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Celotex Thermaclass Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12832.5
  • 3m 1f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Celotex Thermaclass Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -47112

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Looked in very good nick when winning twice at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August/September and took form to another new level when close second to Jimmy The Digger in 20-runner C&D (good) event three weeks ago; another 6lb higher today but must be considered in current mood.

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

4th

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Anightinlambourn

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Made excellent progress over fences last summer/autumn, winning three times (2m4f-3m1f), and ran well for a long way when seventh in good-quality chase at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; interesting to see how she fares off her lower hurdle mark here; best on good ground but has some form on soft.

6/1

7th

5

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Fairly useful mare who had a good spell from last August to November, winning three times; form has dipped sharply in two runs this year, both at Cheltenham; first-time cheekpieces need to prompt a revival.

20/1

6

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear before 5th, pulled up before 12th

13/2

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 8/45-2

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m4f hurdle winner on slow ground for Henry de Bromhead; 0-6 over fences but ran quite well when second in Galway novice (2m2f, soft to heavy) on recent seasonal/stable debut and has claims if this very different trip-and-ground combination suits.

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

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Punitive

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

raced in last, detached from 2nd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 222412 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Didn't need to improve to win easily against own sex at Roscommon (2m5f, good) in September; no match for winner when second in Limerick handicap (2m3f, soft) last month but ought to be better suited by today's faster ground and is unexposed over this sort of trip.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:25 Perth

Malina Girl

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gavin Cromwell

Smart mare who was an easy winner of a Cheltenham handicap in November (3m3f, soft); hasn't run quite as well since although was runner-up in an Exeter Listed mares' chase two runs ago (3m, heavy); worth considering.

11/4

5th

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Malina Girl

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Most progressive staying chaser whose best run came when winning valuable 3m4f Cheltenham premier handicap in November on soft; fell at same venue subsequently but encouraging enough Exeter second last month; trip on the short side for hurdles return but 31lb lower hurdles mark can't be sniffed at with added bonus of rider's claim.

6/4

2nd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 1

16:05 Exeter

Malina Girl

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won the Ulster National (3m4f, soft) last April and ran away with a Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham (3m3f, soft) in November; also travelling strongly when she fell three out at Cheltenham in December; the problem is her performance in the Classic Chase at Warwick (topweight but favourite) four weeks ago when she made a shortlived effort before four out, before tailing off; big shout if she bounces back.

15/8

Form: 3522-1 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Doubled chasing tally when keeping on strongly to reel in Anightinlambourn in 20-runner C&D handicap (good) three weeks ago; effectively 9lb higher today (raised 7lb, Alice Stevens' claim reduced by 2lb) but still features prominently in calculations.

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2

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Jimmy The Digger

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

in touch with leaders

12/1

5th

5

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Jimmy The Digger

10st 12lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Local yard won this two years ago; has to bounce back from a laboured run at Warwick (though Saturday's Cheltenham winner Cepage was only just ahead of him) but he's usually consistent once finding some form and he's run well here in the past; return to less-taxing conditions should also help; respected.

11/2

Form: 2-F150 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Gained all three chase wins in low-grade events, the latest at Wexford (3m1f, good) in May, and was well beaten over hurdles last month; stable has very good strike-rate in Britain but this fellow is 3lb out of the weights and others have more obvious claims.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Clonguile Way

11st 12lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up in the 4m Borders National at Kelso in December; tailed off over a shorter trip at the same venue last month; managed a creditable fourth behind Stealthy Tom over 3m1f here in February; potentially has the beating of several of these rivals on that running given that he stays well.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 42-211 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Justified warm favouritism with pushed-out success in mares' beginners' chase this summer and followed up in Kilbeggan handicap (3m1f, good) a few weeks later; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground here and has plenty of scope for further progress over fences.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Brave Way

11st 0lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: Henry De Bromhead

Justified warm favouritism with pushed-out success in mares' beginners' chase this summer and followed up in Kilbeggan handicap (3m1f, good) a few weeks later; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground here and has plenty of scope for further progress over fences.

8/1

1st

4

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Brave Way

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, pushed along after 2 out, led approaching last, ridden and went clear run-in

7/2

1st

2

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

18:45 Limerick

Brave Way

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

chased leaders, went second 9th, led going best after 3 out, pushed along and went clear after 2 out, pushed out

Evs

Form: 3312-2 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Ended last season in good form, notably when winning by 17l at Southwell (3m, good), and ran perfectly when when second of three on last month's reappearance outing at Warwick (3m, good); still lightly raced over fences; no surprise if he features.

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12th

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:10 Chepstow

Trixster

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Respectable minor honours in three of his first four starts this season but well beaten next time and jumping proved his undoing on latest; now switches back from chasing to his first hurdle run since last April; 7lb lower than his chase mark and also wears headgear for the first time.

12/1

6

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Wincanton

Trixster

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

didn't jump well, held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 11th

6/1

6th

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Trixster

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 11th, ridden after 5 out, mistake 4 out, made no impression

7/2

Form: 5P4P-P D

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Beat two rivals to make winning chasing debut at Exeter (3m, good) a year ago but generally very disappointing since; pulled up on consecutive outings in the spring and needs to have been revitalised by 175-day break.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:55 Ffos Las

Beatthebullet

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021, and comes here after 53l defeat in Bangor marathon last month; needs to turn a corner.

25/1

8th

6

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Beatthebullet

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021 but was still in contention when falling in home straight at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) in December and remains well handicapped on older form; not ruled out.

16/1

7

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Beatthebullet

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Made a winning chase debut here (3m, good) last November but that was in a three-runner race but he's been generally very disappointing since; mark is tumbling but was tailed off at Cheltenham on his recent return and has plenty to prove on this step back up in trip.

20/1

Form: 2513-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner, most recently over 3m6f at Chepstow (good) in March; didn't fire in Durham National on last month's seasonal debut but might be perked up by a change of headgear here (wore cheekpieces for last two races).

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 12lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

Thorough stayer who was creditable second in Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft; good ground also suits) a year ago; posted another good effort in the autumn but has lost his way a bit since.

4/1

4th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3m winner last year and went close in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft); only effort of note this winter was his fifth at Doncaster (3m, good) and he was entitled to run better back in the mud last time (3m5f); hard to be overly confident about him but he's better equipped than most to cope with a test of this nature.

8/1

Form: 4611-4 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

3-5 during first season over fences, the last two wins gained from the front in three-runner races in February/March; very respectable fourth when back in action at Kelso (3m2f, good to soft) last month but needs the first-time cheekpieces to prompt a better performance today.

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7th

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Castle Robin

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner; 4-12 over fences, the latest win gained off 2lb higher over C&D (good to soft) in February 2023; shaped as if retaining all his ability at Doncaster on reappearance, and less positive tactics seemed to backfire over a longer trip at Musselburgh next time; should have optimum conditions here and he's high on the list.

11/2

6th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Castle Robin

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Charlie Longsdon

midfield

10/1

5th

6

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Castle Robin

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

His form was up and down last season but he's just 2lb higher than when winning at Sandown (3m, good to soft) in February and has also won over this C&D; goes well fresh and could have a part to play.

12/1

Form: 1/F21-

Last run: 234 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who came good over fences at third attempt, in four-runner contest at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft; made virtually all) in March; has more on his plate here but still has potential.

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2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Valsheda

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Warren Greatrex

Won 3m chase at Ffos Las for Nicky Henderson last March (good to soft) but out of sorts in various aids for new connections since December; tongue-tie refitted and first-time blinkers added; risky.

8/1

1

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Valsheda

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

10

24th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:55 Kempton

Valsheda

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

Won off a 5lb higher mark last spring for Nicky Henderson; however, form for current yard (three attempts) is far from convincing; change of headgear needs to spark a revival.

20/1

Form: 4843P- D

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Very inconsistent in recent years and not seen since a poor performance at Aintree in April but race big race when placed in Kim Muir here (3m2f, soft) in March and competes off the same mark today.

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12th

13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Didero Vallis

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Gave good account when placed in 3m5f cross-country chase here (good to soft) in November; also suited by the conventional chase course on this track but nothing like the force of old and has become very unreliable.

33/1

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Didero Vallis

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Nothing like the force of old and unreliable nowadays but gave good account when placed in 3m5f cross-country chase at Cheltenham (good to soft) in November and was second off mark 3lb higher than today's in conventional chase at Catterick (3m1f, soft) two starts ago.

10/1

Form: P42-34 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Twice ran well in chases on the New course here last season, latterly when second of five in April (3m1f, good); looked laboured and was struggling from fairly early stage in a novice hurdle last month but current mark is workable if he's back on song in new headgear (usually wears cheekpieces).

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Verdict Starting price

11

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Big Nasty

10st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Martin Keighley

Twice ran well in chases on the New course here last season, latterly when second of five in April (3m1f, good); looked laboured and was struggling from fairly early stage in a novice hurdle last month but current mark is workable if he's back on song in new headgear (usually wears cheekpieces).

14/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Worcester

Big Nasty

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, dropped to last with one circuit to go, ridden 7th, weakened 4 out, went poor third 3 out, lost third run-in

8/1

3rd

1

4th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:20 Kelso

Big Nasty

12st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Terms and conditions

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Non-runners

Bobhopeornohope, Valsheda, Didero Vallis, Big Nasty

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £739.00
Straight Forecast £681.20
Tricast £3972.70
Trifecta £3784.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Valsheda

TOPSPEED:

Silver In Disguise

The Times:

Malina Girl

Daily Record:

Brave Way

WEST COUNTRY:

Bobhopeornohope

The Star:

Castle Robin

POSTDATA:

Jimmy The Digger

SPOTLIGHT:

Anightinlambourn

LAMBOURN:

Valsheda

Telegraph:

Valsheda

Daily Mail:

Valsheda

D Express:

Valsheda

Daily Mirror:

Valsheda

The Sun:

Valsheda

The Guardian:

Silver In Disguise