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15:10 Chepstow

Soft

Roofbase Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8766.46
  • 3m 6f 130y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Roofbase Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.20

Form: -69068 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Very useful staying chaser in his prime but has been out of form for a good while now; will appreciate today's ease in grade but still needs to turn a corner; tried cheekpieces last time; blinkers refitted today.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Domaine De LIsle

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

prominent, pulled up before 16th

25/1

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7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 0P-P83

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Seemed to respond quite well to a headgear switch when respectable third in first-time visor at Lingfield (3m5f, good) last month; remains on a very good mark but has generally been very disappointing since his 3m3f Fontwell win in early 2022.

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10

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Checkitout

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very well handicapped on old form and seems to have responded quite well to a visor on recent outings, but last month's second at Chepstow came in a somewhat uncompetitive race; others appeal more.

10/1

2nd

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Checkitout

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to respond quite well to a headgear switch when respectable third in first-time visor at Lingfield (3m5f, good) last month; remains on a very good mark but has generally been very disappointing since his 3m3f Fontwell win in early 2022.

7/2

3rd

2

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Checkitout

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent in chasing group, headway before 5 out, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, kept on

11/1

Form: U-7U05

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 9lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Teenager who hasn't won since April 2019; placed over C&D (soft) in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 26lb lower but has looked badly out of sorts this winter and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

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5th

7

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Achille

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

No win since April 2019; placed in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 29lb lower but looked badly out of sorts this winter; swapped cheekpieces for refitted blinkers at Chepstow 16 days ago and there was an upturn but he was 10l behind the winner Domaine De L'Isle so still has work to do.

6/1

3rd

3

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Achille

11st 9lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Teenager who hasn't won since April 2019; placed over C&D (soft) in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 26lb lower but has looked badly out of sorts this winter and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

7/1

5th

1

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Achille

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Fourth off 21lb higher in last season's Welsh Grand National but soundly beaten in all his completed races since; 13yo who is hard to approach with confidence at present.

12/1

Form: 4P21-8

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Quirky customer who handles soft ground but is probably best on good; now 1lb lower than when winning at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) in November 2021 but made low-key return from absence when tailed off here (3m2f, good to soft) last month; refitted visor replaces cheekpieces.

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5th

5

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sandy Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle and chase winner at up to 3m2f, on good or slower; well below his old form in four starts over fences since well over a year off; looks best watched on his return to this discipline.

16/1

6th

7

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Sandy Boy

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Quirky customer who was fairly useful in his prime but hasn't fired since returning from a long absence this year; arguably ran better than eventual 38l defeat suggests at Exeter a fortnight ago but others appeal more all the same.

20/1

4th

5

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:15 Exeter

Sandy Boy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Quirky customer who was never going before pulling up at Chepstow (3m6f); that was his second quiet run since returning from a long absence and he might not be as good as he was.

16/1

Form: 1-54P4 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner last season, latterly at Bangor (3m5f, soft); not in same form this term but might have found good ground too lively when last of four finishers at Wetherby (3m7f) this month; might be the answer.

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6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Don Herbager

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Venetia Williams

Dual chase winner last season, latterly at Bangor (3m5f, soft); not in same form this term but might have found good ground too lively when last of four finishers at Wetherby (3m7f) this month; might be the answer.

11/2

4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 6f 193y

Class 3

15:15 Wetherby

Don Herbager

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, hit 14th, pushed along and lost position 5 out, ridden and beaten before 4 out

10/1

5

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Don Herbager

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Tends to race rather lazily but came from off the pace to win this race by 16l last year (soft ground; second-time cheekpieces) and has made late headway on both outings this season (3m6f/3m; no headgear); no surprise if he makes a bold defence of his crown with the cheekpieces now refitted.

8/1

Form: -52U32

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three completed chases for new stable this season, most recently when staying-on second at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month; raced rather lazily there but should be fine on this slower ground and could have untapped potential over marathon trips.

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7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Dock Road

10st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Placed in all three completed chases for new stable this season, most recently when staying-on second at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month; raced rather lazily there but should be fine on this slower ground and could have untapped potential over marathon trips.

9/4

2nd

8

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Dock Road

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

held up in rear, not fluent and reminder 6th, reminder 11th, ridden 4 out, some headway from 3 out, no chance with winner but went second approaching last, kept on well

8/1

3rd

1

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:03 Hereford

Dock Road

12st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Became disappointing for Ben Pauling but was second on stable debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in December and ran well for a long way before unseating rider in Fakenham marathon last month; enters calculations.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £176.00
Straight Forecast £171.60
Trifecta £578.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Dock Road

WEST COUNTRY:

Checkitout

SPOTLIGHT:

Don Herbager

The Times:

Dock Road

The Guardian:

Dock Road

D Express:

Dock Road

Daily Mirror:

Dock Road

The Sun:

Dock Road

The Star:

Dock Road

Telegraph:

Checkitout

Daily Record:

Checkitout

RP Ratings:

Don Herbager

POSTDATA:

Don Herbager