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Betfair Exchange London National Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £31218
  • 3m 4f 146y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Betfair Exchange London National Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4581-B D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three Welsh Nationals over 3m6f at Chepstow and took the Midlands National (4m2f, heavy) in March 2020; first win since came this April at Ffos Las (3m4f, soft) under his now regular partner Freddie Gingell; first-time-out record was the big worry at Cheltenham three weeks ago but he couldn't show what form he was in, being brought down at the third; effectiveness with the trip/ground means he can't be ruled out.

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9th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Truckers Lodge

11st 3lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

An easy winner of this race on heavy ground four years ago but unplaced in the last three runnings, well held in the last two; his powers are on the wane, despite reconfirming his affection for the mud when beating Beauport at Sandown in December (3m4f), since when he's pulled up in the Welsh National (a regular in that as well).

14/1

0

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Truckers Lodge

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Second, seventh, third and fourth in the last four Welsh Nationals, as well as winning the Midlands National (4m2f, heavy) in 2020; this year he's added wins in the West Wales and London versions at Ffos Las (3m4f) and Sandown (3m4f, heavy) under his now regular partner Freddie Gingell, the latter race 18 days ago; has 4lb penalty and this probably requires his best form in nearly two years, but he should be on the premises once more.

11/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 249F-5 C BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft, bit below form sole start on heavy; fine record at this track as a hurdler but career over fences at other tracks has not gone smoothly since he won his chase debut in October 2022; this longer trip is an interesting move and there's still time for this 7yo to click as a chaser, but there were jumping blemishes again when he reappeared at Ascot five weeks ago.

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4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Beauport

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nearly always ridden by Jordan Nailor; barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase in January but he was second at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) the time before and in top form to win the Midlands National from Mr Incredible at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) five weeks ago; up 5lb today but clearly a force in these long-distance races on his day.

16/1

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Beauport

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won the 2m4f handicap hurdle on this card two years ago; essentially underwhelming since starting the following season with a debut win over fences, apart from when pushing Truckers Lodge close at Sandown in December (3m4f, heavy); barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase won by My Silver Lining last time and hard to know for sure which Beauport will turn up.

14/1

0

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Beauport

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Held up last three starts; career over fences has not gone smoothly, including with jumping blemishes, but he might have turned the corner with his second in the London National at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) five weeks ago when stepped up in trip; back up 1lb, he has each-way claims.

7/1

Form: 1197-4 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Tailed off sole start on heavy (2021); two wins over Wincanton 3m1f last winter, with another over 2m4f here (soft) in between; not disgraced on last month's reappearance or in the big end-of-season handicap over C&D in April but his seventh that day did not prove his stamina.

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6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Certainly Red

10st 12lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Pulled up in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster three weeks ago but that was a highly attritional race in which only two finished; prior to that he returned to form when runner-up at Sandown (3m, good) and he's of interest judged on that penultimate performance.

6/1

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Certainly Red

11st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Completed hat-trick with win off today's mark 13 months ago and stuck to his task very well to take second behind Java Point at Sandown (3m, good) last month; ought to be suited by this stiffer stamina test but all his best form has been shown on right-handed tracks.

9/1

16/1

Form: 7121-P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft, unraced on heavy; two wins and a second (to Cyclop) when switched to veterans' races over about 3m this February-April; badly hampered (pulled up) at about halfway on reappearance six weeks ago; not having proved himself beyond 3m (no attempts beyond 3m1f) poses the big question.

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9

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Boldmere

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Pulled up twice this season but was badly hampered on reappearance and never on an even keel after early mistakes at Warwick last time; far from disgraced over 3m4f here in between; returning to 3m should suit and he's been given a big chance by the handicapper; interesting at likely lengthy odds.

16/1

0

15

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Boldmere

10st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Two wins and a second (to Cyclop) in veterans' chases last season and commands respect on those exploits; badly hampered before pulling up on his reappearance and 3m4f on heavy seemed to stretch him last time at Sandown; it's reasonable to turn a blind eye to both those runs and he could go well at lengthy odds.

25/1

Form: 68110- C

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Well on top over 3m at this track last season in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup (good) and Grand Military Gold Cup (good to soft); well beaten in the big end-of-season handicap over C&D, which was his only foray beyond 3m but he's worth another go and had an impressive heavy-ground win (2m3f) two winters back; considered.

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13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Broken Halo

10st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Held up; first three attempts at 3m4f/3m5f did not work out but last month he had a fourth go at it and was produced late for a tidy win at Taunton (soft); back up 5lb near career-high mark but could have more to offer in long-distance chases.

40/1

1st

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Broken Halo

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in rear, bit short of room just after 4th

11/4

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Broken Halo

12st 5lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Won the Royal Artillery and Grand Military Gold Cups over C&D last term; still travelling with purpose when falling two out in the London National back here (3m4f, heavy) in December; struggled in Warwick's Classic Chase, but was in contention when blundering here three weeks ago in the Grand Military (race won by Farceur Du Large); that's three non-completions in a row but he'd have a big shout on last season's form.

15/8

Form: /140P-

Last run: 268 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Started last season well on soft ground (acts on heavy) with a win over 3m1f at Haydock and fourth at Kempton over Christmas; out of form in her two later starts, including when favourite in the 3m4f Grand National Trial at Haydock on her only venture beyond 3m2f but it's well worth another go; had wind surgery in July; stable form this autumn suggests she could be back with a bang.

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9th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Fontaine Collonges

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ballooning the first fence resulted in her unseating rider when favourite for the London National (3m4f) on seasonal debut, after wind surgery; drew 14l clear from three out against the only other finisher at Wetherby (3m, soft) 18 days ago; 7lb rise could still leave her well treated and she's well worth this third attempt at a marathon trip.

8/1

5

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Fontaine Collonges

11st 8lb

T: Venetia Williams

Form: 5-F7U0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft, unraced on heavy; 1-13 over fences, the win gained in a three-runner race in February; failed to shine in his three outings this autumn but the handicapper is giving him every chance and the trip is interesting, as his only attempt beyond 3m2f (Punchestown 3m7f in April) was a solid effort; place squeak.

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10th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Coeur Serein

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ended last year in poor form on soft/heavy ground but the drier conditions ought to suit him better here and he won't fail through lack of stamina; can be very dangerous off current mark if refreshed by 130-day break.

33/1

0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 4f 146y

Class 2

15:35 Sandown

Coeur Serein

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Acts on soft, unraced on heavy; 1-13 over fences, the win gained in a three-runner race in February; failed to shine in his three outings this autumn but the handicapper is giving him every chance and the trip is interesting, as his only attempt beyond 3m2f (Punchestown 3m7f in April) was a solid effort; place squeak.

20/1

12th

8

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Coeur Serein

11st 5lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

1-12 over fences, the win gained in a three-runner race in February; on a good mark now but has failed to shine in both outings this autumn and needs to turn things around.

40/1

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Non-runners

Cyclop, Fortescue, Rapper

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £210.00
Straight Forecast £212.70
Tricast £673.00
Trifecta £715.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Beauport

SPOTLIGHT:

Fontaine Collonges

Daily Mail:

Certainly Red

TOPSPEED:

Fortescue

POSTDATA:

Cyclop

The Times:

Beauport

Telegraph:

Beauport

D Express:

Beauport

The Star:

Beauport

RP RATINGS:

Fontaine Collonges

The Guardian:

Fontaine Collonges

Daily Mirror:

Fontaine Collonges

Daily Record:

Certainly Red