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13:15 Southwell

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  • 3m 1f 185y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 9-2212 D BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Solid form for the grade when winning a 3m2f soft-ground handicap hurdle at Fontwell and this winning pointer followed that with an 11l second on his chase debut back there over 2m3f (good), which was probably too sharp a test for him; this looks more suitable and he's seriously considered.

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3rd

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Forward Plan

10st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Second-season chaser who was highly progressive this winter, with a win and a near-miss at Doncaster (3m, good to soft/good) followed by a prestigious handicap victory at Kempton (3m, soft) where he stormed home to score; a 4lb rise isn't harsh and this improving 8yo is a strong candidate.

6/1

1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Forward Plan

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Second-season chaser who went very close in major handicap at Doncaster (3m, good; off 4lb lower) most recently; won at same venue the time before; acts on soft; generally progressive and should go well again.

7/1

2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Forward Plan

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Progressive last season; out of the weights when well held on reappearance in the Badger Beer and off a 7lb lower mark than that day he came from behind to see off Mister Coffey over C&D (good to soft) in December; they only jumped ten of the 18 fences (none up the home straight) but a 4lb rise still seems very fair; has to be on the shortlist.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7212-4

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences last season with win/placed form from 2m6f to 3m; ran a perfectly sound race on his return over hurdles at Uttoxeter and should be in the thick of it back chasing.

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1st

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Jaytee

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

made all

6/1

2nd

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

Pulled up over fences at Ludlow last month but left that run miles behind when exploiting lower hurdle mark over this C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on soft ground; having gone up 5lb he remains well treated on this year's best chase form and holds leading claims.

8/13

1st

2

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

He's well treated on chase form this May/June and perhaps he needed the run at Ludlow last month (pulled up); however, he has to leave that performance miles behind and all of his best efforts have come over fences.

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 32115P C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Added career wins eight and nine when taking handicap chases over 2m6f (good) and 3m7f (good to soft) during November but has crashed back to earth with modest efforts over fences and hurdles the last twice; on a dangerous mark if bouncing back to form.

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10

9th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Flying Verse

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Flying Verse

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

Ran out a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good) but he reminded us of his inconsistency when failing to give his running at Wincanton; goes without Ned Fox's claim here and he'll need to be right on it.

7/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Flying Verse

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: David Dennis

Not that predictable but capable on his day as he showed when a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good); clear claims off 5lb higher with Ned Fox again on board, but wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft.

4/1

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Form: 45U-2P BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Career-best form when winning a 3m handicap chase at Bangor (good to soft) last season and a late mistake was costly when runner-up on his return (3m3f); has the cheekpieces back on after disappointing in a first-time visor two weeks ago; should threaten.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Dragonfruit

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent, lost position 5th, dropped to rear and niggled along briefly 6th, outpaced 8th, lost touch 10th

7/1

4th

3

9th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

13:35 Sedgefield

Dragonfruit

11st 8lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

jumped right on occasions, led, overjumped 10th, headed 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, overjumped and pecked on landing 2 out, hung left and weakened approaching last

2/1

Form: 332-16 BF

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish point and built on his Bangor second with a last-gasp success at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on return; only 1lb higher for this and he just had an off-day on all fronts at Wetherby two months ago.

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7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Harry Du Berlais

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

3m winner here in late 2022 when a stone higher in the weights; a series of disappointing runs followed and now he's hard to trust; tried cheekpieces and a tongue-tie during that time and now goes in a visor.

12/1

8th

9

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Harry Du Berlais

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

Won at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last November and well treated on that form; however, his subsequent form has been patchy and he's been pulled up the last twice; plenty to prove.

14/1

Form: 4111-P C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Sharp improver when winning three times over hurdles in the summer of 2021; now high in the weights and, after a long absence, he didn't spark at all on his chase debut at Taunton (2m7f).

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10

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Pinnacle Peak

11st 5lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Conceding 14lb to White Rhino when beaten 8l by that rival at Southwell earlier this year; has won two of his three subsequent starts and decisively saw off a well-handicapped rival here the last time (2m4f, good; 6lb lower); has to be of interest with Harry Atkins now taking off 10lb, assuming he'll be okay on softer ground (some doubts).

10/1

1st

14

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:05 Cheltenham

Pinnacle Peak

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Record of 4-11 over hurdles; gave it his all when a 5l fourth at Warwick (3m1f, good; as effective at 2m4f) and it could be that he's a shade high in the weights now; that may tell in this competitive a race.

20/1

4th

5

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Pinnacle Peak

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

led, hit 6th, headed 4 out, rallied after 3 out, weakened approaching last

7/2

Form: 423F-4

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-11 over fences and, after falling in February, it was over hurdles that he returned two months ago and didn't run much of a race; can be opposed from 12lb out of the weights.

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8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Veteran who ran respectably behind a couple of younger rivals at Southwell (3m, heavy) last month; however, it's three years since his sole success; not the percentage call.

10/1

3rd

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

disputed lead, lost position after 3 out, switched right and rallied before 2 out, weakened gradually after 2 out

10/1

4th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Scored on heavy ground in March 2021 but that remains his only win from 29 starts; place case can be made but others look stronger for the win.

16/1

Form: 4U5-P3 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m4f handicap hurdle here (good to soft) off just 1lb lower last season and performed to a similar level afterwards; not beaten far into third on last month's chase debut (3m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) and entitled to build on that first start in eight months.

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8th

7

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:55 Ffos Las

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11st 6lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Third on chasing debut at Wetherby on Boxing Day and quickly put a mishap behind him when second at Uttoxeter (also 3m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, form that has already been boosted by the winner; respected.

4/1

2nd

2

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Uttoxeter

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12st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Point and hurdle winner; not beaten far when third of 13 on chasing debut at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in December, and the fourth and fifth have won since; unseated his rider early when favourite at Southwell two weeks ago; now wears cheekpieces; far more persuasive than most of these.

2/1

6

29th Jan 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

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11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won a 2m4f handicap hurdle here (good to soft) off just 1lb lower last season and performed to a similar level afterwards; not beaten far into third on last month's chase debut (3m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) and entitled to build on that first start in eight months.

4/1

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