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14:10 Fakenham

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Paddy Power Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4488.85
  • 2m 0f 59y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Paddy Power Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 332131 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner on good ground towards end of last year, latterly in refitted cheekpieces at Leicester (2m); should be fine on this left-handed track and latest 3lb rise doesn't look excessive; likely contender.

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0

10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Ben Buie

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Record of 7-23 over fences and he completed a double at Warwick (2m, good) and Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) not that long ago; conditions weren't that taxing last time at Fakenham (good to soft) and seems to need the ground good or quicker.

6/1

4th

4

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

13:30 Fakenham

Ben Buie

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent 4th, outpaced and lost position after 9th, soon weakened

9/4

16/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 138-4P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Scored off 1lb higher at Warwick (2m, heavy) at end of 2021 and made satisfactory seasonal/stable debut over C&D (good) in November but disappointed when returned to Warwick on New Year's Eve and now has a point to prove.

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5th

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Templier

10st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sarah Humphrey

Scored over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November and has remained in good form since but usually knocks about in Class 5 races and may find a couple of today's rivals too strong.

5/1

2nd

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Templier

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sarah Humphrey

midfield, not fluent and dropped to rear 2 out (usual 3 out), soon rallied, went third home turn

6/1

5th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Templier

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

midfield, pushed along before 4 out, went fourth but outpaced 3 out, weakened gradually from 2 out

7/2

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-5722

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ran well from the front when second to a dual subsequent winner on chasing debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in December and filled same position behind another progressive rival at Fontwell (2m2f, good to soft) on Sunday; might be seen to even better effect on today's faster ground; good chance.

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3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Line Of Descent

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Three wins over fences in April-June 2023 but he's had mixed results in last four runs and was only fifth of seven at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in his final start last year; not sure what to expect back from 195 days off and interesting to see how he figures in market.

7/1

5th

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Line Of Descent

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Three-time chase winner since the spring (2m1f-2m4f); gave good account when second of four behind all-the-way winner at Plumpton (2m1f, good) last month and a recent 1lb drop helps; ought to be on the premises.

5/1

2/1

Form: 635-6F BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Point winner in 2021; showed minor promise in novice hurdles last year and was made favourite for last month's chase/handicap debut, only to fall at the ninth fence; remains unexposed and can't be opposed with any confidence.

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4th

3

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Dondiam

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Lightly raced; strong in the market when falling mid-race on chase debut and, despite being easier to back at Fakenham (2m, good), he might have gone close but for clouting the last; likely contender in first-time tongue-tie.

15/8

4th

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Dondiam

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, prominent

2/1

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Dondiam

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Winning British pointer; rather disappointing over hurdles so plenty to prove on chase debut; hood now tried.

7/2

Form: 4P-652

Last run: 65 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

0-7 over hurdles but made a pretty good start to chasing career when second at Southwell (2m, good; first-time cheekpieces) in November, despite a tendency to jump right; features prominently in calculations.

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2nd

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

17:15 Cartmel

Mexican Boy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: J J O’Shea

Maiden; second in a Southwell handicap chase last November (2m; RPR 101) but fell on latest two attempts and has left Olly Murphy; new trainer (also runs The Creadan Rogue) has good record in these races; market a help.

6/1

5

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Taunton

Mexican Boy

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 7th, some headway before 13th, in touch with leaders 14th, soon shaken up

11/2

8

31st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

16:25 Wetherby

Mexican Boy

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Runner-up at Southwell (2m, good) last November and his half-brother Mance Rayder has won at up to 3m4f; however, no threat when fifth over 2m the last twice and the suitability of this step up in trip is questionable.

12/1

Form: 22-738 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won over fences for Katharine Davis last winter and seems very versatile regarding ground; below form on all three appearances this season but might have been refreshed by recent switch to a new stable.

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8

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Uberman

10st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Katharine Davis

held up in last, bad mistake 4th, soon pulled up quickly (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake at the 4th fence and lost his action afterwards)

10/1

6th

6

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Uberman

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

disputed lead

10/1

8

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Uberman

11st 4lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Only win came over 2m at Lingfield and fair third over that C&D in November (some way behind /Shaw's Cross); effectiveness at this trip unproven.

14/1

Form: -97P63

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles in Ireland in 2021 (2m4f, good) but generally very disappointing for current stable; didn't run badly when third at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in December but was well held in the end; others preferred.

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8th

13

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Voice Of Hope

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

always behind

33/1

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Voice Of Hope

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Able to race off his true mark when placed a couple of times a year ago, which isn't the case here; attempt at front-running quickly floundered last time and he's not easy to recommend.

16/1

Form: 25F346

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has 1-35 career strike-rate, the win gained in a slow-ground chase in Ireland in 2021; lurks on a dangerous mark but ended last year with some very underwhelming efforts and needs to turn a corner.

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5th

5

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:10 Fontwell

An Marcach

10st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Regressive 9yo who is yet to add to his slow-ground win in Ireland in 2021 and achieved very little when remote second to Toad Of Toad Hall here (3m2f, good to firm) in May; arguably ran better than bare form suggests when last of four at Cartmel (3m1f, heavy) in July but remains a difficult horse to enthuse over.

6/1

4th

5

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

An Marcach

10st 5lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

led, not fluent 1st, not fluent and reminder 2nd, joined and disputed lead 2 out, pushed along when headed 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

14/1

2nd

5

28th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:15 Fontwell

An Marcach

10st 8lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Placed three times last year but has been pulled up in latest two outings, most recently here (2m5f+); career record now 1-37 and that success came in Ireland more than two years ago; visor back in place of blinkers.

10/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Ben Buie

SPOTLIGHT:

Line Of Descent

RP Ratings:

Mexican Boy

The Times:

Dondiam

Telegraph:

Mexican Boy

Daily Mirror:

Mexican Boy

LAMBOURN:

Line Of Descent

Daily Mail:

Line Of Descent

Daily Record:

Line Of Descent

WEST COUNTRY:

Ben Buie

The Guardian:

Ben Buie

D Express:

Ben Buie

The Sun:

Ben Buie

The Star:

Ben Buie