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20:10 Taunton

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Rowcliffes Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5439.43
  • 2m 5f 150y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Rowcliffes Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 8P33PP

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Seems best when able to race prominently; returned to form with his thirds here (2m2f) and at Wincanton (2m4f, both on good) in February/March but he's been pulled up in last two runs and was reported to have bled from the nose last time; 0-15 overall and others are more convincing.

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5th

5

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

School For Scandal

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

led, joined 12th, headed before 3 out

8/1

4th

8

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

School For Scandal

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

He has an up-and-down profile but he returned to form with a bold bid in first-time cheekpieces (retained) over C&D (soft) last month, finishing second; has had wind op since; could go well once more.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 353334 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden who was a well-held fourth of five when switched to chasing in headgear at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; well-backed favourite in that race but she didn't jump very well and needs something of a transformation here; tongue-tie added.

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0

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Lady Wilberry

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Claire Hitch

Consistent over hurdles and fences for Keiran Burke; not on a bad mark if able to resume where she left off back in May when going close in a 3m2f chase.

7/2

100/30

Form: 632312 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

10yo who has been in good form since January, including a win at Wincanton (2m4f, good) on his penultimate run and a close second at Plumpton last time; nudged up another 2lb but he still looks on a workable mark and won't mind what the weather does; respected.

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5th

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Dindin

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Not the easiest to predict (to put it mildly) but had one of his good days when runner-up over 2m7f here last month (under Gearoid Harney); whether he'll repeat it is another matter and stamina for this far isn't entirely copperbottomed.

13/2

Form: 902622 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who lost out by only a nose on his chasing debut at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) last month and it was the same story at Wincanton (2m4f, good) last time; up another 3lb but he's open to more progress over fences and is a big player.

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2nd

2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Hard Frost

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Below par in last two completed starts, then early faller latest; won off just 1lb lower at Taunton (2m7f) in December and a return to that form would put him in the picture.

5/1

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Hard Frost

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Just lasted home in a 2m7f chase on good to soft here in December when only 1lb lower; nowhere near as good since then but returning here will be no bad thing (also finished fourth in this 12 months ago).

5/1

4th

4

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Hard Frost

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

led, briefly headed 7th, headed before 12th, outpaced and lost position before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

Form: 5761-P D BF

Last run: 351 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Off the mark (20th attempt) when scoring with cheekpieces added at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last April but he was pulled up there the following month and has not been seen since; has quite a lot to prove on his comeback and yard also runs Lady Wilberry.

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4th

7

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Scrumpy Boy

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Alexandra Dunn

Wouldn't want much rain but has turned a corner on his last couple of runs and the front two were nicely on top when edging home at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July; suffered a wound on his leg which would explain the subsequent break; 5lb higher.

3/1

1st

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Scrumpy Boy

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Scored over C&D last year and looked back in good form when second at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month; probably won't be favoured by the forecast rain here but, otherwise, he's a contender.

5/1

2nd

6

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:45 Stratford

Scrumpy Boy

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Opened chasing account with wide-margin win in first-time cheekpieces at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in April 2022 but was well below that form on next two outings and didn't get far when returned to Newton Abbot last month; would probably prefer the rain to stay away; others look safer.

10/1

Form: 135570 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Added to her hurdle win in France when scoring over fences at Ffos Las (2m5f, good) in October but she's struggled since and was beaten a long way back over hurdles two weeks ago; goes back up in trip but she's still above her last winning mark and has plenty to prove back over fences.

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5

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Ho Que Oui

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Generally very disappointing since her win off 3lb higher at Ffos Las (2m5f, good) in October but stopped the rot when second of four at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) last month and has possibilities if in the right mood again; cheekpieces refitted.

11/2

2nd

3

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:25 Huntingdon

Ho Que Oui

10st 13lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

held up in last

14/1

4

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Ho Que Oui

11st 8lb

J: Mr Jake Bament

T: Alexandra Dunn

Added to her hurdle win in France when scoring over fences at Ffos Las (2m5f, good) in October but she's struggled since and was beaten a long way back over hurdles two weeks ago; goes back up in trip but she's still above her last winning mark and has plenty to prove back over fences.

25/1

Form: 511-UP

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicaps at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) and Wincanton (3m1f, good to firm) in the autumn, but, after a break, he's failed to complete in both runs this spring; has questions to answer back in trip and he probably wouldn't want any rain to arrive.

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2nd

6

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

OFaolains Lad

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

led, pressed leader when headed 3rd, led 6th, headed 2 out, lost second last, kept on run-in, went second again inside final 110yds

4/1

2nd

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

OFaolains Lad

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

prominent

7/1

6th

8

31st Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:45 Newton Abbot

OFaolains Lad

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richenda Ford

held up in rear, niggled along after 10th, pushed along before 5 out, soon no impression

5/1

Form: 1-55P4 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with two wins in staying handicaps (good) but he's been out of sorts this term; ran well to a point here (2m7f, good to soft) two weeks ago but was ultimately well held in fourth and looks opposable back at this trip.

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Form: 446514

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 17th attempt under rules when scoring at Worcester (2m7f, good) in September but this inconsistent type was beaten 30l there in his final run in the autumn; comes with risks attached on his return and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

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7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Tom ORoughley

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sheila Lewis

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear

20/1

0

6

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Worcester

Tom ORoughley

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

C&D winner last September and went in again at Warwick in May; rather typical of him to lose his form but returning from a two-month break could help as seems to go well when fresh.

14/1

0

7

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:23 Worcester

Tom ORoughley

10st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Sheila Lewis

Not the easiest to predict and both wins have come at further; going well in the lead over 2m7f here two weeks ago but a slow jump four out saw him quickly beaten; perhaps the drop to this trip will work, therefore.

8/1

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Non-runners

Electric Annie, Cobra Commander, Tom O'Roughley

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Payout
Exacta £167.00
Straight Forecast £181.80
Tricast £835.30
Trifecta £604.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hard Frost

WEST COUNTRY:

Dindin

POSTDATA:

Electric Annie

The Times:

Cobra Commander

RP Ratings:

Hard Frost

The Guardian:

Hard Frost

Daily Mail:

Hard Frost

D Express:

Hard Frost

The Sun:

Hard Frost

The Star:

Electric Annie

Telegraph:

Dindin

Daily Mirror:

Dindin

Daily Record:

Dindin