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Howden Insurance Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12146.3
  • 2m 0f 214y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Howden Insurance Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

Form: 3-2PP3 C BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Feasibly treated on the pick of his hurdle form but he pulled up on his final run in that discipline, then suffered the same fate on his chase debut; ran better when last of three at Newbury in February but still has questions to answer as a chaser.

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10th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Alto Alto

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly from 4 out

12/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

All four wins have been here, latterly rallying gamely to fend off a subsequent winner over C&D in mid-February (soft); he's now 2-2 in this headgear combination (previous success over hurdles) and looks sure to be involved after a 4lb rise.

9/4

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

C&D winner on soft last April but chase career went to pot after and recent win here came over hurdles (in these aids); need to have faith in him repeating the form back over fences off 3lb higher than latest chase loss.

7/2

Form: 55/633 C BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Winless since 2019; running well and a late mistake was no help when close up at Huntingdon last month, though it was later reported that he bled from the nose; clearly not the force of old and perhaps placed again.

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3

28th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:40 Fontwell

Not Another Muddle

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Still capable of running reasonably well, as he did at Plumpton latest, but it's more than four years since he won; may be vulnerable again.

7/2

3rd

5

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Not Another Muddle

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, ridden after 3 out, briefly went third before 2 out, went third again run-in, not pace to challenge

9/2

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Not Another Muddle

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Long in the tooth now and no longer the force of old but was placed in a good-quality Kempton handicap (2m4f, good) in February and also ran well when second here (2m1f, soft) a fortnight ago; sure to appreciate today's significant drop in class; major player.

13/8

OUR TIP

Form: U15-25 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Off for 14 months before an excellent second of 11 at Kempton (2m4f, good; 22-1) and he was running as well before whacking three out at Sandown (soft); looks to have returned in good nick and should be on the premises.

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2nd

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Iconic Muddle

10st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Back from absence in good heart this winter, staying on well to be second in his first 3m handicap, a competitive one at Kempton (soft), and he might well have won at Doncaster since but for a late blunder; up 2lb but has solid claims.

3/1

2nd

8

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:15 Doncaster

Iconic Muddle

11st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

prominent, disputed lead 3 out, bad mistake last, not recover

3/1

2nd

9

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Iconic Muddle

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Close second at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) last month on seasonal debut, showing he retains a good chunk of ability aged 11; new trip (belated first crack at 3m) is the question mark.

9/1

Form: 2521P4 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ex-Paul Nicholls; raced prominently when winning 2m handicap chase at Worcester for this yard last summer and his recent return from a break at Southwell was encouraging; capable off this mark but he's by no means a serial winner.

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4th

6

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Glajou

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, headway 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in

7/2

1st

4

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Worcester

Glajou

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Often runs well but finds it difficult to win and this far seems to stretch him to the limit.

9/2

3rd

4

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Glajou

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Often runs well, as he did when second to Dan's Chosen over C&D latest, but finds it difficult to win and record now stands at 2-27; others preferred for win purposes.

5/1

Form: 223126 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Failed to fire last time but had been running well, winning decisively at Fontwell and then second at Hereford (both soft); not handicapped out of things if shrugging aside that latest disappointment, but softer ground would be preferable.

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3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Rose Sea Has

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Regressive form this season; drops back to an easier level but doesn't have the ideal scenario; this front-runner has gained all chase wins in much smaller fields.

10/1

9

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Rose Sea Has

11st 3lb

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

0

3

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

14:40 Haydock

Rose Sea Has

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

disputed lead, pressed leader 3rd, lost position 7th, ridden in rear after 9th, soon lost touch, pulled up before 4 out

8/1

Form: -43352 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ran well on his return to chasing at Newbury but the winner waved him goodbye after the last and he's now 0-9 in this sphere; frustration may continue.

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7th

5

(4)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Stepney Causeway

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Anthony Charlton

Won twice over fences last summer, but held on his return to the Flat after 193 days off here (1m4f) 11 days ago; may have needed it, but still has enough to prove.

33/1

6th

8

(3)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Stepney Causeway

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Anthony Charlton

Useful jumper who won 2m handicap chases at Worcester and Newton Abbot last summer; well beaten in an AW Flat handicap at the start of 2023 but he was quite useful in this sphere at the start of his career, including an AW novice win; possible he'll be using this a prep for a return to jumps but betting perhaps the best guide to expectations.

33/1

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

16:52 Newton Abbot

Stepney Causeway

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Took a while to open his account over fences but has bagged two four-runner chases this summer, latterly over C&D (good) 11 days ago despite almost refusing to race and giving the others a big headstart; not without risk, but a 1lb rise ought to be manageable if he gets away on terms today.

2/1

Form: 111714 D

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

The winner of four handicap hurdles this year and it's been a very pleasing start over fences, winning a Newton Abbot novice (2m, good to soft) before outrunning odds of 100-1 at Cheltenham in October; take that latest form literally and he's very well handicapped.

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2nd

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

14:40 Stratford

Noahthirtytwored

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Responded to pressure to win at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in June and finished well for 1l third at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last time; this step up in trip is well worth a go and he's one to consider.

7/2

3rd

8

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:30 Uttoxeter

Noahthirtytwored

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Adam West

Made a very promising start to chasing career last autumn and doubled his tally over fences with clearcut success at Newton Abbot (2m, good) last month; could still be well handicapped after 4lb rise and promising 5lb claimer Conor Rabbitt is enlisted; might be the answer.

3/1

1st

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Noahthirtytwored

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Good second at Worcester last month before an unfortunate fall at Southwell; fair effort on AW at Chelmsford recently and, while this represents a sharp rise in class, could well be involved; Sean Bowen on for the first time.

5/1

Form: 937P57 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has no worthwhile form beyond 2m4f so can be forgiven two of his recent failures but he again ran poorly back over 2m at Wincanton when tried in this new headgear; seems in no form at the minute.

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7

4th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:35 Uttoxeter

Texard

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Not always an easy one to predict but came good for current stable at fourth attempt, darting clear from penultimate fence to win by 22l at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) last month; moves back up in grade today but he's 2-2 at Uttoxeter, and this trip-and-ground combination will suit.

5/2

1st

2

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Texard

12st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

travelled strongly, disputed lead, raced in second after 2nd, led before 3 out

3/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £141.20
Tricast £307.40

Selections

RP Ratings:

Noahthirtytwored

The Times:

Stepney Causeway

SPOTLIGHT:

Only Money

The Star:

Alto Alto

TOPSPEED:

Glajou

WEST COUNTRY:

Texard

POSTDATA:

Iconic Muddle

D Express:

Rose Sea Has

Daily Record:

Not Another Muddle

Daily Mirror:

Noahthirtytwored

The Sun:

Noahthirtytwored

The Guardian:

Stepney Causeway

Daily Mail:

Stepney Causeway

Telegraph:

Only Money