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Good To Soft

Andrew Fairley Retirement Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £9769.85
  • 3m 0f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Andrew Fairley Retirement Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.90
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 81-224 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Solid second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) and Kempton (3m, soft) in December, suggesting he has a decent handicap in him; disappointing favourite last time but has clear possibilities if putting that quickly behind him.

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2nd

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Tile Tapper

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Chris Honour

Raised his profile this season in some decent handicap chases and saw out the stiff 3m at Carlisle (good to soft) to win gamely last time; progressive enough to deal with the 6lb rise but he's not raced over anything approaching this distance before, so bit of a guessing game as to whether he'll get home; others safer.

14/1

1st

5

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Tile Tapper

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Solid second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) and Kempton (3m, soft) in December, suggesting he has a decent handicap in him; disappointing favourite last time but has clear possibilities if putting that quickly behind him.

6/1

4th

7

14th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Tile Tapper

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Won at Chepstow in February on final last term and second on both starts this season, most recently over C&D (soft) at Christmas when upped in trip and Smarty Wild was third; made a bad mistake three out that day but renewed his effort very well; major player raised 1lb.

3/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 11-213

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has a very consistent chase record; good recent strike-rate, having won three of his last five starts; ties in with Lord Roco on Ayr running two months ago (when last seen); solid chance in first-time headgear.

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2nd

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Destiny Is All

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Kelso winner off a 2lb lower mark in October (3m2f, good to soft); some fair efforts since, including over 4m last time at Hexham (heavy); worth considering.

3/1

4th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Destiny Is All

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

On the podium for 13 of 17 chase starts, winning four, is effective on slow ground and is back below a winning mark; yard has won three of the last seven renewals, including last year's Patrick Wadge-ridden victor; player, so long as the recent tendency to jump right doesn't resurface.

100/30

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Destiny Is All

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won on reappearance here (3m2f, good to soft) in October and bounced back from below-par run at Cheltenham when fair third at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; he's 2-2 over fences at Kelso and could play a leading role now back here in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: B-5403 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Hurdle/chase winner in Ireland, albeit back in 2020; made an encouraging debut for new yard at Hereford (3m1f, soft; finished third) last month and holds each-way possibilities if backing up that effort.

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4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Key Commander

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

1-19 over hurdles and 1-14 as a chaser; returning from 310 days off when tailed off in a handicap hurdle at Warwick and not easy to side with on the back of that.

11/2

6th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Key Commander

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 8yo with a strike-rate of 2-33; ran well in three chases for Mel Rowley last year but returns to hurdles following an absence and probably best watched.

25/1

Form: 34-4P7 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Scored twice off higher marks in 2021; finished third in this race last year; however, has a big doubt over current form, with last two runs dismal; others are preferred on recent evidence.

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5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Juge Et Parti

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

Two good C&D runs earlier this season, winning off 3lb lower on the second occasion (heavy); well beaten since; needs to bounce back.

10/1

5th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Juge Et Parti

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Dug deep to win off much-reduced mark at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December and remains well handicapped on older form but he never really got involved here (2m7f) last month and has become unreliable.

12/1

6th

5

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Juge Et Parti

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

11yo who was runner-up at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November then went one better over that same C&D (heavy; beat Teescomponentstrig by a neck); has won over 3m in the past and he's respected now back up in trip.

4/1

Form: P43-24 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Both starts this season have come at Ayr, running okay on the first occasion but poorly latest; has a perfectly good chance off current mark provided he bounces back and takes well to first-time headgear.

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3rd

3

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Marown

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Losing sequence goes back 14 races to early 2021 but he has run well this season and some late idling cost him the race over 3m at Carlisle last time (heavy); finished third in this two years ago when 3lb higher; solid chance.

7/2

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Marown

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Went close here (2m4f, heavy) last March and kicked off this campaign with two good second-place finishes at Ayr (3m, soft/heavy); not at the top of his game at Newcastle the last twice and his losing sequence goes back 13 races to March 2021, but he's capable of having a say if bouncing back to form.

6/1

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

Marown

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

prominent, went second 9th, weakened from 4 out

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4-6143 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Opened his chase account with a 6l success over C&D (soft) in November when 4lb lower; ties in with Wowsham on Newcastle running last time; enters calculations in new headgear back here.

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2nd

1

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Morning Spirit

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

On a very good mark if getting back on track but there was no sign of that when tailed off after a break at Stratford (2m6f, heavy; handles plenty of give underfoot); wouldn't be the percentage call.

11/2

4th

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Morning Spirit

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead

13/2

Form: P2-696 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Not in top form this term but had a second wind surgery since last run and could well revive now dropped back in class; well treated off same mark as for Tommy Whittle win at Haydock (3m1f, soft) in 2021; interesting.

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11th

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Enqarde

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Regressive 10yo; stayed on well for narrow win off reduced mark on seasonal debut at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in November but has not been in the same form again since; others preferred.

25/1

3rd

6

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:15 Doncaster

Enqarde

11st 12lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in last, headway and in touch with leaders after 5 out, went third after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

14/1

0

3

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:35 Newcastle

Enqarde

11st 11lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Appeared to show the benefit of another wind op when all out to win at Warwick last month (3m1f, soft); has become hard to predict and was below par in a Class 2 at Haydock last time that he won two years earlier; however, lurks on a dangerous mark with cheekpieces tried and could go well.

8/1

Form: 263-52

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Hurdles form includes a good effort over 3m1f here; kept on for second at Newcastle (2m7f, soft; chase debut) last month, leaving the impression he'll benefit from today's refitted cheekpieces; not dismissed.

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3rd

8

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 123y

15:55 Thurles

Wowsham

11st 7lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Winning hurdler; point winner at Moira in October; ran creditably when third to Ferns Lock at Dromahane; similar effort in Down Royal race dominated by Its On The Line and Ferns Lock.

10/1

3rd

10

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:33 Down Royal

Wowsham

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders

33/1

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:50 Cork

Wowsham

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Ran well on heavy ground in a Navan novice a year ago and again over fences at Newcastle in January; pulled-up over fences last time and is possibly high enough in weights over hurdles; blinkers added.

18/1

Form: 54-222

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Banging at the door over fences having produced form figures of 222 since switched to this sphere, close second at Ayr (3m, good to soft) most recently; edging up the weights but holds solid-looking claims.

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9

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Lord Roco

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Runner-up in his first three chases (all handicaps from 2m4f to 3m) and his run here a month ago was too bad to be true; best form brings him into it.

13/2

6

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Lord Roco

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Banging at the door over fences having produced form figures of 222 since switched to this sphere, close second at Ayr (3m, good to soft) most recently; edging up the weights but holds solid-looking claims.

6/1

2nd

3

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Lord Roco

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

midfield

4/1

Form: /213-6 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Had form figures of 11213 over fences in 2021; lost that consistency at Kempton (3m; back from 16-month absence) ten days ago but may bounce back with that reappearance under his belt.

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1st

3

15th May 2023

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Dog Of War

11st 11lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Triple chase winner in 2021, on good to firm and good; missed all of last year; faced a tough task on his return but good to soft ground looked an issue when pulling up at Carlisle; needs conditions to dry out.

8/1

3

6th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

17:40 Uttoxeter

Dog Of War

11st 12lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Triple chase winner in 2021, on good to firm and good, most recently over 3m on this track; missed last year and had a tough task on return at Kempton before good to soft might not have been ideal next time; had wind surgery since; too soon to give up on him.

4/1

7

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Dog Of War

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had form figures of 11213 over fences in 2021; lost that consistency at Kempton (3m; back from 16-month absence) ten days ago but may bounce back with that reappearance under his belt.

9/1

Form: 2-3211 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 123211 in handicaps and he's 2-2 since switched to chasing, the wins gained at Hereford (3m1f, soft) and Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft; easily); runs off bottom weight upped in class; improving 6yo who commands respect.

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2nd

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Post Chaise

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Progressive 7yo who won fairly comfortably in first-time blinkers at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month and is now 4-9 over fences; another 6lb higher here but still features prominently in calculations.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £642.00
Straight Forecast £626.20
Tricast £5967.10
Trifecta £6829.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Post Chaise

TOPSPEED:

Tile Tapper

The Guardian:

Destiny Is All

The Times:

Morning Spirit

RP Ratings:

Key Commander

POSTDATA:

Post Chaise

Telegraph:

Post Chaise

D Express:

Post Chaise

The Sun:

Post Chaise

The Star:

Post Chaise

Daily Record:

Post Chaise

Daily Mirror:

Destiny Is All

WEST COUNTRY:

Tile Tapper

Daily Mail:

Tile Tapper