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Good To Soft

Gloucester Brewery Holman Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 3m 4f 21y
  • Class 3
  • 20 runners
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Gloucester Brewery Holman Handicap Chase

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.20
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 1-7P84 C

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner, more recently against own sex a year ago (3m2f, good); now only 2lb above that mark but has been out of form this season (four runs) and has more to prove than some of these.

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1st

20

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Madera Mist

10st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Dual course winner, more recently against own sex a year ago (3m2f, good); now only 2lb above that mark but has been out of form this season (four runs) and has more to prove than some of these.

20/1

4th

2

20th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Lingfield

Madera Mist

11st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ended last term with a clearcut win in a Cheltenham handicap (3m2f, good) in April but she's been out of sorts this season and was tailed off over 2m4f at Cheltenham last time; has had another wind operation but she needs a major revival after a short break.

14/1

8th

7

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Madera Mist

10st 11lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Record of 2-5 at this course, the wins gained in this race two years ago (soft) and 3m2f event in April (good); higher in the weights now and has a question mark over current form to boot.

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: /34-34

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Exeter last month and now 0-6 over fences; on a good mark now but would appeal more on slower ground and needs to turn a corner.

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2nd

8

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Young Bull

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

Well beaten in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Exeter last month and now 0-6 over fences; on a good mark now but would appeal more on slower ground and needs to turn a corner.

12/1

4th

6

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Young Bull

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Whittington

Hasn't seen much racing since 2019; finished a well-held third at Haydock (2m5f, soft) on his only run this season and is still seeking a first success over fences (0-5); probably has to find something for the cheekpieces if he's to put that right.

5/1

8

11th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Young Bull

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5-7415

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Beat a next-time-out winner to open chasing account at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good to soft) two starts ago and remains lightly raced over fences but didn't fire last time and is seemingly not one to rely upon heavily.

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3rd

2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Tip Top Cat

11st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Beat a next-time-out winner to open chasing account at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good to soft) two starts ago and remains lightly raced over fences but didn't fire last time and is seemingly not one to rely upon heavily.

10/1

5th

4

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:35 Newbury

Tip Top Cat

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear, slow jump 4th, reminder after 8th, pushed along 5 out, soon no impression and beaten

7/2

1st

5

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:42 Uttoxeter

Tip Top Cat

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

On fire when signing off 2021 with a hat-trick in handicap hurdles, the latest off this very mark; made a belated return to fences last time at Taunton (2m7f) and ran okay despite a 21l defeat; this stiffer test should be in his favour.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 14112U BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won consecutive races over 3m2f on good ground in the autumn and lost out only by a neck in Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) in January; held when unseating rider at Plumpton in February but still enters calculations here.

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11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Blame The Game

11st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Dangerously well handicapped on last season's form but his struggles continued at Haydock only two weeks ago; has a lot more to prove than some of these.

16/1

6th

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Blame The Game

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

His reduced mark appeals on form as recent as last April but he's struggled to get competitive this season and needs to raise his game.

14/1

0

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Blame The Game

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, raced in second before 6th

9/2

Form: P7P123

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won off reduced mark at Hereford (3m1f, good) in February and was second to progressive rival at Wetherby (3m7f, good) last month, but is not getting any younger and was a shade disappointing on his latest outing.

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3

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Dennis

Good stalwart over the years, with nine wins on his CV; inconsistent nowadays and no longer the force of old but will be suited by today's trip/ground; no surprise if he goes well for Harry Cobden.

10/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

Did win earlier this season but this 12yo is not as good as he was and has become hard to predict; ran poorly last time.

25/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

held up in rear, raced wide and in touch with leaders after 5th, dropped to last 7th, detached and reminder after 10th, pulled up before 16th

9/1

Form: -U5465

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Quickly developed into smart novice chaser in 2019-20 season but lightly raced and generally very disappointing since; continues to slide down the weights but dropped out very tamely at Exeter last month; revival needed.

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1st

4

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Copperhead

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right on occasions and didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, went second before 5th, soon pressed leader, not fluent when led 3 out

7/2

4th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Copperhead

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stuck on a losing run but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort; questionable whether he wants the ground quite this deep but has strong form claims.

3/1

4th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Copperhead

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Winless streak has just passed its four-year anniversary but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort against younger opposition and again he ran well for a long way when a 12l third at Sandown two weeks ago (3m, soft); off a light weight and with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb, he's a major player against fellow oldies this time.

9/2

Form: 645133

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February; again ran well over that C&D last month but is not very consistent and may not be seen to the same effect here.

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3rd

5

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

Gwencily Berbas

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Inconsistent nowadays but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February and is now only 2lb above that mark; could have a say.

5/1

7th

12

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Gwencily Berbas

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Thorough stayer who proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February; again ran well over that C&D last month but is not very consistent and may not be seen to the same effect here.

16/1

3rd

8

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Gwencily Berbas

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made it 2-2 over C&D when emerging from off the pace to win ridden out last month; for one who struggles with his consistency, it was encouraging that he posted the same RPR when third to a progressive winner at Wetherby (3m7f); back here he has to be of strong interest.

7/1

Form: 212721 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

4-25 over fences, the latest win gained from the front in four-runner race at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) last month; has a lot more on his plate here but the quicker ground will suit; swaps usual cheekpieces for visor.

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6

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

raced in second, pulled up quickly before 11th

12/1

0

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

12st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Scored over C&D (good to soft) in 2022 and was placed in Norfolk National over C&D (good) in May; disappointed on both appearances last month but returns here on a good mark and is sure to appreciate the ease in grade.

12/1

0

4

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:04 Fontwell

Wake Up Early

10st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Off the same mark as for his Sedgefield success in March (3m3f, soft; has form on heavy) at the expense of three rivals; good and bad in the meantime; there have to be reservations but he's clearly capable of going well in a race of this nature.

5/1

Form: 5F8P42

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in military riders' race at Sandown (3m, good to soft) last month and won't fail through lack of stamina here, but has been well below his best this season and others have more appealing profiles.

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2nd

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Almazhar Garde

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

He was 26lb higher when last successful three years ago (2m7f, good); clearly not as good now but arrives here after two seconds in staying chases on soft ground; unlikely to be too far away.

11/2

2nd

2

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Almazhar Garde

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

led

4/1

10/1

Form: -3P471

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has very mixed record this season but made smooth headway from off the pace before asserting at Ffos Las (3m, soft; front pair well clear) ten days ago; also suited by quicker ground and can probably cope with his 7lb penalty if in the right mood again.

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5th

3

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:25 Chepstow

To Be Sure

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Four wins (two hurdles, two chases) over this sort of trip, including on soft ground; well short of his best on his last three starts but he's bounced back in the past; betting useful.

7/1

5th

10

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

To Be Sure

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

in rear, some headway 14th, weakened 5 out

7/1

3rd

3

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 3

13:50 Ffos Las

To Be Sure

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Evan Williams

Struggled in huge field at Cheltenham last time and faces an easier task in this race, getting plenty of weight from his two rivals; successful over C&D (Class 5) two starts ago and warrants respect back here.

5/2

20/1

Form: 1P-PP5 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form to make winning stable debut at Newbury (2m7f, good) just over a year ago but was pulled up on next three appearances; stopped the rot with respectable fifth at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month but was behind Ballinslea Bridge there and never looked dangerous; needs today's headgear switch to give him a boost.

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11th

16

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Bermeo

10st 13lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Bounced back to form to make winning stable debut at Newbury (2m7f, good) just over a year ago but was pulled up on next three appearances; stopped the rot with respectable fifth at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month but was behind Ballinslea Bridge there and never looked dangerous; needs today's headgear switch to give him a boost.

20/1

5th

4

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Bermeo

11st 6lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Newbury winner last April (2m7f, good; acts on soft) on his debut for Harry Fry; however, was very hit and miss for his former yard and he's suffered three non-completions since that latest win.

8/1

18

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Bermeo

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Won at Newbury (2m7f, good; acts on soft) last April on debut for yard; however, good runs had become the clear minority for his old stable and he's been pulled up on both starts since that win; 5lb out of the handicap.

40/1

Form: 54273F

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Teenager who was placed on two of first five starts for Charlie Longsdon, more recently when third off 2lb higher at Doncaster (3m, good) last month; on the retreat when falling at Newbury last time but will be fine over today's trip and has a pretty good record at Cheltenham; shortlisted.

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12th

5

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Potters Legend

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Teenager who was placed on two of first five starts for Charlie Longsdon, more recently when third off 2lb higher at Doncaster (3m, good) last month; on the retreat when falling at Newbury last time but will be fine over today's trip and has a pretty good record at Cheltenham; shortlisted.

16/1

11

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Potters Legend

11st 1lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Couple of respectable efforts this season, the latest when 6l away over 3m at Doncaster; looks to have nothing in hand of his current mark but brings each-way claims.

11/1

3rd

1

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:10 Doncaster

Potters Legend

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Charlie Longsdon

13yo who was soundly beaten at Wincanton last month but that was a 0-135 and he's back down in grade here; good second at Catterick (3m1f, soft) two starts ago on his second stable start and he's also effective on good ground; could have a part to play.

8/1

Form: 3P6-31

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Bettered low-key stable debut when digging deep for short-head success at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) last month; still well handicapped on some of last season's form for Alan King and will be fine on today's faster ground; first attempt at a marathon trip; one to consider.

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4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

Valleres

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Finished remote on seasonal/yard debut last winter before winning at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) so perhaps a moderate Aintree return on Boxing Day shouldn't rule him out of this race won by the yard in 2022, especially as he should have some handicapping scope on his past form.

10/1

0

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

14:15 Aintree

Valleres

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

2-11 for Alan King and well handicapped judged on plenty of form from 2020 and 2021; absent 318 days before having three runs for new stable last term, easily the best of which was a short-head win at Ffos Las (3m, heavy; 3lb higher today) in March; the lesser shows have to be a worry but Venetia Williams has brought many of her charges back in storming form this season.

9/2

13th

9

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Valleres

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Bettered low-key stable debut when digging deep for short-head success at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) last month; still well handicapped on some of last season's form for Alan King and will be fine on today's faster ground; first attempt at a marathon trip; one to consider.

7/1

Form: 13P-16

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Old-timer who seemed to take his form to a whole new level when scoring by 25l at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft) in February; subsequent defeat from out of the weights in Midlands National is not viewed harshly, but he still needs to prove he can cope with a mark this high.

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5

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Max Dynamo

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Late-blooming teenager who won posted career-best performance when scoring by 25l over C&D (good to soft) last season; ought to have coped better with the heavy ground when running poorly at Fontwell last month but today's much quicker conditions will suit; can't be ruled out.

8/1

2

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:45 Fontwell

Max Dynamo

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Late-blooming teenager who won posted career-best performance when scoring by 25l at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft) last season and was runner-up in Southern National here (3m3f, heavy) in November; ran well for a long way in Lingfield marathon last month and drops in grade today; good chance.

6/1

Form: -1D33P7 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in Exeter marathon won by Gwencily Berbas in February then predictably struggling in last month's Cheltenham Festival cross-country chase, but has a shout if judged on last April's 4m hunter chase win here.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Coup De Pinceau

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: G Hiscock

Better round of jumping than Law Of Gold when just denying him in this under George Hiscock in 2022 (good); current wellbeing underlined by a win (3m4f) and second in two soft-ground Cothelstone opens of late.

14/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Coup De Pinceau

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

Thorough stayer who won a 4m hunter chase at Cheltenham last year; has found life tougher in handicaps but ran well last time and a positive ride is probable given his assured stamina.

7/2

1

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Coup De Pinceau

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Form: P-P832 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on old form and seems to have responded quite well to a visor on recent outings, but last month's second at Chepstow came in a somewhat uncompetitive race; others appeal more.

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10

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Checkitout

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very well handicapped on old form and seems to have responded quite well to a visor on recent outings, but last month's second at Chepstow came in a somewhat uncompetitive race; others appeal more.

10/1

2nd

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Checkitout

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to respond quite well to a headgear switch when respectable third in first-time visor at Lingfield (3m5f, good) last month; remains on a very good mark but has generally been very disappointing since his 3m3f Fontwell win in early 2022.

7/2

3rd

2

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Checkitout

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent in chasing group, headway before 5 out, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, kept on

11/1

Form: 3U355P

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Excellent third off 12lb higher mark in last season's Kim Muir here (3m2f, soft; first-time blinkers); well below that form lately, including when pulled up in this year's Kim Muir, but still can't be ruled out.

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12th

13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Didero Vallis

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Gave good account when placed in 3m5f cross-country chase here (good to soft) in November; also suited by the conventional chase course on this track but nothing like the force of old and has become very unreliable.

33/1

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Didero Vallis

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Nothing like the force of old and unreliable nowadays but gave good account when placed in 3m5f cross-country chase at Cheltenham (good to soft) in November and was second off mark 3lb higher than today's in conventional chase at Catterick (3m1f, soft) two starts ago.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -21234 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Has made very good progress since joining current stable in autumn 2021, winning four times along the way (3m-3m4f); needs to bounce back from a duff effort last month but was placed in Eider at Newcastle (4m1f, good to soft) two starts and can play a significant role if on song.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

No Cruise Yet

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner

16/1

4th

2

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

No Cruise Yet

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Prominent-racer who went very close in the Durham National at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) on reappearance and again ran well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; stamina is a strong suit and he's respected.

4/1

3rd

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

No Cruise Yet

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Stays further but that may be no bad thing in the conditions and he reappeared with a near-miss in the Durham National (3m5f, soft) in October; ran well in the Eider here in February and he's firmly in calculations.

2/1

Form: 21UP2F

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) in December and also ran well when second at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in March, but there have been three non-completions this term too and others look safer here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

3

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Ballinslea Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Harriet Dickin

Two hurdle wins in 2018 when with Olly Murphy; defied a similar mark over fences last December but questionable whether he'll return from a break in that sort of form.

14/1

Form: 134P18

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Two wins this season, the latter in first-time blinkers at Bangor (3m5f, good to soft) in February; ought to have coped better with heavy ground when tailed off last month but further progress is not yet out of the question.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Won by 8l at Sandown in February (3m, soft) despite some scruffy jumping and very nearly followed up at Warwick (3m5f, soft; 4lb lower); probably needs significant cut underfoot and therefore last week's non-completion on good ground at Cheltenham is forgiven; possibilities.

11/1

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

2nd

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Bretney

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, slow jump 5th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 5 out, left in second but hampered by faller 4 out, headway and pressed leader 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed

4/1

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Selections

Daily Mail:

Madera Mist

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Wake Up Early

LAMBOURN:

Young Bull

RP Ratings:

Didero Vallis

SPOTLIGHT:

Potters Legend

Telegraph:

To Be Sure

Daily Record:

Valleres

D Express:

Innisfree Lad

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Max Dynamo

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Bermeo

The Star:

Madera Mist

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Wake Up Early

The Times:

Young Bull

TOPSPEED:

Didero Vallis

POSTDATA:

Potters Legend