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14:30 Perth

Good To Soft

Royal Caledonian Hunt Creevytennant Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Royal Caledonian Hunt Creevytennant Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.90
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 35P537

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner; has finished third and nowhere in his three runs since returning to fences and the blinkers he sported for his last win over a year ago remain absent.

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2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Victory Echo

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Enjoyed a revival over fences last spring, winning three times from the front (3m-3m3f); switches back to hurdling on a workable mark and is versatile regarding ground but eight-month break may have checked his momentum.

9/1

2nd

2

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Victory Echo

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent, raced in second before 5th, led before 11th, headed 14th

3/1

7/2

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 5P3316 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ran out a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good) but he reminded us of his inconsistency when failing to give his running at Wincanton; goes without Ned Fox's claim here and he'll need to be right on it.

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10

9th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Flying Verse

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Flying Verse

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

Ran out a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good) but he reminded us of his inconsistency when failing to give his running at Wincanton; goes without Ned Fox's claim here and he'll need to be right on it.

7/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Flying Verse

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: David Dennis

Not that predictable but capable on his day as he showed when a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good); clear claims off 5lb higher with Ned Fox again on board, but wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft.

4/1

Form: 4-4FP7

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Held every chance when he fell two out at Wincanton in December but he's unpredictable and hasn't repeated that form since; impossible to know how he'll react to first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) but, off his last winning mark, he can't be discounted.

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5th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Tried in blinkers instead of usual cheekpieces when just a fair third of seven in 3m Perth handicap chase in April; a bit more is needed if he is to resume winning ways.

9/2

3rd

2

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Smugglers Blues

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Held every chance when he fell two out at Wincanton in December but he's unpredictable and hasn't repeated that form since; impossible to know how he'll react to first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) but, off his last winning mark, he can't be discounted.

4/1

7th

3

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Smugglers Blues

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Still in the firing line when he fell two out here in December but he's hard to predict and produced a lesser effort at Warwick in the race won by The Kings Writ, and he has won there; capable but risky.

7/1

Form: 642212 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in Britain when arriving late at Wetherby last month (2m5f, good); his Newcastle second (2m4f, heavy) off this 3lb higher mark was no backward step and this belated return to further shouldn't be too big an issue.

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4th

4

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Caboy

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Off the mark in Britain when arriving late at Wetherby last month (2m5f, good); his Newcastle second (2m4f, heavy) off this 3lb higher mark was no backward step and this belated return to further shouldn't be too big an issue.

9/4

2nd

1

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Caboy

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Quite consistent and off the mark in Britain at the 18th attempt when swooping late at Wetherby this month; 3lb rise neither here nor there and expert at completing but overall record suggests he may prove vulnerable.

6/4

1st

5

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 5

14:05 Wetherby

Caboy

11st 3lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

10l runner-up at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January and occupied the same position at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on good ground; however, it looked to be a weak race last time and this 11yo is now 0-17 since arriving from France; may again find some others to be too good.

11/2

Form: 2526-P

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

11yo who failed to show any of his old spark when pulled up at Musselburgh following a long absence; makes limited appeal on the back of that.

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5th

6

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Wolfcatcher

10st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

11yo who failed to show any of his old spark when pulled up at Musselburgh following a long absence; makes limited appeal on the back of that.

20/1

1

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:30 Musselburgh

Wolfcatcher

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jackie Stephen

11yo who is having his first run since 2021 and it remains to be seen how much ability he retains; however, this five-time winner has been given a chance by the handicapper and returns in a weak race; not ruled out.

8/1

6th

2

22nd Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Perth

Wolfcatcher

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Yet to win for this yard and no success since December 2018; this trip is probably a bare minimum for him, but he's in reasonable form (second of six over 2m6f at Kelso seven days ago) and should be thereabouts.

5/1

Form: 051165 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has won over 3m in the distant past but usually kept to shorter these days and has struggled the last twice after edging up the weights; bit to prove on a couple of counts.

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6th

5

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Knocknamona

10st 13lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Has won over 3m in the distant past but usually kept to shorter these days and has struggled the last twice after edging up the weights; bit to prove on a couple of counts.

8/1

9

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Carlisle

Knocknamona

10st 4lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Winner over this trip at Newcastle in January (soft) and over C&D the following month (good to soft); lesser run last time but not without a chance.

8/1

6th

7

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Carlisle

Knocknamona

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Easy win at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January and got up late to follow up over this C&D (good to soft) last month, despite carrying his tail awkwardly; this 12yo could again be bang there if his good form continues.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-5FP4 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Struggled over longer trips (4m/3m4f) before jumping let him down when a well-held fourth of six finishers at Newcastle; in an easier grade here but reservations at the minute.

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4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Niceandeasy

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Stayed on gamely to score at Kelso (3m2f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in November but was below that form the following month (albeit on heavy ground) and has become difficult to predict; younger rivals appeal more.

12/1

5th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Niceandeasy

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Returned to hurdling for last two starts and it paid off last time when he was always front rank to win seven-runner race at Kelso (3m2f, soft; acts on heavy); tongue tied for the first time that day, so maybe he's turned a corner; back up 3lb but his form of previous seasons (up to last December) was significantly better.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £475.00
Straight Forecast £492.10
Trifecta £3014.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Caboy

TOPSPEED:

Flying Verse

The Times:

Niceandeasy

Daily Mail:

Flying Verse

RP Ratings:

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POSTDATA:

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Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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