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16:00 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6654.06
  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 94-723 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Left disappointing chasing debut a long way behind when clear second to a subsequent winner at Uttoxeter (2m5f, good to soft) last month and again ran well when clear third there (3m, heavy) on New Year's Eve; still has very low mileage; leading contender.

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1st

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Art Decco

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, mistake 12th, went second after 4 out, left in lead 3 out, stayed on, ridden out

4/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Art Decco

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

in touch with leaders, slightly hampered 3rd

5/2

1st

9

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Art Decco

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Won here (near 2m6f, good to soft; just 3lb higher today) last January; creditable third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in November on reappearance, before a poor show at Exeter (3m, heavy; made bad mistake at the tenth) on New Year's Day; connections turn to headgear.

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 4-P665

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Generally very disappointing for Richard Rowe last year and hurdling strike-rate stands at 0-11; seemed to have arrested his decline when respectable fifth here (2m5f, good) last month but needs to build on that performance on today's chasing debut.

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11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Aikenbreakinheart

10st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Won at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last March on his second chase start and is now 5lb lower, but he's struggled on his three starts since and may be best watched on this first outing since December.

50/1

0

10

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Aikenbreakinheart

10st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Won on his chase debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in March but that was in a small field and he's been well below that form in both runs since; overall record now 1-19 and others are preferred.

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 713-65

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to cause 16-1 surprise on chasing debut at Taunton (2m, soft) last March but hasn't been in the same form again since; unexposed over this sort of trip but needs to up his game.

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3rd

8

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Taunton winner on chasing debut in March 2022; has performed respectably on occasions since without threatening a repeat; cheekpieces are fitted and not without hope if they have a beneficial effect.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Master Mikey Dee

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Yet to build upon last season's winning chase debut (2m) but comes here after very respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in January and is still unexposed over this sort of trip; could have a say.

8/1

7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Form: 636P4P D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Now 11lb lower than when opening British account with eased-down success at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April but inconsistent and generally disappointing since; will find this easier than latest assignment in Sussex National at Plumpton but remains difficult to enthuse over.

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No Results Found

Form: 4F-PPP

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

0-9 in points and 0-14 under rules; badly out of sorts this season (pulled up on all three appearances) and beginning to look a lost cause.

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4

28th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

15:00 Leicester

Captain Cuckoo

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

4th

3

12th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:00 Exeter

Captain Cuckoo

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

prominent, pushed along from 8th, ridden after 11th, soon no chance, tailed off

50/1

5th

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Captain Cuckoo

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

0-9 in points and 0-14 under rules; badly out of sorts this season (pulled up on all three appearances) and beginning to look a lost cause.

50/1

Form: -42251

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Four-time chase winner who looked as good as ever when scoring easily by 13l at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) four weeks ago; also suited by this track and likely to make his presence felt again.

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5th

4

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

En Coeur

10st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

All four wins have been gained at this track and latest was over C&D (soft) in January; that was off 2b higher but he's not come close to that form since and was a well-held third of four at Fontwell on his recent return after another wind op; has bit to prove and he needs a major revival.

10/1

3rd

3

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

En Coeur

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped slightly right throughout, raced in third, not fluent 2nd, lost ground before 8th, dropped to last and struggling after 4 out

8/1

4th

3

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:45 Wincanton

En Coeur

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear

7/1

Form: 3-3P2P CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Regressive and inconsistent 10yo; proved he retains significant ability when second at Lingfield (2m6f, soft) in November but looked reluctant when pulled up there last month and it's hard to tell whether he'll warm to the task here.

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2

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Waikiki Waves

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Regressive and inconsistent 10yo; proved he retains significant ability when second at Lingfield (2m6f, soft) in November but looked reluctant when pulled up there last month and it's hard to tell whether he'll warm to the task here.

13/2

3

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Lingfield

Waikiki Waves

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

6-21 over fences but his latest win was over 2m7f on heavy ground here over hurdles last December; none too consistent but back down the weights and well capable of figuring prominently, as he showed when runner-up to Ramore Will here three weeks ago.

6/1

Form: PPP-03 C

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles here (2m3f, soft) just under a year ago but has badly lost his way since, and was well beaten when third of four on return to chasing in November; has a lot to prove.

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9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Cest Quelquun

11st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, not fluent 5 out

100/30

6th

8

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Cest Quelquun

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

6/1

0

5

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Cest Quelquun

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Modest performer when trained in Britain but has improved since joining yard; on a hat-trick after Downpatrick dead-heat (fourth won since); 7lb higher and takes another step up in grade but good attitude and might be more to come.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: /47P-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-18 over fences but gave pretty good account when third on recent seasonal/stable debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) and is another 3lb lower here; could have a say.

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4th

6

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Twasnt The Plan

10st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

0-25 under rules and lightly raced in recent years; won a small-field point last spring and was placed at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) on stable debut in January but weakened tamely at Fontwell later that month and others here have more appealing profiles; hood refitted.

8/1

6

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Twasnt The Plan

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

0-18 over fences but gave pretty good account when third on recent seasonal/stable debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) and is another 3lb lower here; could have a say.

13/2

3rd

5

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Twasnt The Plan

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

0-17 over fences but easy winner of a two-finisher maiden point when last seen out in April (trained by Fergal O'Brien); form under Rules prior to that wasn't strong and hard to know quite what to expect on return from a break on yard debut;

10/1

Form: 0-P333 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner when trained in Ireland; well held when third on last two appearances but gave pretty good account when filling that position over hurdles in November and can't be ruled out off career-low mark.

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4th

8

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

Allardyce

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Paul Henderson

Not his fault when falling at Fontwell this month but had been pulled up in his three previous outings and now 0-14 in Britain; lot to prove.

33/1

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Allardyce

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

High-mileage 11yo who has looked out of sorts and been pulled up on all three starts this year; urgently needs to prove he still has what it takes; 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

8

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Warwick

Allardyce

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Ex-Irish 11yo who has been campaigned mostly over fences for current yard; pulled up the last twice; not disgraced on last attempt over hurdles but he's on a long losing run.

14/1

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