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15:50 Haydock

Good To Soft

Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8264.76
  • 2m 3f 203y
  • Class 3
  • 0 runners
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Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 21-453

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Two-time novice hurdle winner (good to soft/good) who improved upon his first two chase starts when third at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month; that latest run can be upgraded as he hung badly left and forfeited ground with a circuit to run; open to improvement and he's on the shortlist.

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2nd

9

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Super Six

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield, dropped to rear 8th, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, went second 2 out, challenging when short of room and badly hampered run-in, kept on when switched right final 110yds, went third final strides, finished 3rd, placed 2nd

8/1

4th

7

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Super Six

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Behind Honneur D'Ajonc at Hereford but not by far despite failing to handle the track and he posted by some margin his best form over fences to win with plenty in hand at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft; 9lb lower); jumped well there and is capable of further progress.

5/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Super Six

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two-time novice hurdle winner (good to soft/good) who improved upon his first two chase starts when third at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month; that latest run can be upgraded as he hung badly left and forfeited ground with a circuit to run; open to improvement and he's on the shortlist.

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 248451 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Returned to form back on better ground in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) recently, winning by 2l; 5lb higher in this better race but could have more to offer in the headgear.

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1st

11

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

If Not For Dylan

11st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Sedgefield winner (2m3f+, cheekpieces on for first time) in January but not quite as good twice since; has won at 3m around here but ability to stay this trip has to be taken on trust.

16/1

7th

2

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Carlisle

If Not For Dylan

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Andrew Hamilton

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) and bumped into a much-improved winner when a well-beaten second at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft) last time; has shown promise on soft/heavy ground; second in this last year and could be in the mix.

5/1

2nd

10

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

If Not For Dylan

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Andrew Hamilton

Returned to form back on better ground in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) recently, winning by 2l; 5lb higher in this better race but could have more to offer in the headgear.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8-7323 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won two soft-ground novice hurdles last winter and has run well to finish in the first three in his first three chases (2m3f-2m5f, soft/heavy); each-way claims if handling this better ground (mixed messages on that score).

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3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

High Moon

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Runner-up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in March; has done all of his winning with plenty of cut underfoot, but reportedly found the particularly testing ground too extreme at Newcastle (pulled up) last time; competitive mark for first visit to Sedgefield.

7/1

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

High Moon

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won this last year (heavy), and in first-time cheekpieces (retained) he returned to form with a good second at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last month; he's 1lb lower than 12 months ago and holds strong claims.

11/4

1

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

High Moon

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

Form: PP1-9P D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Pulled up four times in a row before winning at 16-1 at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last April; well beaten/pulled up on his two starts this season and has something to prove, but he's had wind surgery since his last run and is one to watch in the betting.

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8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Maypole Class

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Pulled up four times in a row before winning over C&D last April and has since reverted back into modest mode; too risky.

10/1

4th

6

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Maypole Class

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Pulled up four times in a row before winning at 16-1 at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last April; well beaten/pulled up on his two starts this season and has something to prove, but he's had wind surgery since his last run and is one to watch in the betting.

16/1

5

30th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 3

14:00 Haydock

Maypole Class

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

3-9 over fences (wins at up to 2m5f and on good/slower); ended a run of four successive non-completions when winning a 0-120 at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in April; 80-1 on recent return from a break at Exeter (2m3f), when a bad mistake two out put paid to his chance; bit to prove.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 321-13 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

11yo who was soundly beaten at Hereford (2m5f, soft) in December last time; has won on soft but this return to better ground could be a plus and he won on his comeback at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in November; a possible.

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6

4th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:35 Uttoxeter

Magic Dancer

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Useful in his prime but getting long in the tooth now and was out of form during light campaign last season; too well handicapped to rule out here but needs a revival.

10/1

Form: 3-3612 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

His best efforts in the last two seasons have come at Wetherby, where he's posted a win and a second the last twice (2m3f, good to soft/soft); however, he's won over C&D (good ground) in the past and this in-form front-runner is capable of making another bold bid.

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4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

The Paddy Pie

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

led

14/1

4th

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

The Paddy Pie

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

raced in third

7/1

Form: 12P21/ D

Last run: 689 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Absent since March 2021 but back then he won off this mark at Ludlow (2m4f, good); returns to action with stable in fine form and he's an interesting contender, especially if attracting market support.

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11

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:35 Uttoxeter

Evander

11st 4lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of form since returning from long absence and looked an unlikely winner before unseating at the third-last fence at Perth last month; might be boosted by combination of better ground and first-time cheekpieces here.

14/1

7

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Evander

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of form following an absence of 689 days this season, although last two runs have been on heavy ground (has won on soft); could bounce back off a reduced mark but plenty to prove, not least his stamina, although won over 3m pointing.

14/1

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Evander

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders on outer, lost position and reminders after 6th

6/1

Form: 36/192 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who has a patchy profile but he's 3-8 over fences and returned to form when 12l second of four behind an unexposed winner at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) recently; not ruled out.

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5th

6

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:25 Chepstow

Enzo DAiry

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Missed last season; may be best front-running nowadays, as when winning over C&D (good to soft; acts on soft) in December and runner-up in small fields in two of his four completions since; 2m7f may have contributed when below form last time and he should be more potent today.

8/1

3rd

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Enzo DAiry

12st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Can jump right but two of his three wins have come on left-handed tracks and he gave a dashing display from the front at Wetherby recently (2m5f, good; has won on soft) only to get reeled in by an improved one who followed up this week; bold bid likely.

7/2

2nd

3

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 3

16:25 Wetherby

Enzo DAiry

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has won three of his nine chase starts, the latest at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in December; back to form when second of four to unexposed winner at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) at the end of January and he unseated at the first fence at Warwick recently; capable of a bold show.

7/2

Form: 6/1147 D

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner (good to soft) who won his first two hurdle starts last May/June (2m3f/2m5f, good); unplaced in two Grade 2 novice hurdles in the autumn and takes on battle-hardened chasers on this first run over fences, but this unexposed 7yo is in top hands and could go well on handicap debut.

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5th

7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Warwick

Quid Pro Quo

10st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Came good over fences with fairly comfortable success at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in April and has been pretty consistent since; lacks the potential of some of these but his chasing experience and proven fitness ought to give him an edge; had wind surgery last month.

7/2

2nd

4

5th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Quid Pro Quo

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Comes here in a consistent run of form having been thereabouts in handicaps from 2m4f to 2m5f; usually keeps on in his races so going further this afternoon might well suit; tempting.

5/2

Form: 4U3-14 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Improved for the switch to fences when winning on chase debut at Bangor (2m4f, heavy) in November; fair fourth at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) since and could have more to offer, but he does need to better that last performance and it remains to be seen if the ground will suit (best form on soft/heavy).

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1st

2

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

14:50 Ffos Las

Garincha

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Resumed winning ways at Fontwell (2m4f) in March and badly hampered at 11th fence when a remote fourth in 2m7f Taunton handicap 26 days ago; he can bounce back here so is one for the shortlist.

10/1

Form: 11-5U5

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

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18th

12

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Courtland

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Made it four wins for the season (all on good but has run well on soft) when comfortably beating solid yardstick at Worcester (2m7f) last August; not at that level since and extremely fortunate to win at Hereford last month, after a break, but it was over an inadequate 2m and there was encouragement in that run; Peter Bowen and Sean Bowen won this with 40-1 shot Henllan Harri in 2017 who, like this fellow, was tackling his longest trip yet; one to note.

40/1

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Non-runners

Golden Whisky, Enzo D'Airy, Courtland

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Payout
Exacta £244.00
Straight Forecast £254.70
Tricast £1128.40
Trifecta £1479.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Super Six

D Express:

Quid Pro Quo

The Guardian:

Golden Whisky

RP Ratings:

The Paddy Pie

SPOTLIGHT:

If Not For Dylan

POSTDATA:

Magic Dancer

The Star:

Super Six

The Sun:

Quid Pro Quo

Daily Mirror:

Golden Whisky

Telegraph:

The Paddy Pie