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Rachel Jones Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7804.5
  • 2m 1f 77y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Rachel Jones Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 153-24 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Record of 5-8 over fences, last seen in this discipline when fifth at Cheltenham last October; in decent form over hurdles and on the Flat since, going close over 2m1f at Pontefract 12 days ago; on a competitive mark.

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

4th

1

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

El Borracho

9st 12lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Signed off last season with a good 2m1f Pontefract second in August and he's been in winning form over fences since; this veteran stayer needs considering on his return.

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 120-5P C

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won five over fences last year, albeit in tiny fields; not yet got going this year, finishing tailed off over hurdles before two heavy defeats back chasing; others safer.

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

10th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Geromino

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, clipped heels and stumbled 1st, outpaced before 2 out

20/1

9th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Geromino

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Reverted to hurdles (from fences) in the winter and won two in a row at Doncaster (2m/2m3f, good to soft/good), racing prominently under Charlie Maggs in both; up in the weights and has a tougher assignment here, but he's clearly in fine form and could go well once more.

20/1

Form: P4-121 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

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.

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

Form: 2-1111 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Very useful Flat-racer who has taken an instant liking to fences and made it 4-4 by a 9l margin at Southwell (2m, good; now 4lb higher); likely to be seen to even better effect in this race with a stronger pace on the cards; closely matched with Sir Tivo on last month's Uttoxeter clash.

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

10th

9

(7)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Al Zaraqaan

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, notching up a four-timer over fences on joining this yard last summer; well held on AW Flat return in March but he does have a lower mark on turf.

50/1

6th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Zaraqaan

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, latterly notching a four-timer over fences last summer; won first time out between the ages of three and five, so goes well fresh, but this is quite an ask off his AW mark (12lb higher than when well held on turf last spring).

16/1

Form: 1-1585 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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 £183.00
Straight Forecast £207.20
Trifecta £557.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Zaraqaan

POSTDATA:

Sir Tivo

TOPSPEED:

Mercian Prince

RP RATINGS:

Al Zaraqaan

The Times:

Al Zaraqaan

Telegraph:

Al Zaraqaan

Daily Mail:

Al Zaraqaan

D Express:

Al Zaraqaan

The Star:

Al Zaraqaan

The Guardian:

Sir Tivo

Daily Mirror:

Sir Tivo

The Sun:

Sir Tivo

Daily Record:

Sir Tivo