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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6495.63
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5-0942 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Course hurdles winner who, having had wind surgery, returned to form with a second over fences at Chepstow recently (2m7f, good to soft; also effective on good ground); strong claims if on song once more.

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

8

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Stormy Flight

10st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jeremy Scott

Last two wins have been Class 3 handicaps at Exeter over 2m3f on soft ground but he stays this far and his mark remains okay; may need a personal best to win at this level but appeals each-way.

4/1

1st

5

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Stormy Flight

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Has won on heavy, and at up to 2m7f, but his latest win was over C&D (soft) in December and he didn't find much back over 2m7f at Taunton since; still of interest returned to this C&D on the testing ground.

11/2

3rd

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Stormy Flight

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Cruised clear to win by 7l over C&D (good) just under a year ago and looked back in prime form when scoring at Exeter (2m3f, soft) in December; doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but still features prominently in calculations.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-52U3

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Back to form when second on stable debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in December and has continued to run well, finishing 14l third to a well-handicapped winner at Hereford (3m1f, good) last time; could be involved.

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Verdict Starting price

7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Dock Road

10st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Placed in all three completed chases for new stable this season, most recently when staying-on second at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month; raced rather lazily there but should be fine on this slower ground and could have untapped potential over marathon trips.

9/4

2nd

8

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Dock Road

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

held up in rear, not fluent and reminder 6th, reminder 11th, ridden 4 out, some headway from 3 out, no chance with winner but went second approaching last, kept on well

8/1

3rd

1

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:03 Hereford

Dock Road

12st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Became disappointing for Ben Pauling but was second on stable debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in December and ran well for a long way before unseating rider in Fakenham marathon last month; enters calculations.

7/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -422U6

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Good second in first-time blinkers (retained since) at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft) in November and he's of interest on that form; however, unseated mid-race at Wincanton next time and soundly beaten at Exeter (3m, heavy) latest on ground he should have handled, and he needs to bounce back.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:10 Newton Abbot

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11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped left throughout, raced in third, mistake 6th, bumped rival 3 out, soon lost position

10/1

4th

3

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

16:35 Newton Abbot

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11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up off 7lb higher in Southern National at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in November but not firing on all cylinders since; weakened into well-held fourth here (3m2f, good) on latest outing in May; needs to turn a corner; versatile ground-wise.

5/1

4th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:30 Newton Abbot

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10st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Has reached the frame several times since October, including when a fair fourth at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last time; well treated on his best chase form but he's now 1-16 in this sphere and that win was in December 2020; others look stronger.

6/1

Form: 165380

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won a hunter chase (2m1f, good) last May and is well treated on that form; could be suited by the return to fences (from hurdles) but he has a patchy profile nowadays and there's a big doubt regarding the step up in trip; wears first-time blinkers.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:15 Stratford

Across The Line

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

Back to form with a couple of seconds and he was clear at one point under a positive ride last time at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good; same mark); interesting to see if similar tactics are employed here as he could be tough to reel in.

5/2

2nd

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Across The Line

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

led, soon clear

7/1

2nd

7

1st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:22 Warwick

Across The Line

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Syd Hosie

raced in second, ridden before 2 out, led approaching last, headed run-in, soon outpaced

10/1

Form: /4-576

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

French 2m2f hurdle winner who has been unable to get competitive over fences on his first four starts for this yard (2m-2m4f); however, he's with a leading trainer and perhaps things will click for him over this new trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

All Dancer

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, midfield, headway and led 8th, headed 4 out, pushed along and lost second just before 3 out, soon weakened

6/1

6th

2

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

14:22 Huntingdon

All Dancer

11st 13lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Paul Nicholls

Hurdle winner in France; he has looked in the grip of the handicapper in three starts over fences for Paul Nicholls, inclined to over-race and not jumping fluently; possible that things will click at some point but the jury is out for now.

8/1

7th

7

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

All Dancer

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

French hurdle winner over 2m2f on very soft in October 2020; missed all of 2021 and has found little for pressure in 2m chases this year, in January and October; the first-time tongue-tie offers hope but is risky.

12/1

Form: 2-2723 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Back to form with second here (3m2f, good) in December and another good run when third to rejuvenated winner at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last time; certainly in calculations.

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12th

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:10 Chepstow

Trixster

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Respectable minor honours in three of his first four starts this season but well beaten next time and jumping proved his undoing on latest; now switches back from chasing to his first hurdle run since last April; 7lb lower than his chase mark and also wears headgear for the first time.

12/1

6

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Wincanton

Trixster

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

didn't jump well, held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 11th

6/1

6th

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Trixster

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 11th, ridden after 5 out, mistake 4 out, made no impression

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3-3PP4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Having tumbled down the weights he took a big step back in the right direction when fourth of 11 at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) recently; however, it remains to be seen if he'll back up that performance and there's a question mark regarding this longer trip.

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7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Reserve Tank

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Kickstarted this season with success at Market Rasen (2m3f) in June but he's twice failed to build on it, beating only one at Newton Abbot (2m5f) last month; others are much preferred.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Reserve Tank

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter Bowen

raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second but prominent 7th, weakened before 2 out

13/2

5th

4

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Reserve Tank

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

2/1

Form: -P1863

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Made all to beat his three rivals at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in October on stable debut; however, he's been tailed off on his three starts since and needs to turn things around in first-time cheekpieces.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

10

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:10 Chepstow

Potters Venture

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Made a winning debut for this yard in a 3m2f handicap chase at Newton Abbot in October; four heavy defeats have followed (one over hurdles) but he's back down to his last winning mark as a consequence; tongue tied on penultimate start and tried cheekpieces on latest; has neither today.

20/1

10

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

16:00 Plumpton

Potters Venture

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Made a winning debut for this yard in a 3m2f handicap chase at Newton Abbot in October; four heavy defeats have followed (one over hurdles) but he's back down to his last winning mark as a consequence.

16/1

8th

6

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Potters Venture

11st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

led, mistake and headed then prominent 4th, mistake and lost ground 8th, in rear when reminder after 10th, reminder 11th, not fluent 12th, got well behind from 5 out

9/1

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Exacta £155.00
Straight Forecast £158.70
Tricast £947.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stormy Flight

TOPSPEED:

Trixster

The Guardian:

Dock Road

The Star:

All Dancer

D Express:

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RP Ratings:

Stormy Flight

WEST COUNTRY:

Stormy Flight

Telegraph:

Stormy Flight

Daily Mail:

Stormy Flight

Daily Record:

Stormy Flight

POSTDATA:

Trixster

The Times:

Trixster

Daily Mirror:

Trixster

The Sun:

Trixster