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Soft

Coral Silviniaco Conti Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £45560
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Coral Silviniaco Conti Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 31P-11 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict

Raced only on good/good to soft since April 2021 but has won on softer; bagged the Pendil over C&D as a novice chaser last term; two from two this season, making all in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on latest occasion (third Grade 2 success); leading contender kept to this level.

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6

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Pic DOrhy

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Rock-solid chaser at about 2m4f and has form figures of 11121121 since the start of last season, most recently making all in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase (good to soft; unchallenged); ran on strongly to land this contest (on soft ground) last year, depriving Fakir D'oudairies of a third straight Melling success, and commands respect back here.

7/2

1st

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 1

15:36 Ascot

Pic DOrhy

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Reliable over fences; runner-up to Shishkin in this race (good to soft) 12 months ago and was left with little to beat when the same horse refused to race here in November; at least as good as ever when second to the classy Banbridge in another Grade 2 at Kempton five weeks ago; solid candidate.

15/8

2nd

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Pic DOrhy

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Straightforward task in similar event at Ascot (2m5f, good) seven weeks ago, having been left with little to beat when Shishkin refused to race; may need to work harder in this field but still commands major respect, being 2-2 at Kempton including a success in this race 12 months ago (soft); 8-16 overall as a chaser and has won five of his last six appearances.

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 12/34- C

Last run: 420 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Finished 12l second in this race two years ago then went one better in a major 3m handicap here, thus has useful Kempton form; however, lacks recent match practice (absent for 14 months) and may not retain as much ability with him being an 11yo now; check the market clues for confirmation.

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3

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Clondaw Castle

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Progressive in 2020-21 campaign, including a win in this (good ground); runs off the same mark today and ran respectably in a Grade 2 here (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago when back from a long absence; this 11yo could improve for that latest outing and is not discounted.

8/1

2nd

6

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton

Clondaw Castle

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Finished 12l second in this race two years ago then went one better in a major 3m handicap here, thus has useful Kempton form; however, lacks recent match practice (absent for 14 months) and may not retain as much ability with him being an 11yo now; check the market clues for confirmation.

16/1

4th

4

20th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Clondaw Castle

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

9yo who produced a career best when upped to 3m and winning a competitive big-field handicap at Kempton in February; bumped into the rejuvenated Clan Des Obeaux in Aintree 3m1f Grade 1 next time, and may have needed last month's reappearance in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby, but was beaten soundly each time and those defeats suggest he's vulnerable today.

33/1

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Form: 14-341 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Versatile tactically and ground-wise; impressively defied top weight in Class 2 handicap at Newbury (2m4f; now 3-4 there) seven weeks ago, sauntering 14l clear of his nearest pursuer and recording a smart RPR; good chance provided he transfers the form to this course (first run here).

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3rd

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

14:45 Newbury

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Well-held third in Grade 2 at Kempton seven weeks ago; 3-3 over fences at Newbury, including easy wins in this race (by 15l) last year and a Class 2 handicap (by 14l on good ground) in November; strongly respected back here, despite being even higher in the weights now.

11/4

3rd

4

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton

Paint The Dream

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Versatile tactically and ground-wise; impressively defied top weight in Class 2 handicap at Newbury (2m4f; now 3-4 there) seven weeks ago, sauntering 14l clear of his nearest pursuer and recording a smart RPR; good chance provided he transfers the form to this course (first run here).

5/2

1st

1

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:30 Newbury

Paint The Dream

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Posted career-best performance when striding clear to win Grade 3 handicap over C&D (soft) in March; returns on a lofty mark but held his own against high-class opposition before looking stretched by the trip in last month's Charlie Hall at Wetherby (3m, good to soft); drops back in distance here and might well be up to the task.

3/1

Form: 3P51-2 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a success in Grade 2 at Sandown (2m6f, good; acts on heavy) then changed ownership; too headstrong under owner-rider David Maxwell at Ascot on reappearance and was passed by Coole Cody in the closing stages; possibilities if he settles better in first-time hood.

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6th

1

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Saint Calvados

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Can sometimes harm his chance by racing too freely but was a high-class chaser in his prime and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when close third in Ayr handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month; drops back to 2m for first time since 2019; respected.

2/1

3rd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Saint Calvados

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won a Grade 2 at Sandown (2m6f, good) last April and has dropped to an attractive mark; not ruled out but this 10yo has been well below his best on his three starts this season and has something to prove.

11/2

2

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Saint Calvados

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Below best under new owner-rider David Maxwell on last two runs, and this headstrong sort may be vulnerable to stronger stayers at 3m; however, he won over an extended 2m6f at Sandown (good; Grade 2) last April under today's rider Harry Cobden and a case can be made on that form; not ruled out.

6/1

Form: 13-7P1 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

The winner of three major handicap chases at Cheltenham; got lucky in Grade 2 at Ascot (2m5f, good) eight weeks ago as there were two significant non-runners and his sole rival Saint Calvados did too much in the lead; will do well to defy a 6lb penalty for that rather hollow success.

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7th

3

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Coole Cody

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped slightly right throughout, led narrowly, joined 11th, ridden when headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/1

8th

11

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Coole Cody

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

The winner of three major handicap chases over 2m4f at this venue, including this contest (off 2lb higher on soft ground) 12 months ago; however, his Cheltenham form this season (three visits) has taken a turn for the worse, with advancing years a likely factor (now a 12yo).

25/1

10th

3

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Coole Cody

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Fortuitous success in two-runner Grade 2 at Ascot two starts ago; the winner of three major handicap chases over 2m4f at this venue, albeit off lower marks; less likely to bag another one now aged 12.

14/1

Form: 73/11/ D

Last run: 1121 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

2-2 over fences when with Nicky Henderson and remains unexposed; absent since beating sole opponent in Grade 2 novice event at Ascot (2m5f, heavy) in December 2019 but market support should be heeded on belated return; remains with same owner; interesting provided he's in top form.

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11

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Angels Breath

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Grade 2 winner over hurdles/fences in his younger days but career got interrupted by a mammoth absence; 0-7 for current yard and it's hard to envisage him winning this hot contest aged ten, despite having course form (runner-up in lower grade over 2m4f here in October).

25/1

5th

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Angels Breath

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Smart in 2019 (acted on heavy going) before a long absence; way below that standard nowadays, nevertheless taking second of 16 in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in October but he's not quite matched that since in two chases or a handicap hurdle; others preferred.

8/1

4th

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Angels Breath

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Back from yet another absence to finish second of 16 in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in October, since when he's come up short in two handicap chases (2m4f/3m1f); he's not without a squeak on that comeback effort and Dylan Johnston's 7lb claim is something for nothing.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £208.00
Straight Forecast £211.40
Trifecta £676.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Paint The Dream

D Express:

Angels Breath

The Times:

Saint Calvados

TOPSPEED:

Paint The Dream

The Guardian:

Paint The Dream

Daily Mirror:

Paint The Dream