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Marston’s Pedigree Staffordshire Plate Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £18004
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 17 runners
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Marston’s Pedigree Staffordshire Plate Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.60

Form: /1463- C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won on chase debut at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft) in October and put two lesser runs behind him when third at Southwell (3m, good to soft) last month; today's race is more competitive but he may still have potential.

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1st

15

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Arizona Cardinal

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Now 4-9 over rules fences having won comfortably the last twice at Leicester (2m6f, soft) and Ludlow (3m, soft; despite bad blunder); he's 9lb higher than last time and in much tougher company, but he's clearly thriving and his trainer continues to enjoy an excellent 2024; shortlisted.

12/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:15 Ludlow

Arizona Cardinal

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Can have his off days but he looked on good terms with himself when a clearcut winner at Leicester (2m6f, soft; 5lb lower; second run after further wind operation) and his yard continues on the crest of a wave; stays this far and there's plenty to like.

2/1

1st

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

Arizona Cardinal

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: /6442-

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Listed chase winner in France in 2021 but 0-7 in Britain and may not be straightforward; looked sure to score when striking the front on run-in at Newbury (2m6f, soft) six weeks ago but was outbattled close home, and has gone up 4lb for his troubles.

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8th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Yes Indeed

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful chaser at his best but a tricky horse to win with and has been out of form since the winter; on a tempting mark for this British hurdling debut but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Yes Indeed

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ex-French 7yo who is 0-12 in Britain and hasn't been at his best on last three runs; however, last month's fourth at Sandown (3m, soft) was a step back in the right direction and his mark continues to fall; not ruled out.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 3/3P2-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Displays a somewhat ungainly head carriage and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but ran well in defeat at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) last month and won't fail through lack of stamina.

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0

9

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Nestor Park

12st 0lb

J: Lt Billy Aprahamian

T: Ben Pauling

Usually gives his running but has a poor strike-rate over fences (1-18) and he dropped away to be beaten some 31l last time at Warwick when the subject of strong market support in first-time blinkers; one of the highest rated in here but others appeal more.

4/1

5th

16

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Nestor Park

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Often runs well in defeat but he's now 1-17 over fences, having performed below his best the last twice; connections turn to blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) for some assistance; others are safer.

20/1

Form: 43635- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Drew clear to win by 6l off today's mark at Carlisle (3m, soft) in November but has rather mixed record since, and was soundly beaten in series final at Haydock four weeks ago; goes without usual cheekpieces today.

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2nd

1

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Morning Spirit

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

On a very good mark if getting back on track but there was no sign of that when tailed off after a break at Stratford (2m6f, heavy; handles plenty of give underfoot); wouldn't be the percentage call.

11/2

4th

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Morning Spirit

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead

13/2

Form: F5321-

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences at fifth attempt, with ridden-out success at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) last month; open to further improvement over 3m but has a lot more on his plate here and is 3lb wrong.

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8th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Dom Of Mary

10st 10lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: David Bridgwater

8yo who has shown career-best form the last twice with these cheekpieces back on, easily winning the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) before a close third at Sandown (3m, good); today's stiff 3m2f could prove ideal and he holds each-way possibilities.

14/1

3rd

8

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Dom Of Mary

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Second-season chaser who recorded a 10l success in the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) last month; big player on the back of that career-best performance, provided he's as effective returned to 3m.

4/1

1st

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Dom Of Mary

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

His only chase win came on heavy ground over Stratford's 2m6f last April when 3lb lower; remains lightly raced; made a pleasing return here over 3m1f before he ran well for a long way over Cheltenham's extended 3m3f (soft) in November; while that weakish finish casts some stamina doubts over this far, today's track is easier and the company not so demanding; the return of cheekpieces is probably a good thing as well; big player.

4/1

Form: 21/P4-

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 10yo who missed 2022 and has bled from the nose on both outings this year; still ran quite well when fourth at Newbury (2m7f, soft) on latter occasion there are safer options elsewhere.

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10th

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Witness Protection

12st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Struggled over fences after returning from a long absence and never counted on his belated return to hurdling at Cheltenham last month.

33/1

16

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Witness Protection

10st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

held up in rear, outpaced and cajoled along 5th, lost touch before 2 out

50/1

0

4

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

Witness Protection

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Not seen that much action since winning off 6lb higher at Chepstow in late 2021 (2m, good to soft); beaten 40l after a lengthy break at Chepstow but possibly needed that run and heavy ground wouldn't have been ideal; tries cheekpieces.

20/1

Form: P/5P1- D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Seen only three times last season, most recently when returning to form with clearcut success in Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he might be seen to better effect over today's trip; respected.

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6th

1

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:05 Perth

Caribean Boy

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

11/2

7th

1

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Uttoxeter

Caribean Boy

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Seen only three times last season, most recently when returning to form with clearcut success in Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he might be seen to better effect over today's trip; respected.

6/1

1st

2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Caribean Boy

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, jumped left and hampered rival 4th, ridden when outpaced after 3 out, rallied after 2 out, led run-in, went clear towards finish

14/1

Form: 6U425- D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Best known as a Ludlow specialist in recent years but didn't run well there on latest appearance six weeks ago and comes here with something to prove; younger rivals appeal more.

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8th

7

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Uttoxeter

Head To The Stars

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Best known as a Ludlow specialist in recent years but didn't run well there on latest appearance six weeks ago and comes here with something to prove; younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

5th

1

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:10 Ludlow

Head To The Stars

12st 2lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Reserves his best for this track and may have given Tide Times something to think about but for final-fence blunder here in January; another good effort last month but does look rather marooned off current mark.

9/1

2nd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:45 Ludlow

Head To The Stars

12st 2lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Unreliable sort but he's a three-time C&D winner and held every chance when almost falling at the final fence in 3m1f handicap here last time; he can't be ruled out, especially if jumping better.

9/1

Form: U631P- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Battled gamely to prevail at Warwick (3m1f, good) last September but not seen since running poorly the following month and this veteran mare will need a career-best effort to win.

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2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Organdi

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

towards rear, not fluent 15th, bad mistake 17th, soon dropped to last and struggling, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

4th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Organdi

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Wide-margin winner of small-field contest at Fontwell (3m2f, good) in September but that form may not be reliable and her record in recent years is very mixed; not the percentage call.

66/1

Form: 1/P3P-

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner; ran big race when placed off 2lb higher at Sandown (3m, good to soft) in February but was pulled up on his other two starts last season and it's hard to know what to expect from him.

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1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Emir Sacree

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful chaser at best but he's been inconsistent since his last win and was tailed off at Kempton (3m, soft) in his last run in February; mark is falling but he's in the veteran stage now and others are more convincing.

9/1

6th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Fairly useful but has shown inconsistent form since last win and sometimes jumps left, including when modest fourth at Ascot 11 weeks ago; opposed kept to right-handed course.

12/1

4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:10 Ascot

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Pulled up in three of his last five starts and not one to rely upon heavily, but he was a creditable third at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month when back from a break; capable of having a say if on another going day; cheekpieces go back on (worn once in France in 2018, when well beaten).

8/1

Form: /3P2B-

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

0-10 over fences but largely consistent, and appeared to be going pretty well when brought down at last month's Aintree festival; unexposed over this sort of trip and his current mark is workable; shortlisted.

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2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Coconut Splash

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 9th, awkward jump 14th, pushed along and went second 3 out, ridden and went clear with winner from 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression when unbalanced and almost fell run-in

7/2

Form: 4313P- C

Last run: 131 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner on good/good to soft ground; not seen since running poorly over a marathon trip on Boxing Day and won't be favoured by any rain here; not the percentage call.

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3rd

4

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Topofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Five-time chase winner (mostly on good ground); needs to bounce back from a below-par run last month and will not be favoured by the forecast rain but was placed on consecutive starts this summer and is suited by this track.

6/1

6th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Topofthecotswolds

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 5 out, soon no impression

6/1

Form: 20243-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced in recent years and seemingly not as good as he was; went close when second of four at Warwick (2m4f, good) in February and kept on for third at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) last month but more is needed here.

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2nd

6

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:05 Fakenham

Knight In Dubai

11st 12lb

J: Mr Rupert Stearn

T: Mrs J Owen

Still going close in 2m4f-2m5f handicaps off low-130s marks for Dan Skelton in 2022-23 around rather sharper tracks than the galloping Horseheath line of his two easy recent pointing successes (good to soft, good); confidence levels restored, and receives weight all round here.

3/1

10

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Uttoxeter

Knight In Dubai

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced in recent years and seemingly not as good as he was; went close when second of four at Warwick (2m4f, good) in February and kept on for third at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) last month but more is needed here.

10/1

3rd

3

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

15:25 Newton Abbot

Knight In Dubai

11st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Has twice suffered narrow defeats this season, off today's mark, and deserves another success (lightly raced and last won in December 2019); didn't fire latest and will need his best to take this.

6/1

Form: 32FP1- CD

Last run: 176 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Took form to new level when winning emphatically by 11l at Southwell (3m, good; first-time tongue-tie) in November and is now 6-10 over fences; might still have more improvement to come this year but has fitness to prove after 176-day absence, and any rain will dent his appeal.

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1st

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

17:25 Kelso

Go On Chez

12st 6lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Useful handicap chaser who returned from break to make winning hunter chase debut at Ludlow (3m, good) two weeks ago; did that in good style and he's the standout contender at the weights here; should be hard to beat.

4/9

33/1

Form: 1435P- D

Last run: 131 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Good-ground specialist who had good to soft ground as an excuse when pulled up on stable debut on Boxing Day; now 3lb below his last winning mark and has a chance if conditions remain in his favour.

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Form: 43293/ D

Last run: 472 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won four chases (including Perth Gold Cup) in spring 2021 and was very good third at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) on latest outing in January 2022; not an easy horse to weigh up after his layoff but has been given a good chance by the handicapper.

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13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Landofsmiles

10st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Peter Bowen

Three wins last year came at a cost mark-wise and he was beaten 16l when second to Celebre D'Allen at Aintree in late October; others should be better handicapped.

20/1

2nd

3

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

13:25 Aintree

Landofsmiles

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Form dipped sharply in similar event at Chepstow 16 days ago when bidding for a hat-trick; even if bouncing back, current mark leaves him needing a career-best performance.

16/1

0

4

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:35 Chepstow

Landofsmiles

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Sometimes in need of mid-race encouragement but often strong in the finish and he arrives here on a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) and Cartmel (3m1f, good to soft); unlike a few of these there are no wellbeing issues, but rain might be an issue as 0-13 on soft or heavy.

6/1

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Non-runners

Kinondo Kwetu, Organdi, Topofthecotswolds, Go On Chez, Bbold, Landofsmiles

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Payout
Exacta £417.00
Straight Forecast £402.70
Tricast £3386.80
Trifecta £3866.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kinondo Kwetu

TOPSPEED:

Nestor Park

D Express:

Dom Of Mary

Daily Mirror:

Go On Chez

LAMBOURN:

Caribean Boy

Daily Mail:

Arizona Cardinal

RP RATINGS:

Knight In Dubai

POSTDATA:

Head To The Stars

The Star:

Dom Of Mary

Daily Record:

Go On Chez

The Times:

Kinondo Kwetu

The Sun:

Kinondo Kwetu

WEST COUNTRY:

Nestor Park

The Guardian:

Nestor Park

Telegraph:

Caribean Boy