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14:40 Haydock

Good To Soft

cavani.co.uk Challenger Staying Chase Series Final Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25720
  • 3m 1f 125y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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cavani.co.uk Challenger Staying Chase Series Final Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1-2222

Last run: 103 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who won a maiden hurdle; well-held runner-up in all three chases but it was a progressive opponent who had his measure last time at Fontwell (3m2f, soft) when in first-time cheekpieces; looks handicapped about right but has crept in at the foot of the weights.

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2nd

3

14th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

14:05 Ludlow

Jefferys Cross

10st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Runner-up in first three chases before taking good step forward to win valuable series final at Haydock (3m1f, good to soft) last month; displays a rather awkward head carriage but is open to further improvement and commands respect.

8/11

1st

15

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Jefferys Cross

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced 6yo who won a maiden hurdle; well-held runner-up in all three chases but it was a progressive opponent who had his measure last time at Fontwell (3m2f, soft) when in first-time cheekpieces; looks handicapped about right but has crept in at the foot of the weights.

11/2

2nd

2

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Jefferys Cross

12st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced 6yo who won a good-ground maiden hurdle at Warwick in March (2m5f); he was soon switched to fences and made a fair start, seemingly staying 3m well enough at Bangor on latest (heavy) behind one who had dropped in the weights; thereabouts; might improve for cheekpieces.

5/2

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16/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: F-F434

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

The winner of two chases last winter (2m4f/2m3f) and back to that sort of form in his last two runs (2m7f/3m4f); tries hard enough so whether the new cheekpieces will assist remains to be seen.

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2nd

3

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Frenchy Du Large

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Venetia Williams

All wins at around 2m4f, but not disgraced over 2m7f-3m4f last season (clear of Ladronne when runner-up over 3m1f in first-time cheekpieces at Haydock last time); headgear retained and a possible.

4/1

2nd

2

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Frenchy Du Large

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

The winner of two chases last winter (2m4f/2m3f) and back to that sort of form in his last two runs (2m7f/3m4f); tries hard enough so whether the new cheekpieces will assist remains to be seen.

16/1

4th

2

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Frenchy Du Large

11st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Venetia Williams

Won two chases last winter (2m4f/2m3f) and was seemingly back in good form when keeping on well for close third here (2m7f, good) last month; still on a workable mark and looks well worth a crack at today's trip.

9/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 112562 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Ran well to be second over 2m3f last time as this would be a better trip for him, albeit on softer ground than he's likely to encounter this afternoon; probably needs those conditions to defy his current mark.

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6th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Ladronne

11st 8lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Tjade Collier

Reliable; five chase wins (2m4f-3m1f, and regularly placed); ridden out to score at Doncaster (3m, soft; from a 4lb lower mark) in March, and a respectable second at Market Rasen last time; entitled to respect despite the prospect of drying ground posing a slight risk.

9/2

Form: 1-562P C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won his first two chases, over 2m4f on soft and 3m4f around here on good ground; nearly won again at Doncaster (3m, good) a couple of runs ago but soon returned to modest mode back here last time when tried in cheekpieces (retained).

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7th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Tim Pat

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Useful chaser at his best but has regressed this season; safely held when reverted to hurdling for two starts in January and needs subsequent wind op to have made a difference.

12/1

7th

11

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Tim Pat

11st 7lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Beaten a neck over fences here (3m, good) one year ago off 14lb higher, but not so hot since; the return to hurdles last time (3m1f, soft) did not get a sufficient response for him to be greatly fancied at the moment.

14/1

5th

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

Tim Pat

11st 8lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

midfield, some headway when slow jump 3 out, soon outpaced

16/1

Form: 614363

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Didn't take to blinkers two runs back but steadied the ship with his usual cheekpieces returning when third over 3m at Sandown (soft); behind Mucho Mas and Feivel on that occasion and he's now only 1-10 over fences.

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2nd

1

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Morning Spirit

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

On a very good mark if getting back on track but there was no sign of that when tailed off after a break at Stratford (2m6f, heavy; handles plenty of give underfoot); wouldn't be the percentage call.

11/2

4th

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Morning Spirit

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead

13/2

Form: 123624

Last run: 103 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Useful at 2m4f but proved his stamina for further when second of 11 in first-time cheekpieces at Sandown (3m5f, good to soft) and he posted the same RPR when fourth over Wincanton's 3m1f; would appear to have little margin for error off current mark but not out of it.

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2nd

7

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Planned Paradise

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

5th

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Planned Paradise

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Well treated on last season's best form for Neil Mulholland; things are likely to click again at some point and he's one to watch in the betting, but he's yet to shine this term and a revival is very much needed.

14/1

Form: 3PU12U BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles for his previous yard; clearcut winner of a 3m handicap chase at Wetherby (good) on his debut for this one and then pushed Mucho Mas close on soft at Sandown; going perfectly well when unseating last time (mid-race) and he's progressive; tries cheekpieces.

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4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Feivel

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Has shown some fine front-running form this year since these blinkers went on, with two wins at Exeter (2m5f, heavy/soft) sandwiching a good second to a progressive winner at Warwick (3m1f, soft); had plenty in hand last time and can make another bold bid up 7lb.

5/2

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Feivel

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

7/2

Form: 855633

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper/hurdle/chase winner; all those wins have come in either Class 3s or 4s and he's 0-10 at a higher level; returning to 3m is a definite plus but may find at least one or two superior.

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6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

One True King

12st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Coped well with drop to 2m when scoring here last month then followed up over C&D (also on soft) three weeks ago; nudged up only another 2lb for the latter success and today's faster ground will also suit.

9/4

1st

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

One True King

11st 7lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Much better known for his exploits over 3m nowadays but coped well with drop back to 2m when keeping on strongly to win for Toby McCain-Mitchell here (soft) 12 days ago; quickly moves back up in trip today; 5lb rise ought to be manageable.

4/1

Form: -45366 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer whose best form this season came when third over 3m3f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; hammered a distance in his two subsequent starts and looks vulnerable.

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11th

23

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Small Present

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Third in the 3m3f Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen (good to soft) on Boxing Day suggested he can be a thorough stayer but he's not fired in the same way in his three starts since; cheekpieces (tried once last term, ran poorly) return; 8lb out of the handicap.

50/1

5

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Small Present

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sue Smith

9th

10

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Small Present

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Thorough stayer whose best form this season came when third over 3m3f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; hammered a distance in his two subsequent starts and looks vulnerable.

10/1

Form: -34144 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Career win number ten when staying on best to beat five rivals over 3m at Sandown in December and ran okay back there last time in a race that's worked out well; should give his running once more but probably placed at best.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when runner-up over 3m1f here last month and followed that with a sterling effort under top weight back chasing over 2m3f (the winner Fame And Fun runs 1.30); this is more his trip but he faces another big ask under a welter burden.

9/1

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when a 10l second here last time and debatable what he achieved with only three getting round; had been struggling over fences so, despite his good course record, it's hard to be confident.

3/1

2nd

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

I See You Well

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, went second after 4 out, no chance with winner before 2 out

8/1

Form: 56F223 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Seems better for wind surgery and they were good runs when second at Taunton (2m7f, good) and in particular at Ascot (3m, good to soft; strong race); only third of five at Newbury but was only 4l away and stretching for the second-last fence was no help; respected.

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3rd

5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Neon Moon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Was back to his last winning mark when getting his head back in front at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) having stayed on best; back up 6lb and overall profile questions whether he'll be as good again.

6/1

1st

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Neon Moon

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won easily off today's mark on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in October and made the frame over C&D the following month but has lost his way a bit since and others here have much less to prove.

12/1

5th

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Neon Moon

12st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Went close in this race a year ago and was very creditable second in major Ascot handicap (3m good to soft) soon afterwards; needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Newbury in December but is now only 2lb higher than when winning easily on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft).

7/1

Form: 2-6967 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

This season hasn't got going but, after a second wind operation, jumping out to the left was no help last time at Carlisle and he's now 3lb lower than when winning the Tommy Whittle here (3m1f, soft) in 2021; not discounted.

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11th

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Enqarde

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Regressive 10yo; stayed on well for narrow win off reduced mark on seasonal debut at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in November but has not been in the same form again since; others preferred.

25/1

3rd

6

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:15 Doncaster

Enqarde

11st 12lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in last, headway and in touch with leaders after 5 out, went third after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

14/1

0

3

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:35 Newcastle

Enqarde

11st 11lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Appeared to show the benefit of another wind op when all out to win at Warwick last month (3m1f, soft); has become hard to predict and was below par in a Class 2 at Haydock last time that he won two years earlier; however, lurks on a dangerous mark with cheekpieces tried and could go well.

8/1

Form: 3-14P2

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Up and down in his four runs this season and there appeared to be no excuses when a 3l second of five at Newbury (2m7f, good; just ahead of Neon Moon); this mark looks challenging.

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1

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Sam Barton

12st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Won over hurdles on this card three years ago and over fences at Worcester (2m7f, good) last season; drops back in grade with Joe Anderson taking off a useful 5lb; interesting contender.

8/1

Form: 6021P3 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Likes Ludlow, where he took his course record to 1121 with a narrow success there in January (3m1f, good to soft); bit disappointing back there a fortnight ago and this is certainly no easier.

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5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Tide Times

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Gained all four chase wins here, most recently when digging deep to capitalise on some help from the handicapper over today's trip (soft) in December; made jumping errors and was pulled up here in January but today's ground will suit and he remains on a good mark.

7/1

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Mucho Mas

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Payout
Exacta £1032.00
Straight Forecast £803.50
Tricast £9291.70
Trifecta £11988.00

Selections

The Times:

Mucho Mas

The Guardian:

Feivel

RP Ratings:

Planned Paradise

SPOTLIGHT:

Enqarde

WEST COUNTRY:

Neon Moon

The Star:

Frenchy Du Large

Daily Mail:

Feivel

POSTDATA:

Planned Paradise

Telegraph:

Mucho Mas

Daily Mirror:

Mucho Mas

The Sun:

Mucho Mas

Daily Record:

Mucho Mas

D Express:

Enqarde