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Haldon Stayers’ Crown Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10826.05
  • 3m 6f 153y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Haldon Stayers’ Crown Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

Form: P12-P3

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

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4th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3m winner last year and went close in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft); only effort of note this winter was his fifth at Doncaster (3m, good) and he was entitled to run better back in the mud last time (3m5f); hard to be overly confident about him but he's better equipped than most to cope with a test of this nature.

8/1

5th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

Silver In Disguise

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Useful staying effort off a similar mark in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft) last spring; didn't run well back at that trip in December but a subsequent fifth of eight at Doncaster (3m, good) was more like it; these conditions will suit and he's of some interest.

14/1

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Silver In Disguise

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Placed at Carlisle two starts ago, then ran poorly at Exeter; this drop back in class looks a plus but his mark may still leave him vulnerable; last two wins off 7lb lower.

12/1

Form: 2B-P33

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

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2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Coconut Splash

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 9th, awkward jump 14th, pushed along and went second 3 out, ridden and went clear with winner from 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression when unbalanced and almost fell run-in

7/2

3rd

3

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Coconut Splash

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Evan Williams

Current mark reflects a decline in his form, and latest defeat took his chase record to 0-14; however, now looks very well handicapped on best efforts and this is a drop in grade; not devoid of hope.

6/1

4th

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

14:15 Aintree

Coconut Splash

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

0-13 over fences, disappointing, and he continues to drop down the weights; not disgraced in small-field events on last two starts (staying on over 3m2f on latest) but others have more pressing claims.

8/1

Form: 222227

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

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2nd

10

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Polish

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

led but pestered, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, clear with one other after 9th

14/1

8

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Polish

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Kept finishing second last year after rejoining Fergal O'Brien, including on his chase debut (3m, soft); below par in his last two races (3m/3m6f) and may be found wanting on hunter chase debut.

12/1

Form: 61P-78

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

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7th

12

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Foxboro

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Strong stayer (latest win in December coming over 3m6f on soft at stiff Exeter) but he's inconsistent and has been tailed off in his two subsequent runs, seemingly achieving little when beaten 60l into second last time; no great significance in the return of cheekpieces (effective in blinkers that were back on last time) and others are safer.

33/1

2nd

3

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Foxboro

11st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Inconsistent and well beaten at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) last month; however, he proved very well suited to this track when winning easily over C&D in December (soft; albeit with eight fences omitted due to low sun) and this 4lb higher mark could prove lenient if he can tap back into that promise; blinkers (has won in them) replace the cheekpieces worn on last four starts.

6/1

9th

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Foxboro

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Backers can take heart that there are no stamina concerns after he eased some 20l clear over 3m6f on soft ground at Exeter last month; that form is perhaps a tad dubious with nearly half the fences omitted due to low sun, but the handicapper could have come down harder than with 5lb rise; remains unexposed as a stayer.

6/1

Form: 6814-P D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Domaine De LIsle

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

prominent, pulled up before 16th

25/1

Abandoned

Form: F13P-2 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

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5th

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

In Rem

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won five on the spin over hurdles (2m5f-3m2f) during the 2021-22 season; lost his way over fences and, although he steadied the ship back hurdling at Exeter, he was behind Longshanks; looks vulnerable.

10/1

3rd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

In Rem

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won five on the spin over hurdles (2m5f-3m2f) during the 2021-22 season, but has been campaigned exclusively over fences in recent times; pulled up after making a bad mistake in the North Wales National at Bangor (3m5f, heavy) three weeks ago; easing mark, and 2-3 here at Exeter.

10/1

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

In Rem

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear with one circuit to go, bad mistake and almost fell 12th, soon lost touch, pulled up 13th

8/1

Form: 24P3-2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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3rd

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 1lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Went close off 3lb higher at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October; subsequent form figures may look okay but he's been beaten 20l, 30l and 84l in his three runs since; likes to front-run so a soft lead would help matters.

6/1

4th

8

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Lyrical Genius

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner who went close off this mark on reappearance at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October, but was beaten 20l when runner-up to Foxboro over this C&D (soft) next time and failed to shine at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) most recently; a return to form is needed.

12/1

4th

2

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Lyrical Genius

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner; went very close behind Fenland Tiger on reappearance at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October and again ran well when 20l second at Exeter (3m6f, soft) latest; has some strong course form; can make a bold bid.

7/1

Form: 214-47 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

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2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Iberio

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made a promising start in this sphere when fourth at Exeter in October but he's failed to build on it in three subsequent starts, making mistakes when third of five at Doncaster (3m2f) last time; others appeal more.

4/1

3rd

4

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Iberio

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made bad mistakes at Exeter in autumn on each of his first two chase starts, but showed signs of promise and it wasn't his fault he ran out mid-race at Chepstow last month (short of room); on a competitive mark on last season's hurdle form and can go well if minimising the blunders.

11/2

Form: 226-76 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Light Flicker

11st 4lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Ryan Potter

Lurks on a dangerous mark but seems badly to have lost his way since running well in much stronger race than this on seasonal debut at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in the autumn; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

4th

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:15 Huntingdon

Light Flicker

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Veteran who looks far from solid on this season's form and looks hard to support having pulled up the last twice; drop back in class may prompt a turnaround but others are preferred.

16/1

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Verdict

This sort of trip could be the making of LYRICAL GENIUS judged on his two narrow defeats when front-running in 3m2f handicaps and that includes his one run this season. Silver Disguise, who has proved his stamina, looks solid and is second on the list, while Domaine De L’Isle (after wind surgery) and Polish (upped from 3m) also catch the eye.[Richard Austen]