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Watch Off The Fence On attheraces.com Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 7f 91y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Watch Off The Fence On attheraces.com Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/1 (Won)

Form: 15PU-6 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has struggled on her last four starts and she's very hard to fancy on that evidence, but she's dropped down the weights and the return to Newcastle could prompt a revival as she's 2-2 here; dangerous to discount.

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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

Form: 74F64-

Last run: 251 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly when fourth of six here in March last time out but was still soundly beaten and this 11-race maiden is 4lb out of the handicap for her reappearance; probably best to look elsewhere.

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5th

9

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

Black Opium

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Tina Jackson

held up in rear, steady headway halfway, ridden and outpaced 8th, beaten before 2 out

20/1

8th

13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Black Opium

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Tina Jackson

Runner-up at 66-1 on last month's reappearance at Newcastle but that performance stands out in her winless 13-race profile and she failed to threaten here next time (2m3f, soft); the percentage call is to oppose.

33/1

6th

6

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:13 Wetherby

Black Opium

10st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Tina Jackson

12-race maiden but she ran her best race over fences so far when a 66-1 second from out of the weights at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) on her return last month; 5lb higher here but she pulled clear of the third last time and has possibilities if she can back that up back at this trip.

5/1

Form: 415P-P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a chase at Carlisle in February and, now back over fences, could improve for last month's return over hurdles at Ayr; however, he was also below par on his final two outings last season and needs to turn things around.

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4th

5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Skyhill

11st 1lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Alison Hamilton

Beat Event Of Sivola (now 7lb worse off) when winning at Catterick in January (3m1f, heavy) but hasn't been in quite the same form since and was well behind Hold the Note at Carlisle last time.

13/2

8th

11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Skyhill

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

11yo who made it four wins from his last seven starts when scoring at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; however, he's been beaten on his three starts since and needs something extra to land this warm race.

16/1

5th

5

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Skyhill

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Won over C&D (heavy) on New Year's Day and back on song with fair fourth at Ayr (3m, soft) three weeks ago; could build on that latest performance now back at a venue where he's 2-2.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 855P-6

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His mark continues to fall but he's been unable to threaten on his five starts this year and has plenty to prove.

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11

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Castlegrange

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Only win came in Ireland two years ago and he's generally struggled in Britain including in his two runs (2m4f, heavy) after wind surgery this spring; mark continues to fall but is easy to have reservations.

25/1

4th

3

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Castlegrange

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Only win came in Ireland two years ago; flashes of form in Britain but was pulled up behind Lisloran at Ayr in December and again at Hexham recently, after wind surgery; too many doubts.

20/1

9

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Castlegrange

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Ex-Irish; strike-rate of 1-24; these conditions suit (only win was over 2m4f on heavy) but hasn't been at his best this season; blinkers now replace cheekpieces; others stronger.

25/1

Form: 731-25

Last run: 146 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) in April and followed up at Hexham (3m, good to soft) in May; tailed off at Cartmel in June when last seen but the subsequent break will have helped and it will be no surprise if this lightly raced 7yo has a part to play.

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5th

8

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Well Cliche

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Martin Todhunter

Scored off today's mark at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) last April and put a couple of substandard runs behind her when placed in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January but ran poorly when returned to Sedgefield last time and needs to bounce back again here.

12/1

5th

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:45 Sedgefield

Well Cliche

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Martin Todhunter

in rear

8/1

3rd

6

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:43 Newcastle

Well Cliche

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

prominent on inner, disputed lead 4th, led 6th

8/1

Form: 960787 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

His reduced mark appeals on hurdle form as recent as May but he's found things difficult since and was well beaten when back over fences at Kelso last month; others make greater appeal.

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11th

10

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Old Jewry

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Four-time hurdle winner but 0-5 over fences; out of form at both disciplines since returning from a break in September and 9lb out of the weights.

33/1

6th

11

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:38 Newcastle

Old Jewry

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along after 5 out

25/1

7th

10

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

16:35 Kelso

Old Jewry

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced when not fluent 9th, pushed along on inner after 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly after 2 out, tired jump last

25/1

Form: 432P-4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Well treated on his summer 2021 form for Tim Reed; just two starts since and he wasn't disgraced on recent stable debut at Hexham, where he lost two shoes on his first outing since February; however, he needs to improve significantly for that run if he's to take a hand here.

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11

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

Welsh Reign

11st 6lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Paula Smith

Point winner; placed over fences but not at his best this season; pulled up on only run over hurdles; tongue-tie now tried.

50/1

7th

2

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:38 Newcastle

Welsh Reign

11st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Paula Smith

didn't jump well, held up in last, never on terms

16/1

4th

4

4th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:48 Hexham

Welsh Reign

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Paula Smith

Winning pointer; with Tim Reed when runner-up over C&D (good) in June 2021; out of his depth in a novices' chase at Wetherby (2m5f) when last in competitive action; monitor only on first appearance for new yard.

14/1

Form: 225-31 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Suited by the step up in trip when getting off the mark at the 13th attempt at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft) last month; just 4lb higher here and he could have more to offer over staying distances; player.

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0

8

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Faitque De LIsle

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

towards rear

12/1

3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Faitque De LIsle

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

Arrives 5lb below the mark for last October's 3m chase win at Ffos Las (good to soft); no certainty on profile to back up last month's solid Newton Abbot return third, but too well treated to dismiss.

7/1

3rd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Faitque De LIsle

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

Battled gamely to win off 4lb higher at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft) last October but generally very disappointing since; pulled up when last seen in April and needs to have been revitalised by 160-day break.

13/2

Form: 3-5623 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Bumped into a big improver when second at Sedgefield (2m5f, good) last month on his second chase start, and he's since been a fair third back there (2m3f, soft); there's stamina in his pedigree and today's step up in trip could eke out some improvement from this lightly raced 7yo.

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5

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

Quiet Flow

10st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Maiden after 14 starts; placed in five of nine chasing attempts but below best in latest two outings; cheekpieces now replaced by a visor, which will need to give a boost if he's to get off the mark.

15/2

5th

7

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell

Quiet Flow

10st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Disappointed in early March and is now 0-8 over fences but was second twice in February, more notably when beaten only by a head over C&D on first occasion; can cope with any lingering juice in the ground and has obvious claims if back on song after 75-day break.

11/2

5th

3

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Quiet Flow

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

He's a 12-race maiden but he went close at Southwell (2m4f, good) two starts ago and bumped into a progressive winner when 5l second at Sedgefield (2m5f, good) last Thursday; there can be optimism he'll be okay on the forecast good to soft ground and every chance he'll be bang there.

2/1

Form: P216-2 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

His form was up and down last season but he won over C&D (good) in March and returned to action with a close second at Sedgefield (3m3f, good); also effective on soft ground and could be bang there once more.

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9th

10

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Ballintogher Boy

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

midfield

25/1

0

8

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Ballintogher Boy

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Just held on to win over C&D (good) in March 2022 but has run to form on only one of four subsequent appearances; struggled (albeit over 2m3f) on recent seasonal debut and may not be ideally suited by the forecast heavy ground here; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 18-P87 D

Last run: 72 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Hexham in March and went one better there 11 days later; however, he's struggled there on his next four starts, most recently in September after a break; a major turnaround is required.

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1st

5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

held up in rear, steady headway from 12th, went second 14th, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on strongly to lead run-in, won going away (trainer could offer no explanation for improved form shown)

33/1

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

prominent, prominent in chasing group 3rd

33/1

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Selections

Daily Mail:

Ballintogher Boy

POSTDATA:

Quiet Flow

Daily Record:

Ballintogher Boy