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Good To Soft

RPM North Wales National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7716
  • 3m 5f 142y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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RPM North Wales National Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.50
  • Place: £3.70

Form: -4134P BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent 7yo who doubled chasing tally at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in November; effectively lost all chance with early jumping error at Hereford on Sunday but can bounce back quickly if combination of new trip and change of headgear gets the best out of him.

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1st

6

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Won by 8l at Sandown in February (3m, soft) despite some scruffy jumping and very nearly followed up at Warwick (3m5f, soft; 4lb lower); probably needs significant cut underfoot and therefore last week's non-completion on good ground at Cheltenham is forgiven; possibilities.

11/1

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

2nd

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Bretney

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, slow jump 5th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 5 out, left in second but hampered by faller 4 out, headway and pressed leader 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 311-21

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Has made very good progress since joining Sam England in autumn 2021, winning four times along the way; posted another career-best performance when rallying gamely for narrow success at Haydock (3m4f, soft) in November; shortlisted.

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13

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

No Cruise Yet

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner

16/1

4th

2

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

No Cruise Yet

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Prominent-racer who went very close in the Durham National at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) on reappearance and again ran well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; stamina is a strong suit and he's respected.

4/1

3rd

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

No Cruise Yet

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Stays further but that may be no bad thing in the conditions and he reappeared with a near-miss in the Durham National (3m5f, soft) in October; ran well in the Eider here in February and he's firmly in calculations.

2/1

Form: -52211

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Progressive 7yo who won three times over hurdles last year and dug deep to prevail by a short head on last month's chasing debut at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft; front pair well clear); could easily have more to offer over today's marathon trip; high on the list.

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2nd

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

The Questioner

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Did pretty well last season, winning over hurdles and fences; signed off with third at Stratford (3m2f, good to soft; hurdles) in April and resumes on a 1lb lower mark; contender if fully tuned up.

11/2

3rd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

The Questioner

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Hurdle/chase wins in November/January and ran well in a 3m5f handicap chase at Bangor in February; didn't jump well when last of four (Evens favourite) at Sedgefield last month but he's a key player back hurdling off a lower mark.

7/4

8

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

The Questioner

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Generally progressive since handicapping; made an encouraging start to his chase career (came first and third) on first two starts this year before a poor show on latest outing; peak form is at 3m2f/3m5f (those chase runs) but he's one to note on this lower hurdles mark.

4/1

Form: 1-5336

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Placed off higher mark over 4m last season and has made the frame on two of his four appearances this term (3m2f/3m3f); below form when last in action but is versatile regarding ground and enters calculations.

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9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

10st 8lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer, in touch with leaders 4th, dropped to last and reminders 12th

10/1

3rd

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:50 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

jumped slightly right throughout, led, joined 9th, headed before 11th, lost ground 13th

3/1

0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Morozov Cocktail

11st 13lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Thorough stayer who has a C&D win on his CV and copes well with slow ground; not seen since a poor run in April and does not have a compelling record when fresh but begins the new season from a career-low mark.

7/1

Form: -PU175

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Seemingly boosted by headgear switch when making all in first-time visor at Hexham (4m, soft) in November but contests a much deeper race here and has been safely held twice since (cheekpieces back on last time).

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1st

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Event Of Sivola

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Prominent racer who won at Hexham in December (3m, heavy) and at Catterick in January (3m1f, soft); stiffer task here but visor back on; should go well again.

11/4

3rd

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Event Of Sivola

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Doncaster last time was a reminder he can throw in the odd poor effort, and he's not defied a triple-digit rating since autumn 2021; all-the-way C&D winner (soft) before now, however, and it was a deeper renewal of this race that he recorded a solid third in last term; player.

4/1

Form: 2-7855

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Very useful hurdler in his prime but has regressed, and was well beaten when returned to chasing last month; goes beyond 3m2f for first time here; others have much more appealing profiles.

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3rd

4

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Skandiburg

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Charlotte Fuller

prominent, ridden after 4 out, no extra from 3 out

16/1

10th

11

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Skandiburg

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Charlotte Fuller

Well held when fifth in this race in 2021 and 2022; C&D third when last seen in March but he was way behind the first two and he's now failed to win since New Year's Day 2020, despite his move down the weights.

25/1

Form: 7-2164

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Made all to win modest event at Kelso (3m2f, soft; unraced over further) in November but safely held on both subsequent outings and may find others too strong here too.

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5th

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Camp Belan

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Consistent sort who won by 1l from Heritier De Sivola at Ayr (3m, soft) in February, then beaten a head by that rival at Hexham (3m, heavy) last time; edging up the weights but every chance he'll again be thereabouts.

15/2

2nd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Largely consistent 8yo who was too strong for dual subsequent winner Heritier De Sivola when scoring in second-time blinkers at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; meets that rival on 13lb better terms here (if Joe Williamson's reduced claim is considered) but Philip Kirby's runner has undoubtedly shown major improvement in the meantime.

7/2

1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Just 1-16 over fences but ended last year with some pretty good efforts on slow ground, the latest in first-time blinkers; eased in grade here and will probably be on the premises again.

8/1

Form: 4P-P8F

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021 but was still in contention when falling in home straight at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) in December and remains well handicapped on older form; not ruled out.

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10th

4

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:55 Ffos Las

Beatthebullet

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021, and comes here after 53l defeat in Bangor marathon last month; needs to turn a corner.

25/1

8th

6

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Beatthebullet

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Generally disappointing since beating two rivals on chasing debut in November 2021 but was still in contention when falling in home straight at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) in December and remains well handicapped on older form; not ruled out.

16/1

7

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Beatthebullet

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Made a winning chase debut here (3m, good) last November but that was in a three-runner race but he's been generally very disappointing since; mark is tumbling but was tailed off at Cheltenham on his recent return and has plenty to prove on this step back up in trip.

20/1

Form: P2-342

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Three good runs in marathon chases this season, most recently when second in North Yorkshire Grand National at Catterick (3m6f, heavy) last month; should be fine on today's faster ground and is still on a workable mark; respected.

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1st

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

7/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Not the horse of old (winless since December 2020) and a poor run last month to forgive; in the frame in a Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire (last year) and two London Nationals over the years, however, and ought not fail for stamina; first ever drop into a class 5 handicap.

15/8

Form: 2F-232

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Second on two of his three starts for Donald McCain this season and travelled well for a long way when third (albeit well held in the end) at Haydock (3m4f, soft) in between; can make his presence felt again here.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Conquredalofeurope

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Battled on well to win small-field Catterick chase (3m1f, heavy) off today's mark in January but looked out of sorts on both subsequent starts over fences; swaps blinkers for first-time visor on this first hurdling start since 2021; others look much less risky.

12/1

6th

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Conquredalofeurope

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but pressed leader 2nd, lost position 10th, reminders before 11th, lost touch 13th, struggling when mistake 3 out

8/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 5th, struggling and detached 11th

3/1

Form: 141-54 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Tends to race rather lazily but came from off the pace to win this race by 16l last year (soft ground; second-time cheekpieces) and has made late headway on both outings this season (3m6f/3m; no headgear); no surprise if he makes a bold defence of his crown with the cheekpieces now refitted.

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6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Don Herbager

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Venetia Williams

Dual chase winner last season, latterly at Bangor (3m5f, soft); not in same form this term but might have found good ground too lively when last of four finishers at Wetherby (3m7f) this month; might be the answer.

11/2

4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 6f 193y

Class 3

15:15 Wetherby

Don Herbager

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, hit 14th, pushed along and lost position 5 out, ridden and beaten before 4 out

10/1

5

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Don Herbager

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Tends to race rather lazily but came from off the pace to win this race by 16l last year (soft ground; second-time cheekpieces) and has made late headway on both outings this season (3m6f/3m; no headgear); no surprise if he makes a bold defence of his crown with the cheekpieces now refitted.

8/1

Form: 4F1-3P

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Below form in Borders National at Kelso in December and needs to put that behind him but returned from long layoff with encouraging run in November and certainly won't fail through lack of stamina here.

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8

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Buddha Scheme

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Below form in Borders National at Kelso in December and needs to put that behind him but returned from long layoff with encouraging run in November and certainly won't fail through lack of stamina here.

14/1

12

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

4m 0f 90y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Buddha Scheme

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 5th, mistake 16th, shaken up and reminder after 17th, got behind and pulled up before 20th

20/1

3rd

6

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:25 Ayr

Buddha Scheme

10st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along before 4 out, ridden after 3 out

13/2

Form: U2P-PB C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Teenager who runs this track very well but has become inconsistent; probably worth a crack at a marathon trip but looks too risky from 8lb out of the weights today; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

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10th

12

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Loch Garman Aris

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Creditable second of 17 here (2m7f, good to soft) last May but this teenager has struggled in both runs this winter and he remains without a win since 2021.

25/1

8th

13

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Loch Garman Aris

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

towards rear

20/1

6th

7

8th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Warwick

Loch Garman Aris

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who has never won over hurdles but who finished a good second of 17 at Uttoxeter when last seen in May; has tended to need an outing in recent seasons but repeat of that effort would put him firmly in this.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £1015.00
Straight Forecast £658.70
Tricast £1853.70
Trifecta £3523.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

The Questioner

RP Ratings:

Eclair De Guye

Telegraph:

Glittering Love

POSTDATA:

Morozov Cocktail

SPOTLIGHT:

Conquredalofeurope

Daily Record:

No Cruise Yet

The Times:

The Questioner

The Guardian:

The Questioner

D Express:

The Questioner

Daily Mirror:

The Questioner

The Star:

The Questioner

Daily Mail:

Eclair De Guye

The Sun:

Glittering Love