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Walls & Ceilings International Ltd Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 3m 3f 119y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Walls & Ceilings International Ltd Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 12-232 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 12232 for his current yard and kept plugging away for second over 3m2f at Newton Abbot latest; won't mind going further this afternoon.

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

1st

1

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

12:45 Fakenham

Call Of The Loon

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

prominent, niggled along briefly 10th, outpaced 14th, rallied 4 out, led 2 out, soon pushed along, good jump last, ridden and kept on well run-in, reduced lead towards finish, ridden out

11/4

4th

8

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Call Of The Loon

10st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Yet to run a bad race since joining Christian Williams last summer and doubled his chasing tally in low-grade event at Stratford (3m3f, good) in August; 6lb higher in stronger contest but seems a lot more likely than some of these to run his race.

9/4

1st

2

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Call Of The Loon

11st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders

3/1

7/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: PP-326 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Both wins came in the autumn of 2021, in 3m2f/3m1f handicap chases on sound surfaces; had a long time off after those and after returning to form when second at Newton Abbot he was the first beaten back there 24 days ago.

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2nd

6

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

OFaolains Lad

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

led, pressed leader when headed 3rd, led 6th, headed 2 out, lost second last, kept on run-in, went second again inside final 110yds

4/1

2nd

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

OFaolains Lad

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

prominent

7/1

6th

8

31st Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:45 Newton Abbot

OFaolains Lad

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richenda Ford

held up in rear, niggled along after 10th, pushed along before 5 out, soon no impression

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 06P-43

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; has never been the easiest to win with but won't be far away with a repeat of her recent third here over 2m6f; it's not a given that she'll stay quite this far.

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0

6

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:20 Hexham

Humps And Bumps

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

On a lengthy losing sequence but she arrives in decent nick, fourth in 3m2f Sedgefield handicap chase 30 days ago; visor replaces cheekpieces and she's no forlorn hope back over hurdles.

7/1

4th

5

11th Oct 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Humps And Bumps

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced before 4 out, kept on from 2 out

5/1

4th

6

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Humps And Bumps

10st 9lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

Has recovered some form since wind surgery and the refitting of blinkers; not beaten far at Stratford 13 days ago and may get closer to Hapy La Vie than she did over C&D in June; one win in last four years, however.

11/2

Form: 6-5132 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Stays well having won over 3m2f at Newton Abbot (good) in June and fair enough efforts in defeat since then, last time at Uttoxeter finishing clear of the third; thereabouts.

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0

6

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Cresswell Queen

10st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

Two chasing wins, the latest at Newton Abbot in June; satisfactory efforts after until ground too soft when tailed off at Uttoxeter last month; conditions more in her favour now but she's more exposed than some.

12/1

5th

2

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Cresswell Queen

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

took keen hold, held up in rear, some headway before 4 out

7/1

0

2

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Worcester

Cresswell Queen

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

midfield, bad mistake and unseated 9th

7/1

Form: 6P-518 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Cearcut winner at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) on only her second run over fences but then proved most disappointing off this 6lb higher mark at Southwell; does seem hard to predict.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:40 Newton Abbot

Sharp Note

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, outpaced and lost position before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

5th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Sharp Note

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

in touch with leaders, hampered by faller 1st, soon towards rear

6/1

8th

5

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Sharp Note

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, disputed lead

7/2

Form: /9-4P6

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Only 1-21 in Irish points and little to shout about in her eight runs under rules, finishing tailed off in both her chases (2m4f/3m); hard to know where the necessary improvement will spring from.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

14:38 Fontwell

Chitchat Sally

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Had very modest 1-21 strike-rate in Irish points and is 0-9 under rules but hasn't been with Laura Morgan long and ran better than eventual 19l defeat might suggest when a weakening sixth at Stratford (3m3f, good) last week; 5lb lower here; not out of this.

7/1

6th

7

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Chitchat Sally

10st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

prominent

16/1

6th

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

18:30 Market Rasen

Chitchat Sally

10st 13lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: L J Morgan

1-21 in Irish points and she's not achieved much in her seven runs under rules; finished tailed off on her chase/stable debut at Southwell (2m4f) last month and was pulled up back over hurdles last time; others preferred.

7/1

Form: 876-P7

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Five heavy details over hurdles included two handicaps at 3m1f and 2m4f; may make a better chaser but wouldn't bank on it and he's 3lb out of the weights.

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7th

12

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Strictlyasoldier

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Christian Williams

overjumped 4th

25/1

7th

6

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Strictlyasoldier

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Poor form in a bumper and four hurdle races; still has time on his side but not easily recommended.

20/1

8

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Strictlyasoldier

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Well beaten in three novice hurdles last summer (100-1 each time); handicap debut after ten months off and a lot to prove but step up in trip should suit, on pedigree; probably needs a check in the betting.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P5PP5

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Northern Irish raider who won a point in May but has offered precious little since then in handicap/hunter chases; tailed off in a maiden hurdle most recently; not crying out to be backed.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 110y

12:17 Down Royal

Rust To Riches

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

Point-to-point winner but modest form over hurdles/fences.

100/1

5th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

Rust To Riches

11st 3lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Neill McCluskey

Winning pointer; Irish raider who is 0-10 under rules and who has been quiet in recent starts; the return of blinkers isn't enough to tempt.

33/1

5th

4

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Rust To Riches

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

Did well in points; not easy making a case on his rules form and has been tailed off or pulled up in his previous handicap chases; had blood in both nostrils after a remote seventh back hurdling here last time.

50/1

Form: P0-VP3

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has only won over fences but after losing his way in this discipline it was over hurdles that he returned to some form when third here over 3m2f; no good thing to back that up but potentially on a good mark.

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6th

6

7th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Corrany

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Phillips

Career record is 1-28, the success coming over fences in March 2021; encouraging third over hurdles at Stratford in July but pulled up in a chase there next time; others look safer.

16/1

0

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Corrany

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

in touch with leaders, slow jump and dropped to rear 2nd

8/1

3rd

7

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Corrany

11st 1lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Phillips

Sole win came over fences but was pulled up in that discipline last time and he was well beaten over hurdles before pulling up in a voided race the run before; opposable.

20/1

Form: 33-53P

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Beaten under 10l at Worcester (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie joining cheekpieces) before running no race at Uttoxeter; tongue-tie left at home this time but he's 0-13 as a chaser and can be taken on.

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2nd

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Reign Suepreme

10st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

led, soon clear, reduced lead 5th, faced challenge 12th, headed 2 out, outpaced before last, switched right before last, rallied and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

11/4

1st

6

11th Oct 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Reign Suepreme

10st 6lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

prominent, led before 4th, increased tempo 14th, faced challenge before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, gamely

16/1

Form: 5235-P

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Three wins and plenty of places over fences but this 12yo pulled up in a hurdle after 12 months off and it remains to see seen what form he's in currently.

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0

10

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Orchestrated

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

led

33/1

0

10

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Orchestrated

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Better known as a chaser with three wins and plenty of places in that discipline; returns to hurdling after a year away and he's 0-4 in this sphere.

50/1

5th

8

24th Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Orchestrated

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

pressed leader, prominent when ridden home turn, jumped left from 4 out, stayed on but held from 3 out

20/1

Form: 89-524 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Point winner who has improved for fences, notably when runner-up over 2m7f at Worcester (good) in June; however, he was laboured from some way out at Uttoxeter (3m) and now goes in cheekpieces; 2lb out of the weights.

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8

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Deadly Missile

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Point winner who has finished second a few times over rules fences and holds place possibilities on those efforts; form dipped the last twice, however, and he looks more exposed than some of these rivals.

12/1

5th

8

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Deadly Missile

10st 3lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Finished well to go close at Market Rasen (3m, good) in September and was also second over C&D (good; albeit well held) the following month, but didn't fire last time and is now 0-11 under rules; others appeal more.

14/1

5th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Deadly Missile

10st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

in touch with leaders

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £882.00
Straight Forecast £992.70
Tricast £4723.50
Trifecta £6839.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cresswell Queen

Telegraph:

Call Of The Loon

The Star:

Deadly Missile

RP RATINGS:

Corrany

D Express:

Humps And Bumps

POSTDATA:

Cresswell Queen

The Times:

Cresswell Queen

Daily Mirror:

Cresswell Queen

The Sun:

Cresswell Queen

The Guardian:

Call Of The Loon

Daily Mail:

Call Of The Loon

Daily Record:

Call Of The Loon