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Good To Soft

ecolifefurniture.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8713.6
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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ecolifefurniture.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 956-23 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has been placed in handicaps at Kelso (2m1f) and Ayr (2m4f) since switched to chasing; form looks sound (the winners of those races have followed up since); holds sold claims off unchanged mark.

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1st

14

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Bak Rocky

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Maiden who has been placed in handicaps at Kelso (2m1f) and Ayr (2m4f) since switched to chasing; form looks sound (the winners of those races have followed up since); holds sold claims off unchanged mark.

7/1

3rd

3

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Bak Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Thomson

Became rather disappointing over hurdles last season but stayed on well from poor position to take second (ahead of Spark Of Madness) on last month's chasing debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) and is sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip; still on a good mark; must be considered.

7/2

2nd

6

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

16:35 Kelso

Bak Rocky

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield, jumped badly right 1st, niggled along briefly after 4th, outpaced and pushed along in rear 4 out, keeping on but still plenty to do 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well and went third run-in, went second towards finish, no match for winner

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 1P3P-6

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Successful twice over 2m as a novice hurdler last term; nowhere near best on Exeter reappearance; something to prove back up in distance on debut over fences.

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3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

13:47 Hereford

Chanceux

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Campaigned in Class 3 contests this term, winning twice (including over C&D) in December; form dipped in last two starts but he has possibilities in this lower grade granted a rebound; all wins on good/good to soft.

11/4

3rd

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Chanceux

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, struggling after 4 out

5/1

4th

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Chanceux

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept to shorter trips since going close over 2m3f at Stratford (heavy) last April but he needed every yard of 2m at Doncaster after Christmas when following up a Hereford win; versatile tactically and can have a say.

7/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 5537-2 D BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner over hurdles last season for Jack Barber; good second at Ffos Las (2m5f, soft) on the switch to fences and debut for Harry Fry; should build on that effort; highly respected up just 2lb.

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3rd

4

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Lydford Lad

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

2m4f winner over hurdles last season for Jack Barber; good second at Ffos Las (2m5f, soft) on the switch to fences and debut for Harry Fry; should build on that effort; highly respected up just 2lb.

3/1

2nd

1

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

12:55 Ffos Las

Lydford Lad

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Found improvement after wind surgery when landing a maiden hurdle here (2m4f, soft; 22-1) last November; well held in handicaps in final three runs for Jack Barber last season but that win came after a break and he needs watching in market back at this track on his chase/stable debut.

7/2

7th

5

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:55 Exeter

Lydford Lad

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jack R Barber

Found improvement after wind surgery when landing a Ffos Las maiden (2m4f, soft; 22-1) in November but he hasn't kicked on from that in three runs since; handicapper giving him a chance but he will need more now back down in trip.

10/1

Form: 1649-F D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

2m3f winner over hurdles last winter; in the process of running well (keeping on in fourth) when falling two out in 2m novice handicap chase at Chepstow on reappearance; possibilities off 1lb lower.

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3rd

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Rock Of Star

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 2nd, headway 9th

13/2

Form: 14-3P3

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Finished 4l behind Walk In Clover at Southwell but now gets a 3lb pull with that rival and Jack Wildman takes off 7lb; that's her best effort since switched to fences and she may build on it.

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11th

18

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

My Silver Lining

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Emma Lavelle

Rock solid this term, showing herself in a particularly favourable light with serious stamina tests in the mud for major handicaps at Warwick (won), Haydock (second) and Uttoxeter (third to Beauport and Mr Incredible) on last three outings; had a clear lead for most of the closing stages last time (4m2f, heavy) and another bold show would not surprise under this 2lb higher mark.

16/1

3rd

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

My Silver Lining

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Emma Lavelle

Won two of her seven chases last season but much improved during an admirably consistent campaign thus far; ultra game in winning Warwick's always-strong Classic Chase (3m5f, soft) and again in defeat at Haydock when only overhauled late on by a progressive Irish challenger; has another career-high mark to deal with now (up 4lb) but she's extremely difficult to knock.

5/1

2nd

10

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

My Silver Lining

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Emma Lavelle

Won a novice hurdle on heavy, below form sole start on it since; 4-11 over fences and a notable improver for two wins and two seconds from her four starts this season; the step up to 3m5f worked a treat last time when she led three out in the 14-runner Classic Chase at Warwick (soft) and went on to win it, with the first two well clear; up 5lb but highly respected.

5/1

Form: 54-853

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Gradually back to form over hurdles this term, most recently third at Bangor (2m); looks open to improvement now handicapping and switched to chasing with headgear applied; interesting.

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2nd

3

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Duke Of Deception

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Confirmed he has an abundance of stamina when runner-up over 3m5f on heavy at Bangor (Haute Estime 3l behind) and then won the Tim Maloney at Haydock (3m1f handicap, soft) pretty much as he liked; that was off a career-high mark and now up another 8lb, but his overall record over fences is hard to knock.

3/1

1st

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Duke Of Deception

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Two chase wins towards end of last season and he also scored over hurdles at Wetherby (3m, good) last October; has run well to finish second back over fences the last twice, most recently beaten just 1l at Bangor (3m5f, heavy); ticks plenty of boxes.

5/1

Form: 494/16 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Missed last season; made a winning chase debut at Southwell (2m4f, good) on reappearance and had an excuse (finished lame) next time; however, has more on his plate in this deeper field.

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2nd

8

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Dash Of Blue

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ben Case

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, in rear from 6th

11/1

7th

5

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Dash Of Blue

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Ben Case

Missed last season; made a winning chase debut at Southwell (2m4f, good) on reappearance and had an excuse (finished lame) next time; however, has more on his plate in this deeper field.

12/1

6th

1

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

12:25 Wincanton

Dash Of Blue

12st 0lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

9/4

Form: 118-22 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Raced only on good/good to soft; scored three times over hurdles last term, including here (2m4f); creditable second in both runs this season, latest at Doncaster (3m) switched to chasing; solid chance.

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12

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Immortal Fame

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom Lacey

took keen hold, midfield, lost position before 4 out

12/1

2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Immortal Fame

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

8yo who has an impressive 5-13 strike-rate having won on his final two outings of last year (2m5f, good/good to soft); has also shown promise on soft going; key player if his fine form continues following a break.

2/1

Form: 32-P32

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Steadily back to form since switched to chasing this season, most recently clear second at Southwell (2m4f, good); likely player if backing up that effort; cheekpieces (worn last twice) now removed.

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5th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Walk In Clover

10st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Headstrong mare who settled okay in the first-time hood at Ascot last week (2m1f, good) but found nothing significant for pressure once the chips were down; has the form to feature but she's not one to rely on.

12/1

4th

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Walk In Clover

10st 12lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, went third before 4 out

13/2

3rd

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 4

17:00 Taunton

Walk In Clover

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Chase wins at 2m4f (good) and 3m (good to soft) but bettered those efforts when a cracking third in a competitive handicap at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) in November; another useful effort over 2m4f (soft) there next time but out of depth in only start since; good claims down in class.

5/2

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 2331/6 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner; missed last season; never landed a blow in 2m4f handicap chase at Southwell on return to action but may fare better with that outing under his belt; tongue-tie applied.

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9

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Ripper Roo

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: R W Varnham

Odds-on winner of a small-field point two weeks ago but that's no advertisement for his prospects here; lacks course form and likely to be outclassed.

66/1

5th

7

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Ripper Roo

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won a maiden hurdle at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) in April 2021 but he's not matched that form in just four runs since; drops back in trip but he got outpaced when switched back to hurdling at Market Rasen (2m7f) last time and others are more convincing; stablemate of Fletch.

16/1

3rd

5

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:25 Market Rasen

Ripper Roo

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Won a maiden hurdle here in April 2021 (2m4f, good); moderate efforts over fences this term after 588 days off; wore a tongue-tie and cheekpieces when pulled up last time, but wears neither here; best watched back over hurdles.

8/1

Form: 00FP/7 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner in Ireland; has achieved little over fences for current stable; best watched.

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12

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Luis Van Zandt

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Won over hurdles when trained in Ireland but has poor record over fences for current stable and can't be recommended from 12lb out of the weights.

100/1

5th

6

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:10 Hereford

Luis Van Zandt

11st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Good-ground winner over hurdles in Ireland; has achieved very little over fences for current stable, latterly on heavy ground since returning from lengthy absence; enough to prove.

66/1

Form: 4/477-

Last run: 346 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Fourth in a bumper two seasons ago then showed no progress over hurdles last winter; not a strong contender on form but is a possible improver on chase/handicap debut; note market signals.

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6th

10

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

17:20 Chepstow

Kings Krackertara

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Fitted with a tongue-tie on last two starts when staying-on fourth of 15 here (3m, soft) and winning at Newton Abbot (3m2f, soft) 16 days later; fortunate in the latter, as the clear leader fell two out, but she's back up only 1lb and brings far more positives than most of these.

5/1

1st

3

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Kings Krackertara

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Fitted with a tongue-tie, first sign of promise over fences when staying on from the rear for fourth at Chepstow (3m, soft) 16 days ago, with the reopposing Galop Du Bosc just under 2l ahead in second; this longer trip should suit on that evidence; considered.

9/2

4th

12

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Kings Krackertara

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Six-race maiden who didn't look very enthusiastic when well beaten in two chases during the winter (2m4f/2m6f); tongue-tie added today; significant improvement required.

40/1

Form: 3P-056 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner off this mark last term; however, holds weak claims on this season's form, most recently well held at Taunton (2m7f) switched to fences; nicely treated granted a revival.

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1

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Helios Allen

12st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jane Williams

Well handicapped on best efforts last term but backward steps this season, chasing on last two starts; returns to hurdling in first headgear.

16/1

Form: 1-36 D

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner who has the potential to make a chaser (makes debut in this sphere); however, has a question mark over current form, having been soundly beaten in two runs this term.

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3rd

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

Striking Out

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Oliver

Hurdles winner who has finished runner-up in three of his five completed starts over fences, including when beaten a neck at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago (clear of the third); 4lb rise not the end of the world, though he still has to prove himself on soft ground or worse.

5/4

Form: 9-F66F

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Faller over fences on final start in Ireland; holds poor claims on Flat/hurdles form for current yard and took a heavy tumble at Ludlow most recently; enough to prove.

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11

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Mythical Hero

11st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Faller over fences on final start in Ireland; holds poor claims on Flat/hurdles form for current yard and took a heavy tumble at Ludlow most recently; enough to prove.

50/1

8

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Mythical Hero

11st 4lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Adam West

Successful over hurdles in Ireland but nothing positive to report so far in Britain and not sure about the addition of a tongue-tie making the world of difference.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £1107.00
Straight Forecast £771.00
Tricast £3119.40
Trifecta £4406.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lydford Lad

POSTDATA:

Bak Rocky

TOPSPEED:

Immortal Fame

D Express:

Duke Of Deception

The Sun:

Walk In Clover

The Star:

Bak Rocky

Daily Mail:

Immortal Fame

RP Ratings:

Lydford Lad

WEST COUNTRY:

Lydford Lad

The Times:

Lydford Lad

Telegraph:

Lydford Lad

The Guardian:

Lydford Lad

Daily Mirror:

Lydford Lad

Daily Record:

Lydford Lad