-tie goes on.

7/1

6th

1

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Gaelik Coast

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Pulled up in a valuable Grade 3 2m handicap chase here in April but bounced back with a solid second at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight later; fair claims.

11/2

Form: /5P7F- D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
No impact since scoring at Perth (2m4f, good) in April last year; faller five out over the Grand National fences in the Topham here last time; not an obviously strong contender but the return to the forecast sound surface over a trip to suit could spark a revival given he is back down to his last winning mark.
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7th

5

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Morning Vicar

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

No impact since scoring at Perth (2m4f, good) in April last year; faller five out over the Grand National fences in the Topham here last time; not an obviously strong contender but the return to the forecast sound surface over a trip to suit could spark a revival given he is back down to his last winning mark.

8/1

27

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Morning Vicar

10st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

Only 12-1 when departing mid-race 12 months ago but this season hasn't got up and running at all; not sure about him being good enough even if springing back to life; 2lb out of the weights.

25/1

7th

2

11th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Morning Vicar

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Made all in small field at Perth (2m4f, good) last April and soft ground may not have suited over this C&D last time; however, he was also a long way below his best on his reappearance the time before, and needs to prove his stamina for this distance, so there are questions to answer.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4330P- D

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Well below his best in two runs since finishing third at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) in November; back down to a mark he is capable of winning off but lack of recent form is a concern.
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2

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:50 Aintree

Espoir De Teillee

12st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Well below his best in two runs since finishing third at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) in November; back down to a mark he is capable of winning off but lack of recent form is a concern.

12/1

12

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Espoir De Teillee

10st 10lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

12/1

11th

9

1st Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:00 Cheltenham

Espoir De Teillee

10st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Tom George

2m4f wins in February (soft) and March last term; back in better heart when third at Chepstow (2m3f, good) and Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) the last twice; however, faces a stiffer assignment in this grade.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £555.00
Straight Forecast £622.50
Tricast £1624.80
Trifecta £2402.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Gaelik Coast

WEST COUNTRY:

Dublin Four

Daily Express:

Corran Cross

SPOTLIGHT:

Shang Tang

LAMBOURN:

Morning Vicar

POSTDATA:

Barton Knoll

TOPSPEED:

Espoir De Teillee

Daily Record:

Corran Cross

The Times:

Dublin Four

Telegraph:

Dublin Four

The Star:

Dublin Four

The Guardian:

Gaelik Coast

Daily Mail:

Gaelik Coast

Daily Mirror:

Gaelik Coast

The Sun:

Gaelik Coast