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14:32 Wincanton

Good

JenningsBet Bracknell Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12674.4
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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JenningsBet Bracknell Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2U4-15 C

Last run: 113 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Winplace form when taking well to fences last season and hit the ground running this term when readily disposing of a small field at Chepstow (2m3f, good to firm); dropped out disappointingly at Wetherby in October but subsequent absence would suggest that all was not well; remains on a fair mark.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Flic Ou Voyou

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Eight-time winner when trained by Paul Nicholls (2m3f-2m4f) but left that stable after lacklustre seasonal debut in October and also struggled on first run for new trainer in January.

50/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 4-3646 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Much better hurdler than chaser, as his stats confirm (3-10 as opposed to 0-5); handicapped accordingly but again came up well short at Chepstow two weeks ago and that was in a lower grade.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Balko Saint

11st 10lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Very well handicapped on some of last year's placed form but returned from break with three below-par runs in the autumn and needs to turn a corner; won a heavy-ground hurdle in France in 2021 but may be best suited by good ground.

16/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Balko Saint

11st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Runner-up four times over fences at up to 2m5f during the spring/summer but below par in a hurdle race/chase at Wincanton since returning from a break; up in trip; others have less to prove.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-P446 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Below his best this season with and without cheekpieces but he's slipped back to an appealing mark and returning here - where he has form figures of 4212221 - can only be a good thing; those efforts include two seconds in this race; strongly considered.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Flagrant Delitiep

11st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Well handicapped on old form and he didn't run too badly here or at Wincanton (twice) before unseating when beaten at Chepstow; he's essentially regressive but has each-way claims all the same.

7/1

0

11

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Flagrant Delitiep

10st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Regressive 8yo who was just a respectable fourth at favourite track Wincanton (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older form but is back up in grade today and will need to up his game.

14/1

Form: 31P8P5 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Not in great nick towards the end of 2022 and there was no sign of turning things around at Kempton a month ago; knows how to win but his last two victories have been at 3m, so he has a bit to prove on a few counts here.

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5th

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:23 Worcester

Nevilles Cross

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Bangor chase winner a year ago but it's been all downhill since; tailed off at Ffos Las last month, after a short break; hopes pinned on reverting to hurdles (for first time since April 2021) and fitting of a visor.

12/1

2nd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 3

13:50 Ffos Las

Nevilles Cross

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Twice defied higher marks early last season, both times over 3m on good ground; mostly out of sorts since last success but could well revive in this weak contest on return from a break; not at all dismissed.

5/2

7th

5

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Nevilles Cross

10st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Lacey

Won over 3m on good last May and July; out of form in his five starts this autumn/winter but last three were over 2m4f-2m5f and he was badly hampered early on when back on good ground last time, so excuses can be made; off 3lb lower than his last winning mark, he's not entirely dismissed.

20/1

Form: 112P53 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Only fourth in this 12 months ago but he runs this track well as a rule and his third here last time wasn't too shoddy given that 1m7f on good to soft wouldn't have been ideal; likely to go well off a good mark.

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0

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:50 Exeter

Kauto The King

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not the easiest to predict but it was career win number nine when returning from wind surgery with a narrow success over Romanor at Newton Abbot (2m, good; fine over this far); Worcester was underwhelming, for all that he was a shade out of the weights.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £127.00
Straight Forecast £118.00
Trifecta £294.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Flic Ou Voyou

TOPSPEED:

Kauto The King

SPOTLIGHT:

Flagrant Delitiep

RP Ratings:

Flagrant Delitiep

Telegraph:

Flagrant Delitiep

D Express:

Flagrant Delitiep

Daily Mail:

Flic Ou Voyou

The Sun:

Flic Ou Voyou

The Star:

Flic Ou Voyou

Daily Record:

Flic Ou Voyou

POSTDATA:

Kauto The King

The Times:

Kauto The King

The Guardian:

Kauto The King

Daily Mirror:

Kauto The King