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  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 4f 19y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: U9533- D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; last win was over hurdles at Punchestown in May 2022 (2m3f, good); two fair runs over fences on last two starts, despite jumping errors; suited by good ground ideal and worth considering.

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

3rd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Better chaser than hurdler, last win being in a Cartmel handicap chase in August (2m5f, good to soft); well beaten last twice; could go well but better on faster ground than is forecast.

7/2

4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Marshalled

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent early, raced in third after 1st, outpaced from 4 out, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

8/1

5th

5

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

10yo who makes his first start since last August but he did well for his new yard last year, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), and he's also effective on soft; the betting may be informative on his return.

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 33527-

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Better of his two runs over fences when third at Musselburgh in January (2m, soft, tongue tie on for first time); not so good next time but has since finished runner-up over hurdles (2m4f, good).

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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Limerick Leader

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to score over fences but he got back on track in a change of headgear (visor replaced cheekpieces) when second of nine in 2m4f handicap chase at Musselburgh three weeks ago; he needs to back it up with visor again sported.

2/1

2nd

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Limerick Leader

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Now 8lb lower than when going close at Newcastle (2m4f, good) last May and he's also effective on soft ground; however, his subsequent form hasn't come up to scratch and a revival is needed in a chance of headgear.

16/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4133-1 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Made it two wins from three runs over fences when scoring in good style at Hexham ten days ago; up in grade but should go well off 6lb higher mark.

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4th

2

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Ribeye

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

held up in last, headway 9th, in touch with leaders and going easily 2 out, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, no chance before last, finished tired

3/1

2nd

6

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Ribeye

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

Two wins in the first half of last year (3m/2m4f, good to soft) and he's on a handy mark on that form, but he struggled on his two outings this winter and needs to get back on track.

12/1

0

4

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Ribeye

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

Well beaten here only nine days ago but that was his first run since May and was at 1m7f, which isn't his trip; took well to chasing in the first half of this year, with two wins (3m/2m4f, good to soft); has run well on soft ground here over hurdles; could have a big say now back up in trip.

8/1

Form: 92136- D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won a three-runner chase at Huntingdon in March (2m4f, soft); not fared so well since; good ground no problem but a bit to prove.

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3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Luckofthedraw

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Beat just two rivals at Huntingdon in March (2m4f, soft) and hasn't fared so well since in deeper races; bit to prove.

14/1

4th

2

16th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

Luckofthedraw

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Toby Bulgin

prominent, in touch with leaders after 3rd

7/1

6th

3

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:10 Southwell

Luckofthedraw

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Toby Bulgin

led, slow jump and raced in second when headed 1st, led again after 3rd

3/1

Form: 33322- D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since scoring at Carlisle in March 2022 (2m4f, good) but a series of good runs since, including when second at Haydock last time (2m4f, soft, cheekpieces); chance.

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9th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Croagh Patrick

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Beaten on last 18 starts going back to March 2022 but he was runner-up four times in a row last summer (2m4f-3m, including on heavy) and it was his first run since when a fair third of five at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft); this course winner could improve for that latest run and is not ruled out.

12/1

3rd

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Croagh Patrick

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Croagh Patrick

10st 10lb

J: David England

T: Sam England

led, jumped right on occasions, ridden and headed 2 out, led again after last, headed final 110yds, stayed on

3/1

Form: 31255- D

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Two wins on good/good to firm over 2m4f and 3m1f last season; back on last winning mark so could go well but may need the run after a break.

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0

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:45 Southwell

Big Difference

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Two small-field wins (2m4f/3m1f) over fences last year but he's struggled in last four runs including when pulled up at Perth in June; with new yard now and he needs to turn things around after a short break; visor reapplied.

7/1

4

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Big Difference

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tim Reed

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 10th, lost ground from 13th

16/1

6th

4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

Big Difference

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tim Reed

midfield, towards rear with one circuit to go

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3157P-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner over the years; best on good ground so can be forgiven two below-par runs on heavy this year; back on his last winning mark; interesting.

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0

7

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Tontos Spirit

10st 10lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Miss A M Slack

Has won 17 races, the latest when taking advantage of a tumbling mark to win for today's rider at Cartmel in August (2m1f, good to soft); 5lb higher here; dual course winner who should go well again.

11/2

1st

2

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Tontos Spirit

11st 11lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Miss A M Slack

Eight wins here but unplaced in seven starts since the latest of them, a year ago; fair effort two outings ago but pulled up latest and age seems to be catching up with him.

20/1

Form: 3056P- C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m1f at Kelso last May (good); mainly disappointing since, but is now 16lb lower, so could go well though this longer trip a concern (all wins at 2m1f or less).

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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Joke Dancer

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Patrick Griffin

Five-time winner over fences including on heavy ground; promising yard debut when third at Thurles last month and fell early at Taunton subsequently; well treated and capable of running a big race.

13/2

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Joke Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick Griffin

towards rear, jumped right 1st, fell 5th

11/2

3rd

3

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Joke Dancer

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick Griffin

briefly led, soon prominent, led again 3 out, headed before last

20/1

Form: 2/86P-

Last run: 130 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; unexposed; pulled up on chase debut in January (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but has since had a second wind operation; headgear retained and should do better.

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6

16th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

Ice Coast

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear, not fluent 7th

12/1

8

6th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Ice Coast

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in two juvenile hurdles in France during the autumn of 2021 (2m/2m2f, soft/very soft); early days with this yard and market suggested that better was expected of him on his handicap debut; now goes chasing still unexposed.

12/1

6th

3

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

12:30 Carlisle

Ice Coast

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Soundly beaten in mid-division in Chepstow maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) on this month's British debut, but he may have needed that run and he was placed in two juvenile hurdles in France in autumn 2021 (2m/2m2f, soft/very soft); not discounted now handicapping for in-form yard.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £271.00
Straight Forecast £250.20
Tricast £410.40
Trifecta £564.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ribeye

The Guardian:

Marshalled

RP RATINGS:

Joke Dancer

The Times:

Limerick Leader

The Sun:

Croagh Patrick

POSTDATA:

Ribeye

Telegraph:

Ribeye

The Star:

Ribeye

Daily Record:

Ribeye

Daily Mail:

Marshalled

D Express:

Marshalled

Daily Mirror:

Marshalled

TOPSPEED:

Joke Dancer