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19:45 Fontwell

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Vickers.Bet Proudly Supporting British Racing Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 53213- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Responded well to pressure to win from off the pace in first-time visor at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in March and might have been stretched by 3m1f when only third of four at Plumpton last month (wore cheekpieces) but others appeal more all the same; visor back on today.

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

8th

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Pawpaw

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins at 2m5f (good to soft) for David Bridgwater last spring; form has nosedived since last June, however; back hurdling for first time since January 2023; tongue-tie (last worn in 2022) returns.

33/1

1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Pawpaw

12st 0lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins at 2m5f (good to soft) for David Bridgwater last spring; form has nosedived since last June, on good and testing ground, and hard to recommend despite today's surface likely to be more suitable.

33/1

0

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:20 Exeter

Pawpaw

11st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins (2m5f, good to soft) in the spring; disappointing in last three runs and was pulled up at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) on his return from break last month; visor is now reapplied but he needs a major turnaround.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 747-

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Clearcut winner on Irish point debut in early 2022 and displayed some promise in two maiden hurdles (2m4f/2m3f) towards end of last season; open to significant improvement on today's chase/handicap debut and looks very interesting; hooded for first time.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:00 Newton Abbot

Heneryetta Bay

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Easy winner of a weak Huntingdon contest 16 days ago (made all, four ran) on her step up to nearly 3m; only 3lb higher and probably has more to offer as a chaser so solid shout.

7/4

1st

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:25 Huntingdon

Heneryetta Bay

11st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Warren Greatrex

took keen hold, made all, pushed along and edged right approaching last, kept on

Evs

3rd

5

21st May 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Heneryetta Bay

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

Winning pointer who stuck to her task pretty well when second (no threat to winner) on recent chase/handicap debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft; first-time hood); could still have a bigger run in her; shortlisted.

9/2

11/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /3222- BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in all three chases, most recently when well clear of the others behind a revitalised subsequent winner at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month; probably still on a good mark after a subsequent 3lb rise and this C&D also suits; commands respect.

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Verdict Starting price

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

Ballybeen

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Yet to register a victory but he was in very good nick until coming in a below-par third of four in 2m4f Plumpton handicap chase 34 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back.

5/2

3rd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Ballybeen

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Reliable maiden; just unfortunate he's run up against improving chasers on last two starts, when front-running at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, good); bold bid likely but again faces up-and-coming rivals.

4/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Ballybeen

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Now 0-13 but regularly knocks on the door and he only narrowly failed to make all at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) a month ago when ridden by Dylan Johnston; coped well with the rise in grade there (to a Class 3 from Class 5) and has a big chance here.

3/1

Form: PP754-

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

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5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Alberic

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has been running reasonably and didn't seem to stay 2m7f at Worcester latest, having held every chance; tricky customer but ought to be involved, especially off current mark (has won off 9lb higher).

5/1

4th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tricky customer whose two wins came early in 2022; showed enough in two Fontwell outings in the spring to warrant consideration if he stays this trip; no ground problems.

11/2

4th

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Alberic

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

14/1

Form: 81/01/ CD

Last run: 710 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Jumped well and made all to win over C&D (good to firm) on chasing debut just under two years ago but we haven't seen him again since and it's hard to tell how mauch ability he retains as an 11yo.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Big n Better

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Michael Madgwick

Made all on chasing debut here two years ago (2m5f+); absent until finishing tailed off over same C&D eight days ago and that needs to have blown away plenty of cobwebs.

14/1

5th

3

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Big n Better

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Michael Madgwick

Jumped well and made all to win over C&D (good to firm) on chasing debut just under two years ago but we haven't seen him again since and it's hard to tell how mauch ability he retains as an 11yo.

16/1

2

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

17:25 Plumpton

Big n Better

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Michael Madgwick

Emphatic winner at Fontwell (made all) on his chasing debut in May 2021 but absent since; only nine career starts for this 11yo and asking a fair bit to beat some in-form rivals after the absence; good ground ideal.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 21/3-F C

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has some fairly useful chasing form on his CV but missed almost all of last season and fell at the first fence when reappearing nine days ago; still has fitness to prove; others have more pressing claims.

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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

Form: 68312- BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Improved to make winning handicap hurdle debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in March; no match for easy winner when second over 2m3f last month but connections are evidently very keen to switch this winning Irish pointer to chasing; shortlisted.

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Verdict Starting price

4

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

I Giorni

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Improved to make winning handicap hurdle debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in March; no match for easy winner when second over 2m3f last month but connections are evidently very keen to switch this winning Irish pointer to chasing; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

1

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:35 Hereford

I Giorni

12st 1lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Anthony Honeyball

Just six career starts and off the mark over hurdles on her handicap debut when fending off Chantilly Haze over 2m here 13 days ago; longer trip a likely plus and no surprise to see a bold bid up 5lb.

2/1

1st

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

13:40 Hereford

I Giorni

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Irish point winner; always towards rear in first two hurdle races (2m4f/2m5f) but fared much better when third in first-time hood at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; the value of that form is open to question but she has plenty of scope to improve again in handicaps.

7/2

Form: F346P-

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has very modest 1-36 strike-rate, the win gained on slow ground in Ireland over two years ago; started off for Richard Newland with some quite encouraging runs last spring but was in poor form when last seen in the winter; needs to have been refreshed by 97-day break.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:10 Fontwell

An Marcach

10st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Regressive 9yo who is yet to add to his slow-ground win in Ireland in 2021 and achieved very little when remote second to Toad Of Toad Hall here (3m2f, good to firm) in May; arguably ran better than bare form suggests when last of four at Cartmel (3m1f, heavy) in July but remains a difficult horse to enthuse over.

6/1

4th

5

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

An Marcach

10st 5lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

led, not fluent 1st, not fluent and reminder 2nd, joined and disputed lead 2 out, pushed along when headed 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

14/1

2nd

5

28th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:15 Fontwell

An Marcach

10st 8lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Placed three times last year but has been pulled up in latest two outings, most recently here (2m5f+); career record now 1-37 and that success came in Ireland more than two years ago; visor back in place of blinkers.

10/1

Form: 4/556- D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on all three starts since returning from long absence this year, most recently when last of six here (2m3f, good) on recent return to chasing; effectively only 3lb lower from out of the weights today; revival needed.

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9

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Soundly beaten on all three starts since returning from long absence this year, most recently when last of six here (2m3f, good) on recent return to chasing; effectively only 3lb lower from out of the weights today; revival needed.

20/1

6th

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 10lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, after a long layoff, he's struggled here in both runs for new yard this spring; cheekpieces return but he's failed to complete in his three previous runs over fences and has a lot to prove back in this sphere.

16/1

5th

8

4th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 13lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, following a long layoff, struggled here (3m2f, heavy) on last month's stable debut; needs to have taken significant benefit from that recent outing.

40/1

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Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

I Giorni

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballybeen

TOPSPEED:

Alberic

Telegraph:

Twenty Twenty

The Times:

I Giorni

The Guardian:

I Giorni

The Sun:

I Giorni

The Star:

I Giorni

POSTDATA:

Alberic

Daily Mail:

Alberic

RP RATINGS:

Ballybeen

Daily Mirror:

Ballybeen

Daily Record:

Ballybeen

D Express:

Twenty Twenty