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16:25 Stratford

Good To Soft

J.H. Rowe Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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J.H. Rowe Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: /5133- D BF

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Hereford (2m5f) in February on stable debut; fair runs over fences the next twice (2m/2m3f) and this unexposed chaser is back up to what looks a more suitable trip for his reappearance; interesting.

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

4th

2

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Bebraveforglory

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten over hurdles last month but had proved consistent in chases before that; Stratford winner in October, off just 1lb lower; ground to make up with Lightonthewing on their Exeter running six weeks ago but ought to be involved if he stays this trip.

9/2

6th

10

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Bebraveforglory

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Has shown consistent form over fences since last March, including a Stratford win (2m6f, good); scored over this C&D (good to soft) on last attempt over hurdles; now only 2lb higher; not dismissed.

5/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Bebraveforglory

11st 3lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Evan Williams

Came good over fences with hard-fought success on seasonal debut at Stratford (2m6f, good) in October; not quite in same form when beaten favourite at Taunton the following month but ought to cope with today's slower ground and has less to prove than some.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 281/4/

Last run: 739 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

On the same mark as when scoring by 10l at Doncaster (2m4f, good) in March 2020; not seen since October of that year; should see out this trip and would be interesting if supported after a lengthy absence.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

11th Oct 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Top Decision

11st 8lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

midfield, some headway before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on and went third run-in

13/2

5th

4

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Top Decision

11st 10lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Hasn't been seen since February but last October's Stratford close second (off this mark) came after two years away; appears to stay 3m but both wins at shorter and this isn't the track for those with suspect stamina.

10/1

4th

1

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

Top Decision

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

2m4f course winner who returned from a long absence with a good second at Stratford (extended 2m6f, good) in October; below par next time and he's since unseated (six out) over this C&D, but he was going okay at the time and is not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

15/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: P4723P D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer whose jumping let him down when pulled up at Warwick (2m4f) last month after a break; runner-up off 4lb higher over C&D in July and is on a handy mark for this step back up in trip; not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

2

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Eureu Du Boulay

12st 0lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Richard Hobson

led

20/1

3rd

1

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Eureu Du Boulay

12st 1lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Richard Hobson

Prominent racer whose jumping let him down when pulled up at Warwick (2m4f) last month after a break; runner-up off 4lb higher over C&D in July and is on a handy mark for this step back up in trip; not ruled out.

6/1

3rd

6

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:45 Market Rasen

Eureu Du Boulay

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Hobson

took keen hold, led, went clear 6th, reduced lead 11th, not fluent 13th, ridden before 3 out, headed 2 out, outpaced when not fluent last, soon beaten

7/2

Form: 434-17

Last run: 152 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won in first-time blinkers at Sedgefield (3m3f, good) in May from a 10lb lower mark; some way below that form when last seen at Cartmel later that month; has since had wind surgery and returns with a bit to prove.

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6

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Ballycorr

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

raced wide, in touch with leaders, niggled along briefly after 3rd, briefly led when not fluent 7th, pressed leader 8th, outpaced and lost ground quickly 11th, lost touch 12th

16/1

7th

8

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Ballycorr

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, midfield

11/1

4th

7

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Ballycorr

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Henry Oliver

Won in first-time blinkers at Sedgefield (3m3f, good) in May from a 10lb lower mark; some way below that form when last seen at Cartmel later that month; has since had wind surgery and returns with a bit to prove.

14/1

Form: 44-22U BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Improved when second at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in May and was not far off that form when occupying the same spot at Uttoxeter (3m, good) on penultimate start; favourite when ploughing through the fourth and unseating over C&D 12 days ago; same mark; likely contender granted a clear round.

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Verdict Starting price

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Clear On Top

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Came good over fences at seventh attempt, beating three rivals at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; that form isn't anything to get excited about, though, and he was safely held when last seen on Boxing Day.

10/1

4th

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Clear On Top

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom George

Ran well over C&D in May; off the mark at the 13th attempt with a game win at Leicester this month (2m6f, good to firm; well backed); wouldn't want soft ground but a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent a prominent run.

5/1

1st

4

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:17 Leicester

Clear On Top

10st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

raced freely, pressed leader, led 5th, headed 7th, led again 9th, hard pressed 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well and went clear run-in

9/4

16/1

Form: P15PU- D

Last run: 240 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Both wins came at Newcastle (2m7f, good/good to soft) last year, the latest off 10lb higher; well below that level in three starts this year.

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Verdict Starting price

10

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Nick Kent

0-10 over hurdles; all three chase wins over 2m7f at Newcastle, most recently in November 2022; lightly raced since and out of form last term but a stirrup leather broke when she unseated at the first on latest outing, when 8-1 and first-time blinkers replaced cheekpieces.

12/1

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

led, unseated 1st

8/1

8

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Catlin

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

3-17 over fences, the wins all at Newcastle and the latest in November 2022; not so good in her five starts since, the latest a heavy defeat after 262 days off but today is the first time in nearly two years that she's worn headgear and she did win (2021) when cheekpieces were first enlisted.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: /P-641 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Didn't win over hurdles but got off the mark on chase debut here (2m3f, good; first-time tongue-tie) this month; stuck on well and showed a good attitude, suggesting he will see this longer trip out; up 5lb; contender.

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3

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Jack Thunder

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Alex Hales

Didn't win over hurdles but got off the mark on chase debut here (2m3f, good; first-time tongue-tie) this month; stuck on well and showed a good attitude, suggesting he will see this longer trip out; up 5lb; contender.

3/1

1st

6

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:45 Stratford

Jack Thunder

10st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

in touch with leaders, headway after 9th, made challenge 3 out, ridden to lead home turn, kept on well run-in, ridden out

10/1

4th

7

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Jack Thunder

10st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and disputing second 7th, pushed along and lost ground after 3 out, beaten when left in modest fourth last

12/1

Form: -PU674

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Blinkered for both his hurdle and his chase wins; 10lb lower than the latter but has been out of sorts on his last five starts.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Shortcross Storm

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Both chase wins have come on good ground at Newton Abbot, over 2m and 3m2f; 4lb out of the weights here but he was even worse off when a remote second on his return from a break at Fakenham; difficult to know what form he's in at the minute.

8/1

2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Shortcross Storm

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Recorded a 40-1 success at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last May; far from consistent otherwise in the last two years and has been absent since August; nearly a stone out of the handicap on return to action and is not a solid option.

4/1

Form: UU4-7P

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Placed in a Cartmel hunter chase (3m1f, good) last year but hard to fancy based on anything he has produced since; trainer won this last year.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

OGradys Boy

10st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Gary Hanmer

midfield, lost position and struggling 13th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

12/1

7th

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

OGradys Boy

11st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out

40/1

5th

10

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

OGradys Boy

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Maiden; hasn't been beaten that far in latest two starts and career best was probably his second in a C&D hunter chase two years ago; 5lb out of the handicap but not impossible with yard in good form.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £290.00
Straight Forecast £323.60
Tricast £2663.20
Trifecta £2328.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Jack Thunder

SPOTLIGHT:

Bebraveforglory

WEST COUNTRY:

Clear On Top

Telegraph:

Ballycorr

RP Ratings:

Eureu Du Boulay

The Times:

Top Decision

POSTDATA:

Bebraveforglory

D Express:

Bebraveforglory

The Star:

Bebraveforglory

Daily Mail:

Jack Thunder

Daily Mirror:

Jack Thunder

The Sun:

Jack Thunder

Daily Record:

Jack Thunder