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13:25 Ludlow

Soft

Corrie Cup Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 3m 1f 125y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Corrie Cup Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 328P-6 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Having his first run of the season following wind surgery when making all in this 12 months ago off only 3lb lower (Shane Quinlan claimed 5lb); that campaign didn't end too well and his reappearance at Carlisle was underwhelming, but clearly a strong form contender if back to anything like his best.

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Verdict Starting price

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Laskalin

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on older form but his record in recent seasons is very mixed.

10/1

2nd

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Laskalin

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, pecked on landing 1st

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2044-3

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

His two novice hurdle wins at Taunton were a long time ago now but he later held his own in handicaps; still in the same ownership when running a promising first race for this yard on his chase debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) when market weakness suggested the race was needed; hard to dismiss.

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7th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Stellar Magic

10st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Bounced back quickly from a disappointing run (in cheekpieces) to open chasing account in first-time blinkers at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month; not one to rely upon heavily but recent 4lb rise ought to be manageable if he responds well to a first-time visor.

11/2

1st

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:28 Wincanton

Stellar Magic

12st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Billy Aprahamian

Very respectable third on seasonal/stable debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but ought to have been suited by the soft ground when pulled up at Ludlow three weeks ago and today's headgear switch needs to perk him up.

20/1

Form: 5-5P6F D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner who has dipped beneath his last winning mark and was in the process of a definite return to form when coming down late on at Ascot 12 days ago (3m, good); wouldn't want the ground too soft but good claims otherwise with Tristan Durrell taking off 5lb this time.

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7th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Hidden Heroics

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dug deep to win off today's mark at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) in December but two lesser efforts have followed, and he's too inconsistent to rely upon nowadays; chance probably depends on refitted cheekpieces perking him up.

10/1

10

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Hidden Heroics

10st 7lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Dug deep to win at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) in December but didn't fire at Kempton later that month and has become unreliable; overlooked by Harry Skelton today and not the most obvious answer.

20/1

6th

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Hidden Heroics

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, headway 4 out, outpaced 3 out, soon no impression

4/1

Form: P300-6 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Often highly tried since showing smart form as a novice in the 2021-22 season; a further two-month break since seemingly needing the run at Newton Abbot is a concern but he's very well handicapped even without taking into account James Turner's claim.

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3rd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:25 Haydock

Fantastikas

11st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well handicapped on peak form and ran his best race for a while when second of seven over 3m1f at Ludlow (soft) 24 days ago; has won on heavy and James Turner takes 7lb off, so there are reasons to be positive; also declared for 2.25 Newbury but this is his first preference.

4/1

4

6th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Fantastikas

11st 7lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Often highly tried since showing smart form as a novice in the 2021-22 season; a further two-month break since seemingly needing the run at Newton Abbot is a concern but he's very well handicapped even without taking into account James Turner's claim.

4/1

Form: 24-318 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Often races prominently; it was only a four-runner handicap that he won on chase debut at Worcester in June (2m4f, good) and then struggled badly at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft); unlikely to be granted a soft lead.

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7th

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

My Bobby Dazzler

11st 5lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Triple hurdle winner at up to 3m, including on soft; runner-up twice returned to hurdles this year, although he was beaten 21l by the reopposing Astronomic View at Warwick (3m2f, soft) latterly.

14/1

2nd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

My Bobby Dazzler

11st 10lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

prominent, pressed leader 9th

11/2

8th

10

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

My Bobby Dazzler

10st 7lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Can lead and he gave a plucky display from the front when returned to hurdles at Cheltenham (3m, heavy) this month, doing his best to regain the lead on the run-in against an improver; back up 5lb but not weighted out of it.

6/1

Form: 31323-

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Has won more over hurdles than fences but just as good in this discipline and was in solid form earlier this year, especially when pushing a progressive one close at Hexham two runs back (3m, heavy; fine on this ground); on a competitive mark if returning from further wind surgery in good order.

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3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Taste The Fear

12st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Flopped at Carlisle last month when heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; however, prior to that he was a fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) and is now 6lb lower; his last win came over 3m and he's not ruled out.

4/1

6th

2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Taste The Fear

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month on second run of the season; his best efforts last term were over 3m on heavy going and surplus stamina will be no bad thing here given the stiff track and testing ground.

6/1

Form: 413-58

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

The form of his Doncaster win (2m4f, good) in March now reads well and also his following third at Wincanton when behind recent Cheltenham winner Triple Trade; however, now has to steady the ship after two lesser efforts and he's not bred for this far (unraced beyond 2m4f).

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1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Dreaming Blue

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right throughout, prominent, led 4th, jumped badly right from 8th, went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Laskalin

SPOTLIGHT:

Fantastikas

POSTDATA:

Hidden Heroics

The Guardian:

Taste The Fear

Telegraph:

Stellar Magic

Daily Mail:

Hidden Heroics

TOPSPEED:

Laskalin

The Times:

Laskalin

D Express:

Laskalin

The Sun:

Laskalin

Daily Record:

Laskalin

WEST COUNTRY:

Fantastikas

The Star:

Fantastikas

Daily Mirror:

Taste The Fear