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Anthony Trollope-Bellew Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8713.65
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Anthony Trollope-Bellew Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 542-12 BF

Last run: 111 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Made winning seasonal/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in November and the form of his clear second at Ayr (2m4f, soft) later that month has been well advertised by the winner since; moves up in trip after 111-day break; major player if fully tuned up.

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

1st

1

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Doctor Ken

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Made winning seasonal/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in November and the form of his clear second at Ayr (2m4f, soft) later that month has been well advertised by the winner since; moves up in trip after 111-day break; major player if fully tuned up.

5/4

7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Doctor Ken

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Won his handicap/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in November on reappearance; good second of five at Ayr (2m4f, soft) on latest outing and this longer trip looks well worth a go.

13/2

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 14-422 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

In the frame all three starts this season, most recently when second in stamina test at Exeter (3m, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January; given ten weeks to recover from that and should be fine on today's forecast faster ground; one to consider.

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9

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

New Age Dawning

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Lightly raced 9yo; runner-up at Ffos Las, Exeter and Taunton on last three starts, with cheekpieces on latest two occasions; stays 3m on heavy going but unraced beyond that and others may see this out better.

7/1

2nd

5

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

New Age Dawning

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

In the frame all three starts this season, most recently when second in stamina test at Exeter (3m, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January; given ten weeks to recover from that and should be fine on today's forecast faster ground; one to consider.

6/1

5

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

New Age Dawning

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Had ups and downs since going chasing and no real reason to think he's well treated despite being on the same mark as when beating two rivals at Ffos Las last January (2m5f, heavy); perhaps this shorter trip will suit after an unavailing slog over 3m at Exeter recently.

5/1

Form: 5-3863

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Not in peak form this season but has become well handicapped, and shaped very much as though today's move back up in trip will suit when staying-on third at Huntingdon (2m4f, good; second-time cheekpieces) two weeks ago; no surprise if he features.

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8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Striking A Pose

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

16/1

15

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Striking A Pose

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

1-15 over fences but now 4-8 as a hurdler after back-to-back wins at Exeter, over 2m2f on good to soft and more impressive last time over 2m7f on heavy (with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb); does love Exeter (four wins there) and his only other win came at another right-handed course in Wincanton, so going left-handed here might not be ideal.

16/1

1st

5

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Striking A Pose

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form over fences last year and he took his hurdling record to 3-7 with a win when back in this sphere here (2m2f, good to soft) last month; that made it 3-3 here (including on soft) and he should be fine now back up in trip; has to be respected in view of his unbeaten record here.

8/1

Form: 21U/74 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo who missed all of last season then began his chasing career with two heavy defeats at Chepstow (2m7f) in December; in good hands and not written off just yet but comes here with a lot to prove.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Young Buck

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped right on occasions, prominent, led narrowly from 4th, not fluent 11th

9/4

3rd

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Young Buck

11st 11lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

8/1

4th

4

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Young Buck

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced 9yo who missed all of last season then began his chasing career with two heavy defeats at Chepstow (2m7f) in December; in good hands and not written off just yet but comes here with a lot to prove.

12/1

Form: 61F/P-

Last run: 623 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Scored off 4lb lower on chasing debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft) in March 2021 but failed to complete his next two races and is entitled to benefit from this first run for 623 days.

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0

7

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Fraternel

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Well beaten in both starts this year after a long absence; both wins on soft ground and still time for him to recover but more to prove than most.

20/1

4th

2

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

18:20 Southwell

Fraternel

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, dropped to rear 12th, pushed along briefly and reminder after 15th, ridden when mistake 4 out, rallied before 3 out, weakening when slow jump 2 out, tailed off

9/1

2

21st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:35 Stratford

Fraternel

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won off 1lb lower at Hereford (2m5f, soft) in March 2021 but made low-key return from long absence two months ago and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

14/1

Form: 43-62P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Bumped into thriving rival when second at Chepstow (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December and remains well handicapped on some of last season's form but ran poorly at Sandown recently and it's hard to predict whether he'll bounce back in a first-time visor here.

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2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Golden Whisky

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Bumped into thriving rival when second at Chepstow (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December and remains well handicapped on some of last season's form but ran poorly at Sandown recently and it's hard to predict whether he'll bounce back in a first-time visor here.

8/1

3

11th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:45 Sandown

Golden Whisky

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Bumped into a highly progressive rival when second in this race in 2021; filled same position behind the thriving Fugitif at Chepstow (2m3f, soft; wore cheekpieces) just after Christmas; revels in the mud; big shout.

5/1

2

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Golden Whisky

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in December 2021 and returned to form when second in that same race (soft) in first-time cheekpieces (retained) last time; he's a player on that form but today's drier conditions are a worry as he's done all of his winning on soft/heavy ground.

6/1

Form: -5PP2P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Six-time chase winner; seemingly back in good form when staying-on second at Kempton (2m4f, soft) in January but struggled over same C&D last month and has now been pulled up on three of last four appearances.

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7th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Kap Auteuil

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

His second at Kempton last January remains his only effort of note from last ten appearances; there are no obvious signs that he's about to exploit this much reduced mark.

20/1

6th

7

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Kap Auteuil

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Toby Lawes

Runner-up at Kempton in January and he's tumbled down the weights subsequently, but for good reason in view of some disappointing form.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £74.00
Straight Forecast £106.20
Tricast £273.30
Trifecta £210.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Ken

WEST COUNTRY:

New Age Dawning

RP Ratings:

Striking A Pose

Telegraph:

Young Buck

TOPSPEED:

Golden Whisky

The Guardian:

Doctor Ken

Daily Mail:

Doctor Ken

D Express:

Doctor Ken

Daily Mirror:

Doctor Ken

The Sun:

Doctor Ken

Daily Record:

Doctor Ken

POSTDATA:

Striking A Pose

The Times:

New Age Dawning

The Star:

New Age Dawning