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16:25 Chepstow

Soft

Cazoo Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £2.50

Form: P60-6P D

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Interesting on the pick of last winter's form for John Spearing, including a hurdle win at Warwick off 3lb higher; has run well here in the past; not at his best in two chase runs this season but his new yard are quick to change his headgear and drop him in trip; not discounted.

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9

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Shutthegate

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 6th

5/2

1st

14

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Shutthegate

10st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

Interesting on the pick of last winter's form for John Spearing, including a hurdle win at Warwick off 3lb higher; has run well here in the past; not at his best in two chase runs this season but his new yard are quick to change his headgear and drop him in trip; not discounted.

12/1

10

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Shutthegate

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: John Spearing

Returned from a summer break last season with a comfortable 2m3f win on heavy over hurdles; ended that campaign out of form, however, and did not revive when making chase debut on this season's reappearance; 8lb out of the handicap, with stamina also to be proved.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 753

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Ability in Irish points; beaten between 18l and 22l in three hurdle starts this winter; likely improver now pitched straight into a handicap chase; yard also responsible for Bells Of Stamford.

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5th

2

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Kap Chidley

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

0-7 over fences but ran quite well when third at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) last month and is now 6lb lower than when second over C&D (good to soft) in October; must be considered.

11/2

3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Kap Chidley

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kicked off this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f; good to soft) but modest efforts the last twice on either side of wind surgery and ground this testing is a worry.

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: PP6613 C BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Made all to win a 2m handicap chase here in January (soft) off an 8lb lower mark; unable to lead and finished a remote third at Hereford eight days later; going back up in distance shouldn't be an issue but others are more appealing.

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3rd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Valirann Gold

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Harriet Brown

Kept on dourly to score at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in February but has not really been firing on all cylinders since; made his jockey work very hard before eventually taking modest second at Fontwell (2m2f, heavy) on latest outing; will need to race with greater zest here.

10/1

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:32 Fontwell

Valirann Gold

10st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Harriet Brown

2-15 over fences, the latter win gained here (2m3f, heavy) in February; this race looks stronger, though, and he's been safely held off today's mark twice this month.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-2558

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

He hasn't progressed in handicap hurdles this season but he drops in class for his chase debut and neither trip nor ground are an issue; better could be on the cards.

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2nd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Bonza Boy

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Not an instant success over fences, but he's really got his act together with emphatic wins at Exeter and Chepstow (both at 2m3f on soft) on last two starts; up another 8lb but he won eased down last time and is open to more improvement; major player.

13/8

1st

4

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Bonza Boy

11st 8lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

jumped right throughout, raced in second, not fluent 10th, led before 3 out, shaken up when clear before 2 out, ridden out and went further clear run-in, eased towards finish

Evs

Form: 0-7655 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

Form: 8/321P BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced 7yo who made his breakthrough with a comfortable success at Hereford in January (2m5f, soft); lost his action and pulled up at Ffos Las two weeks ago (sent off favourite); return to slower ground should help and he still has time on his side.

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6th

8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Lightly-raced 7yo who made his breakthrough with a comfortable success at Hereford in January (2m5f, soft); lost his action and pulled up at Ffos Las two weeks ago (sent off favourite); return to slower ground should help and he still has time on his side.

4/1

6

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Big upturn in fortunes for new stable after a long layoff and switched to chasing/handicaps; off the mark at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last time and without much difficulty; has an 8lb higher mark but still looks capable of better and should go very well again.

2/1

1st

5

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Kingcormac

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Has shown improvement with two placed efforts since joining new stable and switched to chasing, runner-up at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) latest; could well have a race of this nature in him; shortlisted.

7/2

33/1

Form: 005-2U

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Finished second in a novice hurdle at Exeter on last month's stable debut but an RPR of just 69 confirms it was a very weak race; unseated rider at the first on return to fences ten days ago; easy enough to swerve.

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5th

5

17th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Tout Paris

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

0-12 under rules; 5l second in an Exeter novice (2m, good) in February; well below par on his last three starts; big improvement required.

66/1

11

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Tout Paris

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Lund

Not achieved much in handicaps over hurdles and fences as yet and this looks no easier from 9lb out of the weights.

50/1

7

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Tout Paris

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Ben Lund

in touch with leaders on outer, niggled along before 3rd, pushed along before 4th

20/1

Form: 7/2P-2 D

Last run: 108 days

W: 12st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Stood little racing in the last three years but he showed a fire still burned when second of eight in a Leicester handicap hurdle in December (2m4f, good to soft); another 108 days on the sidelines since; let down by his jumping in three chase runs in 2020.

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2

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Iron Horse

12st 0lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Richard Phillips

13yo who has had 18 races, winning a handicap hurdle in 2019; tailed off when last seen in June/November and this is only his second venture beyond 2m5f; the switch back from chasing looks a positive.

25/1

Form: 5-5936

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Didn't shine in three runs for Gordon Elliott; not disgraced in two hurdle runs for current stable but he'll need improvement for the switch to fences if he is to defy this mark on his handicap debut.

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3

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Blackwater

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Didn't shine in three runs for Gordon Elliott; not disgraced in two hurdle runs for current stable but he'll need improvement for the switch to fences if he is to defy this mark on his handicap debut.

16/1

6th

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:30 Fontwell

Blackwater

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Well beaten all three starts for Gordon Elliott; £11,000 sale before 15l third of five in maiden at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) 17 days ago, which was his best form but much better is needed and this much shorter trip may be against him.

25/1

Form: 46P-74

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts for this yard two seasons ago; struggled for a while now though and risky, for all he's tumbled back down the weights.

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2nd

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Est Illic

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winless since late 2020 but in the frame on three of his last four starts (soft) off historically tiny marks, staying on but not troubling the leaders; place claims returning to a sound surface he also handles.

14/1

Form: 326-FF D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

In front and going well when falling three out at Uttoxter in November (2m4f, soft); again came to grief at Uttoxter seven weeks ago and although he's on a tempting mark, he'll need to cut out the mistakes today.

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6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Discko Des Plages

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

In front and going well when falling three out at Uttoxter in November (2m4f, soft); again came to grief at Uttoxter seven weeks ago and although he's on a tempting mark, he'll need to cut out the mistakes today.

8/1

11

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:07 Uttoxeter

Discko Des Plages

10st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Richard Hobson

Yet to add to his win at Catterick in 2020 but had just struck the front and was still travelling quite well before falling at third-last fence over C&D (soft) on seasonal debut in November; runs off same mark today; can't be ruled out.

7/1

Form: 31P366

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Strong at the finish when scoring over 3m at Ffos Las in October; lesser efforts have followed and he's now back to that last winning mark; dangerous with a revival but that can't be assured.

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0

8

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Faitque De LIsle

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

towards rear

12/1

3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Faitque De LIsle

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

Arrives 5lb below the mark for last October's 3m chase win at Ffos Las (good to soft); no certainty on profile to back up last month's solid Newton Abbot return third, but too well treated to dismiss.

7/1

3rd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Faitque De LIsle

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Michael Scudamore

Battled gamely to win off 4lb higher at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft) last October but generally very disappointing since; pulled up when last seen in April and needs to have been revitalised by 160-day break.

13/2

Form: -13341 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Wind surgery and the fitting of a tongue-tie sparked a revival from him at Warwick last month (2m4f, good), keeping on strongly; 7lb hike in the weights and slower ground could be enough to scupper the follow up.

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8th

8

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Bells Of Stamford

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Tim Vaughan

Competitively treated on his Warwick win (2m4f) in February 2023; badly out of sorts last term, however; market may prove best guide on return from three-month break.

12/1

7

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bells Of Stamford

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Best chase form when coming clear over 2m4f at Warwick (good) last February but he fell next time and heavy ground hasn't done much for him this winter; no surprise to see a bolder show today.

12/1

Form: -4P5P4 C

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two wins over hurdles, one of them here and one on testing ground; hopelessly out of sorts in 2m chases this winter but he's dropped 19lb in the weights and the return to a more suitable trip, as well as the return of cheekpieces (worn for both wins) point to a better run being on the cards.

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2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:25 Taunton

Treasure Dillon

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Point/hurdles winner whose chase record is far from solid; below par back hurdling last week; however, along with stablemate Prime Pretender he's running in a first-time visor, which may help.

4/1

7th

10

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Treasure Dillon

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders

14/1

12

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Treasure Dillon

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Two wins over hurdles, one of them here and one on testing ground; hopelessly out of sorts in 2m chases this winter but he's dropped 19lb in the weights and the return to a more suitable trip, as well as the return of cheekpieces (worn for both wins) point to a better run being on the cards.

8/1

Form: 8-033P D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

On a losing run stretching back over two years; twice placed last month but never going well at Southwell 13 days ago and he's easy enough to swerve.

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0

6

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:32 Worcester

Barnay

10st 3lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Out of form in chases in the spring and hasn't won for well over two years; lot to prove on return from a break.

100/1

13

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Barnay

10st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

On a losing run stretching back over two years; twice placed last month but never going well at Southwell 13 days ago and he's easy enough to swerve.

20/1

7

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:50 Southwell

Barnay

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

0-7 over fences but is back in better form having finished third at Catterick (2m3f) and Leicester (2m4f) last month, both on good ground; each-way possibilities if he copes with this drop back in trip.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £923.00
Straight Forecast £928.20
Tricast £15274.30
Trifecta £15935.00

Selections

The Times:

Bells Of Stamford

RP Ratings:

Discko Des Plages

SPOTLIGHT:

Treasure Dillon

D Express:

Kap Chidley

WEST COUNTRY:

Iron Horse

Daily Mirror:

Bells Of Stamford

Daily Record:

Bells Of Stamford

Telegraph:

Discko Des Plages

The Star:

Discko Des Plages

POSTDATA:

Treasure Dillon