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14:33 Wetherby

Soft

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  • Prize money: £3866.66
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5-2562

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdle winner who is yet to strike in 11 starts over fences but he returned to form with a good second at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) two weeks ago; hit with 5lb rise for that but he pulled well clear of the third and has each-way claims again if he can repeat the form.

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1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Aire Valley Lad

12st 6lb

J: Mr Gary Derwin

T: J J M Winston

prominent, bumped and squeezed out 1st, lost position gradually after 6th, dropped to last and pushed along 10th

50/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:07 Carlisle

Aire Valley Lad

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

bumped start

14/1

0

10

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Aire Valley Lad

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Well backed when reverting to fences at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November and bounced back to form with a win; his inconsistent profile is a concern but he remains well treated back up 5lb and has won over C&D.

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 7242F-

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner who is 0-7 over fences but he finished runner-up over 2m5f (soft) and 3m (heavy) in two of his last four starts in Ireland last season; changed hands for £20,000 in September and he needs a close look in the market on his first run for new connections.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Conquredalofeurope

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Battled on well to win small-field Catterick chase (3m1f, heavy) off today's mark in January but looked out of sorts on both subsequent starts over fences; swaps blinkers for first-time visor on this first hurdling start since 2021; others look much less risky.

12/1

6th

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Conquredalofeurope

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but pressed leader 2nd, lost position 10th, reminders before 11th, lost touch 13th, struggling when mistake 3 out

8/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 5th, struggling and detached 11th

3/1

Form: 5210-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Point and novice hurdle (2m4f, good to soft) winner; never posed a serious threat when third of four on his chase/seasonal debut at Aintree (first run after wind surgery) last month but he wasn't beaten far in that race and has shaped like a stayer at times; possible improver now upped to 3m and he's one to keep an eye on.

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6th

2

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:32 Chepstow

Hometown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, lost position before 5 out, weakened 4 out

9/2

5

17th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:05 Kelso

Hometown Hero

10st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

declared 2.00 Leicester yesterday

3

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 201y

Class 3

14:00 Leicester

Hometown Hero

11st 2lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up at Market Rasen in December but has run well in three other chases, the latest when touched off at Uttoxeter (in cheekpieces for first time); good to firm ground asks a question but clearly the one to beat.

1/3

Form: 74522-

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Point and hurdle winner who is 0-5 over fences but he has been progressive in this sphere and was runner-up in final two runs (2m4f/2m5f) last season; resumes off same mark as last time but he's weakened in his two previous runs at around 3m and this step back up in trip is a concern.

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2

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:50 Hexham

Trevelyns Corn

11st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Yet to win over fences but acts well over C&D and heavy ground has tested him on last two starts, finding little in the closing stages when last seen in March (cheekpieces added, retained today); this less draining ground can suit; thereabouts again.

9/2

4th

1

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Trevelyns Corn

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

His jumping wasn't great over C&D (heavy) a fortnight ago but he nevertheless returned to form with that second to Ex S'Elance, and the first-time cheekpieces could help him find greater fluency today; player.

7/2

2nd

1

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Trevelyns Corn

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Hurdles winner for Paul Nicholls in March 2019 (2m4f, good to soft); not as good over fences so far although twice runner-up to a progressive sort over 2m4f/2m5f last season (one here); won a point on heavy and interesting back down in trip.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2213-F

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Landed the odds in maiden hurdle at Hereford (3m1f, soft) in February but was only third of six on his handicap debut the following month and he fell when switched to chasing on return in October; still lightly raced and now goes back up in trip but he needs to kick on again; cheekpeices added.

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4

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Godrevy Point

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

Chasing this season has not worked out but he's well handicapped if reverting to the 3m hurdle form he showed last January-March; wore cheekpieces latest two starts; needs a close look.

8/1

5th

2

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:00 Doncaster

Godrevy Point

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

He's well treated on his staying hurdle form from early last year (including on good ground) but his two chase starts have yielded a mid-race fall and a soundly beaten fifth of seven; something to prove in this sphere.

12/1

5th

2

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:33 Wetherby

Godrevy Point

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Richard J Bandey

disputed lead, led before 2nd, hit 8th, pushed along briefly and reduced lead after 14th

9/2

Form: P332-1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Just six career starts; won an Irish point and he went close on his chase debut at Bangor in April before a win at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on his return last month; that was a last-gasp success but he's only 2lb higher here and is open to more progress at staying trips; shortlisted.

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7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Harry Du Berlais

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

3m winner here in late 2022 when a stone higher in the weights; a series of disappointing runs followed and now he's hard to trust; tried cheekpieces and a tongue-tie during that time and now goes in a visor.

12/1

8th

9

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Harry Du Berlais

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

Won at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last November and well treated on that form; however, his subsequent form has been patchy and he's been pulled up the last twice; plenty to prove.

14/1

Form: /642-1 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Back on song with well-backed second at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) in January and went one better on his reappearance over this C&D (good to soft) in October; up 4lb but he beat a clear second last time and this lightly raced 9yo could have more to offer; key player.

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10th

12

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Tango Boy

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Out of form over fences in his two runs last summer, having won twice in that sphere last season; also pulled up in a chase here in December, after a break, and now swaps usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers on this return to hurdling; down the weights and one to consider.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £275.00
Straight Forecast £250.80
Tricast £1222.60
Trifecta £1086.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tango Boy

The Times:

Hometown Hero

Telegraph:

Harry Du Berlais

The Star:

Conquredalofeurope

D Express:

Hometown Hero

RP Ratings:

Tango Boy

POSTDATA:

Tango Boy

The Guardian:

Tango Boy

Daily Mail:

Tango Boy

The Sun:

Tango Boy

Daily Record:

Tango Boy