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13:35 Carlisle

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Secret Garden And Gd’s Pooley Bridge Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9769.85
  • 2m 4f 198y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Secret Garden And Gd’s Pooley Bridge Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 365211 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Bids for a hat-trick, having scored at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm; final run for David Pipe) and Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) the last twice, taking chase record to 10-36; this is a slightly better race but he remains well handicapped on peak form.

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

5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

1st

8

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Red Happy

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Bids for a hat-trick, having scored at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm; final run for David Pipe) and Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) the last twice, taking chase record to 10-36; this is a slightly better race but he remains well handicapped on peak form.

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-1112 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Largely solid record over fences includes form figures of 1112 (over 2m4f-3m1f) this season; latest effort came at Aintree (soft) behind the very useful Giovinco, who has since performed well at Grade 2 level; may still have further progress in him; respected off unchanged mark.

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7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Universal Folly

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear

7/1

2nd

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Universal Folly

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Largely solid record over fences includes form figures of 1112 (over 2m4f-3m1f) this season; latest effort came at Aintree (soft) behind the very useful Giovinco, who has since performed well at Grade 2 level; may still have further progress in him; respected off unchanged mark.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0/224-

Last run: 240 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler; consistent efforts over fences (2m-2m4f) last term, then ran respectably on the Flat in May; had wind surgery (his fifth) since; possibilities off a reduced mark, provided he returns from layoff in good form and sees out this stiff 2m5f.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Christopher Wood

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Not the force of old but edging down the weights and a respectable third on both starts this winter; the latest was over an extended 3m7f behind a runaway winner in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh (only his second run beyond 2m5f) but he'll need a fair bit better to take this.

12/1

3rd

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Christopher Wood

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Venetia Williams

disputed lead, prominent 3rd, in touch with leaders 7th

12/1

3rd

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Christopher Wood

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Useful hurdler; consistent efforts over fences (2m-2m4f) last term, then ran respectably on the Flat in May; had wind surgery (his fifth) since; possibilities off a reduced mark, provided he returns from layoff in good form and sees out this stiff 2m5f.

4/1

Form: 1-2654 D

Last run: 118 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Managed to beat Universal Folly comfortably at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) in April and looks interesting on that performance; his form dipped in the summer, whereas that rival has been much more productive since; however, four-month break may have a reviving effect.

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5th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Grey Skies

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

His rules wins (on various ground) have come over shorter, as did his good second at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last month; however, he's at a sharp track today and this in-form 8yo is one to consider.

7/1

2nd

1

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

14:40 Market Rasen

Grey Skies

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, went third 3 out, no chance with winner but kept on and went second run-in

3/1

4th

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Grey Skies

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Managed to beat Universal Folly comfortably at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) in April and looks interesting on that performance; his form dipped in the summer, whereas that rival has been much more productive since; however, four-month break may have a reviving effect.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 312-56 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Should benefit from this drop back in distance, having looked a non-stayer over 3m1f last time; sole start at Carlisle resulted in a success off just 1lb lower in March (2m4f, heavy); tongue-tie now added to usual hood; interesting returned to this venue.

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2nd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Dubai Days

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in last, not fluent and outpaced 8th, went third but still plenty to do after 3 out, rallied and went second before last, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

15/8

4th

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Dubai Days

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Stamina to prove and he hasn't been at his very best this season, but he was a fair fifth at Carlisle (2m5f) four weeks ago and has dropped below his last winning mark; has won on soft ground here and is not ruled out.

13/2

5th

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Dubai Days

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Should benefit from this drop back in distance, having looked a non-stayer over 3m1f last time; sole start at Carlisle resulted in a success off just 1lb lower in March (2m4f, heavy); tongue-tie now added to usual hood; interesting returned to this venue.

7/1

Form: P2-545

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Stiff task and well beaten in Haydock graduation chase last month (second run for new yard); won off this mark at Lingfield (2m7f, good) in February for Tom Lacey and has a fighting chance if back to that form.

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0

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Scipion

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Stiff task and well beaten in Haydock graduation chase last month (second run for new yard); won off this mark at Lingfield (2m7f, good) in February for Tom Lacey and has a fighting chance if back to that form.

10/1

5th

2

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Scipion

11st 8lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

didn't jump well, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to last 5th, weakened before 4 out

40/1

Form: -F4O31 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Two outings at Carlisle have resulted in a win over hurdles and good third over fences, both on good to soft; scored comfortably at Kempton (2m4f, good) most recently, opening her chase account at the third attempt; this 7yo mare is open to further improvement; shortlisted.

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0

5

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Mulberry Hill

11st 8lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Two outings at Carlisle have resulted in a win over hurdles and good third over fences, both on good to soft; scored comfortably at Kempton (2m4f, good) most recently, opening her chase account at the third attempt; this 7yo mare is open to further improvement; shortlisted.

7/2

1st

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mulberry Hill

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

In process of running big race before falling on chasing debut in May and returned to fences with creditable third of 15 at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) last month, having come from a long way off the pace; must be considered.

7/1

Form: 9/753-

Last run: 482 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo whose sole win for Gavin Cromwell came over hurdles in 2020; 0-11 over fences and lacks recent match practice having been absent for 16 months; joined new yard for £8,500; best watched.

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7

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Ujumpthelastuwin

10st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Mike Sowersby

Ex-Irish 9yo whose sole win for Gavin Cromwell came over hurdles in 2020; 0-11 over fences and lacks recent match practice having been absent for 16 months; joined new yard for £8,500; best watched.

40/1

3rd

9

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

jumped left on occasions, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway 4 out, went third from 2 out, soon ridden, kept on, no match for first two

9/2

7th

7

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 130y

17:15 Limerick

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield, headway from 3 out, chased leaders when pushed along before 2 out, carried left 2 out, soon ridden but weakened gradually

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £267.00
Straight Forecast £231.20
Tricast £533.70
Trifecta £864.00

Selections

The Times:

Red Happy

POSTDATA:

Mulberry Hill

TOPSPEED:

Christopher Wood

SPOTLIGHT:

Dubai Days

D Express:

Grey Skies

The Star:

Universal Folly

The Guardian:

Red Happy

Daily Record:

Red Happy

WEST COUNTRY:

Mulberry Hill

Daily Mirror:

Mulberry Hill

RP RATINGS:

Dubai Days

Telegraph:

Christopher Wood

The Sun:

Christopher Wood