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Good To Soft

Dick Hunt ‘Wigmore’ Handicap Chase (For The Dick Hunt Trophy)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 3m 1f 30y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Dick Hunt ‘Wigmore’ Handicap Chase (For The Dick Hunt Trophy)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 41-B11 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won his final start last season (3m, good) and, having been brought down on his return, he's won his last two (soft/good to soft; including C&D); climbing the weights but is clearly thriving and has to be respected.

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4th

16

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Certainly Red

10st 7lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

10yo who was a near-18l seventh in this last year and is 0-6 this season, with mistakes proving an issue; however, in the circumstances he did well to stay on for third at Ascot (3m, good) last month and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help him jump better; has won here on soft; chance.

22/1

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Certainly Red

10st 12lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Pulled up in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster three weeks ago but that was a highly attritional race in which only two finished; prior to that he returned to form when runner-up at Sandown (3m, good) and he's of interest judged on that penultimate performance.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: /P31/3 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (heavy) in February 2021 on his third chase start and it was his first outing since when third over C&D (good to soft) 38 days ago; he could have more to offer and is one to consider.

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5th

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Golden Sovereign

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

3m2f winner on soft ground but hasn't been at his best this season following wind surgery, from 3m to 3m6f; tongue-tie joins cheekpieces sported the last twice; others appeal more.

7/1

5th

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Golden Sovereign

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

3m2f winner on soft ground but hasn't offered a great deal when sent further; has yet to get going this season and the cheekpieces didn't appear to have much of an effect when a tailed-off third at Exeter last month.

6/1

3rd

6

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Golden Sovereign

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Two good runs last winter, following a long absence, and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been well below his best on both outings this season and a major turnaround is needed now in cheekpieces.

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 1155-4 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won seven of her first ten chase starts before disappointing on final two runs last season; reappeared with fair fourth at Ascot (3m, good to soft) in November and could build on that performance here; a possible.

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8th

4

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

12:30 Newbury

Kapga De Lily

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, dropped to midfield 4th, dropped to rear 10th

6/1

4th

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:30 Perth

Kapga De Lily

11st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Had a ball with seven wins from the autumn of 2020 to December 2021; beaten when departing late on in a strong handicap at Aintree recently and she's held by Pink Legend on their Exeter clash in February.

12/1

10

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Kapga De Lily

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Made mincemeat of modest marks in early days over fences and had a purple spell with seven wins from the autumn of 2020 to December 2021, her final win coming at Hereford (3m1f, good; has won on heavy); just two handicap runs in defeat since, both of which make this look quite an ask.

14/1

Form: -1416P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won handicap chase at Perth (3m, soft) last September and also scored over hurdles at Newbury (3m, good) in November; however, he's failed to shine over fences the last twice and has to raise his game.

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2nd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Champagne Court

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Should be well handicapped but this is probably his level now; second of four at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) on his second run back from a layoff and is likely to need a bit more this time.

7/2

Form: P7P-23 CD BF

Last run: 89 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who reappeared with encouraging second at Chepstow (2m7f) in October and he bumped into a highly progressive winner when a fair third here (2m4f) in November; might not be far away now back up in trip but he's won just one of his 14 chase starts, which tempers enthusiasm.

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4

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Butterwick Brook

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right throughout, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 4th, reminder when detached after 6th, ridden and got behind after 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

12/1

5

18th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Butterwick Brook

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

Had more bad days than good ones since winning over C&D in December 2021 and he didn't jump well enough to land any sort of blow back here 16 days ago (second run in blinkers); not easily recommended with any degree of confidence.

11/2

5th

14

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Butterwick Brook

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

C&D winner who reappeared with encouraging second at Chepstow (2m7f) in October and he bumped into a highly progressive winner when a fair third here (2m4f) in November; might not be far away now back up in trip but he's won just one of his 14 chase starts, which tempers enthusiasm.

12/1

Form: /P-U54 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Grade 2 novice chase winner in February 2020 and very well handicapped on that form; however, he's struggled to get competitive since, including over hurdles the last twice, and he needs something extra now in cheekpieces.

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1st

4

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Copperhead

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right on occasions and didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, went second before 5th, soon pressed leader, not fluent when led 3 out

7/2

4th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Copperhead

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stuck on a losing run but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort; questionable whether he wants the ground quite this deep but has strong form claims.

3/1

4th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Copperhead

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Winless streak has just passed its four-year anniversary but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort against younger opposition and again he ran well for a long way when a 12l third at Sandown two weeks ago (3m, soft); off a light weight and with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb, he's a major player against fellow oldies this time.

9/2

Form: 22-542 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

13yo who went close at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in November on second start for yard and he can be in the mix if repeating that form; however, he can jump to the left which is a concern now going back right-handed.

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12th

5

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Potters Legend

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Teenager who was placed on two of first five starts for Charlie Longsdon, more recently when third off 2lb higher at Doncaster (3m, good) last month; on the retreat when falling at Newbury last time but will be fine over today's trip and has a pretty good record at Cheltenham; shortlisted.

16/1

11

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Potters Legend

11st 1lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Couple of respectable efforts this season, the latest when 6l away over 3m at Doncaster; looks to have nothing in hand of his current mark but brings each-way claims.

11/1

3rd

1

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:10 Doncaster

Potters Legend

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Charlie Longsdon

13yo who was soundly beaten at Wincanton last month but that was a 0-135 and he's back down in grade here; good second at Catterick (3m1f, soft) two starts ago on his second stable start and he's also effective on good ground; could have a part to play.

8/1

Form: 21-015

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

His jumping can lack fluency and he failed to prove his stamina when a soundly beaten fifth at Newbury (3m2f, soft) on New Year's Eve; however, that wasn't a bad run and he's worth another go at a staying trip; won twice last year (2m4f/2m5f, good to soft/good) and is not discounted for in-form yard.

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7th

12

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Foxboro

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Strong stayer (latest win in December coming over 3m6f on soft at stiff Exeter) but he's inconsistent and has been tailed off in his two subsequent runs, seemingly achieving little when beaten 60l into second last time; no great significance in the return of cheekpieces (effective in blinkers that were back on last time) and others are safer.

33/1

2nd

3

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Foxboro

11st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Inconsistent and well beaten at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) last month; however, he proved very well suited to this track when winning easily over C&D in December (soft; albeit with eight fences omitted due to low sun) and this 4lb higher mark could prove lenient if he can tap back into that promise; blinkers (has won in them) replace the cheekpieces worn on last four starts.

6/1

9th

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Foxboro

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Backers can take heart that there are no stamina concerns after he eased some 20l clear over 3m6f on soft ground at Exeter last month; that form is perhaps a tad dubious with nearly half the fences omitted due to low sun, but the handicapper could have come down harder than with 5lb rise; remains unexposed as a stayer.

6/1

Form: /114/P CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Completed a double when winning over C&D off this mark in December 2020; returned from a very long absence at Plumpton last month and may have needed the run (pulled up) but he has to prove how much ability he retains.

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0

5

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Nearly Perfect

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Completed a double over C&D (soft) in December 2020 and has run just five times since; has tumbled down the weights but for good reason and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

Form: P51-PF CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who scored at Plumpton last January and it was his first run since when pulled up over this C&D in December; mid-race faller over C&D next time; others arrive with more compelling credentials.

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0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Putdecashonthedash

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Keiran Burke

Defied a 17lb higher mark nearly two years ago but has shown precious little in the meantime.

16/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Putdecashonthedash

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Has dropped to a mark 12lb lower than when winning at Plumpton in January 2022 but this 10yo has struggled subsequently.

50/1

14/1

Form: 1111-P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

His four wins at the end of last season (3m-3m6f, good-soft) came in lesser races than this and he was pulled up at Newbury in December on reappearance; however, he's improved bundles for his comeback run in each of the last two seasons and he could rediscover his progressive ways with a big run.

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2nd

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Moroder

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Ended last season with two commendable runs in major handicaps (3m2f/3m4f) but has been out of form this term (five runs); first-time blinkers fitted in bid to prompt a revival.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Moroder

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Excellent second in major 3m4f handicap at Sandown last April; 5lb lower today having been badly out of sorts this term, making a respiratory noise on penultimate start and tongue tied on latest; hard to support right now.

10/1

8th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Moroder

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Ended last season with good second in major 3m4f handicap at this venue; badly out of sorts this term but had an excuse (made a respiratory noise) last time; application of tongue-tie may prompt a turnaround.

20/1

Form: 1P2-1P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Didn't jump well when pulled up at Newbury on New Year's Eve and has to leave that performance well behind; however, he looked one to follow when winning at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) in November and is not written off.

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5

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:35 Chepstow

Tallow For Coal

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jamie Snowden

Began season with convincing win off today's mark at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on next two appearances; seemingly aided by first-time cheekpieces when third in military riders' race at Sandown (3m, good to soft) last month but was beaten over 30l there and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time blinkers here.

10/1

3rd

7

7th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Tallow For Coal

12st 5lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

midfield, in touch with leaders 3rd, pressed leader 3 out, soon ridden, lost second just before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

3

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Tallow For Coal

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Didn't jump well when pulled up at Newbury on New Year's Eve and has to leave that performance well behind; however, he looked one to follow when winning at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) in November and is not written off.

10/1

Form: 3/1-P4 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Returned from a long absence in November and has made costly mistakes on both comeback runs; however, there was some promise in his fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) last time and he has obvious potential to improve on that form if jumping better; could go well for top yard.

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8th

5

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:07 Chepstow

Southfield Harvest

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced 9yo; seemingly back in good form when fourth over fences here (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December but looked badly out of sorts in a chase three weeks ago and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time blinkers on this return to hurdling.

16/1

6

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Southfield Harvest

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Returned from a long absence in November and has made costly mistakes on both comeback runs; however, there was some promise in his fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) last time and he has obvious potential to improve on that form if jumping better; could go well for top yard.

5/1

4th

9

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:37 Chepstow

Southfield Harvest

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

towards rear

7/1

Form: 11-656 C

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Needs to prove his stamina and he was soundly beaten at Exeter (2m3f) in November last time; however, the subsequent wind surgery may have helped and two starts ago he was a fair fifth on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, good); 2-2 over hurdles here (2m4f/2m5f, good to soft/good) and not ruled out.

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3rd

5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Neon Moon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Was back to his last winning mark when getting his head back in front at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) having stayed on best; back up 6lb and overall profile questions whether he'll be as good again.

6/1

1st

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Neon Moon

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won easily off today's mark on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in October and made the frame over C&D the following month but has lost his way a bit since and others here have much less to prove.

12/1

5th

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Neon Moon

12st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Went close in this race a year ago and was very creditable second in major Ascot handicap (3m good to soft) soon afterwards; needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Newbury in December but is now only 2lb higher than when winning easily on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft).

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £247.00
Straight Forecast £224.50
Tricast £3737.00
Trifecta £5372.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Certainly Red

WEST COUNTRY:

Golden Sovereign

RP Ratings:

Butterwick Brook

LAMBOURN:

Tallow For Coal

SPOTLIGHT:

Moroder

POSTDATA:

Foxboro

The Guardian:

Butterwick Brook

The Times:

Certainly Red

Telegraph:

Certainly Red

Daily Mail:

Certainly Red

The Sun:

Certainly Red

The Star:

Certainly Red

Daily Record:

Certainly Red

D Express:

Golden Sovereign

Daily Mirror:

Golden Sovereign