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Vertem – Very Different Stockbrokers Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 4
  • 0 runners
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Vertem – Very Different Stockbrokers Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00

Form: -75122 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Belatedly off the mark over fences in 2m4f handicap here in November (good to soft) and good seconds since, bumping into smart one at Doncaster latterly; long time since he last ran over 2m; had wind op.

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

3rd

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Baron De Midleton

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, pressed leader 2nd, good jump to lead 4th, went clear and going best 2 out, reduced lead home turn, headed last, weakened and lost second run-in

4/9

3rd

3

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Beaten favourite (behind Foveros) in similar event at Leicester in January, having made a bad mistake three out; respectable form in handicaps otherwise this year, third at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) latest; leading chance provided he runs to his rating.

6/4

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

11yo who has a patchy profile nowadays and was a disappointing favourite in a claimer at Leicester last time, but he was travelling well when making a bad mistake three out and won a handicap at Market Rasen earlier last month; not discounted.

7/1

Form: 21-231 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in France (2m1f/2m6f); has made a good start for his current team and following wind surgery he made a lot of the running in a small field at Doncaster (2m4f, good); only 2lb higher and expect another positive ride returned to 2m.

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

2nd

2

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:18 Newcastle

Heroique De Maulde

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Dual chase winner in France (2m1f/2m6f); has made a good start for his current team and following wind surgery he made a lot of the running in a small field at Doncaster (2m4f, good); only 2lb higher and expect another positive ride returned to 2m.

6/4

1st

6

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

16:00 Doncaster

Heroique De Maulde

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

prominent, led before 4th, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed inside final 110yds, stayed on

2/1

3rd

8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:35 Newcastle

Heroique De Maulde

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

travelled strongly, prominent

3/1

Form: 3P-62F D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Did well to finish second on chase debut (2m4f, heavy) given how freely he raced; again took good hold before fading at Uttoxeter (good to soft); did his winning over hurdles at this shorter trip; should go well if remaining on his feet.

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

3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

13:47 Hereford

Chanceux

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Campaigned in Class 3 contests this term, winning twice (including over C&D) in December; form dipped in last two starts but he has possibilities in this lower grade granted a rebound; all wins on good/good to soft.

11/4

3rd

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Chanceux

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, struggling after 4 out

5/1

4th

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Chanceux

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept to shorter trips since going close over 2m3f at Stratford (heavy) last April but he needed every yard of 2m at Doncaster after Christmas when following up a Hereford win; versatile tactically and can have a say.

7/2

Form: 13-3P6 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Two wins last season, including a novice handicap over C&D on this card (good to soft); 6lb lower than that day but needs to revive after a slow start to this season.

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

6th

4

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Oscars Leader

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Has won off higher marks and Bangor last time represented a welcome return to form; won't mind any rain and is entitled to go well.

7/2

2nd

3

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Oscars Leader

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

Won two chases last season but hasn't really fired this term (four runs); comes here after finishing last of four in refitted cheekpieces at Newcastle last month; visor refitted today; needs to up his game.

8/1

4th

4

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:18 Newcastle

Oscars Leader

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins last season, including a novice handicap over C&D on this card (good to soft); 6lb lower than that day but needs to revive after a slow start to this season.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £80.00
Straight Forecast £100.50
Trifecta £158.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Heroique De Maulde

SPOTLIGHT:

Chanceux

Daily Mirror:

Baron De Midleton

POSTDATA:

Heroique De Maulde

The Times:

Heroique De Maulde

Telegraph:

Heroique De Maulde

The Guardian:

Heroique De Maulde

Daily Mail:

Heroique De Maulde

D Express:

Heroique De Maulde

Daily Record:

Heroique De Maulde

TOPSPEED:

Chanceux

The Star:

Chanceux