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Winter Million On Sky Sports Racing Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 3f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Winter Million On Sky Sports Racing Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: -42231 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Consistent front-runner who recorded his fourth chase win when justifying support over 2m2f here (soft) on Boxing Day; up 5lb but he knuckled down well to forge clear 6l last time and is a major player again.

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3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Rose Sea Has

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Regressive form this season; drops back to an easier level but doesn't have the ideal scenario; this front-runner has gained all chase wins in much smaller fields.

10/1

9

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Rose Sea Has

11st 3lb

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

0

3

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

14:40 Haydock

Rose Sea Has

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

disputed lead, pressed leader 3rd, lost position 7th, ridden in rear after 9th, soon lost touch, pulled up before 4 out

8/1

Form: P-631P C

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 6yo; has mixed record for his current yard and was pulled up at this track (2m5f, good) last month but he comfortably beat Rose Sea Has here (2m2f, soft) in November; comes with some risks attached but he's a big player if he can recapture that penultimate form.

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7th

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Family Business

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Family Business

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Winless since last February and he's yet to hit top form this term, undergoing wind surgery before coming in a remote third of four at Southwell (2m4f) last month; others appeal more.

7/1

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Family Business

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Hasn't been on his game for a while now and an unlikely winner unless further wind surgery helps, though he did run well to be third after his previous op.

10/1

Form: /P-P7P CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won five of his first six chase starts (2m-2m3f, soft/heavy) but he's lost his way since last success in February 2021 and has form figures of P7P this season; drops back in grade off a tumbling mark but he needs to turns things around with cheekpieces added.

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9

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

High Up In The Air

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Power

T: T W Fife

Posted handicap chase five-timer in 2020-21 but has shown very little since and a dramatic turnaround is needed.

33/1

0

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

High Up In The Air

11st 9lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Got up to a rating of 126 after winning four handicap chases on the bounce at up to 2m3f (all on soft or heavy) for Gary Moore two seasons ago; has been rather disappointing since but reverts to hurdles on a very good mark.

9/1

0

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:35 Sedgefield

High Up In The Air

11st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Philip Kirby

didn't always jump with fluency, 6 lengths down and pushed along when stumbled badly and unseated 4 out

14/1

Form: 214-F5 C BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper/hurdle winner who is effective on heavy ground; wasn't far away when falling two out on his chase/seasonal debut at Plumpton (2m3f, good) but he was a well-held fifth of seven when favourite at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) last time; still very early days in this sphere but he needs to find improvement; equipment is reapplied including a first-time hood.

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8th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Dom Of Mary

10st 10lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: David Bridgwater

8yo who has shown career-best form the last twice with these cheekpieces back on, easily winning the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) before a close third at Sandown (3m, good); today's stiff 3m2f could prove ideal and he holds each-way possibilities.

14/1

3rd

8

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Dom Of Mary

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Second-season chaser who recorded a 10l success in the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) last month; big player on the back of that career-best performance, provided he's as effective returned to 3m.

4/1

1st

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Dom Of Mary

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

His only chase win came on heavy ground over Stratford's 2m6f last April when 3lb lower; remains lightly raced; made a pleasing return here over 3m1f before he ran well for a long way over Cheltenham's extended 3m3f (soft) in November; while that weakish finish casts some stamina doubts over this far, today's track is easier and the company not so demanding; the return of cheekpieces is probably a good thing as well; big player.

4/1

Form: 123-14 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Made it 3-7 over fences when making all over C&D (good to soft) on his return in November but he was disappointing in his follow-up bid at Plumpton (2m3f, soft; 5-4 favourite) two weeks ago; bit to prove again after that and he needs to resume his progress.

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4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Tip Top Mountain

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

jumped right on occasions, prominent, weakened gradually from 3 out

8/1

5th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Tip Top Mountain

11st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Won four times last season and, having dropped to his last winning mark, he was back on the scoresheet at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy) recently; he's in a deeper race today but is not discounted up 3lb.

9/2

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Verdict

The most solid option is the consistent front-runner ROSE SEA HAS, who recorded his fourth chase win when forging clear over 2m2f here on Boxing Day and a 5lb rise for that success looks fair. Family Business was pulled up at this track last time but he beat the selection here on his penultimate run and is a big danger if he can recapture that form. Dom Of Mary is unexposed over fences but he didn’t really fire when favourite at Ludlow ten days ago and needs to find improvement.[David Moon]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rose Sea Has

WEST COUNTRY:

Dom Of Mary

RP Ratings:

Family Business

TOPSPEED:

Tip Top Mountain

Daily Mail:

Family Business

The Sun:

Family Business

The Times:

Dom Of Mary

The Guardian:

Dom Of Mary

The Star:

Dom Of Mary

D Express:

Tip Top Mountain

POSTDATA:

Rose Sea Has

Telegraph:

Rose Sea Has

Daily Mirror:

Rose Sea Has

Daily Record:

Rose Sea Has