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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 7f 214y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.50
  • Place: £3.10

Form: -34323 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Chasing on last four starts and yet to match his hurdling form but he was a respectable second on third attempt; had a wind operation before beaten a long way here 18 days ago; trip/ground probably fine and he's on a good mark if back to his best.

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3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Taste The Fear

12st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Flopped at Carlisle last month when heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; however, prior to that he was a fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) and is now 6lb lower; his last win came over 3m and he's not ruled out.

4/1

6th

2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Taste The Fear

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month on second run of the season; his best efforts last term were over 3m on heavy going and surplus stamina will be no bad thing here given the stiff track and testing ground.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 111-56 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won last three starts last season (2m4f-3m4f); had wind surgery in September and beaten 30l on reappearance but latest start (tongue tied first time) was a big step back in the right direction; competitive if back to best.

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7th

11

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Tim Pat

11st 7lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Beaten a neck over fences here (3m, good) one year ago off 14lb higher, but not so hot since; the return to hurdles last time (3m1f, soft) did not get a sufficient response for him to be greatly fancied at the moment.

14/1

5th

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

Tim Pat

11st 8lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

midfield, some headway when slow jump 3 out, soon outpaced

16/1

8th

6

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Tim Pat

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Thorough stayer who produced a career best to score over 3m4f (good) at Haydock in the spring of 2022; matched that when a close second at Doncaster (3m, good) in January but has been out of sorts in four subsequent starts; blinkers now applied; handy mark if he is revived.

14/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 2542P8

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m4f chase winner last March; creditable second over 3m in April and 2m4f in October but right out of form in his last two starts; needs a career best.

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9th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Croagh Patrick

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Beaten on last 18 starts going back to March 2022 but he was runner-up four times in a row last summer (2m4f-3m, including on heavy) and it was his first run since when a fair third of five at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft); this course winner could improve for that latest run and is not ruled out.

12/1

3rd

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Croagh Patrick

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Croagh Patrick

10st 10lb

J: David England

T: Sam England

led, jumped right on occasions, ridden and headed 2 out, led again after last, headed final 110yds, stayed on

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 524-19 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won a 3m race in May 2021; made all for 30l win at Warwick (2m4f, good to soft) on seasonal debut off a reduced mark; back up 7lb but that was not responsible for his lacklustre show at Cheltenham on latest start, always behind; all six wins under rules have come from the front.

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6th

4

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Hawthorn Cottage

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Amy Murphy

Two wins this season, by a distance at Warwick in November (2m4f, good to soft) and last time when making all for a much narrower verdict at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft); long time since she raced over this short a distance but she's a front-runner who jumps well.

9/2

1st

3

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Hawthorn Cottage

11st 4lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Amy Murphy

Easy winner at Warwick in November (2m4f, good to soft) and fair third at Doncaster last time (2m3f, good); a possible.

7/2

3rd

3

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Hawthorn Cottage

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Amy Murphy

10yo who can be inconsistent but she easily made all at Warwick (2m4f, good to soft) last November and bounced back from her Cheltenham flop with a fair fourth here (3m, good) in January; could benefit from this drop back in distance and she's one to consider.

9/4

Form: 5-33F4 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Twice ran well for minor honours here early last year and he's well handicapped on that, but that's much the closest he's come to winning in seven starts over fences; backward steps in his three starts since summer break, back hurdling on latest.

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6

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

The Macon Lugnatic

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Three-time hurdle winner (once here); pulled up in Exeter chase last month and now 0-10 over fences but his second to Gwencily Berbas in Devon National there (3m6f, good) brings him into this equation.

5/1

1

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:15 Exeter

The Macon Lugnatic

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Three hurdle wins; 0-9 as a chaser but gave it a good go over 3m6f (good) here in February and assured stamina will be no bad thing today; should feature.

9/2

2nd

10

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

The Macon Lugnatic

10st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Well treated on his best form over hurdles and fences last season but he's been well held in his last three completed starts; chase record now stands at 0-8 and he has some questions to answer at this new trip.

9/1

Form: 21-533 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come at about 3m but best form last term over 4m; seems to be heading back to form and he's back to his last winning mark.

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3rd

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:50 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

jumped slightly right throughout, led, joined 9th, headed before 11th, lost ground 13th

3/1

0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Morozov Cocktail

11st 13lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Thorough stayer who has a C&D win on his CV and copes well with slow ground; not seen since a poor run in April and does not have a compelling record when fresh but begins the new season from a career-low mark.

7/1

1

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Thorough stayer who has finished a respectable fourth at Bangor (3m5f, good to soft) and here (4m, heavy) in his last two starts; takes a big drop back in trip but he's now 6lb lower than for last win and that came over 2m7f at Newcastle (made all) last April; in the mix.

9/2

Form: 41-360 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Usually ridden by claimer Luke Scott but not today; superb campaign two seasons back culminated in his win in this race; never quite as good since and inconsistent with it but he still won at Warwick last April and is just 1lb higher today; remote in his two races this winter but they were over hurdles and he perked up when returned to chasing last term; considered.

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0

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

The Late Legend

11st 8lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

Six-time chase winner but last season didn't end well and he was 66-1 when pulled up on Warwick reappearance.

33/1

Form: 1-F231 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Not proven on soft; two falls in first three chase starts but won the other and has had two places and a win from his three races since; improved to score at Huntingdon (2m7f, good; raised 4lb since) in early December and could have more in the tank.

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0

3

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Great DAnge

12st 6lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

midfield, lost ground from 7th, tailed off before 9th

50/1

9

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Great DAnge

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in rear throughout, tailed off when pulled up 4 out

7/1

2nd

2

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Great DAnge

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Lost his way for Tom George and was sold on for only 2,500gns; change of scenery must have done him good after his return to winning ways at Market Rasen (3m, good) and a 5lb rise isn't the end of the world.

9/2

Form: 423-2P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

2-13 as reliable sort over hurdles, back from one-year absence when creditable second of five at Uttoxeter in November; always behind when pulled up on chase debut at Newbury on New Year's Eve, however.

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3

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:50 Doncaster

Eyeofthescorpion

11st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in last, mistake 2nd

8/1

9

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Eyeofthescorpion

10st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

2-12 over hurdles; back from one-year absence for creditable second of five at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) last month; relatively exposed as hurdler and this is a very warm race for chase debut.

20/1

2

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:38 Kelso

Eyeofthescorpion

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

2-12 over hurdles; returned from one-year absence with very creditable second behind progressive rival at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) last month; contender if he jumps soundly on today's chasing debut.

10/1

Form: 3-4P15 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Nothing like the force of old and sparked rarely in 2022 but he did win a six-runner race at Kelso in December on penultimate start; needs better to take this.

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3rd

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Has struggled on his last four starts, being pulled up on both runs last month; plenty to prove but he's 5lb lower than when winning at 16-1 over C&D (heavy) last March, and that came in the visor that goes back on this afternoon; the first-time tongue-tie may also help; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Hold The Note

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, not fluent 9th, soon prominent

25/1

4

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Unreliable sort but this C&D scorer has won off a break before so he can't be totally discounted from a falling mark after nine months off the track.

10/1

Form: 1/4/26 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

10l win here (2m4f, good) in March 2020 off just 2lb lower is very much his career highlight in form terms; close second at Stratford (2m6f, good) in October after 739 days off gives him a squeak but he needs to bounce back from a lesser show at Huntingdon and has not proved his stamina.

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3rd

2

11th Oct 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Top Decision

11st 8lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

midfield, some headway before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on and went third run-in

13/2

5th

4

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Top Decision

11st 10lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Hasn't been seen since February but last October's Stratford close second (off this mark) came after two years away; appears to stay 3m but both wins at shorter and this isn't the track for those with suspect stamina.

10/1

4th

1

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

Top Decision

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

2m4f course winner who returned from a long absence with a good second at Stratford (extended 2m6f, good) in October; below par next time and he's since unseated (six out) over this C&D, but he was going okay at the time and is not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

15/2

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Exacta £823.00
Straight Forecast £853.40
Tricast £14903.70
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Taste The Fear

Daily Mail:

The Macon Lugnatic

The Guardian:

Morozov Cocktail

POSTDATA:

Tim Pat

The Sun:

Jaytee

The Times:

Hold The Note

Telegraph:

Taste The Fear

The Star:

The Macon Lugnatic