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14:00 Chepstow

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: /232-3 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Triple winning pointer; versatile regarding trip and has shown enough under rules off similar marks to think he should find a race; however, has more to prove this time in a higher grade than he's used to.

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7th

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Skinflint

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

held up in rear, outpaced before 5 out

14/1

7th

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Skinflint

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

11yo who was in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces at the start of 2023, winning twice at Chepstow; remote fourth when bidding for the hat-trick there in April, though, and off since.

12/1

4th

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Skinflint

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Henry Oliver

11yo who has been in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces this year, winning twice here (2m3f/2m7f); moves up in grade today but is pretty versatile regarding ground and must be considered in current mood.

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: -44UP3 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Has a mixed record over fences but was a convincing winner over C&D last April (good) and he didn't seem unduly inconvenienced by a rare run on soft ground when close up in third here last month; can be thereabouts.

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1st

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Ballinsker

11st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 9b lower than for his Chepstow win (2m7f, good to soft) last April but he's been pulled up here (2m5f) and at Plumpton (3m1f) in last two runs; cheekpieces return on this drop back in grade but he needs a major revival back in trip; stablemate of Lelant.

16/1

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

Ballinsker

11st 3lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

led but pestered, headed 8th, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 135-35 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

AW winner who has also won a 2m3f maiden hurdle (good to soft); no improvement for his chase debut third at Kempton when a rather laboured fifth at Wincanton on Boxing Day (2m4f) and might prefer better ground.

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1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Dreaming Blue

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right throughout, prominent, led 4th, jumped badly right from 8th, went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

Form: 43-3PP D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won two Grade 1 novice hurdles in 2019; chase winner late that year but is struggling badly now and pulled up both starts for this yard.

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0

7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Reserve Tank

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Kickstarted this season with success at Market Rasen (2m3f) in June but he's twice failed to build on it, beating only one at Newton Abbot (2m5f) last month; others are much preferred.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Reserve Tank

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter Bowen

raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second but prominent 7th, weakened before 2 out

13/2

5th

4

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Reserve Tank

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

2/1

Form: 3F16-3 BF

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Just four completions over hurdles/fences, winning 2m Wetherby novice last January and running well for a long way back from time off when third on chase debut at Worcester in October (2m4f, soft); has better days ahead.

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3rd

7

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Limetree Boy

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

in touch with leaders

5/1

4th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Limetree Boy

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Generally disappointing since winning novice hurdle in early 2022, but seemed to respond quite well to first-time cheekpieces when respectable third over fences at Stratford (2m1f, heavy) last month and may be better suited by soft ground.

10/1

Form: 04-364

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner at 1m7f-2m2f, including on heavy, but his chase career has not got off the ground and he's been beaten 35l+ in two handicaps this winter (hood fitted latest, discarded today).

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6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Balko Saint

11st 10lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Very well handicapped on some of last year's placed form but returned from break with three below-par runs in the autumn and needs to turn a corner; won a heavy-ground hurdle in France in 2021 but may be best suited by good ground.

16/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Balko Saint

11st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Runner-up four times over fences at up to 2m5f during the spring/summer but below par in a hurdle race/chase at Wincanton since returning from a break; up in trip; others have less to prove.

20/1

Form: /196-9 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdle debut in May 2021 (2m3f, good to soft) but seen only twice last winter and completed in his own time on handicap/chase debut at Lingfield in November; best watched for now with cheekpieces added.

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4th

6

27th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:00 Plumpton

Goudhurst Star

11st 3lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Harry Fry

Lightly raced since winning over hurdles nearly two years ago; ran better in his second chase (in this new headgear combination) but that was over 2m3f and he's unraced beyond 2m5f.

6/1

7th

10

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Goudhurst Star

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Winning hurdle debut in May 2021 (2m3f, good to soft) but seen only twice last winter and completed in his own time on handicap/chase debut at Lingfield in November; best watched for now with cheekpieces added.

16/1

9th

3

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Lingfield

Goudhurst Star

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Unexposed 6yo who won by 6l on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) in May 2021; safely held on both starts last winter but has plenty of scope for improvement in handicap chases this season.

8/1

Form: 815-71 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle debut last January and struck again in just his second handicap chase at Fontwell in December (both about 2m4f on good), interrupting the winning runs of the second and third on latter occasion; up 8lb on a different surface but he wasn't far behind improvers in a French bumper on officially very soft going; can do better yet for in-form yard.

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1st

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Hereford

Hipop Des Ongrais

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Successful in similar event at Fontwell (3m2f, good; off 7lb lower) on seasonal debut, adding to his wins at about 2m4f; still unexposed at this sort of distance and looks one for the shortlist.

7/2

1st

5

6th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

13:45 Fontwell

Hipop Des Ongrais

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, jumped slightly right and barged rival 5th

3/1

Form: -P8585 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; has won on soft; 6lb lower than Newbury win last April and although well beaten this winter a mid-race blunder didn't help here latest; still has wellbeing to prove with cheekpieces added.

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8th

13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Duc De Beauchene

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Two wins last spring included 3m5f Norfolk National at Fakenham (good; used to act on soft); 2lb lower today as he's failed to fire in his four starts since; reverting to blinkers from recent cheekpieces might help.

20/1

Form: 42-1P4 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

All three chase wins at Southwell (2m4f, good/good to soft) but he acts perfectly well over C&D, including on soft; however, was pulled up on return from a break in November and his subsequent fourth didn't measure up to his best efforts; needs revival for first-time blinkers.

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1st

1

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:45 Stratford

Do It For Thy Sen

12st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

Awarded race at Uttoxeter (2m5f, good) last month after clearcut winner had taken the wrong course and completed double when making all to score by 8l there (2m4f, good) on Saturday; has 7lb penalty to shoulder but won't mind what the weather does and has obvious claims.

11/10

1st

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Uttoxeter

Do It For Thy Sen

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

jumped well, made all, pushed along and went clear after 2 out, comfortably

11/4

1st

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

19:35 Uttoxeter

Do It For Thy Sen

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

prominent, led omitted 8th, ridden when headed omitted 4 out, weakened omitted last, finished 2nd, placed 1st

4/1

Form: 223-3F

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Maiden; close up in two 2m4f hurdles last spring, including on heavy; had chase form in France but hasn't been in great form back over fences (3m1f/2m7f) this winter and was beaten when falling heavily late on at Lingfield in December; has something to prove with cheekpieces added.

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5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Amenon

11st 8lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Formerly useful for Paul Nicholls; modest form in points and hunter chases for current yard.

50/1

6th

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

midfield, not fluent 5 out, weakened from 3 out

100/1

6th

13

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Neil Corkery

T: Turlough O’Connor

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100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 235-44 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Finished alone for sole chase win in early 2021; weights chance on best form last winter at 2m5f and 2m and might have needed both runs this winter after a break; is at least down in grade so not ruled out.

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12th

1

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Thomas Macdonagh

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Finished alone for sole chase win in early 2021; weights chance on best form last winter at 2m5f and 2m and might have needed both runs this winter after a break; is at least down in grade so not ruled out.

12/1

4th

8

30th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 3

14:00 Haydock

Thomas Macdonagh

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Sole chase success was when he finished alone in a three-runner Catterick novice contest in 2021; made no impression on his return from wind surgery over hurdles here (2m3f, soft) last month; would go close if running to his form of two chase runs here last season.

14/1

4th

2

30th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

15:37 Haydock

Thomas Macdonagh

12st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, raced in last from 4th, mistake and lost ground 5 out, ridden 3 out, made no impression

20/1

Form: 133-7P D

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Sole chase win at 2m4f in late 2021 (good to soft); had stamina to prove at 3m2f and 3m this season but was still beaten a long way out before pulling up at Exeter in November (first-time cheekpieces, retained); had wind surgery since; return to 2m3f can suit but hard to be confident.

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4

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Seven No Trumps

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Sole chase win at 2m4f in late 2021 (good to soft); had stamina to prove at 3m2f and 3m this season but was still beaten a long way out before pulling up at Exeter in November (first-time cheekpieces, retained); had wind surgery since; return to 2m3f can suit but hard to be confident.

14/1

9

20th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Seven No Trumps

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

2m4f chase winner who is still not fully exposed; non-stayer over a testing 3m2f on seasonal debut; possibilities back down in trip, provided he takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hipop Des Ongrais

The Guardian:

Limetree Boy

Telegraph:

Balko Saint

LAMBOURN:

Thomas Macdonagh

D Express:

Limetree Boy

RP Ratings:

Hipop Des Ongrais

TOPSPEED:

Hipop Des Ongrais

POSTDATA:

Hipop Des Ongrais

WEST COUNTRY:

Hipop Des Ongrais

The Times:

Hipop Des Ongrais

Daily Mail:

Hipop Des Ongrais

Daily Mirror:

Hipop Des Ongrais

The Star:

Hipop Des Ongrais

Daily Record:

Hipop Des Ongrais