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15:30 Stratford

Soft

J.H. Rowe Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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J.H. Rowe Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 6-P723

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won off 4lb higher at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in December 2021 but that is his sole success from 22 starts; two respectable efforts since returning from a break this autumn but others are more persuasive.

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1

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Guguss Collonges

11st 12lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Roger Teal

Two chase wins at 2m7f in November (soft and good to soft) but he's run poorly on heavy on two most recent starts over fences and now returns to hurdles; further rain unwelcome but place prospects anyway.

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 14P63-

Last run: 191 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Rallied well to reel in flagging leader on chasing debut at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last December but didn't go on from that in four subsequent runs; ended last season with a fair third at Ffos Las but needs to find more on his return and not sure this drop back in trip is ideal; headgear removed.

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3rd

6

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Pilot Show

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

Plenty of short-priced defeats to go with his sole win but his two C&D seconds in recent times give him claims, with any rain likely to work in his favour; goes on the shortlist.

7/2

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Pilot Show

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

Versatile ground-wise; form dipped sharply the last twice, following a string of consistent efforts; clear second off this mark over C&D in November and has possibilities granted a rebound.

7/1

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3222-3 BF

Last run: 176 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

0-11 under rules but he has form figures of 2223 since switched to fences and that latest third was behind a major improver at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in May; looks interesting off 2lb lower on his return and yard is in good form.

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2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

Ballybeen

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Yet to register a victory but he was in very good nick until coming in a below-par third of four in 2m4f Plumpton handicap chase 34 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back.

5/2

3rd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Ballybeen

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Reliable maiden; just unfortunate he's run up against improving chasers on last two starts, when front-running at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, good); bold bid likely but again faces up-and-coming rivals.

4/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Ballybeen

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Now 0-13 but regularly knocks on the door and he only narrowly failed to make all at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) a month ago when ridden by Dylan Johnston; coped well with the rise in grade there (to a Class 3 from Class 5) and has a big chance here.

3/1

Form: 212321 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

No win in 17 starts over hurdles but he made it 2-9 over fences when scoring at Bangor (3m, soft) last month; 6lb higher on this drop back in trip but he travelled strongly last time and his first chase win came over C&D in August; key player.

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3rd

4

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:05 Leicester

Justshortofabubble

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Three chase wins this season, the latest gained at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) last month; held narrow advantage before penultimate-fence fall at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) 16 days ago and might still be improving; not yet proven on heavy ground but handles soft well; respected.

2/1

Form: -53851 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 15th attempt in a novice chase here (2m3f, good; tongue-tie added) last month; that was only his fifth chase run but he's 7lb higher from out of the weights and stamina to prove at this trip.

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8

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Martalmixjac

11st 1lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

midfield

11/2

1st

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:05 Leicester

Martalmixjac

11st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, led 2nd, headed when not fluent 2 out, rallied when ridden last, soon led again, kept on well run-in

5/4

Form: PF0P-5 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won off 8lb higher at Plumpton (3m1f, good) in January 2022 but he's struggled in five runs since then and was tailed off at Fontwell on his return last month; plenty to prove.

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0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Putdecashonthedash

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Keiran Burke

Defied a 17lb higher mark nearly two years ago but has shown precious little in the meantime.

16/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Putdecashonthedash

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Has dropped to a mark 12lb lower than when winning at Plumpton in January 2022 but this 10yo has struggled subsequently.

50/1

Form: 23-

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner who was a promising second on her hurdling debut at Southwell (2m, good to soft) in March but she was disappointing the following month; still very lightly raced and now makes her handicap/chase debut but has a bit to prove after seven months off; market should guide.

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4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:05 Ludlow

Another Day Out

12st 0lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

0-6 under rules; best effort this term when second at Sandown (2m4f) behind a mare who won at Cheltenham last week; strong chance if back to that form.

20/1

Form: 5134P5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at Worcester (2m, good) in May but things have not gone well in his last three runs including a remote fifth of six on his chase debut at Exeter (2m3f) last month; dropped another 4lb but he has plenty to prove at this new trip and his best form has come on fast ground.

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2nd

3

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Hobie

11st 8lb

J: James Martin

T: David Dennis

Made underwhelming start to chasing career last season but was very well suited by return to good ground and ran big race in defeat at Taunton (2m5f, good) last month; obvious contender if in similar form over new trip here.

3/1

2nd

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Hobie

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Won a weak Worcester maiden hurdle last summer but fairly forgettable since then, including two poor runs over fences.

20/1

Form: P8331-

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Made inauspicious start to chasing career last winter but he got his act together with cheekpieces added when scoring at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in March; up 4lb but he still has potential in this sphere, even with the aids removed. and is respected back up in trip on his return;

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4th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Jack Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Exploited some help from the handicapper when scoring at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month and was second there off today's mark ten days ago; may not be ideally suited by the quicker ground here but still considered.

7/2

2nd

4

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Jack Doyen

11st 3lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Going okay when falling at Leicester and made amends here two weeks ago (2m5f, soft), overcoming early mistakes to win well in the end; 5lb rise isn't the end of the world provided he can sharpen up his act on the jumping front.

5/2

1st

7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Jack Doyen

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Inconsistent but he ran well when third of four at Leicester (2m6f, heavy) last month, when not quite seeing it out, and was bang there when falling three out there (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; could be involved.

13/2

Form: 685-P5

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Sole win under rules (20 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; has dropped a long way in the weights but he's been out of sorts in the last 12 months and needs new headgear to make a big difference.

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10

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Stratford

Unai

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Sole win under rules (20 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; has dropped a long way in the weights but he's been out of sorts in the last 12 months and needs new headgear to make a big difference.

33/1

5th

8

8th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Unai

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Sole win under rules (19 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; way down the weights, as his return to racing under rules (last five starts) has not gone well; off since May.

20/1

6

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Unai

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Well beaten on all four starts since returned to racing under rules in the autumn; ran well to a point at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) last month and this return to good ground will suit, but claims are not compelling.

12/1

Form: 37238-

Last run: 189 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 29 starts was in a maiden hurdle in July 2021; runner-up at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft) in March but he didn't go on from that in his final two runs last season; 5lb out of the weights on return from a break.

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8th

13

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Voice Of Hope

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

always behind

33/1

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Voice Of Hope

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Able to race off his true mark when placed a couple of times a year ago, which isn't the case here; attempt at front-running quickly floundered last time and he's not easy to recommend.

16/1

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Exacta £773.00
Straight Forecast £759.00
Tricast £2769.40
Trifecta £4277.00

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The Star:

Justshortofabubble

Daily Mail:

Ballybeen

Telegraph:

Another Day Out

POSTDATA:

Guguss Collonges

WEST COUNTRY:

Putdecashonthedash

Daily Record:

Justshortofabubble

D Express:

Ballybeen

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