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15:10 Plumpton

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Weatherbys & Birdie Calendars Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 3f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Weatherbys & Birdie Calendars Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: P-1R35

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Blotted copybook when refusing to race in October but has posted two pretty good efforts over hurdles since (2m6f/2m4f, good), and this winning Irish pointer could easily have more to offer now switched to chasing.

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1st

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Sir Rock

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

travelled strongly, midfield, headway and went third after 9th

11/4

1st

1

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Sir Rock

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Blotted copybook when refusing to race in October but has posted two pretty good efforts over hurdles since (2m6f/2m4f, good), and this winning Irish pointer could easily have more to offer now switched to chasing.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 425-34 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Returned from break with two very respectable runs for new trainer last month (2m5f/2m) and is now 4lb lower than when winning here (2m1f, good to soft) for Paul Henderson in January; each-way claims at least.

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3rd

3

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Shaws Cross

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

chased clear leader

8/1

5th

10

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Shaws Cross

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Doesn't find winning easy and he's 3-39 overall (1-14 as chaser); however, did everything but win here 20 days ago when beating all bar a newcomer to fences; 3lb out of the weights and Philip Armson's claim is welcomed.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 130-56 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Struggled in two chases in late 2021 and has raced exclusively over hurdles since; scored off 5lb higher mark here (2m, soft) in March and might have needed last month's reappearance run but still looks risky on this switch back to fences; usual hood removed; cheekpieces remain.

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9th

9

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Brown Bullet

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Andy Irvine

Three-time hurdle winner who is rated lower over fences after struggling in her first two attempts in late 2021; however, she gave it a right go on returning to this discipline over C&D three weeks ago when conceding the lead only late on (Shaw's Cross runner-up); this is a higher grade but she is entitled to a second look.

13/2

3rd

4

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Brown Bullet

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Andy Irvine

Struggled in two chases in late 2021 and has raced exclusively over hurdles since; scored off 5lb higher mark here (2m, soft) in March and might have needed last month's reappearance run but still looks risky on this switch back to fences; usual hood removed; cheekpieces remain.

10/1

Form: 3F3-24

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Went down fighting when close second at Warwick (2m4f, soft) last month, after a break, and can be excused for finding 3m on heavy ground too taxing last time (first run in cheekpieces); however he remains without a win since 2020 and others appeal more.

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6th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Eurkash

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

in touch with leaders on inner, weakened before 3 out

16/1

0

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Eurkash

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

4th

7

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Eurkash

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Went down fighting when close second at Warwick (2m4f, soft) last month, after a break, and can be excused for finding 3m on heavy ground too taxing last time (first run in cheekpieces); however he remains without a win since 2020 and others appeal more.

10/1

Form: 82P-4B D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won off today's mark over hurdles at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in October 2022; made quite promising seasonal/chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month but was not travelling well when brought down at Hereford 19 days ago and his overall record is not compelling.

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5th

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, lost touch 2 out, tailed off

8/1

5th

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Won off today's mark over hurdles at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in October 2022; made quite promising seasonal/chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month but was not travelling well when brought down at Hereford 19 days ago and his overall record is not compelling.

6/1

0

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made a quite promising seasonal/chase debut when fourth over C&D (good) this month and can pose a potent threat if that outing has brought him on; 1lb out of the weights.

5/1

Form: -0P46U D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Made quite promising stable/chase debut in September and, following a lesser effort, was stalking the leaders before coming to grief at penultimate fence at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; remains on a very good mark and must be considered.

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3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Methusalar

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

0-4 for Peter Bowen since the autumn but was stalking the leaders before coming to grief at penultimate fence over C&D (soft) in November and didn't have the race run to suit his patient tactics when keeping-on sixth at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in December; can make his presence felt if first-time visor has positive effect.

9/2

6th

3

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Methusalar

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Made quite promising stable/chase debut in September and, following a lesser effort, was stalking the leaders before coming to grief at penultimate fence at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; remains on a very good mark and must be considered.

7/2

Form: PV46P6 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner in Ireland in November 2021 but very disappointing for this stable since and the first-time visor seemed to have only a mildly positive effect four weeks ago; others have much less to prove.

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8

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Richenda Ford

It's a long time since he's been competitive and he needs to improve upon his recent showings if he's to come out on top today.

33/1

7th

13

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Richenda Ford

Hurdle winner in Ireland in November 2021 but very disappointing for this stable since; drops back in trip after remote fourth over 3m1f last month; 5lb out of the weights; difficult to enthuse over.

40/1

4th

11

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Richenda Ford

Hurdle winner in Ireland in November 2021 but very disappointing for this stable since; pulled up at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) 16 days ago and effectively on same mark from out of the weights again here.

50/1

Form: 12P1-F D

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

3-10 over fences, the latest win gained at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in April; that form has been very well advertised by the close second since, but this one hasn't been seen since he fell at Worcester in May.

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0

12

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Who Is That

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Did well over fences last season, winning three times; below form here last month, after a layoff, but might have needed that outing and usual cheekpieces are refitted for this bid to exploit his lower hurdle mark.

10/1

8th

2

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Who Is That

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

3-10 over fences, the latest win gained at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in April; that form has been very well advertised by the close second since, but this one hasn't been seen since he fell at Worcester in May.

11/2

5

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Who Is That

11st 6lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Bar a couple of blips he ran really well last season and returned to form with a win under Freddie Gordon at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last month; the clear runner-up has franked the form and he's a strong contender up 4lb.

3/1

Form: -F261P CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Jumped well and made all over C&D (good to soft) last month on second start over fences; obvious contender if judged on that performance but he's a bit of a character (ran out in consecutive hurdle races last season) and was pulled up after some rather sketchy jumping at Ludlow last time.

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3rd

6

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

West Orchard

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Jumped well and made all at Plumpton (near 2m4f, good to soft) in November on second start over fences; right out of form on next outings but there was a partial recovery when these cheekpieces were enlisted at Wincanton (15l second) latest, so he's considered in this weak race.

7/2

2nd

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

9/1

9th

6

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

West Orchard

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Jumped well and made all over C&D (good to soft) last month on second start over fences; obvious contender if judged on that performance but he's a bit of a character (ran out in consecutive hurdle races last season) and was pulled up after some rather sketchy jumping at Ludlow last time.

13/2

Form: 233-P4 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Began chasing career with front-running win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) last season and is well handicapped on some of his subsequent placed form; well beaten on both outings last month but travelled well for a long way on latter occasion and enters calculations here.

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3rd

5

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:30 Market Rasen

Boys Of Wexford

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Uttoxeter winner in November 2022 (2m4f, soft); out of form this season and has a bit to prove at present; cheekpieces now tried.

14/1

6th

10

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Boys Of Wexford

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Made most for chase win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) in November 2022 and he mostly ran well in defeat subsequently; however he hasn't looked the same horse this winter and looks best watched for now.

20/1

Form: 9-3594

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Not yet fully exposed after only seven runs but was well beaten when fourth on last month's chase/handicap debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) and needs to take a big step forward here.

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1st

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Elpologreg

10st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

0-9; well beaten in all three starts over fences; others preferred.

9/1

3rd

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Elpologreg

10st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

towards rear, outpaced 3 out, some headway before 2 out, no impression when left in remote third last

33/1

0

8

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Elpologreg

11st 0lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Not yet fully exposed after only seven runs but was well beaten when fourth on last month's chase/handicap debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) and needs to take a big step forward here.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £228.00
Straight Forecast £197.90
Tricast £2114.30
Trifecta £1890.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Methusalar

POSTDATA:

West Orchard

The Times:

Eurkash

The Sun:

Sir Rock

WEST COUNTRY:

West Orchard

The Star:

West Orchard

Telegraph:

Methusalar

D Express:

Methusalar

Daily Mirror:

Methusalar

Daily Mail:

Eurkash

Daily Record:

Eurkash