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15:42 Uttoxeter

Good To Soft

QuinnBet Daily Free Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 3m 2f 13y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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QuinnBet Daily Free Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 145-74

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

On fire when signing off 2021 with a hat-trick in handicap hurdles, the latest off this very mark; made a belated return to fences last time at Taunton (2m7f) and ran okay despite a 21l defeat; this stiffer test should be in his favour.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Tip Top Cat

11st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Beat a next-time-out winner to open chasing account at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good to soft) two starts ago and remains lightly raced over fences but didn't fire last time and is seemingly not one to rely upon heavily.

10/1

5th

4

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:35 Newbury

Tip Top Cat

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear, slow jump 4th, reminder after 8th, pushed along 5 out, soon no impression and beaten

7/2

1st

5

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:42 Uttoxeter

Tip Top Cat

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

On fire when signing off 2021 with a hat-trick in handicap hurdles, the latest off this very mark; made a belated return to fences last time at Taunton (2m7f) and ran okay despite a 21l defeat; this stiffer test should be in his favour.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 332-22

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Scopey bumper winner who didn't hang about over hurdles despite being competitive and has finished runner-up in both his starts as a chaser (2m7f; good/heavy); raised 6lb for those defeats and goes into new territory trip-wise, but enters the reckoning.

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10th

15

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Autonomous Cloud

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Both chase wins were over 3m in the mud at Uttoxeter; bled from the nose in the Welsh National at Christmas; back in serious contention when next seen in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy; tongue tied first time) five weeks ago but ran out of steam behind three of these approaching the final fence and, although this race is a bit shorter, that performance leaves him with a bit to prove.

20/1

4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Autonomous Cloud

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Only contested six chases and both wins have been here, narrowly beating Iron Bridge (with whom he is 7lb worse off) in the 3m novice handicap on this card 12 months ago (soft) and following up eight months later over the same trip (heavy; two finished); he wasn't the only one not to do himself justice in a gruelling Welsh National at Christmas (bled from the nose) on sole sighting since; good jumper who keeps galloping and excellent chance if bringing his A game to the party; now has tongue tied.

6/1

0

11

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Autonomous Cloud

10st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Progressive in his five chases and has had just ten races overall; pipped Iron Bridge at Uttoxeter on final start last term; reappeared in four-runner race there (3m, heavy) one month ago and was challenging when left well clear three out from the only other finisher; has 4lb penalty; good jumper who keeps on galloping at 3m/3m2f and has more in the tank, which may well be revealed with this step up in class and distance.

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 15-242

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner who won over hurdles but is looking a better chaser and ran well behind the right horse at Ayr (3m, heavy) a month ago; finished that race off strongly and we know he stays this far.

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2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Your Own Story

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good) in April; handles slower ground and entitled to come on for his second in a small field at Newcastle (2m7f); chance.

11/4

Form: 434-16

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened his account when justifying favouritism in a handicap chase at Chepstow (2m7f, good) on reappearance but he then finished tailed off at Exeter (good to soft); on a good mark but looks hard to trust.

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8th

6

29th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Hereford

Faustinovick

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Well weighted on plenty of form but has always been a frustrating sort, as reflected by his overall strike-rate (1-27); his two efforts this autumn don't suggest a second win is imminent.

7/1

7th

5

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Faustinovick

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, overjumped 9th, outpaced and lost position 14th, weakened 3 out

10/1

Form: 1-53

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Absent for 562 days after comfortably winning a novice hurdle (2m7f, good); second run in handicaps this term was better than the first and he could step up again now sent over fences, a discipline he's bred for.

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0

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

14:00 Haydock

Presenting Jeremy

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

£5,500 buy out of Dan Skelton's yard last May; Worcester hurdle winner in May 2021 (2m7f) but that was on good ground and today's conditions may not suit.

16/1

4th

6

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

13:20 Carlisle

Presenting Jeremy

10st 5lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

pressed leader, led 5th, outpaced after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

16/1

Form: 5/2/5R

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Encouraging second on his chase debut at Aintree in October 2020 (3m1f, soft; 7lb higher) but a long absence followed and he's been quiet since; heavy ground perhaps too much for him when tired and refusing at Kelso last time but others are safer.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Smackwater Jack

11st 7lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Winner for Olly Murphy in 2021; pulled up at Fairyhouse on yard debut after a year off; in rear at Navan a fortnight ago.

50/1

8th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Smackwater Jack

11st 4lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Pulled up on yard debut last time after a year off and not easy to train having missed a couple of years two seasons ago; enough to prove.

20/1

0

3

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Smackwater Jack

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Out of action for a year and was struggling over fences when last seen for Olly Murphy in Britain; handicapper given him a chance but probably best watched on the back of such an absence.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /2P-16 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Having his fourth start over fences when edging home at Hereford (3m1f, soft) but he failed to back it up when well held at Exeter and heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; remains on the same mark, so 8lb higher than for his win.

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2nd

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Party Fuzz

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Began this season with a win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in November but has disappointed on all three subsequent appearances (cheekpieces added last time) and needs to turn things around.

12/1

4th

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:15 Ffos Las

Party Fuzz

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kim Bailey

raced in second, not fluent 5th, ridden and lost position after 14th

8/1

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:42 Uttoxeter

Party Fuzz

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Having his fourth start over fences when edging home at Hereford (3m1f, soft) but he failed to back it up when well held at Exeter and heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; remains on the same mark, so 8lb higher than for his win.

6/1

Form: /P23-P

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won three successive handicap hurdles (3m/3m1f) in early 2020; respectable efforts over fences and hurdles in his final two runs of last season but he was very laboured on his reappearance over hurdles, after a further wind op.

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5th

7

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Jobsonfire

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Sam Allwood

raced in last, not fluent 4 out, some headway before 3 out, soon no impression

50/1

10

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Jobsonfire

11st 12lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Won three handicap hurdles in early 2020 and has shown similar form over fences; however, he's been lightly raced in recent seasons and was soundly beaten in a hunter chase at Ludlow last month; others are preferred.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £341.00
Straight Forecast £284.00
Tricast £733.50
Trifecta £1425.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Your Own Story

RP Ratings:

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The Times:

Presenting Jeremy

TOPSPEED:

Smackwater Jack

The Guardian:

Your Own Story

Daily Mail:

Your Own Story

Daily Mirror:

Your Own Story

The Sun:

Your Own Story

The Star:

Your Own Story

Daily Record:

Your Own Story

POSTDATA:

Autonomous Cloud

WEST COUNTRY:

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Telegraph:

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D Express:

Presenting Jeremy