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17:15 Worcester

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Worthington’s Pre-Training Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Worthington’s Pre-Training Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -P1266

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Back to form with a Bangor win in May and credible efforts afterwards before struggling on soft ground here; realistic claims if conditions are suitable.

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

1

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Captain Tommy

12st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Fred Timmis

2-2 in hunter chases at Ludlow this year (3m/2m4f; soft) and he predictably found it hard work in the Foxhunters' at Aintree the final time; this isn't quite so demanding but he's relying on some of these being off their game.

16/1

9th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Captain Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Fred Timmis

The winner of two small-field hunter chases at Ludlow this year, latterly proving too strong for Espoir De Guye; that form, and the balance of his handicap exploits during the past 12 months, strongly hints at limitations at this level.

40/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 76-131

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Just three runs over hurdles and now 2-3 over fences; didn't have much in hand last time at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft; 5lb lower) but dug deep when it mattered and runner-up Miss Antipova should go well in the opening race.

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6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

16:30 Carlisle

Carlo Du Berlais

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Two wins this season from his first three chase starts (3m, good to soft) and another good run when second at Worcester (2m7f, good) in August last time out; takes on some unexposed rivals and it's likely he'll need further improvement, but his chasing experience is a positive.

4/1

2nd

6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Carlo Du Berlais

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Just three runs over hurdles and now 2-3 over fences; didn't have much in hand last time at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft; 5lb lower) but dug deep when it mattered and runner-up Miss Antipova should go well in the opening race.

9/4

Form: F-1104 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Completed a Ffos Las double (3m, good to firm/good) this summer and latest Newton Abbot effort was in line with those efforts; should have some say despite a tough mark.

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2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Easkey Lad

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear 8th

11/4

3rd

7

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Easkey Lad

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Completed a Ffos Las double (3m, good to firm/good) this summer and latest Newton Abbot effort was in line with those efforts; should have some say despite a tough mark.

9/1

Form: 176P-5 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ex-Jane Williams; winner over 3m6f with cheekpieces fitted at Exeter in December (good to soft); not so good since, including on debut for this yard when tried in this headgear combination.

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8

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Favori De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 10th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up 4 out

16/1

5th

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

Favori De Sivola

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 4 out, no extra from 2 out

10/1

Form: P478-1

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

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7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Reserve Tank

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Kickstarted this season with success at Market Rasen (2m3f) in June but he's twice failed to build on it, beating only one at Newton Abbot (2m5f) last month; others are much preferred.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Reserve Tank

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter Bowen

raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second but prominent 7th, weakened before 2 out

13/2

5th

4

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Reserve Tank

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Formerly very smart and belatedly returned to winning ways in a first-time visor (with tongue-tie returning) over 2m3f at Market Rasen (good); only 3lb higher but that was three months ago and trainer turns to more new headgear now; no certainty to be as good again but strong contender if he is.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 42P4-1 C

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 0lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Fine servant who defied an absence to win at Newton Abbot early last month (3m2f, good); 2lb rise for that is neither here nor there; usually races prominently.

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6th

3

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Mr Mafia

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Bold-jumping front-runner who is best suited by good ground; proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when scoring at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in July, his ninth chase win, but has become very inconsistent and needs to bounce back from two poor performances.

14/1

6th

1

6th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

13:45 Fontwell

Mr Mafia

12st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, led but pestered, carried right before 12th

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £105.00
Straight Forecast £108.60
Trifecta £297.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Carlo Du Berlais

RP RATINGS:

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TOPSPEED:

Favori De Sivola

POSTDATA:

Mr Mafia

WEST COUNTRY:

Carlo Du Berlais

Telegraph:

Carlo Du Berlais

The Guardian:

Carlo Du Berlais

D Express:

Carlo Du Berlais

The Sun:

Carlo Du Berlais

The Star:

Carlo Du Berlais

Daily Record:

Carlo Du Berlais

The Times:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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