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14:45 Exeter

Good To Soft

Tim Hale Memorial We Come Unseen Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Tim Hale Memorial We Come Unseen Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: P-255P

Last run: 61 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Only win over hurdles came off a 4lb higher mark but that was in October 2021; chasing career (0-4) hasn't been without promise and Ffos Las last time was too bad to be true; off his reduced mark he could bounce back.

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3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Investment Manager

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in rear throughout, jumped left 2nd, reminder with one circuit to go, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when pulled up 15th

9/2

2nd

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led at steady pace, joined 8th, headed 10th, led again 14th

5/2

20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 64-744

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Left Richard Newland after two disappointing hurdle runs in autumn 2021; modest latest effort but there were positives to take from his first two runs for this yard in 2m3f (here)/2m handicaps chases.

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6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Blue Ribbon

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ryan Chapman

Runner-up over C&D last April but was trounced by the winner; modest fifth at Taunton most recently, taking record for current yard to 0-7; 3lb out of weights in this higher grade.

20/1

5th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Blue Ribbon

10st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ryan Chapman

Made low-key return from 225-day absence when pulled up on heavy ground last month and is now 0-6 for Ryan Chapman but today's quicker conditions ought to be much more suitable, and he lurks on a tempting mark.

10/1

0

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:20 Exeter

Blue Ribbon

10st 7lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ryan Chapman

Hurdle winner who is 0-5 over fences but he was runner-up behind a major improver over C&D (good to soft) in April and the drop back t 2m1f looked against him in his final run in the spring; still has potential in this sphere and he's not ruled out on his return.

9/1

25/1

  • Place: £8.60

Form: 76568/

Last run: 733 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Maiden who was tailed off in his two handicaps as a hurdler; goes chasing after a mammoth absence.

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6

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Fanfan La Colmine

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Maiden (0-10); was returning from a lengthy absence and making chase/stable debut when staying-on into a remote third at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft; 28-1) a fortnight ago; competes from a 4lb lower mark on this occasion.

20/1

3rd

3

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Fanfan La Colmine

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

held up in rear, headway before 11th

25/1

Form: 33P322

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

0-20 under rules and had 13 chances over fences; still entitled to a second look after going down by only a neck at Warwick (2m, soft); stays this far.

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6

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

Eros

10st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Frustrating performer; 0-15 over fences (placed in nine of them) and pulled up when tried in cheekpieces on latest; first hurdle start since March 2021 and hard to be confident this will be his golden hour.

20/1

8

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Eros

11st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Longstanding maiden who was disappointing at Exeter last month and it's hard to be confident after that; however, he went there on the back of two good seconds (2m4f/2m, good/soft) and it's possible he'll be able to bounce back in first-time cheekpieces and a reapplied tongue-tie; not written off.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -2P343 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Chasing didn't really go to plan earlier this season and her two placed efforts were remote in small fields; beaten in the region of 20l in her last couple of handicap hurdles and new headgear is turned to; reservations.

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5

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:15 Fontwell

Electric Annie

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Robert Walford

Dual hurdle winner (2m4f/2m5f) in 2021-22 season but well below best for new stable last term; well beaten in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in Exeter chase last month; might be happier back over hurdles but still looks risky.

16/1

3

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Electric Annie

11st 9lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Robert Walford

Dual hurdle winner but she's not made an impact in four runs over fences and was tailed off at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) two weeks ago; mark continues to fall but she has something to prove in this sphere.

9/1

5th

2

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Electric Annie

11st 10lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Robert Walford

held up in rear, not fluent and dropped to rear 10th, ridden and no impression before 11th

10/1

Form: 062-64

Last run: 313 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over 3m here 12 months ago but below that level in just two subsequent runs; not wildly appealing now back from an absence.

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12

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Worcester

Baily Gorse

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Linda Blackford

Career record is 0-26 and beaten 50l when tried in a visor at Ffos Las recently; 10lb out of the handicap.

50/1

3rd

9

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Baily Gorse

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Linda Blackford

Exposed low-grade maiden; headgear change not enough to tempt.

33/1

9

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Baily Gorse

10st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Tailed off at Exeter five weeks ago on return from ten months off; runner-up at that track in April 2022 but that's his only placing from 11 chasing efforts; 0-24 in career so obvious doubts.

20/1

Form: 584717 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

First-time visored when winning a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Taunton in February but jumped poorly back there last time, as was the case when he tried fences at Hereford in November; bit risky.

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10th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Professor Calculus

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Seemingly back in good form when placed at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in June but not much has gone to plan since; soundly beaten when upped to 2m4f in August and has further to go here; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor; not the percentage call.

33/1

8th

6

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Professor Calculus

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

No paragon of consistency but Taunton winner in February (2m3f, made all, first time in a visor) and also ran well at Newton Abbot in June; heavy ground probably to blame when pulled up here latest; often leads.

16/1

0

4

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Professor Calculus

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won a novice handicap with a first-time visor at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and fair third in ordinary Newton Abbot handicap two runs back (2m1f, good); cheekpieces now tried; soft ground perhaps not ideal.

9/1

Form: 9/07-P

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Modest/regressive form in Ireland and following a long absence he was pulled up in a 2m3f handicap chase at Stratford; has it all to prove.

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4

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Aces Full

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sean Curran

Ex-Irish maiden who still has low mileage; posted an encouraging effort with tongue-tie applied at Huntingdon (2m7f; second run for new yard; heavily backed) last month, while shaping as if this drop back in distance will suit; open to improvement on the back of that; interesting.

15/8

3rd

5

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Aces Full

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sean Curran

Made a noise when pulling up on his stable debut last October (2m3.5f, good), his only outing in two years; hope may rest on tongue-tie.

5/1

7

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Aces Full

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sean Curran

Modest/regressive form in Ireland and following a long absence he was pulled up in a 2m3f handicap chase at Stratford; has it all to prove.

10/1

Form: 60-6P1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler for John Spearing; attracted plenty of support on his recent chase debut and duly came home clear in the first-time blinkers at Chepstow (2m3f handicap chase, soft); 8lb higher and the second did nothing for the form at the weekend, but still commands respect.

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9

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Shutthegate

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 6th

5/2

1st

14

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Shutthegate

10st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

Interesting on the pick of last winter's form for John Spearing, including a hurdle win at Warwick off 3lb higher; has run well here in the past; not at his best in two chase runs this season but his new yard are quick to change his headgear and drop him in trip; not discounted.

12/1

10

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Shutthegate

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: John Spearing

Returned from a summer break last season with a comfortable 2m3f win on heavy over hurdles; ended that campaign out of form, however, and did not revive when making chase debut on this season's reappearance; 8lb out of the handicap, with stamina also to be proved.

25/1

Form: 3498P6

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Modest hurdler and he finished tailed off on his handicap chase debut in February (2m5f); much to prove.

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8th

11

20th Jul 2023

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:55 Worcester

Dannystory

10st 3lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Harriet Brown

Maiden; pulled up over fences the last twice; little appeal back hurdling with a tongue-strap added.

66/1

0

11

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:23 Worcester

Dannystory

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Harriet Brown

Maiden; tailed off on chasing debut and was pulled up next time; back from three months off.

50/1

10

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Dannystory

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Brown

held up in rear, mistake 11th

66/1

Form: 533PP3

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

0-13 over hurdles and when third in a Taunton handicap last time she was beaten 14l; pointing background (0-4) offers hope for him taking to chasing.

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9th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

0-16 under rules and 0-20 overall; struggled from early stage on chasing debut in May and well beaten on both subsequent hurdling starts; 1lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

10th

16

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, outpaced and struggling before 3 out

33/1

9th

15

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

prominent

66/1

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Non-runners

Keplerian, Foillmore

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Payout
Exacta £346.00
Straight Forecast £352.70
Tricast £7446.60
Trifecta £5775.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Shutthegate

POSTDATA:

Electric Annie

The Times:

Eros

RP Ratings:

Blue Ribbon

SPOTLIGHT:

Investment Manager

WEST COUNTRY:

Electric Annie

Daily Mail:

Shutthegate

D Express:

Shutthegate

Daily Mirror:

Shutthegate

The Sun:

Shutthegate

The Star:

Shutthegate

Daily Record:

Shutthegate

The Guardian:

Eros