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Albert Bartlett Clarence House Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £52280.1
  • 2m 0f 62y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Albert Bartlett Clarence House Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 14P-31 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; looked better than ever with his 28-1 success in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton on soft ground, albeit having been helped by Edwardstone's mid-race departure; may struggle to follow up but he is suited by Cheltenham and should go well for a long way; has form figures of 1143 (all in good handicaps) here.

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1

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 1

14:25 Cheltenham

Editeur Du Gite

11st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Front-running chaser who was soundly beaten in races won by Elixir De Nutz and Jonbon in November; right back to form at Kempton (good to soft) last month, defying top weight to beat Nube Negra for a second success in the Grade 2 Desert Orchid (now a handicap); that tees him up perfectly for another crack at the Clarence House, whic/h he won gamely here last year; 3-7 at Cheltenham.

6/1

1st

1

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Editeur Du Gite

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

disputed lead at fast pace, led clearly 3rd, not fluent 4th, faced challenge before 2 out, soon ridden, good jump last, kept on well run-in, gamely

7/2

2/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 112-1U C BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 170

Form & Verdict

Unseated rider at the fifth fence, having made a rare jumping error, when odds-on favourite for the Desert Orchid; very productive chaser otherwise and powered home for a 9l success in the Tingle Creek earlier in December, cementing his Champion Chase claims having been a leading novice last term (won the Arkle here); remains of huge interest in this division.

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3

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Edwardstone

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Has won on good ground, raced mostly on softer; brings a couple of negative points, having disappointed in this race 12 months ago and been beaten twice by Jonbon this term; however, he's high class on his day, having won the Arkle (over C&D) and Tingle Creek in 2022, and relished the belated switch to front-running in the Game Spirit at Newbury (Grade 2; unchallenged) last month when jumping well and remaining clear from a long way out; relatively unexposed under such tactics and may prove hard to peg back granted a similar ride.

6/1

1st

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Edwardstone

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Failed to settle and soundly beaten when back up to 2m4f in Kempton Grade 2 last month; this two-time Grade 1 winner was previously a good second to Jonbon in the Grade 1 Tingle Creek at Sandown (1m7f, heavy) and holds leading claims if producing a performance of that ilk.

13/8

4th

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Edwardstone

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

High-class 2m chaser on his day, winner of the Arkle and Tingle Creek in 2022; has played second fiddle to Jonbon in both starts this season and now turns his attention away from the Champion Chase route to a possible Ryanair tilt, with the rethink on distance a logical move at this point; ran well over hurdles on sole 2m4f attempt; withdrawn twice due to good ground, raced mainly on softer; top on peak form.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 121-11 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 176

Form & Verdict

Sole chase defeat came in that memorable battle with Shishkin in this race last year, which has evidently left its mark on that rival but not on this one; readily landed the Champion Chase (on soft going) here next time and followed up in the Punchestown equivalent; straightforward task when back down in class at Cork seven weeks ago; highly talented, tactically versatile and top rated in this field.

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1st

3

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Energumene

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, mistake 4th, headway when mistake 4 out, went second 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, rallied run-in, led again towards finish

2/5

1st

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Energumene

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, jumped right on occasions, prominent, disputed lead 6th, good jump 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon led clearly going easily, clear when another good jump last, kept on well run-in, impressive

6/4

3rd

4

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 1

13:20 Cheltenham

Energumene

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, went second before 2 out, shaken up when blundered last, soon no extra

4/7

Form: 156-11 C

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Second-season chaser who is 2-2 this term, winning Class 2 handicaps over 2m on good ground at this venue and Newbury; has won on soft; largely progressive but faces a much harder task on these terms; well behind Edwardstone at Aintree on sole Grade 1 attempt.

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5

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Amarillo Sky

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Absent since 9l fourth to Editeur De Gite last January in Grade 1 at Cheltenham (2m, soft); however, he finished lame and had impressed previously in handicaps at Cheltenham (2m, good) and over this C&D (good; has also won on soft here); could have a part to play if returning at top of his game.

8/1

4th

1

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 1

13:20 Cheltenham

Amarillo Sky

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, ridden home turn, soon lost second, kept on but held from 2 out

66/1

1st

2

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Amarillo Sky

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Second-season chaser who made all at Cheltenham (2m, good) two weeks ago; won well over C&D in February then ran respectably in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival; looks the type to improve further; respected.

11/8

Form: 12P-64 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Smart chaser who won last season's Game Spirit then finished second, albeit no match for Energumene, in the Champion Chase; has not returned in the same form this term, having been well held in the Tingle Creek and Desert Orchid; set for a minor role on recent evidence.

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3rd

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Funambule Sivola

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Outsider in this contest for the last two years, flattered when second in 2022 (race fell apart) and early faller in 2023; following Boothill's late fall, he inherited a remote second behind Edwardstone at Newbury last month when bidding for a third Game Spirit success; has the worst chance judged on this season's form.

100/1

2nd

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Funambule Sivola

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has failed to threaten in handicaps on his four runs this season but was also below his best last term prior to a major revival when winning this race for the second consecutive year; four visits to Newbury have yielded three C&D wins (including on soft) and no surprise if he's bang there.

10/1

6th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Funambule Sivola

12st 0lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Landed this prize in 2022 and also has two subsequent Grade 2 chase wins on his CV; on the downgrade now but last month's Cheltenham third (2m, soft) was very respectable and today's faster ground will suit.

9/2

Form: 0-1295 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Graded winner for Jessica Harrington but was a notch below the top level; campaigned over hurdles for new yard until returned to fences in the Desert Orchid where he was the 66-1 outsider and ran accordingly (well beaten); faces a very stiff assignment.

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3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sizing Pottsie

11st 10lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Smart chaser in his prime; on the downgrade now and has rather mixed record over hurdles this season but lurks on a very tempting mark and ought to handle today's ground well; will be very dangerous if perked up by first-time blinkers.

7/1

7th

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Sizing Pottsie

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

2022 Grade 2 chase winner when trained by Jessica Harrington; close second of five under Gearoid Harney at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in November when returning from wind surgery, but that's been followed by three lesser efforts; rarely seen over this far.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £354.00
Straight Forecast £466.80
Trifecta £592.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Energumene

TOPSPEED:

Edwardstone

WEST COUNTRY:

Amarillo Sky

Daily Mirror:

Edwardstone

The Star:

Edwardstone

RP Ratings:

Energumene

POSTDATA:

Energumene

The Times:

Energumene

Telegraph:

Energumene

The Guardian:

Energumene

Daily Mail:

Energumene

D Express:

Energumene

The Sun:

Energumene

Daily Record:

Energumene