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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6243.6
  • 2m 1f 77y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

Form: P71347 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Mixes chasing with hurdling and is not very consistent under either code but has won twice over fences this season (both times on good ground) and is back on a workable mark if in the right mood.

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10

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sabbathical

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won over fences at Bangor (2m1f, good) on Saturday and has a 7lb lower mark now back over hurdles; has won twice in this sphere but chasing seems to be his game nowadays and there's also a doubt about this longer trip.

6/1

1st

7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Sabbathical

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Mixes chasing with hurdling and is not very consistent under either code but has won twice over fences this season (both times on good ground) and is back on a workable mark if in the right mood.

16/1

7th

1

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Sabbathical

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in second, not fluent 4th, jumped slightly right 5th

6/1

Form: 3P5-P2

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo; pulled up on chasing debut in January but fared considerably better when clear second to Gabriel's Getaway at Lingfield (2m, good) in February; has to take a 5lb rise on the chin but will be a tough nut to crack if in similar form again.

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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:15 Southwell

Madiba Passion

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Record of 2-3 in Irish points; no win in first ten runs under rules but he made his breakthrough in a chase handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; was left well clear when the favourite fell at the last but he was 2l up at the time and his confidence should be boosted after that; respected up 3lb.

7/2

1st

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Madiba Passion

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

jumped well, pressed leader, led 4th, joined after 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when left well clear last

13/8

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Madiba Passion

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Comes into this off the back of two silver medals, firstly at Lingfield (2m, good) in February (form worked out well) and when only run out of it late at Bangor (2m1f, good) 17 days ago, though whether he would have finished in front of Feel The Pinch had that rival not unseated at the last is debatable; up another 2lb but a contender nonetheless.

5/1

Form: 6P-74P CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and generally very disappointing since his two slow-ground wins (one over C&D) in late 2020; pulled-up 66-1 shot on latest outing five weeks ago; difficult to enthuse over.

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2nd

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Est Illic

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winless since late 2020 but in the frame on three of his last four starts (soft) off historically tiny marks, staying on but not troubling the leaders; place claims returning to a sound surface he also handles.

14/1

Form: 313-51 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Built upon encouraging seasonal debut when scoring over C&D (good to soft) last month and is now 3-8 over fences; recent 4lb rise does not look excessive; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

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2nd

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Blueberry Wine

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

0-4 over hurdles in 2021; successful five times over fences since and has place claims on the best of that form; out of sorts last July-November and now returns from five-month break.

20/1

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Blueberry Wine

11st 5lb

T: Donald McCain

Form: -62F32 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner; 0-4 since switched to fences in the winter but his second at Stratford (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago was a good effort and today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit; enters calculations.

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3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

13:47 Hereford

Chanceux

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Campaigned in Class 3 contests this term, winning twice (including over C&D) in December; form dipped in last two starts but he has possibilities in this lower grade granted a rebound; all wins on good/good to soft.

11/4

3rd

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Chanceux

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, struggling after 4 out

5/1

4th

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Chanceux

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept to shorter trips since going close over 2m3f at Stratford (heavy) last April but he needed every yard of 2m at Doncaster after Christmas when following up a Hereford win; versatile tactically and can have a say.

7/2

Form: 5P112F D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Progressive 7yo who began this year with two chase wins (soft/good) and was running a big race before last-fence fall in quite valuable series final at Carlisle (2m, heavy) last month; major player.

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6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

With Stuart Coltherd when making all over 2m3f here (soft) in January; switched back to previous stable thereafter and posted a similar effort in defeat at Hexham (2m, heavy) 18 days ago; remains on a career-high mark and needs something extra; however, track/ground are fine and not ruled out.

9/2

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Gandhi Maker

12st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Made all in six-runner event at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) on final run for Stuart Coltherd; possibly vulnerable off new mark in this bigger field; has rejoined Phil Kirby.

5/1

1st

2

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Completed a double (2m/2m1f, soft/good) when winning here last February and has run well in defeat the last twice (2m, good/heavy); the step back up in distance poses a question but the trip may be within range and he can be in the mix if seeing it out.

4/1

Form: 3-P42P CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Regressive 10yo; suggested he might be ready to exploit his much reduced mark when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month but was pulled up over C&D three weeks later and is not an easy one to predict today.

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7th

8

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Twotwothree

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

Regressive 10yo; suggested he might be ready to exploit his much reduced mark when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month but was pulled up over C&D three weeks later and is not an easy one to predict today.

16/1

8

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Twotwothree

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

No longer the force of old but, following another wind op, he posted a good effort when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) three weeks ago, despite racing a bit too freely; drops back in trip here; one to consider.

7/2

2nd

5

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Twotwothree

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

10yo who is not the force of old but didn't run badly when 15l fourth of seven at Hereford four weeks ago on second stable start and he's had wind surgery since; continues to drop down the weights; not ruled out.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 416F13 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (heavy) for Fergal O'Brien on chase debut in November and was a stylish hurdle winner here (2m, good to soft) on last month's stable debut; behind Chanceux when third of five on return to chasing at Stratford three weeks ago but still ran well and the return to this track is a plus; contender, providing the ground doesn't end up too lively for him.

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4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

Form: 8-6811 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in three novice/maiden hurdles last year but began chasing career with two good-ground handicap wins in February (2m2f/2m) and was not hard pressed to win at Exeter last night; would have to consider if turning out again.

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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

Form: 455-P7

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Left Charlie Longsdon after disappointing chasing debut in November and was last of seven for new stable last month (2m5f); still has low mileage and may benefit from today's drop in trip but others have less to prove.

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0

11

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Glebe Road

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Maiden under rules; hasn't achieved much in four chases since joining this stable and also 5lb out of the handicap.

33/1

5th

5

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Glebe Road

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Soundly beaten in all three starts for new stable this year and now 0-9 under rules; 1lb wrong here and clearly needs to do much better.

16/1

7th

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Glebe Road

10st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Left Charlie Longsdon after disappointing chasing debut in November and didn't fire on either start for new stable towards end of last season; needs to turn a corner.

14/1

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Non-runners

Gabriel's Getaway

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Payout
Straight Forecast £917.80
Tricast £22174.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Blueberry Wine

RP Ratings:

Madiba Passion

SPOTLIGHT:

Gandhi Maker

The Times:

Chanceux

D Express:

Gandhi Maker

Daily Mirror:

Blueberry Wine

The Sun:

Blueberry Wine

The Star:

Blueberry Wine

Daily Record:

Blueberry Wine

TOPSPEED:

Madiba Passion

The Guardian:

Madiba Passion