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CRS & Westexe Veterans’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7393.4
  • 3m 1f 30y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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CRS & Westexe Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 7/42-P

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Placed last year in a hunter chase and points; 33-1 when pulled up in a 3m2f handicap chase at Taunton in December on his only run for Bill Turner; kicks off for another yard with much to prove.

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4th

7

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

Hotel Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Keiran Burke

Quite lightly raced for his age and returned to form to make winning stable debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in March; could have more to offer for new trainer but was pulled up at Wetherby last month and it's hard to know what to expect here.

6/1

8

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:55 Wetherby

Hotel Du Nord

11st 8lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Keiran Burke

10yo who attracted market support on his stable debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) ten days ago and won by about 4l; he could have more to offer for this yard and is respected under a 7lb penalty.

5/1

1st

9

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Hotel Du Nord

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

Placed last year in a hunter chase and points; 33-1 when pulled up in a 3m2f handicap chase at Taunton in December on his only run for Bill Turner; kicks off for another yard with much to prove.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 8421UP

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Opened his chase account in 3m handicap at Market Rasen (good to soft) in December; running okay when unseating back there next time but his effort here a month ago was nothing like so encouraging.

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0

3

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Ballinslea Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Harriet Dickin

Two hurdle wins in 2018 when with Olly Murphy; defied a similar mark over fences last December but questionable whether he'll return from a break in that sort of form.

14/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 858592 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Well treated on form last April when winning at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft); below par this season but he ran okay behind one who got loose on the lead at Hereford and perhaps blinkers can give him a lift (worn cheekpieces the last twice).

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8th

13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Duc De Beauchene

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Two wins last spring included 3m5f Norfolk National at Fakenham (good; used to act on soft); 2lb lower today as he's failed to fire in his four starts since; reverting to blinkers from recent cheekpieces might help.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-P123 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a veterans' chase at Warwick (3m, soft) on New Year's Eve and has continued to run well, perhaps finding good ground on the lively side last time at Doncaster (beaten 12l); not as smart as he was but in good enough form to go close here.

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4th

2

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

The Kings Writ

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Won a veterans' chase at Warwick (3m, soft) on New Year's Eve and has continued to run well, perhaps finding good ground on the lively side last time at Doncaster (beaten 12l); not as smart as he was but in good enough form to go close here.

4/1

3rd

5

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:00 Doncaster

The Kings Writ

11st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Won a veterans' chase at Warwick (3m, soft) on New Year's Eve and runner-up behind a progressive 8yo at Hereford (3m1f, soft) since; also effective on good ground and holds strong claims if his good form continues.

2/1

2nd

10

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 3

15:35 Hereford

The Kings Writ

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Veteran who was back in much better form at Warwick (3m, soft) one month ago, rallying gamely for narrow win; capable of remaining competitive back up 4lb (peak mark was much higher); shortlisted.

7/1

8/1

Form: 41P-PP D

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Newbury winner last April (2m7f, good; acts on soft) on his debut for Harry Fry; however, was very hit and miss for his former yard and he's suffered three non-completions since that latest win.

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11th

16

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Bermeo

10st 13lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Bounced back to form to make winning stable debut at Newbury (2m7f, good) just over a year ago but was pulled up on next three appearances; stopped the rot with respectable fifth at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month but was behind Ballinslea Bridge there and never looked dangerous; needs today's headgear switch to give him a boost.

20/1

5th

4

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Bermeo

11st 6lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Newbury winner last April (2m7f, good; acts on soft) on his debut for Harry Fry; however, was very hit and miss for his former yard and he's suffered three non-completions since that latest win.

8/1

18

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Bermeo

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Won at Newbury (2m7f, good; acts on soft) last April on debut for yard; however, good runs had become the clear minority for his old stable and he's been pulled up on both starts since that win; 5lb out of the handicap.

40/1

Form: 15P331 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Not that predictable but capable on his day as he showed when a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good); clear claims off 5lb higher with Ned Fox again on board, but wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft.

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10

9th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Flying Verse

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Flying Verse

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

Ran out a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good) but he reminded us of his inconsistency when failing to give his running at Wincanton; goes without Ned Fox's claim here and he'll need to be right on it.

7/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Flying Verse

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: David Dennis

Not that predictable but capable on his day as he showed when a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good); clear claims off 5lb higher with Ned Fox again on board, but wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft.

4/1

Form: 24-4FP D

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Still in the firing line when he fell two out here in December but he's hard to predict and produced a lesser effort at Warwick in the race won by The Kings Writ, and he has won there; capable but risky.

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5th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Tried in blinkers instead of usual cheekpieces when just a fair third of seven in 3m Perth handicap chase in April; a bit more is needed if he is to resume winning ways.

9/2

3rd

2

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Held every chance when he fell two out at Wincanton in December but he's unpredictable and hasn't repeated that form since; impossible to know how he'll react to first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) but, off his last winning mark, he can't be discounted.

4/1

7th

3

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Smugglers Blues

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Still in the firing line when he fell two out here in December but he's hard to predict and produced a lesser effort at Warwick in the race won by The Kings Writ, and he has won there; capable but risky.

7/1

Form: 3-2P2P CD

Last run: 108 days

W: 12st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Very smart chaser three seasons ago but only win since then came in a two-runner hunter chase over C&D last February; wouldn't be the obvious answer under top weight.

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4

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

West Approach

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Nothing like the force of old and his only win in the last three seasons came in a two-runner hunter chase in February 2022; runner-up in a small-field handicap in December but that's probably not good enough form and he was soundly beaten 12 days ago.

12/1

8th

1

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

West Approach

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Very smart chaser three seasons ago but only win since then came in a two-runner hunter chase over C&D last February; wouldn't be the obvious answer under top weight.

10/1

1

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

West Approach

12st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Smart in his prime but his only win from eight hunter chases this year (under Freddie Gingell) was in a match; however, he is well treated on his best 2022 form and was a respectable second back in a handicap at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) on his recent return after 192 days off; looks interesting if he can build on that and this step back up in trip is a positive.

13/2

Form: P-2P43

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Runner-up, despite suffering bad interference, at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft); hasn't touched on that form since (with and without cheekpieces) and his strike-rate of 2-22 is becoming a concern.

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0

1

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Pemberley

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

led but pestered, headed and lost ground after 3 out, soon in touch with leaders

8/1

8

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Pemberley

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up, despite suffering bad interference, at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft); hasn't touched on that form since (with and without cheekpieces) and his strike-rate of 2-22 is becoming a concern.

8/1

3rd

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

Pemberley

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Course winner over hurdles; gave a good show, despite suffering bad interference, when runner-up at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft) and although he hasn't performed well over further since, he has a mixed record at best over extreme tests; should be competitive.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £1488.00
Straight Forecast £1110.10
Tricast £5347.80
Trifecta £7926.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Flying Verse

WEST COUNTRY:

Duc De Beauchene

SPOTLIGHT:

The Kings Writ

The Star:

Pemberley

Daily Mirror:

West Approach

POSTDATA:

Flying Verse

Telegraph:

Flying Verse

Daily Record:

Flying Verse

The Times:

Duc De Beauchene

Daily Mail:

Duc De Beauchene

The Sun:

Duc De Beauchene

RP Ratings:

The Kings Writ

The Guardian:

The Kings Writ

D Express:

The Kings Writ