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16:08 Wetherby

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bet365 Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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bet365 Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 41313-

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Progressive in blinkers last term, with wins at Hereford (2m5f, soft) and Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft), and again ran well when third of 15 over this C&D (good to soft) in April; he could still have more to offer but didn't quite see out the trip last time and cheekpieces replace the blinkers today.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Uttoxeter

Not Sure

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

His form at 3m this season reads fine and he was out of the weights when tailed off in the Welsh National, after which he made the frame in another marathon at Lingfield; probably handicapped about right but should go well.

3/1

3rd

12

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Not Sure

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Improvement when winning on reappearance at Wetherby (3m, soft) then good third behind Animal at Sandown (3m, soft); ran well for long way in ultra-attritional Welsh National over Christmas (3m6f, heavy; well-beaten fourth) and this progressive 8yo could go well if that hard race hasn't left a mark.

6/1

4th

22

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Not Sure

9st 4lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Scored in good style at Wetherby last month and creditable third at Sandown (again 3m on soft) 19 days ago; going beyond 3m (first time today) may well suit him but position 12lb out of the handicap makes for a very stiff task.

33/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 12/31/ D

Last run: 701 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground maiden hurdle winner who looked progressive when winning off this mark at Sandown (3m, good) in December 2021 in his second chase; absent since (wind op in interim) and it remains to be seen how much ability he retains, but he returns with yard in good form and the market could guide.

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3rd

11

25th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:35 Haydock

Bali Body

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won at Sandown (3m, good) in December 2021 on second chase start and then absent until three weeks ago, when staying on for a good second at Wetherby (3m, soft); that was a very pleasing comeback from this lightly raced 8yo and he could take a step forward today; on the shortlist.

9/1

2nd

1

4th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:08 Wetherby

Bali Body

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Soft-ground maiden hurdle winner who looked progressive when winning off this mark at Sandown (3m, good) in December 2021 in his second chase; absent since (wind op in interim) and it remains to be seen how much ability he retains, but he returns with yard in good form and the market could guide.

9/1

Form: 53PP-2

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced point runner-up who returned to form when runner-up at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) three weeks ago on his chase/seasonal debut; deserves extra credit for that performance given he made mistakes, and he has obvious scope to improve if minimising the errors.

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3rd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Snowy Evening

12st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

led

5/2

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Snowy Evening

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in his first two chases (on soft) and looked much more assured over the fences when drawing 19l clear at Doncaster (3m2f, good) in December to register his first win; not disgraced at Newcastle on latest outing but this is quite a rethink over his trip and he also has cheekpieces (tried on final start last term, pulled up) reinstated.

5/1

4th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Snowy Evening

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders on inner

9/4

Form: 7F35-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent last season and well-beaten fourth of five on last month's reappearance at Kelso; however, he may have needed that latest run and is 3lb lower than when winning at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last November on his second outing of that season; not ruled out.

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5th

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Camp Belan

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Consistent sort who won by 1l from Heritier De Sivola at Ayr (3m, soft) in February, then beaten a head by that rival at Hexham (3m, heavy) last time; edging up the weights but every chance he'll again be thereabouts.

15/2

2nd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Largely consistent 8yo who was too strong for dual subsequent winner Heritier De Sivola when scoring in second-time blinkers at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; meets that rival on 13lb better terms here (if Joe Williamson's reduced claim is considered) but Philip Kirby's runner has undoubtedly shown major improvement in the meantime.

7/2

1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Just 1-16 over fences but ended last year with some pretty good efforts on slow ground, the latest in first-time blinkers; eased in grade here and will probably be on the premises again.

8/1

Form: 5441-P D

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap hurdle debut at Haydock (3m, good to soft) in April and jockey felt there was something amiss when he was pulled up at Market Rasen in May; this very lightly raced point winner could relish the switch to fences if the ground isn't an issue (unproven on soft/heavy); tongue-tie added.

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4th

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Some Scope

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who won two of his first three chases before running big race in defeat in Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f, soft) last month; drier ground will be in his favour here and he probably still has more to offer.

3/1

2nd

12

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Some Scope

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who came from a long way off the pace before drawing clear to win comfortably by over 7l here (3m, good) in January and is now 2-3 over fences; 10lb higher in a much stronger race today and may not be ideally suited by the slower ground, but still needs to be taken very seriously.

3/1

6

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Some Scope

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Won with something to spare at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft; second chase attempt) two months ago and looks open to further improvement in this sphere; has low mileage; respected up 5lb.

2/1

Form: 232UP-

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Below par on final two runs last season but a break may have helped and he's on a competitive mark judged on his second-place finishes last winter over C&D (soft) and at Catterick (3m1f, soft); not ruled out.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Conquredalofeurope

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Battled on well to win small-field Catterick chase (3m1f, heavy) off today's mark in January but looked out of sorts on both subsequent starts over fences; swaps blinkers for first-time visor on this first hurdling start since 2021; others look much less risky.

12/1

6th

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Conquredalofeurope

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but pressed leader 2nd, lost position 10th, reminders before 11th, lost touch 13th, struggling when mistake 3 out

8/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 5th, struggling and detached 11th

3/1

Form: 541P3- D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Two-time bumper winner (including on heavy) who won a novice handicap hurdle at Doncaster (3m, good) in March; he needs to improve upon his hurdle form if he's to make a winning debut over fences but his smart dam was a better chaser than hurdler and this 6yo brings potential for his good yard.

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6th

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Ernest Gray

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Just his second run over fences when winning over C&D (good to soft) in January and probably better again in defeat last time at Doncaster (soft) when tried in the visor; races prominently and should be bang there.

5/2

2nd

2

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Ernest Gray

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Justified favouritism at Southwell (3m) in January on second chase attempt, adding to his bumper/hurdle wins; heavy defeat at Kempton last time, which strengthens concerns about him on testing ground but connections also decide now to reach for headgear.

9/2

Form: 51538- D

Last run: 190 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

10yo who had a patchy campaign last season but he's just 1lb higher than when winning at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) last December and his trainer's horses often go well fresh; not discounted on reappearance.

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11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Rath An Iuir

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

The new visor (kept since, replacing cheekpieces) worked a treat when he won at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) over Christmas for the second year running; he hasn't sparked that often in the last two years, though, showing little on latest outing; beaten just over 20l when sixth and fifth in the last two Eiders, so others look more solid.

14/1

5th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Rath An Iuir

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: Rose Dobbin

The new visor worked a treat when winning a 3m2f handicap at Kelso (heavy) over Christmas for the second year running; 4lb rise won't prevent another bold show if he's as good again (not guaranteed).

11/4

1st

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Rath An Iuir

11st 8lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Rose Dobbin

Behind Camp Belan and soundly beaten on last month's seasonal debut but now 2lb lower than when winning this race a year ago (heavy) and has obvious claims if back on song; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor.

11/2

Form: 5545-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 3m point winner who ran his best yet under rules when staying on for third at Hexham (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his reappearance and second chase start; today's step up in trip could be a major plus and he's firmly in calculations.

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4th

4

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

OConnell

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

towards rear

9/2

2nd

3

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

OConnell

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sue Smith

Quirky sort but he got off the mark in this sphere at Market Rasen (3m) in December and posted another good effort when runner-up in 2m7f Leicester handicap following month; that form is working out well so he merits serious consideration off the same mark.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £1092.00
Straight Forecast £1073.90
Tricast £4732.90
Trifecta £3315.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Snowy Evening

SPOTLIGHT:

Some Scope

The Guardian:

Not Sure

Telegraph:

Ernest Gray

TOPSPEED:

Bretney

WEST COUNTRY:

Some Scope

The Times:

Some Scope

POSTDATA:

Snowy Evening

Daily Mail:

Snowy Evening

D Express:

Snowy Evening

Daily Mirror:

Snowy Evening

The Sun:

Snowy Evening

Daily Record:

Not Sure