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13:20 Kempton

Soft

Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £29614
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75

Form: 2-P112 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Has made a much better fist of chasing this season, winning twice including a valuable handicap at Ascot in November (2m1f, good) before giving vain chase to Jonbon in Grade 1 at Sandown 24 days ago; holds the strongest form claims and there may be more to come; plenty of good runs on soft ground.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 99y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Boothill

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Kicked off campaign with two handicap wins at Ascot (2m1f, soft/good); however, he fell the next twice, most recently two out at Newbury where he had 9l to make up on Edwardstone; looks up against it today.

40/1

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Boothill

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Won Grade 2 Wayward Lad Novices' Chase at Kempton last season and improved form on first two starts this term to win handicaps at Ascot (2m1f, soft/good); just behind the leaders when falling five out in Grade 2 handicap at Kempton last time out and this progressive 9yo is firmly in calculations.

15/8

Form: 141-12 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Built up a likeable profile around 2m over hurdles last season and has quickly developed into a better chaser, winning at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) before going down narrowly in handicap company off 138 at Newbury 32 days ago; another sound run can be expected, but others have more raw ability.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Now 4lb lower than when gamely making all in major handicap at Newbury (2m, good) last season but has not been firing on all cylinders this term; will appreciate today's ease in grade but still needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

6th

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, prominent

6/1

Form: 154-4U D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

In the process of showing much better form over fences in Grade 2 at Cheltenham 45 days ago (2m, good) when unseating rider two out, a length down at the time behind winner Banbridge; still needs to sharpen his jumping on that evidence, but clearly has the class to compete at this level.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

20th

10

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Glory And Fortune

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Won last season's Betfair Hurdle off just 1lb lower and fourth in the Champion Hurdle here next time; ran with promise on first two starts this season but has failed to shine the next twice, over fences on the first occasion and in the Betfair Hurdle most recently; needs to get back on track.

50/1

13th

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Glory And Fortune

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Returned to chasing the last twice (unseated rider then well held); very useful hurdler who has bits of Grade 1 form and won this major handicap (narrowly on good to soft) last year; however, lumbered with a 5lb higher mark and top weight this time round.

16/1

3rd

3

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Kempton

Glory And Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

took keen hold, prominent, left in third 8th, blundered 4 out, soon beaten

6/1

Form: /111-1 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten hurdler, including Listed novice at Exeter in February (2m, soft); left that form well behind when making an impressive chasing debut here five weeks ago (2m2f, soft), having not a moment's concern against useful rivals; deserves this step up in class and not to be underestimated.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

13:15 Haydock

Lac De Constance

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Went the wrong way over fences last season after a promising start and had a (second) wind operation over the summer; might have needed the run when fifth of eight in handicap hurdle at Aintree four weeks ago; needs to step up markedly on that form to make an impact here but it's possible.

9/1

5th

1

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Aintree

Lac De Constance

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Novice chasing campaign went pear-shaped after a promising start; had a second wind surgery since last run; 3-3 over hurdles two seasons ago, looking talented, and is very interesting back in this sphere.

5/1

6th

1

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:35 Warwick

Lac De Constance

12st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, led clearly after 2nd, blundered and headed 7th, pushed along and dropped to rear 8th, ridden and weakened before 3 out

11/2

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