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13:58 Uttoxeter

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Mike Platt Double Carpet Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Mike Platt Double Carpet Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 90PP-8

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Showed little in his four handicap hurdles and is 4lb out of the weights for today's chase debut; however, he was runner-up in his sole point so could be suited by fences, and this 5yo is one to watch in the betting.

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2nd

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Boys Of Wexford

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

He has a modest 1-17 strike-rate but he's run well in defeat in these cheekpieces the last twice, most recently runner-up at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft); might not be far away.

11/2

2nd

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Boys Of Wexford

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

prominent

10/1

Form: /F55-7

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on both starts for this yard but may have needed the run at Bangor last month after nearly a year off; showed promise when trained in France and this 6yo is no forlorn hope for a stable in excellent form; wears a first-time hood.

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2nd

11

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Good Work

10st 7lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made it 0-21 when below form here and at Haydock on last two outings; has finished second no fewer than 11 times, including over 3m on heavy in December, and he's on a good mark if back on song.

10/1

4th

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Good Work

12st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made it 0-20 when below-par fourth at Uttoxeter a fortnight ago (2m4f, heavy; Nine Nine Nine third); however, he's finished second no fewer than 11 times, including over this C&D (heavy) last month, and he can be thereabouts if bouncing back from last time.

8/1

4th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Good Work

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Second six times in a row last season (2m3f-3m1f) and has found one too good again on his last two outings, taking his record to 0-19; no reason why he won't figure again but needs to prove he can get the job done.

6/1

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: /4P-81 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Had been struggling but he staged a revival to win at 50-1 over C&D (good) last month; showed promise on soft early in his career and he can be in the mix if backing up that latest performance; has gone up 4lb.

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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: 3P2-44

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden who faded into an 18l fourth of six on last month's chase debut at Hereford (2m5f, good); however, he may have needed the run and races off the same mark as when second over hurdles at Bangor (2m3f, good) in April; versatile ground-wise and not ruled out.

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2nd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Uttoxeter

Not Sure

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

His form at 3m this season reads fine and he was out of the weights when tailed off in the Welsh National, after which he made the frame in another marathon at Lingfield; probably handicapped about right but should go well.

3/1

3rd

12

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Not Sure

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Improvement when winning on reappearance at Wetherby (3m, soft) then good third behind Animal at Sandown (3m, soft); ran well for long way in ultra-attritional Welsh National over Christmas (3m6f, heavy; well-beaten fourth) and this progressive 8yo could go well if that hard race hasn't left a mark.

6/1

4th

22

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Not Sure

9st 4lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Scored in good style at Wetherby last month and creditable third at Sandown (again 3m on soft) 19 days ago; going beyond 3m (first time today) may well suit him but position 12lb out of the handicap makes for a very stiff task.

33/1

Form: 17335- D

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Below best on final two runs last season but a break may have helped and he ran well on last year's reappearance prior to a close second in this race (good ground); won on soft next time out; one to consider.

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6th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced before 5 out, weakened after 4 out

16/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Sole win (22 races under rules) came over fences in December 2021; well down the weights now and he was placed twice early this year but pulled up on final start last season (made mistakes in first-time blinkers) and same again on reappearance three weeks ago; bit to prove.

10/1

0

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, prominent, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

Form: F21368 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Six-time chase winner who scored over hurdles here in July; 2lb lower today but he's been tailed off over hurdles the last twice and was also struggling when he last tackled fences; needs to turn things around.

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0

3

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

For Jim

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Pulled up in two of three starts this year but showed that some ability remains when third at Uttoxeter in June; risky but nothing wrong with this mark (won off 10lb higher 14 months ago); can race prominently.

12/1

0

1

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

For Jim

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, mistake and reminder 7th, struggling from 4 out

7/2

3rd

3

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

For Jim

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, joined after 2nd, led narrowly 5th, pushed along 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on run-in

11/2

Form: 1-2542 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

No match for an improving winner when second off this mark at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) last month but that was still a solid run; also effective on soft ground and could be thereabouts.

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5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Croagh Patrick

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Difficult to win with (2-30), but can't be knocked for consistency having finished runner-up ten-times; has acquitted himself respectably on both previous visits to Sedgefield, recently when a keeping-on third to Deep Charm (3m3f, soft); good ground usually aids cause.

10/1

9th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Croagh Patrick

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Beaten on last 18 starts going back to March 2022 but he was runner-up four times in a row last summer (2m4f-3m, including on heavy) and it was his first run since when a fair third of five at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft); this course winner could improve for that latest run and is not ruled out.

12/1

Form: 2113-P D BF

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Progressive early this year, winning on his chase debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) before a good third at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft); pulled up in May when last seen but the ground (good, good to firm in places) may not have suited; this 5yo retains potential and is a possible contender.

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5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Alberic

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has been running reasonably and didn't seem to stay 2m7f at Worcester latest, having held every chance; tricky customer but ought to be involved, especially off current mark (has won off 9lb higher).

5/1

4th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tricky customer whose two wins came early in 2022; showed enough in two Fontwell outings in the spring to warrant consideration if he stays this trip; no ground problems.

11/2

4th

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Alberic

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

14/1

Form: 2/326- D

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Not at his best in the spring following an absence, and he was tailed off at Southwell in April when last seen; however, he showed a bit of spark earlier that month and has dropped down the weights; not discounted.

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6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Discko Des Plages

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

In front and going well when falling three out at Uttoxter in November (2m4f, soft); again came to grief at Uttoxter seven weeks ago and although he's on a tempting mark, he'll need to cut out the mistakes today.

8/1

11

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Discko Des Plages

10st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Richard Hobson

Yet to add to his win at Catterick in 2020 but had just struck the front and was still travelling quite well before falling at third-last fence over C&D (soft) on seasonal debut in November; runs off same mark today; can't be ruled out.

7/1

Form: /6455-

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Failed to threaten on his four hurdle starts and was soundly beaten on his handicap debut at Wetherby in March when last seen; however, this very lightly raced point winner is open to improvement now switched to fences and Brian Hughes has a 21% strike-rate for the yard in the last five seasons.

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0

11

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Glebe Road

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Maiden under rules; hasn't achieved much in four chases since joining this stable and also 5lb out of the handicap.

33/1

5th

5

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Glebe Road

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Soundly beaten in all three starts for new stable this year and now 0-9 under rules; 1lb wrong here and clearly needs to do much better.

16/1

7th

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Glebe Road

10st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Left Charlie Longsdon after disappointing chasing debut in November and didn't fire on either start for new stable towards end of last season; needs to turn a corner.

14/1

Form: 855P-9

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) in January but he's failed to reproduce that form on his next five starts and is 5lb out of the handicap.

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11

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Royal Act

11st 12lb

J: Miss Jess Stewart

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Struggled to get competitive off lowly marks in handicap chases last season and was again well beaten in a recent point; cheekpieces refitted.

100/1

8th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:45 Leicester

Royal Act

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

took keen hold, led

50/1

Form: 58P2-7 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Good runs were very scarce last season and he was down the field on his recent reappearance at Sedgefield; 5lb out of the handicap today but on the sole previous occasion he wore these blinkers he was runner-up at Leicester in March, and that form worked out very well; interesting.

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12

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:58 Uttoxeter

Newberry New

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Harriet Bethell

Good runs were very scarce last season and he was down the field on his recent reappearance at Sedgefield; 5lb out of the handicap today but on the sole previous occasion he wore these blinkers he was runner-up at Leicester in March, and that form worked out very well; interesting.

20/1

7th

9

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:20 Sedgefield

Newberry New

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Harriet Bethell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, slow jump 2nd, in rear from 3rd, shaken up before 9th, pushed along before 13th

12/1

2nd

6

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Newberry New

10st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Harriet Bethell

Suited by soft/heavy; looks well handicapped, having finished second off 19lb higher in this race 12 months ago; poor record this season but the switch to blinkers (from usual cheekpieces) may spark a revival.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £815.00
Straight Forecast £702.90
Tricast £3190.90
Trifecta £4971.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Croagh Patrick

The Times:

Not Sure

RP Ratings:

Bitasweetsymphony

D Express:

Glebe Road

Telegraph:

Conceal

WEST COUNTRY:

Discko Des Plages

SPOTLIGHT:

Newberry New

Daily Mail:

Not Sure

Daily Mirror:

Croagh Patrick

The Sun:

Croagh Patrick

Daily Record:

Croagh Patrick

The Star:

Bitasweetsymphony