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Heavitree Brewery Plc Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Heavitree Brewery Plc Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 8-6811

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Progressing at pace, and value for far more than the 9lb rise meted out following February's Lingfield success (2m, good; RPR 121); still to convince as much beyond 2m2f or on slower than good, and untried on a galloping track since his bumper days.

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

1st

10

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Gabriels Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Took very well to fences last season, winning three times on good ground (2m-2m3f); 7lb out of the weights here but can easily be excused last month's below-par run (soft ground, first start for seven months) and still has plenty of scope for further progress; might be the answer.

14/1

3rd

3

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Gabriels Getaway

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Suffered his first defeat over fences (had been 3-3) when racing too keenly and dropping away at Bangor in May; has shot up the ratings but his new mark still looks manageable on the RPR he recorded the time before at Exeter (2m3f, good); some market confidence would be welcomed after seven months off.

3/1

4th

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Gabriels Getaway

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

took keen hold, prominent

Evs

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9/4

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 37F-51 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Record in handicap chases off official ratings of 120 or below reads 3121151 following last month's small-field Plumpton success (2m4f, soft); still on an historically exploitable mark despite a 2lb re-rise.

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

4th

2

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly 5th, ridden and headed after 2 out, bad mistake last, weakened run-in

5/1

2nd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Exeter

Paddys Poem

11st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, left in lead 2nd, 7 lengths ahead 7th, reduced lead 9th, ridden when headed after 2 out, no match for winner

9/4

1st

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:25 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and every chance approaching last, kept on well and led inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 61-333 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has stood little racing since July 2021's Worcester hurdle success (2m4f), though fared quite well for a long way on heavy ground in a Stratford handicap chase three weeks ago; prospects off 3lb lower.

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

0

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Kempton

Rakhine State

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Comfortably won three-runner chase at Perth in July, his sixth start over fences, and was very respectable third when back over hurdles there (also 2m, soft) last month, but some of his younger rivals look more interesting here.

7/1

Form: 42-455

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Faded from two out as if the first outing in nine months was needed at Market Rasen three weeks ago (2m3f, soft); increasingly interesting dropped a further 5lb, so long as conditions don't soften overly.

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

5th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Dino Velvet

11st 6lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

No obvious benefits from wind surgery when trailing home last on the Flat last month; only 1-16 as a chaser and wasn't in much form over fences earlier this year.

12/1

6th

3

(3)

3rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

17:20 Brighton

Dino Velvet

11st 0lb

J: Mr Ryan Price

T: Alan King

Regressive over fences; has undergone wind surgery since last seen in May; well beaten in two Flat runs last summer; enough to prove.

20/1

3rd

5

24th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

18:50 Southwell

Dino Velvet

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, pushed along briefly after 1st, headway 8th, pushed along after 5 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

9/1

Form: 37P57P D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Struggling since a heavy defeat as second favourite in the Summer Plate; mark now lower than for either Uttoxeter win earlier in the season (2m/2m4f, good) but unlikely to capitalise unless visor inspires.

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

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
Exacta £39.00
Straight Forecast £42.30
Trifecta £60.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dino Velvet

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Dino Velvet