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15:12 Uttoxeter

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bet365 Summer Cup Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39022.5
  • 3m 2f 13y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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bet365 Summer Cup Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1612-1 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Productive sort who has a very good strike-rate; has done well over hurdles of late, winning off this mark here (2m7f, good) most recently; 5-8 in points and 3-4 over rules fences; strong contender back in this sphere.

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5th

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Twig

11st 7lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Progressive last year, winning three times on good ground, and following a break he was better than ever when runner-up in the Ultima at Cheltenham (3m1f, heavy) last month under regular rider Beau Morgan; up 4lb to a career-high mark but may well play a leading role once more.

13/2

2nd

16

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Twig

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Runner-up in all three starts at this course, twice when hurdling and once over C&D (good to soft) which followed a successful return to fences at Uttoxeter last July; on the back foot from some way out in the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December, though, and left on the same mark since.

20/1

11th

15

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Twig

10st 2lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) in May and followed up when back over fences there (3m2f, good) in July; returned from a break with good second of 13 at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October and this progressive 8yo may have more left in the tank, but it's needed in this red-hot handicap.

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 215P-4 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Clear second in this contest last year then went one better (off this mark) in C&D event next time out; well-held fourth to Kinondo Kwetu at Aintree most recently but looks interesting returned to Uttoxeter.

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5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Worcester

Ruthless Article

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Curtis

Back pretty much at his best when second in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in early July; not so good when favourite there (again 3m2f on good) four weeks later, 13l behind Hell Red, and needs to revert to that better form.

9/1

4th

1

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:10 Uttoxeter

Ruthless Article

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, mistake 6th, hit 11th, ridden when outpaced after 3 out (usual 4 out), not fluent 2 out, weakened last

11/8

2nd

7

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Ruthless Article

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Rebecca Curtis

Clear second in this contest last year then went one better (off this mark) in C&D event next time out; well-held fourth to Kinondo Kwetu at Aintree most recently but looks interesting returned to Uttoxeter.

9/1

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6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1133-1 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism with neck success at Aintree (3m1f, good; first two clear) on latest start, taking chase record to 6-8; highly progressive sort who is 2-2 at this venue and commands respect back here.

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11th

8

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Kinondo Kwetu

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Returned from a break with encouraging fourth at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; stayed on well for third of 16 in Summer Cup at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) last July, a run that can be upgraded due to jumping errors, and he's an interesting candidate; the drier the ground the better.

12/1

4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Kinondo Kwetu

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Pulled up at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October when last seen and unraced on soft/heavy, so the recent rain is a worry; however, this two-time C&D winner was a good third in this last year (good to soft) and if the ground dries he could go well now back on a course he clearly relishes.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 5922-2

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Appears to be knocking at the door, having finished second in last three starts, but those were small-field events (including two for veterans); may well struggle to go one better in this much deeper field.

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2nd

10

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Fidux

11st 6lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

midfield, headway 4th, outpaced 2 out, kept on well and went second towards finish

8/1

1st

10

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Fidux

11st 1lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

Hasn't won since the summer of 2021 but he's capable of putting that right and has been close up under Oscar Palmer in his last two races (at about 3m); another with each-way hopes.

9/1

Form: P2P-32

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Creditable second, clear of remainder, in similar event at Perth (3m) last month despite jumping left; has a modest overall strike-rate but again holds place possibilities, especially back on left-handed course.

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9

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Definite Plan

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, no extra towards rear 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

16/1

5th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Definite Plan

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Gordon Elliott

Creditable second, clear of remainder, in similar event at Perth (3m) last month despite jumping left; has a modest overall strike-rate but again holds place possibilities, especially back on left-handed course.

12/1

Form: 36-P12 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Back in better form the last twice, winning at Bangor (3m) then second at Stratford (3m3f); now 7lb out of weights but is still favourably treated on peak RPRs; won off 3lb higher here in 2021.

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1

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Captain Tommy

12st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Fred Timmis

2-2 in hunter chases at Ludlow this year (3m/2m4f; soft) and he predictably found it hard work in the Foxhunters' at Aintree the final time; this isn't quite so demanding but he's relying on some of these being off their game.

16/1

9th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Captain Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Fred Timmis

The winner of two small-field hunter chases at Ludlow this year, latterly proving too strong for Espoir De Guye; that form, and the balance of his handicap exploits during the past 12 months, strongly hints at limitations at this level.

40/1

Form: 121PP-

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful mare who had a good spell from last August to November, winning three times; form has dipped sharply in two runs this year, both at Cheltenham; first-time cheekpieces need to prompt a revival.

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4th

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Anightinlambourn

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Made excellent progress over fences last summer/autumn, winning three times (2m4f-3m1f), and ran well for a long way when seventh in good-quality chase at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; interesting to see how she fares off her lower hurdle mark here; best on good ground but has some form on soft.

6/1

7th

5

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Fairly useful mare who had a good spell from last August to November, winning three times; form has dipped sharply in two runs this year, both at Cheltenham; first-time cheekpieces need to prompt a revival.

20/1

6

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear before 5th, pulled up before 12th

13/2

Form: 45-211 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Better than ever in small-field Class 4 events at Southwell (3m/3m2f, good) this term, scoring easily with visor applied the last twice; now goes in blinkers; upped in grade but has a fighting chance in current form.

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1st

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Jaytee

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

made all

6/1

2nd

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

Pulled up over fences at Ludlow last month but left that run miles behind when exploiting lower hurdle mark over this C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on soft ground; having gone up 5lb he remains well treated on this year's best chase form and holds leading claims.

8/13

1st

2

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

He's well treated on chase form this May/June and perhaps he needed the run at Ludlow last month (pulled up); however, he has to leave that performance miles behind and all of his best efforts have come over fences.

12/1

Form: 03-113 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Irish chaser who has a solid record this season, winning easily at Down Royal (3m2f) and Limerick (3m1f) then creditable third at Roscommon (3m); still unexposed at this sort of distance; one for the shortlist.

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10th

14

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Abbey

10st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 2-17 over fences; fair fourth behind today's rival Brideswell Lad at Leopardstown in March after a break; failed to improve on that when taking the same place over 3m2f at Down Royal four weeks ago.

12/1

4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

The Abbey

11st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway 3 out, went fourth last, edged right and weakened gradually inside final 110yds

3/1

Form: 31P-73 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

11yo mare; well behind two of these rivals at Aintree in May, then finished third in veterans' contest at Cartmel (3m5f); faces a harder task on second attempt at this prize (unseated rider last year).

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2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Organdi

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

towards rear, not fluent 15th, bad mistake 17th, soon dropped to last and struggling, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

4th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Organdi

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Wide-margin winner of small-field contest at Fontwell (3m2f, good) in September but that form may not be reliable and her record in recent years is very mixed; not the percentage call.

66/1

7th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:57 Market Rasen

Organdi

11st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

The favourite blew out in a small field when this 11yo won at Fontwell (3m2f, good) in September; none too reliable and was tailed off next time; hard to know what to expect but she's capable on her day.

25/1

8/1

Form: P6P3-1 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Scored over 3m2f at Newbury in 2020 but his three subsequent wins came in 3m4f events at Ffos Las, including latest start; back on a tougher mark now and fared poorly (eventually pulled up) in this race 12 months ago.

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4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Amateur

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: John & Rhys Flint

held up in last, weakened before 4 out, soon pulled up

8/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Amateur

10st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John & Rhys Flint

C&D winner in late 2020 (soft) and has since won three 3m4f handicaps at Ffos Las (the latest last May); nothing wrong with his mark and feasible that he might return to form after wind surgery; no forlorn hope.

20/1

Form: 755-4F

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Irish challenger who does not look particularly solid judged on his form in points and hunter chases for current yard; faller last time; something to prove back at handicap level.

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5th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Russian Diamond

11st 12lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: Francesca Poste

Formerly useful when trained in Ireland but couldn't make any case on recent pointing exploits; blinkers replace regular cheekpieces.

20/1

12th

6

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Russian Diamond

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Irish challenger who does not look particularly solid judged on his form in points and hunter chases for current yard; faller last time; something to prove back at handicap level.

20/1

1

5th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Listowel

Russian Diamond

11st 11lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Useful Rules performer ran two decent races off 133 in Galway festival handicap chases last summer; won just one of his seven point-to-point starts this year, at Ballyraggett in March, but his fourth to Billaway, with Vaucelet in second, at Downpatrick is good form and obviously less to do in this company.

7/2

Form: 2190-3

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser who has been successful (off 3lb lower) in two major 3m handicaps, latest at Ascot in February; best effort since when third here (3m) on latest outing; major player judged on his peak ability.

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1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Registered valuable 3m wins in February 2022 (Kempton) and 2023 (Ascot) but did not perk up to the same degree this time round as 11yo and has basically not made much impact this term; the other side of the coin is that he's now 10lb below his last winning mark.

14/1

6th

8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

9/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Christian Williams

Ran in this race for the last three years, producing form figures of 519 (disappointing favourite in 2023); recent form suggests he's unlikely to repeat the 2022 success; 8lb out of weights.

14/1

25/1

Form: 3PF-11 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Two from two this season, the wins gained in Class 5 contests over 3m at Ffos Las where he has a particularly good record; faces a stiffer assignment from 12lb out of the handicap in this markedly better race.

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0

2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Easkey Lad

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear 8th

11/4

3rd

7

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Easkey Lad

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Completed a Ffos Las double (3m, good to firm/good) this summer and latest Newton Abbot effort was in line with those efforts; should have some say despite a tough mark.

9/1

Form: 281P5-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Opened his chase account at Newbury (2m7f) in February, albeit in a three-runner field, and ran respectably at Punchestown (3m7f) when last seen two months ago; doesn't look the answer on balance of form.

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10th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Coeur Serein

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ended last year in poor form on soft/heavy ground but the drier conditions ought to suit him better here and he won't fail through lack of stamina; can be very dangerous off current mark if refreshed by 130-day break.

33/1

0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 4f 146y

Class 2

15:35 Sandown

Coeur Serein

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Acts on soft, unraced on heavy; 1-13 over fences, the win gained in a three-runner race in February; failed to shine in his three outings this autumn but the handicapper is giving him every chance and the trip is interesting, as his only attempt beyond 3m2f (Punchestown 3m7f in April) was a solid effort; place squeak.

20/1

Form: P/P66-

Last run: 183 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Defied a 15lb higher mark at Doncaster (3m) in late 2021 for Philip Hobbs; nowhere near that form since but looks very well handicapped granted a revival on debut for new stable; heed the market signals.

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0

12

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Kalooki

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Defied a 15lb higher mark at Doncaster (3m) in late 2021 for Philip Hobbs; nowhere near that form since but looks very well handicapped granted a revival on debut for new stable; heed the market signals.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £382.00
Straight Forecast £333.10
Tricast £1455.80
Trifecta £2397.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Amateur

SPOTLIGHT:

Kinondo Kwetu

WEST COUNTRY:

Twig

RP RATINGS:

Ruthless Article

D Express:

The Abbey

Daily Mirror:

Jaytee

The Sun:

Definite Plan

Telegraph:

Cap Du Nord

Daily Mail:

Kinondo Kwetu

Daily Record:

Twig

The Times:

Ruthless Article

The Star:

The Abbey

POSTDATA:

Amateur

The Guardian:

Amateur