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15:50 Kempton

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7076.54
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -63372

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Back on song when staying on for a neck second off this mark at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) on Monday; he was clear of the third and could play a leading role if this doesn't come too soon.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Animal

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Suzy Smith

Thorough stayer who has been largely in good form this season, and his win at Sandown (3m, soft) in December has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; had an excuse when below par on his latest outing (bled) and he still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.

8/1

5th

6

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Animal

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Suzy Smith

Continuing the good work, winning over C&D (soft; unraced on heavy) in December before solid places at Market Rasen (3m3f) and Lingfield (3m5f); should go well again.

11/4

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4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3/32-2

Last run: 115 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won a good-ground novice hurdle in May 2019; just four runs since but he's been placed over fences each time, most recently when second to a highly progressive winner at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last November; player.

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1st

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Richard J Bandey

Tired in the latter stages over 3m3f last month; opened his chase account at Haydock (3m1f, heavy; narrow win) the time before and has proved largely consistent; possibilities back down in trip, provided he takes well to first-time headgear.

15/8

3rd

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

disputed lead, led narrowly before 6th, hit 11th

2/1

1st

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

14:00 Haydock

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Yet to win over fences but plenty of sound runs to his credit, including on reappearance when third at Wetherby (3m, heavy; jockey dropped his whip on home turn); a possible

9/4

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: P-P514

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

11yo who has an up-and-down profile and failed to threaten at Plumpton in January last time; however, prior to that he won there (3m1f, soft) in December and was second in this race last year (good); not discounted.

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8th

4

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Uallrightharry

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Veteran who returned to form with front-running win in small-field C&D (heavy) contest in March; remains well handicapped on older form and will be fine on today's faster ground, but was pulled up at Stratford last month and needs to bounce back again.

14/1

7

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Uallrightharry

11st 7lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

Back in form last month, making all to beat Lightonthewing by 14l in four-runner race at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy); also suited by less testing ground but it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood again.

8/1

1st

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:17 Fontwell

Uallrightharry

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Karen Jewell

C&D winner who is well handicapped on last season's best efforts but this 12yo has struggled more recently and a major turnaround is needed.

20/1

Form: -PF344 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Wincanton four weeks ago on his first run since wind surgery; however, it's possible the good ground didn't suit and he's down to the same mark as when winning at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last February; not ruled out now back on a slower surface.

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4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Edeiffs Elton

11st 12lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here in November and this would be more his trip (all three career wins at this track at 3m1f/3m2f); has won on soft but has twice disappointed on heavy.

5/1

0

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Edeiffs Elton

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here last month and he can build on that now back up in trip and back in his usual cheekpieces, with his three career wins having come here over 3m1f/3m2f; respected.

11/2

Form: 62-5P5 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in December 2021 and now 10lb lower; however, following an absence this 10yo has struggled on his three starts this season and the cheekpieces need to have a dramatic effect.

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3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Mister Murchan

11st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

No longer the force of old but was runner-up twice on heavy ground last month, latterly off today's mark over C&D; can give another good account providing the ground does not become too lively for him.

4/1

2nd

1

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Mister Murchan

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

led, increased tempo before 10th, faced challenge 4 out, headed before 3 out, rallied after 2 out, led again approaching last, headed final 110yds, no extra towards finish

13/8

2nd

5

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:32 Lingfield

Mister Murchan

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

jumped well, led, briefly headed 8th, pushed along and went clear with winner 3 out, 2 lengths ahead last, ridden run-in, hung left and idled final 110yds, headed towards finish, kept on

8/1

Form: -22141 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

10yo who has continued to progress this season and won at Kelso (2m7f, heavy) in January; didn't quite stay when nevertheless a creditable fourth at Musselburgh (3m7f, good to soft) last month, and he was 3l up when left alone two out to win at Ayr (3m, good) last Saturday; solid claims.

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4th

4

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Just Dont Know

12st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Paul Robson

Should be vulnerable at these weights but at least he comes here on the back of a solid effort in defeat in a 3m2f heavy-ground handicap at Kelso; mostly consistent last season as well.

10/1

2nd

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Just Dont Know

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Paul Robson

Scored over 2m7f on heavy ground here in January and was close/clear second on good ground over that trip here in May; made low-key reappearance here (2m5f) last month but might have needed that outing and will be better suited by today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

Form: 061315

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Made chase debut in December and won over 2m4f at Wincanton (good to soft) on two of his first three runs over fences; it's possible this trip will be within range and the drop to 1m7f didn't suit at Wincanton last month, but it's hard to be confident on the back of that last run.

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4th

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Harlem Soul

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Won twice over 2m4f in 2022-23 season but was out of form last term and is yet to convince stamina-wise over this sort of trip; drops in grade today but still needs to up his game.

14/1

8th

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Harlem Soul

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Won twice over 2m4f at Wincanton last season (both times on good to soft) but has been out of form this term; needs to turn things around.

25/1

Form: 51-PF0 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Plumpton last January but this 10yo has failed to shine this winter and needs to get back on track.

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0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Putdecashonthedash

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Keiran Burke

Defied a 17lb higher mark nearly two years ago but has shown precious little in the meantime.

16/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Putdecashonthedash

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Has dropped to a mark 12lb lower than when winning at Plumpton in January 2022 but this 10yo has struggled subsequently.

50/1

Form: -1132P D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won his first two chase starts last autumn (2m3f/2m7f, good/good to soft) and close second at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in January; perhaps unsuited by the first-time visor when pulled up at Fontwell last month and could go well if taking to the first-time cheekpieces today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Kempton

Ozzie Man

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Won his first two chase starts last autumn (2m3f/2m7f, good/good to soft) and close second at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in January; perhaps unsuited by the first-time visor when pulled up at Fontwell last month and could go well if taking to the first-time cheekpieces today.

7/1

5

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Ozzie Man

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in last, reminder when slow jump 1st, struggling 11th, pulled up after 13th, never going well

11/8

2nd

7

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

14:15 Huntingdon

Ozzie Man

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

He went up 6lb for beating only three rivals in his second chase at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) and he never threatened to bring up the hat-trick at Plumpton (3m1f); might be capable of better than he showed there and Caoilin Quinn's claim is welcomed; has won over this trip on good ground.

7/2

Form: 2-4P83

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Well backed when back over fences in first-time blinkers (retained) at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) last month and kept on nicely for third; won over 3m1f over hurdles and he's on the shortlist now back up in trip.

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5th

11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Im A Starman

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Mark Rimell

towards rear

14/1

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Non-runners

Northern Poet, Ozzie Man

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Payout
Exacta £165.00
Straight Forecast £154.00
Tricast £1077.40
Trifecta £1190.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Southern Sam

The Guardian:

Northern Poet

POSTDATA:

Ozzie Man

The Times:

Harlem Soul

The Star:

Putdecashonthedash

Daily Mirror:

Northern Poet

The Sun:

Southern Sam

Daily Record:

Southern Sam