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16:10 Hereford

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Bill Chapman Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 4f 194y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Bill Chapman Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 1P-P41 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won three 2m chases last season (one here) and looked back in prime form when scoring by 4l at Warwick (2m, good) three weeks ago; still on a workable mark after recent 4lb rise and should be okay over today's trip; likely contender.

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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

1st

1

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Ben Buie

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won three 2m chases last season (one here) and looked back in prime form when scoring by 4l at Warwick (2m, good) three weeks ago; still on a workable mark after recent 4lb rise and should be okay over today's trip; likely contender.

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -1355P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Too inconsistent to be relied upon heavily and comes here after a poor performance over hurdles last month but stayed on well for clearcut chase win off this mark at Worcester (2m4f, good) in May and will be suited by today's ground; can't be ruled out.

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2nd

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Sir Jack West

11st 4lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Too inconsistent to be relied upon heavily and comes here after a poor performance over hurdles last month but stayed on well for clearcut chase win off this mark at Worcester (2m4f, good) in May and will be suited by today's ground; can't be ruled out.

10/1

0

5

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Sir Jack West

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

held up in rear, no impression after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

16/1

5th

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Sir Jack West

10st 8lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Convincing winner over fences here in May (2m4f, good) and posted a comparable RPR when third next time; was never going on final outing 75 days ago but he's better than that and has won over hurdles.

13/2

Form: 311P3- CD

Last run: 194 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner on good ground in February (3m1f/2m5f) and ended last season with very respectable third over C&D (good to soft) in April; resumes on a 1lb lower mark; big player if ready to roll after break.

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6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Family Pot

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sheila Lewis

Well suited by Hereford and defied higher marks twice here in February 2023; inconsistent since but this may prove one of his better days, with Sam Twiston-Davies up for first time; interesting.

7/1

5th

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Family Pot

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sheila Lewis

Has struggled more often than not this season and he was pulled up at Huntingdon a fortnight ago; however, this two-time course winner was a good third over C&D (soft) two starts ago and could be a contender now back here if the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) have a positive effect.

9/1

10

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Family Pot

10st 11lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Sheila Lewis

held up in rear, niggled along briefly 6th

14/1

Form: 13P4P-

Last run: 196 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in cheekpieces, more recently at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; ended last season with some lacklustre efforts and the headgear is missing today but a 196-day break might have done him good.

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6th

7

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

The Boat

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ended last season in poor form and also disappointed on his two starts here in the autumn; on a good mark and suited by this C&D but needs to turn a corner; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

12/1

9th

9

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

The Boat

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ended last season in poor form and made low-key reappearance last month; needs to turn a corner but has conditions to suit here and may be boosted by the refitted cheekpieces (worn for last two wins).

12/1

4th

8

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

The Boat

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Dual chase winner in cheekpieces, more recently at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; ended last season with some lacklustre efforts and the headgear is missing today but a 196-day break might have done him good.

12/1

Form: 7-6724

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Seemed to excel himself when second of three from a long way out of the handicap at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month but was grossly flattered by his proximity to idling winner and the form looks somewhat dubious; soundly beaten off correct mark since; others preferred.

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5th

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Shot Tower

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joe Ponting

Seemed to excel himself when second of three from a long way out of the handicap at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month but was grossly flattered by his proximity to idling winner and the form looks somewhat dubious; soundly beaten off correct mark since; others preferred.

8/1

4th

7

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Worcester

Shot Tower

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Joe Ponting

24lb out of the weights when running surprisingly well at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last week, though only three ran and the chances are the bare form flatters him; this should confirm one way or another, but he's 19lb lower this time so has to be taken seriously.

100/30

Form: 362321 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Generally in good form this season, and rallied well to open his account at Bangor (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; will be fine on today's faster ground and is evidently in good heart but his poor record on right-handed tracks is a worry here.

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6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Sinister Minister

11st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

Generally in good form this season, and rallied well to open his account at Bangor (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; will be fine on today's faster ground and is evidently in good heart but his poor record on right-handed tracks is a worry here.

5/2

1st

6

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Sinister Minister

10st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly before 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, rallied and led again when mistake last, kept on well run-in

11/2

2nd

4

13th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Sinister Minister

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

0-16 under all codes but seemed to respond well to blinkers when placed in two 2m4f Worcester chases last month (both on good) and is probably worth another crack at a staying trip; raced mainly on good ground over jumps but showed promise in soft-ground bumpers.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 78-4PP D

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Useful in his prime but badly out of sorts since switched to current stable in the spring; needs latest wind op to have made a big difference.

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2

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:34 Wincanton

Fanzio

11st 6lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Laura Hurley

Useful in his prime but badly out of sorts on last six starts; had wind surgery before latest; the drop back in trip does not persuade.

40/1

0

2

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Fanzio

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Laura Hurley

Useful in his prime but badly out of sorts since switched to current stable in the spring; needs latest wind op to have made a big difference.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £220.00
Straight Forecast £227.10
Tricast £663.60
Trifecta £758.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Ben Buie

RP RATINGS:

Sinister Minister

SPOTLIGHT:

Family Pot

The Times:

Shot Tower

D Express:

Hellfire Princess

Daily Mirror:

Family Pot

POSTDATA:

Sinister Minister

Telegraph:

Sinister Minister

The Guardian:

Ben Buie

Daily Mail:

Ben Buie

The Star:

Ben Buie

Daily Record:

Ben Buie