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13:00 Carlisle

Soft

Whitehead’s 80th “Gonna Be Hot Tomorrow” Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6317.36
  • 1m 7f 207y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Whitehead’s 80th “Gonna Be Hot Tomorrow” Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £5.10

Form: /1351- C

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Three wins (2m4f/2m5f, good-soft) from his five handicap hurdles, including here on his reappearance last October and at Ayr in April when last seen; the drop back in trip isn't an obvious plus for his chase/seasonal debut but his trainer's horses often improve for fences and he's respected.

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

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Bass Rock

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won this race in 2021 and 2022; will do well to bring up the hat-trick after this season's efforts (two chases and a hurdle) but he's back on a good mark.

11/1

8th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Bass Rock

11st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

Well treated on his hurdle and chase form up to the end of 2022; however, he's been below his best over fences on his two starts this season and today's return to hurdling needs to trigger a revival.

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 264P-4 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Listed novice hurdle winner in November 2020 but his form went the wrong way in that sphere last season and, although he was a fair fourth at Uttoxeter last month on his chase debut, he needs something extra here.

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7

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Llandinabo Lad

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Tom Symonds

Not firing on all cylinders over fences this season and now reverts to hurdling for first time since March 2022; given very good chance by the handicapper and has conditions to suit but needs 119-day break to have done him good.

10/1

3rd

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

12:20 Ascot

Llandinabo Lad

10st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

jumped slightly left throughout, led, pressed leaders when headed 16th, weakened before 2 out

8/1

2nd

4

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Llandinabo Lad

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Plenty of chasing experience, some of it in good company, but didn't really improve last season; well beaten on return a month ago and beginning to look a shade frustrating; still hard to rule out.

6/1

Form: 202-25

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten fifth at Cheltenham (2m, good) last time on his second chase start and needs to jump better here; however, he was previously a promising second on his chase debut (2m, good to soft) and may have more to offer when back on slower ground, having finished best of the rest behind Constitution Hill on heavy going in the Grade 1 Tolworth Novices' Hurdle in January.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Jetoile

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

Three wins last year, including the Old Roan Chase at Aintree; pulled up in a Grade 3 at Newbury in March when last seen; others preferred.

10/1

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Jetoile

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when hit 9th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up 3 out

7/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Jetoile

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ryan Potter

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 5 out

10/1

Form: 2414-2 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Kelso (2m2f, soft) in March and went close on last month's chase debut in a novice handicap at Ayr (2m, good to soft); open to improvement and he's a strong candidate off level weights here.

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7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Nells Son

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up to course specialist at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in February then won easily in small field there (2m1f, soft) latest; has run well on all four visits here and further improvement can't be ruled out, but he's back up in grade and needs to be better than ever to defy a 7lb rise for last time.

7/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

14:10 Kelso

Nells Son

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Got off the mark over fences at Carlisle (2m) in October and he comes here on the back of a good second in 2m5f handicap here 23 days ago; he can't be discounted back in trip now.

6/4

2nd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Nells Son

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

raced in third, outpaced and lost position after 3 out, rallying when left in third 2 out, went second before last, no impression run-in

100/30

Form: 32115- D

Last run: 260 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won three of his first five hurdle starts (2m-2m4f, good-soft) before a solid fifth of 17 in the EBF Final at Sandown (2m4f, soft) in March; lightly raced and his pedigree provides optimism he'll make a chaser, but improvement is required on today's terms.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Peejaybee

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Left disappointing stable debut a long way behind when scoring at Doncaster (3m, soft) last month but raced rather lazily before eventually finishing well for third at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) on latest outing; may benefit from today's step up in trip but it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

10/1

3rd

3

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Peejaybee

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Bumper winner with a record of 3-7 over hurdles; has taken a while to get the hang of things over fences but he made it sixth-time lucky in this sphere when rallying to score at Doncaster (3m, soft; second run for new yard); now drops back to 2m6f but he's a versatile type who should have more to offer over fences; interesting off only 2lb higher than last time.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 312F0- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Some of the others achieved more over hurdles but he was second to Jonbon in a Grade 2 novice at Haydock (1m7f, soft) in January and his trainer's horses often evolve into better chasers; interesting contender.

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10th

7

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Richmond Lake

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Landed four-timer with easy win in desperate conditions on Mildmay course here (2m4f, heavy) in December, and he's just 1lb higher today; however, he hasn't hit the same heights since and needs to get back to his best.

25/1

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Richmond Lake

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead with winner, not fluent 4 out, pushed along 2 out, no extra when lost third before last, weakened and fell last

3/1

9th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Richmond Lake

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has won five handicaps in the north since last January (one hurdle) but off a career-high mark he was brought back down to earth at Cheltenham on New Year's Day (2m4f, heavy); looks very vulnerable here under his big weight, especially trying 3m for the first time under rules; probably best on softer ground as well.

25/1

Form: /1435- D

Last run: 288 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Very useful hurdler who won two big handicaps last year (2m/1m7f, good to soft/soft); off since February but goes well fresh and has leading claims if transferring his hurdle form to fences at the first attempt.

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Verdict Starting price

16th

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Soaring Glory

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Successful in two notable handicaps in 2021, one of them here, and looks well treated on that smart form; however, he's on an 11-race losing sequence and had no obvious excuses when only fifth of the seven finishers at Kempton just after Christmas.

16/1

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Soaring Glory

11st 9lb

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £1515.00
Straight Forecast £1493.40
Trifecta £8705.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Soaring Glory

SPOTLIGHT:

Nells Son

TOPSPEED:

Llandinabo Lad

The Sun:

Richmond Lake

D Express:

Peejaybee

The Star:

Nells Son

Daily Record:

Nells Son

The Times:

Soaring Glory

Telegraph:

Soaring Glory

Daily Mail:

Soaring Glory

Daily Mirror:

Soaring Glory

POSTDATA:

Llandinabo Lad