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Brit Direct Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4792.48
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Brit Direct Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

66/1 (Won)

Form: P/4P-8

Last run: 153 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Little in three points at the end of last year and tailed off in a Cartmel chase in May; cheekpieces return; no real appeal.

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6th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

15:42 Fakenham

Conceal

10st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Will be suited by good ground but has very mixed record since shock 2m4f win in autumn 2022 and was out of form when last seen last summer; goes beyond about 2m6f for first time under rules here.

10/1

4th

5

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:45 Southwell

Conceal

11st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

Shock winner off 1lb higher at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last October but he has a very mixed record since and was beaten 21l at Stratford last month; this drop back in trip looks a good move but he's now 1-17 under rules and others are more convincing.

7/1

4th

3

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

Conceal

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

pressed leaders, led narrowly 4 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

Form: 67/82-

Last run: 332 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Maiden; tailed off in three novice hurdles but major step forward when second (of 16) on handicap debut at Southwell 11 months ago; absent since but runner-up in an Irish point and not ruled out on chasing debut.

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5th

4

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield

Unit Sixtyfour

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed 4th, disputed lead omitted 8th

7/1

0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Unit Sixtyfour

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Gained back-to-back handicap wins last winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; absent since clearly not giving his running at Kelso in March; returns from a break with his yard having winners; respected.

5/2

8th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

16:45 Kelso

Unit Sixtyfour

11st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Won two in a row this winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) latest, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; solid claims.

4/1

Form: 874-22 BF

Last run: 139 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Maiden; improved form when runner-up in both handicap starts, at Worcester in the spring; pulled up on only pointing start but hard to rule out on chasing debut if ready after a break.

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10

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Lindisfarne

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Made pretty good start to chasing career when third here (2m4f, good) in October 2022; returned from long absence with two disappointing runs during the winter but might have needed the first outing and sustained a wound after bad jumping error on latter occasion; may yet make up for lost time.

10/1

0

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Lindisfarne

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Lightly raced 9yo; well beaten on soft ground last month, after a long layoff, but made promising start to chasing career when second at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in October 2022 and may yet build on that performance.

4/1

5th

11

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Lindisfarne

10st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Placed in all his three handicaps, two hurdles and a chase (2m4f-2m7f); remains unexposed in this discipline and this mark looks fine, but an absence since October of last year reduces his appeal.

6/1

Form: 0-4773

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Maiden after six starts; best of four efforts over hurdles for Olly Murphy when third at Perth last month, off this mark; probably needs to step up on that to make a winning debut over fences but that's possible; tongue-strap (worn once in Ireland) returns.

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2nd

3

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Colemanstown Lad

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

raced in third, headway and briefly disputed lead 2 out, shaken up when pressed leader 3f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

100/30

2

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Colemanstown Lad

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Eight-race maiden who has finished in the frame on both starts over fences, last time chasing home a 100-1 shot in a 3m handicap at Southwell (soft) when cheekpieces were on for the first time (retained); a possible.

5/2

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Colemanstown Lad

11st 9lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Ran well at Perth in September (2m4f, soft; hurdles) and he has shown better form in two chase runs since, missing out by a neck at Southwell five weeks ago (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); still has better to come in this discipline.

4/1

Form: 24342- D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner; runner-up in two of five chasing attempts, on debut a year ago (after a break) and when last seen in April (form has worked out well); clear chances but has tended to show his best form at Bangor.

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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:05 Ludlow

On The Platform

11st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Winning hurdler but has had plenty of chances over fences (0-15) and his third at Hereford last time was remote (3m1f, good); he did at least run well on his last visit here when runner-up in November.

6/1

Form: 5P354-

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner; didn't really progress over hurdles last season (for Nigel Twiston-Davies); perhaps change of scenery and switch to fences (chases in the pedigree) will enable her to take a leap forward.

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2

11th Dec 2022

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

12:23 Southwell

Ballybough Mary

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

pressed leader, mistake 1st, led 3rd, headed and raced in second 4th, briefly led 10th, lost second and prominent with one circuit to go, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, lost third and well beaten when mistake 2 out, well behind when pulled up last

5/1

6th

3

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Uttoxeter

Ballybough Mary

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Point/bumper winner; didn't really progress over hurdles last season (for Nigel Twiston-Davies); perhaps change of scenery and switch to fences (chases in the pedigree) will enable her to take a leap forward.

8/1

4th

2

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Ballybough Mary

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Point/bumper winner who lost her way last year; again had no obvious excuses on her handicap debut upped to this sort of trip last time off 3lb higher.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -22252

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Maiden; runner-up in four of five handicap hurdles this season, the latest at Carlisle; cheekpieces worn there replaced by a tongue-strap; debut over fences (dam a chase winner) and on the premises if all goes well.

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1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Bridge Road

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just 1-16 over hurdles but has remained in pretty good form since his breakthrough win at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and last month's Musselburgh seventh (3m, good to soft) came in a competitive series final; probably won't be far away.

8/1

7th

7

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Bridge Road

11st 3lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Had just two runs in 3m handicaps, close up at Perth in September and a one-paced fourth at Wetherby 18 days ago (both on good); others likely to be better treated.

12/1

Form: 71752U C

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner here in July; runner-up on chasing debut at Plumpton last month but unseated (stumbled after jumping fence well) at the same track 11 days ago; might be able to make amends.

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9th

14

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Similar profile to African Sun, having gained sole success over C&D last July; far from certain to repeat that form, having achieved little (over fences/hurdles) this year.

25/1

6th

8

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a 2m handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter last summer (effectively off this mark) and he ran some fair races over fences in the latter part of 2022; he hasn't gone with much enthusiasm in two runs this spring though and reverts to hurdling with something to prove.

12/1

8th

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won over hurdles last summer (2m, good) and was second on chase debut at Plumpton (2m3f, good) in September but dropped out tamely at Plumpton last month, after a break, and needs to prove his wellbeing here.

11/2

Form: 4P6U1- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Usually seen over 3m but handled the drop back to this sort of trip when winning at Chepstow in March; 5lb rise no real hardship but has appeared to benefit from an outing in previous seasons.

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9th

9

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Uttoxeter

Hang Tough

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Usually seen over 3m but handled the drop back to this sort of trip when winning at Chepstow in March; 5lb rise no real hardship but has appeared to benefit from an outing in previous seasons.

9/1

1st

5

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:45 Chepstow

Hang Tough

10st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Stout stayer who is suited by the mud; best run of the season was when fourth on return from a break at Ffos Las in November (3m, soft) but little of note since; 10lb lower now but this is a sharp test for him.

7/1

8

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Chepstow

Hang Tough

11st 1lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Suited by a slog on heavy ground and now 5lb lower than when fourth of 17 at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in November, after a break, but dropped out of contention and finished tired on both subsequent outings.

12/1

Form: 6/25P-

Last run: 399 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Maiden under rules; runner-up in a Stratford chase in June 2021 (for Ali Stronge) but flopped twice after; lot to prove on return from more than a year off but new yard showing signs of returning to its usual good form of late; dangerous to dismiss off a sliding mark.

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2

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:10 Wincanton

Getabuck

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

0-14 under rules; rallied well for close third at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in early December and ran well for a long way when third (albeit well held in the end) at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, but looked lacklustre at Fakenham in January and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

8/1

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:50 Fakenham

Getabuck

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

0-13 under rules but bettered very disappointing stable debut when rallying well for close third at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in early December and ran well for a long way when third (albeit well held in the end) at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; respected.

5/1

3rd

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Getabuck

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Point winner; 0-12 under rules but he has had only two starts for this stable and showed welcome signs of a revival when third of seven at Market Rasen 25 days ago (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers, retained); up in trip today and he enters calculations.

8/1

Form: P62-P2

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two of four outings for this yard, the latest when pipped at Southwell last month (after wind surgery, visored for first time); form might not be the strongest but it gives him claims off 2lb higher.

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5th

6

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:27 Stratford

Kingston King

11st 4lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

led, headed but close up 4th, ridden and weakened quickly after 2 out, tailed off

50/1

5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:45 Newcastle

Kingston King

10st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Runner-up on two of five starts for Jake Coulson, losing out only by a nose at Southwell (2m4f, good; first-time visor) in September; can probably cope with this drop back in trip but not seen since running very poorly three months ago; cheekpieces back on.

16/1

10

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Uttoxeter

Kingston King

10st 13lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Runner-up in two of four outings for this yard, the latest when pipped at Southwell last month (after wind surgery, visored for first time); form might not be the strongest but it gives him claims off 2lb higher.

9/1

Form: P-6444

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Yet to win over fences; out of form this season and no appeal from 8lb out of the handicap.

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0

11

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Scottsdale

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Peter Winks

Won over hurdles in 2019 but it's a long time since he showed any worthwhile form under any code; 3lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

7th

8

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:55 Sedgefield

Scottsdale

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Peter Winks

led, headed but prominent after 4th, switched right and led again 7th, joined 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

66/1

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Selections

The Times:

Unit Sixtyfour

RP Ratings:

Hang Tough

SPOTLIGHT:

Bridge Road

Daily Mirror:

Colemanstown Lad

The Sun:

On The Platform

Daily Record:

Kingston King

D Express:

Bitasweetsymphony

The Guardian:

Getabuck

Telegraph:

Bridge Road

Daily Mail:

Unit Sixtyfour

The Star:

Unit Sixtyfour

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