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14:15 Wincanton

Soft

Maperton Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4911.33
  • 3m 1f 30y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Maperton Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /696-1 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Out of form during light hurdling campaign last season but capitalised on a reduced mark on his chase debut at Newton Abbot (3m2f, heavy) in October; judged on his old hurdle form he remains on a good mark if things have now clicked again, and he could have more to offer over fences.

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2

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Take Your Time

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago when trainer's rep said he may have been unsuited by the ground; had previously won his first two chase starts (3m2f/3m1f, heavy) and he could get back on track with a big performance now back on a deeper surface.

9/2

4

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Take Your Time

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lost his way over hurdles but firmly back on track to win both his chases (heavy), only narrowly at Newton Abbot (3m2f) but then comfortably here; the latter race hasn't worked out that well and he's 8lb higher now, but there could yet be more to come from this lightly raced 9yo.

2/1

1st

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Take Your Time

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leaders, led before 2 out (usual 3 out), went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3223-6

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten sixth on last month's chase and seasonal debut at Exeter but he may have needed the run; won a point in January 2022 and also showed promise in novice hurdles last season at up to an extended 2m7f (including on soft); retains potential; interesting in first-time cheekpieces.

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5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Great Name That

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Point winner who has largely consistent rules form and ran well over C&D (heavy) two starts ago; now 2lb lower and has solid claims back here; success would not be out of turn.

5/1

2nd

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Great Name That

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

in touch with leaders, slow jump and dropped to last 9th, not fluent 10th, went modest fourth after 5 out

11/2

2nd

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Great Name That

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

prominent, pressed leader 15th, led after 3 out (usual 4 out), hung right when headed before 2 out (usual 3 out), no extra run-in

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 335-2P C

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

His form has gone the wrong way and he was pulled up here in October when back from a break; however, he's well treated on last season's best efforts and perhaps a wind operation will trigger a revival.

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8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Striking A Pose

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

16/1

15

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Striking A Pose

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

1-15 over fences but now 4-8 as a hurdler after back-to-back wins at Exeter, over 2m2f on good to soft and more impressive last time over 2m7f on heavy (with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb); does love Exeter (four wins there) and his only other win came at another right-handed course in Wincanton, so going left-handed here might not be ideal.

16/1

1st

5

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Striking A Pose

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form over fences last year and he took his hurdling record to 3-7 with a win when back in this sphere here (2m2f, good to soft) last month; that made it 3-3 here (including on soft) and he should be fine now back up in trip; has to be respected in view of his unbeaten record here.

8/1

Form: 5PP8-2 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

He's just 2lb higher than when winning comfortably over fences at Exeter (3m, heavy) in January and he returned to form when second over hurdles on his reappearance there (2m7f, good to soft) three weeks ago; not ruled out but confidence would be higher if he was at favourite course Exeter.

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5th

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Raddon Top

11st 13lb

J: James Turner

T: Chris Down

Four-time course winner (twice over C&D) who will be suited by today's ground; on a good mark now but was safely held when fourth here last month and needs to up his game.

16/1

4th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

Raddon Top

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Exeter specialist; ran well (beaten 2.75l) when runner-up on C&D seasonal reappearance in November; failed to build positively on that since, toiling in first-time blinkers at Taunton latest; possibilities if back on song, but equally it's difficult to have much confidence.

25/1

7th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Raddon Top

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Multiple winner, in points and four times at Exeter, but his form has see-sawed since a chase win last January and he was pulled up for the third time in six starts back there last month; weights chance but risky with first-time blinkers replacing cheekpieces.

14/1

Form: 164-21 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on reappearance at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) last month and went one better at Exeter (3m, good to soft) last time; this 5yo could have more left in the tank and 7lb claimer Gearoid Harney remains on board.

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3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

King Turgeon

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Jumped well and posted a good front-running effort at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month, going down by only a neck (clear of remainder; off 3lb lower); likely player provided he remains in similar form.

5/1

2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

King Turgeon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

jumped well, led, briefly headed 4th

10/1

5th

2

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

King Turgeon

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Can make the running; won his only start here (last March, on heavy); ridden this season by Gearoid Harney; stayed on best to collect at Exeter (3m, good to soft) but he's been beaten about 25l in his two starts since; mixed messages.

10/1

Form: F0P-5P CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a mark 12lb lower than when winning at Plumpton in January 2022 but this 10yo has struggled subsequently.

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4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Putdecashonthedash

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Keiran Burke

Defied a 17lb higher mark nearly two years ago but has shown precious little in the meantime.

16/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Putdecashonthedash

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Has dropped to a mark 12lb lower than when winning at Plumpton in January 2022 but this 10yo has struggled subsequently.

50/1

Form: /P9P-3 CD

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Completed a double over C&D (soft) in December 2020 and has run just five times since; has tumbled down the weights but for good reason and he needs to turn things around.

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5

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Nearly Perfect

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Completed a double over C&D (soft) in December 2020 and has run just five times since; has tumbled down the weights but for good reason and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

Form: 3444-4 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here last month and he can build on that now back up in trip and back in his usual cheekpieces, with his three career wins having come here over 3m1f/3m2f; respected.

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4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Edeiffs Elton

11st 12lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here in November and this would be more his trip (all three career wins at this track at 3m1f/3m2f); has won on soft but has twice disappointed on heavy.

5/1

0

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Edeiffs Elton

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Reappeared with encouraging fourth over 2m4f here last month and he can build on that now back up in trip and back in his usual cheekpieces, with his three career wins having come here over 3m1f/3m2f; respected.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £229.00
Straight Forecast £230.80
Tricast £1522.50
Trifecta £1783.00

Selections

The Times:

King Turgeon

WEST COUNTRY:

Take Your Time

SPOTLIGHT:

Great Name That

Telegraph:

King Turgeon

The Guardian:

King Turgeon

Daily Mail:

King Turgeon

D Express:

King Turgeon

Daily Mirror:

King Turgeon

The Sun:

Take Your Time

The Star:

Take Your Time

Daily Record:

Take Your Time