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12:40 Haydock

Soft

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  • 2m 0f 67y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 7412-4 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in January on third chase start and bumped into the highly progressive Blackjack Magic when runner-up at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) next time; soundly beaten fourth on recent return at Aintree (2m, soft) but may have needed the run and retains potential off his current mark.

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

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Real Stone

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, led clearly before 3rd, went clear after 4th

7/4

2nd

2

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Real Stone

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had wind surgery (his third) since last run and takes a drop back in class; fairly useful on his day but is more exposed than some of these rivals and doesn't look especially well treated in this field; both chase wins remain off lower marks.

8/1

4th

5

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Real Stone

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Built upon previous promise when bolting up at Haydock (2m, soft) in November, and heavy ground may have been too much back there last month; clearly very talented when things click but this is a much tougher race than the one he won two starts ago and he needs to prove he's up to the task.

14/1

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14/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 380P-4 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Smart 2m-2m4f chaser in Ireland in his prime; this 10yo is nothing like the force of old but he showed some spark at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft) on his reappearance, before weakening quickly from two out, and it wouldn't be a shock if he capitalised on his reduced mark and the drop back in trip.

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3rd

10

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Daly Tiger

10st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

His mark continues to fall and he hinted at a revival when 20l second here (2m, soft) last November; however, pulled up at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) since and he's back to having plenty to prove; visor replaces cheekpieces.

25/1

0

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

13:30 Aintree

Daly Tiger

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

10yo who continues to drop down the weights and there have been hints of promise on both starts this season, showing up well for a long way here (3m1f, good to soft) before 20l second of five at Haydock (2m, soft); this intermediate trip may be ideal but others are still a bit more compelling.

12/1

2nd

3

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

12:40 Haydock

Daly Tiger

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

Smart 2m-2m4f chaser in Ireland in his prime; this 10yo is nothing like the force of old but he showed some spark at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft) on his reappearance, before weakening quickly from two out, and it wouldn't be a shock if he capitalised on his reduced mark and the drop back in trip.

14/1

Form: 612-23 D BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has returned from a layoff in good form, finishing second to a progressive winner at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in August then keeping on for third at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last month, when attracting the attention of the stewards; seems versatile ground-wise; up in grade here but might not be far away.

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5th

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Fearless

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear

12/1

0

2

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:45 Ayr

Fearless

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Chase win at 2m on good; usually kept to that surface by current trainer and although he retains all his ability since back from absence he didn't run well returned to soft ground at Haydock in November; now has a ground query; cheekpieces refitted.

5/1

Form: 3/32-4 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Unable to win on his nine starts since landing a C&D novice chase (heavy) in December 2020; however, he's run several big races and is 4lb lower than when second at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) last December on his last chase start; returned from absence with encouraging recent run over hurdles at Carlisle, when tiring late on, and he can show the benefit of that outing here.

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2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Cheddleton

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Slow-ground specialist; no longer the force of old but first-time cheekpieces enabled him to exploit a reduced mark in four-runner chase at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; not sure to be in same mood here but remains well handicapped over hurdles.

8/1

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

Cheddleton

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway 10th, went second 4 out, pressed leader 3 out, challenging when ridden last, led run-in, kept on well towards finish

9/2

0

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Cheddleton

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, prominent, lost position and dropped to rear after 7th

6/1

Form: 258-U3 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Below best on final run last season and, following an early unseat on his reappearance, he was a well-beaten third of four at Kelso last time; however, he may have needed that latest run and he's on a good mark on his form last season, which was a predominantly consistent campaign; respected.

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2nd

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Pay The Piper

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Course winner who is very well handicapped on form as recent as last spring but he failed to shine over fences in the autumn and it's been the same story over hurdles here the last twice; needs to get back on track.

8/1

3rd

1

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Pay The Piper

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Has dropped to a good mark but he's been below par over fences this season and returning to hurdles failed to reignite the fire here last time; this is no easy race in which to rediscover some form.

14/1

6th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Pay The Piper

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

in touch with leaders on inner, outpaced and pushed along 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off before last

15/2

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Exacta £351.00
Straight Forecast £263.70
Trifecta £1153.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Real Stone

The Star:

Pay The Piper

The Times:

Cheddleton

D Express:

Fearless

Daily Record:

Pay The Piper

RP RATINGS:

Real Stone

TOPSPEED:

Real Stone

POSTDATA:

Real Stone

Telegraph:

Real Stone

The Guardian:

Real Stone

The Sun:

Real Stone

Daily Mail:

Cheddleton

Daily Mirror:

Fearless