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Poundland Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Poundland Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 5PU6-P D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Very well treated on his old form at up to 3m2f but his last win was four years ago and he's struggled in last five starts including a pulled-up effort at Exeter (3m, good to soft) on his return last month; regular tongue-tie is now removed and has plenty to prove.

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

4th

2

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

The Kings Writ

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Won a veterans' chase at Warwick (3m, soft) on New Year's Eve and has continued to run well, perhaps finding good ground on the lively side last time at Doncaster (beaten 12l); not as smart as he was but in good enough form to go close here.

4/1

3rd

5

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:00 Doncaster

The Kings Writ

11st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Won a veterans' chase at Warwick (3m, soft) on New Year's Eve and runner-up behind a progressive 8yo at Hereford (3m1f, soft) since; also effective on good ground and holds strong claims if his good form continues.

2/1

2nd

10

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 3

15:35 Hereford

The Kings Writ

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Veteran who was back in much better form at Warwick (3m, soft) one month ago, rallying gamely for narrow win; capable of remaining competitive back up 4lb (peak mark was much higher); shortlisted.

7/1

Form: /P32-2 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won off 4lb higher at Doncaster (3m, soft) in February 2020; has had only four runs since but after another wind operation he was a creditable second back at Doncaster on his seasonal return three weeks ago; was a well-backed favourite in that race and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Midnight Moss

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield on inner, headway 12th, ridden and outpaced 14th, pushed along briefly but went second after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

3/1

2nd

7

31st Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

Midnight Moss

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won off 4lb higher at Doncaster (3m, soft) in February 2020; has had only four runs since but after another wind operation he was a creditable second back at Doncaster on his seasonal return three weeks ago; was a well-backed favourite in that race and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

7/2

2nd

6

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Midnight Moss

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won off 4lb higher over C&D (soft) in February 2020 but he missed 2021 and wasn't at his best in three runs early this year; returns from another absence but he's had a second wind operation and needs watching in the market back at this track.

9/4

15/8

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 333-41 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Improved his record to 6-15 over fences when bouncing back with a clearcut success at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago; this is a deeper race but he remains feasibly treated off 4lb higher than last time and looks worth another try at this trip; key player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Go Steady

12st 2lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: I P Popham

held up in rear

14/1

5th

2

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Go Steady

11st 12lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway after 7th, disputing third after 3 out, weakened final 110yds

6/1

5th

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Go Steady

11st 5lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Rare hurdle start these days when beaten a neck at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) before returning to fences with a respectable fourth at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft; beaten 12l); a late mistake didn't help matters last time and yet he finished his race out nicely; major player now down a grade.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: P59-56 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Strong stayer who won over 3m6f at Exeter (good to soft) last December but he's generally struggled since, and after wind surgery he's been well held in both runs (3m/3m5f) this season; new headgear is now tried on this big drop back in grade but others are preferred.

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

3rd

5

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

Gwencily Berbas

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Inconsistent nowadays but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February and is now only 2lb above that mark; could have a say.

5/1

7th

12

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Gwencily Berbas

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Thorough stayer who proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February; again ran well over that C&D last month but is not very consistent and may not be seen to the same effect here.

16/1

3rd

8

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Gwencily Berbas

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made it 2-2 over C&D when emerging from off the pace to win ridden out last month; for one who struggles with his consistency, it was encouraging that he posted the same RPR when third to a progressive winner at Wetherby (3m7f); back here he has to be of strong interest.

7/1

Form: /P1-PP

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Returned to form to win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in February, his second run after a mammoth absence, but has been pulled up on both appearances this season; cheekpieces didn't appear to help much last time and has plenty to prove with blinkers now tried.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

31st Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

La Cavsa Nostra

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned to form to win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in February, his second run after a mammoth absence, but has been pulled up on both appearances this season; cheekpieces didn't appear to help much last time and has plenty to prove with blinkers now tried.

14/1

1

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:00 Plumpton

La Cavsa Nostra

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned to form to win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in February, his second run after a mammoth absence, but has been pulled up on both appearances this season; cheekpieces didn't appear to help much last time; blinkers given a whirl today.

20/1

3

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

13:25 Wincanton

La Cavsa Nostra

11st 13lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

visibility reduced by fog, prominent, ridden and weakened after 5 out, pulled up after 4 out

13/2

Form: 524-4F C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

10yo who is not easy to predict but he won off 4lb lower here (3m1f, good to soft) last winter and was still in the firing line when he fell two out at Wincanton four weeks ago; looks weighted near his best off this sort of mark but he's respected back at this track.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Tried in blinkers instead of usual cheekpieces when just a fair third of seven in 3m Perth handicap chase in April; a bit more is needed if he is to resume winning ways.

9/2

3rd

2

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Held every chance when he fell two out at Wincanton in December but he's unpredictable and hasn't repeated that form since; impossible to know how he'll react to first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) but, off his last winning mark, he can't be discounted.

4/1

7th

3

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Smugglers Blues

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Still in the firing line when he fell two out here in December but he's hard to predict and produced a lesser effort at Warwick in the race won by The Kings Writ, and he has won there; capable but risky.

7/1

Form: 300-23

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won two Irish points this spring and was runner-up in a 3m hunter chase (soft/heavy) in June, in his final run for Stuart Crawford; returned to a handicap with 11l third of five at Lingfield (2m4f) on his recent stable debut but he should benefit from that run and could be dangerous back up in trip; cheekpieces reapplied.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Stamp Your Feet

12st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Veteran who has looked on the downgrade in three chase runs for current yard; down in class for this return to hurdles but others look safer.

20/1

4th

1

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:03 Hereford

Stamp Your Feet

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Wins on ground ranging from good to soft; won both hurdle starts here much earlier in career and dual winning pointer in Ireland last spring; creditable debut for new yard at Lingfield in December but well below best when pulled up next time; aids left off; hard to assess.

16/1

Form: P54P-P

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner at up to 3m1f but his last win was in November 2020 and he's been pulled up in his last two starts, most recently at Uttoxeter on his return last month; mark is tumbling but he needs to turn things around in first-time blinkers.

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9

1st Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Cuban Pete

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

On a massively reduced mark but that reflects his poor recent form; pulled up in his last four races and looks hard to support with confidence.

20/1

2

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:17 Chepstow

Cuban Pete

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Triple chase winner at up to 3m1f, most recently in late 2020; in the doldrums last winter and carried on the bad work when pulled up for the third consecutive time in December (first-time blinkers, discarded); connections persevere and he may yet show more.

12/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

Cuban Pete

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Triple chase winner at up to 3m1f but his last win was in November 2020 and he's been pulled up in his last two starts, most recently at Uttoxeter on his return last month; mark is tumbling but he needs to turn things around in first-time blinkers.

14/1

Form: -141P3 CD

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Triple C&D winner who ran respectably when third at Uttoxeter (3m, good) in October but this is tougher from out of the weights after another break and his last three wins have come on good ground; others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

16:00 Warwick

High Counsel

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Won over a similar trip last July but seems to have gone off the idea this winter, refusing to race two starts ago and pulling up either side, most recently on Monday; can only watch.

33/1

4

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:00 Southwell

High Counsel

11st 1lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

held up in rear

20/1

5

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Uttoxeter

High Counsel

11st 1lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Old-timer; managed two wins last spring/summer and ran respectably when third over this C&D (good to soft) in October; had little chance from 7lb out of the handicap at Warwick last time; each-way possibilities.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £425.00
Straight Forecast £398.20
Tricast £1579.30
Trifecta £2622.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Go Steady

TOPSPEED:

Midnight Moss

The Guardian:

Gwencily Berbas

RP Ratings:

Go Steady

POSTDATA:

Go Steady

Telegraph:

Go Steady

Daily Mail:

Go Steady

Daily Mirror:

Go Steady

THE NORTH:

Midnight Moss

The Times:

Midnight Moss

The Sun:

Midnight Moss

Daily Record:

Midnight Moss

D Express:

Gwencily Berbas

The Star:

Gwencily Berbas