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15:30 Chepstow

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 3m 2f 54y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.00
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 1113P- D

Last run: 288 days

W: 10st 13lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

On a roll last season before something seemed amiss on final start; has run well on the last two times he's come back from a layoff, but he's a 13yo and others may prove better handicapped.

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5

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Max Dynamo

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Late-blooming teenager who won posted career-best performance when scoring by 25l over C&D (good to soft) last season; ought to have coped better with the heavy ground when running poorly at Fontwell last month but today's much quicker conditions will suit; can't be ruled out.

8/1

2

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:45 Fontwell

Max Dynamo

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Late-blooming teenager who won posted career-best performance when scoring by 25l at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft) last season and was runner-up in Southern National here (3m3f, heavy) in November; ran well for a long way in Lingfield marathon last month and drops in grade today; good chance.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 13-498 C

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Last two wins were at this track, most recently over 3m6f (good) last March off 2lb lower; however, beaten just over 30l in all three starts this season.

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1st

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 12lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

Thorough stayer who was creditable second in Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft; good ground also suits) a year ago; posted another good effort in the autumn but has lost his way a bit since.

4/1

4th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3m winner last year and went close in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft); only effort of note this winter was his fifth at Doncaster (3m, good) and he was entitled to run better back in the mud last time (3m5f); hard to be overly confident about him but he's better equipped than most to cope with a test of this nature.

8/1

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 5-44F1 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won five in a row over hurdles last season (2m5f-3m2f) and he's also shown improved form in his three completions this term over fences; second-time cheekpieces when he won by a neck at Exeter (3m, heavy) on latest, idling in front; up another 5lb but needs plenty of respect.

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5th

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

In Rem

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won five on the spin over hurdles (2m5f-3m2f) during the 2021-22 season; lost his way over fences and, although he steadied the ship back hurdling at Exeter, he was behind Longshanks; looks vulnerable.

10/1

3rd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

In Rem

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won five on the spin over hurdles (2m5f-3m2f) during the 2021-22 season, but has been campaigned exclusively over fences in recent times; pulled up after making a bad mistake in the North Wales National at Bangor (3m5f, heavy) three weeks ago; easing mark, and 2-3 here at Exeter.

10/1

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

In Rem

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear with one circuit to go, bad mistake and almost fell 12th, soon lost touch, pulled up 13th

8/1

Form: 53-442

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Can front-run; had wind surgery in October and switched to blinkers for both runs since, surging back from some poor results when short-headed in a six-runner race at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) on latest; back up 5lb since but he was miles clear of the third, who won 18 days later.

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9

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

0-10 over hurdles but twice went very close off mark 5lb higher than today's over this trip last year, and also ran well when third here (3m6f, soft) last month; fine on good ground and warrants serious consideration.

9/2

3rd

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 1lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Went close off 3lb higher at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October; subsequent form figures may look okay but he's been beaten 20l, 30l and 84l in his three runs since; likes to front-run so a soft lead would help matters.

6/1

4th

8

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Lyrical Genius

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner who went close off this mark on reappearance at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October, but was beaten 20l when runner-up to Foxboro over this C&D (soft) next time and failed to shine at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) most recently; a return to form is needed.

12/1

Form: -21843 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Clearcut win at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) last June off just 1lb lower; soon looked laboured in rear in his three outings this winter and although he did make late gains to finish third at Taunton on latest, he was still beaten 19l; needs to make another step back up the ladder.

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3rd

8

27th Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

19:30 Newton Abbot

Premier Dtroice

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

Seemingly back in good form at Warwick (3m2f, good) last month, where he battled on well to press Nickelsonthedime in the closing stages, but was last of five when favourite at Fontwell 11 days ago and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

11/2

5th

3

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Premier Dtroice

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

pressed leader, led after 1st, pressed leader when headed 3rd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on until no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

2nd

3

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Premier Dtroice

11st 9lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Katy Price

Thorough stayer who was placed in two chases and a hurdle towards end of last season; probably on a good mark over hurdles but needs to bounce back quickly from lacklustre run over fences a fortnight ago; fully effective on good ground; unproven on good to firm.

8/1

Form: 4P-355

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler two winters back; not disgraced on reappearance last term but has done little in his four starts since, over fences on last three; way down the weights but under a major cloud and not proven beyond 2m3f.

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4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Arrivederci

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, shaken up after 13th

8/1

6th

3

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Arrivederci

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful hurdler two winters back; not disgraced on reappearance last term but has done little in his four starts since, over fences on last three; way down the weights but under a major cloud and not proven beyond 2m3f.

12/1

Form: -133P5 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won a three-runner handicap chase here (2m7f, good to firm) in October but it's been increasingly tough going for him since and he finished way behind Fairlawn Flyer last time.

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0

10

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

14:10 Chepstow

Galop Du Bosc

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Pulled up in three consecutive chases for Tim Vaughan last year and there was no revival when he switched back to hurdling in new headgear for new stable last month; blinkers refitted today.

33/1

10/1

Form: 14P21- D

Last run: 447 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has a competitive mark and was a 3m2f winner at Uttoxeter when last seen but that was in November 2021; visored on last six starts and has often been blinkered but wore today's cheekpieces only once, in 2020.

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5th

5

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sandy Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle and chase winner at up to 3m2f, on good or slower; well below his old form in four starts over fences since well over a year off; looks best watched on his return to this discipline.

16/1

6th

7

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Sandy Boy

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Quirky customer who was fairly useful in his prime but hasn't fired since returning from a long absence this year; arguably ran better than eventual 38l defeat suggests at Exeter a fortnight ago but others appeal more all the same.

20/1

4th

5

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:15 Exeter

Sandy Boy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Quirky customer who was never going before pulling up at Chepstow (3m6f); that was his second quiet run since returning from a long absence and he might not be as good as he was.

16/1

Form: /2362/

Last run: 693 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent in his light career under rules for Dan Skelton; had form figures of F1P in points later in 2021; returns to racing under rules with a reduced mark but also fair bit to prove.

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1

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

The Mulcair

12st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Jeremy Scott

Inconsistent in his light career under rules for Dan Skelton; had form figures of F1P in points later in 2021; returns to racing under rules with a reduced mark but also fair bit to prove.

16/1

Form: 111-P1

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with three wins in a row but something amiss on first start this term; first-time cheekpieces and back on song with a fourth Ffos Las 3m win (three on soft, the second on heavy) six weeks ago, admittedly booked for second when the clear leader (an easy winner since) fell at the last but he's been finishing strongly in those Ffos Las races and looks very interesting over this trip if the ground is suitable.

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0

3

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; would appeal more on slower ground but remains well handicapped on older form; pulled up in early stages at Southwell on Thursday after saddle slipped.

9/4

0

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Fairlawn Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) 12 days ago; still very well handicapped on some of last year's form but would appeal more on slower ground.

11/4

1st

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders

3/1

Form: 63-17P C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Became more miss than hit for Nigel Hawke; absent 508 days before winning at Ffos Las (soft; 1lb higher today) in November at his first attempt for new yard but he's taken major backward steps in his two starts since.

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9

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Alminar

10st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Returned from 508-day absence to make winning stable debut at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in November but his form has nosedived since, and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task here.

33/1

9

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Alminar

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Became more miss than hit for Nigel Hawke; absent 508 days before winning at Ffos Las (soft; 1lb higher today) in November at his first attempt for new yard but he's taken major backward steps in his two starts since.

16/1

Form: 004-45

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

0-8 over fences for Henry de Bromhead and, after nearly a year off, soundly beaten in his two runs for new connections; used to be pretty useful but he's best watched at present.

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0

1

13th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

12:50 Exeter

Mormon

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Ended his time with Henry de Bromhead well out of form and there was no revival for new yard last term or on this season's reappearance after wind surgery; he is way down the weights, though, which gives him a chance on two bits of form last term.

25/1

7th

6

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Mormon

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Ex-Irish 10yo who is on a much-reduced mark; reappears having had wind surgery and he showed some spark in March, but it was a patchy campaign otherwise and others are more compelling.

33/1

6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:15 Exeter

Mormon

11st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Ex-Irish 10yo who is still seeking first win over fences but he stopped the rot with a respectable fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) when the cheekpieces returned; whether he'll back that up remains to be seen, however.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £1540.00
Straight Forecast £962.70
Tricast £4486.10
Trifecta £7606.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Lyrical Genius

SPOTLIGHT:

Fairlawn Flyer

WEST COUNTRY:

In Rem

Daily Mirror:

Sandy Boy

TOPSPEED:

Lyrical Genius

POSTDATA:

Lyrical Genius

The Sun:

Lyrical Genius

Daily Record:

Lyrical Genius

The Times:

Fairlawn Flyer

The Guardian:

Fairlawn Flyer

D Express:

Fairlawn Flyer

Telegraph:

In Rem

Daily Mail:

In Rem

The Star:

In Rem