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15:15 Fontwell

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25

Form: /7436-

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Best RPR came when runner-up in a bumper but he didn't run badly on his handicap debut over hurdles at Worcester (2m7f, good), finishing close up behind Wetanwindy; formerly owned by Trevor Hemmings and he's the type to make a better chaser.

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2

28th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Uttoxeter

Ballaquane

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; only 2lb higher here but reappeared with lacklustre effort in February and it's hard to know what to expect from him after another break; cheekpieces refitted.

7/2

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

19:35 Taunton

Ballaquane

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Very lightly raced 8yo; made a winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November but that was in a small-field event and he was pulled up at Ffos Las next time; blinkers are now tried and he comes with risks attached after another break.

20/1

5

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Ballaquane

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Very lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; the bare form isn't anything to get excited about but he's only 2lb higher here and still has potential.

9/2

Form: 132473 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Tailed off last three runs, giving the impression that a busy year is catching up with him; on a good mark if he did revive but reservations for now.

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5th

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Dindin

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Not the easiest to predict (to put it mildly) but had one of his good days when runner-up over 2m7f here last month (under Gearoid Harney); whether he'll repeat it is another matter and stamina for this far isn't entirely copperbottomed.

13/2

Form: 34641/

Last run: 741 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Improved form when winning easily at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) two years ago on his third chase start; absent since but he returns off just a 2lb higher mark and it will be interesting to gauge the confidence behind him.

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6th

6

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Aughnacurra King

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Lightly raced over the years, best form when winning 3m1f Plumpton handicap chase (soft) in late 2020; finished a close third of four on return from two years off at Fontwell in November (2m5f) but was pulled up behind Post Chase at Hereford since; now has something to prove.

16/1

4

4th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:00 Hereford

Aughnacurra King

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Plumpton winner off this mark in November 2020; absent until respectable third (of four) at Fontwell two months ago; that wasn't much of a race but he was entitled to need the outing and could be a threat now.

7/1

3rd

5

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Aughnacurra King

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

led, mistake 3rd, briefly headed 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden home turn, headed 2 out (usual 3 out), every chance last (usual 2 out), 2 lengths down omitted last, no extra when lost second final 110yds

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 146P-7

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has run well in a couple of staying handicaps on the Flat this summer and he's a three-time winner over hurdles at up to 2m4f (probably stays this far); on a competitive mark but this is a belated chase debut and the stable is yet to find its stride this term.

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1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Calvinist

12st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Useful on the Flat in his prime and won three times over hurdles; jumped left throughout and finished last of four when favourite for stable/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; may yet come good for Venetia Williams but combination of soft ground and a right-handed track doesn't look ideal today.

10/1

4th

1

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Calvinist

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped left throughout, prominent, reminders after 8th, ridden home turn, disputing third when jumped badly left and mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), kept on until no extra final 110yds

3/1

Form: 37135- D

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Exposed chaser with a record of 3-29 in this discipline but was mostly in good form over fences in Ireland last season and could easily be a factor on stable debut.

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4

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Enduring Love

10st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

Weakened when favourite at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but that was after two runner-up efforts including in a marathon handicap at this track; now drops back to 2m5f but he's versatile trip-wise and has claims if he can get back near his best; 2lb out of the weights.

4/1

6th

1

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Enduring Love

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, led before 2nd, ridden when headed before 2 out

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £114.00
Straight Forecast £132.30
Trifecta £227.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Dindin

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballaquane

D Express:

Wetanwindy

Daily Mail:

Calvinist

Daily Mirror:

Aughnacurra King

Daily Record:

Wetanwindy

The Times:

Ballaquane

Telegraph:

Ballaquane

POSTDATA:

Dindin

WEST COUNTRY:

Dindin

The Star:

Dindin

The Sun:

Calvinist