June 22 / 14.05 Worcester

14.05 Worcester

Good

Savills Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Savills Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

Form: 0P-222 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Two wins in March and, having been out of his depth in major handicaps, has strung together a sequence of three seconds, all last month; still 5lb above his latest winning mark so bit more needed to win; can lead.
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1

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Via Dolorosa

12st 1lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Two wins in March and, having been out of his depth in major handicaps, has strung together a sequence of three seconds, all last month; still 5lb above his latest winning mark so bit more needed to win; can lead.

9/2

2nd

1

30th May 2022

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:15 Cartmel

Via Dolorosa

12st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Ex-French; won twice for this yard last season and has returned to form with a couple of seconds, last time at Southwell (3m2f, good) not helping his chance by jumping right for the most part; certainly wouldn't want to repeat that trait around here.

Evs

2nd

1

18th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 3

17:15 Southwell

Via Dolorosa

11st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Ex-French; won twice for this yard last season, including over C&D in March (good to soft); creditable second off this mark at Market Rasen last time and one with a chance.

9/4

Form: /U2P-1 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Hasn't set the world alight in hunter chases this spring but managed a win at Fontwell last month (first time in blinkers) although he wasn't overly impressive; good ground suits but this will take a deal more.
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2

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Soldier Of Love

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Hasn't set the world alight in hunter chases this spring but managed a win at Fontwell last month (first time in blinkers) although he wasn't overly impressive; good ground suits but this will take a deal more.

7/2

1st

2

12th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 6

19:30 Fontwell

Soldier Of Love

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Paul Nicholls

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 6

16:35 Doncaster

Soldier Of Love

12st 6lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Paul Nicholls

Looked a very promising novice chaser on good ground in July-October 2020 but he's been unable to reproduce that promise in a light career since; there's a big question mark about the forecast soft going today.

5/1

Form: 12135- CD

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Didn't run to his best on latest start at Haydock in April but two of his three chasing wins (all last summer/autumn) were gained over C&D; good or quicker ground ideal and no surprise to see him go close.
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3

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Quartz Du Rheu

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Didn't run to his best on latest start at Haydock in April but two of his three chasing wins (all last summer/autumn) were gained over C&D; good or quicker ground ideal and no surprise to see him go close.

9/2

5th

6

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:52 Haydock

Quartz Du Rheu

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

3rd

4

15th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Quartz Du Rheu

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

3-9 over fences, the wins coming over 2m7f/3m at Worcester (two) this summer and Carlisle in October on latest outing, all on good ground; the last two wins were in small fields and he's been raised another 2lb but, if all is well after two months off, he's likely to be seriously involved.

7/2

Form: 11PP-3 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Front-runner; two wins last September (2m4f, including off this mark) but ended the autumn on a low note; not at his best on last month's return but may step up on that; has won at this trip but 2m4f might be better.
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4

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Vision Des Flos

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Front-runner; two wins last September (2m4f, including off this mark) but ended the autumn on a low note; not at his best on last month's return but may step up on that; has won at this trip but 2m4f might be better.

7/1

3rd

3

21st May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Stratford

Vision Des Flos

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

Smart hurdler in his prime, and exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning two good-ground chases (both 2m4f) in September; however, not seen since pulled up on consecutive starts in the autumn (raced far too freely on both occasions) and not an easy horse to weigh up at present.

2

22nd Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:25 Kempton

Vision Des Flos

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when making all twice in September (2m4f, good); it's tricky to predict whether his revival will gather further momentum but he had excuses when pulled up over 3m2f at Wincanton last time (raced too freely; bled from the nose) and today's drop back in trip looks the right move.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: U756-F D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
All three chasing wins gained at Stratford in the summer of 2019; it's been rather a struggle over fences since but would have gone close, at least, but for falling at Fakenham last month; likely player if unaffected by that tumble, as this mark is definitely not beyond him.
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5

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Topofthecotswolds

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

All three chasing wins gained at Stratford in the summer of 2019; it's been rather a struggle over fences since but would have gone close, at least, but for falling at Fakenham last month; likely player if unaffected by that tumble, as this mark is definitely not beyond him.

3/1

3

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Topofthecotswolds

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Creditable second to next-time-out winner at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in November, after a break, but went off the boil again soon afterwards; getting back on good ground will aid his cause but he needs to have been revitalised by his latest break.

10/1

6th

4

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Topofthecotswolds

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Comes into the reckoning on his second under a positive ride at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in November, but he seems to have gone off the boil, well beaten at Ludlow last month.

15/2

Form: P433-2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won since September 2019 but has put together four solid efforts this year, the latest when second at Ludlow last month; might be vulnerable for win purposes again but should certainly figure.
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6

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Vivas

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't won since September 2019 but has put together four solid efforts this year, the latest when second at Ludlow last month; might be vulnerable for win purposes again but should certainly figure.

9/2

2nd

2

23rd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Vivas

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

3rd

3

20th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

14:40 Ludlow

Vivas

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't won since September 2019 but put up a bold show at Newbury 18 days ago, only giving best at the final fence; tongue-strap, missing on latest four starts, returns and that ought to help (all wins when wearing one).

9/2

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