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Karen Dunbar Highly Commended Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3866.66
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Karen Dunbar Highly Commended Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 7/5F1- D

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Novice hurdle winner who, having dropped down the weights, made all in a four-runner handicap at Doncaster (3m, soft) in March on his third chase start; faces tougher opponents here but he did it easily last time and a 5lb rise could prove to be lenient.

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

5th

6

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:30 Chepstow

French Paradoxe

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

in rear

7/1

5

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

French Paradoxe

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Improved in a big way this season and would have been on a four-timer had he not tipped up with the race in safe-keeping at Ffos Las (3m, soft) two starts back; showed no ill effects when winning as he liked at Newcastle and it's hard to grumble with the 11lb hike; will be entering new territory trip-wise a long way from home (unraced beyond 3m) but lots to like otherwise.

9/1

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:35 Newcastle

French Paradoxe

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Progressive 8yo who scored at Wetherby (3m, heavy) on seasonal debut in November and looked sure to follow up before last-fence fall at Ffos Las (3m, soft) last month; has to take a 7lb rise on the chin but might still be improving; major player.

9/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 13/32- BF

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Point runner-up and novice hurdle winner who has run pretty well in defeat on all three chase starts (2m5f-3m1f, soft/heavy), the last two last winter following a long absence; edging down the weights and he could be thereabouts on this reappearance.

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

1st

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Richard J Bandey

Tired in the latter stages over 3m3f last month; opened his chase account at Haydock (3m1f, heavy; narrow win) the time before and has proved largely consistent; possibilities back down in trip, provided he takes well to first-time headgear.

15/8

3rd

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

disputed lead, led narrowly before 6th, hit 11th

2/1

1st

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

14:00 Haydock

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Yet to win over fences but plenty of sound runs to his credit, including on reappearance when third at Wetherby (3m, heavy; jockey dropped his whip on home turn); a possible

9/4

Form: /3415-

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on handicap hurdle debut at Sandown in February when last seen; however, he could be on a good mark judged on his win in a maiden hurdle at Bangor (2m3f, soft) in January and there's stamina in his pedigree; very lightly raced and could be a contender if he takes to fences.

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

3rd

4

23rd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Contemplatemyfaith

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, pushed along briefly 9th, headway before 12th, not fluent 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/2

5th

6

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:40 Sandown

Contemplatemyfaith

11st 10lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Placed in an Irish bumper before joining Olly Murphy; off the mark with an industrious display in a maiden over this far at Bangor (soft); encouraging to see the second go in next time and this mark could be okay.

5/2

1st

2

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Contemplatemyfaith

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Joined Olly Murphy after displaying significant promise on both starts in Ireland last season (point/bumper) and was creditable third on stable/hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November; below that form when beaten favourite last month but remains one to be interested in.

5/2

Form: 412P-3 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Promising third of six on last month's chase/seasonal debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) and he's open to improvement now back up in trip, with last season's best hurdle form coming at 3m (on soft/heavy); key player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Readysteadybeau

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Ayr (3m, soft; beat Marown by 6.5l) in December to make it 3-9 over fences; couldn't lead when disappointing three months ago; if getting to the front he's not without hope of staying there.

4/1

5th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Readysteadybeau

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Returned to form with front-running win at Ayr (3m, soft) in December and is now 3-9 over fences; should be fine on this right-handed track but latest 7lb rise demands more from him and he may not be allowed an uncontested lead this time.

4/1

Form: 5211P- D

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

11yo who has raced just 11 times under rules, winning on four occasions; pulled up at Haydock in April when last seen but was reported to be unsuited by the drying ground; went there on a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) and Sedgefield (3m3f, soft); not discounted on his return.

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

4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Breizh Alko

11st 6lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Veteran who saw his run of good form come to an end when pulled up in 3m Chepstow handicap chase 30 days ago; it would come as no surprise to see him bounce back returned to this sphere.

12/1

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Breizh Alko

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has resumed from ten months off with solid placed efforts in handicap hurdles here and at Sedgefield (3m3f) this year; this veteran can't be discounted now reverting to this sphere.

12/1

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French Paradoxe

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French Paradoxe

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