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Broadsword We Didn’t Start The Fire Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 3m 1f 210y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Broadsword We Didn’t Start The Fire Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 71833- C BF

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Can struggle with his consistency but signed off last season with close thirds at Taunton (2m7f) and Ludlow (3m; again good); hard to rule out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Hereford

Hipop Des Ongrais

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Successful in similar event at Fontwell (3m2f, good; off 7lb lower) on seasonal debut, adding to his wins at about 2m4f; still unexposed at this sort of distance and looks one for the shortlist.

7/2

1st

5

6th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

13:45 Fontwell

Hipop Des Ongrais

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, jumped slightly right and barged rival 5th

3/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 40-365

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler/chaser; lurks on a career-low mark but he's been struggling for a while over hurdles and fences.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Red Happy

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent, reminder 3rd, pushed along briefly 14th, slow jump 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out

13/2

5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

Form: 126615 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his last six starts, both of them chases (3m/2m7f); it was over hurdles when a remote fifth time but he's not easy to predict in either discipline.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

1st

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Captain Tommy

12st 6lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Fred Timmis

Pulled up in a point-to-point last time out but that may have come too soon, 11 days after his 3l win from Shang Tang over 3m here (soft); no surprise if he bounces back to form with a bold bid.

13/2

1st

1

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:20 Ludlow

Captain Tommy

12st 6lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Fred Timmis

Won two staying handicap chases last year for Ian Williams, posting a respectable RPR of 120 both times; however, faces no easy task giving weight to Tea Clipper and he disappointed when favourite for his recent point.

20/1

Form: 112U4- CD

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Two 3m2f wins last autumn included one here and later ran notable races in defeat over further at Plumpton (soft) and Cheltenham (good); by no means handicapped out of contention if in good order after his break.

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11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Blame The Game

11st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Dangerously well handicapped on last season's form but his struggles continued at Haydock only two weeks ago; has a lot more to prove than some of these.

16/1

6th

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Blame The Game

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

His reduced mark appeals on form as recent as last April but he's struggled to get competitive this season and needs to raise his game.

14/1

0

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Blame The Game

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, raced in second before 6th

9/2

Form: /PF0P- D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won off 4lb higher at Plumpton in January 2022 but it's been poor stuff in four runs since returning from a layoff; others safer.

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0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Putdecashonthedash

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Keiran Burke

Defied a 17lb higher mark nearly two years ago but has shown precious little in the meantime.

16/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Putdecashonthedash

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Has dropped to a mark 12lb lower than when winning at Plumpton in January 2022 but this 10yo has struggled subsequently.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2P4-1P CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 2lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Fine servant who defied an absence to win over 3m2f at Newton Abbot in July and was caught out by the drop back to 2m5f on his return visit there; this is much more like it.

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Verdict Starting price

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 £48.00
Straight Forecast £54.70
Trifecta £159.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hipop Des Ongrais

Telegraph:

Blame The Game

POSTDATA:

Captain Tommy

RP RATINGS:

Hipop Des Ongrais

TOPSPEED:

Hipop Des Ongrais

WEST COUNTRY:

Hipop Des Ongrais

The Times:

Hipop Des Ongrais

The Guardian:

Hipop Des Ongrais

Daily Mail:

Blame The Game

D Express:

Blame The Game

Daily Mirror:

Blame The Game

The Sun:

Blame The Game

The Star:

Captain Tommy

Daily Record:

Captain Tommy