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Stella Artois Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6243.6
  • 2m 4f 72y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Stella Artois Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -1412U D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

2-3 over hurdles since returned to racing under rules in the autumn and ran big race in defeat on chasing debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) in February; suffered a mishap at Ascot last month but remains one to be interested in.

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3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Allo Allo

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Won over hurdles (2m7f, good to soft) and fences (2m4f, good) early last year but he's been pulled up in all three runs this season; now back on last winning mark but he needs a major revival on this return to hurdling; cheekpieces are added after a break.

16/1

0

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

14:40 Fakenham

Allo Allo

11st 3lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Stuart Edmunds

in touch with leaders

8/1

0

1

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Allo Allo

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

disputed lead, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last

100/30

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 614183 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner on soft ground this season (2m3f/2m5f) and ran well for a long way when third of five on last month's chasing debut at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft); probably needs to find extra to overcome current mark, though.

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4th

7

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Zestful Hope

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

3-15 over hurdles (all wins at Hereford); went close over C&D (good to soft) in January but below par back at Hereford last time; still an each-way player if bouncing back.

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 323132 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler who gained hard-fought win over fences at Doncaster (3m, good) in January and ran at least as well when close second at Hexham (3m, heavy) last month; not sure to benefit from today's drop back in trip but still enters calculations.

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1st

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three hurdle wins and his second over fences when reacting positively to this new headgear over C&D two weeks ago (good); that was hard work and he's 4lb higher in a race that might take more winning.

5/2

1st

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three-time chase winner; kept on for modest third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in January but has not been firing on all cylinders this season and needs today's change of headgear to perk him up.

12/1

Form: 4-2733

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Safely held on last three appearances but now 10lb lower than when creditable second on seasonal debut at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) in December, and will appreciate today's ease in grade; dangerous to ignore.

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5th

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Heartbreak Kid

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent, went second and pressed leader 6th, outpaced and lost second after 5 out, weakened 4 out

9/2

5th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Heartbreak Kid

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner

11/2

Form: -36P22 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner last season (2m3f/2m4f); out of form over fences this term but steadied the ship with two novice hurdle seconds in cheekpieces last month (2m/2m5f) and now reverts to chasing on a good mark.

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3rd

2

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yggdrasil

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, mistake 4 out, headed 2 out, soon lost position, weakened run-in

4/1

5th

4

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yggdrasil

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

led narrowly or disputed lead, hit 7th, headed when not fluent 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

7/1

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Yggdrasil

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Triple chase winner last season (2m3f/2m4f); out of form over fences this term and not yet proven over this far but steadied the ship with two novice hurdle seconds in cheekpieces last month (2m/2m5f) and now reverts to chasing on a good mark.

6/1

Form: 1UP4U1 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Beat course specialist in small field at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in February and is now 5-12 over fences; doesn't look harshly treated by subsequent 3lb rise and won't mind if there's rain about; visor refitted; respected.

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9th

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

On Springs

12st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

0-7 over hurdles and yet he's a five-time chaser winner, including on his penultimate start in early 2023; his trainer can get them ready after an absence but a return to fences is presumably on the agenda in the not too distant future; at least rated lower in this discipline.

14/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

On Springs

11st 13lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

jumped left on occasions, prominent, lost position 9th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off

5/1

1st

4

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:50 Doncaster

On Springs

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won four times over fences with headgear last summer, all on good ground; hasn't been at his best since and runs without headgear; others appeal more.

7/2

Form: 2F5627 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Very well treated on old form and seemed to have turned a corner when running well in defeat at Market Rasen (2m3f, soft) last month but was lacklustre at Carlisle a fortnight ago and now has it all to prove again.

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9th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

The King Of May

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Very well handicapped on form as recent as last autumn but has looked out of sorts on all four appearances this year and it takes a leap of faith to support him here.

12/1

9th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

The King Of May

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time chase winner and also won two hurdles; confined to hurdling for this year's three runs (2m1f-3m1f) and hasn't been getting competitive; something to prove right now.

25/1

6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, slow jump 4th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

Form: -3PP47 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual Grade 1 hurdle winner in his prime but this season's chasing form for Peter Bowen has generally been very disappointing; revival needed.

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7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Reserve Tank

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Kickstarted this season with success at Market Rasen (2m3f) in June but he's twice failed to build on it, beating only one at Newton Abbot (2m5f) last month; others are much preferred.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Reserve Tank

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter Bowen

raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second but prominent 7th, weakened before 2 out

13/2

5th

4

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Reserve Tank

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

2/1

Form: 72P-UP

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced for her age and made pretty good start to chasing career when second at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in January but three non-completions have followed since and it's hard to know what to expect from her here.

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0

1

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 5

12:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Lady Of The Night

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Faded rather tamely in home straight at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) last month, after a break, and is now 0-5 over fences; on a tempting mark now and should be fine on today's ground but needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

5th

3

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Lingfield

Lady Of The Night

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders, jumped right 3rd

9/2

5th

2

9th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

15:35 Ffos Las

Lady Of The Night

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Chasing experiment has been shelved after failing to complete the last three times (pulled up latest); return to hurdles may prove beneficial but there is a question mark over her current form.

14/1

Form: 2-2921

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences at fourth attempt, drawing 12l clear at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last month; 6lb higher in a stronger race here but will be fine on the forecast faster ground.

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1st

1

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Hawaii

9st 12lb

T: Tjade Collier

Has returned from a summer break in good form, gaining second win on the Flat this year when scoring over 1m6f here last week; 4lb penalty; sound chance in a modest event back at 1m4f.

9/4

12

(2)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Hawaii

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

Ended a lengthy losing run when scoring over fences in March and added a Flat success at Nottingham (1m6f, soft) in May; placed in both starts at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) last month, finishing less than a length behind Peripeteia on the latest occasion; shortlisted.

8/1

3rd

8

(7)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:30 Newcastle (AW)

Blue Hawaii

9st 5lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Tjade Collier

Versatile mare who has yet to win on the AW but has won over hurdles/fences/a bumper and on turf Flat; sound run when runner-up to an easy winner over C&D last time (first three well clear); interesting contender.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £361.00
Straight Forecast £282.10
Tricast £1564.30
Trifecta £2154.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

On Springs

The Guardian:

Zestful Hope

RP Ratings:

Blue Hawaii

D Express:

Taste The Fear

The Times:

Ubetya

The Star:

Allo Allo

SPOTLIGHT:

Heartbreak Kid

The Sun:

Zestful Hope

TOPSPEED:

Blue Hawaii

Daily Record:

Taste The Fear

WEST COUNTRY:

On Springs

Telegraph:

On Springs

Daily Mirror:

On Springs

Daily Mail:

Ubetya