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13:20 Lingfield

Good To Soft

At The Races App Form Study Handicap Chase

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  • 2m 7f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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At The Races App Form Study Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 5324-2

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two of his three chases, more recently behind Safe Destination on last month's seasonal debut at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft); won't mind if the ground is softer here and still has low mileage; major player.

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

5th

2

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Kap Chidley

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

0-7 over fences but ran quite well when third at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) last month and is now 6lb lower than when second over C&D (good to soft) in October; must be considered.

11/2

3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Kap Chidley

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kicked off this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f; good to soft) but modest efforts the last twice on either side of wind surgery and ground this testing is a worry.

4/1

Form: 21148- D

Last run: 194 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row in March (2m7f/3m5f) and is versatile regarding ground; not seen since a poor run in April but ran well when fresh last season; could have a say.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Le Tueur

10st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sarah Humphrey

Came good for Sarah Humphrey with two wins in March, the latter gained in small-field C&D event (soft); now 2lb below that mark and both his 3m runs here last month were respectable; probably won't be far way.

10/1

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

12:45 Fakenham

Le Tueur

11st 10lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Sarah Humphrey

led narrowly, headed and raced in second 4th, not fluent 6th, pushed along 4 out, mistake and lost second 3 out, outpaced 2 out, kept on approaching last, no extra run-in

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 4245-5 D

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Not one to rely upon heavily and not seen since some below-par runs in the spring but went close off 5lb higher over C&D (good) in February and is also suited by soft ground; can't be ruled out.

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

4th

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Felton Bellevue

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Consistent 9yo who kept on best to score at Southwell (3m, soft) last month and is now 3-19 over fences; recent 3lb rise is not excessive and he's likely to be on the premises again.

6/1

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Felton Bellevue

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Hasn't won since February 2022, but mainly sound efforts this season notably when second over C&D last month (good to soft); should go well again.

7/2

Form: 12124/ C BF

Last run: 590 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner (once here) in 2021-22 season (2m7f/3m) but this chasing debut comes after a 590-day absence, so it's probably wise to wait for some encouraging signals from the betting.

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

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Malinas Island

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned from a long absence with a fair fourth on his chase debut over C&D (good to soft) in November; has had some more time off since but he runs off his last winning hurdle mark today and he's also effective on soft ground; not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 64321-

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed over C&D (good) in February and opened account with wide-margin success in three-runner contest at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in April; it's hard to assess what that winning form is worth but, nevertheless, he's one to consider.

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

7th

14

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Delgany Monarch

10st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Beat his only two rivals very easily here last April (soft) and seen only three times since; travelled well for a long way in Born At Midnight's race here last month but raced a bit too freely and, after looking dangerous before two out, weakened late on to be 10l off the winner; has a record of 1-17 but the ability is there to threaten off this mark.

20/1

3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Delgany Monarch

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

took keen hold, held up in rear, in touch with leaders 6th, led going easily 11th, pushed along when headed 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened gradually and lost second run-in

14/1

0

6

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Delgany Monarch

11st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Made it fourth-time lucky over fences when making all at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in April; however, beat just two rivals that day and was only sixth on last month's return.

8/1

Form: 664-P1 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on chasing debut in May but returned from break with clearcut success at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft; well backed) last month; can probably improve again and commands respect.

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

5th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Safe Destination

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-6 over fences, the wins gained over 3m on good to soft ground at Uttoxeter and Ludlow; current mark is workable but he's wildly inconsistent, and it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

8/1

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:00 Huntingdon

Safe Destination

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

disputed lead, lost position but in touch with leaders after 3rd, lost ground before 6th, towards rear with one circuit to go

7/2

Form: -67245

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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

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

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: /FUP2-

Last run: 226 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but seemed to have benefited from a wind op when keeping-on second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in March; had another wind op during subsequent 226-day break; a possible if he takes well to chasing.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Percy Veering

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Kim Bailey

Successful in three attempts over fences late last year, winning on soft ground at Warwick, Ffos Las and Exeter, but was a spent force when taking a tired fall at Wincanton (3m1f) early in the New Year; freshened up and drops back in distance, but does sit 18lb higher than when the winning run commenced.

5/1

0

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Percy Veering

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has gone 3-3 since further wind surgery and just kept on galloping when beating Caeruleum by just under 5l at Exeter (3m, soft); a further 6lb rise equates to a 19lb hike in all for that hat-trick but he's likeable.

9/4

Abandoned

Form: 753F3-

Last run: 200 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to heavy-ground win in 2020 but quite lightly raced in the meantime and ended last season with a pretty good third at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft); contender if in similar form after break.

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

6th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Eurkash

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

in touch with leaders on inner, weakened before 3 out

16/1

0

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Eurkash

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

4th

7

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Eurkash

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Went down fighting when close second at Warwick (2m4f, soft) last month, after a break, and can be excused for finding 3m on heavy ground too taxing last time (first run in cheekpieces); however he remains without a win since 2020 and others appeal more.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 34PP0-

Last run: 189 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three consecutive chases when fitted with cheekpieces at start of this year but his form nosedived at the end of last season and he needs to have been refreshed by a six-month break; 5lb out of the weights.

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

0

9

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Dysania

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Peter Bowen

midfield

14/1

Form: -3PPP4 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way before weakening into fourth at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in September but is effectively 3lb higher from further out of the weights here and has become very unreliable.

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

8th

9

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Auld Sod

10st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Cynthia Woods

Ran well from the front before weakening in a 2m5f handicap chase last time but he's now 2-49 overall and 10lb out of the weights here.

33/1

4th

6

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:10 Fontwell

Auld Sod

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

Proved he retains a modicum of ability when 40-1 third here (3m2f, good to soft) in May but was pulled up on all three subsequent appearances; 3lb wrong today; too risky.

20/1

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Verdict

Safe Destination drew 4l clear of KAP CHIDLEY on the run-in at Uttoxeter last month but the pair had a good battle in the home straight and 5lb swing in the weights might be enough to enable Tim Vaughan’s runner to gain revenge. Eurkash ended last season with a good effort and is next on the list.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Safe Destination

SPOTLIGHT:

Kap Chidley

D Express:

Percy Veering

Telegraph:

Le Tueur

RP RATINGS:

Kap Chidley

The Times:

Kap Chidley

The Guardian:

Kap Chidley

Daily Mirror:

Kap Chidley

WEST COUNTRY:

Safe Destination

Daily Mail:

Safe Destination

The Sun:

Safe Destination

The Star:

Safe Destination

Daily Record:

Safe Destination