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15:10 Ascot

Good To Soft

All Seasons Scaffolding Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £16186.26
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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All Seasons Scaffolding Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: /4596-

Last run: 257 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent and well beaten on final three runs last term, but he won at Carlisle on his 2021-22 reappearance and did well to finish fourth there on last season's comeback having made a bad early blunder; first time out could be the time to catch him and his trainer is in excellent form; all rules starts on soft/heavy but point win came on good to yielding.

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3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Hold That Taught

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Hasn't threatened when tackling similar trips to this in the past but he won over Carlisle's stiff 3m2f in October 2021 and has been in rude health this season with 3m wins at Ascot (good) and Bangor (heavy); well worth another go at this sort of distance and could be a key player.

13/2

8

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Hold That Taught

11st 5lb

T: Venetia Williams

1st

5

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Hold That Taught

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Venetia Williams

Never really got going last season but exploited some help from the handicapper when keeping on well to score at Ascot (3m, good) three weeks ago; subsequent 3lb rise does not look excessive and today's slower ground will also suit; good chance.

9/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 468-92 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back 11 races to October 2021 but he's dropped down the weights and returned from a break with an encouraging second at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month; today's forecast better ground may well be a positive and he could be a contender.

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5th

19

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Tea Clipper

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Tom Lacey

Given the level of form he was showing in good handicaps earlier this season he's been bitterly disappointing in two hunter chases, coming up short at odds of 4-9 and 2-11 (latterly behind Captain Tommy); has been wearing these aids separately and now they're combined, but he remains unconvincing.

20/1

3rd

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:20 Ludlow

Tea Clipper

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Tom Lacey

Ran well in three strong handicap chases before suffering a surprise odds-on defeat on his hunter chase debut at Warwick, where he appeared to have it in the bag before either idling or tiring late on (3m, soft); that was very much a missed opportunity but he's still the one to beat here; first-time tongue-tie replaces cheekpieces.

2/7

2nd

9

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Tea Clipper

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Tom Lacey

Stuck on a losing run but he's returned in good form after a break with placed efforts in 3m handicaps at good tracks, two of them Class 2 affairs; this looks a gilt-edged opening in his first hunter chase.

4/6

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5/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 22/71-

Last run: 279 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Hasn't had much racing in recent seasons but he won at Wincanton (3m1f, good; also effective on good to soft) when last seen in February and he goes well fresh; could play a leading role on this return.

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3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Switch Hitter

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, bumped 1st, dropped to rear 12th, pulled up before 5 out

8/1

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Switch Hitter

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Ran respectably in two 3m events at Ascot towards the end of last year, fifth of ten in valuable contest on second occasion; requires more if he's to return to winning ways but drying ground would help his cause (all successes on good).

15/2

Form: P3P-P3 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in three of his last five starts and not one to rely upon heavily, but he was a creditable third at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month when back from a break; capable of having a say if on another going day; cheekpieces go back on (worn once in France in 2018, when well beaten).

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1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Emir Sacree

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful chaser at best but he's been inconsistent since his last win and was tailed off at Kempton (3m, soft) in his last run in February; mark is falling but he's in the veteran stage now and others are more convincing.

9/1

6th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Fairly useful but has shown inconsistent form since last win and sometimes jumps left, including when modest fourth at Ascot 11 weeks ago; opposed kept to right-handed course.

12/1

4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:10 Ascot

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Pulled up in three of his last five starts and not one to rely upon heavily, but he was a creditable third at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month when back from a break; capable of having a say if on another going day; cheekpieces go back on (worn once in France in 2018, when well beaten).

8/1

Form: 2463-P

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

On a handy mark judged on last season's best efforts for Neil Mulholland and market check advised on second start back with this yard, but he was pulled up at Chepstow last month and has to leave that miles behind.

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5th

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Planned Paradise

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Well treated on last season's best form for Neil Mulholland; things are likely to click again at some point and he's one to watch in the betting, but he's yet to shine this term and a revival is very much needed.

14/1

Form: 40-282 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

10yo who returned to form on his second start back from a break when runner-up at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) recently, finishing behind a progressive winner; on the shortlist despite going back up 2lb.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when runner-up over 3m1f here last month and followed that with a sterling effort under top weight back chasing over 2m3f (the winner Fame And Fun runs 1.30); this is more his trip but he faces another big ask under a welter burden.

9/1

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when a 10l second here last time and debatable what he achieved with only three getting round; had been struggling over fences so, despite his good course record, it's hard to be confident.

3/1

2nd

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

I See You Well

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, went second after 4 out, no chance with winner before 2 out

8/1

Form: 112P-2 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Took well to chasing last season (two wins; good/good to soft) and he reappeared with a neck second at Exeter (3m, good) last month; could continue to progress and he's respected in first-time cheekpieces.

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1st

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Manothepeople

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on two of his four appearances this season, more recently at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in early February; not yet fully exposed over fences and has a fighting chance here.

8/1

2nd

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Manothepeople

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 2m7f/3m2f chases at Chepstow last season; just failed to get up on his reappearance at Exeter (3m, good) before unseating early at Ascot; never got involved at Doncaster last month but in a deep race and this isn't so demanding; fine on all ground.

6/1

Form: 52P-5F

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

His form can be up and down but he was keeping on well in a share of second when falling at the final fence over C&D (soft) last time; also effective on good/good to soft; could be bang there granted a clear round.

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3rd

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Unanswered Prayers

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

First and second in novice hurdles at this track; sole win in nine races over fences came at the first attempt (November 2022) but he's shown enough this term to be given a squeak on this second run since wind surgery and going beyond 3m for the first time looks worth a go.

13/2

6th

11

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Unanswered Prayers

10st 4lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Stablemate of Lord Baddesley; well below par in the C&D event won by Tweed Skirt two months ago but subsequent wind surgery may prompt a better effort and his yard is in good form.

12/1

5th

10

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Unanswered Prayers

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, led, headed 4 out, outpaced and lost position before 3 out, soon weakened

12/1

Form: 55-5P6 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won his first two chase starts towards the end of last year; has dropped below his last winning mark and he didn't run badly when sixth at Exeter (3m, good to soft) a fortnight ago, but needs something extra here.

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7th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Hidden Heroics

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dug deep to win off today's mark at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) in December but two lesser efforts have followed, and he's too inconsistent to rely upon nowadays; chance probably depends on refitted cheekpieces perking him up.

10/1

10

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Hidden Heroics

10st 7lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Dug deep to win at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) in December but didn't fire at Kempton later that month and has become unreliable; overlooked by Harry Skelton today and not the most obvious answer.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £161.00
Straight Forecast £164.00
Tricast £1254.40
Trifecta £1579.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Tea Clipper

LAMBOURN:

Emir Sacree

SPOTLIGHT:

Hold That Taught

TOPSPEED:

Planned Paradise

WEST COUNTRY:

Manothepeople

Daily Mirror:

Unanswered Prayers

The Guardian:

Hold That Taught

POSTDATA:

Tea Clipper

The Times:

Tea Clipper

Telegraph:

Tea Clipper

The Sun:

Tea Clipper

Daily Record:

Tea Clipper

Daily Mail:

Emir Sacree

D Express:

Emir Sacree

The Star:

Emir Sacree