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Langley Castle An Outstanding Small Hotel Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5043.35
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Langley Castle An Outstanding Small Hotel Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: P0P5-2

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 6yo who kept on well for second on last month's chasing debut here (2m4f, good); open to improvement on this first attempt at 3m under rules and features prominently in calculations.

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

1st

7

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Hapy La Vie

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Only eight career starts and has made a good start to chasing; made all when beating So Be It over C&D in June; up 6lb and absent since (withdrawn from intended start 18 days ago) but could prove hard to catch again.

2/1

4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

19:00 Market Rasen

Hapy La Vie

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: James Ewart

Lightly raced 6yo who was a promising second on his chase debut at Hexham (2m4f, good) in May and he made all over 3m there the following month; up 6lb but he jumped well last time and is open to more progress on this drop back in trip; big player.

5/4

1st

8

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Hapy La Vie

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Unexposed 6yo who kept on well for second on last month's chasing debut here (2m4f, good); open to improvement on this first attempt at 3m under rules and features prominently in calculations.

9/4

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 5P-42P

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ran big race when close second in Perth hunter chase (3m, good) last month but was pulled up in Cartmel hunter chase last month and his overall profile remains very unconvincing.

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

6th

7

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:04 Kelso

So Be It

10st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: William Young Jnr

led, headed but prominent 12th, outpaced and dropped to last 4 out, soon weakened

20/1

0

1

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

So Be It

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: William Young Jnr

Needs to bounce back from a disappointing performance three weeks ago but was in good form over 3m beforehand, and is now 1lb lower than when second here in July; a possible if combination of drop back in trip and addition of cheekpieces aids his cause.

5/1

Form: 3322-5 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely at Newcastle last month but was second off today's mark on consecutive starts beforehand, including quite valuable series final at Carlisle (2m4f, good); suited by this C&D and has a big role to play if back on song; cheekpieces removed.

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

5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Croagh Patrick

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Difficult to win with (2-30), but can't be knocked for consistency having finished runner-up ten-times; has acquitted himself respectably on both previous visits to Sedgefield, recently when a keeping-on third to Deep Charm (3m3f, soft); good ground usually aids cause.

10/1

Form: 7206P-

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won over fences in Ireland in summer 2021 but started off for Danny Brooke with three very underwhelming hurdle runs towards end of last year; had wind surgery during 172-day break; others have much less to prove.

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0

6

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:20 Hexham

Humps And Bumps

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

On a lengthy losing sequence but she arrives in decent nick, fourth in 3m2f Sedgefield handicap chase 30 days ago; visor replaces cheekpieces and she's no forlorn hope back over hurdles.

7/1

4th

5

11th Oct 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Humps And Bumps

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced before 4 out, kept on from 2 out

5/1

4th

6

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Humps And Bumps

10st 9lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

Has recovered some form since wind surgery and the refitting of blinkers; not beaten far at Stratford 13 days ago and may get closer to Hapy La Vie than she did over C&D in June; one win in last four years, however.

11/2

Form: 88-P53 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has become very unreliable but seemed to run well when third of four in tactical race at Kelso three weeks ago, and this dual C&D winner can't be ruled out off a career-low chase mark.

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

5th

6

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

16:23 Hexham

Dolly Dancer

10st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

led, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

5th

3

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Dolly Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Has become very unreliable but seemed to run well when third of four in tactical race at Kelso three weeks ago, and this dual C&D winner can't be ruled out off a career-low chase mark.

7/2

3rd

4

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

15:00 Kelso

Dolly Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Doesn't look entirely solid on recent form but shaped better than the bare result at Hexham five days ago; gained both handicap wins off higher marks and receives plenty of weight all round in this field; possibilities if anywhere near best.

5/1

Form: 570P-2

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Generally very disappointing since her win off 3lb higher at Ffos Las (2m5f, good) in October but stopped the rot when second of four at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) last month and has possibilities if in the right mood again; cheekpieces refitted.

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

5

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Ho Que Oui

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Generally very disappointing since her win off 3lb higher at Ffos Las (2m5f, good) in October but stopped the rot when second of four at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) last month and has possibilities if in the right mood again; cheekpieces refitted.

11/2

2nd

3

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:25 Huntingdon

Ho Que Oui

10st 13lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

held up in last

14/1

4

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Ho Que Oui

11st 8lb

J: Mr Jake Bament

T: Alexandra Dunn

Added to her hurdle win in France when scoring over fences at Ffos Las (2m5f, good) in October but she's struggled since and was beaten a long way back over hurdles two weeks ago; goes back up in trip but she's still above her last winning mark and has plenty to prove back over fences.

25/1

Form: 0/47-P

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Returned from long absence with two very disappointing chase runs last season and, following another break, was pulled up over hurdles nine days ago; revival needed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Absolutely Dylan

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Pulled up in both starts this month, after a break; long time since he showed real form and all three career wins came five years ago.

25/1

7

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Absolutely Dylan

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Returned from long absence with two very disappointing chase runs last season and, following another break, was pulled up over hurdles nine days ago; revival needed.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £291.00
Straight Forecast £277.30
Tricast £944.30
Trifecta £985.00

Selections

The Times:

Hapy La Vie

RP RATINGS:

Dolly Dancer

POSTDATA:

Ho Que Oui

SPOTLIGHT:

Croagh Patrick

D Express:

Humps And Bumps

The Guardian:

Hapy La Vie

Daily Mail:

Hapy La Vie

Daily Mirror:

Hapy La Vie

The Sun:

Hapy La Vie

The Star:

Hapy La Vie

Daily Record:

Hapy La Vie

Telegraph:

Dolly Dancer