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Mike Trickey And Geoff White Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5624.26
  • 2m 2f 40y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Mike Trickey And Geoff White Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 416-42

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after sketchy round of jumping on last month's seasonal/chase debut but fared much better when clear second to a big improver at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) 16 days ago, despite again lacking fluency; recent 2lb rise ought to be manageable; major player.

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3

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Abingworth

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Has his own way of jumping but has finished first or second in five of his six chases, winning for a second time in this discipline when getting up late in the day in a small field at Wincanton 18 days ago (2m4f, soft); just 2lb higher for this and he's versatile ground-wise.

5/2

1st

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Abingworth

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, disputing third with one circuit to go, mistake and lost ground 4 out

7/2

2nd

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 208y

Class 4

15:40 Hereford

Abingworth

11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Form figures of 4212 since switched to chasing, the win gained at Taunton (2m2f, good); went very close at Ludlow (2m, soft) most recently; may improve further and warrants respect back up in distance.

2/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: P15251

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened account at Stratford (2m1f, good to soft) this summer and bettered that performance when doubling tally at Ludlow (2m, good to soft; front pair clear) three weeks ago; not one to rely upon heavily but will be a tough nut to crack if in similar form again.

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3rd

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Famoso

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Three-time chase winner, latterly on good ground over C&D in January; has continued to run quite well and he goes on this ground.

3/1

2nd

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Famoso

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won three times this season (good to soft/good), the latest over C&D in January; good third at Ludlow (2m, soft) next time; below par over this C&D since but no surprise if he bounces back with a good run.

4/1

4th

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Famoso

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Form figures since November read 12313, the wins gained over 2m at this course and Hereford; ran well in Class 4 event returned to this C&D (soft) two weeks ago; very solid chance off same mark back down in grade.

9/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 811-24 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner (once here) towards end of last season; made low-key reappearance last month but seems very versatile regarding ground and has possibilities if that recent outing has brought him on; tongue-tie added.

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1st

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Flash Gorcombe

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Dual chase winner this season, most recently when dropped to 2m at Hereford (soft) a fortnight ago; 7lb rise asks a question of him but he's evidently in very good nick.

9/2

1st

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Flash Gorcombe

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Robert Walford

Won easily at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; he needs to prove he can win off his increased mark but has run well in defeat the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft/soft) and should be thereabouts.

11/4

2nd

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Flash Gorcombe

11st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Posted his second course victory when winning easily over C&D (good to soft) last month and another good run when third of 14 at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) last time; has won on heavy ground and he's a strong contender now back down in grade.

15/8

9/1

Form: P36-37 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Made quite pleasing seasonal debut when third at Bangor (2m1f, soft) last month but was a disappointing favourite on good ground this month and is now 0-9 under rules.

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12

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Pencil

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Nicky Martin

Not gone on from his best chase form, when third of nine at Bangor (2m1f, soft) in October, and has yet to complete at trips beyond 2m2f; 8lb wrong.

25/1

4th

9

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Pencil

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Nicky Martin

Made quite pleasing seasonal debut when third at Bangor (2m1f, soft) last month but was a disappointing favourite on good ground this month and is now 0-9 under rules.

9/1

Form: 54-P75

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Came good with comfortable win at Ludlow (2m, good) in February and is now 1lb below that mark but has largely been disappointing since and needs to turn a corner.

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5th

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Estate Italiana

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Came good with comfortable win at Ludlow (2m, good) in February and is now 1lb below that mark but has largely been disappointing since and needs to turn a corner.

25/1

5th

6

3rd Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:20 Southwell

Estate Italiana

10st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:50 Worcester

Estate Italiana

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won off 2lb lower at Ludlow (2m, good) in February but there's been little sign of that form since; returns from a break.

12/1

Form: /6713- BF

Last run: 217 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Just held on to open account at Wincanton (2m4f, good; front pair clear) in April and posted another good effort when close third in bunch-finish at Warwick (3m, good) later that month; has fitness to prove today, though, and the drop back in trip may not be ideal.

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7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

My Rockstar

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Helen Rees

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; off the mark at Wincanton (2m4f Class 5) last April and had bad luck there eight weeks ago; however, he's 4lb out of the weights upped in grade.

12/1

0

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

My Rockstar

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Helen Rees

led

5/1

Form: 325-78

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles; ran well to a point on recent chasing debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) but was well beaten in the end and will need to see this race out much more strongly.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Belgarum

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

His reduced mark appeals on last season's hurdle form but he's been unable to get competitive over fences this season and was pulled up at Exeter last time; major turnaround needed.

10/1

0

15

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Belgarum

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not yet competitive in handicap chases at 2m4f, 2m2f and over C&D (finished remote third to Time To Bite); up against it from out of the weights.

20/1

3rd

8

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Belgarum

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Nine-race maiden; placed a couple of times over hurdles (2m1f/2m3f) but he's weakened in his two chase runs this autumn; still early days in this sphere and mark is falling but he needs to raise his game significantly.

10/1

16/1

Form: 940-62

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

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18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

Form: P3-P90

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

0-16 under rules and 0-20 overall; struggled from early stage on chasing debut in May and well beaten on both subsequent hurdling starts; 1lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

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9th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

0-16 under rules and 0-20 overall; struggled from early stage on chasing debut in May and well beaten on both subsequent hurdling starts; 1lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

10th

16

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, outpaced and struggling before 3 out

33/1

9th

15

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

prominent

66/1

Form: -72256

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Six-time chase winner; will be suited by the forecast good ground here but has not been firing on all cylinders this year (albeit runner-up twice), and his latest run was very disappointing.

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10

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Atlantic Storm

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

Six-time chase winner; enjoys good ground but recent form has been thoroughly underwhelming.

33/1

10th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Atlantic Storm

11st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Rob Summers

Six-time chase winner; will be suited by the forecast good ground here but has not been firing on all cylinders this year (albeit runner-up twice), and his latest run was very disappointing.

16/1

6th

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:20 Southwell

Atlantic Storm

11st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Rob Summers

held up in rear, outpaced 10th, soon lost touch, eased and pulled up before 3 out

9/2

Form: -979PU

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete when a big-priced outsider for two chases last month and can't be recommended from 2lb out of the weights here.

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11

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Tika Moon

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Failed to complete when a big-priced outsider for two chases last month and can't be recommended from 2lb out of the weights here.

100/1

0

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Tika Moon

10st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Maiden; placed in a bumper but little to show for seven attempts over hurdles and was pulled up on this month's Bangor chasing debut.

66/1

0

9

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Tika Moon

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, reminder after 4th, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £225.00
Straight Forecast £244.60
Tricast £984.80
Trifecta £915.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Famoso

SPOTLIGHT:

Abingworth

The Times:

Flash Gorcombe

WEST COUNTRY:

My Rockstar

Telegraph:

Idilico

The Star:

Abingworth

The Guardian:

Flash Gorcombe

POSTDATA:

Famoso

Daily Mail:

Famoso

D Express:

Famoso

Daily Mirror:

Famoso

Daily Record:

Famoso

The Sun:

My Rockstar