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bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £90032
  • 3m 4f 146y
  • Class 1
  • 18 runners
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bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 687311

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Placed in this race for the last two years (unlucky in 2021) and now has a strong chance of winning it, having escaped a penalty for last Saturday's success in the Scottish National (4m, good; followed up his Eider win); future mark 6lb higher; this may come too soon after his Ayr exertions and peak efforts have been on good or good to soft; otherwise strongly respected.

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5th

34

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Kittys Light

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Stormed home in major staying chases on good/good to soft last February/April, winning the Eider (4m1f), Scottish National (4m) and at Sandown (3m4f); wore cheekpieces with tongue-tie last two occasions; uncompetitive this term, for which the handicapper has dropped him back just the 1lb; the ground is a bigger question (not often seen on soft or heavy) but he's reportedly blossomed since Cheltenham and there's no doubt he'll be suited by every yard of this race if he's back to form.

12/1

7th

10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Kittys Light

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Carried all before him in staying chases last spring, winning the Eider (4m1f, good to soft), Scottish National (4m, good) and bet365 (3m4f, good to soft); easy to excuse hurdle defeats since but he would have finished closer in the Coral Gold Cup in December (cheekpieces/tongue-tie refitted) had he been in top form; turnaround needed with tongue-tie back on after one run without.

33/1

5th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Kittys Light

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Completed a notable hat-trick this February/April (3m4f-4m1f, good/good to soft) in the Eider, the Scottish National and the bet365 Gold Cup; hasn't shone over hurdles this term or in top 3m2f handicap chase at Newbury latest (back in headgear, which is now discarded); best watched for now.

33/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 11-P01

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form with a neck success in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f, good; acts on soft) eight weeks ago, taking chase record to 5-9; should be suited by this step back up in trip, having won over 3m6f at Exeter (good to soft) last spring; one to consider.

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2nd

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Moroder

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Ended last season with two commendable runs in major handicaps (3m2f/3m4f) but has been out of form this term (five runs); first-time blinkers fitted in bid to prompt a revival.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Moroder

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Excellent second in major 3m4f handicap at Sandown last April; 5lb lower today having been badly out of sorts this term, making a respiratory noise on penultimate start and tongue tied on latest; hard to support right now.

10/1

8th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Moroder

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Ended last season with good second in major 3m4f handicap at this venue; badly out of sorts this term but had an excuse (made a respiratory noise) last time; application of tongue-tie may prompt a turnaround.

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-2432 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Has a a solid record over extreme trips, namely a success at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last spring, creditable fourth (despite being badly hampered) in the London National over C&D in December and clear second behind Coolvalla at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) last month; may well have more to offer at this sort of distance; all rules wins under Kevin Brogan, who is back on board today; very appealing.

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5

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Revels Hill

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent

13/2

3rd

8

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Revels Hill

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Harry Fry

Has a a solid record over extreme trips, namely a success at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last spring, creditable fourth (despite being badly hampered) in the London National over C&D in December and clear second behind Coolvalla at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) last month; may well have more to offer at this sort of distance; all rules wins under Kevin Brogan, who is back on board today; very appealing.

11/2

2nd

1

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Revels Hill

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Won at Taunton (2m7f and 3m4f) on his final starts of last season and has produced three solid efforts in defeat this term from 2m5f to 3m5f; cheekpieces did him no harm latterly when third in a strong 3m handicap at Ascot and this longer trip is probably a better fit these days.

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 12314P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

First-season chaser who bagged a valuable 2m5f handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival then ran well in the Ultima at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft; strong form); pulled up after four out in the Irish National 19 days ago, leaving him with still something to prove at this sort of trip.

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13th

27

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

The Goffer

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Best form when fourth in major handicaps at Cheltenham (3m1f) and Sandown (3m4f) last spring, albeit not seeing those races out nearly as well as those ahead; underperforming this term, capitulating badly from the home turn when 34l fifth back at Cheltenham (heavy) latest, so he probably does not have what it takes in this.

66/1

5th

6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

The Goffer

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Cracking fourth in this race last year (soft) when giving best only after the last; may have had some breathing issues as he's been tongue tied since September, when making steady late headway in the Kerry National (3m, yielding to soft); he was rested after a lesser effort at Limerick next time but won a race for stable staff on his return last month and is primed for a big run off 2lb lower than 12 months ago.

6/1

1st

11

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

The Goffer

12st 3lb

J: Emma Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

.

6/4

14/1

Form: 1111P1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Out of his depth in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham Festival; 5-5 over rules fences otherwise, most recently beating Revels Hill by 1l at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft; pair well clear); highly progressive in handicaps, no ground worries, stays well and may not have reached his ceiling yet; shortlisted.

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5th

12

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Coolvalla

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Out of his depth in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham Festival; 5-5 over rules fences otherwise, most recently beating Revels Hill by 1l at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft; pair well clear); highly progressive in handicaps, no ground worries, stays well and may not have reached his ceiling yet; shortlisted.

14/1

1st

3

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Coolvalla

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Bit off more than he could chew in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham but had been going great guns with four successive wins from 2m7f to 3m3f (three at Fontwell); this is nothing like so demanding as at the Festival but it's still a step up from the grade in which he was winning; respected nonetheless.

8/1

2

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Coolvalla

11st 7lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Chris Gordon

Big improvement switched to chasing, with one win at Lingfield and three at Fontwell; 19l and 17l were the last two winning margins, the latest over 3m4f (good to soft) and he goes well in the mud; that handicap form leaves him with a lot to find but he's certainly been impressing at that much lower level.

20/1

Form: P13P18

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Has gained this season's two hurdles wins over 3m on good ground; appeared to find 3m2f on soft going beyond him at the Cheltenham Festival when returned to fences; has stamina to prove upped further in distance.

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7th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Annual Invictus

11st 13lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Chris Gordon

Dual course winner who looked as good as ever when winning Great Yorkshire Handicap Chase at Doncaster (3m, good) last time and the runner-up has franked the form; a 7lb rise may not prevent another good run but the ground is likely to be key (well beaten in this race last year on soft).

25/1

1st

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Annual Invictus

11st 3lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Dual chase winner in late 2021 (small fields) but his two subsequent wins have been over hurdles, as was his reappearance when a 12l fourth at Plumpton (3m1f, soft); that could have teed him up nicely for this but others have more going for them.

12/1

4th

2

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Annual Invictus

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly when making all off 5lb lower at Newbury (3m, good); will be fine on today's slower ground but absent since respectable sixth in major 3m4f handicap chase in April and will need to be in peak form to have any chance off current mark.

10/1

Form: -B1119 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Brought down on fourth chase start; has form figures of 241111 over fences otherwise, including a success here (2m4f, soft) in January; won at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) the following month; unsuited by a return to hurdles last time; open to further progress in this sphere.

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6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Certainly Red

10st 12lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Pulled up in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster three weeks ago but that was a highly attritional race in which only two finished; prior to that he returned to form when runner-up at Sandown (3m, good) and he's of interest judged on that penultimate performance.

6/1

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Certainly Red

11st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Completed hat-trick with win off today's mark 13 months ago and stuck to his task very well to take second behind Java Point at Sandown (3m, good) last month; ought to be suited by this stiffer stamina test but all his best form has been shown on right-handed tracks.

9/1

Form: 4-2346

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Two pieces of good form off this mark, namely fourth in last year's Ultima and third in a major 3m event at Ascot in October; soft ground was against him in the latest Ultima (below-par sixth); nicely treated and has frame possibilities, provided he stays this new trip and the ground has not gone too testing.

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5th

19

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Tea Clipper

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Tom Lacey

Given the level of form he was showing in good handicaps earlier this season he's been bitterly disappointing in two hunter chases, coming up short at odds of 4-9 and 2-11 (latterly behind Captain Tommy); has been wearing these aids separately and now they're combined, but he remains unconvincing.

20/1

3rd

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:20 Ludlow

Tea Clipper

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Tom Lacey

Ran well in three strong handicap chases before suffering a surprise odds-on defeat on his hunter chase debut at Warwick, where he appeared to have it in the bag before either idling or tiring late on (3m, soft); that was very much a missed opportunity but he's still the one to beat here; first-time tongue-tie replaces cheekpieces.

2/7

2nd

9

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Tea Clipper

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Tom Lacey

Stuck on a losing run but he's returned in good form after a break with placed efforts in 3m handicaps at good tracks, two of them Class 2 affairs; this looks a gilt-edged opening in his first hunter chase.

4/6

OUR TIP

Form: -13353 C

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Tremendous front-running chaser down the years, including on testing ground, and ran respectably in major 3m handicap at Kempton most recently; defied top weight at Wincanton (3m1f, good to firm) in November but has never looked like he's crying out for this longer distance; may get outstayed.

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5th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Frodon

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Made all in this race in 2020; fourth in 2021 and third in 2022 (soundly beaten each time); showed last season that he retains considerable spark and he could improve for last month's reappearance third in the Badger Beer at Wincanton, but it's highly likely that this 11yo is vulnerable today.

33/1

3rd

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:25 Wincanton

Frodon

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

High-class chaser with an endless list of big-race wins on the board under his perfect partner Bryony Frost, including a heroic success off the very same mark in this 12 months ago; has an outstanding record when fresh and this venue is made for him (2-2); unlikely to relinquish his crown without a fight, especially should conditions dry out.

100/30

9th

1

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Frodon

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Tremendous front-running chaser down the years, including on testing ground, and ran respectably in major 3m handicap at Kempton most recently; defied top weight at Wincanton (3m1f, good to firm) in November but has never looked like he's crying out for this longer distance; may get outstayed.

14/1

10/1

Form: -86171

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Last three appearances include 3m wins at Kempton (soft) and Ludlow (good to soft), looking better than ever; not disgraced in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good) in November but doesn't appear to be screaming for this extra distance; career-high mark compounds matters.

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10th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Annsam

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Last three appearances include 3m wins at Kempton (soft) and Ludlow (good to soft), looking better than ever; not disgraced in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good) in November but doesn't appear to be screaming for this extra distance; career-high mark compounds matters.

10/1

1st

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Annsam

12st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't get home after setting good pace in major handicap at Kempton in February but his very dominant win from the front there (3m, soft) in January is still quite fresh in the mind, and he could be hard to catch here.

11/4

7th

5

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Annsam

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Made all in impressive fashion over C&D (soft) last month; he's in a hotter race today and is likely to face greater pressure in front, but given his dominance a 7lb rise could have been worse and it will be no surprise if he plays another leading role; also effective on good ground.

11/2

150/1

Form: PC4364

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Similar type to same connections' D'Jango having been kept very busy this season; form has gone largely downhill since his last win (none of his creditable British runs are on softer than good) and he's well out of the handicap.

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3rd

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Red Happy

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent, reminder 3rd, pushed along briefly 14th, slow jump 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out

13/2

5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

Form: -76811 C

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Seeking a Sandown hat-trick having completed the Royal Artillery Gold Cup and Grand Military Gold Cup double (3m; February/March); has much more on his plate back at handicap level but has been in great heart and is patently suited by the course; no ground worries and could go well.

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1st

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Broken Halo

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in rear, bit short of room just after 4th

11/4

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Broken Halo

12st 5lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Won the Royal Artillery and Grand Military Gold Cups over C&D last term; still travelling with purpose when falling two out in the London National back here (3m4f, heavy) in December; struggled in Warwick's Classic Chase, but was in contention when blundering here three weeks ago in the Grand Military (race won by Farceur Du Large); that's three non-completions in a row but he'd have a big shout on last season's form.

15/8

0

2

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Broken Halo

12st 5lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Had already won the Royal Artillery Gold Cup (good) when winning last season's renewal of this race (staged in early March) by a comfortable 5l from Almazhar Garde; still travelling with purpose when falling two out in the London National back here in December (3m4f, heavy) before struggling in Warwick's Classic Chase when 25-1; this is more his scene; respected.

3/1

150/1

Form: 3414P3 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ran respectably on soft in January; three good-ground wins at up to 3m5f during a very busy 2022-23 campaign but has his limitations (struggled in two major handicaps); long way out of the weights and easily opposed.

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4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

4th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

11yo who has thrived for the switch to hunter chases for his new yard, coming clear with a useful opponent when winning at Warwick (3m, soft) last month; solid claims.

7/2

1st

2

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

DJango

12st 6lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Infuriatingly hard to predict for David Pipe but he's a thorough stayer who ran surprisingly well on his hunter chase debut at Taunton (2m5f, soft); if taking that form at face value he must have a chance.

14/1

Form: 4P-FP6 C

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won a novice hurdle here on soft but pulled up in his only start on it in recent years; finished first past the post (on good, off 6lb higher) in this contest two years ago, demoted to third for causing interference; disappointing last year but is well handicapped granted a return to his best; latest effort was a step back in right direction, following three non-completions.

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3rd

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Enrilo

11st 13lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, led clearly 3rd

4/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Enrilo

11st 10lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, prominent 3rd

12/1

Form: 2-571P C

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Finished second (off 4lb lower) in this contest 12 months ago when bidding for a hat-trick; not entirely solid on this season's evidence and his February win came in a veterans' chase; pulled up at the Cheltenham Festival (3m2f) since; no ground worries but others preferred.

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3rd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Musical Slave

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Inconsistent in recent seasons and his stamina for 3m6f on heavy ground is not copper-bottomed but he runs this track well and is well handicapped on form as recent as the autumn; can't be ruled out.

13/2

5th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Musical Slave

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tailed off on Cheltenham's cross-country course in November but respectable efforts on either side of that, albeit still beneath his best form when fourth at Ludlow latterly; one or two others have more going for them but he's got an each-way chance on ground he handles.

9/1

Form: 2-2211 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Very solid record (form figures 2211) since switched to fences, the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and this track (3m, soft; gamely); now 5lb out of weights in a better race and returns to forecast faster ground but his progressive profile is a selling point.

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9

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Mucho Mas

10st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Very solid record (form figures 2211) switched to fences last season, with the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and Sandown (3m, soft); another 4lb higher today but he has more to offer and should be capable of scoring off that mark before long, perhaps today.

13/2

15

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Mucho Mas

10st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Very solid record (form figures 2211) since switched to fences, the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and this track (3m, soft; gamely); now 5lb out of weights in a better race and returns to forecast faster ground but his progressive profile is a selling point.

12/1

1

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Mucho Mas

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Two seconds and as many firsts since sent over fences and was ultra-game in fending off Feivel at Sandown (3m, soft), for which a 4lb rise is very fair; 12st asks a question of him but plenty to like otherwise.

5/1

Form: 3148-P

Last run: 307 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Had a fifth wind surgery since his last appearance ten months ago; goes well fresh, acts on soft and has no trouble with the trip (fourth in 2022 Eider) but still seeking first win above Class 3; 7lb out of weights.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Court Master

10st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

0-5 since joining Neil Mulholland last spring but his close fifth of 19 on the Old course here (3m1f, good) in October was a good performance; could have a say if fully tuned up after 173-day break; best on good ground.

9/1

5th

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Court Master

11st 13lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Neil Mulholland

Narrowly beaten at Cartmel (3m2f, good) but looked on the retreat when unseating at Bangor last month; at his best in dominating small fields on goodish ground.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £601.00
Straight Forecast £441.50
Tricast £2788.80
Trifecta £5394.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Revels Hill

The Times:

Moroder

WEST COUNTRY:

Mucho Mas

POSTDATA:

Coolvalla

D Express:

Annual Invictus

Daily Mail:

Frodon

TOPSPEED:

Revels Hill

Telegraph:

Revels Hill

Daily Record:

Moroder