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15:10 Hereford

Soft

Black Mountain Botanicals Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 194y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Black Mountain Botanicals Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 758/32

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has shown improvement with two placed efforts since joining new stable and switched to chasing, runner-up at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) latest; could well have a race of this nature in him; shortlisted.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Lightly-raced 7yo who made his breakthrough with a comfortable success at Hereford in January (2m5f, soft); lost his action and pulled up at Ffos Las two weeks ago (sent off favourite); return to slower ground should help and he still has time on his side.

4/1

6

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Big upturn in fortunes for new stable after a long layoff and switched to chasing/handicaps; off the mark at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last time and without much difficulty; has an 8lb higher mark but still looks capable of better and should go very well again.

2/1

1st

5

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Kingcormac

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Has shown improvement with two placed efforts since joining new stable and switched to chasing, runner-up at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) latest; could well have a race of this nature in him; shortlisted.

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 7335-5 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Scored comfortably off only 2lb lower at Bangor (2m4f, soft) last winter; inconsistent RPRs since but seemed to need his reappearance run two months ago; one to consider having become well treated.

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6th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced before 5 out, weakened after 4 out

16/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Sole win (22 races under rules) came over fences in December 2021; well down the weights now and he was placed twice early this year but pulled up on final start last season (made mistakes in first-time blinkers) and same again on reappearance three weeks ago; bit to prove.

10/1

0

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, prominent, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0-3241

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Opened his account in similar event at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day when having only his second attempt over fences; unraced on soft/heavy; open to further progress in this sphere.

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5

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Supasunrise

11st 3lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th

9/4

3rd

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Supasunrise

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to stay the 2m7f last time but drops back to his winning trip (2m4f, soft) and it's been a solid season overall thus far; big player.

5/1

4th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Supasunrise

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear

11/1

Form: 55P-9P

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

All wins over shorter trips, the most recent at Bangor (2m1f) one year ago; subsequent form leaves a lot to be desired; percentage call is to oppose this veteran.

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11

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Royal Act

11st 12lb

J: Miss Jess Stewart

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Struggled to get competitive off lowly marks in handicap chases last season and was again well beaten in a recent point; cheekpieces refitted.

100/1

8th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:45 Leicester

Royal Act

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

took keen hold, led

50/1

Form: /P09-2 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground point winner who is 0-10 under rules but remains unexposed over fences; back in much better form at Lingfield (2m, good to soft; clear second) on seasonal debut when having only his second chase start and third run for new stable; shaped as if this step back up in distance will suit; could well go one better.

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8

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Magnificent Ben

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Heavy-ground maiden point winner; 0-11 under rules but went down by just a neck in handicap at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) on reappearance when having only his second chase start; failed to match that when favourite at Hereford (2m5f, soft) in the race won by Kingcormac.

8/1

5th

6

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Magnificent Ben

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

Heavy-ground point winner who is 0-10 under rules but remains unexposed over fences; back in much better form at Lingfield (2m, good to soft; clear second) on seasonal debut when having only his second chase start and third run for new stable; shaped as if this step back up in distance will suit; could well go one better.

11/4

8

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Magnificent Ben

10st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Neil Mulholland

Well beaten on both hurdling starts for Neil Mulholland last season but returned from ten-month break with close second over fences at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) four weeks ago; still unexposed as a chaser and today's move back up in trip will suit; major player.

7/2

Form: 5-7525

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Best form at about 2m, including sole win over hurdles and respectable second over fences at Leicester two starts ago; has a stamina doubt back over 2m5f, especially if the ground is deep.

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5

9th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

14:40 Fakenham

Legendary Rhythm

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Has won two small-field mares chases at Leicester (2m4f, good; by 3l from Auditoria) and Wincanton (2m4f, good; Auditoria third) on last two starts; still feasibly treated and has a chance.

5/2

5

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:55 Huntingdon

Legendary Rhythm

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

1st

5

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:30 Wincanton

Legendary Rhythm

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Made all in similar event at Leicester (2m4f, good; opened her chase account) last month, beating Auditoria who went one better last week; likely player provided she's in the same form (lacks consistency).

9/4

Form: 113-PP D

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Last March he made an encouraging start to chase career, including Wincanton win (2m4f, soft); couple of pulled-up runs this season but subsequent wind surgery may prompt a revival; not written off yet.

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5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Alberic

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has been running reasonably and didn't seem to stay 2m7f at Worcester latest, having held every chance; tricky customer but ought to be involved, especially off current mark (has won off 9lb higher).

5/1

4th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tricky customer whose two wins came early in 2022; showed enough in two Fontwell outings in the spring to warrant consideration if he stays this trip; no ground problems.

11/2

4th

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Alberic

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

14/1

Form: F2-5PP

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Runner-up four times last season, suggesting he's capable of winning an ordinary race; form has dipped markedly this term, however; blinkers replace the cheekpieces worn last time; also declared 3:30 Fontwell.

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3rd

11

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

Passing Secrets

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Gretton

Maiden; runner-up four times in 2021-22 but not in same form since; not beaten too far at Fontwell this month but still limited appeal.

14/1

4th

10

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Passing Secrets

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Gretton

Badly out of form over fences last season; hinted at possible upturn in fortunes when running well for a long way over hurdles in March but still has a lot more to prove than some of these, and is 5lb wrong.

33/1

5th

10

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:58 Bangor-on-Dee

Passing Secrets

10st 2lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Tom Gretton

Threatened to win over fences on a few occasions last season but in poor form this term, most recently when switched back to hurdling 19 days ago; 5lb wrong here; very difficult to enthuse over at present.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 25-606 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

All wins on good to soft ground; has slipped to a very handy mark but that's due to his poor form (hurdles/fences) this season; revival looks unlikely if the going is soft/heavy.

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3rd

2

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:00 Stratford

Arcade Attraction

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sophie Leech

disputed lead, not fluent and lost position 7th

9/4

1st

2

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:50 Stratford

Arcade Attraction

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sophie Leech

Stable debut when making most over C&D last month to beat Atlantic Storm (pair well clear): up 7lb but handles softer ground and Brian Hughes again rides; strong claims if able to repeat the effort.

2/1

1st

3

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:35 Stratford

Arcade Attraction

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sophie Leech

Made all in first-time cheekpieces at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) for Evan Williams in February but was quickly back in the doldrums next time; sold for £6,5000 in May; no cheekpieces for today's stable debut; versatile regarding ground but not an easy horse to predict.

12/1

Form: 3-PU95

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has not built on hurdles win at Chepstow (2m3f, good) last April and the switch to chasing had no effect at Doncaster (3m) six weeks ago; this forecast slower ground looks a negative; also declared 3:30 Fontwell.

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5th

6

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

15:10 Leicester

Heron Creek

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, headway before 12th, outpaced and dropped to last before 3 out

9/1

4th

5

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Heron Creek

10st 8lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won over hurdles last spring (2m3f, good) but has been out of form this season, the last twice over fences; needs combination of drop of back in trip and first-time cheekpieces to pay dividends here.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £415.00
Straight Forecast £370.60
Tricast £1515.10
Trifecta £2071.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Kingcormac

WEST COUNTRY:

Supasunrise

SPOTLIGHT:

Magnificent Ben

The Star:

Bitasweetsymphony

D Express:

Supasunrise

Daily Mirror:

Supasunrise

POSTDATA:

Kingcormac

The Times:

Kingcormac

Telegraph:

Kingcormac

Daily Mail:

Kingcormac

Daily Record:

Kingcormac

The Guardian:

Magnificent Ben

The Sun:

Magnificent Ben