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Chris Liesack Lincolnshire National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £16338
  • 3m 3f 123y
  • Class 3
  • 16 runners
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Chris Liesack Lincolnshire National Handicap Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 16U-51

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Shaped like a thorough stayer when drawing clear to win comfortably by 14l at Exeter (3m, good to soft) last month and is now 2-5 over fences; recent 9lb rise asks a question but he still makes appeal on this first attempt at a marathon trip.

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15th

18

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Bangers And Cash

10st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won three times last season, including over 3m3f/3m4f, and following a wind op he ran well when third here (3m, good to soft) last month; proven at the trip and an each-way case can be made now back up in distance.

33/1

3rd

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Bangers And Cash

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Has got better with each run this season, fading only late on when fourth of eight over C&D (good) five weeks ago; has since had wind surgery; back to his last winning mark and unlikely to be far away.

11/2

4th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Bangers And Cash

11st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Ran respectably in first-time cheekpieces at Newbury (3m2f) five weeks ago while shaping as if this drop back in trip will suit; only 1lb above last winning mark; enters calculations in the retained headgear.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 212-34 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences last season (2m3f/2m7f) and ran well when placed on reappearance outing in October; didn't really fire on latest outing and had wind surgery soon afterwards; current mark is workable if his stamina holds out over this new trip but others appeal more all the same.

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2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 65P-45

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner who returned to chasing with two very respectable runs in the autumn (3m/2m3f); has been given a chance by the handicapper and could plausibly have untapped potential over marathon trips.

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11th

23

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Small Present

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Third in the 3m3f Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen (good to soft) on Boxing Day suggested he can be a thorough stayer but he's not fired in the same way in his three starts since; cheekpieces (tried once last term, ran poorly) return; 8lb out of the handicap.

50/1

5

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Small Present

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sue Smith

9th

10

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Small Present

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Thorough stayer whose best form this season came when third over 3m3f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; hammered a distance in his two subsequent starts and looks vulnerable.

10/1

Form: 37P2-3

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Creditable third in London National at Sandown (3m5f, good to soft) this month and has now been placed in the last two editions of that race; 1lb lower here and promising 7lb claimer Ellis Collier is enlisted; could have a say.

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1st

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

7/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Not the horse of old (winless since December 2020) and a poor run last month to forgive; in the frame in a Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire (last year) and two London Nationals over the years, however, and ought not fail for stamina; first ever drop into a class 5 handicap.

15/8

Form: F14313

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner on good ground, most recently at Ludlow (3m1f) last month; not in same form when fitted with cheekpieces (retained) for latest outing, though, and his stamina heads into unknown territory here.

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3rd

4

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Topofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Five-time chase winner (mostly on good ground); needs to bounce back from a below-par run last month and will not be favoured by the forecast rain but was placed on consecutive starts this summer and is suited by this track.

6/1

6th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Topofthecotswolds

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 5 out, soon no impression

6/1

Form: P4-62P

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Seemingly back in good form when second at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October and remains on a workable mark, but looked unenthusiastic before eventually being pulled up at Haydock last month and it's hard to predict the extent to which this high-mileage 10yo will warm to the task.

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3

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Dennis

Good stalwart over the years, with nine wins on his CV; inconsistent nowadays and no longer the force of old but will be suited by today's trip/ground; no surprise if he goes well for Harry Cobden.

10/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

Did win earlier this season but this 12yo is not as good as he was and has become hard to predict; ran poorly last time.

25/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

held up in rear, raced wide and in touch with leaders after 5th, dropped to last 7th, detached and reminder after 10th, pulled up before 16th

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 30P-51

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Took big step forward from satisfactory seasonal/chase debut and looked very well suited by the step up in trip when winning easily by 24l at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) last month; went up 14lb for that but remains unexposed over fences and over staying trips; leading contender.

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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

1st

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, left in lead 2nd, clear before 8th, increased tempo and went well clear before 3 out, hit 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: /133-3 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner who gave good account when third on last month's seasonal debut at Warwick (3m, soft); looks well handicapped after a 2lb drop and will be fine on this right-handed track; one to consider.

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0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Calipso Collonges

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Became disappointing for Olly Murphy last season and has been well held in two French chases for new trainer this autumn; revival needed.

25/1

4th

4

15th May 2023

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Calipso Collonges

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Possibilities if returning to his early-season form last campaign but now has to bounce back from two non-completions; the return of cheekpieces (tried blinkers last time) is a positive and he's got himself well handicapped.

10/1

Form: 70U-7U BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Weakened out of contention on seasonal debut in November and didn't get beyond the first fence on latest outing; this veteran hasn't won since 2019 and comes here with a bit to prove, but he was placed off 16lb higher in last season's Welsh Grand National and can't be ruled out; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

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5th

7

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Achille

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

No win since April 2019; placed in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 29lb lower but looked badly out of sorts this winter; swapped cheekpieces for refitted blinkers at Chepstow 16 days ago and there was an upturn but he was 10l behind the winner Domaine De L'Isle so still has work to do.

6/1

3rd

3

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Achille

11st 9lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Teenager who hasn't won since April 2019; placed over C&D (soft) in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 26lb lower but has looked badly out of sorts this winter and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

7/1

5th

1

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Achille

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Fourth off 21lb higher in last season's Welsh Grand National but soundly beaten in all his completed races since; 13yo who is hard to approach with confidence at present.

12/1

Form: 251777

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a resurgence in early part of this season, winning four times on good ground (2m7f-3m), but has looked out of sorts in recent weeks and today's conditions are slower than ideal.

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10th

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

The Vollan

11st 9lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: L J Morgan

Regressive 10yo who is better known as a staying chaser now; didn't run badly when switched back to hurdling two starts ago (2m7f) and will appreciate today's ease in grade but younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

4th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

The Vollan

10st 12lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Ran some fair races over fences last autumn but this 10yo is nothing like as good as he was; well beaten back over hurdles last time and others have more going for them.

8/1

5th

6

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

The Vollan

10st 11lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

10yo who isn't the force of old but ran some fair races over fences in the autumn, most recently third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft); continues to edge down the weights and might not be far away if the return to hurdling isn't a problem (three wins in this sphere, which he last tackled in May 2022).

9/1

Form: 275-26

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who ran big race when clear second in this race a year ago and is 1lb lower this time; certainly didn't run badly when sixth in Borders National at Kelso this month and ought to make a bold bid.

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1st

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Cash To Ash

10st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders on outer

9/1

5

11th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Cash To Ash

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

3rd

2

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:20 Wetherby

Cash To Ash

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Has a record of 0-10 at Wetherby but last four attempts over C&D have resulted in form figures of 2223, most recently third on latest outing; held by East Street on that effort but should give his running; second in this race two years ago.

11/2

Form: 111PP-

Last run: 303 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Made very rapid progress when switched to fences last year, winning three times (3m-3m1f; good to soft-heavy), but not seen since pulled up on consecutive outings at start of 2022 (hurdle/chase); may yet have further improvement to come but others in this line-up have less to prove.

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3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Danilo DAiry

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Robert Bevis

Won three consecutive races in 2021 and lightly raced since; displayed a hint of spark over C&D last November but pulled up since and this 11yo is back to having plenty to prove; wears first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

0

8

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Danilo DAiry

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Robert Bevis

Won three consecutive races at about 3m1f in 2021 but pulled up on next four starts; hard to tell what ability remains when last of five at Wetherby in November and still 2lb above his latest winning mark.

25/1

Form: 212-22 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Did well when switched to fences last season, winning three times (2m3f-3m1f), and began this campaign with two good runs in the autumn; moves up in grade but is not yet fully exposed and seems versatile regarding ground; contender if aided by first-time blinkers.

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6th

1

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Lingfield

Representing Bob

12st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won three times (2m3f-3m1f) when switched to fences last season and kicked off this campaign with respectable efforts in the autumn; struggled when raised in grade and in first-time blinkers at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; returns to hurdling (0-4; once second) off an appealing mark with cheekpieces now tried.

5/2

13

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Representing Bob

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Jamie Snowden

Did well when switched to fences last season, winning three times (2m3f-3m1f), and began this campaign with two good runs in the autumn; moves up in grade but is not yet fully exposed and seems versatile regarding ground; contender if aided by first-time blinkers.

7/1

2nd

3

14th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Representing Bob

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Since winning his first three over fences (all handicaps from 2m3f to 3m1f; good to soft/soft) he's twice come up short, though his latest conqueror (who won easily) went in again at Uttoxeter on Saturday; on a challenging mark but he's consistent and still only a 6yo.

4/1

Form: 1-7822 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Comes here after running very well in defeat on his last two appearances, latterly when second at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) this month but is not always easy to predict and needs a new career-best today.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Light Flicker

11st 4lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Ryan Potter

Lurks on a dangerous mark but seems badly to have lost his way since running well in much stronger race than this on seasonal debut at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in the autumn; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

Form: 722384 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won low-grade event here in the spring (2m5f, good; first-time tongue-tie) but hasn't fired on recent outings and faces a tough assignment from 3lb out of the weights today.

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4th

6

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Seemingly So

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

pressed leader, hit 11th, ridden after 4 out, lost second 3 out, weakening when awkward jump last

10/1

15

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Seemingly So

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Won low-grade event here in the spring (2m5f, good; first-time tongue-tie) but hasn't fired on recent outings and faces a tough assignment from 3lb out of the weights today.

50/1

4th

6

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

15:10 Musselburgh

Seemingly So

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: L J Morgan

Won over C&D (soft) in February and at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) in May; runner-up twice in a row this summer and he's on a competitive mark, but he's been well beaten the last twice and has to turn things around.

6/1

Form: P2-6FP CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to win this race in 2020 and was placed in last season's North Yorkshire Grand National at Catterick (3m6f, good to soft); very well handicapped on those exploits (even from 4lb out of the weights) but out of form this season and needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.

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7th

6

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Whos In The Box

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

disputing second, pushed along after 9th, outpaced after 12th, soon in rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off

6/1

3rd

7

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Whos In The Box

10st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

raced in second, prominent when lost second 9th, ridden after 4 out, well held from 3 out

10/1

3

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Whos In The Box

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Nick Kent

Returned from a spell in the doldrums when, dropped in class, he won a 14-runner handicap at Carlisle (3m, soft) last month; back up in grade here off 5lb higher mark but has to be respected if in the same mood.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £684.00
Straight Forecast £526.10
Tricast £3850.30
Trifecta £6551.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Representing Bob

WEST COUNTRY:

Bangers And Cash

SPOTLIGHT:

Jet Plane

THE NORTH:

Small Present

RP Ratings:

Eclair De Guye

POSTDATA:

Cash To Ash

TOPSPEED:

Light Flicker

Telegraph:

Representing Bob

Daily Mirror:

Representing Bob

The Sun:

Representing Bob

Daily Record:

Representing Bob

Daily Mail:

Bangers And Cash

D Express:

Bangers And Cash

The Star:

Bangers And Cash

The Times:

Jet Plane

The Guardian:

Jet Plane