Home / February 28 / 14:00 Leicester

14:00 Leicester

Good To Firm

Fernie Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 201y
  • Class 4
  • 3 runners
RTV
View Course
Fernie Handicap Chase

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.58

Form: -77512 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point; did well to concede nearly two stone to a previous and subsequent winner on C&D chase debut (good to firm); another good effort despite going down narrowly at Huntingdon last week as the winner looked quite well treated on his hurdle form; solid off the same mark.

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

5th

4

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Great HeartJac

11st 1lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fair hurdler/chaser who was 2-5 over fences last season; not at best at Ayr last month but will be suited by today's trip/ground and has pretty good chance at the weights on this hurdling return; cheekpieces added.

11/4

4th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Great HeartJac

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Two small-field wins at Leicester (2m, good to firm/good) from his first three chase starts and again ran well when second of four at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) 12 days ago; needs another step forward here but that's possible, especially if good ground prevails; tongue-tie goes on.

6/1

3

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Great HeartJac

11st 10lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Going great guns in 2m handicap chases, winning two of first three starts (on good to firm/good); failed to find much in one 2m4f handicap but, as an Irish point winner, he should stay this far over fences; ran well when runner-up at Market Rasen yesterday.

100/30

Form: 11-PPP CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won three of his final four chase starts at about 2m last season once fitted with headgear but in dire form this winter, with and without cheekpieces, pulling up each time; soft ground shouldn't have been a problem as he's won on heavy; an enigma but is rapidly becoming very well treated.

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

8

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

File Illico

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Four-time chase winner, who is very well treated on old form but his last success was two years ago; perked up with a creditable third at Hereford (2m5f) in January but he failed to back that up last time and others are more convincing.

16/1

Form: 71-440 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won three chases at about 2m1f between July 2021 and April 2022, on good and good to soft, but his three subsequent efforts over fences and hurdles haven't been too special; is at least below his latest winning chase mark.

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

6

27th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 4

15:55 Cartmel

Cenotice

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Best effort for a long time when second at Southwell last month, in first-time cheekpieces; all wins at much shorter but that latest run was at 2m4f+; remains on an attractive mark and one to consider strongly.

4/1

2nd

8

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:10 Southwell

Cenotice

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

midfield, lost position and dropped to rear 8th

16/1

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Cenotice

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Yet to hit top gear this season and, although he was only beaten about 5l, it's questionable what he achieved when last of three at Leicester (2m, good) last month; however, it's worth noting he's now 6lb lower than when winning over C&D last April.

8/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £19.00
Straight Forecast £21.10
Trifecta £22.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

File Illico