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13:45 Sandown

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Dolos Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 1m 7f 99y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Virgin Bet Dolos Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 23-463 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Eclair D'Ainay and usually ridden in contrasting style, coming from the rear; shaped encouragingly after wind surgery when 19l third of four at Warwick (2m, heavy) three weeks ago, fading after making headway; today's less testing ground should suit and he's a leading candidate.

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9th

1

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Third Time Lucki

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Best on good/good to soft; smart novice chaser last season, including when third in the Grade 1 novice chase at this meeting; below par in November but subsequent wind surgery has helped, winning at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) and was moving into contention when hampered two out at Cheltenham in March; can find extra back on less testing finish.

9/2

4th

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Third Time Lucki

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has got back on track since having a second wind operation, building on an encouraging third at Warwick when winning a Sandown handicap (1m7f, good to soft) last month; has run well at this meeting before; considered.

9/1

1st

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

Third Time Lucki

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Stablemate of Eclair D'Ainay and usually ridden in contrasting style, coming from the rear; shaped encouragingly after wind surgery when 19l third of four at Warwick (2m, heavy) three weeks ago, fading after making headway; today's less testing ground should suit and he's a leading candidate.

7/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3-5491 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Emerged from the doldrums with a convincing win at Lingfield (2m, heavy) just before Christmas; even after an 8lb rise, he's well treated on the pick of his old form for three other trainers, and today's less testing ground is unlikely to inconvenience him in the slightest; another with claims.

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6th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Fast Buck

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

prominent, weakened from 3 out

7/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Fast Buck

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Jane Williams

Returned to form to win four-runner handicap at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but well beaten the next twice; this 10yo has to bounce back.

5/1

4th

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Fast Buck

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Beat three rivals at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but was soundly beaten in a deeper race at Sandown since and has inconsistent form this season; the oldest and most exposed contender; opposed.

14/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2F1F-5 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 7yo; won a Hereford novice (2m, good to soft) last winter and ran as if needing the outing when 18l fifth of 12 at Chepstow (2m3f) just after Christmas; returning to 2m should suit and he may still have untapped potential; dangerous to dismiss.

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3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Red Rookie

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Form as recent as last May reads very well but he's been underwhelming in his six runs this November-March (best of those runs was three starts back) and others have more pressing claims.

11/1

4th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Red Rookie

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Didn't run badly when third of five in first-time cheekpieces two starts ago but has been well below his best form this season and is untested beyond about 2m4f under rules; dips in grade today; no headgear this time.

12/1

Form: 39-243 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Consistent campaigner who chased home Dolos in this race 12 months ago and is now 5lb better off; ran just respectably when 15l third of seven over C&D (soft; 11-4 favourite) four weeks ago, but he's been dropped another 2lb and is unlikely to be far away.

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23

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Frero Banbou

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

On a 15-race losing run and hasn't been at his very best on last three starts; however, last month's sixth in the Plate at Cheltenham was a big step back in the right direction and he's on a handy mark on form such as his third in the Grand Sefton over C&D (heavy) in November; each-way chance.

16/1

6th

19

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Frero Banbou

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Latest win in January 2022; the step up to 2m4f wasn't a success in last year's Plate but he ran two good races over C&D in midwinter (soft and heavy; effective on good to soft) and now 7lb lower than the latest of them; out of sorts since but not ignored for yard that has won this three times.

20/1

6th

6

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Frero Banbou

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Proving difficult to win with, last scoring in January 2022; however, he was running with great credit this season (2m4f/2m5f, heavy-good to soft) until an early mistake cost him when favourite back over 2m at Lingfield two weeks ago; player.

6/1

Form: PP-145

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who scored at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) on reappearance but has failed to repeat the form, well held at Wincanton (2m4f) on latest start; back down to his last winning mark but needs to bounce back and there's a doubt about his effectiveness over this shorter trip.

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14th

19

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Kiltealy Briggs

10st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Jamie Snowden

Prominent racer who could show up well for a long way if taking to these fences and it's probably a mere coincidence that he's yet to win a chase with more than six runners; 3lb below his last winning mark, he's no forlorn hope.

33/1

5th

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

Kiltealy Briggs

11st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Jamie Snowden

Prominent-racer who scored at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) on reappearance but has failed to repeat the form, well held at Wincanton (2m4f) on latest start; back down to his last winning mark but needs to bounce back and there's a doubt about his effectiveness over this shorter trip.

16/1

5th

2

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 2

13:30 Wincanton

Kiltealy Briggs

11st 13lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Jamie Snowden

raced in second, pressed leader from 9th, ridden after 4 out, lost second after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

5/1

Form: P122-3 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Zesty front-running two-miler; creditable placed efforts last three starts but the handicapper knows all about him and he'll need a personal best to return to winning ways.

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4th

3

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:40 Hexham

Eclair DAinay

11st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Very useful triple chase winner (peak RPR of 151) who had no trouble taking advantage of a golden opportunity in a novice hurdle at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) last month; wasn't at his best over fences last time but he's still lightly raced over hurdles and is a major payer back in this sphere.

13/8

3rd

2

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

15:10 Chepstow

Eclair DAinay

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, not fluent 3rd, mistake 8th, soon pushed along and headed, lost ground before 3 out, mistake when weakening 2 out

9/4

1st

2

29th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:25 Market Rasen

Eclair DAinay

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Good chaser at best and ran well on seasonal return in December; poor effort latest and now makes first start over hurdles since October 2020; cheekpieces added and, all being well, should have no trouble winning this; makes the running.

1/6

Form: 17-223 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

10yo with a remarkable record in this race, winning it for the third time 12 months ago and narrowly beaten on two other occasions; 3lb higher than last year but he's well treated on old form and a third in the Desert Orchid at Kempton last time suggests he arrives here in good form; high on the list.

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2

1st May 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Kempton

Dolos

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up 2 out

4/1

5th

1

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Dolos

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up about two months ago at Sandown, the venue for three of his last four wins; it's hard to be confident on this first run since but he fared respectably on his two other starts this season and has edged down to a handy mark; versatile ground-wise and not ruled out if bouncing back.

7/1

1

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

Dolos

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

10yo with a remarkable record in this race, winning it for the third time 12 months ago and narrowly beaten on two other occasions; 3lb higher than last year but he's well treated on old form and a third in the Desert Orchid at Kempton last time suggests he arrives here in good form; high on the list.

11/4

Form: 23-423 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Prominently ridden when performing right up to his best at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in December, having no problem with the drop back in trip and keeping on well for third; has since had wind surgery for the second time; 1lb lower than at Ludlow and impossible to rule out.

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2

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

The Widdow Maker

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 5 out, mistake 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 3 out

4/1

7

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

The Widdow Maker

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Joe Tizzard

Prominently ridden when performing right up to his best at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in December, having no problem with the drop back in trip and keeping on well for third; has since had wind surgery for the second time; 1lb lower than at Ludlow and impossible to rule out.

8/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

14:50 Ludlow

The Widdow Maker

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Returned to 2m4f at Newbury last month he posed no threat to an impressive winner but still ran okay; won over this trip as a hurdler but his sole chase success came over 2m3f so could be vulnerable to sharper types here; still expected to run well.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £247.00
Straight Forecast £310.70
Tricast £1048.80
Trifecta £1539.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Dolos

Daily Mail:

Red Rookie

The Times:

Third Time Lucki

WEST COUNTRY:

The Widdow Maker

SPOTLIGHT:

Fast Buck

Daily Mirror:

Red Rookie

D Express:

Third Time Lucki

POSTDATA:

Dolos

Telegraph:

Dolos

The Guardian:

Dolos

The Sun:

Dolos

The Star:

Dolos