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Blackmores Building Contractors Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 0f 8y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Blackmores Building Contractors Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.10

Form: /536-P

Last run: 195 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Maiden who signed off for Tom Gretton with a disappointing performance in May; 6lb out of the weights for stable debut but worth a glance in the betting.

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1st

6

10th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:15 Leicester

Johnny Mac

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Matt Sheppard

Lightly raced 9yo who won comfortably on stable debut at Hereford (2m, good) in November and battled on well to follow up over C&D (heavy; front pair clear) last month; effectively another 10lb higher from out of the weights today but might still be on the upgrade.

5/1

1st

5

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:35 Leicester

Johnny Mac

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Lightly raced for his age and bounced back to form to win comfortably on stable debut at Hereford (2m, good) a fortnight ago; could still be very well treated after a 5lb rise and ought to cope pretty well with today's ground; good chance.

6/4

OUR TIP

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 30P-03

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but made a fairly good start to chasing career when third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is another 3lb lower here; one to consider.

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8th

6

(11)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Phoenix Aquilus

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

All his three Flat wins have come on the AW and he comes here on the back of a good third in 2m Taunton handicap hurdle last month; considered.

12/1

3rd

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but placed in two chases last month, more recently when close second to revitalised opponent at Hereford (2m, good); ought to handle today's slower ground and switches back to hurdling on a good mark.

6/1

2nd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but made a fairly good start to chasing career when third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is another 3lb lower here; one to consider.

11/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 64O2-6 D

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Absent since a poor hurdle run in May and not one to rely upon heavily but his clear second off today's mark at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) was a good effort; a possible if all goes to plan on chasing debut.

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0

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Dusky Days

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Soft-ground bumper winner; placed in four hurdle races at up to 2m4f; improved on his hurdles form when racing prominently and under 2l third on chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month; step up in trip looks positive and, if that helps draw further improvement, he's a big player.

3/1

3rd

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Dusky Days

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jamie Snowden

Absent since a poor hurdle run in May and not one to rely upon heavily but his clear second off today's mark at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) was a good effort; a possible if all goes to plan on chasing debut.

8/1

6th

1

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Dusky Days

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Bumper winner who is 0-8 over hurdles and has a patchy record in this sphere; hung badly left and crashed through the wing two out at Ludlow (2m, good) on penultimate run but he was a clear second in a Stratford handicap (2m2f, good to soft) last time; that was a solid effort and he's in the mix off just 1lb higher.

6/1

Form: PP5U45

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Left Nicky Henderson after two poor chase runs in May; not disgraced on any of four subsequent chase/hurdle starts for Rob Summers and continues to slip down the weights but others appeal more all the same.

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5th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

12:55 Cheltenham

Full Of Light

10st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Bumper/two-time hurdle winner who was a fair fourth over fences at Hereford latest, but he's miles out of the handicap here and hard to fancy.

100/1

4th

7

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Full Of Light

10st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Rob Summers

Left Nicky Henderson after two poor chase runs in May; not disgraced on any of four subsequent chase/hurdle starts for Rob Summers and continues to slip down the weights but others appeal more all the same.

10/1

5th

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Full Of Light

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

took keen hold, midfield, some headway 3 out, no impression from 2 out

20/1

Form: 62-P60

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Runner-up off 5lb higher on chasing debut at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) in April but well beaten on all three subsequent appearances (2m-3m) and it's hard to predict whether he'll fire today.

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9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Beannaigh Do

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Sheila Lewis

Inconsistent maiden; clear best effort when second at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April; achieved nothing of value here (2m4f/2m, soft) the last twice; opposed.

25/1

5th

7

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Beannaigh Do

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sheila Lewis

13-race maiden under rules; second at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April but no comparable form before or since and he's 12lb out of the handicap today; now tongue tied for the first time.

50/1

Form: -FP578

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Now 12lb lower than when winning from the front over hurdles last autumn but hasn't really fired this year; beaten about 38l in C&D chase (good) this month; first-time tongue-tie needs to aid his finishing effort.

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8th

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Herecomeshogan

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Dropped a long way down the weights last year but arrested his decline with good run in defeat at Hereford (2m, good; first-time visor) three weeks ago and has obvious claims here if in similar form again.

8/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Herecomeshogan

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Well handicapped on his winning form as a hurdler; signs of a return to form when beaten 14l despite a bad mistake over C&D last time and now goes in a visor.

16/1

6th

5

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Herecomeshogan

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

Now 12lb lower than when winning from the front over hurdles last autumn but hasn't really fired this year; beaten about 38l in C&D chase (good) this month; first-time tongue-tie needs to aid his finishing effort.

12/1

Form: 776/5- D

Last run: 513 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles in Ireland in summer 2021 but well beaten on stable/handicap debut in July 2022 and has not raced since; not bred for fences; not the obvious answer.

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7th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Whyzzat

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Minor handicap form so far over hurdles and fences in Britain; dropping in the weights but can't take full advantage from 4lb wrong.

50/1

4th

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Whyzzat

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

took keen hold, led, hit 4th, headed home turn, weakened quickly before 3 out

33/1

Form: /446-P

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Pulled up over hurdles on recent seasonal/stable debut at Fakenham (2m4f) but some positives can still be drawn from that performance and she may benefit from today's drop back in trip; this Irish point winner makes her chasing debut here and enters calculations.

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3rd

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Criquette

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

took keen hold, held up in rear, went third before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, no impression before 2 out

4/1

3rd

7

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Criquette

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, rallied and went third after 2 out, no extra run-in

20/1

9th

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Criquette

11st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Winning Irish pointer but rules career has yet to get off the ground and she's achieved terribly little in handicaps over hurdles and fences; reverts to hurdles with something to prove in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

Form: 182P-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made a quite promising seasonal/chase debut when fourth over C&D (good) this month and can pose a potent threat if that outing has brought him on; 1lb out of the weights.

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5th

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, lost touch 2 out, tailed off

8/1

5th

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Won off today's mark over hurdles at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in October 2022; made quite promising seasonal/chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month but was not travelling well when brought down at Hereford 19 days ago and his overall record is not compelling.

6/1

0

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made a quite promising seasonal/chase debut when fourth over C&D (good) this month and can pose a potent threat if that outing has brought him on; 1lb out of the weights.

5/1

Form: 45P-81 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer; well beaten over hurdles this month but finished well to lead close home on recent chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good); effectively 5lb higher here but, given the Flat ability, could still have a bigger run in him over fences.

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12

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Loudspeaker

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fair Flat-racer; well beaten over hurdles this month but finished well to lead close home on recent chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good); effectively 5lb higher here but, given the Flat ability, could still have a bigger run in him over fences.

9/4

1st

9

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Loudspeaker

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Has some fair Flat form on his CV but his record over hurdles is not inspiring and he's not bred for chasing; 1lb out of the weights here; others have much stronger claims.

33/1

8th

14

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Loudspeaker

10st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Has been most competitive on the Flat (stays well) but remains a maiden and achieved nothing in two soft-ground handicap hurdles last season.

33/1

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Non-runners

Broadoak, Gorcombe Moonshine, Great Threat, King Otis

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Payout
Exacta £398.00
Straight Forecast £393.90
Tricast £1919.90
Trifecta £2231.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Loudspeaker

RP RATINGS:

Full Of Light

WEST COUNTRY:

Gorcombe Moonshine

SPOTLIGHT:

Cobbs Corner

The Times:

Johnny Mac

LAMBOURN:

Phoenix Aquilus

Daily Mirror:

Loudspeaker

The Star:

Loudspeaker

Daily Record:

Loudspeaker

D Express:

Gorcombe Moonshine

TOPSPEED:

Full Of Light

POSTDATA:

Full Of Light

Telegraph:

Full Of Light

The Guardian:

Cobbs Corner