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Addisonrees Planning Consultancy Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Addisonrees Planning Consultancy Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /5U56-

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Now 13lb lower than for the second of two 2m handicap chase wins in summer 2021, having largely struggled in just four starts since; does at least get his ground over 2m4f for the first time this evening.

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

18th

12

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Courtland

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Made it four wins for the season (all on good but has run well on soft) when comfortably beating solid yardstick at Worcester (2m7f) last August; not at that level since and extremely fortunate to win at Hereford last month, after a break, but it was over an inadequate 2m and there was encouragement in that run; Peter Bowen and Sean Bowen won this with 40-1 shot Henllan Harri in 2017 who, like this fellow, was tackling his longest trip yet; one to note.

40/1

1st

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Courtland

12st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

disputed lead, lost position 2nd, soon raced in fourth, went third before 4 out

6/1

OUR TIP

13/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4624-2

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Jumping errors alone denied him a win in a Wincanton 0-140 in February (2m4f, good; Kauto The King fell at halfway); serviceable second in the debuted tongue tie latest (retained) and chance granted a tidy round.

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

6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Balko Saint

11st 10lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Very well handicapped on some of last year's placed form but returned from break with three below-par runs in the autumn and needs to turn a corner; won a heavy-ground hurdle in France in 2021 but may be best suited by good ground.

16/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Balko Saint

11st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Runner-up four times over fences at up to 2m5f during the spring/summer but below par in a hurdle race/chase at Wincanton since returning from a break; up in trip; others have less to prove.

20/1

Form: 0/45-9 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a 2m7f handicap hurdle here latest; pedigree rich with chasers (nephew of National second Balko De Flos), but didn't look to the manner born in two attempts over fences in 2021; others more persuasive.

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

5th

8

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Umndeni

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, led and pushed along briefly, soon clear, reduced lead when not fluent 8th, headed after 2 out, lost second and weakened home turn

14/1

5th

10

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Umndeni

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Three-time hurdle winner when trained in UK where he has finished a modest 3rd on three of his four chase starts; needs a return to form.

12/1

5th

4

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Umndeni

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Michael Collins

pressed leader, weakened before last (usual 2 out)

25/1

Form: P53F-0 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Summer 2022 hat-trick started with him finishing alone in a three-runner renewal of this race; more bad runs than good since the autumn but mark reflects that, and hopes of a revival linger; trip/ground fine.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:50 Exeter

Kauto The King

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not the easiest to predict but it was career win number nine when returning from wind surgery with a narrow success over Romanor at Newton Abbot (2m, good; fine over this far); Worcester was underwhelming, for all that he was a shade out of the weights.

6/1

5th

7

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Kauto The King

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led, headed before 4 out, weakened before 2 out

7/1

1st

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

16:52 Newton Abbot

Kauto The King

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Eight-time winner over fences but has regressed since last summer and weakened into fourth after making the running here (2m5f, good) at end of July; will be fine over today's shorter trip but is 4lb out of the weights and needs recent wind op to have made a difference.

12/1

Form: 1212-7 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

All Rules wins going left-handed, and inclined to jump that way on his recent Huntingdon return; trip/course/ground all as he'd prefer this time, however, and back on his last winning mark also; cheekpieces added.

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

8th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Ragamuffin

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Neil Mulholland

His last three wins have been over fences but he's a four-time hurdle winner who can deal with this mark if ready to go after his absence; seems fine on all ground.

14/1

7th

1

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Ragamuffin

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Last three wins have been over fences but it was over C&D when beaten 3l two weeks ago (good to soft), having fared best of those held up; considered.

7/2

3rd

5

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:07 Plumpton

Ragamuffin

11st 8lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Seemingly back in good form when second at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) in August but didn't fire at Sedgefield last month and he's probably best suited by good ground (albeit has won on heavy).

33/1

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Straight Forecast £56.80
Trifecta £157.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Balko Saint

SPOTLIGHT:

Courtland

Daily Mirror:

Ragamuffin

The Star:

Umndeni

TOPSPEED:

Kauto The King

POSTDATA:

Balko Saint

WEST COUNTRY:

Balko Saint

The Times:

Balko Saint

Telegraph:

Balko Saint

The Guardian:

Balko Saint

Daily Mail:

Balko Saint

The Sun:

Balko Saint

Daily Record:

Balko Saint

D Express:

Courtland