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15:10 Exeter

Good To Soft

Gerald George Lacey Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9849.06
  • 3m 0f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Gerald George Lacey Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 352-72 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Two wins (hurdle/chase) from 17 races when trained in France; his four runs for this yard were two heavy defeats and two seconds, easily the best of that form when reverting to fences for his second of 12 in handicap at Wincanton (2m4f) 15 days ago, playing his part in the stable's rich vein of form; not proven over this far (one attempt) but needs plenty of respect.

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4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Enjoy Your Life

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Off the mark in Britain with clearcut success here (3m, good to soft) in November and added to his tally at Taunton (2m7f, soft) in February; below form on latest outing and seemingly overlooked by Charlie Deutsch here but further progress is possible if this longer trip suits.

5/1

3rd

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Enjoy Your Life

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Successful in two of his last four starts over fences, the latest when beating three rivals at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month; twice well beaten in between those wins and despite that latest success, it's debatable whether deep ground is what he really wants; could be vulnerable if conditions remain testing.

Evs

1st

1

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Enjoy Your Life

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Winning chaser in France; back over fences he finished second at Wincanton (2m4f) and first at Exeter (3m; again good to soft; off 4lb lower than today); has twice performed moderately in the meantime, latterly in the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown; on a recovery mission.

9/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2114-5 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner who was 2-4 over hurdles last season (won at up to 2m6f); did not live up to his market billing in handicaps at Newbury (2m3f hurdle race) in March or Cheltenham (2m4f chase) one month ago, so needs to raise his game, but these are early days and this longer trip is plausible.

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6th

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Atlanta Brave

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Dual hurdle winner who has improved with experience over fences this season and ran a big race in defeat when clear second here (3m2f, soft) just after Christmas; could still be well treated after a 6lb rise and today's drop back in trip won't be a problem.

100/30

10

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Atlanta Brave

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Point/hurdles winner who still has low mileage and time on his side; ran well at Exeter (3m, good to soft; second chase attempt) most recently, while shaping as if he'll be suited by this longer trip; acts on soft; looks the type to improve further; strong contender off unaltered mark.

9/2

2nd

5

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Atlanta Brave

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Irish point winner who was 2-4 over hurdles last season (won at up to 2m6f); did not live up to his market billing in handicaps at Newbury (2m3f hurdle race) in March or Cheltenham (2m4f chase) one month ago, so needs to raise his game, but these are early days and this longer trip is plausible.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2342-U

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden; second over about 2m7f in two of his five attempts over fences (all handicaps) and the best of that form (on heavy ground at Taunton in March) puts him firmly in the picture; unseated before the race got serious at Newbury on recent reappearance; considered.

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5

4th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:35 Uttoxeter

Mumbo Jumbo

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed off 7lb higher mark in stronger race than this at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November but was pulled up on next two outings and was last of four (albeit not beaten far) when cheekpieces were added for latest run; now 0-15 under all codes and needs to up his game; drops back in trip with visor tried today.

5/1

4th

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Mumbo Jumbo

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Now 0-14 after two pull-ups but 3m5f looked too far for him last time and he's on a competitive mark on last season's best efforts.

7/1

Form: 3372-4 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

11yo whose three wins have all come at this track (from nine appearances here, including four places); latest was in February 2022 but he placed at Sandown (veterans' final) this January and Ascot in April, with a satisfactory reappearance fourth here 16 days ago; edging down the weights and prominent in calculations.

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5th

9

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Run To Milan

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

This is his trip; unplaced on his previous run here and saves all his best efforts for Exeter where he again ran well last time from 5lb out of the weights; does have form elsewhere but it's on right-handed tracks; perhaps placed at best.

7/1

2nd

15

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Run To Milan

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Dual C&D winner, latterly in 2022 edition of this race (soft ground), and has made the frame over C&D on all three starts this season; 5lb out of the weights today but the form of his December second has been very well advertised by the winner since; considered each-way.

14/1

2nd

6

21st Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:55 Exeter

Run To Milan

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Has only ever won here and from the front he went down fighting in Enjoy Your Life's recent C&D handicap; down another 2lb but he does look vulnerable to younger legs.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 28-122 D

Last run: 126 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who began chasing career with a pretty easy success at Bangor (3m, good) in May; good second in more handicaps in his two starts since, albeit also in very small fields; all his significant form is on good ground.

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4th

11

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Landen Calling

10st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

led early

12/1

5th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Landen Calling

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield on inner

8/1

1st

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:57 Market Rasen

Landen Calling

11st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Course winner over hurdles and made a winning chase debut at Bangor in May off 4lb lower (3m, good); below par after 126 days away last time but entitled to run better here should the ground dry out (good seems ideal).

20/1

Form: 751F-P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Beat only two rivals to score on his chasing debut at Newbury (near-3m handicap, soft) in March, the only time he's been ridden by Harry Cobden; fell four out in April next time and his jumping left something to be desired when pulled up on reappearance three weeks ago; needs to address that if he's to make the most of what should be a competitive mark.

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3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Bridge North

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Daly

Disappointing over fences earlier in the season; unlucky on return to hurdles when falling two out when in the lead at Doncaster in February (3m, soft, visor on for first time); went up 5lb; bit disappointing at Huntingdon last time (good); today's going will suit him better.

6/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

Bridge North

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

midfield

5/1

8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Bridge North

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Daly

in touch with leaders

8/1

Form: 311222 C BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Last eight starts have been at Newton Abbot, winning twice (3m2f and 2m5f) this summer and creditable second on all three runs since; effective on a wide range of ground; also won at this track in April and should be on the premises.

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0

3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Investment Manager

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in rear throughout, jumped left 2nd, reminder with one circuit to go, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when pulled up 15th

9/2

2nd

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led at steady pace, joined 8th, headed 10th, led again 14th

5/2

Form: 353-F6 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

2-9 over fences, one of those wins at this track; not proven over this far (one attempt over hurdles) but he'd taken a slight lead when falling at the final fence in a 2m6f race at Stratford in May; beaten 40l in a hurdle race when next seen four weeks ago; bit to prove.

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7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Sheldon

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, mistake 3rd

11/2

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped right throughout, raced in second, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on

5/1

3rd

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Sheldon

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fenced better than usual when resuming winning ways in 2m4f Wincanton handicap on Boxing Day; up 3lb but not taken lightly if his jumping holds up again.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £78.00
Straight Forecast £75.20
Tricast £322.10
Trifecta £536.00

Selections

The Times:

Atlanta Brave

POSTDATA:

Enjoy Your Life

SPOTLIGHT:

Run To Milan

TOPSPEED:

Mumbo Jumbo

Daily Record:

Landen Calling

WEST COUNTRY:

Investment Manager

Telegraph:

Atlanta Brave

D Express:

Atlanta Brave

The Star:

Atlanta Brave

Daily Mirror:

Enjoy Your Life

The Sun:

Enjoy Your Life

RP RATINGS:

Run To Milan