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14:30 Huntingdon

Good To Soft

Racing TV Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4488.85
  • 2m 3f 189y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Racing TV Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -V5342

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ended latest campaign with two 2m2f wins on good to soft; no further progress since but ran one of his better races when runner-up over C&D in February (blinkers replaced cheekpieces, retained today) and a good run much more likely from him than some.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Master Malcolm

12st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Ended last season with two soft-ground wins at Huntingdon (2m4f) and will be fine on the quicker surface here but has been out of form this term (four starts) and needs to turn things around.

20/1

6th

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Master Malcolm

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Took this event 12 months ago but he's offered little in three outings this season, beating only one back over C&D last month; has something to prove.

13/2

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: -31PPP D

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Had some very modest results before making all at Lingfield in December (2m, good to soft) and nothing doing in three runs since; too risky to contemplate.

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3rd

8

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

The Knot Is Tied

10st 12lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Ryan Potter

Very versatile 9yo who has two chases among his seven career wins; signed off for Neil King with some disappointing efforts over jumps last spring and was well beaten on both Flat starts for new stable last month; considered only if lively in the betting.

12/1

7th

9

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

The Knot Is Tied

9st 0lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Ryan Potter

prominent, lost ground 6f out, outpaced over 3f out

50/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: P4P43P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Acts on all surfaces; shown little since the autumn, albeit tough task last time out, and although much lower in the weights than for Ffos Las win last April (2m3f, good) it's hard to have faith in a revival.

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No Results Found

Form: -5PP24 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and chase winner, the latter in June 2021; had been out of sorts but returned to form with a front-running second at Market Rasen in November (2m5f, good to soft); just a respectable effort back from another break since but is in better form than some.

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6th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Caro Des Flos

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Veteran who bids for a hat-trick, having won well at Market Rasen (2m5f/2m3f, soft/good to soft) the last twice; absence since December is the worry (yet to score when fresh).

7/2

Form: 13-PP7 C

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won consecutive races over hurdles (here, 2m3f) and fences (2m4f) early in 2022 but has been way below that form since, pulled up on next two starts before finishing remote in January; hard to recommend.

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5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Alberic

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has been running reasonably and didn't seem to stay 2m7f at Worcester latest, having held every chance; tricky customer but ought to be involved, especially off current mark (has won off 9lb higher).

5/1

4th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tricky customer whose two wins came early in 2022; showed enough in two Fontwell outings in the spring to warrant consideration if he stays this trip; no ground problems.

11/2

4th

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Alberic

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

14/1

Form: 315555

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Chase (2m1f, soft) and AW winner over 2m in late 2022 but seemingly gone off the boil in two most recent starts; on the back burner for now.

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4th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, pecked on landing 7th, weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Lost his way last season but usually goes well here and slowing down at the last fence may have cost him over 2m3f here on recent reappearance; 2lb rise is annoying but he has to be considered over a trip he stays.

9/4

Form: 44-5P4

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

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4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:45 Stratford

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Eight-race maiden but has a useful pedigree and is unexposed over fences; weakened into fourth over 2m6f on good ground at Leicester (chase debut) most recently; withdrawn twice due to slower conditions since; interesting with improvement on the cards back down in distance.

11/2

4

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today; made some mistakes); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

8/1

3

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Keplerian

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

7/2

Form: 5-5234 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Some good results last winter, including a 2m4f win at Bangor (soft); shade underpowered this season but has C&D form and is on latest winning mark; cheekpieces no obvious help in the past and now goes in blinkers.

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6th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced before 5 out, weakened after 4 out

16/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Sole win (22 races under rules) came over fences in December 2021; well down the weights now and he was placed twice early this year but pulled up on final start last season (made mistakes in first-time blinkers) and same again on reappearance three weeks ago; bit to prove.

10/1

0

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, prominent, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

Form: 2-7386

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Sole win over 2m at Lingfield (heavy) in late 2021 but stays 2m3f; out of luck this winter and returns to former trainer after one run for Christian Williams; has a winning mark to exploit but needs to recapture form.

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8

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Uberman

10st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Katharine Davis

held up in last, bad mistake 4th, soon pulled up quickly (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake at the 4th fence and lost his action afterwards)

10/1

6th

6

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Uberman

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

disputed lead

10/1

8

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Uberman

11st 4lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Only win came over 2m at Lingfield and fair third over that C&D in November (some way behind /Shaw's Cross); effectiveness at this trip unproven.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £753.00
Straight Forecast £726.50
Tricast £10491.70
Trifecta £12802.00

Selections

The Times:

Master Malcolm

The Guardian:

Bitasweetsymphony

SPOTLIGHT:

Keplerian

RP Ratings:

Alberic

POSTDATA:

The Knot Is Tied

WEST COUNTRY:

Keplerian

Telegraph:

Master Malcolm

Daily Mirror:

Master Malcolm

The Sun:

Master Malcolm

Daily Record:

Master Malcolm

Daily Mail:

Bitasweetsymphony

D Express:

Bitasweetsymphony

The Star:

Bitasweetsymphony