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Good To Soft

Racing TV Marathon Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5866.8
  • 3m 5f 24y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Racing TV Marathon Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -23136

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Made all for a wide-margin win at Huntingdon (2m7f, good; tongue-tie and blinkers) in October on his first start for this trainer; beaten favourite back over hurdles next time; weakened out of it at Doncaster (3m2f, good) in November when last seen; bit to prove, not least over this far.

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1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lord Sparky

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Best known as a Huntingdon specialist but recorded career-best RPR when scoring at Fakenham (3m5f, good to soft) last season, so a marathon trip on a sharp left-handed track evidently suits him well; out of form this term, though, and needs to turn a corner.

14/1

7th

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Lord Sparky

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

8/1

0

3

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Lord Sparky

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Best known as a Huntingdon specialist but his latest win (in January) was gained over C&D (good to soft; first-time visor); pulled up on last month's seasonal debut at Ludlow (wore blinkers) but has the visor back on today and that recent outing might have brought him on.

12/1

9/4

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 7135-3

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner at up to 3m (all on heavy) when trained in Ireland; returned from a break on his debut for this trainer with a career-best at Lingfield (2m6f, soft; third) in November; may be capable of pulling out a bit more over this longer trip but will have that to prove.

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4

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Enduring Love

10st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

Weakened when favourite at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but that was after two runner-up efforts including in a marathon handicap at this track; now drops back to 2m5f but he's versatile trip-wise and has claims if he can get back near his best; 2lb out of the weights.

4/1

6th

1

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Enduring Love

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, led before 2nd, ridden when headed before 2 out

7/4

Form: 1/04P-

Last run: 528 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Fast-ground 3m chase winner in 2021 when with Adrian Wintle; ran only in points in 2022, winning one over 3m2f and unseating in the most recent of them in November; 5lb below that win in 2021 for this return to rules but others preferred.

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4th

6

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Stay Out Of Court

10st 5lb

J: Miss Jessica Milly Smith

T: Julian Smith

Plugged on for modest third in marathon handicap chase on rules return in January and can be excused last month's hunter chase defeat (tough task); will be suited by the forecast fast ground but it's hard to gauge what this 12yo is capable of over hurdles nowadays; others preferred.

25/1

4th

6

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:53 Ludlow

Stay Out Of Court

11st 12lb

J: Miss Jessica Milly Smith

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear, pushed along 11th, struggling when mistake 3 out

50/1

3rd

6

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

12:35 Fakenham

Stay Out Of Court

11st 1lb

J: Miss Jessica Milly Smith

T: Julian Smith

Fast-ground 3m chase winner in 2021 when with Adrian Wintle; ran only in points in 2022, winning one over 3m2f and unseating in the most recent of them in November; 5lb below that win in 2021 for this return to rules but others preferred.

20/1

Form: 121-28

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner at up to 3m1f on slow ground; stays 3m2f; appears to have been in the grip of the handicapper since winning at Market Rasen last February (3m, soft; tongue-tie and cheekpieces); drops 3lb but now has a bit to prove.

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4th

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Felton Bellevue

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Consistent 9yo who kept on best to score at Southwell (3m, soft) last month and is now 3-19 over fences; recent 3lb rise is not excessive and he's likely to be on the premises again.

6/1

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Felton Bellevue

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Hasn't won since February 2022, but mainly sound efforts this season notably when second over C&D last month (good to soft); should go well again.

7/2

Form: 882P-9

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner who stays this trip on testing ground; below par on his last two starts; cheekpieces (worn on last four starts) now swapped for first-time visor; on a competitive mark but does have a bit to prove.

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7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Vinnie Dev

10st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

Point and novice hurdle winner who appeared to enter handicaps three years ago on a very tough mark and also had 691 days off before last season; runner-up at Lingfield (3m5f, heavy) last February and 8lb lower today but he's not done much in his three starts since; headgear on six of his last seven starts but not today.

25/1

1

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

12:35 Fakenham

Vinnie Dev

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Noel Williams

Point/hurdle winner who stays this trip on testing ground; below par on his last two starts; cheekpieces (worn on last four starts) now swapped for first-time visor; on a competitive mark but does have a bit to prove.

9/2

9th

6

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Vinnie Dev

11st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

Point/hurdle winner who finished second in a 3m5f handicap chase at Lingfield in February (heavy); has gone well fresh in the past and rain would help; still capable of better.

14/1

Form: 5P2-52

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m1f hurdle (heavy); unable to back that up over fences last season, his best run being back over hurdles; took a step back in the right direction on his stable debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) latest; dam a 3m hurdle winner and the step up to this marathon trip offers possibilities.

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7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Dock Road

10st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Placed in all three completed chases for new stable this season, most recently when staying-on second at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month; raced rather lazily there but should be fine on this slower ground and could have untapped potential over marathon trips.

9/4

2nd

8

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Dock Road

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

held up in rear, not fluent and reminder 6th, reminder 11th, ridden 4 out, some headway from 3 out, no chance with winner but went second approaching last, kept on well

8/1

3rd

1

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:03 Hereford

Dock Road

12st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Became disappointing for Ben Pauling but was second on stable debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in December and ran well for a long way before unseating rider in Fakenham marathon last month; enters calculations.

7/1

Form: 3-4764

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner at up to 2m5f (on good/good to soft); well treated on a couple of pieces of form last year; finished last of four over 2m at Leicester (good to firm) latest; up significantly in trip and, while he is unexposed over it, he has yet to fully convince beyond 3m.

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7

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

12:35 Fakenham

Rizzardo

10st 11lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't jump with fluency, in rear but in touch with leaders, mistake 14th, soon pulled up

14/1

4th

2

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:47 Leicester

Rizzardo

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Prominent throughout when winning his three chases (2m4f-2m5f); well handicapped again but hasn't run well for a while now and this drop in trip is a change in direction.

5/1

6th

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Hereford

Rizzardo

12st 0lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Forced the pace for each of his three chase wins (2m4f-2m5f); reasonably weighted but was basically out of form when last in action; stamina reserves will be sorely tested over this trip; others preferred.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £297.00
Straight Forecast £296.60
Trifecta £3728.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dock Road

Daily Mirror:

Felton Bellevue

The Times:

Vinnie Dev

TOPSPEED:

Rizzardo

The Sun:

Enduring Love

RP Ratings:

Dock Road

POSTDATA:

Dock Road

Telegraph:

Dock Road

Daily Mail:

Dock Road

D Express:

Dock Road

The Star:

Dock Road

Daily Record:

Dock Road