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13:05 Chepstow

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  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: /648-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Some long absences have punctuated his career and he's never quite hit the heights his bumper form promised; took advantage of a drop in the weights to make a winning reappearance (second chase start) at Huntingdon 19 days ago and today's slower conditions are in his favour; 5lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

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3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:38 Newcastle

Mr Grey Sky

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, not fluent 8th, headed 3 out, lost ground approaching last, weakened run-in, lost second final strides

4/1

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25/1

  • Place: £12.00

Form: 2/31-5 D

Last run: 186 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott in May 2022 (2m, good), matching his peak RPR in the process; well beaten at Ffos Las in May on his stable debut; suspicion he'll need marked improvement for fences if he's to defy this mark.

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7th

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-Irish 6yo; well beaten over hurdles on stable debut in May but, following a break, made good start to chasing career when clear second over C&D (soft) last month; nudged up only 1lb for that and will be a very tough nut to crack if in similar form.

7/2

2nd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott in May 2022 (2m, good), matching his peak RPR in the process; well beaten at Ffos Las in May on his stable debut; suspicion he'll need marked improvement for fences if he's to defy this mark.

25/1

Form: 2775-F BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

He hasn't progressed from his winning hurdle debut in March 2022 (2m4f, soft) but he was sent off the 2-1 favourite for his chase debut at Huntingdon 19 days ago, only to fall two out when close up in second; didn't look to be going as well as the reopposing Mr Grey Sky though and he could prove vulnerable once more.

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4th

4

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

New Found Fame

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

towards rear but in touch with leaders, some headway before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

8/1

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

New Found Fame

11st 5lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

His jumping has been holding him back over fences this season but he has produced some fair performances; he may be able to improve upon those efforts now back hurdling and he's on a handy mark; won on debut in novice hurdle (2m4f, soft) in March 2022 and he's lightly raced for his age.

11/2

2nd

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

13:37 Sedgefield

New Found Fame

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

led, jumped right on occasions

100/30

Form: U1102- D BF

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Unseated rider at the first hurdle on his racecourse debut one year ago; went on to win his next two starts in juvenile hurdles before finishing down the field in the Fred Winter; beaten a neck here when last seen in April; had wind surgery prior to this reappearance/chase debut and wears a tongue-strap for the first time; interesting in receipt of his 4yo allowance.

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4th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

13:00 Wincanton

Romancero Le Dun

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

in touch with leaders, outpaced 4 out, slow jump 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

11/2

4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Romancero Le Dun

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Unseated rider at the first hurdle on his racecourse debut one year ago; went on to win his next two starts in juvenile hurdles before finishing down the field in the Fred Winter; beaten a neck here when last seen in April; had wind surgery prior to this reappearance/chase debut and wears a tongue-strap for the first time; interesting in receipt of his 4yo allowance.

5/1

2nd

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:45 Chepstow

Romancero Le Dun

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Dual hurdle winner against own age-group this season, latterly at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; found Cheltenham Festival handicap too hot last month but is back in much calmer waters here and commands respect.

6/5

Form: U491-2 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Both hurdle wins came on good ground but he handles it slower; form of his stable/chase debut second is nothing out of the ordinary; new headgear now tried.

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4th

12

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Iron Heart

10st 13lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Peter Bowen

Runner-up over fences on stable debut last September but three heavy defeats have followed, the latest over hurdles this month; drying ground might aid his cause but he has too much to prove; swaps blinkers for first-time visor here; tongue-tie removed.

40/1

8th

7

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Iron Heart

11st 2lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Peter Bowen

A fair 2m3f hurdles winner for David Pipe in 2022 but his form has nosedived in three runs over fences for his current yard this term, pulled up at Ludlow last time; reverts to hurdles with something to prove.

14/1

Form: /2315- C BF

Last run: 249 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Positives include a bumper and hurdle win at this track and a proven ability on soft ground; absent since a modest hurdle run at Taunton in March but he has gone well fresh in the past and he's a half-brother to a useful chaser; still has some potential.

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3rd

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Libberty Hunter

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

He was receiving 11lb from Matata when beating that rival by only a length in a Cheltenham handicap on New Year's Day (2m, heavy) but bettered that form to finish a clear second in the Grand Annual (soft; third favourite); has earned his right to a crack at this level but is perhaps relying on the market leaders being off their game if he's to win.

10/1

2nd

10

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Libberty Hunter

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Bumper/hurdle winner who has won both completed starts over fences, latterly a 2m handicap on the New Course here (heavy) on New Year's Day; lacks the chase experience of most of these but the upside of his lightly raced profile is that there could be plenty more to come from him.

5/1

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

12:55 Cheltenham

Libberty Hunter

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Bumper/hurdle winner who was going well when falling three out on his chase debut at Chepstow (2m, soft) in November, and made amends at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) a fortnight ago; 10lb higher in a better race here but did it very easily last time and he could have lots more left in the tank.

3/1

Form: 58U-5P D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Two hurdle wins in France; 22-1 and pulled up in the race won by Mr Grey Sky at Huntingdon on his stable debut/reappearance 19 days ago; slower ground will help but he's not easily recommended.

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2

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Orange Diamond

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Won two hurdles in France in 2022; pulled up on his first four starts for this trainer (all chases); was in the process of running a better race when falling two out in a Hereford handicap chase (2m5f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) latest; up 5lb for this return to hurdles; more needed.

11/2

5

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Orange Diamond

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

in touch with leaders

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £768.00
Straight Forecast £711.20
Trifecta £3572.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Grey Sky

The Times:

Romancero Le Dun

D Express:

New Found Fame

The Star:

Libberty Hunter

The Sun:

Romancero Le Dun

RP RATINGS:

Mr Grey Sky

TOPSPEED:

Mr Grey Sky

POSTDATA:

Mr Grey Sky

WEST COUNTRY:

Mr Grey Sky

Telegraph:

Mr Grey Sky

The Guardian:

Mr Grey Sky

Daily Mail:

Mr Grey Sky

Daily Mirror:

Mr Grey Sky

Daily Record:

Mr Grey Sky