Home / March 12 / 16:10 Warwick

16:10 Warwick

Soft

Carol’s, Eddie’s & Dan’s Special Birthdays Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 3m 5f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
RTV
View Course
Carol’s, Eddie’s & Dan’s Special Birthdays Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 863254 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won on his first four visits here (including the last two runnings of this) and it was the Grade 3 Classic Chase in which he lost his unbeaten course record in January; was still a fair fifth, however, and he's since been a solid fourth at Ludlow (3m); strong claims now back up in trip and back here.

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

2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Volcano

11st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

Has gained most wins at Warwick, the last three over 3m5f; best effort this term came over same distance in cross-country race at Cheltenham; drops back in grade off a workable mark but this doesn't look an ideal scenario; 0-4 at Hereford.

11/4

0

14

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Volcano

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Often front-runs; Warwick specialist with five wins from six appearances and two of those wins were over 3m5f (one on soft); the defeat, however, came in this race last year (heavy) when beaten 16l in a respectable fifth; best to forgive this season (way out of the weights on Cheltenham cross-country on last two starts) but 2lb wrong today and this task looks a bit too tough.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1-2132

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Progressive 9yo who won three times last year (2m4f-3m3f, soft/good to soft) and stayed on well for a head second in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Carlisle (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago; today's marathon test could be right up his street and he's firmly in calculations.

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

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

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 12/46

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Returned from a very long absence in November and has been soundly beaten on her first two chase starts; however, this very lightly raced 8yo is in top hands and was runner-up in a Grade 2 novice hurdle in 2020; the first-time cheekpieces could be a positive and she's not written off.

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

3

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Wild Romance

11st 13lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

3/1

3rd

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Wild Romance

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from a very long absence in November and has been soundly beaten on her first two chase starts; however, this very lightly raced 8yo is in top hands and was runner-up in a Grade 2 novice hurdle in 2020; the first-time cheekpieces could be a positive and she's not written off.

10/1

6th

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 3

13:57 Uttoxeter

Wild Romance

11st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 4th, ridden 11th, weakened 12th

6/1

Form: 12-424

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Made a promising start to his chasing career last term, including a win at Taunton (2m7f, soft), and he was a good second at Southwell (3m2f, good) in January; not quite at his best at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month but could still have more to offer over fences, especially now up in trip.

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

1st

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Jaytee

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

made all

6/1

2nd

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

Pulled up over fences at Ludlow last month but left that run miles behind when exploiting lower hurdle mark over this C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on soft ground; having gone up 5lb he remains well treated on this year's best chase form and holds leading claims.

8/13

1st

2

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

He's well treated on chase form this May/June and perhaps he needed the run at Ludlow last month (pulled up); however, he has to leave that performance miles behind and all of his best efforts have come over fences.

12/1

Form: 2-342P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Bangor last month and it's hard to be overly confident after that, but he was running well previously and is now 5lb lower than when an 8l second to Volcano in this race last year; capable of a bold show.

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

1st

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

7/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Not the horse of old (winless since December 2020) and a poor run last month to forgive; in the frame in a Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire (last year) and two London Nationals over the years, however, and ought not fail for stamina; first ever drop into a class 5 handicap.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 3F-459

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October 2021 and did well to finish fourth there (3m, soft) last November having made a bad early mistake; well beaten the next twice and arrives with something to prove, but perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will prompt a return to form; well treated if so.

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

0

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Hold That Taught

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Hasn't threatened when tackling similar trips to this in the past but he won over Carlisle's stiff 3m2f in October 2021 and has been in rude health this season with 3m wins at Ascot (good) and Bangor (heavy); well worth another go at this sort of distance and could be a key player.

13/2

8

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Hold That Taught

11st 5lb

T: Venetia Williams

1st

5

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Hold That Taught

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Venetia Williams

Never really got going last season but exploited some help from the handicapper when keeping on well to score at Ascot (3m, good) three weeks ago; subsequent 3lb rise does not look excessive and today's slower ground will also suit; good chance.

9/4

Form: 6P-449

Last run: 64 days

W: 12st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

12yo who hasn't been at his best on his three runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance in the veterans' final at Sandown in January last time and he's now 8lb lower than when a fair sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National; stays well and is not ruled out.

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

8

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Prime Venture

11st 9lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 3lb lower than when winning last season's Veterans' Final at Sandown (3m, heavy) and wasn't beaten far in this year's edition of that contest but has become very unreliable and ran no race at Warwick yesterday.

16/1

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Prime Venture

12st 2lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

12yo who hasn't been at his best on his three runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance in the veterans' final at Sandown in January last time and he's now 8lb lower than when a fair sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National; stays well and is not ruled out.

11/1

9th

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Prime Venture

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won this race last year by 9l on heavy going; has the same mark today, having failed to get near that form since but he was 50-1 in two top handicaps last April and this season's two runs were over hurdles; it would not be a shock were he to surge back to form this afternoon.

4/1

Form: 1-1P37

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Front-runner won four in a row in the first half of last year (2m7f-3m, good-heavy) and was fair third at Chepstow in October; however, he was soundly beaten at Exeter the following month and it's hard to be confident on the back of that latest performance.

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

2nd

3

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

19:40 Chepstow

Gats And Co

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: David Brace

Won four in a row (including this race) and quickly developed into a useful chaser during purple patch in 2022; was not firing on all cylinders last summer and fell at first fence when reappearing in a point in January but still has possibilities at this level.

9/2

8th

12

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Worcester

Gats And Co

10st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Landed a four-timer in February-June last year but hasn't fired in the same way since; down the weights when twice runner-up this May/June before a heavy defeat over C&D on latest start; cheekpieces (worn on last four starts) are removed; 9lb out of the handicap.

40/1

Form: 4P-3P3 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

11yo who has been inconsistent across his eight starts since winning the 3m6f Devon National at Exeter in February 2021 but he was a fair third over hurdles there last month and is on a handy mark; possible contender.

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

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Samuel Jackson

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Veteran who is very well suited by this track and won't fail through lack of stamina; proved he retains some ability when respectable fourth at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in January but was pulled up on three of his last four appearances and it's hard to predict whether he'll fancy the job today.

12/1

6

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Samuel Jackson

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Now a 12yo and he's struggling to recapture his best form, with a remote fourth at Warwick no real indication that he's about to turn a corner.

16/1

4th

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Samuel Jackson

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

It was over hurdles that he pulled up on his comeback and this is more his game, though he also failed to complete on his final two chases of last season; has just turned 12 and might do well to get his form back.

20/1

Form: 2U-112 BF

Last run: 270 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won at Bangor (3m, good) last May on third start for this yard and followed up there (3m, good to soft) ten days later; second at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) in June and absent since; he may be okay on the forecast soft ground, and at this new trip, but he has to be at his very best after nine months off.

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

9th

15

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Daranova

10st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Generally very disappointing since his quick double at Bangor in May 2022, and was over 30l behind Tom Creen when fifth of sixth over C&D (good to soft) in January; revival needed.

25/1

5th

9

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

12:30 Southwell

Daranova

10st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Won two 3m chases at Bangor in 2022; patchy form since; well treated and capable of going well but needs to bounce back after being pulled up last time.

20/1

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 £160.00
Straight Forecast £192.00
Tricast £1333.20
Trifecta £1287.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Volcano

Telegraph:

Destiny Is All

TOPSPEED:

Samuel Jackson

POSTDATA:

Eclair De Guye

RP Ratings:

Prime Venture

The Star:

Destiny Is All

Daily Record:

Destiny Is All

The Times:

Volcano

Daily Mail:

Volcano

Daily Mirror:

Volcano

The Sun:

Volcano

WEST COUNTRY:

Samuel Jackson

D Express:

Samuel Jackson