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13:20 Sedgefield

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £7393.4
  • 2m 5f 28y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Download The Vickers.Bet App Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 122-33

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler who looks as good over fences judged on his thirds in handicaps at Ayr (2m4f) and Newcastle (2m7f; again good to soft); up to winning a race like this off his current mark.

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

5th

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Son Of The Somme

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Hurdle/chase winner for Brian Ellison; no match for a progressive winner at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) but that was a positive start for this yard; unreliable in the past but if holding his form he could be the answer.

100/30

2nd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Son Of The Somme

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

9yo who is not easy to predict but he was a good second over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good) in January, on his final run for Brian Ellison; now returns to fences but he won in this sphere (2m5f, soft) last winter and could be dangerous for new yard.

6/1

2nd

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Son Of The Somme

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Back to form in first-time blinkers (retained since) when close third over 3m on good to soft at Ayr in November; backward steps at Cheltenham and Catterick since, however.

12/1

7/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 4F/14-

Last run: 412 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who won a 2m6f good-ground novice hurdle at Cartmel in May 2021 but fared less well 182 days later under a penalty; on a decent mark ability-wise but makes chase debut after another lengthy break.

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

4th

3

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

One Fine Man

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Declan Carroll

20l behind Force De Frap at Stratford in March, but significant return to form at Bangor since, just failing to get up in time (2m1f, soft); still well treated on 2023's winning form despite a 3lb re-raise, and just a matter of whether a sharp 2m on good is too much of a speed test now.

7/2

2nd

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

One Fine Man

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 3rd, outpaced after 3 out, rallied after 2 out, kept on and went second run-in

14/1

4th

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

One Fine Man

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Declan Carroll

Won twice at around 2m for Jimmy Moffatt last February (good/good to soft); taken time to find his form for present yard, but fair run last time at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy); well treated and interesting down in trip.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 225-44 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Finished a never-dangerous 10l fourth on his only chase start at Hexham in November, since when he's finished closer back over hurdles; bit to prove in this discipline but he does like Sedgefield.

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

1st

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:20 Newcastle

Twoshotsoftequila

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Exploited drop in grade when winning comfortably by 9l at Catterick (3m1f, soft) a week ago and is now 2-11 over fences; has 7lb penalty here and is not yet proven on heavy ground but still commands respect.

5/6

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Twoshotsoftequila

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ran right up to his best when a keeping-on third behind last weekend's Kempton winner Forward Plan at Doncaster two runs back (3m, good to soft); never got into it back there a month ago in a strong Class 1 handicap and probably best to forgive him that; acts on soft.

2/1

Form: 837834 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two chase starts in 2021; ran okay in her latest handicap hurdle at Down Royal but she's 2-32 overall and looks best watched on this return to fences.

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

4th

5

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Bellaney Gem

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Well beaten in two chase starts in 2021; ran okay in her latest handicap hurdle at Down Royal but she's 2-32 overall and looks best watched on this return to fences.

7/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Bellaney Gem

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: S R B Crawford

Won twice in novice hurdle company in Britain; has run some solid races this decent including when third of 11 at Catterick last time; visor needs to eke out a bit more and very best form is at 2m4f.

6/1

3rd

8

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Bellaney Gem

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: S R B Crawford

Normally consistent enough but 2m4f on soft ground wasn't ideal at Fairyhouse 13 days ago (cheekpieces left off, as today) and her two hurdle wins came in novice company last year; vulnerable on balance.

12/1

Form: -58042

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Respectable efforts the last twice over 3m3f (here) and 2m4f but being well out of the weights doesn't help matters.

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

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

Form: 13-232 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare in bumpers and over hurdles; no match for the winner on her chase debut over 2m5f at Market Rasen but again she ran well; thereabouts off an untouched mark.

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

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, fell 1st, fatally injured, race voided

7/2

2nd

3

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Consistent and progressive mare with two chase wins here this spring; only third (off 9lb lower) when last seen over hurdles six months ago but has improved since; fair chance if able to transfer her chasing form.

5/2

1st

8

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Progressive mare; has won two of her last three races on good/good to soft, the latest over C&D; up 7lb and up in grade, but not out of it.

9/2

Form: 46-72P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Successful hurdle debut in April 2021; not had much racing since then but he was second in a handicap chase at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft; beaten 11l) before reportedly making a noise the last time; respected on that penultimate effort.

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

7th

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Hello Judge

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Has won twice over C&D this season and pushed William Of York very close here (2m5f, soft) last month; bolted up in four-runner handicap at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) 12 days ago and, although he's now 7lb higher in a hotter race, he appears to be progressive and could play another leading role.

9/2

1st

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

Hello Judge

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

made all

5/4

2nd

5

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Hello Judge

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden after last, kept on well but headed towards finish

9/2

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Straight Forecast £268.00
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Betty Baloo

SPOTLIGHT:

Son Of The Somme

D Express:

Twoshotsoftequila

The Times:

Betty Baloo

Telegraph:

Betty Baloo

The Guardian:

Betty Baloo

Daily Mail:

Betty Baloo

Daily Mirror:

Betty Baloo

The Sun:

Betty Baloo

The Star:

Betty Baloo

Daily Record:

Betty Baloo

RP Ratings:

Son Of The Somme