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Soft

‘Chairman’ Colin Baldwin Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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‘Chairman’ Colin Baldwin Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 7115-5

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in fifth on final two outings in March/May (2m/2m4f); however, a break may have helped and he won two in a row early in the year (2m/2m1f, good to soft); his pedigree suggests he'll be suited by today's trip and this 7yo retains potential for his good southern stable.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Grandeur DAme

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, prominent from 3rd, weakened 4 out, pulled up 3 out

7/2

0

11

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Grandeur DAme

10st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

led, mistake and unseated 1st

10/1

4th

9

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Grandeur DAme

10st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Sole run here was in a bumper (runner-up); something of a bumpy road since he was sent over fences last term but he's now won three of his seven chases and left his five rivals 25l and more behind in handicap at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) four weeks ago, impressing with his jumping once he went on at the fifth; 11lb higher today (3lb out of the handicap) in a much better race but has to be considered given the extreme ease of that win.

16/1

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5/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 44243- C

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

His wins have come over shorter and he wasn't at his best on his final two starts last season; however, this trip appears to be within range and he's dropped to a handy mark; this two-time course winner (hurdles/fences) can go well fresh and it will be no surprise if he's firmly involved.

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

3rd

6

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Cornerstone Lad

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Showed some spark when second of four here (2m, heavy) in February and continues to drop down the weights; however, this 10yo has a regressive profile and hasn't built on that runner-up finish on his two starts since; has never won over a trip this far.

9/1

3rd

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Cornerstone Lad

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

led, headed 4th, pushed along 3 out, outpaced and lost second 2 out, weakened last, no match for first two

6/4

Form: 458-15 D

Last run: 139 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Below best at Cartmel (2m5f, good to soft) in July when last seen but won there (2m5f, good) in May and he's versatile ground-wise; has a good record when fresh and he could play a leading role on this return.

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4th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Ubetya

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Chase form has gone pear-shaped since his 2m5f win last spring; failed to revive on the return to hurdles last time; drops back in grade but is badly out of sorts and unproven at this trip.

20/1

7th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

Ubetya

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Runs off a mark 4lb lower than when winning over fences at Cartmel last May and has had jumping issues when struggling in chases on his last three starts, so this return to hurdling is worth a go; showed promise in this sphere early in career but there's a major doubt regarding his current form.

25/1

Form: 2408-0 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Struggled over hurdles on final run last season and same story on reappearance in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree three weeks ago; has something to prove but he may have needed that latest outing and this 2m5f soft-ground course winner has dropped back down to an enticing mark; not ruled out.

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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Erne River

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Back to form in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) to win six-runner handicap at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and solid fifth of 18 in Great Yorkshire Chase there since; also effective on soft; however, needs to build on those latest efforts to win this and Doncaster brings out the best in him.

20/1

Form: 222-49

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

16-race maiden (0-14 over fences) whose jumping can lack fluency; however, he finished runner-up six times in a row last season (2m3f-3m1f, soft/good to soft; including here) and ran pretty well at Cheltenham three weeks ago when back from a break; might not be far away in first-time blinkers.

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2nd

11

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Good Work

10st 7lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made it 0-21 when below form here and at Haydock on last two outings; has finished second no fewer than 11 times, including over 3m on heavy in December, and he's on a good mark if back on song.

10/1

4th

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Good Work

12st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made it 0-20 when below-par fourth at Uttoxeter a fortnight ago (2m4f, heavy; Nine Nine Nine third); however, he's finished second no fewer than 11 times, including over this C&D (heavy) last month, and he can be thereabouts if bouncing back from last time.

8/1

4th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Good Work

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Second six times in a row last season (2m3f-3m1f) and has found one too good again on his last two outings, taking his record to 0-19; no reason why he won't figure again but needs to prove he can get the job done.

6/1

Form: 1210-

Last run: 238 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in handicap hurdle at Newbury in March when last seen and she takes on proven chasers on this first run over fences; however, she was 2-4 over hurdles (2m4f/3m, good to soft/good) and connections waste little time in sending this unexposed point runner-up over fences; interesting.

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2nd

8

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Lets Go To Vegas

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Didn't take to fences on first two starts this season; 2-4 over hurdles last campaign, latterly with a 3m win here on handicap debut, and not discredited on return to hurdling four weeks ago considering that was over only 2m; needs a second look.

12/1

5th

3

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Lets Go To Vegas

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Hasn't taken to fences this season but she was 2-4 over hurdles last campaign and she's only 3lb higher than for the handicap success; on the downside, she has something to prove on ground this soft and all her form is at 2m4f+.

7/1

3rd

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

12:18 Wincanton

Lets Go To Vegas

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

2-4 over hurdles last season, the latter win in a Ludlow handicap (3m, good) in March; seemed to struggle with the heavy ground when pulled up on last month's seasonal/chase debut; can do much better on today's less testing surface and with that outing under her belt.

11/8

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Payout
Exacta £318.00
Straight Forecast £314.00
Trifecta £1602.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Cornerstone Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

Ubetya

D Express:

Lets Go To Vegas

POSTDATA:

Good Work

The Sun:

Erne River

Daily Record:

Lets Go To Vegas

The Times:

Ubetya

The Guardian:

Ubetya

TOPSPEED:

Cornerstone Lad

Telegraph:

Cornerstone Lad

Daily Mail:

Cornerstone Lad

Daily Mirror:

Cornerstone Lad