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Coral Trophy Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £85425
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 13 runners
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Coral Trophy Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: F135-1 C

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Two wins last winter before good third in this, and progressive ways continued with Grade 3 handicap win at Ascot (3m, good) in October on his reappearance; now 3-7 over fences and this 8yo could have more left in the tank.

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0

14

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Our Power

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Well beaten over hurdles here on last month's reappearance but he was without these cheekpieces and his form hit new heights over fences last season, winning two Grade 3 handicaps (3m, good) before failing to stay 4m2f in the Grand National; further improvement is possible and he could be a threat.

14/1

7th

2

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Our Power

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Showed plenty of determination to win valuable 3m handicap chases at Ascot and Kempton last season, both on good ground (has won on soft); didn't stay 4m2f in the Grand National afterwards; rated 7lb lower over hurdles (three-time winner) and returns from his break with his yard firing in the winners.

14/1

11th

35

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Our Power

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Started on the Flat but has been a rising force through his five campaigns over jumps; this term he's knuckled down admirably to prevail on the run-in in valuable 3m handicaps at Ascot and Kempton, both on good ground but he scored last season on soft; 4lb well-in compared to his recently revised mark; unraced beyond 3m1f but trainer says "this lad stays forever".

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 1P-309 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Down the field the last twice but was hampered at the start over C&D in December, and Sandown (where he was reportedly never travelling three weeks ago) may not be his track; could benefit from the refitted cheekpieces and he won two in a row here last February; one to consider off a handy mark.

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7th

1

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Flegmatik

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Goes particularly well at Kempton where he posted form figures of 142 in competitive handicaps (2m4f-3m) before pulling up in the Topham at Aintree; can run well away from Kempton but it's never going to be easy off his current mark.

8/1

8

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Flegmatik

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won at Kempton (3m, good to soft) in January and good runs in defeat there the next twice (3m/2m4f, soft/good to soft), clear second last time; has his first run here and has a particularly good record at Kempton, but he can also be effective elsewhere and this consistent 9yo holds each-way claims.

20/1

2nd

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Flegmatik

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Ran creditably in major 3m handicap here (soft) three weeks ago, taking Kempton form figures to 3110214; scored comfortably on sole C&D attempt (good to soft); well suited by this venue and holds solid claims, for all that he remains on career-high mark.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0-1335 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 161

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who won the King George over C&D in 2020; now 11 and below par at Cheltenham last time but he was a respectable third in the King George prior to that and is just 3lb higher than when winning the Badger Beer Handicap at Wincanton (3m1f, good to firm) in November; could make a bold bid.

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5th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Frodon

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Made all in this race in 2020; fourth in 2021 and third in 2022 (soundly beaten each time); showed last season that he retains considerable spark and he could improve for last month's reappearance third in the Badger Beer at Wincanton, but it's highly likely that this 11yo is vulnerable today.

33/1

3rd

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:25 Wincanton

Frodon

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

High-class chaser with an endless list of big-race wins on the board under his perfect partner Bryony Frost, including a heroic success off the very same mark in this 12 months ago; has an outstanding record when fresh and this venue is made for him (2-2); unlikely to relinquish his crown without a fight, especially should conditions dry out.

100/30

9th

1

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Frodon

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Tremendous front-running chaser down the years, including on testing ground, and ran respectably in major 3m handicap at Kempton most recently; defied top weight at Wincanton (3m1f, good to firm) in November but has never looked like he's crying out for this longer distance; may get outstayed.

14/1

Form: 312-31 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Progressive during last season's novice campaign and has continued the good work this term, posting a career-best when winning by a neck at Ludlow in December (3m, good to soft; also effective on good ground); further improvement is possible, but very much necessary now up in grade.

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1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Bobhopeornohope

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

took keen hold, prominent, jumped slightly left 1st, challenging 5 out, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

14/1

0

1

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Bobhopeornohope

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Usually front runs; perhaps needed his comeback race and he made a bad mistake when pulled up here on final run of last season; it was only four starts ago he was a game winner of this 12 months ago off the same mark and he then ran well in a strong handicap at Kempton; could easily be in the shake up.

7/1

Form: 3-6441 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-2 over C&D, both on good ground, when winning with something to spare here a fortnight ago; he's worth a second look given his record here but a 9lb higher mark may find him out in this hotter race.

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4th

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Killer Kane

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Goes well over C&D and has never won on ground slower than good to soft, so can be excused his recent failures on soft (still ran well here in February); usual tongue-tie left off with the cheekpieces tried once before reinstated; could easily go well.

9/1

12th

25

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Killer Kane

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runs off 3lb lower than when 14l third in this last year (soft), albeit no match for Bill Baxter and Fantastic Lady; has run two good races this term but below his best the last twice; others are more compelling.

25/1

15th

20

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Killer Kane

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Some creditable efforts in defeat since his latest win, at Kempton (3m, good; has form on soft) last February, but he's been on much the same mark all that time so it's rather doubtful whether he's well enough treated for this race; cheekpieces are added.

33/1

Form: P4P-FP C

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Ran well when fourth in this last year (first-time cheekpieces, refitted for the first time this winter) and now 4lb lower; however, he was pulled up on his final outing last season and his two runs this term have yielded a mid-race fall and a heavy defeat (pulled up); something to prove.

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10th

17

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Enrilo

10st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

First past the post in this race in 2021 (disqualified due to interference) and 9lb lower today; this 10yo has run well in defeat on his two outings this year (3m7f/3m4f) but needs something extra in this hotter race; pulled up in this contest in 2022 and an early faller 12 months ago.

25/1

3rd

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Enrilo

11st 13lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, led clearly 3rd

4/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Enrilo

11st 10lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, prominent 3rd

12/1

11/2

Form: 31-861 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Made all in impressive fashion over C&D (soft) last month; he's in a hotter race today and is likely to face greater pressure in front, but given his dominance a 7lb rise could have been worse and it will be no surprise if he plays another leading role; also effective on good ground.

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10th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Annsam

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Last three appearances include 3m wins at Kempton (soft) and Ludlow (good to soft), looking better than ever; not disgraced in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good) in November but doesn't appear to be screaming for this extra distance; career-high mark compounds matters.

10/1

1st

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Annsam

12st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't get home after setting good pace in major handicap at Kempton in February but his very dominant win from the front there (3m, soft) in January is still quite fresh in the mind, and he could be hard to catch here.

11/4

7th

5

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Annsam

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Made all in impressive fashion over C&D (soft) last month; he's in a hotter race today and is likely to face greater pressure in front, but given his dominance a 7lb rise could have been worse and it will be no surprise if he plays another leading role; also effective on good ground.

11/2

Form: -49661 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

He's unexposed in this visor, which he was wearing for the second time when back on good ground and winning at Leicester (2m4f, good) last time; however, he's 5lb higher in this hotter race and is unproven at 3m.

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4th

5

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Jacamar

11st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

raced in last

11/2

3rd

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Jacamar

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

Raced mainly at around 2m4f and is on the downgrade now; went close off his much-reduced mark in four-runner race at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in January but safely held twice since; formerly trained by Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton; now with Hariet Dickin; others preferred.

7/1

5th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Jacamar

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Charlton

held up in rear

8/1

Form: 535021 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won this last year (good to soft) and has run well in Grade 3 handicaps the last twice, coming second at Doncaster (3m, good) then winning at Ascot (3m, good to soft) last Saturday; runs off 8lb higher than at Ascot and has never won off a mark this high but did it in good style and is respected.

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1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Registered valuable 3m wins in February 2022 (Kempton) and 2023 (Ascot) but did not perk up to the same degree this time round as 11yo and has basically not made much impact this term; the other side of the coin is that he's now 10lb below his last winning mark.

14/1

6th

8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

9/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Christian Williams

Ran in this race for the last three years, producing form figures of 519 (disappointing favourite in 2023); recent form suggests he's unlikely to repeat the 2022 success; 8lb out of weights.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: P51-24

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Below best under new owner-rider David Maxwell on last two runs, and this headstrong sort may be vulnerable to stronger stayers at 3m; however, he won over an extended 2m6f at Sandown (good; Grade 2) last April under today's rider Harry Cobden and a case can be made on that form; not ruled out.

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6th

1

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Saint Calvados

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Can sometimes harm his chance by racing too freely but was a high-class chaser in his prime and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when close third in Ayr handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month; drops back to 2m for first time since 2019; respected.

2/1

3rd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Saint Calvados

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won a Grade 2 at Sandown (2m6f, good) last April and has dropped to an attractive mark; not ruled out but this 10yo has been well below his best on his three starts this season and has something to prove.

11/2

2

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Saint Calvados

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Below best under new owner-rider David Maxwell on last two runs, and this headstrong sort may be vulnerable to stronger stayers at 3m; however, he won over an extended 2m6f at Sandown (good; Grade 2) last April under today's rider Harry Cobden and a case can be made on that form; not ruled out.

6/1

Form: 2/34-2 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Progressive in 2020-21 campaign, including a win in this (good ground); runs off the same mark today and ran respectably in a Grade 2 here (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago when back from a long absence; this 11yo could improve for that latest outing and is not discounted.

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3

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Clondaw Castle

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Progressive in 2020-21 campaign, including a win in this (good ground); runs off the same mark today and ran respectably in a Grade 2 here (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago when back from a long absence; this 11yo could improve for that latest outing and is not discounted.

8/1

2nd

6

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton

Clondaw Castle

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Finished 12l second in this race two years ago then went one better in a major 3m handicap here, thus has useful Kempton form; however, lacks recent match practice (absent for 14 months) and may not retain as much ability with him being an 11yo now; check the market clues for confirmation.

16/1

4th

4

20th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Clondaw Castle

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

9yo who produced a career best when upped to 3m and winning a competitive big-field handicap at Kempton in February; bumped into the rejuvenated Clan Des Obeaux in Aintree 3m1f Grade 1 next time, and may have needed last month's reappearance in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby, but was beaten soundly each time and those defeats suggest he's vulnerable today.

33/1

Form: P10-35 C

Last run: 92 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent sort who is unproven over 3m under rules and was tailed off at Newbury in November last time out; however, he's had a break since and his two visits to Kempton have yielded commanding wins (2m4f, good to soft/good), the latest last March; interesting contender now back here.

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3rd

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Killer Clown

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Respectable fifth at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) in September but his run at Newbury next time was laboured and the cheekpieces tried there are now left off; he doesn't look as good as he was.

7/1

7th

1

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Killer Clown

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, prominent after 6th, weakening when not fluent 2 out, tailed off

8/1

5th

4

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Killer Clown

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Stayed on for creditable third in valuable Uttoxeter handicap (2m4f, good) in May and is now 2lb below that mark but has become unreliable and is not as good as he was; others have more appealing profiles.

10/1

Form: 12-11P BF

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Made mistakes when pulled up at Fontwell in December and his jumping will be put under pressure in this higher grade; however, he went to Fontwell on a hat-trick (wins over 2m2f/2m3f) and the step up in trip is an interesting move given he's a half-brother to Grand National winner Minella Times.

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9th

11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Black Gerry

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Has ups and downs but he won all three completions last season (2m1f-2m3f, including on soft); slow to get going this campaign but he's better treated now and his second of five finishers at Plumpton ten days ago was a step in the right direction; needs another, rather larger one today.

20/1

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Black Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

Won this 12 months ago but he arrived here on the back of an Ascot win, whereas this season has yet to get up and going (with and without blinkers); has at least dropped to a good mark.

10/1

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Black Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

Five-time chase winner, including two quite valuable events last April (2m1f/2m3f); back on a good mark now and will be fine on today's ground but has looked out of sorts this season (three runs) and needs a revival.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £622.00
Straight Forecast £534.30
Tricast £5356.50
Trifecta £8745.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Annsam

The Times:

Our Power

D Express:

Cap Du Nord

Telegraph:

Frodon

SPOTLIGHT:

Flegmatik

The Sun:

Saint Calvados

WEST COUNTRY:

Clondaw Castle

TOPSPEED:

Annsam

POSTDATA:

Annsam

Daily Mirror:

Annsam

The Guardian:

Our Power

Daily Record:

Our Power

The Star:

Cap Du Nord

Daily Mail:

Frodon