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Wigley Group Carnival Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 2m 0f 54y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Wigley Group Carnival Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 12F52- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner on good ground; ran well in defeat at Kempton (2m2f good to soft) last month, after a layoff, and could quite plausibly be seen to better effect on today's quicker surface and on this left-handed track.

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

2nd

1

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Light N Strike

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Emphatic winner at Warwick three weeks ago, taking his chasing record to 4-11; probably capable of better yet but needs to be, having been hiked up 8lb for that success; still firmly considered, though.

15/8

1st

3

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Light N Strike

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Three-time chase winner on good ground; ran well in defeat at Kempton (2m2f good to soft) last month, after a layoff, and could quite plausibly be seen to better effect on today's quicker surface and on this left-handed track.

4/1

2nd

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Light N Strike

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield

10/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 572P5- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Irish challenger; has gone nearly a year since his last win but was creditable fifth at last month's Punchestown festival (2m, good) and will be right in the thick of things if in similar form here.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Espion Du Chenet

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Louise G Lyons

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear throughout, detached when weakened after 4 out, tailed off when eased after 2 out

25/1

9th

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Espion Du Chenet

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Louise G Lyons

Has done a lot of racing since his last win, two most recent runs provide no encouragement; tailed off in Kilbeggan race in which Irish Blaze was third two week ago.

25/1

Form: PPF3P- D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Excellent servant to connections over the years, winning 14 times in total; struggled in major handicap at Aintree festival last month but his 80-1 third at Ascot (2m1f, good to soft) two starts ago was a good effort and today's faster ground will suit.

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0

3

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:25 Kempton

Hatcher

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Prolific winner (mostly at around 2m on good ground) and fine servant to connections over the years; not as good as he was and didn't run very well on latest outing in September, but should be fine over today's trip and his spring form puts him in the mix.

4/1

4th

4

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Hatcher

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, no impression from 2 out

7/1

Form: 132P-4 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

4-12 over fences, the last two wins gained on good ground in the autumn; finished about 28l behind Mercian Prince at Kempton (2m2f, good) this month but travelled strongly for a long way there and looked dangerous when stalking the leaders on the home turn; 6lb out of the weights here but capable amateur Freddie Gordon claims 7lb; not ruled out.

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0

1

24th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

16:20 Plumpton

Only Money

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Couple of Class 2 defeats in May when last seen; returned from a layoff to win this race (on good ground) last year and, despite having a 5lb higher mark this time, warrants respect back here.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 2251-1

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Front-running veteran who wasn't far off career-best form when making all at favourite track Kempton (2m2f, good) this month, after a break; only 3lb higher here; no surprise if he gives this a good shot.

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0

5

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mercian Prince

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Habitual front-runner who gained six of his 11 chase wins here, most recently when fending off Jay Jay Reilly over today's trip in May (good ground; now 2lb lower); getting long in the tooth now and has questions to answer after some disappointing runs during the summer but it won't be a big surprise if he gives this a good shot.

10/1

0

1

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mercian Prince

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but he needs to bounce back from some below-par efforts.

12/1

5th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

15:22 Stratford

Mercian Prince

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but his last couple of runs weren't his best and he now has to bounce back.

9/2

Form: /24P3- CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Can sometimes harm his chance by racing too freely but was a high-class chaser in his prime and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when close third in Ayr handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month; drops back to 2m for first time since 2019; respected.

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6th

1

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Saint Calvados

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Can sometimes harm his chance by racing too freely but was a high-class chaser in his prime and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when close third in Ayr handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month; drops back to 2m for first time since 2019; respected.

2/1

3rd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Saint Calvados

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won a Grade 2 at Sandown (2m6f, good) last April and has dropped to an attractive mark; not ruled out but this 10yo has been well below his best on his three starts this season and has something to prove.

11/2

2

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Saint Calvados

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Below best under new owner-rider David Maxwell on last two runs, and this headstrong sort may be vulnerable to stronger stayers at 3m; however, he won over an extended 2m6f at Sandown (good; Grade 2) last April under today's rider Harry Cobden and a case can be made on that form; not ruled out.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £333.00
Straight Forecast £308.50
Trifecta £1779.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Only Money

POSTDATA:

Saint Calvados

TOPSPEED:

Mercian Prince

The Times:

Light N Strike

SPOTLIGHT:

Espion Du Chenet

Telegraph:

Only Money

D Express:

Only Money

Daily Mirror:

Only Money

WEST COUNTRY:

Saint Calvados

Daily Mail:

Saint Calvados

The Star:

Saint Calvados

The Guardian:

Mercian Prince

The Sun:

Mercian Prince

Daily Record:

Mercian Prince