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Alanbrooke Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7804.5
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Alanbrooke Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 375371

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Was threatening to become disappointing given his early promise but came good over fences on his sixth attempt at Thurles (2m5f, yielding; 100-30f), a 12l verdict that was never in doubt after travelling much the best; has a higher British mark to deal with now but he's interesting as only the second horse Gavin Cromwell has sent to Sandown (first was runner-up); should be fine at 3m.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; bumped by a loose horse and unseated before five out in the La Touche.

6/1

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; rated 10lb inferior to Coko Beach but capable of a big run if taking to this track.

100/30

3rd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Stumptown

12st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Disappointed at the Cheltenham Festival last month but his win here (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day was a very good performance and he'll be fine on today's faster ground; major player if back on song.

9/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5-2423 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner; looks even better over fences despite a winless start (0-4), running well from 3m to 3m4f; seems to stay forever and he might just get tapped for toe over 3m around here on drying ground.

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2nd

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Your Own Story

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last year's Scottish Grand National having proved his stamina with a 3m7f Wetherby success; runner-up in races over just short of 3m at Newcastle and Kelso in recent months; acts on soft/heavy but better suited by good ground.

12/1

22

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Your Own Story

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Second reserve; 4lb out of the handicap today but he's run well in defeat over 2m7f on his two starts this spring and could build on those runs now back up in trip, having won over 3m7f last March; not ruled out.

20/1

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Your Own Story

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good) in April; handles slower ground and entitled to come on for his second in a small field at Newcastle (2m7f); chance.

11/4

Form: 42-3P4

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Just missed out on a third chase success when edged out at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) on his final run of last season; worryingly below par this campaign (hurdling on reappearance) and this new headgear didn't do wonders for him at Ffos Las two months ago (3m, soft).

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9th

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Keep Wondering

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Long time since he won a race and this season's two thirds came at about 3m; ran poorly last time at Hexham.

25/1

1

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Keep Wondering

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Without a win since 2021 but comes here after two very respectable thirds on slow ground at Carlisle (3m) this year and will appreciate this ease in grade; probably won't be far away.

8/1

3rd

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Keep Wondering

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Winless since 2021 but he posted his best effort for current yard when third of eight over C&D 17 days ago; must enter calculations eased 1lb.

7/1

Form: 8-3414 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Career win number ten when staying on best to beat five rivals over C&D (good) in December and then ran fairly well in Plumpton's Sussex National; remains on a competitive mark and should go close.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when runner-up over 3m1f here last month and followed that with a sterling effort under top weight back chasing over 2m3f (the winner Fame And Fun runs 1.30); this is more his trip but he faces another big ask under a welter burden.

9/1

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when a 10l second here last time and debatable what he achieved with only three getting round; had been struggling over fences so, despite his good course record, it's hard to be confident.

3/1

2nd

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

I See You Well

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, went second after 4 out, no chance with winner before 2 out

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 419-P3 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Looked good in winning twice in the mud at Lingfield (2m7f/2m4f) last season; reportedly bled when pulled up on reappearance and ran better to be a 12l third at Kempton (2m4f, soft); does have decent form on good to soft but a softer surface would be preferred.

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4th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Zhiguli

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Soundly beaten in a match at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy) last time but he bumped into a rejuvenated rival, who has followed up, and he's now dropped below his last winning mark; the testing conditions are right up his street and he's one to consider in first-time cheekpieces.

11/4

2nd

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 135y

Class 3

12:40 Fontwell

Zhiguli

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, mistake 5 out, not fluent and outpaced 4 out, rallied before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, mistake last, kept on

2/1

0

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:00 Ascot

Zhiguli

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Bled when pulled up in this 12 months ago; ran a pleasing race on comeback here 20 days ago especially as that 3m trip seems to stretch him; however, he may need soft or heavy ground to defy this sort of mark.

14/1

Form: UP-690 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in Aintree's Becher last time despite competing off a 15lb lower mark than when fourth the year before; current wellbeing is a cause for concern but too well handicapped to leave out of calculations.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Domaine De LIsle

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

prominent, pulled up before 16th

25/1

Form: 4-3524 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Consistent gelding who just missed out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep Cheltenham handicap (3m2f; again soft; fine on good); stuck on a tough mark but looks a good bet to give his running.

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11

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Poppa Poutine

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has some good form this season, notably when just missing out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep C&D handicap (again soft); however, has dropped his guard the last twice and this is a tough race in which to bounce back.

16/1

6th

5

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Poppa Poutine

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

It was unlike him to run so moderately at Sandown, albeit in a handicap that's worked out well; in form (and consistent) prior to that, having just missed out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep Cheltenham handicap (3m2f; again soft); stuck on a tough mark but is by no means dismissed.

7/1

7th

1

16th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Poppa Poutine

12st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Consistent gelding who just missed out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep Cheltenham handicap (3m2f; again soft; fine on good); stuck on a tough mark but looks a good bet to give his running.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £81.00
Straight Forecast £71.50
Trifecta £488.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stumptown

WEST COUNTRY:

Poppa Poutine

POSTDATA:

Zhiguli

Daily Mail:

I See You Well

RP Ratings:

Stumptown

TOPSPEED:

Stumptown

The Times:

Stumptown

Telegraph:

Stumptown

The Guardian:

Stumptown

D Express:

Stumptown

The Star:

Stumptown

Daily Record:

Stumptown

Daily Mirror:

Poppa Poutine

The Sun:

Poppa Poutine