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Bowness Bay Brewing Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4832.11
  • 3m 1f 107y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Bowness Bay Brewing Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 12-515 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Four-time course winner, most recently when drawing 12l clear in veterans' chase (3m5f, good) in May; only fifth behind Jelski over C&D (good) at end of last month and is seemingly on a tough mark now but promising 5lb claimer Conor Rabbitt is recruited today and the forecast slow ground will suit.

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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dee Star

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders

33/1

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Dee Star

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Late-blooming veteran who is best known as a Cartmel specialist; drew clear to win by 3m5f there (good ground) last spring but signed off in the autumn with two disappointing runs and remains on a fairly tough mark.

50/1

6th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 48y

Class 2

16:25 Sedgefield

Dee Star

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Inconsistent 10yo who was pulled up at Bangor just 18 days ago, but that was a rare run over hurdles and he's shown some good chase form this season (including 3m5f win at Cartmel); not discounted now back over fences.

12/1

Form: UP-511 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Gained narrow C&D win on good ground at end of last month and beat Croagh Patrick to follow up on heavy here (2m5f) on Saturday; evidently in very good nick but will have 7lb penalty to carry if he makes a quick reappearance.

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6th

5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Jelski

11st 10lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

in rear

16/1

6th

3

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

14:20 Cartmel

Jelski

11st 3lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

On a course hat-trick after wins over 3m1f+ in June and C&D last month; had to work hard in both but the reward is that his handicap mark is only edging upwards; acts on any ground, seemingly, and obvious credentials.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: /18P-4 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Front-runner with very good 6-15 strike-rate over fences (includes three soft-ground wins); returned from seven-month break with very respectable fourth behind Jelski over C&D (good) last month and will be a tough not to crack off today's 3lb lower mark if that run has brought him on.

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9

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Breaking The Ice

10st 12lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

He's below his last winning mark and took a step back in the right direction when fourth at Hexham in October; however, he was pulled up at Carlisle later that month and is back to having something to prove.

25/1

0

14

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Breaking The Ice

10st 13lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

He's now 3lb lower than when winning at Hexham (2m4f, soft) last October and he was a fair fourth there (2m4f, soft) last Tuesday; however, he needs something extra if he's to return to winning ways today.

25/1

Form: 9-P433

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won three times on soft/heavy ground at Ffos Las (3m) last year but was fortunate on final occasion and has been out of form in recent months; lurks on a dangerous mark now and the recent rain is sure to aid his cause, but he still needs to up his game.

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3

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; would appeal more on slower ground but remains well handicapped on older form; pulled up in early stages at Southwell on Thursday after saddle slipped.

9/4

0

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Fairlawn Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) 12 days ago; still very well handicapped on some of last year's form but would appeal more on slower ground.

11/4

1st

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders

3/1

Form: -53222

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Kept busy in recent weeks but is holding his form well, and went down fighting when second to Jelski here (2m5f, heavy) on Saturday; 7lb better off with that rival today and this longer trip will also suit.

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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: 4/55

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

1-11 in Irish points; unexposed under rules after only three starts and seems to handle slow ground pretty well but was beaten about 58l when fifth of seven on last month's handicap chase debut at Downpatrick (2m7f, yielding to soft).

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9th

7

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Dukehill

11st 3lb

J: Mr Sean Clarke

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Winning pointer; best run over fences when close third at Perth two runs back (3m, good); this is a belated first run over hurdles but clearly on a fair mark and his new trainer is doing well; interesting.

10/1

6th

7

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Dukehill

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

raced in third

6/1

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Verdict

Gary Hanmer’s 10yo DEE STAR (nap) might normally be a shade vulnerable off a mark this high but he’ll be very well suited by a slog in the mud around here and, with Conor Rabbitt claiming a valuable 5lb, he gets the nod. Breaking The Ice ran quite well over C&D last month, after a break, and is second choice, while it will be interesting to see whether Jelski and Croagh Patrick lock horns again after their 1-2 over 2m5f here on Saturday.[Chris Wilson]