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16:35 Exeter

Good To Firm

Steven Gibb (Potter) Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Steven Gibb (Potter) Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-3652 CD BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler/chaser; finally showed more off his reduced mark when chasing home an improver at Fontwell last week (3m2f, good; ridden by an 8lb claimer); likely contender if as good again, for all that this trip is shorter than ideal.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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: R-5P6P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Departed Fergal O'Brien after some modest efforts and it's been a similar story since moving yards; too much to prove.

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

6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Getthepot

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Well handicapped on his Huntingdon win (2m7f, good) last October but he's generally struggled since and was a well-held seventh of 14 at Taunton last month; comes with risks attached and he ideally wants quicker ground.

7/1

7th

10

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:33 Taunton

Getthepot

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Dual chase winner who seems ideally suited by good or quicker ground; struggled over hurdles in first two runs for this yard but was a rallying second back over fences at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) last month; this step back up in trip is a positive and he has possibilities if the rain stays away; due to be 2lb higher in future.

5/1

2nd

6

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Getthepot

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Departed Fergal O'Brien after some modest efforts and it's been a similar story since moving yards; too much to prove.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -76141

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Very in and out but has won two of his last three starts, both of them at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good); beat only two other finishers latterly but only 1lb higher for this and will go close if continuing the good work.

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

1st

1

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Dans Chosen

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Out of form for much of 2023 but also won at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July and September; not disgraced when third at Exeter on latest start; has to be considered.

3/1

3rd

2

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Dans Chosen

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Very in and out but has won two of his last three starts, both of them at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good); beat only two other finishers latterly but only 1lb higher for this and will go close if continuing the good work.

4/1

1st

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

Dans Chosen

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

led, ridden and headed 2 out, rallied and led again inside final 110yds, kept on

7/1

Form: P5-U21

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Wouldn't want much rain but has turned a corner on his last couple of runs and the front two were nicely on top when edging home at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July; suffered a wound on his leg which would explain the subsequent break; 5lb higher.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Scrumpy Boy

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Alexandra Dunn

Wouldn't want much rain but has turned a corner on his last couple of runs and the front two were nicely on top when edging home at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July; suffered a wound on his leg which would explain the subsequent break; 5lb higher.

3/1

1st

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Scrumpy Boy

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Scored over C&D last year and looked back in good form when second at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month; probably won't be favoured by the forecast rain here but, otherwise, he's a contender.

5/1

2nd

6

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:45 Stratford

Scrumpy Boy

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Opened chasing account with wide-margin win in first-time cheekpieces at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in April 2022 but was well below that form on next two outings and didn't get far when returned to Newton Abbot last month; would probably prefer the rain to stay away; others look safer.

10/1

8/1

Form: -5134P

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

The winner of a modest maiden hurdle earlier this year; highly tried on handicap debut latest but does look on a tough mark for this chasing debut.

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

5th

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Hobie

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Won a maiden hurdle at Worcester (2m, good) last year but no worthwhile form in his last four appearances (after a break), the last twice over fences; bit to prove now.

8/1

0

5

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Stratford

Hobie

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Dennis

Won a maiden hurdle at Worcester (2m, good) in May but things have not gone well in his last three runs including a remote fifth of six on his chase debut at Exeter (2m3f) last month; dropped another 4lb but he has plenty to prove at this new trip and his best form has come on fast ground.

33/1

5th

1

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Hobie

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: David Dennis

The winner of a modest maiden hurdle earlier this year; highly tried on handicap debut latest but does look on a tough mark for this chasing debut.

8/1

Form: P36PP- CD

Last run: 179 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Last win was in May 2022 off a 9lb higher mark; no worthwhile form in his six subsequent appearances and does have a lot to prove right now.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

8

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Troed Y Melin

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Last win was in May 2022 off a 9lb higher mark; no worthwhile form in his six subsequent appearances and does have a lot to prove right now.

33/1

6

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Troed Y Melin

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Honour

Stayed on well to win this race by 12l off a 9lb higher mark a year ago but was out of form on his three appearances in the autumn, and it's hard to say anything positive about last month's reappearance run (albeit the ground was softer than he prefers); needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

7

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:25 Huntingdon

Troed Y Melin

10st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Won at Warwick (3m1f, good) last May; 4lb lower today but that's because he's been right out of form since.

25/1

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Non-runners

Gallow Ford, Fanzio

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £64.00
Straight Forecast £61.30
Tricast £89.10
Trifecta £127.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Red Happy

TOPSPEED:

Scrumpy Boy

D Express:

Gallow Ford

RP RATINGS:

Red Happy

POSTDATA:

Red Happy

Daily Mail:

Red Happy

The Star:

Red Happy

Daily Record:

Red Happy

The Guardian:

Scrumpy Boy

The Sun:

Scrumpy Boy