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17:50 Aintree

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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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3

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

14:40 Stratford

Destrier

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, mistake and lost ground 8th, pushed along 10th, in rear and struggling 11th, behind when eased and pulled up after 3 out (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, that the gelding was never travelling having jumped deliberate after having fallen on his previous run; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

11/2

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

7/1

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

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

9

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

15:33 Wetherby

Barton Knoll

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

led, soon clear, reduced lead 5th, not fluent 8th, headed before 3 out, lost position before 2 out, no extra towards finish

20/1

6th

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Barton Knoll

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: John Mackie

Fair third at Aintree in June but doesn't appear to be quite as good as he once was; that's reflected by his handicap mark becoming attractive as he seeks a first success since November 2021.

16/1

3rd

3

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

19:00 Aintree

Barton Knoll

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

in touch with leaders, mistake 11th, disputed lead 2 out, soon led, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened run-in

10/1

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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2nd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:40 Uttoxeter

Corran Cross

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

prominent, dropped to midfield 5th, headway 10th, pushed along and went second before 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, headed run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

4th

6

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Corran Cross

11st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Irish point winner in 2019 (3m); has been campaigned mainly over shorter distances since then, latest win being over 2m4f at Haydock in April 2022 (good); excuses for two poor runs on last two starts, but a bit to prove now.

20/1

2

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Corran Cross

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

Won a valuable series final at Haydock in April off only 2lb lower (2m4f, good to soft); bit below that afterwards, though was reportedly ready for a break when pulled up in June; can go well fresh.

10/1

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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7

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Shang Tang

11st 12lb

J: Miss Aimee Jones

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Second to Captain Tommy here (3m, soft) last month and bounced back from Leicester flop to win point-to-point (2m4f, heavy) 11 days ago; this may be his best trip and he's an each-way candidate.

8/1

5th

7

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Shang Tang

11st 12lb

J: Miss Aimee Jones

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Quite useful hurdler/chaser in his prime but can't operate at that level now and although he was second at Ludlow (3m, soft) last time, that was ordinary form with the favourite underperforming; up against it.

25/1

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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7th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Dublin Four

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

held up in rear, weakened 3 out

12/1

11

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Dublin Four

10st 10lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has an inconsistent profile and can make mistakes; not at his best last time but this drop back down in trip could help and he's handicapped to be a contender if minimising the blunders and producing his peak form.

14/1

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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4th

3

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:07 Fakenham

Gaelik Coast

11st 10lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Hurdle and chase successes on ground ranging from good to soft; winner of one course start, over fences in 2020, and well handicapped on much of his form at about 2m4f; some way off his best on last two starts, though, and blinkers worn once last winter weren't much help.

5/1

5th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Gaelik Coast

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Six rules wins divided between hurdles and fences; back hurdling the last twice, not beaten far when third of six at Doncaster (2m3f, good) and heavy ground was an excuse last time (has won on soft); very well handicapped on some of his form.

10/1

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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4th

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Espoir De Teillee

12st 4lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

Two soft-ground wins earlier in career but minor form on that surface now and unraced on heavy, while his front-running win over three rivals in this race last year came on good ground; can be involved if he does cope with the surface.

9/2

3rd

1

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Espoir De Teillee

12st 8lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

jumped right throughout, raced in second, not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, not fluent 10th, dropped to last 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/7

1st

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:55 Kempton

Espoir De Teillee

12st 6lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

Useful in the past; opened his hunter chase account at Leicester (2m6f, good) in February and subsequent odds-on defeat is better than it looked on the day (winner franked the form next time); respected.

5/4

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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