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13:44 Wincanton

Good To Soft

Aldaniti Partnership Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5016.95
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Aldaniti Partnership Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 54375-

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles last season but her fifth of ten at Ascot (2m7f, good to soft) in April was a pretty good effort; drops back in trip for today's chasing debut; interesting to see how she fares.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Kraqueline

11st 1lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Off the mark at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) on debut over fences; disappointing favourite in both outings since; may bounce back at some stage but isn't the percentage call against some in-form opponents.

10/1

0

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Kraqueline

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Won with something in reserve on C&D chase debut in October but had more to prove and was beaten before the home straight in a better Warwick race since; however, she has more going for her in this lower grade.

5/1

6th

8

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Warwick

Kraqueline

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Bumper runner-up who improved upon her hurdling form when winning in good style against males on her chase debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) last month; unexposed in this sphere and could play a leading role up 8lb.

7/2

OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: /948P-

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Seemed to have some issues over hurdles last season and was well beaten in both handicaps but there was significant promise in his keeping-on fourth at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) last November; could have a say if all goes to plan on this chasing debut.

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9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Leissieres Express

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

0-5 over hurdles but he's done well since switched to fences and made it 2-6 in this sphere when forging clear at Chepstow (3m6f, soft) last month; 10lb higher back in trip but his first chase win was at 3m and he's open to more progress; key player for in-form yard.

9/2

1st

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Leissieres Express

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Consistent gelding but has won only once, over 3m on heavy ground at Exeter on New Year's Day (5lb lower); the obvious worry is that he's unraced beyond 3m1f and was quick enough to be competitive over 2m; might get outstayed but perhaps the most likely winner if he did see it out.

5/2

3rd

5

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Leissieres Express

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Just behind No Hubs No Hoobs when third at Exeter in November but kept on best there on New Year's Day (3m, heavy); sent off favourite to defy this 5lb higher mark at Chepstow but unseated early doors; unexposed as a stayer and he's on the shortlist.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -54486 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden; often attracts good market support but weakened quickly when joint-favourite for chasing debut at Stratford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago and is effectively 2lb higher today; interesting to see whether his supporters wade in again.

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3rd

11

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

Testflight

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

13-race maiden; often attracts good market support but weakened quickly when joint-favourite for chasing debut at Stratford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago and is effectively 2lb higher today; interesting to see whether his supporters wade in again.

12/1

6th

6

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Testflight

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

0-9 over hurdles; ran well for a long way when fourth here (3m2f, good) in July but was soundly beaten over that trip at Newton Abbot the following month; drops back to 2m3f for this chasing debut.

10/1

Form: 444442

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in the spring (2m6f/3m2f) and ran game race in defeat over fences here (3m1f, good) ten days ago but some of today's rivals have more potential and this drop back in trip may not be ideal; cheekpieces refitted.

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9th

5

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Astroman

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Placed over hurdles at Plumpton (3m1f, good) last month, after a break, and is now 2lb lower than when second in Wincanton chase (3m1f, good) in the autumn; well beaten when back over fences there recently, though, and now has a point to prove; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor.

10/1

7th

10

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Astroman

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Ran well to be third back from a break over hurdles last week (3m1f); chasing prior to that, finishing second over C&D (good) before finding 2m4f too sharp a test; has plenty in his favour this time but he's hard to win with (3-41 overall).

10/1

Form: 14334-

Last run: 271 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made no significant progress after winning three-runner race on hurdling debut a year ago and not seen since a below-par run in January but makes chasing debut from a good mark and his convincing Irish point win in spring 2022 bodes well; had wind op during the summer; tongue-tie/cheekpieces fitted.

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5th

11

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Lock Out

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Has not really taken to chasing this season (three attempts) and was well beaten over hurdles on penultimate start; on dangerous mark now but comes here with a lot to prove; blinkered last time; cheekpieces back on today.

14/1

4th

3

13th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

12:50 Exeter

Lock Out

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Hat-trick in 2022 comprised point, bumper and novice hurdle wins; ended last term on a low note and, following wind surgery, he's continued downhill this season (tried at up to near 3m); wore cheekpieces with tongue-tie on first two outings this season and now has a go in blinkers.

10/1

7th

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Lock Out

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hat-trick in 2022 comprised point, bumper and hurdle wins; below best in two chase outings this term, taking handicap record to 0-5, but could revive off a reduced mark back in this sphere.

10/1

Form: 9-P142

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on stable debut in July but opened account with eased-down success at Fontwell (2m5f, good) the following month; makes quick reappearance after good second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) on Monday; won't be far away if in similar form again.

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4th

10

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

King Of The Story

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Has rather mixed record for new stable this season but won by over 9l at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in the summer and may not have been suited by the soft ground when below form at Wincanton last month; no surprise if he features.

12/1

6th

10

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

King Of The Story

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Pulled up on stable debut in July but opened account with eased-down success at Fontwell (2m5f, good) the following month; makes quick reappearance after good second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) on Monday; won't be far away if in similar form again.

5/1

2nd

5

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

King Of The Story

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Made it second-time lucky for Polly Gundry with an easy win at Fontwell (2m5f) last month and he had an excuse when badly hampered over C&D last time; hard to rule out further progress in this sphere but his win came on good ground and he still has something to prove in soft conditions.

9/1

Form: 7464-4

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Eventually responded to pressure when keeping-on second in Fontwell chase (2m5f, soft) in February 2022 but returned from break with disappointing run on Boxing Day, and his subsequent hurdling form was underwhelming; returns from 173-day break on a good mark, but with quite a bit to prove.

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7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Concrete King

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Has very mixed record this season but ran well and looked the likely winner for a long way before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; just behind Mister Murchan) last month; 2lb lower today; can't rule out.

6/1

3rd

3

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Concrete King

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, prominent, challenging 4 out, led before 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when jinked left after 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 9325-7

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but started off in handicaps with two good runs towards end of last season (2m3f/2m4f) and made a satisfactory reappearance this month; has possibilities on today's chasing debut if that recent outing has brought him on.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Belgarum

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

His reduced mark appeals on last season's hurdle form but he's been unable to get competitive over fences this season and was pulled up at Exeter last time; major turnaround needed.

10/1

0

15

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Belgarum

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not yet competitive in handicap chases at 2m4f, 2m2f and over C&D (finished remote third to Time To Bite); up against it from out of the weights.

20/1

3rd

8

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Belgarum

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Nine-race maiden; placed a couple of times over hurdles (2m1f/2m3f) but he's weakened in his two chase runs this autumn; still early days in this sphere and mark is falling but he needs to raise his game significantly.

10/1

Form: 78-8

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Placed in slow-ground Irish point last December; unable to land a telling blow in three novice/maiden hurdles in February-May (2m-2m4f) but is likely to be much more competitive in low-grade handicap chases at some stage; market may guide.

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7th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:50 Catterick

Invictus Allen

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Left disappointing chase/handicap debut a long way behind when clear second to next-time-out winner at Ffos Las (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces); didn't appear to get home over 3m5f at Fakenham and remains capable of better; cheekpieces sported the last twice are removed.

3/1

4th

8

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Invictus Allen

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Unexposed after only five rules starts and left disappointing chase/handicap debut a long way behind when clear second to next-time-out winner at Ffos Las (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; moves up in trip again here and could still have a lot more to offer.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £477.00
Straight Forecast £442.60
Tricast £3546.90
Trifecta £3595.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

King Of The Story

SPOTLIGHT:

Lock Out

POSTDATA:

Astroman

The Star:

Kraqueline

D Express:

Haston Clermont

Daily Mirror:

Lock Out

The Times:

King Of The Story

Daily Record:

King Of The Story

Telegraph:

Astroman