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Dahlbury Stallions At Chapel Stud Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39389
  • 2m 7f 213y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Dahlbury Stallions At Chapel Stud Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

28/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £4.90

Form: 33-312 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Held up; unraced beyond 2m6f and usually seen over a good deal shorter than that but he was a never-nearer third in the 2m6f Grade 1 chase for 4yos at Auteuil (heavy) in November 2021; major work to do judged on this season's French form.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Gold Tweet

11st 10lb

J: Johnny Charron

T: Gabriel Leenders

French challenger who relished the step up in trip when winning the Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle over C&D (soft) in January on his first British start; travelled really well and could have more to offer given that he is unexposed over a staying distance; supplemented at a cost of £14,787 for this race and could be involved if conditions suit (unraced on good/good to soft ground).

10/1

1st

5

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Gold Tweet

11st 2lb

J: Johnny Charron

T: Gabriel Leenders

travelled strongly, held up in last but in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went second 2 out, led after last, went clear final 110yds, ridden out

28/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2P-122 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Goes well on testing ground; has run only once over 3m or more, when second at Aintree (3m1f) in December against three of today's Cotswold Chase runners; that was a solid effort and he'd have a big chance against Paisley Park on that form; his hurdles figures are not at that level but would still give Paisley Park something to think about.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Close second in the 2023 Stayer's Hurdle at Cheltenham but didn't fare nearly so well in the latest running of that prize and he was a distant sixth in this contest 12 months ago; although a good stayer on his day, he's not the percentage call.

16/1

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Ran a stormer at 40-1 when close second to Sire Du Berlais in this race last year (soft); in solid form this term, winning the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury (3m, good to soft) before making the frame in the Grade 1 Long Walk at Ascot (3m, good) and Grade 2 Cleeve here (3m, good to soft); he's 11 now and needs to build on this season's efforts, but his cause may be aided if he's back on soft ground; he's an each-way possible once more.

20/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led narrowly

4/1

Form: 13-521 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 161

Form & Verdict

While not at the top-class level he showed early in 2019, he's made an excellent start to this campaign with his close second at Newbury and authoritative win at Kempton; won the last three runnings of this race (2019, 2020 and 2022, latterly despite giving away many lengths at the start) and number four is calling loudly.

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10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Paisley Park

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won this in 2019 and third to Flooring Porter in 2021 and 2022; only seventh last year but this 12yo has been performing highly creditably this season and has gone close on all three starts, in the Long Distance Hurdle (behind Dashel Drasher who was receiving 6lb), the Long Walk (behind Crambo) and the Cleeve (behind Noble Yeats who was receiving 6lb); each-way chance.

12/1

2nd

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Paisley Park

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders

5/2

2nd

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Paisley Park

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Legendary stayer with form figures of 1131 in this race and he did well to win last year's renewal that was rescheduled at Kempton as that wouldn't be his track; only narrowly failed to concede 6lb to Dashel Drasher at Newbury on his traditional crack at the Long Distance Hurdle three weeks ago and the fire still burns brightly.

7/1

Form: 31-217 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Second in a handicap here (3m, good) on reappearance and went one better at Haydock (3m, soft; Grade 3 handicap) in November; well beaten back over 2m4f in a Grade 2 here four weeks ago and, even on his best form and now back over 3m, it's rather hard to see him winning this.

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1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Botox Has

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Finished behind some of these rivals in two major races this season but comes here fresh, having been absent since his Rendlesham success at Haydock (3m, heavy; Grade 2) eight weeks ago; better than ever last time and could go well.

12/1

1st

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Botox Has

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, going best when disputed lead on inner home turn, pushed along when led clearly before 3 out, went clear approaching last, nudged out run-in, comfortably

2/1

6th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Botox Has

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader

8/1

Form: 1P8-13 D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Peak efforts over 2m-2m5f but she has won twice at about 3m on soft; below-form last of three in November when last seen; does not look good enough even on her best form.

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0

2

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

14:25 Exeter

Molly Ollys Wishes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has got herself well handicapped and, after running well for a long way on her return at Chepstow, she found only one too good in the new cheekpieces at Wetherby (2m3f); getting away from heavy ground (both runs this season) won't do her any harm; solid chance.

4/1

2nd

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

13:19 Wetherby

Molly Ollys Wishes

12st 1lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: -53129 C

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Never better than when first here (good) and second at Wincanton (good to firm) in two 3m1f handicap chases in the autumn; soundly beaten in a top handicap at Newbury two months ago; more to prove on soft; lots to find on even his best form and his figures over hurdles are not as good.

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6th

3

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Lord Accord

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a valuable chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in October 2022 and next time was runner-up here to Frodon in the Badger Beer; he is back on a favourable mark but this season has yet to get off the ground (chasing the last twice).

9/1

5th

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Lord Accord

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Neil Mulholland

Disappointing at Cheltenham (3m1f) two months ago in a race that he'd won in 2022; well handicapped if back on song but needs the weather to be kind; soft/heavy ground would be a big negative.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11-11F D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Runner-up late in 2021 on both visits to this track but won the 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle at Aintree last April; chasing this season, winning twice in very small fields but his jumping failed the test in a Grade 1 at Kempton on Boxing Day; acts on soft; lacks the form chance of two of today's rivals but this is just his second season jumping and this return to hurdling could help him to show improvement.

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3

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Gelino Bello

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, pushed along briefly after 5th, bad mistake 3 out, soon struggling, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last

4/1

1

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Kempton

Gelino Bello

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

The stable second string today by all accounts but he was a Grade 1 winner at this trip over hurdles last season and he's gone 2-2 over fences; will need to smarten up his jumping in this company but the potential is there; dangerous to dismiss; good to soft and soft is fine.

5/2

1st

1

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

12:15 Exeter

Gelino Bello

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Solid novice hurdling campaign ended with a Grade 1 win at Aintree (3m, good to soft); the bare form of his chase debut success at Wetherby (3m) isn't so compelling; however, should have more to offer.

4/11

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Payout
Exacta £495.00
Straight Forecast £539.40
Trifecta £1386.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Paisley Park

POSTDATA:

Dashel Drasher

Daily Record:

Gelino Bello

WEST COUNTRY:

Dashel Drasher

D Express:

Dashel Drasher

The Star:

Dashel Drasher

RP Ratings:

Paisley Park

TOPSPEED:

Paisley Park

The Times:

Paisley Park

Telegraph:

Paisley Park

The Guardian:

Paisley Park

Daily Mail:

Paisley Park

Daily Mirror:

Paisley Park

The Sun:

Paisley Park