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13:35 Wetherby

Good To Soft

William Hill Cheltenham Preview At Wetherby Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £11706.75
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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William Hill Cheltenham Preview At Wetherby Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 32-212 C BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort, placed on all seven of his chase starts; beat Our Jet at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November and ran creditably despite two notable mistakes when second of eight at Sandown next time; big player again.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Gemirande

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Came into this in better form 12 months ago when beaten only 4l off a 4lb higher mark; has contested deep handicaps this campaign but was no closer than 17l and he's now on a revival mission with his stable enduring a rocky period.

11/1

5th

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Gemirande

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Had a good 2022-23 season, winning twice around 2m4f and placed on four other occasions, including over 2m4f here (second past post but demoted to third) in April on final start; not seen again until fifth in a valuable 2m4f handicap at Newbury 11 days ago, fading as if the outing was needed; down in trip; due to be 2lb lower in future handicaps.

33/1

5th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Gemirande

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, raced in second, lost position 4 out, weakened after 2 out

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 142-3P D

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three Grade 1 races (1m7f-2m4f) as a novice chaser but disappointing in two handicaps this season, pulled up in a big field at Cheltenham on New Year's Day; needs to be revived by a first-time tongue-strap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

War Lord

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 110-21 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Dual novice hurdle winner on this course; built on a promising second to Gemirande on chasing debut when keeping on dourly to win ten-runner race at Leicester (2m4f, good) in December; he's up 7lb but it's unlikely he's reached his limit just yet and he may well follow up.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Our Jet

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

The cheekpieces had been working well in handicaps at about 2m4f before he came up well short in a strong handicap at Cheltenham 19 days ago; didn't stay 3m here when trying it once before but conditions will be quicker this time and that should help.

10/1

7th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Our Jet

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

The cheekpieces are working well as he's been competitive in his last three races at about this distance; however, he's come up short in weaker races than this the last twice and Harry Skelton could have ridden him.

25/1

Form: 2-2532 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to fences and deserves a win, pulling a long way clear of the third when beaten 1l at Kelso (2m1f, heavy) just after Christmas; stays 2m4f, won't be inconvenienced by today's less testing ground and should give another good account of himself.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Jetoile

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

Three wins last year, including the Old Roan Chase at Aintree; pulled up in a Grade 3 at Newbury in March when last seen; others preferred.

10/1

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Jetoile

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when hit 9th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up 3 out

7/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Jetoile

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ryan Potter

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 5 out

10/1

Form: 14-32F D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Far more experienced than today's opponents with a 4-19 record over fences; running creditably when falling heavily at the last at Newcastle four weeks ago; could be vulnerable to less exposed rivals.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

The King Of May

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Very well handicapped on form as recent as last autumn but has looked out of sorts on all four appearances this year and it takes a leap of faith to support him here.

12/1

9th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

The King Of May

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time chase winner and also won two hurdles; confined to hurdling for this year's three runs (2m1f-3m1f) and hasn't been getting competitive; something to prove right now.

25/1

6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, slow jump 4th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £182.00
Straight Forecast £183.40
Trifecta £371.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Jet

RP Ratings:

Gemirande

TOPSPEED:

Jetoile

WEST COUNTRY:

War Lord

D Express:

The King Of May

Telegraph:

Our Jet

Daily Mail:

Our Jet

Daily Mirror:

Our Jet

The Sun:

Our Jet

The Star:

Our Jet

POSTDATA:

Gemirande

The Guardian:

Gemirande

Daily Record:

Gemirande

The Times:

Jetoile