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14:25 Wetherby

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Flipit Sell Your Car Better Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 1m 7f 36y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Flipit Sell Your Car Better Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1620-0 C

Last run: 158 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won two 2m handicap hurdles last season, including his reappearance here in November; can cope with this mark and there are chasers in the family.

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

7th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Homme Public

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has won three of four chases at about 2m (good and good to soft) this season but the luck was with him on one occasion and he didn't need to improve to win at Doncaster in March; has more to do here and he bypassed two soft-ground races last term, so the state of the ground is a worry.

9/1

1st

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Homme Public

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Took well to fences in the autumn but was fortunate to collect a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and was probably only third best on merit when second in small-field contest on latest outing; may find that others are better handicapped.

11/4

2nd

1

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

13:55 Ascot

Homme Public

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won on chase debut in Wetherby handicap (1m7f, good) in October and followed up in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); benefited from the leader's final-fence unseat last time but the handicapper has barely reacted and he could have more to offer over fences; solid contender.

7/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0-5P22 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Form disappeared earlier this year but firmly back on course with seconds over slightly further at Bangor and Kelso (good for both); unlikely to be far away off an untouched mark.

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9th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Geromino

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Reverted to hurdles (from fences) in the winter and won two in a row at Doncaster (2m/2m3f, good to soft/good), racing prominently under Charlie Maggs in both; up in the weights and has a tougher assignment here, but he's clearly in fine form and could go well once more.

20/1

1st

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Geromino

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Held on gamely to make all under Charlie Maggs here (2m, good to soft) when back over hurdles six weeks ago and will be fine over today's longer trip but that race was somewhat unsatisfactory (several flights omitted) and others in this field appeal more.

8/1

Form: 24-21P BF

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Clearcut winner of a 2m good-ground handicap hurdle at Perth on his final run for Keith Dalgleish; reportedly made a noise when pulled up on stable debut next time after a 10lb rise; had wind surgery since and now goes chasing.

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0

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:20 Musselburgh

Garde Des Champs

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Kept on for eyecatching third on chase debut at Wetherby (1m7f, good) in October; has run well here on good to soft (unproven on soft); however, he was disappointing at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and needs to leave that run well behind.

11/2

7th

5

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Garde Des Champs

11st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield, dropped to rear 3rd

100/30

Form: 341244 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Not the force of old, though still won at Stratford during the summer (2m1f, good) off just 1lb lower; well held in his last couple of runs, latterly behind Geromino.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Cracking Destiny

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Comfortably beat Fidelio Vallis here (2m, good to soft) two months ago, taking Musselburgh form figures to 1221 and overall chase record to 7-33; went very close off 4lb higher in this contest in 2020; holds solid claims despite his advancing years (has just turned 11).

6/1

Form: 61P5-5 D

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in November but straight back into the doldrums afterwards and he's a hard horse to predict.

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0

4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Slanelough

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Now 7lb lower than when winning at Newcastle last November but this 11yo has struggled to get competitive since; needs to raise his game.

16/1

8th

4

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Slanelough

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Not an easy one to predict nowadays but returned from break with fairly encouraging run at Wetherby last month and is now 3lb lower than when making all at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) just under a year ago.

16/1

5th

5

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Slanelough

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

led

16/1

Form: 34432-

Last run: 193 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Started out well over fences last season (defied a similar mark on second attempt) and has held his form well; may ideally prefer a longer trip, however.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Grand Voyage

10st 9lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Runner-up here last April and runs off a mark fully 18lb lower this afternoon; however, that's because he's been unable to get competitive on his six starts this season and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

7/1

Form: 73245- CD

Last run: 179 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner; signed off last season with three cracking efforts in some strong 2m handicaps, including the Red Rum at Aintree's National meeting; remains fairly treated and went close on last season's reappearance.

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7th

2

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Hasankey

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders

7/1

5th

6

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Hasankey

11st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Better than the bare result when fourth of 13 at Aintree (2m, good; came from rear after early mistake) last week; that followed a good second at Warwick and suggests his current mark is still workable; has an impressive record (a win, a second and a third from three runs) at Ayr and should go well.

13/2

4th

11

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Hasankey

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Hat-trick at about this trip last midwinter (on heavy/soft) but in the meantime has all too often looked weighted to his best off similar marks to today's; others higher up the list.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £139.00
Straight Forecast £130.00
Tricast £560.00
Trifecta £807.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Geromino

SPOTLIGHT:

Ukantango

The Sun:

Grand Voyage

Telegraph:

Garde Des Champs

POSTDATA:

Cracking Destiny

TOPSPEED:

Hasankey

The Times:

Ukantango

The Guardian:

Geromino

D Express:

Geromino

Daily Mirror:

Geromino

Daily Record:

Grand Voyage

Daily Mail:

Garde Des Champs

The Star:

Cracking Destiny