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Genesis Wealth Management Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 3m 0f 5y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Genesis Wealth Management Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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13/2 (Won)

Form: 53-P91 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Returned to form, on his first attempt at 3m, when beating four rivals at Southwell last month; this is much more demanding and 4lb higher but unexposed as a stayer and may well figure strongly.

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5

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Brief Times

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned to form with two 3m wins this summer (good to soft/good) but was just a respectable third off today's career-high mark at Worcester (2m7f, good) in August and may find this race too competitive.

14/1

Form: 3-P315 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Not the most consistent but right up to his best when winning at Perth in June and didn't fare badly in valuable Market Rasen event latest; considered but all five chasing wins have come in fields of five or fewer.

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7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Saint Arvans

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

In career-best form in recent months, including very respectable fifth on slower-than-ideal ground in C&D Summer Plate in July; bumped into revitalised subsequent winner when second at Perth (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) 19 days ago; one to consider.

8/1

2nd

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:47 Perth

Saint Arvans

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Has record of 5-16 over fences and his last win was over C&D (good) in June; three respectable efforts since then including a second at Bangor last month and a fourth of 12 behind a major improver at Worcester last time; now drops back in grade and he's respected with cheekpieces added.

3/1

4th

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Worcester

Saint Arvans

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Won at Perth in June, fifth in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen and creditable second to Brief Times at Bangor on latest outing; place possibilities.

9/1

Form: 3P-642

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Has run reasonably the last twice and now on the mark off which he won last November; habit of jumping right no help around here and wouldn't want the ground any softer than forecast; still in the shake-up.

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3rd

4

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Topofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Five-time chase winner (mostly on good ground); needs to bounce back from a below-par run last month and will not be favoured by the forecast rain but was placed on consecutive starts this summer and is suited by this track.

6/1

6th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Topofthecotswolds

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 5 out, soon no impression

6/1

Form: /1-311 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has clearly started handicap life on a good mark as two recent Newton Abbot wins demonstrate; 7lb penalty for the second of those still leaves her ahead of the game (goes up another 3lb from tomorrow) and should make a bold bid to cope with this step up in grade.

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9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Honey Im Good

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

A two-time chase scorer at Newton Abbot last summer but her more recent efforts have been far less encouraging, tried in cheekpieces when beating only one at Musselburgh (3m) four weeks ago; she's not easy to make a case for.

33/1

Form: 411-26

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Came good as a chaser in the spring and not entirely his fault when only sixth at Cartmel last month; may still have room for improvement and pedigree suggests no stamina worries on this first attempt at 3m; shortlisted.

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2nd

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Grey Skies

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

jumped well, raced in second, led 4th, increased tempo 4 out, going easily 2 out, shaken up and reduced lead approaching last, ridden run-in, headed final 110yds, kept on

2/1

5th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Grey Skies

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

His rules wins (on various ground) have come over shorter, as did his good second at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last month; however, he's at a sharp track today and this in-form 8yo is one to consider.

7/1

2nd

1

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

14:40 Market Rasen

Grey Skies

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, went third 3 out, no chance with winner but kept on and went second run-in

3/1

Form: 52P-R4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over hurdles latest and had previously refused in a Cartmel chase so current wellbeing a doubt; on a good mark on the pick of last year's form but Tom Bellamy, who usually rides him, jumps ship.

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3rd

6

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Irish Prophecy

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Emma Lavelle

jumped right on occasions, prominent

25/1

6th

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Irish Prophecy

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Well beaten over hurdles latest and had previously refused in a Cartmel chase so current wellbeing a doubt; on a good mark on the pick of last year's form but Tom Bellamy, who usually rides him, jumps ship.

20/1

4th

1

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:23 Worcester

Irish Prophecy

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Well beaten when refusing in a Cartmel chase in May, on his return from six months off; much lower mark for this first hurdle start since March 2021 but probably best watched for now.

10/1

Form: F-1132 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Two wins in May and has twice run well in defeat since; another one that's taking a hike in class, and he's also 5lb out of the handicap, but only a 6yo and clearly going the right way.

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2nd

2

6th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Lights Are Green

11st 12lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

led, headed after 3rd, led 4th, pressed leader when headed 8th, led before 3 out, ridden when 4 lengths ahead approaching last, stayed on until no extra and headed towards finish

4/1

4th

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

18:25 Kelso

Lights Are Green

10st 9lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

pressed leader, prominent 2nd

13/2

3rd

4

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Lights Are Green

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

led, slow jump and headed 1st

13/2

Form: -13312 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Enjoying a fine summer with two Stratford wins and shade unfortunate (slipping saddle) when second at Southwell latest; another 6lb rise in stronger company asks a lot from this 13yo, however.

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4th

5

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:45 Stratford

Steel Wave

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders, headway from 9th, went third before 4 out, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

1st

1

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Steel Wave

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent, went second after 11th, led after 2 out, kept on run-in, pushed out

4/1

8th

9

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Steel Wave

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Enjoying a fine summer with two Stratford wins and shade unfortunate (slipping saddle) when second at Southwell latest; another 6lb rise in stronger company asks a lot from this 13yo, however.

12/1

Form: 36/4-P D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Aintree in May, after a year off and wind surgery, but ran well for a long way there; bit to prove given the lack of solid recent form but not impossible if that outing has brushed away the cobwebs.

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4

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Empire De Maulde

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: James Ewart

Pulled up at Aintree in May, after a year off and wind surgery, but ran well for a long way there; bit to prove given the lack of solid recent form but not impossible if that outing has brushed away the cobwebs.

16/1

7

19th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

19:40 Aintree

Empire De Maulde

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Won a valuable handicap at Kelso (3m2f, good) in October 2021, since when he's been lightly raced; lost both his front shoes when a 14l fourth in this 12 months ago, his final sighting; had further wind surgery since; bit risky.

7/1

Form: 1/41/P D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

First start for 19 months when pulled up at Uttoxeter in May; only four chasing starts (two wins) and could have more to offer if he can be coaxed back to form, although obvious doubts for now.

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7

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Hawks Well

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

First start for 19 months when pulled up at Uttoxeter in May; only four chasing starts (two wins) and could have more to offer if he can be coaxed back to form, although obvious doubts for now.

20/1

6

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:35 Uttoxeter

Hawks Well

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Low-mileage 9yo who is 2-3 over fences; not seen since winning easily by 15l at Kempton (3m, good) in October 2021 but market support will make him of significant interest.

8/1

1st

2

17th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Kempton

Hawks Well

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won in fine style on chase debut at Newbury (2m6f, good) in March and, although he was under pressure early and only fourth at Worcester (2m7f, good) in May off this 13lb higher mark, that form has worked out extremely well and this unexposed 7yo could have more to offer.

3/1

Form: 12P5-P CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has been pulled up in two of three starts this year and was well held in the other; on the plus side, both career wins were gained over C&D last May and no forlorn hope if a visor perks him back into life.

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5th

9

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

12:30 Southwell

Daranova

10st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Won two 3m chases at Bangor in 2022; patchy form since; well treated and capable of going well but needs to bounce back after being pulled up last time.

20/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Daranova

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

towards rear

14/1

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Payout
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Selections

Telegraph:

Brief Times

TOPSPEED:

Saint Arvans

The Guardian:

Lights Are Green

SPOTLIGHT:

Grey Skies

D Express:

Daranova

Daily Mail:

Topofthecotswolds

Daily Mirror:

Steel Wave

The Sun:

Mr Mafia

The Star:

Brief Times

The Times:

Saint Arvans