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Good To Firm

Stewart Wright Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £12525.8
  • 2m 0f 92y
  • Class 2
  • 3 runners
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Stewart Wright Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10

Form: 222332 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Won two hurdles and four chases in April-September last year, and has continued to earn his keep by collecting good place-money in small-field Graded races since the autumn; today's return to a handicap gives him the best weights chance he's had for a while, and he's likely to give a good account.

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

1

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:15 Catterick

Mortlach

11st 10lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Strike-rate of 5-12 over fences and was highly tried before making the most of a good opportunity at Newbury (2m handicap on good to firm); this looks another good piece of placing even with his penalties.

11/10

1st

1

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

14:00 Newbury

Mortlach

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

pressed leader, not fluent 1st, briefly led before 4th, pushed along approaching last, led narrowly after 9th, ridden run-in, went clear final 110yds, kept on well

6/4

5

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Mortlach

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Tough and consistent novice chaser; not disgraced behind a very useful rival in match race at Plumpton (2m3f) most recently, though proved no match for the winner; has bits of Grade 2 form but this is a harder task; bottom of this field on ratings.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: -54912 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form to win readily by 10l at Lingfield (2m, heavy) in December and made brave bid from the front before succumbing on the run-on at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; should be fine on today's faster ground and commands respect.

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

6th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Fast Buck

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

prominent, weakened from 3 out

7/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Fast Buck

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Jane Williams

Returned to form to win four-runner handicap at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but well beaten the next twice; this 10yo has to bounce back.

5/1

4th

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Fast Buck

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Beat three rivals at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but was soundly beaten in a deeper race at Sandown since and has inconsistent form this season; the oldest and most exposed contender; opposed.

14/1

Form: 5-11U6 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won at Plumpton (2m1f, good) on seasonal/chase debut in November and followed up at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) later that month; unseated rider next time, though, and was left behind when the pace lifted at Plumpton on Monday; now has a point to prove.

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

3

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Tap Tap Boom

12st 6lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: J A Swinbank

in rear, lost touch 4th, pulled up before 4 out

25/1

7th

3

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

19:00 Ludlow

Tap Tap Boom

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Scored over fences here in November but below that form since, going too freely in cheekpieces when fifth of eight back hurdling at Bangor in March; he needs to bounce back.

25/1

5th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:43 Bangor-on-Dee

Tap Tap Boom

11st 11lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Dual chase winner in the autumn (2m1f/2m) but seems to have lost his way a bit in recent weeks; switches back to hurdling on a workable mark but needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £23.00
Straight Forecast £28.60
Trifecta £26.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mortlach

TOPSPEED:

Fast Buck

Telegraph:

Tap Tap Boom

RP Ratings:

Mortlach

POSTDATA:

Mortlach

The Times:

Mortlach

Daily Mirror:

Mortlach

The Star:

Mortlach

Daily Record:

Mortlach

WEST COUNTRY:

Fast Buck

D Express:

Fast Buck

The Sun:

Fast Buck