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Trustatrader For Tradespeople You Can Trust Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £13202.5
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Trustatrader For Tradespeople You Can Trust Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 12261- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Made all for clearcut success at Perth (2m, good to soft) in April and is now 3-7 over fences; unlikely to be allowed an uncontested lead here but could easily have more improvement to come this season.

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

1st

4

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Corrigeen Rock

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Raced mainly over shorter under rules (all wins on good/good to soft) but largely progressive and running on well into a good second of nine over C&D (no threat to the winner) last time suggested he has more to offer at the trip; considered.

7/1

2nd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Corrigeen Rock

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Raced mainly at shorter trips under rules; all wins on good/good to soft; largely progressive; respectable fourth at Ascot (2m1f) most recently but is held by Frere D'Armes on that form and this return to 2m4f presents a question mark.

7/1

4th

5

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Corrigeen Rock

10st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Ended last season with a Perth success (2m, good to soft) and followed up at Kempton (2m2f, good; first two clear) last month, taking his chase record to 4-8; climbing the weights and now back up in grade but could well improve further; shortlisted.

7/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: /4211-

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Came good over fences with wins on good to soft ground at Wincanton (1m7f) and Southwell (2m; made all) towards end of last season; returns from 193-day break in a deeper race but is still quite lightly raced; could have a say.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Thelasthighking

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield

10/1

6th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Thelasthighking

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear, outpaced from 4 out, no impression before 3 out

9/1

5th

1

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Thelasthighking

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced in third, not fluent 7th, lost position before 4 out

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2151-2 CD

Last run: 174 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good) in first-time cheekpieces in February and doubled chasing tally at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) in April; not quite able to reel in Mercian Prince over C&D on latest outing in May but drew nicely clear of the others and was nudged up only another 1lb for that run.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Campaigned mostly on good/good to soft; contrasting performances since switched back to hurdles from fences, winning major handicap at Kempton (2m5f) under Tristan Durrell then well held at Ascot; the penultimate piece of form gives him a chance.

20/1

12th

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had been competing over fences prior to springing a 33-1 surprise in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January, travelling well for a long way and sealing the issue with a good jump at the last; up 7lb but that's solid form and he's likely to be in the thick of things again.

12/1

1st

8

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Successful over hurdles and fences at Kempton; however, hasn't raced in this sphere since a heavy defeat over C&D in March 2022; watching brief is advised.

33/1

Form: 3-2413 D BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Has excellent 6-10 strike-rate over fences and looked in career-best form when making all to score comfortably by nearly 5l at Bangor (2m1f, good) in August; couldn't finish the job in small field at Newton Abbot last month, though, and will need to find hidden reserves to overcome current mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

El Borracho

9st 12lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Signed off last season with a good 2m1f Pontefract second in August and he's been in winning form over fences since; this veteran stayer needs considering on his return.

4/1

Form: 1725P-

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Took form to new level during the winter, most notably when winning by 9l at Sandown (1m7f, soft); will also be suited by the forecast quicker ground here and his current mark ought to be workable if he's fully tuned up after 203-day break.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Xcitations

11st 13lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

Looked as good as ever when holding on well to win at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) in November but has lost his way a bit since the turn of the year; stays this trip well enough but arrives here with something to prove.

8/1

6th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Xcitations

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

1lb higher than when C&D winner in November, having won well on soft (unraced on heavy) last winter on his only other appearance at Sandown; looked set to finish second when unseating on penultimate start and ran respectably in a warm race on latest; considered.

10/1

7th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Xcitations

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Has pretty good 5-15 strike-rate over fences that includes two C&D wins; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but looked set to finish second before coming to grief at penultimate fence at Wetherby (2m, soft) a fortnight ago and today's faster ground will also suit.

13/2

Form: /151P-

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Seen only four times last season but won twice, latterly at Wincanton (2m4f, good) in February; can probably be excused his defeat on soft ground in April but remains on a career-high mark.

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5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Flic Ou Voyou

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Eight-time winner when trained by Paul Nicholls (2m3f-2m4f) but left that stable after lacklustre seasonal debut in October and also struggled on first run for new trainer in January.

50/1

Form: -1585P CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Habitual front-runner who gained six of his 11 chase wins here, most recently when fending off Jay Jay Reilly over today's trip in May (good ground; now 2lb lower); getting long in the tooth now and has questions to answer after some disappointing runs during the summer but it won't be a big surprise if he gives this a good shot.

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0

5

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mercian Prince

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Habitual front-runner who gained six of his 11 chase wins here, most recently when fending off Jay Jay Reilly over today's trip in May (good ground; now 2lb lower); getting long in the tooth now and has questions to answer after some disappointing runs during the summer but it won't be a big surprise if he gives this a good shot.

10/1

0

1

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mercian Prince

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but he needs to bounce back from some below-par efforts.

12/1

5th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

15:22 Stratford

Mercian Prince

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but his last couple of runs weren't his best and he now has to bounce back.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £157.00
Straight Forecast £187.40
Tricast £434.70
Trifecta £498.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Thelasthighking

Telegraph:

Corrigeen Rock

SPOTLIGHT:

Jay Jay Reilly

RP RATINGS:

Mercian Prince

POSTDATA:

El Borracho

The Guardian:

Corrigeen Rock

Daily Record:

Corrigeen Rock

D Express:

Thelasthighking

The Sun:

Thelasthighking

The Star:

Thelasthighking

The Times:

Jay Jay Reilly

Daily Mirror:

Jay Jay Reilly

TOPSPEED:

Mercian Prince