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tote.co.uk Four Calling Birds Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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tote.co.uk Four Calling Birds Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 3/73-5

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Bumper and dual hurdle winner (both 2m on good); ought to be well treated on chase form in late 2021 and although seen only intermittently since he has had class and fitness issues over the last year; may yet revive.

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4th

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Fete Champetre

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders

4/1

1st

3

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Fete Champetre

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Bumper and dual hurdle winner (both 2m on good); ought to be well treated on chase form in late 2021 and although seen only intermittently since he has had class and fitness issues over the last year; may yet revive.

9/1

11/4

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 831242

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Often leads; usually races at about 2m but he won over 2m3f (good) for previous yard in June and showed he can cope with soft ground with a useful effort in defeat here (2m) recently; obvious contender.

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10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two chasing, all on good or good to soft; continued his good recent work back over hurdles at Catterick (1m7f) when the heavy surface looked an issue beforehand; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two over fences, but all were on good/good to soft; has run creditably on soft but this testing ground is not sure to be ideal back over hurdles after some decent runs chasing.

7/2

2nd

2

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Often leads; usually races at about 2m but he won over 2m3f (good) for previous yard in June and showed he can cope with soft ground with a useful effort in defeat here (2m) recently; obvious contender.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 175-5P

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point earlier in career but his four rules wins have come over hurdles and although he had a stiff task on chase debut at Carlisle he showed no enthusiasm when pulled up early at Kelso in November (first-time cheekpieces, discarded now); risky.

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0

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Dancewiththewind

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Needs to produce more than he's managed this season on his first three chase starts, but Musselburgh last time was a sizeable step in the right direction and he could continue to get better over fences; won here twice over hurdles and he's well treated on his form in that sphere; not ruled out.

10/1

3rd

1

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Dancewiththewind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Won Irish point earlier in career but his four rules wins have come over hurdles and although he had a stiff task on chase debut at Carlisle he showed no enthusiasm when pulled up early at Kelso in November (first-time cheekpieces, discarded now); risky.

7/2

0

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Dancewiththewind

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

raced in last, reminder after 1st, detached after 3rd, pulled up after 4th

7/1

Form: P7-313 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Useful form when winning at Carlisle in October (2m4f, good to soft) and ran well for a long way at Newcastle since, behind two who dominated a better race than this at Doncaster on Saturday; good chance of benefiting from today's easier assignment.

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1st

6

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Hello Judge

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Won big-field handicap over C&D (good to soft) in October; has not kicked on from that in three runs since but he was a fair third of six at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last time and might not be far away now back here.

9/2

3rd

6

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Hello Judge

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Lightly raced 8yo who won a competitive handicap at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) in October; hasn't kicked on from that in his two runs since but he may yet have a bigger run in him.

9/2

Form: 0-2455

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner on Flat and over hurdles; switched to fences late in life and hasn't gone on from a close call at Cartmel in July (2m1f, heavy); stamina looks a weak link now up in trip on soft ground.

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5th

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Jackhammer

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Multiple winner on Flat and over hurdles; switched to fences late in life and hasn't gone on from a close call at Cartmel in July (2m1f, heavy); stamina looks a weak link now up in trip on soft ground.

10/1

5th

3

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

16:29 Kelso

Jackhammer

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Dianne Sayer

held up in last

9/1

Form: 2P2-P4 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Sole win over 2m4f at Newcastle in April 2022; has blown hot and cold in 2023 and soft ground isn't necessarily a plus; cheekpieces refitted.

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6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Sole win over 2m4f at Newcastle in April 2022; has blown hot and cold in 2023 and soft ground isn't necessarily a plus; cheekpieces refitted.

13/2

4th

6

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

prominent on outer, in touch with leaders 7th, dropped to rear when not fluent 11th, lost touch from 13th

7/1

25/1

Form: 12U1P0 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins for previous yard in 2023 (about 2m4f, good; has won on heavy) but right out of luck for new yard in November; best watched for now.

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0

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

11st 7lb

J: Daire Davis

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, mistake and lost position 8th, not fluent and dropped to rear 9th, struggling from 10th

20/1

7th

6

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

Two chase wins for previous yard in 2023 (about 2m4f, good; has won on heavy) but right out of luck for new yard in November; best watched for now.

25/1

13th

3

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Marajman

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Won twice over fences this year for a different yard; suffered early interference before later pulled up on his debut for this one; could put a line through that but good ground would be preferred.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £364.00
Straight Forecast £390.60
Trifecta £1838.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Restandbethankful

SPOTLIGHT:

Hello Judge

D Express:

Dancewiththewind

The Guardian:

Jackhammer

RP RATINGS:

Hello Judge

The Times:

Hello Judge

Daily Mail:

Hello Judge

The Star:

Hello Judge

POSTDATA:

Restandbethankful

Telegraph:

Restandbethankful

Daily Mirror:

Restandbethankful

Daily Record:

Restandbethankful