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14:10 Ffos Las

Good To Soft

Cazoo Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7352.1
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.50
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 4111-P CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Last season was a good one, including winning three handicap chases on the spin at this venue; up in the weights accordingly but Warwick probably wasn't his track last time and especially on good to soft (loves the mud); cheekpieces now added and he can do better.

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3

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; would appeal more on slower ground but remains well handicapped on older form; pulled up in early stages at Southwell on Thursday after saddle slipped.

9/4

0

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Fairlawn Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) 12 days ago; still very well handicapped on some of last year's form but would appeal more on slower ground.

11/4

1st

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: /P14-4 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Complemented his bumper/hurdle wins when beating three rivals on his second chase start over 2m5f here in January (heavy); that form is well clear of his other three attempts in this discipline, though his reappearance may have been needed; stays this far.

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9

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

New Age Dawning

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Lightly raced 9yo; runner-up at Ffos Las, Exeter and Taunton on last three starts, with cheekpieces on latest two occasions; stays 3m on heavy going but unraced beyond that and others may see this out better.

7/1

2nd

5

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

New Age Dawning

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

In the frame all three starts this season, most recently when second in stamina test at Exeter (3m, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January; given ten weeks to recover from that and should be fine on today's forecast faster ground; one to consider.

6/1

5

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

New Age Dawning

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Had ups and downs since going chasing and no real reason to think he's well treated despite being on the same mark as when beating two rivals at Ffos Las last January (2m5f, heavy); perhaps this shorter trip will suit after an unavailing slog over 3m at Exeter recently.

5/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 4210-P D

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Gained all three chase wins at Exeter, the latest on soft ground in February (off 2lb higher); heavy defeat next time at the Cheltenham Festival is readily forgiven but he could have shown more on his Bangor return.

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5th

9

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Run To Milan

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

This is his trip; unplaced on his previous run here and saves all his best efforts for Exeter where he again ran well last time from 5lb out of the weights; does have form elsewhere but it's on right-handed tracks; perhaps placed at best.

7/1

2nd

15

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Run To Milan

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Dual C&D winner, latterly in 2022 edition of this race (soft ground), and has made the frame over C&D on all three starts this season; 5lb out of the weights today but the form of his December second has been very well advertised by the winner since; considered each-way.

14/1

2nd

6

21st Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:55 Exeter

Run To Milan

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Has only ever won here and from the front he went down fighting in Enjoy Your Life's recent C&D handicap; down another 2lb but he does look vulnerable to younger legs.

7/1

Form: 142-3P C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has won twice over fences and nearly made that three when edged out at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) on his final run of last season; his remote third in a novice hurdle first time back is forgiven but he then pulled up back over fences at Bangor when heavy ground was no excuse; now goes in cheekpieces; others preferred.

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9th

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Keep Wondering

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Long time since he won a race and this season's two thirds came at about 3m; ran poorly last time at Hexham.

25/1

1

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Keep Wondering

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Without a win since 2021 but comes here after two very respectable thirds on slow ground at Carlisle (3m) this year and will appreciate this ease in grade; probably won't be far away.

8/1

3rd

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Keep Wondering

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Winless since 2021 but he posted his best effort for current yard when third of eight over C&D 17 days ago; must enter calculations eased 1lb.

7/1

Form: P-133P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won a three-runner handicap chase at Chepstow (2m7f, good to firm) in October but it's been tough going since and this is a rise in class for him.

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10

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

14:10 Chepstow

Galop Du Bosc

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Pulled up in three consecutive chases for Tim Vaughan last year and there was no revival when he switched back to hurdling in new headgear for new stable last month; blinkers refitted today.

33/1

Form: 1/1U-2

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Made a successful chase debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) last season before unseating the next time when held; his return at Kempton was encouraging (2m4f, soft) for all that he was left for dead by the winner; pedigree suggests he might improve for this longer trip.

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14th

18

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

The Edgar Wallace

10st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Reappeared with two front-running wins (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy) and has gone close the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy); today's company is hotter than he's used to but this course should suit his style and he's appeared to idle late on a couple of times, so may have more left in the tank.

20/1

2nd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

The Edgar Wallace

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, awkward jump 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, ridden clear before 2 out, reduced lead last, headed run-in, no extra towards finish

11/10

Form: 4115-5 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences with consecutive wins on soft ground in February/March (3m1f/2m7f); stable was quiet when finishing a remote fifth on his return at Bangor behind Coral Gold Cup winner Le Milos; can leave that form behind.

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4th

7

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Fuji Flight

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Detached in last from the word go at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft) in February but made late headway into third of 12; never quite landed a blow when creditable fourth at Ludlow (3m, good) latest but best efforts have been on soft and he has to be worth a first go at this sort of trip.

9/1

4th

4

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Fuji Flight

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won twice on soft ground (3m1f/2m7f) this time last year and back near that form when third on good to soft at Uttoxeter 19 days ago; all races in Britain have been on softer than good; may be left with something to prove on that count but he's on a competitive mark.

7/1

3rd

9

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Uttoxeter

Fuji Flight

10st 11lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

held up in last, niggled along briefly before 7th

16/1

Form: 3510P- D

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Stopped quite quickly on his last two runs but he ran well in some warm handicaps last winter before picking up a small-field 3m3f chase here in January; on a good mark and he can go well fresh; interesting.

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10

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Checkitout

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very well handicapped on old form and seems to have responded quite well to a visor on recent outings, but last month's second at Chepstow came in a somewhat uncompetitive race; others appeal more.

10/1

2nd

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Checkitout

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to respond quite well to a headgear switch when respectable third in first-time visor at Lingfield (3m5f, good) last month; remains on a very good mark but has generally been very disappointing since his 3m3f Fontwell win in early 2022.

7/2

3rd

2

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Checkitout

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent in chasing group, headway before 5 out, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, kept on

11/1

Form: 11/P-2 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

A dual scorer over hurdles (including at 3m) but also a winning pointer and no surprise to see her take to fences when going down narrowly in a small field at Sandown (2m4f, good) on her return from a year out and wind surgery; that form looks okay with the winner completing a hat-trick; chance.

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11th

7

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Fable

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

towards rear, detached halfway

20/1

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Fable

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 311-36

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won three of his first four over fences but has been below par so far this season and he's unraced beyond an extended 2m4f; others might see it stronger even should he return to his best.

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3rd

2

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yggdrasil

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, mistake 4 out, headed 2 out, soon lost position, weakened run-in

4/1

5th

4

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yggdrasil

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

led narrowly or disputed lead, hit 7th, headed when not fluent 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

7/1

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Yggdrasil

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Triple chase winner last season (2m3f/2m4f); out of form over fences this term and not yet proven over this far but steadied the ship with two novice hurdle seconds in cheekpieces last month (2m/2m5f) and now reverts to chasing on a good mark.

6/1

Form: /5F1-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler but already better over fences after making it 2-4 in this discipline with a game, rallying success at Wetherby (3m, heavy); 5lb rise is not the end of the world but he could do with some rain.

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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

Form: 643-3P

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Very classy at his best when with Colin Tizzard but hasn't won for ages and has lost his way; there's been little sign of him turning things around.

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7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Reserve Tank

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Kickstarted this season with success at Market Rasen (2m3f) in June but he's twice failed to build on it, beating only one at Newton Abbot (2m5f) last month; others are much preferred.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Reserve Tank

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter Bowen

raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second but prominent 7th, weakened before 2 out

13/2

5th

4

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Reserve Tank

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

2/1

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Exacta £1449.00
Straight Forecast £875.70
Tricast £17249.50
Trifecta £27050.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Fable

The Guardian:

French Paradoxe

RP Ratings:

New Age Dawning

WEST COUNTRY:

The Edgar Wallace

The Sun:

Fuji Flight

SPOTLIGHT:

Checkitout

LAMBOURN:

Fable

The Times:

Fable

Telegraph:

Fable

D Express:

Fable

Daily Record:

Fable

Daily Mirror:

French Paradoxe

The Star:

French Paradoxe

TOPSPEED:

New Age Dawning

Daily Mail:

New Age Dawning