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BetMGM: Stay Golden With Responsible Play Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 4f 19y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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BetMGM: Stay Golden With Responsible Play Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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Form: 5-457P D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Far from solid on his French hurdles form for current yard; useful chaser for Dan Skelton in his prime but it's debatable whether he retains that level of ability; well beaten on last attempt over fences.

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3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Alnadam

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Sophie Leech

Very useful chaser in his prime but needed considerable help from the handicapper before his hurdling win for Dan Skelton in March; unplaced in five French hurdles since joining Sophie Leech and not the most obvious answer here; suited by soft/heavy ground.

33/1

1st

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Haydock

Alnadam

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

With the cheekpieces off and having dropped down the weights, he returned to form with a creditable third at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month; his rules wins have come on soft/heavy ground and he's a strong contender if producing another good performance here.

4/1

Form: 1655-3 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Second-season chaser who made a promising reappearance at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) where he was collared only in the final strides, having looked the likely winner on the run-in; now goes in tongue-tie; scored second time out in each of the last two seasons and commands respect.

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10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

13:30 Aintree

Donnas Double

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Inconsistent during last season's first chasing campaign but he posted a win at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and was a very close third there (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's reappearance; remains lightly raced and is not ruled out in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

Form: 125U4- D

Last run: 234 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Ex-Harry Whittington; proved suited by the switch to chasing last December, winning at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) then solid second at Kelso (2m6f, heavy); didn't fare so well over 2m7f+ subsequently; may resume his progress back down in distance on debut for new stable; interesting.

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1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Old Painless

11st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won by 14l over C&D (soft) on last season's chase/handicap debut for Harry Whittington and remains lightly raced for his age but his seasonal/stable debut in December was very disappointing and he returns here with a point to prove.

5/1

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6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Old Painless

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won by 14l on chasing debut for Harry Whittington at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) last December and probably bettered that performance when clear second at Kelso (2m6f, heavy) a few days later; not quite in same form when last seen in the spring but makes stable debut from a workable mark.

12/1

Form: 1U1-4P D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Very productive in March/April for Jennie Candlish, winning five times (four hurdles, one chase); form has dipped in two runs (chase/hurdle) for new yard but there were possible excuses both times; may bounce back and resume his improvement; shortlisted.

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4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Telhimlisten

11st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed 7th

14/1

5th

5

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Telhimlisten

11st 6lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won four in a row over hurdles for Jennie Candlish in March (2m/2m4f, good/soft) and also scored over fences in April (2m3f, soft); possibly needed the run over hurdles at Kelso in October on his second stable start, but he was pulled up; doubts about his current form, and also stamina.

10/1

Form: 14-225 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Consistent hurdler who finished second twice at Hexham early in the season; form dipped over fences there last month and needs to improve for that initial chasing experience.

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2nd

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Less Legacy

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

midfield

12/1

8th

13

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Less Legacy

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won this race off today's mark a year ago (good to soft) and signalled a return to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; enters calculations.

12/1

Form: 3F337- D

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper/hurdle winner; chase record (four attempts, for David Pipe) lacks solidity but penultimate effort was encouraging; had wind surgery (his second) since last run; could go well off his reduced mark on debut for new yard (remains with same owner).

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16

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Anglers Crag

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 4-4 for his new yard since; first three of those were over about 3m-3m2f on good to soft but he coped admirably with a move up to 4m1f on heavy in the Eider at Newcastle last time, confidently ridden to challenge three out and to overcome an error two out by getting up close home; up another 8lb but remains capable of better and may well extend his winning sequence.

10/1

1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Anglers Crag

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 3-3 for his new yard since; edged it in a fine duel over 3m2f at Carlisle on first occasion, followed by two wins at about 3m and he drew 11l clear from four out when a heavily backed favourite at Musselburgh on latest; all those were on good to soft but he did well on soft to heavy in Ireland early in career; up another 11lb and markedly in trip too, but he's a rising force and may well have more in the tank.

4/1

1st

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Anglers Crag

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Sprinted well clear of the others with a well-handicapped rival at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month and is now 2-2 for Brian Ellison; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive and he can complete the hat-trick.

11/4

Form: 55189- C

Last run: 273 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has inconsistent chase form (five attempts) but clear best performance came at this venue, namely a 2m success last December; possibilities off a workable mark back here, provided he's as effective returned to 2m4f.

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8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Ritson

11st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from 2 out

16/1

8th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ritson

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent, in touch with leaders 6th

25/1

Form: -5UP4P CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate in the last three years and holds weak claims on this season's form; not exactly screaming to be backed but, on the plus side, he has slipped to a very handy mark and has won over C&D.

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4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

The Paddy Pie

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

led

14/1

4th

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

The Paddy Pie

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

raced in third

7/1

Form: 133-13 C BF

Last run: 200 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite in similar event over C&D when last seen 200 days ago but still isn't fully exposed over fences and remains of interest; 2-4 in this sphere as things stand; receives plenty of weight all round in this field and may improve on the latest effort.

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4th

2

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Ribeye

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

held up in last, headway 9th, in touch with leaders and going easily 2 out, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, no chance before last, finished tired

3/1

2nd

6

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Ribeye

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

Two wins in the first half of last year (3m/2m4f, good to soft) and he's on a handy mark on that form, but he struggled on his two outings this winter and needs to get back on track.

12/1

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Verdict

The signs look good for DONNA’S DOUBLE (nap), who has an unblemished second-time-out record and should build on his Ayr reappearance effort. Old Painless (second choice) and Anglers Crag are interesting contenders for their new yards, while Telhimlisten may well bounce back to form.[Steve Boow]