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Hills Of Ledbury Diamond Wedding Celebration Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4832.11
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Hills Of Ledbury Diamond Wedding Celebration Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 4V-132

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Doubled chasing tally at Huntingdon (2m, good) in May, after a layoff, and both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable (cheekpieces refitted last time); probably needs to find something extra to overcome current mark but is well worth another crack at this sort of trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:00 Fontwell

Chess Player

11st 6lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear, kept on from 3 out, never dangerous

5/1

5/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 11-362 CD

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won five consecutive chases (two over C&D; all on good) last summer/autumn and arguably posted a career-best performance when second here (2m1f, good) last month; ought to be on the premises again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:07 Wincanton

Blaze A Trail

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John & Rhys Flint

Won five consecutive chases last summer/autumn; not at his best the last twice but this front-runner is on a good mark if refreshed from a break.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: P14-11 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

2-2 over C&D for new stable this summer, ridden both times by Brian Hughes; hiked up another 10lb for his clearcut success four weeks ago but still commands respect in current mood.

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3rd

2

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:00 Stratford

Arcade Attraction

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sophie Leech

disputed lead, not fluent and lost position 7th

9/4

1st

2

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:50 Stratford

Arcade Attraction

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sophie Leech

Stable debut when making most over C&D last month to beat Atlantic Storm (pair well clear): up 7lb but handles softer ground and Brian Hughes again rides; strong claims if able to repeat the effort.

2/1

1st

3

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:35 Stratford

Arcade Attraction

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sophie Leech

Made all in first-time cheekpieces at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) for Evan Williams in February but was quickly back in the doldrums next time; sold for £6,5000 in May; no cheekpieces for today's stable debut; versatile regarding ground but not an easy horse to predict.

12/1

Form: 311P-P

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner on good ground last season (2m-2m4f); given break after poor performance in February and also looked out of sorts when back in action 12 days ago; might be perked up by refitted cheekpieces but arrives with a point to prove.

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0

10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Ben Buie

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Record of 7-23 over fences and he completed a double at Warwick (2m, good) and Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) not that long ago; conditions weren't that taxing last time at Fakenham (good to soft) and seems to need the ground good or quicker.

6/1

4th

4

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

13:30 Fakenham

Ben Buie

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent 4th, outpaced and lost position after 9th, soon weakened

9/4

Form: 56-126 CD

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner, more recently over today's trip in May; didn't fire here last month and won't be favoured by any rain but current mark is workable if she's back on song.

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Distance / Class
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6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:45 Hereford

Admirals Sunset

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: David Weston

Won over fences in pretty good style in the spring and switches back to hurdling off a lower mark but it's hard to know what to expect from her after a heavy defeat in her latest chase.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £249.00
Straight Forecast £423.40
Trifecta £762.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Arcade Attraction

SPOTLIGHT:

Blaze A Trail

The Times:

Chess Player

TOPSPEED:

Ben Buie

POSTDATA:

Blaze A Trail

Daily Mail:

Blaze A Trail

The Sun:

Blaze A Trail

WEST COUNTRY:

Arcade Attraction

Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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Daily Record:

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