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Sky Bet Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56950
  • 2m 7f 214y
  • Class 1
  • 12 runners
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Sky Bet Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.30
  • Place: £4.00

Form: P-2132

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Improved form when winning at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) on reappearance and placed the next twice (2m4f, good to soft/soft); he can make mistakes and his stamina isn't guaranteed, but this 3m point winner has shown promise over an extended 2m7f under rules and there are stayers in his pedigree; effective on good ground; not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:25 Kelso

Coopers Cross

11st 6lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear, pushed along briefly and reminder after 9th

66/1

0

11

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Coopers Cross

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Arrived here in much better form 12 months ago and in first-time cheekpieces he got the job done by a length at the expense of Cap Du Nord; later finished second in the Scottish Grand National when 2lb higher; no signs of any of that form this season but perhaps another change of headgear can work the oracle.

14/1

0

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Coopers Cross

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Heavy ground may excuse his poor efforts this term; creditable second in this race last year (soft; off 5lb lower) before winning a major 3m contest at Doncaster and finishing second in the 4m Scottish National; has the ability to take a serious hand.

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5-5350 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

This season's form has been patchy and he was tailed off at Cheltenham on New Year's Day; however, he's dropped to a mark 2lb lower than when winning at Kempton last February and has been third in the last two runnings of this race; the return of cheekpieces may be a plus and he's not discounted.

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1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Registered valuable 3m wins in February 2022 (Kempton) and 2023 (Ascot) but did not perk up to the same degree this time round as 11yo and has basically not made much impact this term; the other side of the coin is that he's now 10lb below his last winning mark.

14/1

6th

8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

9/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Christian Williams

Ran in this race for the last three years, producing form figures of 519 (disappointing favourite in 2023); recent form suggests he's unlikely to repeat the 2022 success; 8lb out of weights.

14/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 244-16

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Won on reappearance at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) and didn't run badly when sixth at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) latest; however, he's never won off a mark this high and is untested beyond 2m5f; others are more compelling.

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3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Elvis Mail

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

2-3 over fences at Ayr and his fifth chase win came at Carlisle (3m, heavy) 13 days ago; missed this race last year because of good ground, so the furthest he's been is still 3m2f, over which he twice strode out well to win on soft at Kelso; has a career-high mark but the longer trip is interesting.

50/1

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Elvis Mail

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won off this mark at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last October and ran okay when a Listed third there on his latest chase start; excused subsequent below-par run over hurdles (chasing is his game nowadays); Kelso brings out the best in him but he's also run well here and could have a part to play.

4/1

Form: PP-P4P CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Returned to form to win this last year (good; now 2lb lower) and he was an encouraging fourth in the Rehearsal at Newcastle two starts ago; not ruled out but, having struggled last time, he's now been pulled up on five of his last seven starts and this 11yo is not a solid proposition.

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22

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Windsor Avenue

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Teal

T: Jack Teal

Has some strong handicap form but he was pulled up on his previous run over these fences in the Topham two years ago and his recent hunter chase efforts were unconvincing, beaten by Spyglass Hill and Gaboriot the last twice.

66/1

2nd

6

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Windsor Avenue

12st 6lb

J: Mr Jack Teal

T: Jack Teal

Very much of interest judged on last season's strong handicap chase form but this 12yo was well below that level in two hunter chases last month, and needs to raise his game.

8/1

5th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Windsor Avenue

12st 4lb

J: Mr Jack Teal

T: Jack Teal

12yo who was soundly beaten in third on stable debut in a hunter chase at Wetherby a fortnight ago, but may have needed that first run since last March; major player if tapping back into his useful handicap chase form.

7/1

Form: U0-127 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last May and 12l second to rejuvenated winner at Newbury (2m6f, good) in November; merely mid-division at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day but didn't run badly and perhaps this step back up in trip will be a plus (has won over 3m); not ruled out.

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7th

1

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Demachine

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

pressed leader

7/2

7th

18

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Demachine

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kerry Lee

Versatile trip-wise from 2m4f to 3m and seems fine on all ground; while recent defeats point to limitations in a race of this nature, the handicapper has offered an olive branch as he's now only 1lb higher than for last May's Uttoxeter win.

25/1

Form: 311-32 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Won three times last January-April and he's run pretty well to be placed on both starts this season (2m6f/3m2f, good/soft); hasn't threatened the winner the last twice but he's an each-way possible nevertheless.

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5th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Java Point

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.

10/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Java Point

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Oliver

Up and down for previous yard in early 2023 but had become well treated and after a promising start for new stable at Newbury he was quite impressive at Sandown (3m, good; has won on soft) since; has won off this revised mark and the return to a sharp 3m won't be a problem; solid chance.

5/2

Form: UPP-22 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery after last season and was a close second on both starts last month (3m/3m2f, soft); back up in grade today but he won here earlier in his career, and on good ground, and he might not be far away.

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3rd

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Uttoxeter

Shanty Alley

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Without a win since January 2021 and he hasn't really been threatening this winter, especially so at Doncaster most recently when the first beaten (3m, soft); wouldn't be the percentage call.

9/1

9

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:15 Doncaster

Shanty Alley

11st 4lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Ben Case

disputed lead, raced in second from 2nd, lost position 12th, soon dropped to last and pushed along, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

3rd

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Shanty Alley

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Now three years since he last got his head in front and consistency is not his forte; beaten 19l at Newbury last time and others are safer propositions.

4/1

Form: 132/31

Last run: 77 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Grade 2 novice chase winner (2m4f, good) in November and, having returned from a very long absence this season, he won the Paddy Power Gold Cup (2m4f, good) in November on his second start back; he stayed on strongly up the Cheltenham hill and could improve further now up in trip; key player.

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8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Ga Law

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Yet to score on ground slower than good to soft in Britain; has form figures of 151 at Cheltenham, comprising wins in major 2m4f handicaps (including latest start) and a creditable fifth in this race last year; should give his running but needs a career-best performance to succeed in this second Ryanair attempt.

25/1

1st

2

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Ga Law

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent, not fluent 5th, led 9th, faced challenge when good jump 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well run-in

9/1

Form: R3P-56 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

11yo who isn't the same force as he was when winning the big Newbury handicap chase (3m2f, good) in November 2020 but he ran a gallant race from the front when sixth in the Becher at Aintree (3m2f, good to soft) last month; another 2lb lower here and he's one to be interested in.

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5th

3

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Cloth Cap

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

At his peak when winning the big November handicap (off 1lb higher) over C&D in 2020 and following up in the Premier Chase at Kelso; flopped when favourite for that season's Grand National and has lacked consistency since; however, this looks his easiest task for some time and he's very tempting from a handicapping perspective (peak mark was 156).

4/1

6

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Cloth Cap

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead, mistake 2nd, chased leader 3rd, lost position 12th, slow jump 13th, dropped to rear 14th, soon pulled up

8/1

6th

9

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 188y

Class 1

14:05 Aintree

Cloth Cap

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won the big Newbury handicap in November 2020 and sent off favourite for the Grand National in April 2021; however, he was pulled up and his subsequent form has been patchy; others are preferred, despite his reduced mark.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-1111 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Made it 4-4 over fences (2m6f-3m2f, good/soft) and under Lilly Pinchin when scoring at Newbury on New Year's Eve; 7lb higher today in a tougher race but he won in convincing fashion last time and could still be ahead of the handicapper; firmly in calculations.

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5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Tea For Free

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Strong stayer who was 4-4 over fences before falling in a valauble handicap chase at Doncaster 14 months ago when running well; on a potentially good mark for this return to hurdling but fully entitled to need this after his period on the sidelines and returning to fences is presumably on the agenda.

25/1

7

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Tea For Free

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Made it 4-4 over fences (2m6f-3m2f, good/soft) and under Lilly Pinchin when scoring at Newbury on New Year's Eve; 7lb higher today in a tougher race but he won in convincing fashion last time and could still be ahead of the handicapper; firmly in calculations.

9/2

1st

6

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Tea For Free

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Transformed by the switch to chasing, winning on all three attempts; they were on good ground under Lilly Pinchin, in good style over about 3m on first two occasions and having to work harder to assert over 3m2f at Uttoxeter on latest; raised another 6lb, which demands better still but it's the probably much more testing ground which poses the big question.

6/1

Form: 41P-3P C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

He can make mistakes and has been pulled up on two of his last three starts, having disappointed at Newbury on New Year's Eve; however, he won here (3m2f, soft) last March and was a good third at Cheltenham (3m2f, good) on his reappearance, and he has the ability to figure if on going day.

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6

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Undersupervision

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won this race in 2022 and lost out only by a neck when second in it last year; left disappointing seasonal debut behind when placed in big field at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) in November and can be forgiven his non-completion in gruelling race the following month; given 12-week break to recover from that and is likely to be primed for another big run in this contest.

6/1

0

11

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 188y

Class 1

14:05 Aintree

Undersupervision

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2lb out of the handicap and he's inconsistent; however, he returned to form with a good third of 16 at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) three weeks ago and his trainer knows what it takes in this race, having won it a record six times; no surprise if this 7yo is in the mix on his Aintree debut.

11/1

3rd

6

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Undersupervision

11st 7lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Placed in two valuable handicaps last season, including close second off today's mark at Doncaster (3m2f, good), but was pulled up in Scottish National in April and also disappointed over C&D on recent reappearance.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £1360.00
Straight Forecast £1467.30
Tricast £37466.40
Trifecta £45517.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tea For Free

LAMBOURN:

Ga Law

D Express:

Demachine

WEST COUNTRY:

Java Point

TOPSPEED:

Mister Coffey

Daily Mail:

Shanty Alley

RP Ratings:

Cap Du Nord

POSTDATA:

Tea For Free

The Guardian:

Tea For Free

Daily Mirror:

Tea For Free

The Star:

Tea For Free

The Times:

Ga Law

Telegraph:

Ga Law

The Sun:

Ga Law

Daily Record:

Ga Law