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Good To Soft

Coral First For Horse Racing Handicap Chase (For The Hallowe’En Trophy)

  • Prize money: £7406.56
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Coral First For Horse Racing Handicap Chase (For The Hallowe’En Trophy)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 121- D

Last run: 327 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 6yo, successful in a Ffos Las bumper (soft) and a Fontwell novice hurdle (2m1f, good to soft; third and fifth won next time) last season; goes straight into a handicap chase for his reappearance and could have stacks of potential; fascinating contender.

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1

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:25 Ascot

Gamaret

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Very lightly raced 7yo who created pretty good impression when pushed-out winner on seasonal, chase and handicap debut at Newbury (2m, soft) in December; no match for impressive winner when second at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) last month but could have significant untapped potential over today's longer trip and remains very much of interest.

2/1

2nd

4

7th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Gamaret

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped well, raced in second, ridden 2 out, soon no chance with winner, kept on

8/11

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 324-2F CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Four chase wins include a clearcut one in this race (soft) 12 months ago; he's now 9lb higher but showed this mark may not be beyond him when a good second at Lingfield on reappearance, and he still had a chance when falling there ten days ago; should make his presence felt.

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7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Gallic Geordie

10st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

11yo who was well beaten at Haydock on December 30 but that may have come too soon, ten days after a fair third at Newbury; has a good record here, with wins over C&D (soft) last March and over 1m7f here (soft) in November, and he's one to be interested in now back here.

15/2

5th

7

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Gallic Geordie

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Has won six races over fences, the latest at Wetherby in November (1m7f, soft); has won at 2m4f but a bit to find with Happy And Fine on their form over this trip at Wetherby earlier in November.

7/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Gallic Geordie

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Looked as good as ever when keeping on stoutly to score at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 6-19 over fences; also suited by this C&D; likely to make his presence felt.

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3-543P CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Well treated on the pick of his form but he doesn't seem capable of showing it at present, pulled up at Ludlow before Christmas; opposable.

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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Not Available

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

When a 23l third at Newbury (2m, soft) two starts ago he was behind two highly progressive rivals and he continues to drop down the weights, but positive performances have been scarce this season and he was tailed off at Sandown (1m7f, soft) last time.

10/1

9th

10

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Not Available

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; below form this term on both British starts on heavy; latest outing was his best show this season but he needs to better that.

25/1

3rd

3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

Not Available

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; in his current form others are way more appealing.

15/2

Form: 424-74 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Point and hurdles winner; didn't show much on his chasing debut but there was more encouragement to be gleaned from his 10l fourth of six at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy; 10-1; first-time tongue-strap) last month; if he can build again on that he should be on the premises.

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1

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:05 Wincanton

Mongol Emperor

12st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Took a while to get his act together over fences but came good with comfortable win at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month and is still quite well handicapped if judged on best hurdling form; likely contender.

5/1

1st

4

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Mongol Emperor

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

travelled strongly, midfield, headway 4 out, pressed leader going easily 3 out, led 2 out, pushed along and went clear approaching last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably

11/4

4th

3

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Mongol Emperor

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Neil Mulholland

Made more of an impact over hurdles but he's not been discredited in recent chase starts; hooded on last 11 starts but now has cheekpieces.

4/1

Form: 711-5U D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Took well to chasing in the summer of 2021, winning twice on fast ground, but he hasn't looked the same horse in two runs since, well held in fourth when his saddle slipped here last time (plenty to find with Only Money on that form); needs to turn over a new leaf.

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18th

12

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Courtland

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Made it four wins for the season (all on good but has run well on soft) when comfortably beating solid yardstick at Worcester (2m7f) last August; not at that level since and extremely fortunate to win at Hereford last month, after a break, but it was over an inadequate 2m and there was encouragement in that run; Peter Bowen and Sean Bowen won this with 40-1 shot Henllan Harri in 2017 who, like this fellow, was tackling his longest trip yet; one to note.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3119-6 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Ended 2021 with two hurdling wins but seen only twice since and well beaten each time; tailed off over this C&D on his chasing debut last month (33-1) and has questions to answer after that.

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3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

15:20 Perth

Earth Company

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Neville

Patchy form over fences for Philip Hobbs last season; dual winner over hurdles in 2021, and quite interesting with hood and tongue-tie tried on first run for new trainer providing rain stays away (non-runner on soft in Too Friendly's race at Market Rasen last time).

10/1

8

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Worcester

Earth Company

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle winner in 2021; seemed to be getting his act together over fences when second of four at Taunton (2m, soft) in January but was no match for the winner there and has since performed poorly.

16/1

Form: 1311-P D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Progressive 2m chaser, successful on three of his last four completed starts, including at Leicester (soft) and Chepstow (good) in the spring; probably best forgiven a poor reappearance run at Ffos Las (bad mistake eighth); may still have untapped potential and has to be respected.

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8

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

File Illico

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Four-time chase winner, who is very well treated on old form but his last success was two years ago; perked up with a creditable third at Hereford (2m5f) in January but he failed to back that up last time and others are more convincing.

16/1

Form: 3-1132 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Likeable type with a solid bank of form; bumped into an improver and beat the remainder handsomely over C&D (good; also handles soft) in November; again of interest off a 1lb lower mark.

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Form: /714-5 D

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Smart in his prime; not nearly so good nowadays but he still made all in a hunter chase at Leicester (2m, good to soft) in March; folded tamely in two subsequent runs in the spring but he's since moved stables and can't be discounted after seven months off from a career-low mark.

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2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Capitaine

12st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Bryan

T: Georgina Nicholls

didn't always jump with fluency, led, headed but prominent before 5th

7/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Capitaine

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Barry Brennan

Smart in his prime; not nearly so good nowadays but he still made all in a hunter chase at Leicester (2m, good to soft) in March; folded tamely in two subsequent runs in the spring but he's since moved stables and can't be discounted after seven months off from a career-low mark.

33/1

5th

2

27th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Capitaine

12st 2lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Ms Georgina Nicholls

Very useful hurdler/chaser in his prime; first past the post in this race a year ago (disqualified after jockey failed to draw correct weight) and made all in good-quality hunter chase at Leicester (2m, good to soft) in March; spoiled chance by racing far too freely over 2m4f on latest outing but has good claims if he settles better this time.

4/1

Form: B3-664 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

In good heart towards the end of 2021, winning at Exeter (2m1f, good; handles soft); in and out since but his mark has fallen and he might have needed both his outings this autumn (fourth of seven at Sandown on latest); each-way claims for an in-form stable.

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7

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Fontwell

Casa Tall

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Garner

T: Ben Pauling

All three chase wins came in 2021; well treated on all that and, although last to finish on his stable debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) after three months off, he wasn't beaten far and might come on for the run; has done his winning over shorter but probably stays this far.

8/1

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Non-runners

Kauto The King

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Payout
Exacta £135.00
Straight Forecast £119.50
Tricast £1246.80
Trifecta £1534.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Gallic Geordie

SPOTLIGHT:

Gamaret

Telegraph:

Only Money

WEST COUNTRY:

Casa Tall

TOPSPEED:

Kauto The King

The Times:

Gamaret

D Express:

Gamaret

Daily Mirror:

Gamaret

Daily Record:

Gamaret

POSTDATA:

Gallic Geordie

The Guardian:

Gallic Geordie

Daily Mail:

Gallic Geordie

The Sun:

Gallic Geordie

The Star:

Gallic Geordie