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Michelle Bates Brain Cancer Charities Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 5f 89y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Michelle Bates Brain Cancer Charities Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: U56-11

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Was struggling following a long absence but he's come good again to win his last two at Worcester (2m4f, good), both in small fields but convincingly; up 13lb for those wins but has defied this mark in the past.

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

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

0

5

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:25 Wincanton

Courtland

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

The Old Roan at Aintree two weeks ago was always going to be tough and, at odds of 22-1, he never threatened; hard to fault otherwise this summer (from 2m4f to 2m7f) but this test of stamina on softish ground might be too much.

25/1

6th

9

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

14:00 Aintree

Courtland

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Cracking progress this term, producing form figures of 11121, most recently scoring by 12l at Worcester (2m7f, good); ran well in 2m5f Summer Plate the time before; possibilities, the way he's going.

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 514-14 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Returned this year with a comfortable 2m4f good-ground win at Kempton and following Cartmel effort wasn't too shoddy, nor his recent Flat run at Bath; in decent nick and fair claims should conditions remain good or faster.

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

4th

1

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Hidden Depths

9st 13lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

dwelt start, in rear

12/1

4th

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Hidden Depths

12st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

5/2

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Sedgefield

Hidden Depths

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear

6/1

Form: P5-P32 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

On his last winning mark (last October) and made a timely return to form last week at Southwell (3m, good) when beaten 4l by one in form; looks sure to be involved.

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

3rd

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

16:40 Market Rasen

Shetland Bus

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, outpaced and dropped to last 3 out, left in fourth last, went third run-in

11/2

2nd

2

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Shetland Bus

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, led 9th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden approaching last, headed final 110yds, no extra towards finish

5/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Worcester

Shetland Bus

11st 13lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won two in a row last October (2m6f/3m, good) but this 10yo has been a long way below that level this spring and hopes are pinned on the first-time visor turning things around (replacing tongue-tie/cheekpieces).

11/2

Form: 1P-724 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

All five wins have come on left-handed tracks so that's a concern, as is his inconsistency; did go close at Kelso two runs back despite the rider dislocating his shoulder late on, so he's capable.

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

0

3

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Hidden Commander

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, prominent halfway, weakened before 2 out, lost touch and pulled up before last

7/2

10th

9

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Hidden Commander

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

Comes here after winning at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Hexham (2m4f, soft) this autumn and is now 7-18 over fences; today's race is more competitive but his current mark is probably not beyond him, and he's evidently in very good nick.

6/1

1st

1

14th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:55 Hexham

Hidden Commander

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

prominent, led 3 out, faced challenge home turn, kept on well

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 2U-383 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Former Grade 2 winner and well handicapped even on the form he was showing earlier this year; last two efforts were not his best but he can't be discounted.

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

0

2

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

16:40 Market Rasen

Captain Tom Cat

11st 10lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

pressed leader, led 9th, headed 2 out, soon ridden, 2 lengths second when fell last

3/1

3rd

2

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

19:40 Uttoxeter

Captain Tom Cat

11st 13lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Not as good as he was over fences but remains capable of useful chase form; didn't really fire here last month but still looks interesting off his lower hurdle mark; best on good ground but handles soft.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £112.00
Straight Forecast £110.20
Trifecta £492.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Courtland

TOPSPEED:

Hidden Commander

RP RATINGS:

Captain Tom Cat

POSTDATA:

Shetland Bus

Telegraph:

Courtland

D Express:

Courtland

Daily Mirror:

Courtland

The Star:

Courtland

Daily Record:

Courtland

The Times:

Hidden Commander

The Sun:

Captain Tom Cat