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15:45 Plumpton

Soft

Nick Embiricos Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12146.3
  • 2m 3f 164y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Nick Embiricos Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 96-231

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ridden very patiently when placed over hurdles on first two starts for Dan Skelton then looked suited by radically different tactics when dominating Fontwell chase (2m5f, good) from the front this month; will be fine on today's slower ground and will be hard to catch if in similar mood again.

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2nd

3

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Sacre Coeur

11st 5lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Keen-going front-runner who has won three times this season (2m-2m5f); not at her best when third of five at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) last month but is back down to a workable mark and could take some catching.

9/2

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11/2

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 511/6-

Last run: 360 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in March 2022 (2m1f/2m2f) but made low-key start to chasing career a year ago and has not raced again since; others have less to prove.

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7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Deeper Blue

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Runner-up in three of his five chases and latest Newbury conqueror (2m7f, good to soft) was well handicapped on a going day; there was near enough 10l back to Abuffalosoldier who had been 2-2 at that track; it's probably strong form for the grade and this 8yo is just 3lb higher now tried in cheekpieces.

6/1

2nd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Deeper Blue

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

0-4 over fences but bounced back from a disappointing run when second to subsequent Grade 2 winner Henry's Friend at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in January and could quite plausibly have untapped potential over this longer trip; respected.

4/1

2nd

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:30 Hereford

Deeper Blue

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Two hurdle wins in March 2022; just three outings since and although never nearer than at the finish on second chase start, when second of six finishers at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in October, he was beaten a long way out at Doncaster since; shaky win claims after that.

12/1

Form: 44163- CD BF

Last run: 196 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles and fences here last season; raced lazily in rear for much of the Sussex Champion Chase over C&D (soft) in April but stayed on well in the straight to take third; remains on a workable mark and enters calculations.

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2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Lord Baddesley

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

pressed leaders early, prominent from 2nd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

9/2

4th

9

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Lord Baddesley

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Finished behind Flegmatik in major 3m event here last month but kept on in the latter stages and wasn't entirely disgraced; shaped well at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) the time before and remains of interest; last two wins at about 2m4f; fighting chance off bottom weight.

8/1

Form: 46365- D

Last run: 201 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has some useful form on his CV but dropped a long way down the weights during disappointing campaign last season; tailed off in first-time tongue-tie and blinkers (both removed here) on latest start in April; needs a revival and may be better suited by right-handed tracks.

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8th

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Flagrant Delitiep

11st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Well handicapped on old form and he didn't run too badly here or at Wincanton (twice) before unseating when beaten at Chepstow; he's essentially regressive but has each-way claims all the same.

7/1

0

11

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Flagrant Delitiep

10st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Regressive 8yo who was just a respectable fourth at favourite track Wincanton (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older form but is back up in grade today and will need to up his game.

14/1

Form: 1306-7 D

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

2-8 over hurdles; an interesting recruit to chasing but not seen since a below-par run in May and his best form is over 3m.

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4th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Abuffalosoldier

10st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Made it 2-2 at Newbury when winning a 2m6f handicap there by 10l in January (good to soft); that triggered a 9lb rise which anchored him when a well-held there back there a month ago; held by Deeper Blue on that form.

12/1

3rd

3

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed the benefit of a wind op when posting career-best performance to win by 10l here (2m6f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces in January; went up 9lb for that but still enters calculations.

100/30

1st

1

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Clear best effort over fences when second at Hereford (3m1f, good) in November; had wind surgery since last run; now wears first-time headgear; sole start at Newbury resulted in 3m hurdle win off 1lb higher; interesting back here.

8/1

Form: 562-72 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

No match for clear winner when second of four at Fontwell (2m2f, good) this month, after a break, but significant positives can still be drawn from that performance; on a good mark now and runs this track very well (three course wins); might be the answer.

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5th

7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Fairway Freddy

11st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

in touch with leaders, midfield before 7th

12/1

4th

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Fairway Freddy

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

All seven wins (five chasing) on good or quicker ground; however, had his conditions when pulled up after a 62-day break at Hereford and now returns from a similar one.

10/1

0

7

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Fairway Freddy

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Drying ground is a bonus for one who has gained all seven wins on good or quicker (five over fences at up to 2m5f); ran well enough at Huntingdon two months ago (2m7f, good) to make the shortlist.

6/1

Form: 1364-8

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Created pretty good impression when winning easily on chasing debut last October but had lost his form by the winter and was soundly beaten in May, after a break; returns from another break here; needs to get career back on track.

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5th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Zacony Rebel

12st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Dual hurdle winner who has lost his way since winning over fences two seasons ago and never threatened on his return to hurdles a month back when tried in cheekpieces; others carry fewer risks.

20/1

5th

1

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Zacony Rebel

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Won off 4lb higher on his chase debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) last autumn but he's lost his way in last four starts and was tailed off when he unseated at Plumpton on his return in October; dual winner over hurdles in the past but he has questions to answer back in this sphere; headgear added.

16/1

0

3

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Zacony Rebel

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

in rear throughout, dropped to last and struggling 11th

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £157.00
Straight Forecast £155.40
Tricast £518.70
Trifecta £565.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Sacre Coeur

RP RATINGS:

Lord Baddesley

WEST COUNTRY:

Deeper Blue

The Sun:

In The Air

LAMBOURN:

Abuffalosoldier

TOPSPEED:

Flagrant Delitiep

SPOTLIGHT:

Fairway Freddy

Daily Mail:

Deeper Blue

D Express:

Lord Baddesley

The Star:

Lord Baddesley

The Times:

Sacre Coeur

Telegraph:

Sacre Coeur

The Guardian:

Sacre Coeur

Daily Mirror:

Sacre Coeur

Daily Record:

Sacre Coeur