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15:00 Uttoxeter

Soft

Boulton Group Midlands Grand National Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £84405
  • 4m 2f 8y
  • Class 1
  • 18 runners
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Boulton Group Midlands Grand National Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.40
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 123-03

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

For one so inexperienced he ran a cracker to be third in last season's Scottish National (4m, good to soft), and that came off a 3lb higher mark; beaten 24l and 20l in his two runs this season but in 3m handicaps at top tracks, and this test will be a better fit; goes on soft ground and he's strongly considered.

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3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Major Dundee

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

His first two runs beyond 3m2f resulted in a third in the 2022 Scottish National (4m) and a win in last season's Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, soft; 3lb higher today); ran respectably on reappearance but two major backward steps have followed, the first on heavy ground and the latest when visored in the 3m5f Classic at Warwick on soft; no stamina doubts but he has a point to prove after those recent runs.

10/1

0

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Major Dundee

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alan King

His only two runs beyond 3m2f resulted in a third in the 2022 Scottish National (4m) and a win in last season's Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, soft; 6lb higher today); ran respectably on reappearance and perhaps heavy going helps to explain a lesser show at Chepstow (weakened badly from four out) five weeks ago; needs to put that display way behind him (connections also now reach for a visor) but he has to be considered.

9/1

5th

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:37 Chepstow

Major Dundee

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Alan King

Thorough stayer who won last season's Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, soft); posted sound effort when third on reappearance outing at Warwick (3m1f, soft) but this race looks more competitive.

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1-2241

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Raised his profile this season in some decent handicap chases and saw out the stiff 3m at Carlisle (good to soft) to win gamely last time; progressive enough to deal with the 6lb rise but he's not raced over anything approaching this distance before, so bit of a guessing game as to whether he'll get home; others safer.

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2nd

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Tile Tapper

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Chris Honour

Raised his profile this season in some decent handicap chases and saw out the stiff 3m at Carlisle (good to soft) to win gamely last time; progressive enough to deal with the 6lb rise but he's not raced over anything approaching this distance before, so bit of a guessing game as to whether he'll get home; others safer.

14/1

1st

5

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Tile Tapper

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Solid second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) and Kempton (3m, soft) in December, suggesting he has a decent handicap in him; disappointing favourite last time but has clear possibilities if putting that quickly behind him.

6/1

4th

7

14th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Tile Tapper

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Won at Chepstow in February on final last term and second on both starts this season, most recently over C&D (soft) at Christmas when upped in trip and Smarty Wild was third; made a bad mistake three out that day but renewed his effort very well; major player raised 1lb.

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 23-437

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Former winner of Warwick's Classic Chase and easily his best run this campaign was when third to Iwilldoit in that same race in January; each-way claims if returning to that form but does have his off days, as Haydock last time reminded us.

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2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Notachance

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

never going well, in touch with leaders, cajoled along 5th, pushed along 8th, mistake 3 out, soon eased and pulled up

11/2

5th

8

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Notachance

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won the 2021 Warwick Classic over 3m5f and good third in that race last January; well handicapped on that form but this 10yo has been well beaten on both runs this season and needs to bounce back.

14/1

7

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Notachance

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Useful stayer on his day; won the Classic Chase at Warwick (3m5f, soft) in 2021 and placed in that same major handicap last season; could go well off a handy mark with Exeter reappearance under his belt.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1F-141 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Young, improving chaser who saw out the 3m5f okay when fourth to Iwilldoit in the Classic Chase at Warwick (heavy) and the form of last month's win here (3m, good to soft) was given a bit of a boost when the clear second made the frame in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham; no certainty to stay this far but highly likely to be involved if he does.

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10th

7

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Guetapan Collonges

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dour stayer who loves the mud; five chase wins include one here; reliable in these valuable staying chases without ever looking particularly well handicapped, and he was beaten 24l into fourth in this last year when 3lb lower; having another solid season but hard to believe he's any better now than 12 months ago; first-time tongue-tie.

13/2

3rd

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Guetapan Collonges

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Charlie Longsdon

Goes well on soft/heavy; his three chase wins have been at up to 3m2f and his well-held fourth in last season's Classic Chase (favourite) and Midlands National (4m2f, soft) both saw a dip in his form; there can't be much doubt that he'll stay, though, given the way he kept on strongly for third to Malina Girl over the extended 3m3f at Cheltenham on latest start; needs to improve but he's a strong each-way candidate.

7/1

3rd

7

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 71y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Guetapan Collonges

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Charlie Longsdon

Goes well on soft/heavy; won twice last season and resumed with a win at Carlisle (up 7lb since) one month ago, all at 3m to nearly 3m2f; fourth in last season's Classic Chase (3m5f, heavy) and Midlands National (4m2f, soft) both saw a dip in his form but this progressive 7yo will surely prove his stamina in due course and needs plenty of respect.

4/1

Form: 3/11-1

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Has only raced five times over fences but his four victories include two heavyweights, a Welsh National (3m6f, soft) and the Classic Chase at Warwick (3m5f, heavy); won the latter race convincingly to earn this 8lb higher mark and now bids to become the first topweight to win this since Bonanza Boy in 1991; that's a big ask in anyone's book, but he keeps pushing the boundaries.

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5th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Iwilldoit

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Won the 3m6f Welsh National on soft in 2021 and the 3m5f Warwick Classic (clear best form) on heavy last January; gave it a fair shot when well-beaten third in this season's Welsh National (under Dylan Johnston) and not at all discredited at Lingfield four weeks ago given the exalted company, but to win this he needs to get back closer to his best form.

7/1

3rd

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 2

15:00 Lingfield

Iwilldoit

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

raced in third and prominent, outpaced after 4 out, no match for first two

20/1

3rd

1

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Iwilldoit

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

4-6 over fences, including wins in the 2021 Welsh National (soft) and last season's Classic Chase at Warwick (3m5f, heavy); disappointing in the 4m2f Midlands National in March but reappearance second at Aintree (first hurdle race since April 2021) last month augured well; 6lb higher than at Warwick but a 7lb claimer is recruited this time; soft or heavy ground would be preferable and he needs plenty of respect.

7/1

Form: 113P-1

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Low mileage for a 13yo and he appeared to love every minute when strolling home unchallenged at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft) last month; however, all his form is at a lower level and this could be some culture shock; being 9lb wrong is a further blow.

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5

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Max Dynamo

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Late-blooming teenager who won posted career-best performance when scoring by 25l over C&D (good to soft) last season; ought to have coped better with the heavy ground when running poorly at Fontwell last month but today's much quicker conditions will suit; can't be ruled out.

8/1

2

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:45 Fontwell

Max Dynamo

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Late-blooming teenager who won posted career-best performance when scoring by 25l at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft) last season and was runner-up in Southern National here (3m3f, heavy) in November; ran well for a long way in Lingfield marathon last month and drops in grade today; good chance.

6/1

Form: 42-731

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Second to Secret Reprieve in the Welsh National three years back and went one better in this season's renewal when ultra-game after racing in the firing line throughout; a 5lb higher mark is by no means the end of the world and his proven ability to cope in a race of this nature is a big selling point; on the shortlist.

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7th

11

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

The Two Amigos

10st 5lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Second to Secret Reprieve in the Welsh National three years back and went one better in this season's renewal when ultra-game after racing in the firing line throughout; a 5lb higher mark is by no means the end of the world and his proven ability to cope in a race of this nature is a big selling point; on the shortlist.

11/1

10

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

The Two Amigos

10st 6lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Third in this race two years ago (soft) and he was a gallant front-running winner of the Welsh National (3m6f, soft) last time out; today's better ground may not be ideal but he's nevertheless produced some good performances on good to soft ground and he's not ruled out up 5lb since Chepstow.

12/1

1st

17

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

The Two Amigos

10st 6lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Often front-runner; fifth in this race in 2019 and runner-up in the January 2021 version; the latter came off a mark 15lb higher than today's, his final run last term was a step back in the right direction and latest start also showed that plenty of ability remains; ridden by David Prichard last five starts; case can be made.

25/1

Form: 36-945 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won this easily on heavy three years ago but unplaced in the last two renewals and, although he ran okay at Musselburgh most recently on ground that would have been too lively for him, his powers appear to be on the wane; 0-4 in blinkers.

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9th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Truckers Lodge

11st 3lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

An easy winner of this race on heavy ground four years ago but unplaced in the last three runnings, well held in the last two; his powers are on the wane, despite reconfirming his affection for the mud when beating Beauport at Sandown in December (3m4f), since when he's pulled up in the Welsh National (a regular in that as well).

14/1

0

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Truckers Lodge

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Second, seventh, third and fourth in the last four Welsh Nationals, as well as winning the Midlands National (4m2f, heavy) in 2020; this year he's added wins in the West Wales and London versions at Ffos Las (3m4f) and Sandown (3m4f, heavy) under his now regular partner Freddie Gingell, the latter race 18 days ago; has 4lb penalty and this probably requires his best form in nearly two years, but he should be on the premises once more.

11/1

Form: 1D1-3F2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced for a 10yo; 3m5f winner on heavy ground and he could have done with softer conditions when giving it everything to finish second in the 4m1f Eider at Newcastle (good to soft); that was a hard race only three weeks ago, but easy to envisage him going well; tongue-tie is a regular but only worn cheekpieces the last twice.

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1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

The Galloping Bear

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Well suited by a slog in the mud and returned to form with keeping-on second in West Wales National at Ffos Las (3m4f, heavy) a week ago; Joe Anderson claims a useful 5lb today; major player if in the right mood again.

5/2

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

The Galloping Bear

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ben Clarke

prominent, went second omitted 5 out, briefly went third after 4 out, left in second 3 out, stayed on

8/1

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

The Galloping Bear

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Had wind surgery last July but made a laboured return in the Welsh National and his Warwick run 17 days ago was also lacklustre, even considering the 3m trip; wore cheekpieces on last three starts last term, then visor/blinkers this season; 5lb claimer is recruited; has big questions to answer regarding current form but this test would suit if he's on his game, as he showed when second in it off the same mark last year.

9/1

Form: -P0188

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Had some flashes of decent form over hurdles and fences when with Gordon Elliott but he's only 1-9 in this discipline and he finished tailed off in a handicap hurdle here recently on his debut for these connections; proven over 3m4f but not beyond; hard to warm to.

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1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Floueur

12st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in second

16/1

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Floueur

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unpredictable over the years for several different stables; easily best effort this season when going down narrowly at Doncaster (3m, soft) in March but was beaten 41l at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day; unconvincing.

66/1

Form: F1-1F1

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Improved in a big way this season and would have been on a four-timer had he not tipped up with the race in safe-keeping at Ffos Las (3m, soft) two starts back; showed no ill effects when winning as he liked at Newcastle and it's hard to grumble with the 11lb hike; will be entering new territory trip-wise a long way from home (unraced beyond 3m) but lots to like otherwise.

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5th

6

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:30 Chepstow

French Paradoxe

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

in rear

7/1

5

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

French Paradoxe

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Improved in a big way this season and would have been on a four-timer had he not tipped up with the race in safe-keeping at Ffos Las (3m, soft) two starts back; showed no ill effects when winning as he liked at Newcastle and it's hard to grumble with the 11lb hike; will be entering new territory trip-wise a long way from home (unraced beyond 3m) but lots to like otherwise.

9/1

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:35 Newcastle

French Paradoxe

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Progressive 8yo who scored at Wetherby (3m, heavy) on seasonal debut in November and looked sure to follow up before last-fence fall at Ffos Las (3m, soft) last month; has to take a 7lb rise on the chin but might still be improving; major player.

9/4

Form: 21UFPF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Has National honours having won the Cork version in November (3m4f, soft/heavy); it's been a sorry state of affairs since then with four non-completions and, while his trainer can work wonders, he's not overly appealing with that background.

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6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Captain Kangaroo

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Has National honours having won the Cork version in November (3m4f, soft/heavy); it's been a sorry state of affairs since then with four non-completions and, while his trainer can work wonders, he's not overly appealing with that background.

20/1

7

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Captain Kangaroo

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power; reportedly made a noise when pulled up in the Thyestes; not a betting proposition against that background.

16/1

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Captain Kangaroo

10st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping in two subsequent starts, over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power.

20/1

Form: 5P-923

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced since winning the Welsh National in early 2021 off a 2lb higher mark; there were plenty of positives to glean from his last two efforts in Chepstow/Cheltenham handicaps over distances well short of his best; still only a 9yo and these conditions will be right up his street (peak form on soft or heavy); must have major prospects returned to the marathon scene.

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25

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Secret Reprieve

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Has not had much racing, or recaptured his form, since winning the Welsh Grand National in January 2021; 2lb lower today, even from 5lb out of the handicap; two places last winter but pulled up in the 2023 Midlands National and well beaten behind Ballygriffin Cottage at Sandown when next seen nearly a year later.

66/1

6th

8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Secret Reprieve

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Evan Williams

Has not had much racing since winning the Welsh Grand National in January 2021, running respectably twice last winter but beaten some way out in the Midlands National when last seen in March; well handicapped but seems fragile and probably best watched after nearly a year off.

16/1

Form: 30-PP8 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

This campaign hasn't taken off at all but he has history in this race, having won it two seasons ago (good to soft) on only his fourth start over fences and he was a highly credible 12l third last year (soft); dangerously well handicapped if he can stage a revival and you wouldn't put it past him.

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5th

6

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Time To Get Up

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won the 2021 Midlands National and third in it in 2022 but he was pulled up three weeks ago in the latest renewal, which was symptomatic of his poor season; way down the weights.

16/1

13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Time To Get Up

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

This campaign hasn't taken off at all but he has history in this race, having won it two seasons ago (good to soft) on only his fourth start over fences and he was a highly credible 12l third last year (soft); dangerously well handicapped if he can stage a revival and you wouldn't put it past him.

12/1

8th

9

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Time To Get Up

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ran well when third in last year's Midlands National (4m2f, soft), a race he won in 2021, and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been pulled up on both starts this term and a major turnaround is needed.

20/1

Form: 31-341

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in his first two chases (both handicaps) and it was by the skin of his teeth he scraped home from just two other finishers at Lingfield (2m7f, good; handles soft); has never raced beyond 3m under rules and this will be his first time in a double-figure field since his pointing days; there's enough to prove.

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13th

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Scipion

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield

50/1

Form: P-PP21

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

On his return to chasing he won the six-runner North Yorkshire National at Catterick (3m6f, heavy) two months ago on only his fourth run over fences (jumped well for one so inexperienced); this is a very different ball game but looks sure to give his running.

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1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Bushypark

12st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Eventually capitalised upon some help from the handicapper when scoring at Haydock (3m, heavy) in December but has quickly lost his form again this year; needs huge boost from the first-time cheekpieces today.

16/1

6th

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Bushypark

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear but in touch with leaders, some headway before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened

7/1

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Bushypark

11st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Front-runner; Haydock winner in December; won 3m6f North Yorkshire National off 3lb lower here last season but disappointing in that race last month; however, conditions are ideal and he could bounce back.

15/8

Form: 7P3414

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won easily over 3m5f at Lingfield (good) but reminded us of his unpredictability when beaten 17l under a penalty at Exeter; even if on a good day, he's surely too far out of the weights to be a contender.

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

3rd

1

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

8/1

4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £2082.00
Straight Forecast £1394.60
Tricast £32801.60
Trifecta £43552.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

French Paradoxe

RP Ratings:

The Two Amigos

D Express:

The Galloping Bear

The Times:

Iwilldoit

Daily Mail:

Guetapan Collonges

Daily Record:

Bushypark

Daily Mirror:

Major Dundee

SPOTLIGHT:

Secret Reprieve

POSTDATA:

Truckers Lodge

Telegraph:

French Paradoxe

The Star:

French Paradoxe

The Guardian:

Iwilldoit

TOPSPEED:

The Two Amigos

WEST COUNTRY:

The Two Amigos