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Good To Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk David Whitaker Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13202.5
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk David Whitaker Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 22144 CD BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Made all on his chasing debut over C&D in June; fair fourth over hurdles next time but disappointed switched back to fences at Bangor on latest start last month; hard to know what to expect but return to this venue should be in his favour.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Charlie Uberalles

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

2-6 over fences; has been contesting strong handicaps and a repeat of his third in Doncaster's Great Yorkshire (3m, good) would see him on the scene; soft ground is a cause for concern, however.

6/1

13

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Charlie Uberalles

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Dianne Sayer

Low-mileage 8yo with 2-5 strike-rate over fences; found Welsh National far too taxing in December but ran big race when third of 18 in Great Yorkshire Chase here (3m, good) five weeks ago and may yet have a bigger performance in him.

8/1

3rd

16

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Charlie Uberalles

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Dianne Sayer

Won two of his first three chases when progressing nicely; positives to take from his belated return to action over hurdles in November and he wasn't the only one not to give his running in an attritional Welsh National; could well outrun his odds but others appeal more for win purposes.

66/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 8/3P-3 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over hurdles but 0-8 as a chaser; returning from almost a year off when a creditable third in a 2m4f handicap chase at Uttoxeter (good) a fortnight ago; every chance he will have come on for the run and return to greater stamina test shouldn't hinder.

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2nd

8

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:45 Perth

Lord Napier

10st 3lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders, ridden 3 out, chased winner last, kept on

10/1

3rd

2

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Uttoxeter

Lord Napier

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders, went third home turn, ridden after 3 out, kept on but held from 2 out

6/1

7

23rd Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

13:30 Perth

Lord Napier

10st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

9lb lower than when second to very progressive rival at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) last December but has become very inconsistent; about 25l behind Minella Trump when third of four here (3m, good) this month and it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52110- C

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Very useful performer in his prime; showed glimpses of his old form when securing successive hurdling victories over 2m7f in February before finding the company too hot in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival; 10lb lower over fences than hurdles so it is no surprise to see him back in this discipline on his seasonal return; stable in good form.

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8th

4

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Ballyandy

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

First spell over fences soon turned sour much earlier in career but he was placed in his two further attempts this autumn; well handicapped on hurdles form, including from two runs over about 3m in the mud last February.

10/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Ballyandy

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

First spell over fences soon turned sour much earlier in career but he shaped encouragingly at Perth (3m, good) returned to this sphere on seasonal debut; major player provided he builds on that effort; well handicapped on hurdles form, including several Graded efforts at up to 2m5f here.

11/4

Form: 421-P7

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

In good form in the spring but burst a blood vessel when pulling up Punchestown in April; well below his best on latest start last month; has a few questions to answer for now, but trainer's runners are always to be respected at this course.

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11

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Gevrey

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile trip-wise, having been a strong-finishing fourth in the 2m4f Plate here last March, then runner-up in the Irish National (3m5f, soft); signs of further improvement when winning the Munster National in October but two pulled-up runs since temper enthusiasm for this task.

25/1

0

5

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Gevrey

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Second to I Am Maximus in last year's Irish Grand National; won the Munster National at Limerick in October, but failed to complete his two races on either side of that, the Kerry National and the Troytown.

25/1

0

5

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Gevrey

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in last year's Irish National; stayed on best to land last month's Munster National; handles heavy ground but this looks tougher and an 8lb rise may be enough to anchor him.

8/1

Form: 2-0112 C BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

One of two runners for the Gordon Elliott stable; things have clicked for him over fences after an inauspicious start; successive wins, including one over 2m4f here (good), before just touched off over same C&D last time; return to a longer trip looks a plus.

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10th

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Quantum Realm

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual chase winner has been consistent in the last year and ran a fine race to be second in the valuable Galway Blazers Chase last time; raised 5lb for that but can go well again up to a trip he stays; has run well at this course.

6/1

2nd

19

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Quantum Realm

10st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won over fences at Downpatrick and Perth last summer; should strip fitter as a result of last month's run over hurdles at Kilbeggan; fair fourth then for 7lb claimer; Jack Kennedy aboard; mark looks fair enough but might want better ground

10/1

4th

10

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Quantum Realm

11st 6lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and headway from 2 out, went third approaching last, kept on but lost third final strides

16/1

Form: 11113- D BF

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Seriously progressive last season, winning four handicaps in a row; up in class and the weights when well held in third on final start at Haydock in April but might have had enough by then and is afforded maximum respect on this return to action.

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4th

1

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Bavington Bob

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Ann Hamilton

prominent, lost position gradually from 10th, pushed along 13th, outpaced 4 out

7/2

6th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

15:35 Kelso

Bavington Bob

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Ann Hamilton

midfield on outer

16/1

3

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Bavington Bob

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

in rear on outer

8/1

Form: P4-611

Last run: 87 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a new lease of life this summer, making it back-to-back wins when landing the valuable Summer Cup at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) in June; missed a subsequent engagement at Cartmel in August (self certificate); up 17lb for those two wins but likely player if returning in the same form after his short break.

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1st

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:05 Hexham

Jerrysback

11st 12lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Ben Haslam

Quite a useful chaser in his day; had a long break after a below-par run in a handicap at Perth in September 2022 (3m, good); fair run on return to action at Catterick last month (3m1f, soft); worth considering.

15/8

5th

3

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Jerrysback

12st 6lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Ben Haslam

Absent since tailed off at Perth in September 2022 and this 12yo needs to prove how much ability he retains; however, he showed strong form when winning two handicaps in a row that summer and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting on his return.

7/2

7th

1

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:45 Perth

Jerrysback

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, lost position 4th, dropped to last 12th, pushed along 14th, lost touch 4 out, finished lame

5/1

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Non-runners

Golden Taipan

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Payout
Exacta £165.00
Straight Forecast £169.30
Tricast £798.20
Trifecta £792.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Quantum Realm

SPOTLIGHT:

Bavington Bob

The Times:

Ballyandy

POSTDATA:

Lord Napier

WEST COUNTRY:

Golden Taipan

The Star:

Jerrysback

The Guardian:

Quantum Realm

Daily Mail:

Quantum Realm

Daily Record:

Quantum Realm

RP Ratings:

Bavington Bob

Telegraph:

Bavington Bob

Daily Mirror:

Bavington Bob

Daily Express:

Ballyandy

The Sun:

Lord Napier