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Heart Of The Community Since 1878 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11301.34
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Heart Of The Community Since 1878 Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /3321- D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Bad hurdles fall here last year but otherwise handsomely served by flat, sharp tracks; form of last-time Ludlow success (3m, good to soft; RPR 136) has taken some knocks, but he hit the line strongly and rated value for more than a 6lb rise; no ground issues and chance is clear.

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7th

7

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Latitude

11st 4lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Has won a couple of Class 3 chases, three-milers at Ludlow (good to soft) and Kempton (good); has shown that he can live with current mark but the depth of today's race demands a career best from him.

22/1

3rd

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Latitude

11st 7lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Well suited by sharp/flat tracks, as his C&D win (on good ground) last May confirms; Cheltenham wasn't his thing in November and he duly bounced back at Ludlow (3m, soft; close second) last month; solid claims in another favourable scenario.

9/2

2nd

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Latitude

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Mel Rowley

Dropped away after forcing the pace at Cheltenham a month ago when perhaps in need of the run; struck form in the spring, winning over C&D (good to soft) and following up at Kempton (good); 8lb higher than latterly but only a 7yo with just 11 runs behind him; considered.

9/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 92321-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won off a career-low mark at Wincanton latest (3m1f, good to soft); retribution has been swift but he's defied higher than this 11lb loftier perch before; a dryout may concern more (best RPR of 115 on good).

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8th

13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Duc De Beauchene

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Two wins last spring included 3m5f Norfolk National at Fakenham (good; used to act on soft); 2lb lower today as he's failed to fire in his four starts since; reverting to blinkers from recent cheekpieces might help.

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: /2PP7- C

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Took the novices' handicap chase at Sandown's big meeting this time last year, but it's been mostly a struggle since, including back over hurdles latest; dip 2lb back below a winning mark isn't tempting.

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10th

4

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:07 Plumpton

Up The Straight

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Well handicapped on his best chase form but all of his wins have come at shorter trips and he was tailed off at Fontwell (2m5f) on his return last month; others preferred.

25/1

6th

2

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Up The Straight

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

chased clear leader, mistake 2nd, towards rear before 7th

9/2

3rd

8

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Up The Straight

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richard Rowe

Took the novices' handicap chase at Sandown's big meeting this time last year, but it's been mostly a struggle since, including back over hurdles latest; dip 2lb back below a winning mark isn't tempting.

16/1

Form: 31UBP- C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Career-best RPR for soft-ground 2m5f score here off 5lb lower last November, but mistakes have prevented any further progress, and never looked happy in the Topham latest; others more greatly proven over 3m.

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4th

6

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Dorking Lad

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Career-best RPR for soft-ground 2m5f score here off 5lb lower last November, but mistakes have prevented any further progress, and never looked happy in the Topham latest; others more greatly proven over 3m.

25/1

29

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Dorking Lad

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Won by a wide margin at Kempton (2m4f, soft) in November; jumping has been an issue since and he had made mistakes before getting brought down last time; effective in the reapplied cheekpieces but well down the pecking order here.

66/1

10

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Dorking Lad

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Seen much more often on good ground than many of these, winning twice; first attempt much beyond 2m5f was at Kempton (3m; joint-second favourite) on latest start but he unseated at the first; 16l win there (2m4f, soft; 9lb higher today) the time before gave plenty of hope regarding stamina, so he's one to consider.

12/1

Form: 74P04- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Now 11lb below the mark of his 2021 Rowland Meyrick success, and would have finished a bit closer at Ludlow latest but for belting two out; more prolific with cut but goes on good ground also; respected.

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13th

19

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Good Boy Bobby

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Prominent-racer who won two veterans' chases in a row in the autumn and is now back on his last winning mark; however, his subsequent form has been patchy and this 11yo needs to better this year's efforts.

40/1

5th

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Good Boy Bobby

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two veterans' chase wins at about 3m (good to soft; has won on soft) in the autumn; he hasn't looked ahead of his mark in refitted cheekpieces since but his proven stamina will be an asset in the conditions now having his first run over 2m3f since winning in late 2021.

15/2

3rd

7

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Good Boy Bobby

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Began this season with hard-fought wins at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) and Sandown (3m, good to soft) in the autumn, and didn't run badly when seventh in last month's Veterans' Final (first-time cheekpieces); one to consider.

7/1

Form: 1325P- D

Last run: 152 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Back to the mark of his near-3m4f Stratford handicap chase win of May 2022; below par last autumn (markedly so latest), but proven defier of absences of over 100 days and a sound surface would be appreciated.

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5th

1

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:30 Newton Abbot

Forgot To Ask

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Tom George

Recorded his fourth chase win when scoring off 5lb higher at Stratford (3m3f, good) last May but he's been generally disappointing since and was well-held sixth at Kempton on his recent return from a break; now goes back up in trip but has bit to prove and he needs to get back near best.

8/1

6th

5

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Forgot To Ask

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Tom George

Back to the mark of his near-3m4f Stratford handicap chase win of May 2022; below par last autumn (markedly so latest), but proven defier of absences of over 100 days and a sound surface would be appreciated.

16/1

6

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:35 Chepstow

Forgot To Ask

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Not seen since three below-par runs in the autumn but has often gone well when fresh before and is now back on same mark as when gaining clearcut win at Stratford (3m3f, good) at start of this season; will be suited by today's drying ground; worth a second look.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/22F- C

Last run: 72 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Only just in front of Twenty Twenty when 5l second in this race last year (good), but form of same finishing position in a deep Ascot handicap next time reads well and he retains low mileage for his age; chance.

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2nd

1

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:25 Kempton

Danny Kirwan

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Has a tendency to race too freely and finished tired when reappearing at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) last month, but is now 2lb lower than when placed in major Ascot handicap (3m, good) last autumn; forecast good ground will suit.

5/2

5th

6

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:35 Chepstow

Danny Kirwan

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Career has been very stop-start but always possessed a huge level of ability and on last season's reappearance he finished second in a strong 3m handicap chase at Ascot during this month; returns off the same mark following further wind surgery; has won on soft but kept mostly to goodish ground the last three years.

5/1

7th

1

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Danny Kirwan

12st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Only just in front of Twenty Twenty when 5l second in this race last year (good), but form of same finishing position in a deep Ascot handicap next time reads well and he retains low mileage for his age; chance.

4/1

Form: P05P4- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 novices' chase winner in his prime; no trip/ground issues, but 21lb descent since pulling up in the Rowland Meyrick says plenty about a pretty poor 2022-23 season, including dropped to Class 3 latest.

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7th

2

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:05 Uttoxeter

Sporting John

11st 13lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders, headway after 8th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

12/1

8th

4

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Sporting John

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Grade 1 novices' chase winner in his prime; no trip/ground issues, but 21lb descent since pulling up in the Rowland Meyrick says plenty about a pretty poor 2022-23 season, including dropped to Class 3 latest.

14/1

4th

2

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:35 Chepstow

Sporting John

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Smart in his prime but has become disappointing this season; will find this much easier than Cheltenham Festival handicap hurdle he contested last month but he was never competitive there and now switches back to chasing with some questions to answer.

12/1

Form: PP2PP-

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Most recent win of March 2022 (about 2m7f, good) was gained off 11lb higher; jumping issues when pulling up on four of latest five runs.

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7th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Kap Auteuil

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

His second at Kempton last January remains his only effort of note from last ten appearances; there are no obvious signs that he's about to exploit this much reduced mark.

20/1

6th

7

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Kap Auteuil

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Toby Lawes

Runner-up at Kempton in January and he's tumbled down the weights subsequently, but for good reason in view of some disappointing form.

20/1

Form: 1/52P- D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

4-5 in handicap chases at Lingfield, beaten there only when upped to 3m5f; yet to record an RPR better than 92 elsewhere, struggling at Sandown latest with soft ground hard to blame; others more convincing.

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1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Movethechains

12st 2lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Enhanced his excellent record at Lingfield when comfortably winning the Surrey National (3m5f, soft) in January; placed again there next time (well held) before having a rare spin over hurdles 16 days ago (beaten 27l off lower mark in that discipline); tailed off in a Welsh National on only previous visit here but entitled to be thereabouts.

100/30

4th

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Movethechains

11st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Enhanced his excellent record on the chase track here when comfortably winning the Sussex National (3m5f, soft) in January and again placed on his return visit after a 9lb rise; rated 11lb lower over hurdles and he's a better horse now than when last seen in this discipline.

9/2

3rd

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

Movethechains

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Won five from six chases on this track, the one defeat coming when runner-up in this last year on good ground which may have been faster than ideal; went into his shell after but took advantage of a generous mark in no uncertain fashion over C&D 23 days ago (soft; first completion in blinkers); back up 9lb but still 3lb lower than last February; solid chance.

3/1

Form: 43122- BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has held his form since February's Market Rasen romp (2m3f, good), equalling rather than surpassing his previous best RPR in last month's narrow defeat upped to a stayer's trip; likely a bit more needed.

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11

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Hiway One O Three

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Has held his form since February's Market Rasen romp (2m3f, good), equalling rather than surpassing his previous best RPR in last month's narrow defeat upped to a stayer's trip; likely a bit more needed.

10/1

3

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Hiway One O Three

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Rattled off a hat-trick over hurdles last spring; off the mark at the third attempt over fences at Market Rasen in February and he has finished second in both runs since, narrowly giving best to Northern Poet over C&D two weeks ago; should remain competitive but no certainty to reverse the placings.

11/4

2nd

2

9th Apr 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:40 Plumpton

Hiway One O Three

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Market Rasen winner in February and defeat under a penalty came just seven days later; unraced beyond 2m4f but pedigree suggests he could well stay; has started favourite in latest six outings (winning three).

6/4

Form: 421/3- CD

Last run: 364 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

C&D scorer who was a head behind Danny Kirwan when third in this race last year, racing lazily; absence since is a worry given a poor record fresh, and passed over from out of the weights in this deeper renewal.

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6th

2

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Twenty Twenty

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Caused 20-1 surprise under positive ride at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) in December, but was back in the doldrums at Huntingdon in March and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task here.

14/1

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Twenty Twenty

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £360.00
Straight Forecast £446.70
Tricast £5891.50
Trifecta £9222.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Latitude

WEST COUNTRY:

Danny Kirwan

POSTDATA:

Duc De Beauchene

RP Ratings:

Hiway One O Three

TOPSPEED:

Movethechains

The Times:

Good Boy Bobby

Daily Mail:

Latitude

D Express:

Latitude

Daily Mirror:

Latitude

Daily Record:

Latitude

The Guardian:

Danny Kirwan

The Sun:

Danny Kirwan

Telegraph:

Duc De Beauchene

The Star:

Duc De Beauchene