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14:10 Musselburgh

Soft

Fitzdares New Years Day Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Fitzdares New Years Day Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

28/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.30
  • Place: £7.60

Form: F94-PP

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

On a good mark, but pulled up on last two starts over hurdles in November (reportedly made a respiratory noise latest) and plenty to prove now going over fences.

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Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Large Action

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Roger Fell

in touch with leaders

11/2

1

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:15 Market Rasen

Large Action

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Roger Fell

Returned to form with 13l win on chase debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day and bounced back from lesser run at Sedgefield with fair third at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine now back up in trip and on the forecast good ground; not ruled out.

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 4-5804

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

17-race maiden who was a fair fourth over 3m3f at Sedgefield on chase debut last time (soft); effective at this much short trip and has a an each-way chance.

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1st

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 9th

6/1

2nd

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

First wins under rules came last year in 2m4f handicap chases at Hexham (good) in June and this track (good to soft; led final strides) in November; form figures at this track read 22216 but there's a bit more for him to prove over this far and, as latest start showed again, on soft ground.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 2346-4

Last run: 243 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has shown fair form over fences and on a good mark, but hasn't run since May and perhaps best watched on stable debut.

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2nd

2

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

En Meme Temps

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, smooth headway before 3 out, led going best before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, nudged along approaching last, headed run-in, weakened inside final 110yds

5/1

5th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

En Meme Temps

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Has modest 2-28 career strike-rate and is not the force of old but his chase win was gained on heavy ground and he posted a sound effort when second at Hexham (2m4f, soft) last month; tries a new trip here; contender if stamina holds out.

3/1

Form: 138-75 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles at Hexham last season (2m4f, good to soft/heavy) but mainly below form since; not shown much in two runs chasing and cheekpieces now tried.

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10

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Shoughalls Boy

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Mostly disappointing since winning twice at Hexham in late 2021 with latest non-completion coming after an absence.

40/1

6

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Shoughalls Boy

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Won twice over 2m4f here in late 2021 but lightly raced and generally very disappointing since; absent since pulled up over fences here a year ago and 11lb out of the weights today; not the most obvious answer.

25/1

Form: 6-P123 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to chasing, winning at Perth in September (2m4f, good) and creditable runs both starts since; a contender.

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6th

9

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

17:06 Perth

Shanbally Rose

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Won C&D handicap (good) last September but her form cooled during the winter and she was pulled up at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft) on her return last month; chase record now stands at 1-9 and she needs to turn things around; cheekpieces added.

25/1

9

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Shanbally Rose

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Won a handicap at Perth (2m4f, good) last September and she went very close at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) next time but her form has cooled in last two runs; chase record now stands at 1-8 and she needs to get back near her best after a break.

12/1

5th

9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Shanbally Rose

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Has taken well to chasing, winning at Perth in September (2m4f, good) and creditable runs both starts since; a contender.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5314-1 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Stayed on strongly to win similar race at Doncaster on chase debut (3m, good) in November when eight fences were omitted due to the low sun; up 4lb; drop in trip may not be ideal.

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2nd

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Everyday Champagne

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Hurdle and dual chase winner who may not have been suited by soft ground on last two starts; conditions here should be more to liking and he's back on same mark as for last win.

10/1

7th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Everyday Champagne

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

A 2l winner at Ayr in November (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) on his return from a break but hasn't shone since and ran in snatches last time; the tongue-tie tried there is soon removed and that could help.

6/1

Form: 540-P2

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Showed best form to date when second (of two finishers) over 2m here on second chase start last time (soft; cheekpieces tried) despite bleeding from the nose; headgear on again and a contender.

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0

4

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Thunder In Milan

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Won over C&D (good to soft) in March and back on the scoresheet when doing it easily at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September; made two bad mistakes and was pulled up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) only on Saturday but remains of interest in view of that penultimate performance.

6/1

0

8

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:07 Ayr

Thunder In Milan

10st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, bad mistake 3rd, soon detached, recovered towards rear when bad mistake and dropped to last 10th, pulled up before 11th

3/1

1st

5

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Thunder In Milan

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Just held on to open account off 2lb lower at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) in March and also ran well on his next two outings (2m5f/3m); has fitness to prove after 133-day break but still enters calculations.

5/1

Form: 646365

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden over hurdles and doesn't look to have an obvious chance from 3lb out of the handicap on his first run over fences.

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10

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:45 Sedgefield

New Zealander

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

prominent

33/1

6th

9

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

13:40 Ayr

New Zealander

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Leonard Kerr

Has produced the odd fair performance but this longstanding maiden is 6lb out of the handicap and it's best to look elsewhere.

33/1

8th

12

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

New Zealander

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

19-race maiden over hurdles and doesn't look to have an obvious chance from 3lb out of the handicap on his first run over fences.

40/1

Form: 351264 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Not been at his best on his last two runs over hurdles and so far isn't as good over fences (fell third here on latest chase start).

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

66/1

Form: 6F-679

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Only modest effort over fences this season and no easy task from 5lb out of the handicap.

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10th

13

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Maiden who has finished tailed off in his four completed runs over fences and he can only be watched; 5lb out of the weights.

66/1

10th

13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Only modest effort over fences this season and no easy task from 5lb out of the handicap.

66/1

9th

11

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Ian Duncan

Well beaten in two chases this autumn and now 0-8 overall; ran well to a point in first-time cheekpieces at Hexham (3m, soft) this month and may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have much more obvious claims; tried in blinkers this time; 9lb out of the weights.

33/1

Form: 1-P232 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Ran well on second start over fences at Ayr last time (2m4f, good to soft), just being caught by an in-form rival (pair well clear) after looking the winner at the last; tongue-tie he wore that day is retained; should go well again.

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3rd

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Warriors Story

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

prominent

10/1

6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Sole win over 2m4f at Newcastle in April 2022; has blown hot and cold in 2023 and soft ground isn't necessarily a plus; cheekpieces refitted.

13/2

Form: 3635-6

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Winning British pointer; rather disappointing over hurdles so plenty to prove on chase debut; hood now tried.

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4th

3

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Dondiam

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Lightly raced; strong in the market when falling mid-race on chase debut and, despite being easier to back at Fakenham (2m, good), he might have gone close but for clouting the last; likely contender in first-time tongue-tie.

15/8

4th

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Dondiam

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, prominent

2/1

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Dondiam

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Winning British pointer; rather disappointing over hurdles so plenty to prove on chase debut; hood now tried.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £3137.00
Straight Forecast £2152.30
Tricast £56266.70
Trifecta £25766.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Everyday Champagne

SPOTLIGHT:

Warriors Story

RP Ratings:

Shanbally Rose

D Express:

Dondiam

TOPSPEED:

En Meme Temps

The Times:

Idilico

The Star:

Everyday Champagne

Daily Mirror:

Warriors Story

Daily Record:

Warriors Story

POSTDATA:

Shanbally Rose

Daily Mail:

Shanbally Rose