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14:50 Sedgefield

Heavy

Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 5f 28y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 0007/8

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Unplaced over hurdles in Ireland and finished tailed off on last month's stable debut at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft); did win a point in February so perhaps fences can see him in a better light.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Carrigeen Castle

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Denied hat-trick when second to the highly progressive Prairie Wolf at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in February and back to winning ways at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; he's 10lb higher than when beating four rivals last time but did it easily and is clearly thriving; entitled to respect.

5/1

1st

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Carrigeen Castle

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, led 6th, went clear going easily after 3 out, readily

11/8

2nd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Carrigeen Castle

10st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish 8yo who has struck form for Micky Hammond since the turn of the year, winning Class 5 races at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) and Wetherby (2m3f, soft); takes a big step up in grade today but still respected in current mood.

3/1

Form: 5P3898

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Had 13 races under rules and now on her fourth trainer; it's been ropey stuff in the main over hurdles and she pulled up on her previous chase start in July when with Alastair Ralph.

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3rd

5

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

14:15 Newcastle

Just Hannah

10st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

Point winner who is one to watch in the betting off a lowly mark on her chase debut; however, she's been struggling over hurdles this year and needs to raise her game in a big way.

9/1

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Form: PP-781 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

A second at Musselburgh earlier in the year was very much a standout over hurdles but he jumped really well when making a successful chase debut over C&D (soft) 22 days ago and the clear second went close the time before; that was also this 6yo's first run after wind surgery; looks the one to be with off just 3lb higher.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Bebside Banter

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Largely sound record (1P12) since switched to chasing, the wins gained at Sedgefield (2m5f/2m3f, soft); creditable second there last time; switch to Catterick is the sole question mark (first run here).

3/1

2nd

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

2-3 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained over C&D (soft) last month; another 4lb higher today but likely to make a very bold bid from the front.

2/1

1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

jumped well, made all

5/1

Form: 096-6

Last run: 212 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Showed precious little in a bumper and three novice hurdles (2m1f-2m5f) but pedigree offers hope that he might make a better chaser; handicap debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Heeztheboy

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Lightly raced 7yo who displayed improvement to make winning chase/handicap debut at Hexham (1m7f, heavy) in December and was stalking the leaders before penultimate-fence fall here (2m3f, soft) last month; could still have a lot more to offer and must be considered.

9/4

0

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Heeztheboy

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

in touch with leaders, going easily when fell 2 out

7/4

1st

6

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Heeztheboy

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Ordinary form in a bumper and three novice hurdles; 9lb out of the handicap; needs to raise his game now chasing.

14/1

Form: 578P-P

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won a 3m1f soft-ground chase for Sue Smith; mostly disappointing though and he was pulled up over hurdles on last week's stable debut following a long absence.

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0

13

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won over C&D on New Year's Day in 2022 but it's been a long time since he's shown any worthwhile form.

100/1

11th

12

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) for Sue Smith last January but he was out of sorts in final five runs for that yard and was pulled up at Kelso on his comeback last month; overall record now stands at 1-20 and he has plenty to prove from out of the weights.

40/1

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Verdict

It’s difficult to get away from BEBSIDE BANTER who jumped really en route to a successful chase debut here three weeks ago. Considering the second had run well the time before and was clear of the remainder, a 3lb rise looks very lenient. There’s some hope that Carrigeen Castle and Heeztheboy could improve for fences.[Alistair Jones]