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racingtv.com Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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racingtv.com Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5P-P31 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Likeable sort who comes here on the back of a gutsy success in 3m3f Sedgefield handicap chase last month; up 3lb but he's still respected.

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4th

5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Skyhill

11st 1lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Alison Hamilton

Beat Event Of Sivola (now 7lb worse off) when winning at Catterick in January (3m1f, heavy) but hasn't been in quite the same form since and was well behind Hold the Note at Carlisle last time.

13/2

8th

11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Skyhill

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

11yo who made it four wins from his last seven starts when scoring at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; however, he's been beaten on his three starts since and needs something extra to land this warm race.

16/1

5th

5

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Skyhill

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Won over C&D (heavy) on New Year's Day and back on song with fair fourth at Ayr (3m, soft) three weeks ago; could build on that latest performance now back at a venue where he's 2-2.

8/1

OUR TIP

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3983-1

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer in May; made an impressive yard debut when landing 2m3f Sedgefield handicap chase in November, jumping well and forging clear from the last; he looks to have plenty more improvement in him and can make light of an 8lb rise in the weights.

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3rd

12

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Tom Creen

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Gained all four chase wins over shorter trips at Sedgefield, the last twice in the autumn, but ran well in defeat over this C&D (good to soft) in January and is probably still on a workable mark; shortlisted.

5/1

11/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: PU-614

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Isn't the easiest to catch right and she failed to back up her 2m7f Newcastle success when only fourth of six at Southwell (3m2f) three weeks ago; others are more persuasive.

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10

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Nick Kent

0-10 over hurdles; all three chase wins over 2m7f at Newcastle, most recently in November 2022; lightly raced since and out of form last term but a stirrup leather broke when she unseated at the first on latest outing, when 8-1 and first-time blinkers replaced cheekpieces.

12/1

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

led, unseated 1st

8/1

8

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Catlin

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

3-17 over fences, the wins all at Newcastle and the latest in November 2022; not so good in her five starts since, the latest a heavy defeat after 262 days off but today is the first time in nearly two years that she's worn headgear and she did win (2021) when cheekpieces were first enlisted.

14/1

Form: 968-42

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Built on her chasing debut when runner-up in 3m2f Kelso handicap in November; however, this maiden needs to build on that effort (now 2lb higher).

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5

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Maid Of Houxty

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Off the mark at the 11th attempt when battling well to beat a clear second in a Newcastle handicap (2m7f, heavy) last month; this is a deeper race but a 3lb rise looks fair and she's open to more progress over fences; big player.

7/2

1st

3

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Maid Of Houxty

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer

6/4

3rd

6

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Maid Of Houxty

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Nine-race maiden; built upon her seasonal/chase debut when second of five at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but looked rather laboured when well-held fourth at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day and will need to show a bit more zest here.

8/1

Form: /P4/2-

Last run: 272 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

A winner in points for Emma Brown but this veteran came in a remote second of five in 2m7f Kelso hunter chase on last attempt under rules; he needs to hit the ground running for his new yard.

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2nd

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

17:00 Kelso

Alone No More

12st 0lb

J: Miss Emma J Brown

T: Miss Lucy Brown

Not beaten far when third of five off lowly mark in Hexham handicap hurdle (2m7f, heavy) last March but safely held in both points this year and evidently not the force of old.

50/1

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

17:05 Sedgefield

Alone No More

10st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Brown

T: Jackie Stephen

Triple point winner who was a distant second in a Kelso maiden hunter chase this time last year; third of five in a Hexham handicap hurdle (2m7f, heavy) latest; others have stronger claims.

16/1

3rd

5

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Alone No More

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Brown

T: Jackie Stephen

Three-time point winner who has shown some fair form in hunter chases; however, this 11yo has struggled to get competitive in handicap chases this year and has something to prove on a rare hurdles start.

16/1

Form: -31P36

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Opened his account over fences at Ffos Las (3m) in October but he has failed to build on it in three subsequent runs, only sixth in 3m2f Taunton handicap 11 days ago; hood is reached for now.

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0

8

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Faitque De LIsle

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

towards rear

12/1

3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Faitque De LIsle

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

Arrives 5lb below the mark for last October's 3m chase win at Ffos Las (good to soft); no certainty on profile to back up last month's solid Newton Abbot return third, but too well treated to dismiss.

7/1

3rd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Faitque De LIsle

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

Battled gamely to win off 4lb higher at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft) last October but generally very disappointing since; pulled up when last seen in April and needs to have been revitalised by 160-day break.

13/2

Form: 5260-4

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Returned from 15 months off with a remote fourth in 2m Hexham handicap chase 46 days ago; it's now 18 runs since his last victory so it's easy to look elsewhere.

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3rd

8

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Absolutely Dylan

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Pulled up in both starts this month, after a break; long time since he showed real form and all three career wins came five years ago.

25/1

7

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Absolutely Dylan

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Returned from long absence with two very disappointing chase runs last season and, following another break, was pulled up over hurdles nine days ago; revival needed.

14/1

Form: 52-6P3 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D scorer who could never pose a threat dropped back in trip when third of five in 2m3f handicap here 44 days ago; he's no forlorn hope now back at a more suitable distance though.

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5

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

18:45 Market Rasen

The Very Thing

11st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, fell 7th

20/1

6

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

The Very Thing

10st 6lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Inconsistent sort who has won just one of his 30 starts and was pulled up at Catterick last time; however, a case can be made judged on three of his seven performances in 2022 and he's not written off today.

10/1

7

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

The Very Thing

10st 13lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

in rear, mistake 5th

14/1

Form: 444595

Last run: 117 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Remains winless over hurdles and fences though he wasn't disgraced when fifth of eight in 3m Hexham handicap chase in September; had wind surgery since; he faces a tough task from 4lb out of the handicap here.

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12

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, not fluent 7th

40/1

9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

raced in last, raced wide after 4th

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £178.00
Straight Forecast £184.30
Tricast £669.10
Trifecta £1009.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tom Creen

The Times:

Maid Of Houxty

POSTDATA:

Skyhill

RP Ratings:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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