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15:35 Haydock

Soft

Betfair “Free Racing Multiple Today” Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 3m 1f 125y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Betfair “Free Racing Multiple Today” Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3411-4 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won at Wetherby (2m5f/3m, good/soft) on final two starts last season and very close fourth in blanket finish on reappearance at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago, when not helped by a mistake at the final fence; this unexposed 7yo could appreciate the step up in trip and is a key player.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

21

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Famous Bridge

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Three best chase wins have come at about 3m1f on soft and heavy; pulled up on good ground at Doncaster on latest completion (unseated in February); conditions should suit but the step up in class asks more of him.

16/1

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Famous Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Won four of first seven chases, notably two over 3m1f in the mud here this winter; on second occasion he came from behind and got to the leader at the final fence in the Tommy Whittle (heavy) and it was good ground when he failed to show anything at Doncaster (3m) three weeks ago, not aided by a bad early mistake; this first attempt at a marathon trip could suit.

13/2

0

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Famous Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Brought along steadily as is usually the cases with horses from this yard; made it 4-7 over fences with game success in Haydock's Tommy Whittle (3m1f, heavy) and still looks well handicapped off 4lb higher; won't mind this less taxing surface; heart is in the right place and that should count for plenty when the going gets tough.

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2134-1

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won two mares' handicaps during last season's novice chase campaign (2m7f/3m, good to soft/good) and she was better than ever when comfortably winning against males at Wincanton (3m2f, soft) on her reappearance; could still have more to offer and she's respected up 7lb.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Credo

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Acts on heavy; won in good style at Wincanton (extended 3m2f) in October; placed twice behind Famous Bridge here (3m1f) and ran well again when fourth of 14 to My Silver Lining in the Classic at Warwick (3m5f) on latest; having a good season but this is another hot race and she needs to find extra.

8/1

4th

10

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Credo

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won in good style at Wincanton (soft) in October over an extended 3m2f, the furthest she's been; good placed efforts off revised marks at Haydock (3m1f in the mud) in her two starts since but she needs to find a fair bit extra.

16/1

3rd

4

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Credo

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

The race she won at Wincanton (3m2f, soft) rather fell apart and she would have achieved more when pushing Famous Bridge close over C&D last time, having stayed on well; has a 3lb pull for one length and it should be close between them once more.

5/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2/31/2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won at Sandown (3m, good) in December 2021 on second chase start and then absent until three weeks ago, when staying on for a good second at Wetherby (3m, soft); that was a very pleasing comeback from this lightly raced 8yo and he could take a step forward today; on the shortlist.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

11

25th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:35 Haydock

Bali Body

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won at Sandown (3m, good) in December 2021 on second chase start and then absent until three weeks ago, when staying on for a good second at Wetherby (3m, soft); that was a very pleasing comeback from this lightly raced 8yo and he could take a step forward today; on the shortlist.

9/1

2nd

1

4th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:08 Wetherby

Bali Body

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Soft-ground maiden hurdle winner who looked progressive when winning off this mark at Sandown (3m, good) in December 2021 in his second chase; absent since (wind op in interim) and it remains to be seen how much ability he retains, but he returns with yard in good form and the market could guide.

9/1

Form: 4611F/ BF

Last run: 626 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Absent since a disappointing run in March 2022 but went there on a hat-trick and she returns with her trainer in excellent form; yard won this last year with one returning from 302 days off; interesting candidate.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 4

14:32 Lingfield

Eleanor Bob

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped right throughout, led, headed then dropped to last before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

13/2

4th

2

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:05 Catterick

Eleanor Bob

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped right on occasions, led, joined after 4 out, not fluent and headed 3 out, soon weakened

2/1

Form: 413-F5 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won mares' novice chase at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in March and going well when falling three out at Perth (3m, heavy) in September; didn't run badly when fifth at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) latest; only a 6yo and trainer has had lots of success in staying handicap chases here, but improvement is needed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Haute Estime

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear

11/2

6th

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:45 Ayr

Haute Estime

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Chase win last March was over 2m4f but she's a stout stayer; not yet lived up to her hurdle promise since chasing but still has potential, dropped 5lb since her first completion this winter, and in a lower grade.

7/2

Form: 2312-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Untested over a staying trip under rules but he won at stiff Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) in March and kept on well when second at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) in April; there's some stamina in his pedigree and this trip is worth a go; could improve for fair reappearance fifth at Ayr and he's not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Dubai Days

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Tends to come good in the spring, winning at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last March and back on the scoresheet at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; did it readily in a small field last time and remains feasibly treated back up 4lb; he's on the shortlist.

10/1

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Dubai Days

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along and steady headway from 4 out, left in lead 3 out, pushed along 2 out, went clear approaching last, good jump last, comfortably

3/1

Form: 11PP-2 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Very in and out on final nine starts for the now-retired Harry Whittington, with four wins and four non-completions; returned to form with a close second in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on recent stable and seasonal debut at Warwick (3m1f, soft); leading claims if repeating that latest form.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Docpickedme

10st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Put his stamina to good use when keeping on best in what turned out to be a fairly stern test over about 2m4f at Wetherby (soft; had wind op soon afterwards) in January; sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip but a 4lb rise might be enough to find him out in this stronger race.

14/1

1st

6

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Docpickedme

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Reverted to fences for his stable debut at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in November and went very close off today's mark; has a big shout on that form but he's been soundly beaten the next twice; needs to get back on track.

12/1

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Docpickedme

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Went close off 2lb lower at Warwick (3m1f, soft) on stable/seasonal debut; failed to back up that effort later in November and needs to rebound; yet to defy a mark this high.

16/1

Form: -307PU

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

2lb lower than when readily winning a competitive handicap at Ascot (3m, good to soft) in February and he's one to watch in the betting, but he's struggled on his last four runs (with and without these cheekpieces).

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Registered valuable 3m wins in February 2022 (Kempton) and 2023 (Ascot) but did not perk up to the same degree this time round as 11yo and has basically not made much impact this term; the other side of the coin is that he's now 10lb below his last winning mark.

14/1

6th

8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

9/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Christian Williams

Ran in this race for the last three years, producing form figures of 519 (disappointing favourite in 2023); recent form suggests he's unlikely to repeat the 2022 success; 8lb out of weights.

14/1

Form: 611122

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Rejuvenated 8yo who won three in a row at Perth (3m, good-heavy) in August/September and has continued in fine form to finish second at Carlisle (3m/3m2f, soft) the last twice; continues to climb the weights (up 2lb since last time) but he's clearly thriving and could be in the mix.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

25th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:35 Haydock

Wasdell Dundalk

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

Rejuvenated 8yo who won three in a row at Perth (3m, good-heavy) in August/September and has continued in fine form to finish second at Carlisle (3m/3m2f, soft) the last twice; continues to climb the weights (up 2lb since last time) but he's clearly thriving and could be in the mix.

8/1

2nd

10

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Wasdell Dundalk

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

towards rear, hampered 2nd, mistake 13th, steady headway from 5 out, led just after 2 out, soon pushed along, headed last, soon ridden, switched right run-in, no extra towards finish

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 65P22-

Last run: 230 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

9yo who was better than ever last season, a campaign that concluded with two good seconds in the spring (3m4f, good to soft/soft); has had a third wind op since; he's won when fresh in the autumn in each of the last two seasons and is firmly in calculations on his reappearance.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Sidi Ismael

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

10yo who is having a substandard campaign, but last month's fifth at Plumpton was a step back in the right direction and he's well handicapped on last season's marathon chase form (including on soft); not ruled out.

14/1

5th

2

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Sidi Ismael

11st 9lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Well-held fifth in this last year off 2lb higher; ended that campaign well with two seconds over 3m4f and a blind eye could be turned to this season's no-shows for one reason or another (lost his action last time).

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £158.00
Straight Forecast £158.30
Tricast £662.00
Trifecta £1009.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Famous Bridge

POSTDATA:

Credo

Daily Mirror:

Docpickedme

TOPSPEED:

Dubai Days

Daily Record:

Bali Body

RP RATINGS:

Cap Du Nord

The Times:

Famous Bridge

The Guardian:

Famous Bridge

Daily Mail:

Famous Bridge

D Express:

Famous Bridge

The Sun:

Famous Bridge

The Star:

Famous Bridge

WEST COUNTRY:

Credo

Telegraph:

Credo