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Ability FM Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9769.85
  • 1m 7f 207y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Ability FM Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.90
  • Place: £2.70

Form: P55264 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won a Listed handicap at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last April but he's been generally disappointing since and has been well held in both runs this year; wind surgery and is now 10lb lower than for last success but he needs to step up after another break.

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1st

1

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

16:05 Cartmel

Return Ticket

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Back in prime form when winning easily at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) last month, and his subsequent fourth in a good race at Ayr (2m, good) was perfectly respectable; claims on that evidence but needs to prove he can handle this track (pulled up in this race last year on only previous visit).

6/1

4th

5

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Return Ticket

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Gained the most notable of his nine successes in this event (2m, good to soft) 12 months ago; mostly disappointing since but he returned to form after wind surgery to score in clearcut style at Carlisle two weeks ago; still 1lb lower than for last year's win so has to be considered, although today's contest looks a fair bit stronger.

11/2

1st

2

8th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Return Ticket

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

soon went second, led 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 213443

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who scored over fences at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in November but he's not really gone on from that in four runs since; finished a fair third under a positive ride at Doncaster (2m4f, good) last time but he needs to find more on this drop back to 2m.

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2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Grand Voyage

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Has come a fair way down the weights and the signs were a little more promising when beaten 12l at Carlisle last week (2m4f, heavy); still didn't really threaten from off the pace.

7/1

4th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Grand Voyage

10st 9lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Runner-up here last April and runs off a mark fully 18lb lower this afternoon; however, that's because he's been unable to get competitive on his six starts this season and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4221P2 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner who dug deep when scoring at Hereford (2m, soft) in January; reportedly suffering from an irregular heartbeat when disappointing at Chepstow but bounced back with a good second at Wincanton 12 days ago; probably wouldn't want the ground to dry out but he still looks on a workable mark and has possibilities if conditions are in his favour.

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1st

9

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Galop De Chasse

11st 3lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

made all, jumped right 10th, reminder 3 out, 3 lengths ahead when jumped left last, soon ridden and faced challenge, kept on well

7/1

3rd

4

8th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Galop De Chasse

11st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Triple chase winner who dug deep when scoring at Hereford (2m, soft) in January; reportedly suffering from an irregular heartbeat when disappointing at Chepstow but bounced back with a good second at Wincanton 12 days ago; probably wouldn't want the ground to dry out but he still looks on a workable mark and has possibilities if conditions are in his favour.

11/2

2nd

2

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

14:30 Wincanton

Galop De Chasse

12st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Dug deep to fend off Rose Sea Has at Hereford (2m, soft) and was reportedly suffering from an irregular heartbeat when running no race at Chepstow; close to a career-high mark but needs respecting.

11/2

Form: 3-4442 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Very smart hurdler in his prime; has record of 1-12 over fences but he's on a dangerous mark in this sphere and was a creditable second at Haydock (2m, soft) on his recent return from a short break; in the mix.

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3rd

6

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Cornerstone Lad

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Showed some spark when second of four here (2m, heavy) in February and continues to drop down the weights; however, this 10yo has a regressive profile and hasn't built on that runner-up finish on his two starts since; has never won over a trip this far.

9/1

3rd

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Cornerstone Lad

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

led, headed 4th, pushed along 3 out, outpaced and lost second 2 out, weakened last, no match for first two

6/4

Form: 412-51 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

8yo who has won over fences in two of his last four starts, including when making all to win by a nose at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) on his return last month; pulled clear with the runner-up in that race but this is tougher and he could have competition for the lead this time.

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5th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

You Say Nothing

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Has won two soft-ground handicaps at about 2m since last March; not the easiest to predict, though, and has performed poorly the last twice.

12/1

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

You Say Nothing

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

led

11/2

Form: 57U22F BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Unexposed chaser who has finished runner-up twice at Ayr (2m, heavy/good to soft) this year and he was 10l clear when falling at the final fence there (2m, good) last month; mark has gone up 7lb but he still looks feasibly treated and is a major player if he can put in a clear round.

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0

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

12:30 Newcastle

Champ De Gane

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second before 5 out, weakening when not fluent 4 out, soon pulled up

4/1

2nd

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

Champ De Gane

10st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Has set or equalled peak RPRs over both hurdles and fences in 2m4f Perth contests latterly, albeit his C&D chase second off this mark in July (good) featured jumping errors and a refusal to settle; weighted to reverse Cartmel form with A Different Kind, though 0-16 record is offputting.

5/2

2nd

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

18:50 Perth

Champ De Gane

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

0-5 over hurdles and 0-15 overall but recent efforts over fences have been perfectly respectable, and he matched his best RPR (124) when second here (2m4f, good) last month; won't mind if there's rain about and has good chance at the weights on this return to hurdling.

6/4

Form: 32F562 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

9yo with a record of 4-22 over fences, including a C&D win; has patchy record since his last success 12 months ago but he returned to form with a front-running second at Market Rasen (2m3f, soft) ten days ago and has claims if he can build on that.

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9th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

The King Of May

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Very well handicapped on form as recent as last autumn but has looked out of sorts on all four appearances this year and it takes a leap of faith to support him here.

12/1

9th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

The King Of May

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time chase winner and also won two hurdles; confined to hurdling for this year's three runs (2m1f-3m1f) and hasn't been getting competitive; something to prove right now.

25/1

6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, slow jump 4th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

Form: 11341F D BF

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won three of his first six starts over fences and he held a narrow lead when falling at the last at Wetherby (2m3f, good) in his final run last year; drops back in trip after 178 days off but he's a versatile type who is open to more progress in this sphere; interesting contender.

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0

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Saint Arvans

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

In career-best form in recent months, including very respectable fifth on slower-than-ideal ground in C&D Summer Plate in July; bumped into revitalised subsequent winner when second at Perth (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) 19 days ago; one to consider.

8/1

2nd

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:47 Perth

Saint Arvans

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Has record of 5-16 over fences and his last win was over C&D (good) in June; three respectable efforts since then including a second at Bangor last month and a fourth of 12 behind a major improver at Worcester last time; now drops back in grade and he's respected with cheekpieces added.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £531.00
Straight Forecast £462.10
Tricast £1554.80
Trifecta £2112.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Champ De Gane

RP Ratings:

Cornerstone Lad

Telegraph:

You Say Nothing

The Times:

Grand Voyage

Daily Mail:

Return Ticket

D Express:

Champ De Gane

The Sun:

Champ De Gane

The Star:

Champ De Gane

The Guardian:

You Say Nothing

Daily Mirror:

You Say Nothing

TOPSPEED:

Cornerstone Lad

POSTDATA:

Cornerstone Lad

Daily Record:

Cornerstone Lad