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14:50 Wincanton

Good To Soft

Chard Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Chard Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.70
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 76P-67

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in two Taunton chases this winter (both 2m2f, good) but is out of the weights again here and has now been unplaced all eight starts under rules; needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

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6th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

My Rockstar

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Helen Rees

Narrow winner of a 2m4f handicap chase here last April on good ground; got knocked out of contention when 4-1 back here in January and would have found soft ground against him last time; being 10lb out of the weights is a major blow, however.

20/1

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

My Rockstar

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Helen Rees

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; off the mark at Wincanton (2m4f Class 5) last April and had bad luck there eight weeks ago; however, he's 4lb out of the weights upped in grade.

12/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -90262

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who lost out only by a nose and was a long way clear of the others on recent chasing debut at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft); has to take a 4lb rise on the chin but should have more to offer now back up in trip.

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2nd

2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Hard Frost

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Below par in last two completed starts, then early faller latest; won off just 1lb lower at Taunton (2m7f) in December and a return to that form would put him in the picture.

5/1

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Hard Frost

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Just lasted home in a 2m7f chase on good to soft here in December when only 1lb lower; nowhere near as good since then but returning here will be no bad thing (also finished fourth in this 12 months ago).

5/1

4th

4

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Hard Frost

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

led, briefly headed 7th, headed before 12th, outpaced and lost position before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

Form: 225742

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has modest 2-27 strike-rate over hurdles but proved he stays 2m4f and pulled a long way clear of the third when very close second here (good to soft) last month; player if able to transfer that form to fences.

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4th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Begin The Luck

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.

10/1

Form: 6-0P32

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who made inauspicious start to his career but has progressed in recent weeks; stuck to his task very well when close second over C&D (good) last month and may yet have a bigger run in him; 1lb wrong.

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9th

12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Pulled up in four consecutive handicap chases since last spring and now 0-12 overall; huge leap of faith required to support him here; 3lb wrong.

66/1

0

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Fiona Shaw

held up in rear

25/1

0

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

0-10; placed twice over fences on good ground, at up to 2m4f last season; form tailed off in the spring; returns with a bit to prove, including if it's soft ground and from 5lb out of the handicap.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 007091 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Started off for Ryan Potter with three heavy defeats over hurdles but displayed sudden burst of improvement to win here (2m5f, good to soft; well backed) nine days ago and now makes his chasing debut from the same mark.

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9th

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Ithaka

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ryan Potter

Held up when a 2m5f hurdle winner (good to soft) last spring; poor form since then until taking a step back in the right direction at Taunton (3m, soft) latest; each-way player if he can back that up.

7/1

3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Ithaka

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ryan Potter

Out of sorts this season (pulled up on three of four appearances) but now 1lb lower than when suddenly returning to form to reward good market support at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) a year ago; worth a check in the betting.

20/1

Form: 0-410P

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at sixth attempt, with clear win at Taunton (3m, good) in December; open to further progress on today's chasing debut but his last two runs were very disappointing and he needs to put those behind him.

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7th

4

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Turnaway

12st 3lb

J: Anna Cropper

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Modest winning hurdler for Dan Skelton in December; not sure what to expect on Flat.

20/1

3

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:50 Wincanton

Turnaway

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Came good over hurdles at sixth attempt, with clear win at Taunton (3m, good) in December; open to further progress on today's chasing debut but his last two runs were very disappointing and he needs to put those behind him.

6/1

5

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Turnaway

11st 7lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

11/2

Form: -216P6

Last run: 118 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a three-runner chase off today's mark at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft) in early part of this season; returned from break with three lesser efforts in the autumn and is back from from another break here.

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7

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Toad Of Toad Hall

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Alexandra Dunn

always behind, mistake 11th, lost touch and pulled up 12th

8/1

Form: 008F

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only four rules starts but showed no significant promise in three novice hurdles in January/February (all 2m) and was held when falling at penultimate fence on last month's chase/handicap debut (3m); drops back in trip here.

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9th

13

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Mix Master

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Has failed to complete in four of his five chases and was beaten 34l when he did complete; well out of the weights in new headgear.

100/1

0

13

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Mix Master

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Katy Price

Very lightly raced 9yo but he's failed to complete in three of his four chase runs and was beaten 34l on the other; has had wind surgery but he's 5lb out of the weights here and needs a transformation after a short break.

33/1

0

9

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Mix Master

10st 2lb

J: Miss Carys Morris

T: Katy Price

Very lightly raced, with a whiff of ability but this is a tough task from 11lb out of the handicap.

40/1

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Non-runners

Milanford, Turnaway, Mix Master

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Payout
Exacta £269.00
Straight Forecast £232.50
Tricast £1056.60
Trifecta £1307.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hard Frost

The Times:

Ithaka

WEST COUNTRY:

Broadoak

RP Ratings:

Hard Frost

POSTDATA:

Hard Frost

LAMBOURN:

Hard Frost

Telegraph:

Hard Frost

The Guardian:

Hard Frost

Daily Mail:

Hard Frost

The Sun:

Hard Frost

Daily Record:

Hard Frost

D Express:

Ithaka

Daily Mirror:

Ithaka

The Star:

Ithaka