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15:22 Stratford

Good

Rosemary Gasson Big Birthday Celebration Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13070.4
  • 2m 0f 213y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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Rosemary Gasson Big Birthday Celebration Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4P4-12 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Looked as good as ever when winning readily by over 6l at Southwell (2m, good) in May and then went close at Uttoxeter; should get a nice lead from Mercian Prince and won't be far away.

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

3rd

4

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Sir Tivo

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

Has been running right up to his best form this summer and came home 4l to the good at Stratford last time (2m1f, good) when Mercian Prince weakened right out of it; a 3lb rise could have been worse.

5/2

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 64-341 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-2 at this track here 19 days ago and that was never in much doubt; back up 5lb but had got himself well handicapped; big player.

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

3rd

3

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Perth

Cracking Destiny

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Won at Musselburgh in November (2m, good to soft) but well beaten over 2m4f after a short break on same track last time; has won on soft, but best efforts on better ground.

8/1

Form: 7-6232 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Tends to race too freely and is usually seen to best effect when held up off a strong pace; should get that here with Mercian Prince in the field and he's been running well; 1lb out of the weights but Bradley Harris takes off 5lb this time; chance.

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

6th

7

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Romanor

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Should get some pace to come off, and both mark (5lb below his last winning one) and ground are perfect; absence since October is a concern, however, given all ten wins have come after breaks of six weeks or fewer.

10/1

Form: 14-112 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Progressive chaser with an excellent strike-rate and lost little in defeat at Worcester the last time (2m, good); getting high in the weights following a further 2lb nudge but couldn't rule out.

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

2nd

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Blueberry Wine

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

0-4 over hurdles in 2021; successful five times over fences since and has place claims on the best of that form; out of sorts last July-November and now returns from five-month break.

20/1

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Blueberry Wine

11st 5lb

T: Donald McCain

Form: 51-158

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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

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Payout
Exacta £96.00
Straight Forecast £97.10
Trifecta £196.00

Selections

The Times:

Cracking Destiny

POSTDATA:

Sir Tivo

SPOTLIGHT:

Romanor

D Express:

Blueberry Wine

TOPSPEED:

Mercian Prince

Daily Record:

Sir Tivo

Telegraph:

Cracking Destiny

Daily Mirror:

Cracking Destiny

The Sun:

Cracking Destiny

The Star:

Cracking Destiny

RP RATINGS:

Romanor