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Guinness Nitro Surge Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 7f 91y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Guinness Nitro Surge Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -26833 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Series of good runs without winning last season; not been in quite the same form this time; however, these conditions are ideal and on a good mark now; each-way chance.

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

1st

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Cash To Ash

10st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders on outer

9/1

5

11th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Cash To Ash

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

3rd

2

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:20 Wetherby

Cash To Ash

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Has a record of 0-10 at Wetherby but last four attempts over C&D have resulted in form figures of 2223, most recently third on latest outing; held by East Street on that effort but should give his running; second in this race two years ago.

11/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5-6128 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won at Wetherby in December (3m, soft) and a decent second off this 7lb high mark at Doncaster next time (3m, good); bit disappointing last time but is a course winner and not out of it.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Burrows Diamond

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

prominent, not fluent 10th, pressed leader 13th, disputed lead 15th, soon led, clear 3 out, faced challenge last, kept on but headed run-in, no extra towards finish

14/1

2nd

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

12:55 Aintree

Burrows Diamond

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sue Smith

prominent behind clear leader, headway 4 out, went second after 2 out, weakened run-in

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2-3422 CD BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Not that easy to win with (2-16 over fences), but has finished runner-up in chases at Market Rasen on last two starts, following wind surgery; worth considering.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

Form: 21-5FP C

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

These conditions suit and was in contention when coming down two out in 4m Borders National two runs ago; not so good last time but could bounce back.

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4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Niceandeasy

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Stayed on gamely to score at Kelso (3m2f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in November but was below that form the following month (albeit on heavy ground) and has become difficult to predict; younger rivals appeal more.

12/1

5th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Niceandeasy

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Returned to hurdling for last two starts and it paid off last time when he was always front rank to win seven-runner race at Kelso (3m2f, soft; acts on heavy); tongue tied for the first time that day, so maybe he's turned a corner; back up 3lb but his form of previous seasons (up to last December) was significantly better.

4/1

Form: 26-316 C BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Not particularly consistent; winner at Ayr in January (2m4f, heavy), but well beaten on same course next time (reportedly lost a shoe); now goes over 3m again (not at his best on previous runs at the trip).

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0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

13:30 Aintree

Donnas Double

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Inconsistent during last season's first chasing campaign but he posted a win at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and was a very close third there (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's reappearance; remains lightly raced and is not ruled out in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: P-4536 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who was a good third at Market Rasen in December (3m3f, good to soft; Geryville second); fared less well in a better race last time; chance down in grade.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

23

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Small Present

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Third in the 3m3f Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen (good to soft) on Boxing Day suggested he can be a thorough stayer but he's not fired in the same way in his three starts since; cheekpieces (tried once last term, ran poorly) return; 8lb out of the handicap.

50/1

5

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Small Present

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sue Smith

9th

10

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Small Present

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Thorough stayer whose best form this season came when third over 3m3f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; hammered a distance in his two subsequent starts and looks vulnerable.

10/1

Form: 11P-3P CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Haydock last time but a good third of four in a useful handicap at Ayr prior to that (3m, heavy); cheekpieces now tried; chance.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Omar Maretti

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won four-runner race by a street at Catterick (3m1f; 1lb higher today) in February; not so good when third in his two starts since (also on heavy) and does not look the percentage call.

11/2

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Omar Maretti

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Maintained unbeaten record at Catterick when winning four-runner race (3m1f, heavy) in February; beaten nearly 14l when third at Newbury (3m2f, heavy) last time but that was still a fair run; might not be far away.

11/2

Form: 3-682P CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Went up 26lb for his five wins last season; has struggled a bit this time but was a good second of three finishers at Kelso in January (2m7f, heavy); tried in blinkers for the Eider here last time but never travelled; headgear on again.

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4th

1

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Bavington Bob

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Ann Hamilton

prominent, lost position gradually from 10th, pushed along 13th, outpaced 4 out

7/2

6th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

15:35 Kelso

Bavington Bob

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Ann Hamilton

midfield on outer

16/1

3

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Bavington Bob

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

in rear on outer

8/1

Form: P0-0P4 D

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 11lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Veteran; formerly a smart staying chaser but not as good these days and has plenty to prove after some lack lustre efforts this term; heavy ground suits him well.

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4

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Blaklion

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead

14/1

4th

2

30th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:07 Haydock

Blaklion

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, blundered 5th, pushed along and headed 4 out, weakened from 3 out

13/2

Form: 9-5P38 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Fair third at Musselburgh two runs back (3m, soft); last win (over C&D) was back in December 2020; others preferred.

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8

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

The Ferry Master

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won off 3lb higher at Kelso (2m5f) last May but has proved far from consistent otherwise in recent times; distant third over C&D last month and needs to improve on that form.

16/1

3rd

4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:22 Doncaster

The Ferry Master

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

Won a four-runner handicap off this mark at Kelso in May but his form has been patchy in recent seasons; pulled up the last twice.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £350.00
Straight Forecast £399.10
Tricast £1688.90
Trifecta £2268.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Geryville

Telegraph:

Small Present

TOPSPEED:

Cash To Ash

Daily Mail:

Burrows Diamond

The Star:

Bavington Bob

SPOTLIGHT:

Omar Maretti

Daily Mirror:

The Ferry Master

D Express:

Small Present

The Guardian:

Geryville

The Sun:

Geryville

Daily Record:

Geryville

The Times:

Cash To Ash