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  • 2m 4f 110y
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 12P3-5 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite in similar event at Newbury (2m) on chase/seasonal debut but may well improve with the outing under his belt; decent novice hurdler last season and is suited by sharp tracks; shortlisted.

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2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Balco Coastal

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, led after 2nd, headed 8th, led again 10th, joined 4 out, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

2/1

7th

2

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Balco Coastal

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

10/1

2nd

1

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Balco Coastal

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, led, disputed lead after 6th, prominent from 9th

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 367-12 C BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Made all in similar event at Sandown (2m4f, soft) on reappearance and wasn't disgraced at Ascot later in November; now returns to the scene of his brightest hurdles moment (won the 2020 Adonis); major player.

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6th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Solo

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped slightly right throughout, prominent, weakened after 2 out

5/1

2nd

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Solo

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Best racing right-handed and career-high form in winning last season's Grade 2 Pendil Chase at Kempton (2m4f, good; fine on softer) in February before his only blip all campaign, at Sandown; unable to dominate as he likes when a rallying runner-up in Exeter's Haldon Gold Cup and every chance of getting some freedom up front this time; hard to resist on very favourable terms.

4/6

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 31-271 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Proved suited by the switch to chasing at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) last month and is open to further progress over fences; however, has a bit to prove back against males, having gained all wins in mares' races.

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3rd

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Panic Attack

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

All five wins have come in mares' races, getting off the mark over fences in a small field at Huntingdon in November (2m4f, good); not disgraced in decent handicaps against male opposition the last twice and returning to 3m will be fine; major claims.

13/8

4th

8

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:10 Cheltenham

Panic Attack

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Ran creditably against males in similar event at Kempton (2m4f, soft; second chase start) on Boxing Day and remains unexposed over fences; however, may have to settle for another supporting role, as all her wins remain in mares' races.

12/1

3rd

5

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Kempton

Panic Attack

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: 4F-214 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Well treated on best hurdles form, including an emphatic win at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in October; however, has a question to answer back over fences (failed to fire in two attempts last term).

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2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Lord Baddesley

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

pressed leaders early, prominent from 2nd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

9/2

4th

9

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Lord Baddesley

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Finished behind Flegmatik in major 3m event here last month but kept on in the latter stages and wasn't entirely disgraced; shaped well at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) the time before and remains of interest; last two wins at about 2m4f; fighting chance off bottom weight.

8/1

Form: 10-411 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Seeking a hat-trick having won handicap chases at Wincanton (2m4f, good/good to firm) last month, both under Angus Cheleda; hurdles win came on soft; open to further improvement over fences and warrants respect.

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5th

10

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Kempton

Don Alvaro

10st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, not fluent 6th

9/2

1st

1

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:40 Wincanton

Don Alvaro

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped well, disputed lead, led clearly after 5 out

11/10

1st

8

5th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Wincanton

Don Alvaro

10st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, led before 3 out, went clear when ridden after 2 out, kept on well

9/2

Form: 161-14 D BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Generally progressive this year, including a win at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft) on chase debut; however, subsequent defeat at Uttoxeter was a step backwards and he's opposed after that.

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1st

15

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Arizona Cardinal

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Now 4-9 over rules fences having won comfortably the last twice at Leicester (2m6f, soft) and Ludlow (3m, soft; despite bad blunder); he's 9lb higher than last time and in much tougher company, but he's clearly thriving and his trainer continues to enjoy an excellent 2024; shortlisted.

12/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:15 Ludlow

Arizona Cardinal

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Can have his off days but he looked on good terms with himself when a clearcut winner at Leicester (2m6f, soft; 5lb lower; second run after further wind operation) and his yard continues on the crest of a wave; stays this far and there's plenty to like.

2/1

1st

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

Arizona Cardinal

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

14/1

Form: 616-42

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Gained his hurdles wins over 2m; below best over 2m4f at Sandown (behind Solo) and 2m2f at this track (distant second) since switched to fences; still has a bit to prove at this sort of trip.

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7th

5

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Hudson De Grugy

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Best known for his Sandown wins, where he's not been quite at his best this season; made mistakes on last two outings and stamina not proven (seen only twice at about 3m) but he has edged down the weights.

11/2

3rd

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Hudson De Grugy

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

raced in second

13/2

Form: 0-8332 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Campaigned at 2m7f-3m1f since switched to fences, most recently a distant second at Cheltenham where his jumping lacked fluency; has not improved for chasing and this sharp 2m4f isn't sure to help matters.

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5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Art Approval

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Ralph J Smith

towards rear, outpaced 7th

12/1

5th

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Art Approval

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ralph J Smith

Useful hurdler/chaser for Fergal O'Brien, but was pulled up when 66-1 for seasonal/stable debut in November and has not raced again since.

50/1

Form: 113-P1

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Ran well in the Dovecote here last season and scored easily at Doncaster (2m3f, good) on latest hurdles start; however, 12lb rise leaves him with a tougher task off top weight on chase debut.

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4th

2

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 170y

14:05 Tipperary

Galore Desassences

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Former Nigel Hawke-trained gelding made a bright start for the stable when second over hurdles at Fairyhouse in April; switch to chasing (second roll of the dice) at Wexford worked out reasonably well when third behind Watch House Cross (facile winner on next start) and if he brushes his jumping up another notch here, he could be one to have on your side; should take high rank.

9/4

2

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:13 Kilbeggan

Galore Desassences

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Four-time winner in UK is rated 140 over hurdles after a fine run in defeat on debut for this yard; however, didn't jump well on second chase start last time and needs a fair bit more.

3/1

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Galore Desassences

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: 42-F23

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Useful 2m hurdler who won the Greatwood last term; hindered by jumping right in novice chases at Warwick the last twice; interesting off a handy mark back at handicap level and returned to a clockwise track.

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4th

1

17th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

15:35 Kelso

West Cork

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up over fences the last twice and something to prove regarding current form, but the return to hurdles could be just what he needs and he's well treated on last season's best form in this sphere; in calculations.

11/4

2

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 2

16:10 Huntingdon

West Cork

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Last win came in the Greatwood at Cheltenham in November 2021; feasibly treated despite being 5lb higher and he'll probably be glad to see the back of fences; couldn't be too dismissive.

4/1

6

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

West Cork

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from long absence to win major handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (2m, good) in November 2021 and made quite promising chasing debut in November last year, but his run at Kempton on Boxing Day was disappointing and he returns from wind surgery with a point to prove.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £251.00
Straight Forecast £201.40
Tricast £1235.80
Trifecta £1654.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Balco Coastal

RP Ratings:

Don Alvaro

SPOTLIGHT:

Solo

D Express:

Galore Desassences

Telegraph:

Hudson De Grugy

Daily Record:

Panic Attack

LAMBOURN:

Balco Coastal

The Times:

Balco Coastal

The Guardian:

Balco Coastal

Daily Mail:

Balco Coastal

The Sun:

Balco Coastal

Daily Mirror:

Don Alvaro

The Star:

Don Alvaro

POSTDATA:

Solo

WEST COUNTRY:

Solo