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15:05 Leicester

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William Hill Epic Value Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 4f 25y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2P48-1 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Returned to form with game win from the front on seasonal debut at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last month and is now 2-7 over fences; not one to rely upon too heavily and not yet tested on heavy ground but remains well handicapped on older form.

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2nd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

The Edgar Wallace

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, awkward jump 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, ridden clear before 2 out, reduced lead last, headed run-in, no extra towards finish

11/10

2nd

4

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

The Edgar Wallace

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Kim Bailey

Had wind surgery prior to his reappearance and he's 2-2 this season following wins over C&D (soft) and at Leicester (2m4f, heavy); appeared to idle close home most recently and could still be well treated up 3lb.

100/30

1st

1

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:05 Leicester

The Edgar Wallace

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Kim Bailey

Returned to form with game win from the front on seasonal debut at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last month and is now 2-7 over fences; not one to rely upon too heavily and not yet tested on heavy ground but remains well handicapped on older form.

2/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 22-261 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on four of his five hurdling starts before opening rules account with pushed-out success on chasing debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) 18 days ago; 6lb rise probably demands more from him here but further progress is possible; effective on soft ground; unraced on heavy.

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4th

5

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

Mylesfromwicklow

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, good jump and led clearly 7th, mistake and headed 11th, rallied 4 out

13/2

2nd

4

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:05 Leicester

Mylesfromwicklow

11st 3lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Runner-up on four of his five hurdling starts before opening rules account with pushed-out success on chasing debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) 18 days ago; 6lb rise probably demands more from him here but further progress is possible; effective on soft ground; unraced on heavy.

15/8

1st

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

14:48 Huntingdon

Mylesfromwicklow

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

jumped well, led

9/2

Form: 16-P D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground point winner; far too good for Mylesfromwicklow when winning over hurdles on rules debut in January but performed very poorly on recent seasonal/handicap hurdle debut at Newbury and has a point to prove on today's chasing debut.

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1st

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Regal Blue

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Disappointing at Lingfield (3m5f, soft) four weeks ago, when beaten before stamina may have been an issue; however, prior to that he stayed on strongly for a good second over this C&D (heavy) on his second chase start and he's a player if tapping back into that promise.

3/1

0

7

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Regal Blue

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His two chase starts have been over 2m4f but he showed considerable staying potential when keeping on for second at Haydock (heavy) last time and this lightly raced 7yo could relish today's marathon distance.

11/2

2nd

3

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Regal Blue

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

4/1

Form: P/121- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Seemed to get career back on track in the spring, winning a point and two soft-ground hunter chases, and has subsequently rejoined Dan Skelton; makes his handicap return after a 223-day absence but is proven on heavy ground; could have a say.

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2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Firak

12st 4lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Won two hunter chases last spring (2m4f/3m, soft) and returned from some time off with fair fourth of five in Leicester handicap (2m4f, heavy) in December; could show the benefit of that outing today; possible contender.

13/2

Form: 58-153 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Just held on to double chasing tally at Cartmel (2m5f, good) in May and also has winning form on heavy ground; ultimately well beaten when last of three finishers at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) last month, after a break, but didn't run badly and the outing might have brought him on.

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0

7

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Ubetya

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Short-head winner off this mark at Cartmel (2m5f, good) last May; ran respectably on next start but backward steps on both since, on heavy ground last two occasions but he has plenty of form on that; none too solid.

14/1

0

2

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:05 Leicester

Ubetya

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Just held on to double chasing tally at Cartmel (2m5f, good) in May and also has winning form on heavy ground; ultimately well beaten when last of three finishers at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) last month, after a break, but didn't run badly and the outing might have brought him on.

8/1

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Ubetya

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