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Olivia Mellett Belated 21st Birthday Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 3f 164y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Olivia Mellett Belated 21st Birthday Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3552-3 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Easily the pick of two chasing efforts when third at Warwick recently, although his jumping lacked conviction; now on a tempting mark and could be a real threat, especially if his fencing is more proficient.

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

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Small Bad Bob

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

midfield, headway and went third before 9th

5/1

6th

10

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Small Bad Bob

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Well held at Kempton last time but this is more his scene and he won comfortably here the run before off 6lb lower, though Freddie Gordon claimed a further 7lb that day; needs respecting.

12/1

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5/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 28256- C

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner here two years ago; maiden over hurdles but ran some good races, notably when second at Exeter last December; chasing debut and capable of figuring if all goes well.

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

1st

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:55 Fakenham

Trevada

12st 0lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

Finished runner-up in both starts in handicap chases at Plumpton (2m4f, good; 0-120) and Newton Abbot (3m2f, good; 0-125) a year ago; in good form in points this year (32112) and looks the one to beat.

Evs

2nd

4

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:30 Newton Abbot

Trevada

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Sole win from ten starts was in a bumper in 2021 but he showed clear promise over hurdles and made a solid start over fences when a keeping-on second at Plumpton (2m3f, good) 17 days ago; takes a big step back up in trip but he's a brother to a 3m chase winner and is respected for in-form yard.

7/4

Form: 63322- CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to Alto Alto here last month and every chance at the revised weights; easily beaten over C&D since and it's more than four years since he won; might prove vulnerable again.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

28th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:40 Fontwell

Not Another Muddle

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Still capable of running reasonably well, as he did at Plumpton latest, but it's more than four years since he won; may be vulnerable again.

7/2

3rd

5

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Not Another Muddle

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, ridden after 3 out, briefly went third before 2 out, went third again run-in, not pace to challenge

9/2

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Not Another Muddle

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Long in the tooth now and no longer the force of old but was placed in a good-quality Kempton handicap (2m4f, good) in February and also ran well when second here (2m1f, soft) a fortnight ago; sure to appreciate today's significant drop in class; major player.

13/8

Form: F/512- CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Had fallen a long way in the handicap before gaining a gritty C&D win in March (four ran) and not disgraced when runner-up to a progressive rival at Exeter since; every reason to expect him to perform well again.

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

4th

2

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly 5th, ridden and headed after 2 out, bad mistake last, weakened run-in

5/1

2nd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Exeter

Paddys Poem

11st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, left in lead 2nd, 7 lengths ahead 7th, reduced lead 9th, ridden when headed after 2 out, no match for winner

9/4

1st

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:25 Plumpton

Paddys Poem

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in second, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and every chance approaching last, kept on well and led inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 1/71-U D

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

In rear (but still in touch) when unseating on recent stable debut (bought out of Olly Murphy's yard after finishing alone in a Fakenham seller last month); others look to have more pressing claims.

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

3

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

16:30 Fakenham

Sopran Thor

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Louise Allan

Left alone to win selling handicap chase over C&D in April on final run for Gary Moore; however, he was in rear when unseating mid-race at Warwick on his stable debut then finished down the field at Plumpton last time.

14/1

5th

1

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Sopran Thor

12st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Louise Allan

prominent, hit 10th, ridden after 3 out, outpaced from 2 out

10/1

Form: 2PP31- C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Pulled up and last of three on first two chasing attempts but came good when beating Not Another Muddle over 2m1f last month, making it 2-2 at this track; young enough to progress and stays this trip so 5lb rise may not stop him maintaining his unbeaten course record.

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

10th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Alto Alto

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly from 4 out

12/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

All four wins have been here, latterly rallying gamely to fend off a subsequent winner over C&D in mid-February (soft); he's now 2-2 in this headgear combination (previous success over hurdles) and looks sure to be involved after a 4lb rise.

9/4

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

C&D winner on soft last April but chase career went to pot after and recent win here came over hurdles (in these aids); need to have faith in him repeating the form back over fences off 3lb higher than latest chase loss.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £216.00
Straight Forecast £193.40
Trifecta £808.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alto Alto

RP RATINGS:

Not Another Muddle

The Times:

Alto Alto

Telegraph:

Alto Alto

Daily Mirror:

Alto Alto

The Star:

Alto Alto

Daily Record:

Alto Alto