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14:35 Fontwell

Soft

BetGoodwin Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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BetGoodwin Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.20
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 2-2327

Last run: 76 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Placed four times from five starts over hurdles/fences in France (2m1f-2m4f), but ran poorly on stable debut at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Day; underwent wind surgery soon afterwards and interesting to see how he fares in the market on return.

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3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

King Turgeon

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Jumped well and posted a good front-running effort at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month, going down by only a neck (clear of remainder; off 3lb lower); likely player provided he remains in similar form.

5/1

2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

King Turgeon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

jumped well, led, briefly headed 4th

10/1

5th

2

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

King Turgeon

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Can make the running; won his only start here (last March, on heavy); ridden this season by Gearoid Harney; stayed on best to collect at Exeter (3m, good to soft) but he's been beaten about 25l in his two starts since; mixed messages.

10/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 444-32 BF

Last run: 123 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Yet to win a race, but he ran well in both starts after returning from wind surgery in the autumn with a tongue-tie fitted, finishing runner-up on his debut over regulation fences at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in November despite jumping left; that form has worked out well and he has run well in soft ground, so respected if ready to go after another absence.

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2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

Ballybeen

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Yet to register a victory but he was in very good nick until coming in a below-par third of four in 2m4f Plumpton handicap chase 34 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back.

5/2

3rd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Ballybeen

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Reliable maiden; just unfortunate he's run up against improving chasers on last two starts, when front-running at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, good); bold bid likely but again faces up-and-coming rivals.

4/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Ballybeen

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Now 0-13 but regularly knocks on the door and he only narrowly failed to make all at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) a month ago when ridden by Dylan Johnston; coped well with the rise in grade there (to a Class 3 from Class 5) and has a big chance here.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: -2U243 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who didn't appear to quite get home when third of eight in a better race here (3m4f. good to soft) last time, but this trip looks a bare minimum for him now,; testing ground would bring his stamina into play, though, and respected back at this level with cheekpieces given a go.

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1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Echo Watt

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

led but pestered, not fluent 7th, headed but pressed leader after 10th, soon pushed along and lost position, weakened after 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

9/2

3rd

6

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Echo Watt

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Stays 3m5f; three of four wins were on heavy, the other on soft; latest was in January 2021 and although runner-up in two of his three completions this term, he needs to bounce back from a modest show just before Christmas.

10/1

Form: P-235P

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

More bad days than good since winning at Wincanton (3m1f, good) at the end of 2021 (pulled up there last month) with his jumping often leaving plenty to be desired; won on heavy ground over hurdles in his younger days and drops in grade, but has too much to prove at present.

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4

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Butterwick Brook

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right throughout, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 4th, reminder when detached after 6th, ridden and got behind after 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

12/1

5

18th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Butterwick Brook

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

Had more bad days than good ones since winning over C&D in December 2021 and he didn't jump well enough to land any sort of blow back here 16 days ago (second run in blinkers); not easily recommended with any degree of confidence.

11/2

5th

14

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Butterwick Brook

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

C&D winner who reappeared with encouraging second at Chepstow (2m7f) in October and he bumped into a highly progressive winner when a fair third here (2m4f) in November; might not be far away now back up in trip but he's won just one of his 14 chase starts, which tempers enthusiasm.

12/1

Form: P7-114 BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts over fences on a soft surface at Lingfield (2m/2m4f) after joining this yard in the autumn, but blew out badly in his hat-trick bid at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in December (several fences omitted due to low sun); still early days and a player if the three-month absence has revived him.

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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Walk In The Wild

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Not beaten far when third of four at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on last season's form but has basically become disappointing; needs latest headgear switch to perk him up.

7/1

Form: -313U1 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Handy sort who is 2-4 since going chasing, winning at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Day and recording an impressive success over this C&D (good) last month; up 7lb, but the second horse from last time has won since and he shouldn't mind what the weather does; strong chance.

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3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lightonthewing

11st 8lb

J: James Turner

T: Sue Gardner

No match for revitalised veteran Uallrightharry when second at Fontwell last month but won consecutive races on slow ground beforehand (3m1f/3m) and is unexposed over marathon trips; enters calculations.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £642.00
Straight Forecast £524.60
Trifecta £534.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Echo Watt

SPOTLIGHT:

Lightonthewing

RP Ratings:

Ballybeen

The Sun:

Walk In The Wild

D Express:

Ballybeen

Daily Record:

Ballybeen

WEST COUNTRY:

Lightonthewing

The Guardian:

Lightonthewing

Daily Mirror:

Lightonthewing

POSTDATA:

Echo Watt

The Times:

Echo Watt

Telegraph:

Echo Watt

Daily Mail:

Echo Watt

The Star:

Echo Watt