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Paul Matthews 60th Birthday Celebration Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Paul Matthews 60th Birthday Celebration Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £15.20
  • Place: £3.70

Form: F-341F D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Benefited from the return to front-running tactics when comfortably winning at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in June and fell mid-race on his return visit; only 7lb higher than for that win and needs respecting.

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0

5

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Arbennig

11st 6lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Two wins this summer, the latest off 6lb lower at Worcester four weeks ago; goes well for Will Featherstone, whose 10lb claim should again prove useful, and appears much better when able to lead; acts on good and soft.

7/2

1st

7

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Arbennig

11st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Benefited from the return to front-running tactics when comfortably winning at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in June and fell mid-race on his return visit; only 7lb higher than for that win and needs respecting.

9/2

0

4

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

19:40 Uttoxeter

Arbennig

11st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Returning to front-running tactics did the trick when comfortably beating Lonimoss Bareliere over C&D (soft) 19 days ago; a 7lb rise could have been worse and Will Featherstone rides again.

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: -42528

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

No match for the winner when second on chase/handicap debut at Southwell (2m, good) and was soon beaten after a mistake at Stratford two weeks ago; could go well if cutting out the mistakes and with cheekpieces added.

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2nd

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Jet Of Dreams

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

held up in rear, mistake 8th, plenty to do when headway after 4 out

8/1

3rd

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Jet Of Dreams

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

held up in rear, headway after 7th, went third 4 out, mistake 3 out

5/1

0

5

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

19:00 Stratford

Jet Of Dreams

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Warren Greatrex

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: 64P-42

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

0-9 but only his third run over fences when runner-up at Southwell (2m, good), leading two out but headed late on; thereabouts.

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6th

9

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

King Of Quinta

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Maiden; placed in his latest two chases, most recently when third to Arbennig at Worcester, where he made some unconvincing jumps; hopes of reversing those placings may depend on him being more fluent.

7/1

3rd

11

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

King Of Quinta

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

0-9 but only his third run over fences when runner-up at Southwell (2m, good), leading two out but headed late on; thereabouts.

7/2

2nd

5

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell

King Of Quinta

10st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Pulled up on chasing debut in April (found to have irregular heartbeat) and well held when fourth at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) last month but this low-mileage 5yo is in good hands and may yet do better.

14/1

Form: 4734-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Respectable handicap form over hurdles (in defeat) and returned from 140 days off to finish second on his chase debut at Market Rasen (2m1f, good); unlikely to be far away.

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6th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Heros De Moutiers

10st 13lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

3

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Heros De Moutiers

11st 9lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

held up in last

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 756-PP D

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdle winner for Nicky Henderson but offered little in four chase runs for that yard, pulling up the last twice; sold on for £6,500 since last seen in May.

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5th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

12:55 Cheltenham

Full Of Light

10st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Bumper/two-time hurdle winner who was a fair fourth over fences at Hereford latest, but he's miles out of the handicap here and hard to fancy.

100/1

4th

7

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Full Of Light

10st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Rob Summers

Left Nicky Henderson after two poor chase runs in May; not disgraced on any of four subsequent chase/hurdle starts for Rob Summers and continues to slip down the weights but others appeal more all the same.

10/1

5th

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Full Of Light

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

took keen hold, midfield, some headway 3 out, no impression from 2 out

20/1

Form: 2/435-

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Flat winner (1m6f) who was 0-6 over hurdles and his tendency to race too freely was again evident when well held on chase debut at Lingfield in February (2m, good); can go well fresh but others appeal more.

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1st

4

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tamaris

9st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Course winner (1m6f) who won twice over fences for Joe Tizzard last autumn and has done well since returning to the AW, including when edging out Baileys Warrior at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) in January; makes his debut for his new yard having been picked up for 8,000gns in February; a player.

9/4

1st

2

(4)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Tamaris

9st 10lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Joe Tizzard

Two chase wins in the autumn and he's run well returned to the Flat the last twice, more recently going down by a neck in a 2m handicap at Lingfield; each-way shout once again.

5/2

10/1

Form: -411F3 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Two good-ground chase wins in June and was in front when falling at the ninth in his hat-trick bid; below par back at Stratford last week and could do with the rain staying away.

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5th

8

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:20 Catterick

Go Fox

10st 7lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

Inconsistent in recent years but won two chases on good ground in early part of this season and ran big race from the front when clear second at Fakenham (2m, soft) 11 days ago; no surprise if he gives this a good shot.

8/1

2nd

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Go Fox

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Made all for a C&D win last June (good) when 4lb lower; similar tactics were employed when he backed that up with a Stratford win (2m1f, good) next time; handicapper has had his measure since but he returned to better form when second over hurdles here (2m, soft) latest; player.

5/2

Form: 55-42P D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner but hard to predict these days and never jumped well before pulling up at Cartmel; others safer.

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9th

10

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Glan Y Gors

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mark Weatherer

C&D winner in July 2022 (only success in last 49 starts) and also runner-up here three outings ago; latest two efforts have been most disappointing and others more appealing.

33/1

8th

8

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Glan Y Gors

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mark Weatherer

Multiple winner but hard to predict these days and never jumped well before pulling up at Cartmel; others safer.

20/1

0

7

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Glan Y Gors

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Mark Weatherer

didn't jump well, prominent, not fluent 2nd, soon lost ground

9/2

Form: 2133-5

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Juvenile hurdle winner last year and won on the Flat in June; only fifth on his return to hurdling and remains to be seen what he'll make of fences.

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2nd

4

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graffiti

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Gary Brown

C&D winner in November and a couple of near misses to start 2024; latest 8.6f course fourth was no more than respectable but this trip probably more suitable and he has to enter calculations.

13/2

4th

5

(3)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graffiti

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gary Brown

Consistent enough of late, with a couple of near-misses since his 9.5f win here off a 5lb lower mark; wants a good test over this trip and would hold claims should he get one.

4/1

3rd

1

(2)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Graffiti

9st 9lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Gary Brown

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: P2-P53

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Soon back in the doldrums since finishing second in a handicap hurdle at Fontwell in April; not crying out to be backed on chase debut.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

12-race maiden; pulled up in his first two chases and was well held when he did get round at Huntingdon; opposable from 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

6th

14

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Karen Jewell

midfield, in touch with leaders when slow jump 7th

50/1

12

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bolberry Down

10st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Karen Jewell

In the frame four times over hurdles but he made a quiet start to chase career when pulled up a fair way out at Worcester in August.

40/1

Form: /5-762

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

0-6 in points and 0-15 under rules; beaten for a sixth time over fences at Stratford (2m1f, good) but kept on for second behind Go Fox and won't be far away with a repeat of that; cheekpieces return.

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3rd

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Famoso

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Three-time chase winner, latterly on good ground over C&D in January; has continued to run quite well and he goes on this ground.

3/1

2nd

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Famoso

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won three times this season (good to soft/good), the latest over C&D in January; good third at Ludlow (2m, soft) next time; below par over this C&D since but no surprise if he bounces back with a good run.

4/1

4th

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Famoso

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Form figures since November read 12313, the wins gained over 2m at this course and Hereford; ran well in Class 4 event returned to this C&D (soft) two weeks ago; very solid chance off same mark back down in grade.

9/4

Form: 22F-56

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner but has produced two weak finishes since taking a heavy fall in April; best watched on chase debut.

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0

8

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Lingfield

Mickyh

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Adam West

Has perhaps lost his confidence since falling at Fontwell in April; potentially on a decent mark and he's back with his former trainer; not without hope.

15/2

0

12

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Mickyh

10st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hurdle winner but has produced two weak finishes since taking a heavy fall in April; best watched on chase debut.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £2248.00
Straight Forecast £1734.90
Tricast £10527.30
Trifecta £9968.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

King Of Quinta

POSTDATA:

Heros De Moutiers

SPOTLIGHT:

Jet Of Dreams

The Times:

Graffiti

RP RATINGS:

Arbennig

Telegraph:

Heros De Moutiers

Daily Record:

Heros De Moutiers

The Guardian:

King Of Quinta

Daily Mail:

King Of Quinta

D Express:

King Of Quinta

Daily Mirror:

King Of Quinta

The Sun:

King Of Quinta

The Star:

King Of Quinta