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Pershore Plum Festival Land O’Plums Novices’ Handicap Chase (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Pershore Plum Festival Land O’Plums Novices’ Handicap Chase (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: U0P-61 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Impressive debut for yard over hurdles at Southwell last week (2m4f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained) and effectively only 4lb higher here as he was out of the weights then and again today; has good chasers in his family and the scope to make it over fences; obvious claims.

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Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

My Gift To You

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Unproven on soft/heavy; has form figures of 11234112 (hurdles/fences) for current yard, clear second at Southwell (2m4f) returned to chasing most recently; hit with another rise in the weights but Alex Chadwick takes off 7lb; in the mix.

5/2

2nd

2

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

My Gift To You

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Back and forth between codes since winning handicap hurdle debut for yard in July; made it 2-2 over fences at Fakenham in November (2m5f) then followed up over hurdles here (2m4f, again good to soft) 16 days ago; likeable type who finds plenty in the closing stages; good claims up further 5lb.

2/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: P-0236

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles and fences at this trip but he was beaten a long way out over 2m7f here last month and has something to prove with blinkers replacing cheekpieces.

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6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Sinister Minister

11st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

Generally in good form this season, and rallied well to open his account at Bangor (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; will be fine on today's faster ground and is evidently in good heart but his poor record on right-handed tracks is a worry here.

5/2

1st

6

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Sinister Minister

10st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly before 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, rallied and led again when mistake last, kept on well run-in

11/2

2nd

4

13th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Sinister Minister

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

0-16 under all codes but seemed to respond well to blinkers when placed in two 2m4f Worcester chases last month (both on good) and is probably worth another crack at a staying trip; raced mainly on good ground over jumps but showed promise in soft-ground bumpers.

11/2

OUR TIP

40/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: 23P/P5

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Had chase form at 2m4f+ in Ireland two years ago; very lightly raced and minor form for this yard since, including when pulled up and well held over hurdles since back from absence; still early days in comeback.

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3rd

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Worcester

Blackhillsofdakota

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Had chase form at 2m4f+ in Ireland two years ago; very lightly raced and minor form for this yard since, including when pulled up and well held over hurdles since back from absence; still early days in comeback.

40/1

5th

6

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

15:25 Newton Abbot

Blackhillsofdakota

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Pulled-up 50-1 shot at Southwell last month, his first start for 603 days; entitled to have benefited from that outing but could be considered only if much stronger in the betting here; seems best on good ground.

20/1

0

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Blackhillsofdakota

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, pushed along and lost position 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

10/1

Form: 55-622

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

In the frame several times at about 2m1f over hurdles and fences but failed to convince in one previous attempt over this far, in a Southwell chase in February, and stamina still a major concern.

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8

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Lonimoss Bareliere

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Has placed form over fences but a longstanding maiden and he's 7lb out of the weights; blinkers are new.

25/1

6

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:05 Southwell

Lonimoss Bareliere

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Rob Summers

He's on a handy mark judged on form as recent as last summer, but he struggled on his three outings towards the end of last year and is now 0-31; others make greater appeal.

16/1

Form: 9625-4

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Fell late in sole Irish point; went close in 2m3f hurdle at Doncaster in February (good) before non-stayer at 3m; had subsequent winners ahead of him when fourth back over 2m4f at Uttoxeter in May and not ruled out in an ordinary race now switched to fences.

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1st

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Cant Beat History

11st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Fair hurdler; 14l winner of an ordinary novice handicap chase off 5lb lower at Market Rasen in August (2m5f, good, six fences omitted) and fair run over 3m on same course last time; each-way chance.

13/2

4th

5

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Cant Beat History

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Off the mark when scoring off a 7lb lower mark over 2m5f here on third chase start last month (good, ordinary race); badly hampered when unseating rider last time; seems to stay 3m; a possible.

7/2

0

2

13th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Cant Beat History

11st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Safely held on last month's chasing debut but went clear on final circuit and won by 14l at Market Rasen (2m5f, good; several fences omitted) 18 days later; it's hard to know what to make of that form but he could easily have more improvement to come; raced mainly on good ground but once ran quite well on good to soft.

7/2

Form: F5P57-

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Consecutive hurdle falls last spring; did not show much in handicaps at about 2m5f for Oliver Sherwood and has much to prove now chasing for new yard; blinkers/visor replaced with a tongue-tie.

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3rd

12

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Newtonian

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Matt Sheppard

0-12 over hurdles; kept on for modest fourth of 16 at Hereford (3m1f, soft) four weeks ago but never looked dangerous there and is effectively 5lb higher from out of the weights here.

16/1

4th

12

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Newtonian

10st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Has run well in the odd handicap, as when a 10l fourth behind a serious improver two starts ago; predictably struggled back in a maiden time; each-way claims.

6/1

Form: /P06-7

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Both wins in 2m1f hurdles at Newton Abbot in the summer of 2021 but his form since returning from 16 months off last December has been very ordinary; has much to prove now chasing.

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5th

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Scrappy Jack

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Continues to operate below the level of his two 2021 Newton Abbot juvenile hurdle wins, mistakes confining him to the rear-division throughout his recent chasing debut (2m4f, good); 5lb drop is not persuasive.

14/1

7th

3

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Worcester

Scrappy Jack

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Both wins in 2m1f hurdles at Newton Abbot in the summer of 2021 but his form since returning from 16 months off last December has been very ordinary; has much to prove now chasing.

28/1

8th

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Scrappy Jack

11st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

held up in rear, ridden after 3 out, no telling impression

16/1

Form: /54F-2

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Had some dispiriting experiences over fences and failed to complete in three of seven attempts but he has shown ability as a chaser and his latest second to an in-form rival at Southwell (2m4f, good) was more encouraging; should be thereabouts.

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8th

2

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Worcester

Lamanver Storm

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Had some dispiriting experiences over fences and failed to complete in three of seven attempts but he has shown ability as a chaser and his latest second to an in-form rival at Southwell (2m4f, good) was more encouraging; should be thereabouts.

9/2

2nd

2

18th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Lamanver Storm

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, headway before 5th

12/1

5

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

Lamanver Storm

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, fell 1st

16/1

Form: 447-P4

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Mixes hurdles and chases; not badly treated on best form at about 3m and although pulled up on latest chase attempt he does look worth another go with less of a stamina test after fading in a 2m7f hurdle at Fakenham in June.

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0

7

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Worcester

Prince Of Bad Lins

10st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Mixes hurdles and chases; not badly treated on best form at about 3m and although pulled up on latest chase attempt he does look worth another go with less of a stamina test after fading in a 2m7f hurdle at Fakenham in June.

25/1

4th

3

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

17:30 Fakenham

Prince Of Bad Lins

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

led, not fluent 9th, ridden when headed 2 out, soon weakened

10/1

8

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Prince Of Bad Lins

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Ten-race maiden; seemed to have arrested his decline when fourth in consecutive chases last summer but absent since tailed off in first-time cheekpieces (retained) over hurdles nine months ago.

5/1

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Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £52.70
Tricast £945.70
Trifecta £1052.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

My Gift To You

POSTDATA:

Lamanver Storm

WEST COUNTRY:

Scrappy Jack

The Times:

My Gift To You

Telegraph:

My Gift To You

Daily Mail:

My Gift To You

D Express:

My Gift To You

Daily Mirror:

My Gift To You

The Star:

My Gift To You

Daily Record:

My Gift To You

The Guardian:

Lamanver Storm

The Sun:

Lamanver Storm