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Dream Financial Services At Worcester Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Dream Financial Services At Worcester Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 845P-3 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences in France last year; pulled up on his only run over British fences but ran well back over hurdles on his return from a break (and wind surgery) at Uttoxeter and possibilities if building on that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Imac Wood

11st 10lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Has not looked back since undergoing wind surgery and it was all fairly straightforward when beating a reliable type at Hereford a month ago (2m5f, good); bumped up 7lb for that but coped with testing ground in France and he makes plenty of appeal.

5/2

1st

8

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Imac Wood

11st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Two-time French chase winner who has turned a big corner since returning from wind surgery, winning his second race of 2023 over C&D (good) in November; patiently ridden when close up off this 4lb higher mark at Doncaster and fully entitled to be in the mix once again.

3/1

Form: PP3-33

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Defeats over hurdles include a seller but first run for this team when third in a 2m4f handicap here (good) last month and now goes chasing, which he's bred for.

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Verdict Starting price

14th

10

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Dirk Gently

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

always behind

8/1

0

5

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Dirk Gently

10st 13lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

A maiden after nine starts but stuck to his task very well when second on chasing debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) five weeks ago and has obvious claims if in similar form.

11/2

2nd

6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Dirk Gently

10st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Defeats over hurdles include a seller but first run for this team when third in a 2m4f handicap here (good) last month and now goes chasing, which he's bred for.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 5P-344 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Not the force of old and has yet to win over fences, but she was in the firing line over C&D last time when clouting three out; mark was left alone but she can make her presence felt.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Cotton End

11st 10lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Not the force of old and 0-10 over fences; returns from seven-month absence on a good mark but has stamina to prove (usually runs over 2m4f) and would appeal more on genuine good ground.

16/1

5th

1

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:55 Worcester

Cotton End

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Sheila Lewis

Not the force of old and 0-9 over fences; minor honours in C&D handicaps this summer but surely vulnerable today; tried cheekpieces once in April (pulled up) and now has tongue tied.

40/1

Form: 2-2222

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 4lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Remains a maiden and is 0-13 over fences, but she's finished runner-up from 2m3f to 3m in her last five appearances and surely her turn will come; races prominently and jumps soundly enough; tries cheekpieces.

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4th

7

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Miss Antipova

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Remains a maiden and is 0-13 over fences, but she's finished runner-up from 2m3f to 3m in her last five appearances and surely her turn will come; races prominently and jumps soundly enough; tries cheekpieces.

5/2

2nd

5

19th Jul 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Uttoxeter

Miss Antipova

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has yet to win in 20 attempts (12 chasing) but she's consistent enough and has been knocking on the door for a while; races prominently.

11/2

2nd

7

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:58 Worcester

Miss Antipova

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

11yo maiden who has been knocking on the door in recent chasing efforts; often makes the running and, though she isn't likely to improve now, is more likely to be involved than many of these.

3/1

Form: 340-74

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

No closer than 17l in four runs over fences but his first two efforts weren't bad, nor his penultimate effort over hurdles; heavy ground was an excuse last time and good ground seems ideal; not one to overlook.

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9th

6

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Decoration Of War

9st 0lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

Two course wins much earlier in career but latest successes came over hurdles in 2021 and out of sorts over hurdles, fences and on this track in recent starts; blinkers refitted.

40/1

12th

11

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Decoration Of War

9st 3lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

Regressive form over jumps this year and was tailed off over C&D on return to the Flat last month; others appeal more.

50/1

12

(3)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Decoration Of War

9st 4lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

Pulled up over fences at Exeter three weeks ago and hasn't raced on the Flat since October 2021; there's no obvious reason why he'll prove threatening to those with more recent Flat form; safe to look elsewhere.

50/1

Form: 03-655

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Placed in points but a maiden under rules and hasn't been at her best this summer; well out of the weights.

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8th

13

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Oceans Of Money

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Nikki Evans

No wins in 13 and no real sign of any improvement, including when tried in cheekpieces latest; 4lb out of the weights.

33/1

5th

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Oceans Of Money

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

12-race maiden; beaten nearly 20l at Ffos Las 16 days ago after wind surgery; unconvincing in new headgear.

20/1

6th

9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Oceans Of Money

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

prominent, slow jump 1st, outpaced and lost ground 4 out, hung left and weakened before 2 out

20/1

6/1

Form: 411F37

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Two good-ground chase wins in June but fell in his hat-trick bid and below par since then; not on too bad a mark if able to get back on track.

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3rd

4

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Go Fox

10st 13lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

in rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 10th, disputed lead before 3 out, lost position 2 out

8/1

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: 3P1-1P CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-3 as a chaser when drawing away over 2m4f here in June (8lb lower) and struggled back over 2m1f at Bangor where he found no rhythm at all; could bounce back from that now returned to further.

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2nd

8

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Stumps Or Slips

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom Weston

Warwick (2m) and Worcester (2m4f) good-ground winner a year ago and 5lb higher than for the latter; laid a useful marker for the summer back here in March, albeit his jumping again lacked fluency.

8/1

4th

2

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Stumps Or Slips

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom Weston

Looked on the up when going in at Worcester (2m4f) last June but he's been off the track since unseating 2 out (in fourth) back there in August; possibilities after his lay-off all the same.

7/2

0

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Stumps Or Slips

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

Made it 2-3 as a chaser when drawing away over 2m4f here in June (8lb lower) and struggled back over 2m1f at Bangor where he found no rhythm at all; could bounce back from that now returned to further.

9/2

Form: 5P-PUP

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Maiden whose struggles continued when pulled up on his recent chase debut; out of the weights.

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0

8

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

My Boy Grizzle

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Ellam

Maiden whose struggles continued when pulled up on his recent chase debut; out of the weights.

66/1

0

10

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

18:00 Market Rasen

My Boy Grizzle

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Clare Ellam

Modicum of promise on hurdling bow in March but little since, and exited early last time; watching brief wisest switching to fences.

100/1

0

9

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

My Boy Grizzle

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Ellam

took keen hold, held up in rear, bad mistake and unseated 3rd

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £408.00
Straight Forecast £359.40
Tricast £2455.00
Trifecta £2447.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Miss Antipova

The Times:

Dirk Gently

Telegraph:

Imac Wood

Daily Mirror:

Stumps Or Slips

TOPSPEED:

Go Fox

Daily Record:

Dirk Gently

D Express:

Imac Wood

The Sun:

Stumps Or Slips

RP RATINGS:

Miss Antipova

POSTDATA:

Miss Antipova

WEST COUNTRY:

Miss Antipova

The Guardian:

Miss Antipova

Daily Mail:

Miss Antipova

The Star:

Miss Antipova