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Racecourse Streams On Racing TV Extra Handicap Chase

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  • 3m 3f 119y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Racecourse Streams On Racing TV Extra Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

Form: 546232

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point last February and has run two good races in staying chases this spring, albeit she would have been a well-held third at Newton Abbot 15 days ago (3m2f, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained) but for the leader falling late; does at least stay well; involved again.

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3rd

4

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Off the mark under rules in a 3m3f chase at Stratford in April (good to soft); returned from a three-month absence to win a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot in October and followed up over fences at Ffos Las two weeks later; not at her best over hurdles in hat-trick bid last month but no real surprise were she to bounce back.

5/1

4th

6

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

10st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in third, slow jump 2nd, lost third after 4 out, weakened after 2 out

7/2

1st

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Kym Eyre

11st 4lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Game winner of gruelling handicap chase at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) in April and again looked suited by emphasis on stamina when keeping on well to reel in the long-time leader over hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) last month; probably needs a career best here.

11/2

Form: 121533 C

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins last summer, over 3m and 2m6f (the latter on this course); just 3lb higher than the latest of them but he lacks a recent run; all his best recent form is on good ground.

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2

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:00 Perth

Cardboard Gangster

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, hit 9th

11/4

2nd

4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:15 Stratford

Cardboard Gangster

11st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins last summer, over 3m and 2m6f (the latter on this course); just 3lb higher than the latest of them but he lacks a recent run; all his best recent form is on good ground.

4/1

3rd

19

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Cardboard Gangster

10st 2lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, midfield 9th, headway 4 out, went second when ridden after 3 out, 1 length down 2 out, lost second and no extra from last

40/1

Form: PP7112

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

The penny dropped over fences when winning on second and third starts over them, at 3m (good to soft) and 3m2f (good), and his defeat at Southwell in March was at the hands of one who was taking advantage of a favourable mark; this test may well suit better; claims again.

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2nd

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Ali Star Bert

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

raced in last

2/1

8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Ali Star Bert

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

in touch with leaders, mistake 4th

9/2

1st

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Ali Star Bert

11st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

In fine form at Southwell on last three starts (3m/3m2f, heavy/good to soft), with two wins sandwiching a near-miss; also effective elsewhere and this progressive 8yo could play another leading role.

9/4

Form: 59-042

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won 2m1f chase in 2021; definite signs of life on third run back from absence when a close second at Newton Abbot this month (2m5f, soft) but two previous 3m runs didn't suggest he needed even further.

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6th

7

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Man Of The North

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

The last of this veteran's three wins was in early 2021 in a 2m1f handicap chase at Bangor; last seen three months ago pulling up in a claiming hurdle; others safer.

20/1

0

4

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:40 Leicester

Man Of The North

11st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

Lowly rated veteran; gave good account when close second in Newton Abbot chase (2m5f, soft) last April but was well below that form on next two outings and this first hurdling start since 2020 comes after an eight-month absence.

50/1

33/1

Form: 56-768

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won 3m chase off 10lb higher two years ago (good; handles good to soft) but out of sorts over fences and hurdles since back from a break and has much to prove at present.

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0

10

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Stratford

Unai

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Sole win under rules (20 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; has dropped a long way in the weights but he's been out of sorts in the last 12 months and needs new headgear to make a big difference.

33/1

5th

8

8th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Unai

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Sole win under rules (19 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; way down the weights, as his return to racing under rules (last five starts) has not gone well; off since May.

20/1

6

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Unai

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Well beaten on all four starts since returned to racing under rules in the autumn; ran well to a point at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) last month and this return to good ground will suit, but claims are not compelling.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: -436P2 C

Last run: 73 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Two most recent wins in staying hurdles on this course; hard to weigh up on chase form as five of six defeats were in hunter events and when pulled up in January it was on unsuitably heavy ground; has run well over hurdles since; prefers good ground and has possibilities if getting it.

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3rd

3

27th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

20:40 Newton Abbot

TelArt

11st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Robbie Llewellyn

raced in third, not fluent 12th, mistake and dropped to last 13th

10/1

3rd

1

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

TelArt

12st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Well held over fences the last twice but has always looked better as a hurdler and runner-up over C&D off this mark in February; good or quicker ground ideal and should certainly be in the shake-up.

4/1

4th

1

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

TelArt

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Heavy and (last time) fast-deteriorating ground have counted against him on both handicap chase starts this year; replication of form of 3m1f hurdles second off 5lb higher here in February sees him go close, however.

10/1

Form: P5792F BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of three-runner race at Chepstow in October (2m7f, good to firm; won on very soft in France) but his good form didn't last long; however, he ended a dismal run when runner-up on latest completion in March and is well treated if a recent fall hasn't set him back.

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0

10

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

14:10 Chepstow

Galop Du Bosc

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Pulled up in three consecutive chases for Tim Vaughan last year and there was no revival when he switched back to hurdling in new headgear for new stable last month; blinkers refitted today.

33/1

Form: P654-P

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Point winner in 2021 but has struggled in a handful of starts over regulation fences since and was pulled up at Leicester in February.

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5th

8

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:23 Worcester

Guttural

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Phillippa Taylor

Posted a return to some form when third at Huntingdon in May and built on it with a C&D win last month, his first in 20 attempts under rules; up 5lb but may defy that now he has hit the target.

6/1

1st

9

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

Guttural

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Phillippa Taylor

Long-standing maiden but he posted a creditable third of eight in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap 23 days ago; he needs to back it up now.

25/1

3rd

8

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Guttural

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Phillippa Taylor

Pulled up after lacklustre performances on final two starts last season (2m6f/3m3f) and now 0-11 over fences; 5lb out of the weights here; very difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

Form: P87-83

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in an Irish point in 2021 but has been well held over hurdles and fences in Britain, in handicaps on his latest two starts; has had wind surgery since, though, which might have helped.

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7th

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Etincelle Artiste

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Fiona Shaw

Second in an Irish point; moderate form over fences and pulled up at Taunton (2m2f, good) latest; not easy to fancy from 3lb out of weights.

28/1

14

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Etincelle Artiste

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Fiona Shaw

0-8 under rules but the form of his third in first-time cheekpieces at Worcester (2m, good) last May worked out well, and his run in December was satisfactory; 5lb wrong here but not ruled out each-way.

25/1

Form: 2-553P

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Modest form since back from a break, well held in staying chases before pulled up on latest start; tough again from out of the weights.

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6th

6

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Dorado Dollar

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Running well and was out of the weights when beaten under 5l at Warwick (3m1f, good) most recently; 3lb lower this time and can have a say.

7/1

4th

7

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Dorado Dollar

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Lost out only by a neck in 15-runner handicap chase here (3m, good) last month and was clear second to progressive rival at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; evidently in good heart but competes from 5lb out of the weights today and his career strike-rate now stands at 0-31.

5/1

2nd

9

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Dorado Dollar

10st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Chance wasn't obviously nearing before almost making it 30th time lucky at Warwick a fortnight ago (3m, good) from 5lb out of the weights; no good thing to back that up, but does run off his true mark this time.

6/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ali Star Bert

POSTDATA:

Kym Eyre

WEST COUNTRY:

Etincelle Artiste

RP Ratings:

Galop Du Bosc

D Express:

Cardboard Gangster

Daily Mirror:

Man Of The North

The Times:

Kym Eyre

The Star:

Kym Eyre

Telegraph:

Ali Star Bert

The Sun:

Ali Star Bert

Daily Record:

Ali Star Bert