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15:15 Ascot

Good To Soft

Jim Barry Hurst Park Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £65037.5
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Jim Barry Hurst Park Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2123-1 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Has a record of 3-3 in handicap chases, including two notable wins over C&D, namely in this race last year (good) and the Byrne Group on reappearance (soft), latter by 4l; open to further progress and gives the impression he'll cope with this career-high mark; highly respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Boothill

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Won Grade 2 Wayward Lad Novices' Chase at Kempton last season and improved form on first two starts this term to win handicaps at Ascot (2m1f, soft/good); just behind the leaders when falling five out in Grade 2 handicap at Kempton last time out and this progressive 9yo is firmly in calculations.

15/8

0

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Boothill

11st 11lb

T: Harry Fry

took keen hold, towards rear, in touch with leaders when after 3rd, 3 lengths fourth when fell 5 out

7/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1127-5 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Second-season chaser who shaped better than the bare result here (behind Boothill and Saint Segal) on reappearance and should improve with the outing under his belt; scored twice last November then ran respectably over C&D in April; remains of interest.

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3rd

2

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

jumped slightly left throughout, raced in second

2/1

15

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Frere DArmes

10st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Strong-finishing second at Ascot (2m1f, good) in November but has flopped twice around 2m4f since, latterly in this headgear combination here; back down in trip; the stable's two other runners have more obvious claims.

25/1

6th

10

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Frere DArmes

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear

14/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: U11-21 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Comes here in a productive vein of form, with last four races resulting in form figures of 1121, latest at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft; led close home) eight days ago; improving chaser who has clear possibilities despite carrying a 5lb penalty.

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5th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Triple Trade

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had a good spell before Christmas with wins at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) and Ascot (2m3f, good), albeit presented with the latter race on a plate by the wayward runner-up; little to recommend him on subsequent soft-ground runs, though, including in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham, and just 1lb lower than for those two defeats.

20/1

8th

12

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Triple Trade

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Overhauled Calico late on over C&D (good to soft) in November and he was the one to profit from Harper's Brook pulling himself up in front at Ascot (2m3f, good) just before Christmas; looked in trouble a long way out and something presumably not right when a remote last of five finishers at Lingfield (2m, soft) in January; freshened up since and his overall profile in the last year or so is positive.

25/1

5th

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Triple Trade

10st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Would have been beaten by Saint Segal at Ascot (2m1f, good) in November but for that rival's final-fence fall (came third); however, he'd won at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) just eight days earlier and was back on the scoresheet at Ascot (2m3f, good) latest; progressive and could be in the mix.

5/1

Form: 2261-1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a Perth success (2m, good to soft) and followed up at Kempton (2m2f, good; first two clear) last month, taking his chase record to 4-8; climbing the weights and now back up in grade but could well improve further; shortlisted.

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1st

4

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Corrigeen Rock

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Raced mainly over shorter under rules (all wins on good/good to soft) but largely progressive and running on well into a good second of nine over C&D (no threat to the winner) last time suggested he has more to offer at the trip; considered.

7/1

2nd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Corrigeen Rock

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Raced mainly at shorter trips under rules; all wins on good/good to soft; largely progressive; respectable fourth at Ascot (2m1f) most recently but is held by Frere D'Armes on that form and this return to 2m4f presents a question mark.

7/1

4th

5

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Corrigeen Rock

10st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Ended last season with a Perth success (2m, good to soft) and followed up at Kempton (2m2f, good; first two clear) last month, taking his chase record to 4-8; climbing the weights and now back up in grade but could well improve further; shortlisted.

7/1

Form: 103-03 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Gamely made all in last season's Betfair Hurdle; kept to hurdles since, with mixed results; has form figures of 122 over fences, finishing 1l second to Boothill on much worse terms in Kempton Grade 2 on last attempt; fighting chance if that effort is repeated.

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6th

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, prominent

6/1

17th

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Aucunrisque

11st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Campaigned mostly at about 2m under rules; mixed results over hurdles/fences this season; landed a major handicap at Newbury last February but has something to prove over this new trip.

20/1

Form: 51F5-6 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of the Game Spirit and is attractively treated off current mark; finished behind a few of these rivals in C&D contest on seasonal debut (finished 20l sixth) but appeared to need the run; may fare a lot better with that outing under his belt.

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3rd

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Funambule Sivola

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Outsider in this contest for the last two years, flattered when second in 2022 (race fell apart) and early faller in 2023; following Boothill's late fall, he inherited a remote second behind Edwardstone at Newbury last month when bidding for a third Game Spirit success; has the worst chance judged on this season's form.

100/1

2nd

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Funambule Sivola

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has failed to threaten in handicaps on his four runs this season but was also below his best last term prior to a major revival when winning this race for the second consecutive year; four visits to Newbury have yielded three C&D wins (including on soft) and no surprise if he's bang there.

10/1

6th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Funambule Sivola

12st 0lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Landed this prize in 2022 and also has two subsequent Grade 2 chase wins on his CV; on the downgrade now but last month's Cheltenham third (2m, soft) was very respectable and today's faster ground will suit.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1401-6 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Northern chaser who is useful and scored three times last term, including a half-length defeat of Saint Segal at Doncaster; however, needs to leave his Kelso reappearance effort (last of six, beaten 48l) well behind.

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3rd

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Malystic

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Peter Niven

Three wins last season, including a competitive C&D race and a Premier Handicap at Ayr; slow to come to hand this term but got back in the groove with creditable third over C&D five weeks ago and is still on a workable mark after a 1lb nudge.

5/1

3rd

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Malystic

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Niven

Three wins last season, including this race and a Premier handicap at Ayr (2m, good); back on a good mark now but has not fired on any of three appearances this term and needs to get career back on track.

6/1

Form: 1124-3 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Chase form (five attempts) includes two wins and two notable placed efforts, 6l third to Boothill over C&D (soft) on seasonal debut latest; now gets a 7lb pull with that opponent and, still only a 5yo, promises to do better yet; has to be feared in the rematch.

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3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

15:43 Chepstow

Saint Segal

12st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Jane Williams

took keen hold, midfield, good headway and disputed lead 7th, led before 5 out, headed before 4 out, found little and weakened before 2 out

11/4

1

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

14:00 Sandown

Saint Segal

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

took keen hold, towards rear, overjumped and unseated 1st

9/4

2nd

2

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Saint Segal

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won his first two chase starts last winter (good to soft/soft) and this progressive 6yo was 1l ahead and looking the likeliest winner only to fall at the final fence at Ascot (2m1f, good) in November when last seen; a 3lb rise isn't harsh and it will be no surprise if he makes amends today.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £151.00
Straight Forecast £136.00
Tricast £602.70
Trifecta £791.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Boothill

WEST COUNTRY:

Saint Segal

D Express:

Aucunrisque

The Guardian:

Corrigeen Rock

RP RATINGS:

Funambule Sivola

The Star:

Saint Segal

Daily Record:

Aucunrisque

POSTDATA:

Boothill

Telegraph:

Boothill

Daily Mail:

Boothill

Daily Mirror:

Boothill

The Sun:

Boothill