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Alan Peak Happy Birthday Today Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Alan Peak Happy Birthday Today Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4-F532

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Point, bumper and 2m3f hurdle winner; fell on chase debut in November and made a bad mistake at the final fence on penultimate start; however, he found plenty on the run-in at Huntingdon (2m4f, good; has form on soft/heavy) last time, failing by just a nose, so a chase win could be beckoning.

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

8th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Dom Of Mary

10st 10lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: David Bridgwater

8yo who has shown career-best form the last twice with these cheekpieces back on, easily winning the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) before a close third at Sandown (3m, good); today's stiff 3m2f could prove ideal and he holds each-way possibilities.

14/1

3rd

8

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Dom Of Mary

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Second-season chaser who recorded a 10l success in the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) last month; big player on the back of that career-best performance, provided he's as effective returned to 3m.

4/1

1st

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Dom Of Mary

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

His only chase win came on heavy ground over Stratford's 2m6f last April when 3lb lower; remains lightly raced; made a pleasing return here over 3m1f before he ran well for a long way over Cheltenham's extended 3m3f (soft) in November; while that weakish finish casts some stamina doubts over this far, today's track is easier and the company not so demanding; the return of cheekpieces is probably a good thing as well; big player.

4/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 413361 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Came clear at Lingfield (2m4f) in December for his sixth win over fences and just held on over C&D (again good to soft) 19 days ago for his seventh; soft ground probably okay; back up another 4lb but should go well.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

6

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Go Steady

12st 2lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: I P Popham

held up in rear

14/1

5th

2

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Go Steady

11st 12lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway after 7th, disputing third after 3 out, weakened final 110yds

6/1

5th

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Go Steady

11st 5lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Rare hurdle start these days when beaten a neck at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) before returning to fences with a respectable fourth at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft; beaten 12l); a late mistake didn't help matters last time and yet he finished his race out nicely; major player now down a grade.

6/1

Form: /61-33 C

Last run: 85 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

4-17 over hurdles; back from 502 days off for a respectable third when switched to fences at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November and Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) in January; probably needs to build on that; more to prove at this trip and, although he has form in the mud, he was withdrawn when the ground was soft in December.

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Verdict Starting price

0

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Kempton

Rakhine State

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Comfortably won three-runner chase at Perth in July, his sixth start over fences, and was very respectable third when back over hurdles there (also 2m, soft) last month, but some of his younger rivals look more interesting here.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 212422

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Not the force of old but he did win in good style off 3lb lower at Warwick (2m4f, good) in September and has remained competitive; contender if the ground is okay but he last raced on soft in June 2021.

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0

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Vision Des Flos

11st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, outpaced when short of room after 3 out

8/1

4th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

15:25 Newton Abbot

Vision Des Flos

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Better known as a chaser now and was outpaced at the business end when fourth of five over hurdles at Fontwell (2m3f, good to firm) in May; however, he went close off a higher mark over C&D last summer and won't mind what the weather does; might be the answer.

9/2

Form: -P1672

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Had soft-ground wins in 2021; scored twice on good when visored in small fields over about this trip last spring; not nearly so good since, way behind the winner in a three-runner race last time, and the 249-day absence poses a question.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Fire Away

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Hasn't found his best form this year and latest Bangor fourth only a minor step in the right direction; now 19lb lower than when winning in May 2022 but doubts until showing more positive signs.

7/1

4th

4

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Fire Away

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

towards rear, steady headway after 4th, prominent from 7th, mistake 3 out

12/1

4th

6

29th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:40 Cartmel

Fire Away

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

prominent in chasing group

9/2

Form: -P4512 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Wore this equipment for last four starts and ran well in three, including at Ludlow for an easy hurdles win and close second in 3m chase; the exception was on soft ground, though, so that might pose unease.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Quoi De Neuf

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Dual chase winner (once here); gave good account when second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November and will be fine over today's longer trip but he didn't fire when last in action and has become unreliable.

11/2

6th

6

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Quoi De Neuf

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Looks a difficult horse to catch right but finished second at Catterick over a trip short of his best (2m3f) and drying ground is welcomed; couldn't rule out.

6/1

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Non-runners

Ruthless Article, Quoi De Neuf

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Payout
Exacta £49.00
Straight Forecast £58.20
Trifecta £218.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Quoi De Neuf

SPOTLIGHT:

Go Steady

WEST COUNTRY:

Dom Of Mary

The Guardian:

Ruthless Article

Telegraph:

Vision Des Flos

D Express:

Dom Of Mary

The Star:

Dom Of Mary

The Times:

Quoi De Neuf

Daily Mirror:

Quoi De Neuf

Daily Record:

Quoi De Neuf

The Sun:

Ruthless Article

RP Ratings:

Go Steady

POSTDATA:

Go Steady

Daily Mail:

Go Steady