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15:15 Hereford

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Black Mountain Botanicals Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8604.68
  • 2m 4f 194y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Black Mountain Botanicals Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3112-1 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Progressive hurdler and could be a better chaser judged on last week's clearcut success over C&D (good); turned out quickly with a penalty and might well go in again.

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9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Highstakesplayer

10st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

4/1

1st

6

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive sort who is 2-2 since switched to fences, both wins gained at Hereford (2m5f) in autumn 2022; absent since but has clear possibilities provided he returns in similar form; stays 3m; market support should be heeded.

6/1

1st

1

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:15 Hereford

Highstakesplayer

12st 1lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 6th, prominent 9th

5/2

13/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0/232-

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three chases last season (won over fences in France), the latest when a good second at Carlisle in March; looks on a fair mark but the stable is only beginning to get going and he'll probably be better for this.

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5th

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Gemirande

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Had a good 2022-23 season, winning twice around 2m4f and placed on four other occasions, including over 2m4f here (second past post but demoted to third) in April on final start; not seen again until fifth in a valuable 2m4f handicap at Newbury 11 days ago, fading as if the outing was needed; down in trip; due to be 2lb lower in future handicaps.

33/1

5th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Gemirande

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, raced in second, lost position 4 out, weakened after 2 out

10/1

3rd

5

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Gemirande

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, mistake 5th, led narrowly or disputed lead from 11th, ridden after 2 out, hit last, edged left and hampered rival run-in, headed inside final 110yds, kept on, finished 2nd, placed 3rd, caused interference

11/2

4/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 6831F- D

Last run: 234 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Only his second run over fences when coming some 8l clear at Warwick (2m4f, heavy) and was set to defy an 8lb rise only to fall late on at Uttoxeter (soft); a further 4lb rise to contend with but strongly considered.

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1st

1

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Coupdebol

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Made bright start to chasing career in early 2022 but never really got going during light campaign last season; back on a good mark now and will be suited by today's trip/ground but needs to up his game.

7/2

3rd

1

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:18 Chepstow

Coupdebol

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Tom George

Opened chasing account with 8l success at Warwick (2m4f, heavy) last February and set to follow up before last-fence fall at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) three weeks later; still has low mileage but hasn't fired on any of three outings this season and was particularly disappointing in December.

7/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Warwick

Coupdebol

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Opened his chasing account with 8l success over C&D (heavy) in February and was set to follow up before last-fence fall at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) three weeks later; still has low mileage but he's been well held in both runs this season and needs to get back near best.

10/1

Form: U30PP- D

Last run: 262 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed some fairly useful form when trained by Olly Murphy but no sign of that ability since moving yards.

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7

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Fitzroy

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

prominent

33/1

5th

8

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Fitzroy

10st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Won maiden hurdle for Olly Murphy in 2021 but uncompetitive in his six starts for this yard, over fences and hurdles, despite a tumbling handicap mark; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

33/1

5th

6

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Fitzroy

10st 12lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winning hurdler for Olly Murphy but uncompetitive in five starts for this yard, over fences and hurdles, despite a tumbling handicap mark.

50/1

Form: PP/14- D BF

Last run: 213 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

French import who nosed home in a 2m3f handicap chase at Wetherby (good to soft) in March; only fourth on good going at Bangor (2m1f) but has more to offer and the recent rain will help him.

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5th

2

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Ecume Atlantique

11st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Ex-French 9yo; defied a long absence to win on British debut at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last March, and he was a fair fourth at Bangor (2m1f, good) next time; pulled up on return at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in November and something to prove after that but not written off.

9/2

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:15 Hereford

Ecume Atlantique

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

disputed lead, prominent after 1st, lost position but in touch with leaders after 3rd, going okay but towards rear after 7th, pushed along and got behind after 10th

8/1

3

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:20 Huntingdon

Ecume Atlantique

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

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Form: 2414-P

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Reappeared over hurdles and usually needs a run anyway; has gained his three chase wins at Wincanton over 3m1f+ and this may be too sharp a test for him.

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4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Edeiffs Elton

11st 12lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here in November and this would be more his trip (all three career wins at this track at 3m1f/3m2f); has won on soft but has twice disappointed on heavy.

5/1

0

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Edeiffs Elton

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here last month and he can build on that now back up in trip and back in his usual cheekpieces, with his three career wins having come here over 3m1f/3m2f; respected.

11/2

Form: 573-31 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground maiden over hurdles but the ground was good when bounding clear on his chase debut at Stratford (2m5f); 8lb higher in a race that may take more winning but he's respected.

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7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Sheldon

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, mistake 3rd

11/2

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped right throughout, raced in second, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on

5/1

3rd

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Sheldon

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fenced better than usual when resuming winning ways in 2m4f Wincanton handicap on Boxing Day; up 3lb but not taken lightly if his jumping holds up again.

3/1

Form: 244-51

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Comfortably saw off his four rivals on Kempton chasing debut three weeks ago (2m2f, good) and probably progressive enough to deal with the 8lb rise.

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7th

6

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Ridgeway

10st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 3 out, soon lost position and dropped to rear

6/1

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Ridgeway

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, didn't jump with fluency, in rear, struggling when not fluent 3 out

10/1

2nd

1

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

19:15 Market Rasen

Ridgeway

12st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, midfield, some headway when not fluent 5th, pushed along and went second after last (usual 4 out), ridden and no extra run-in

6/4

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Payout
Exacta £74.00
Straight Forecast £69.40
Tricast £371.30
Trifecta £430.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Highstakesplayer

The Times:

Sheldon

Daily Mirror:

Ridgeway

TOPSPEED:

Gemirande

WEST COUNTRY:

Coupdebol

RP Ratings:

Highstakesplayer

POSTDATA:

Highstakesplayer

Telegraph:

Highstakesplayer

Daily Mail:

Highstakesplayer

D Express:

Highstakesplayer

The Sun:

Highstakesplayer

The Star:

Highstakesplayer

The Guardian:

Sheldon

Daily Record:

Ridgeway