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Good To Soft

Run For Your Money At BetVictor Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 3f 187y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Run For Your Money At BetVictor Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-2211 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Recent wins in come in easier grades but it was never in doubt once sent on a good way from home at Ffos Las (2m3f, good to soft) and his jumping was particularly assured when it mattered; has a 7lb rise to cope with but he smacks of an improving 6yo.

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1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Heltenham

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Now 3-3 at Newbury following two wins there last month (2m4f, heavy/good to soft); well beaten in hot handicap at Aintree (2m, soft) last Thursday and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce his Newbury form on his first visit here, but the step back up in trip is a plus and he's not ruled out.

11/1

8th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Heltenham

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Acts on any ground; has raced over about 2m4f for over two years and while he comes here in the form of his life following two Newbury wins (on heavy and good to soft) he was hard pressed to win the latest and a further 6lb rise is the thanks he's had; a new set of skills is needed in his first 2m chase.

7/1

1st

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Heltenham

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

travelled strongly, held up in last, headway 12th, pressed leaders approaching last, ridden run-in, led inside final 110yds, all out

11/8

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 12-3P3 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Progressive last season in winning over 1m7f and 2m3f; ran a perfectly solid race behind good horses at Warwick (2m4f, good) but he's looking high in the weights at present.

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6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Heather Main

Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.

8/1

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Pulled up in the Topham at Aintree last April then absent until Exeter (2m3f, soft) recently; he's running again just 11 days later but he was an encouraging fourth last time and may be able to build on it; well handicapped on form as recent as last March and he's one to be interested in.

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 9-P351 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Enhanced his good strike-rate to 5-19 when beating at Eden Du Houx at Sandown (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago off 3lb lower; that was by a diminishing half-length at the line but he was prominent throughout and entitled to be getting tired; following up isn't beyond him.

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4th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Zhiguli

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Soundly beaten in a match at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy) last time but he bumped into a rejuvenated rival, who has followed up, and he's now dropped below his last winning mark; the testing conditions are right up his street and he's one to consider in first-time cheekpieces.

11/4

2nd

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 135y

Class 3

12:40 Fontwell

Zhiguli

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, mistake 5 out, not fluent and outpaced 4 out, rallied before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, mistake last, kept on

2/1

0

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:00 Ascot

Zhiguli

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Bled when pulled up in this 12 months ago; ran a pleasing race on comeback here 20 days ago especially as that 3m trip seems to stretch him; however, he may need soft or heavy ground to defy this sort of mark.

14/1

Form: 1-4531 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Behind Honneur D'Ajonc at Hereford but not by far despite failing to handle the track and he posted by some margin his best form over fences to win with plenty in hand at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft; 9lb lower); jumped well there and is capable of further progress.

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2nd

9

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Super Six

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield, dropped to rear 8th, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, went second 2 out, challenging when short of room and badly hampered run-in, kept on when switched right final 110yds, went third final strides, finished 3rd, placed 2nd

8/1

4th

7

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Super Six

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Behind Honneur D'Ajonc at Hereford but not by far despite failing to handle the track and he posted by some margin his best form over fences to win with plenty in hand at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft; 9lb lower); jumped well there and is capable of further progress.

5/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Super Six

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two-time novice hurdle winner (good to soft/good) who improved upon his first two chase starts when third at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month; that latest run can be upgraded as he hung badly left and forfeited ground with a circuit to run; open to improvement and he's on the shortlist.

6/1

Form: P/3-P1 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Fragile 11yo with low mileage; pulled up on his return from a year out but he stuck on well to win at Warwick (2m4f, good), albeit in a race that fell apart at the seams a little; only 2lb higher but not sure to be as good again.

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9th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 2

14:05 Cartmel

Messire Des Obeaux

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

11yo who has been lightly raced in recent seasons; well beaten at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March last time out but won at Warwick (2m4f, good) the run before; can be effective on slow ground; not discounted.

16/1

5th

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Messire Des Obeaux

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

Fragile 11yo with low mileage; pulled up on his return from a year out but he stuck on well to win at Warwick (2m4f, good), albeit in a race that fell apart at the seams a little; only 2lb higher but not sure to be as good again.

8/1

Form: 16P-85 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser on his day for Venetia Williams but he was returning from a fourth wind operation when finishing weakly behind The Big Bite here recently on his stable debut (same owners); reservations for now.

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2

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Espoir De Guye

12st 1lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Mrs N Sheppard

Struggled in Aintree Foxhunters' three weeks ago and is not one to rely upon heavily but his win at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) for Sam Loxton in February makes him of strong interest on this stable debut.

6/1

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Espoir De Guye

12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: S Loxton

Nothing like as good he was when at his peak for Venetia Williams and had luck on his side when beating last year's winner of this race at Wincanton in February (2m4f, soft); now has to bounce back from a shock defeat at Ludlow at the hands of Captain Tommy.

25/1

2nd

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Espoir De Guye

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: S Loxton

Smart in his prime and he got back on track with hunter chase win at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) last month; strong claims if repeating that form.

11/10

Form: P0-107 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Has become notoriously hard to predict but he's very smart on his day and would be well handicapped if he took a shine to the visor; ran okay in first-time cheekpieces last time before patently failing to stay 3m.

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6th

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Riders Onthe Storm

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

/Just two runs this season and, following a wind op, he returned to form with a good second at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) four weeks ago; he's fine over this trip and on soft/heavy going, and is one to consider.

9/2

2nd

7

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Riders Onthe Storm

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Grade 1 chase winner in 2020 but has regressed and become very inconsistent; finished remote when third of four in veterans' chase at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day and is not sure to be suited by today's drop back in trip; had wind surgery last month; cheekpieces refitted; others have much more persuasive profiles.

16/1

Form: 3881P2 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Hit and miss these days but he rallied gamely at Sandown (2m4f, soft) and would probably have mastered Zhiguli in a few more strides; handicapped to go well again if fancying the challenge.

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4th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 175y

Class 2

13:50 Ascot

Eden Du Houx

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Form tends to yo-yo but wind problems could have something to do with it and he's had another surgery (his fourth) since pulling up at Newbury in March; capable of a big run on best 2m4f form but hard to predict.

10/1

Form: -57421 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdler winner and off the mark over fences at the fifth attempt when leading on the run-in at Hereford (2m5f, soft); in deeper waters here but has only gone up 2lb and he can deal with that.

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9th

2

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Honneur DAjonc

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

2m5f chase winner but unraced beyond that far; lost his way over fences and beaten 12l and 18l back over hurdles the last twice; not crying out to be backed at the minute.

7/1

5th

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Honneur DAjonc

12st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form and, returned to this discipline, he ran better behind an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft); was beaten 12l though and likely to need more here.

8/1

2nd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Honneur DAjonc

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form; predominantly out of sorts since last success (fences) but could revive off this reduced mark dropped in grade and back hurdling.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £339.00
Straight Forecast £330.40
Tricast £2964.60
Trifecta £3280.00

Selections

The Times:

Heltenham

SPOTLIGHT:

Super Six

LAMBOURN:

Numitor

POSTDATA:

Eden Du Houx

TOPSPEED:

The Big Bite

The Star:

Messire Des Obeaux

Telegraph:

Heltenham

Daily Mail:

Heltenham

D Express:

Heltenham

Daily Record:

Heltenham

RP Ratings:

Super Six

WEST COUNTRY:

Super Six

The Guardian:

Super Six

Daily Mirror:

Super Six