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Guinness Surge Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4541.66
  • 2m 7f 91y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Guinness Surge Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 8-4243

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

0-10, but has run well on most starts this season, last time finishing third off a 2lb lower mark at Ayr (3m, good to soft; fourth and fifth have won since); conditions suit; chance.

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5

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Maid Of Houxty

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Off the mark at the 11th attempt when battling well to beat a clear second in a Newcastle handicap (2m7f, heavy) last month; this is a deeper race but a 3lb rise looks fair and she's open to more progress over fences; big player.

7/2

1st

3

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Maid Of Houxty

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer

6/4

3rd

6

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Maid Of Houxty

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Nine-race maiden; built upon her seasonal/chase debut when second of five at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but looked rather laboured when well-held fourth at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day and will need to show a bit more zest here.

8/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: F448-0

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; ordinary form over hurdles for present yard including with cheekpieces last time; on a good mark and now back over fences following wind surgery; fell on last two chase runs in France; worth a market look.

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3rd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Le Grand Vert

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Winning hurdler in France; 0-14 over fences but good to see him post solid back-to-back efforts in defeat the last twice at about 3m; unlikely to be far away.

11/2

2nd

6

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Le Grand Vert

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

raced in last

4/1

2nd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Le Grand Vert

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Inconsistent and made it 0-10 in Britain when down the field at Sedgefield; however, he's now 5lb lower than when a fair third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) two starts ago and is not written off in a reapplied tongue-tie (worn when winning in France) and first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

13/2

Form: -P5P0F

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden who is 4lb out of the handicap; would be a surprise winner.

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11

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Diamond Road

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Jean McGregor

Modest hurdler/chaser who is 11lb out of the handicap and would be a surprise winner.

50/1

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Diamond Road

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Jean McGregor

Struggled off lowly mark in Newcastle handicap chase on latest outing in November and is now 0-17 under all codes; 5lb out of the weights here; tongue-tie refitted; can't be recommended.

50/1

0

9

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Diamond Road

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Jean McGregor

12-race maiden; not seen since keeping on for remote third over C&D (heavy) in March and makes very limited appeal from 4lb out of the weights.

33/1

Form: 6-031P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Best form for present yard when narrow winner at Wetherby in January (3m, soft) when ridden by Emma Smith-Chaston; not so good either side of that and a bit to prove now.

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9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ballynagran

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

Two wins over fences, the latest off a 6lb higher mark over C&D last May (good to soft); decent effort from out of the handicap when second at Wetherby last time (3m, soft; visor on instead of blinkers); same headgear here; a possible.

9/1

2nd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Ballynagran

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

C&D winner; scored at Hexham (3m, good to soft) last May and is well treated on that form, but he's been pulled up or tailed off on all six starts since; a dramatic revival is required; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

25/1

9th

10

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

17:10 Wetherby

Ballynagran

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Joanne Foster

Won twice over fences in first half of last year, including here (3m, soft); well handicapped on that form but he's struggled since his last win last May and has plenty to prove now back over hurdles.

25/1

Form: U-6143 CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three runs over C&D, latest success coming in November (soft); hasn't fared quite so well since but an obvious contender now back on her favourite track.

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10

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Nick Kent

0-10 over hurdles; all three chase wins over 2m7f at Newcastle, most recently in November 2022; lightly raced since and out of form last term but a stirrup leather broke when she unseated at the first on latest outing, when 8-1 and first-time blinkers replaced cheekpieces.

12/1

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

led, unseated 1st

8/1

8

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Catlin

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

3-17 over fences, the wins all at Newcastle and the latest in November 2022; not so good in her five starts since, the latest a heavy defeat after 262 days off but today is the first time in nearly two years that she's worn headgear and she did win (2021) when cheekpieces were first enlisted.

14/1

Form: 873183 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Game winner at Kelso in January (2m7f, heavy) and not disgraced when third on good ground at Ayr last week; each-way chance

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12

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

To The Limit

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Both his wins have come in 2m7f chase handicaps at Kelso (good to soft/heavy); his latest success was a brave win in January but that was in a small field and he's been well held in his three completed starts since; down the list.

20/1

11th

13

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

To The Limit

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed but prominent after 1st

16/1

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

To The Limit

10st 8lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent and lost position 8th, soon recovered

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £191.00
Straight Forecast £190.10
Trifecta £3088.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Catlin

POSTDATA:

Maid Of Houxty

The Guardian:

Ballynagran

Daily Mirror:

To The Limit

The Star:

Maid Of Houxty

RP Ratings:

Catlin

THE NORTH:

Catlin

The Times:

Catlin

Telegraph:

Catlin

Daily Mail:

Catlin

D Express:

Catlin

The Sun:

Catlin

Daily Record:

Catlin