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Good To Soft

Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7624.4
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1711-3 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won four times in 2021 (2m7f/3m, good/soft; up to that July) and he was having his first run since when a fair third of six at Kelso (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago; could improve for that outing and he's not discounted.

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5th

9

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:10 Doncaster

Hitman Fred

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Soft ground and the sharp track were nominated as excuses when he was pulled up at Catterick last time (albeit he's won on soft in the past); won at Ayr (3m, good to soft) in December on second start back from a long absence and he's a major player if rediscovering that form.

7/1

2

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

15:55 Newcastle

Hitman Fred

12st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

In good form in December after a long absence, winning at Ayr (3m, good to soft) on his second start back; the soft ground and sharp track were nominated as excuses when he was pulled up at Catterick last time (albeit he's won on soft in the past) but it's hard to be confident on the back of that.

6/1

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Hitman Fred

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

prominent

11/4

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 154-22 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who improved for the switch to fences last month, finishing second here (2m4f, soft) on chase debut and also at Newcastle (2m7f, good to soft) last time; could have more to offer and is on the shortlist.

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9

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Lord Roco

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Runner-up in his first three chases (all handicaps from 2m4f to 3m) and his run here a month ago was too bad to be true; best form brings him into it.

13/2

6

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Lord Roco

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Banging at the door over fences having produced form figures of 222 since switched to this sphere, close second at Ayr (3m, good to soft) most recently; edging up the weights but holds solid-looking claims.

6/1

2nd

3

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Lord Roco

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

midfield

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: F11-21 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won here (2m4f/3m3f, soft/good to soft) on final two starts last season and has continued the good work this autumn, winning at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; today's assignment is tougher but he's clearly progressive and may well be up to the task.

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2nd

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Destiny Is All

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Kelso winner off a 2lb lower mark in October (3m2f, good to soft); some fair efforts since, including over 4m last time at Hexham (heavy); worth considering.

3/1

4th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Destiny Is All

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

On the podium for 13 of 17 chase starts, winning four, is effective on slow ground and is back below a winning mark; yard has won three of the last seven renewals, including last year's Patrick Wadge-ridden victor; player, so long as the recent tendency to jump right doesn't resurface.

100/30

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Destiny Is All

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won on reappearance here (3m2f, good to soft) in October and bounced back from below-par run at Cheltenham when fair third at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; he's 2-2 over fences at Kelso and could play a leading role now back here in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

Form: 38-311 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won at Hexham (3m, soft) last month on second chase start and followed up off same mark at Newcastle (2m7f, good) six days later; up 8lb in a higher grade here and Patrick Wadge's claim has been reduced by 3lb, but this 6yo has had something in hand each time and could have more left in the tank.

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6th

9

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Return Fire

10st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Relinquished his unbeaten record at Hexham a month ago when unseating and wasn't going well at the time; has yet to convince beyond 3m and others appeal more.

25/1

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Return Fire

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear 3rd, not fluent 8th, mistake and unseated 3 out

3/1

Form: -P1P34 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

About 12l behind runner-up Destiny Is All when 14l fourth of nine on stable debut here (2m4f, good to soft) in October, but it wasn't a bad run and his best hurdle form in Ireland was over 3m, so he's a possible improver now back up in trip; not ruled out.

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10th

2

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

Dont Tell Allen

11st 13lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Ex-Irish 8yo who won over hurdles last spring and started off in Britain with two very respectable chase runs for Ewan Whillans towards end of 2022 (2m4f/3m); below that form on stable debut in February but has slipped to a good mark and might be aided by a tongue-tie here.

10/1

4th

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Catterick

Dont Tell Allen

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Won a maiden hurdle at Wexford last June and didn't run badly over fences late last year on his two starts for Ewan Whillans; however, he has to find something extra if he's to make a winning stable debut.

15/2

Form: 2111-5

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on last month's reappearance at Bangor (3m, heavy) but may have needed the run and he won his final three starts last season (2m4f-3m4f, good/soft); wears a first-time tongue-tie and it will be no surprise if this 6yo rediscovers his progressive ways and runs a big race.

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7th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Tim Pat

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Useful chaser at his best but has regressed this season; safely held when reverted to hurdling for two starts in January and needs subsequent wind op to have made a difference.

12/1

7th

11

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Tim Pat

11st 7lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Beaten a neck over fences here (3m, good) one year ago off 14lb higher, but not so hot since; the return to hurdles last time (3m1f, soft) did not get a sufficient response for him to be greatly fancied at the moment.

14/1

5th

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

Tim Pat

11st 8lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

midfield, some headway when slow jump 3 out, soon outpaced

16/1

Form: P26U-P D

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Clear best effort last season was his near-miss at Ascot (3m, soft) in January, and he's now 3lb lower; he may have needed last month's reappearance at Warwick (3m, soft) but he was pulled up and it's hard to have confidence in his claims on the back of that.

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1

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Cobolobo

12st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won his only start at this track (2019); clear best effort last season was his near-miss at Ascot (3m, soft) in January; 6lb lower today but that's after failing to fire in his two starts this term; absent another 107 days, with questions to answer.

6/1

7th

2

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Cobolobo

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

led, jumped right 1st, soon recovered

8/1

9

16th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Warwick

Cobolobo

10st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

20/1

Form: 61118- C

Last run: 270 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

10yo who was rejuvenated earlier this year, landing a hat-trick (including a C&D win), and good ground may not have suited when tailed off last time out in March (he may also have been ready for a break); however, he has to return at the top of his game to beat some progressive, race-fit rivals.

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3

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

13:17 Ayr

Ard Chros

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won three in a row early last year (2m/2m4f, good to soft-heavy; including here); has dropped below his last winning mark and he's one to watch in the betting, but this 11yo has struggled on his last three starts (two this winter) and a major turnaround is needed.

12/1

1

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

Ard Chros

12st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won three in a row last February/March (2m-2m4f, good to soft-heavy) but ended last season with a disappointing effort and also ran poorly when back in action last month; comes here with quite a bit to prove; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

25/1

8th

5

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Ard Chros

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear, hit 12th, soon pushed along

9/1

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Non-runners

Rath An Iuir

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £518.00
Straight Forecast £496.60
Tricast £1386.20
Trifecta £2126.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Return Fire

Daily Mail:

Destiny Is All

TOPSPEED:

Cobolobo

POSTDATA:

Lord Roco

Telegraph:

Tim Pat

RP Ratings:

Hitman Fred

The Sun:

Rath An Iuir

The Times:

Return Fire

The Guardian:

Return Fire

D Express:

Return Fire

Daily Mirror:

Return Fire

The Star:

Destiny Is All

Daily Record:

Destiny Is All

WEST COUNTRY:

Cobolobo