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At The Races App Form Study Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 4f 115y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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At The Races App Form Study Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 5-3534

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful winning hurdler who has shown similar form to make the frame three times over fences this season, finishing a creditable fourth of six at Plumpton (2m4f) 32 days ago; can go well again eased 1lb.

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

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Dreaming Blue

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right throughout, prominent, led 4th, jumped badly right from 8th, went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 436P84 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Three-time scorer over hurdles last season but she's yet to fire over fences, well-held fourth in 2m Southwell handicap chase 37 days ago; others appeal more.

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

1st

2

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Sainte Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Beat male rivals at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last time, opening her chase account at the seventh attempt; still well treated on hurdles form; big player provided she's as effective in first-time cheekpieces.

13/8

1st

3

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:18 Chepstow

Sainte Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

Generally very disappointing since switched to chasing in the autumn but suggested she might be ready to exploit some significant help from the handicapper when second at Doncaster (2m4f, good) last month and must be considered here.

7/4

2nd

8

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

15:15 Doncaster

Sainte Doctor

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

Three-time scorer over hurdles last season but she's yet to fire over fences, well-held fourth in 2m Southwell handicap chase 37 days ago; others appeal more.

12/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -21344 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Scored at Ayr in November and has remained in good form since, fourth in 2m5f handicap there last month; one for the shortlist.

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

2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Grand Voyage

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Has come a fair way down the weights and the signs were a little more promising when beaten 12l at Carlisle last week (2m4f, heavy); still didn't really threaten from off the pace.

7/1

Form: 1-3622 D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced point winner who has made a promising start in this sphere, runner-up in 2m5f Hereford handicap chase last month despite jumping left at final two fences; weighted to go well off an unchanged mark with this switch to a left-handed track also a likely plus.

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

3rd

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

Striking Out

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Oliver

Hurdles winner who has finished runner-up in three of his five completed starts over fences, including when beaten a neck at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago (clear of the third); 4lb rise not the end of the world, though he still has to prove himself on soft ground or worse.

5/4

Form: 19329

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

In good form over hurdles until only ninth in 3m Doncaster handicap (jockey said gelding made a respiratory noise) in January; winning pointer so can't be discounted now going chasing.

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

7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

14:15 Hexham

Macavity

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent

16/1

Form: 22-331 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful hurdler who has improved with each of his three runs over fences this term, landing 2m5f Sedgefield handicap in January; that form has worked out very well so he's a player despite taking a 5lb rise.

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

5th

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Son Of The Somme

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Hurdle/chase winner for Brian Ellison; no match for a progressive winner at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) but that was a positive start for this yard; unreliable in the past but if holding his form he could be the answer.

100/30

2nd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Son Of The Somme

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

9yo who is not easy to predict but he was a good second over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good) in January, on his final run for Brian Ellison; now returns to fences but he won in this sphere (2m5f, soft) last winter and could be dangerous for new yard.

6/1

2nd

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Son Of The Somme

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Back to form in first-time blinkers (retained since) when close third over 3m on good to soft at Ayr in November; backward steps at Cheltenham and Catterick since, however.

12/1

Form: 6-5P56

Last run: 243 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Winless over hurdles/fences and out of sorts for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in the summer; changed hands for £7,500 and not discounted on first run for new yard with Brian Hughes up.

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

3

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Pats Pick

11st 9lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: L J Morgan

Out of sorts last summer for Stuart Crawford; changed hands for £7,500 in September and pulled up at 66-1 when next seen at Doncaster in March; dropped another 5lb since but has questions to answer.

25/1

2

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

15:15 Doncaster

Pats Pick

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Winless over hurdles/fences and out of sorts for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in the summer; changed hands for £7,500 and not discounted on first run for new yard with Brian Hughes up.

16/1

3

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Pats Pick

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Yet to add to his bumper success over hurdles/fences and he was well below par in Tipperary novice chase for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in July; has since changed hands for £7500 and he can't be ruled out for his new yard.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 112-4F BF

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m hurdle winner last term who was shaping encouragingly on his chasing debut when falling four out (still in touch) in 2m1f Bangor handicap in November; gone well fresh before so can't be ruled out.

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

3rd

4

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

17:00 Hereford

Petty Cash

11st 7lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Dual 2m hurdle winner in early 2022, the latest a handicap off this mark; was pulled up at Warwick last month after a year on the sidelines so current wellbeing is an issue.

14/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Petty Cash

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Dual 2m hurdle winner in early 2022 but fell in his first two chases and now reverts to hurdling after a one-year absence; given a chance by the handicapper but entitled to benefit from this outing.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £259.00
Straight Forecast £233.00
Tricast £1095.30
Trifecta £1449.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Son Of The Somme

RP Ratings:

Striking Out

TOPSPEED:

Dreaming Blue

Telegraph:

Petty Cash

The Guardian:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Mail:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Mirror:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Record:

Son Of The Somme

The Times:

Striking Out

The Sun:

Striking Out

The Star:

Striking Out

POSTDATA:

Dreaming Blue

D Express:

Dreaming Blue