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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 1f 165y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.70
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 26633-

Last run: 257 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden who has been placed in bumpers and at up to 2m1f over hurdles; comfortably held from this mark on his last two starts last season; each-way claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Has taken well to fences, winning at Fontwell (2m2f, soft; maiden previously) then creditable third at Plumpton (2m1f); may have more to offer at an ordinary level in this sphere; enters calculations.

5/1

3rd

5

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

raced in second, jumped left and bumped rival 7th, led narrowly before 4 out

11/4

11/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 33-985

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

2m chase winner (soft) in January, when 3lb higher; has been unable to reach that level of form since; plummeting in the handicap but others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Valirann Gold

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Harriet Brown

Sole win was at 2m last January, from 20 races under rules; ran on well for second here (2m2f, soft) on Boxing Day and was way out of the handicap next time, before a modest show at Exeter two weeks ago; it's hard to see him as a solid option but he's far from alone in that.

7/1

7th

16

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Valirann Gold

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Harriet Brown

Sole win at 2m; ran best race for a while when runner-up at Fontwell (2m2f, soft) on Boxing Day and he didn't do badly in a better race at Chepstow since; this test looks the outer limit of stamina range; 2lb wrong.

16/1

Form: 3P-652 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Sole win came here over hurdles (2m1f, soft) in 2019; creditable effort when 9l second at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) latest; 7lb out of the handicap today, though.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Clondaw Robin

10st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

chased clear leader, reminder with one circuit to go, soon detached

3/1

0

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Clondaw Robin

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

led, went clear with winner after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, 2 lengths ahead when bad mistake and fell heavily last

7/1

2nd

7

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Clondaw Robin

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

raced in third, not fluent 3rd, pressed leader before 4 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: U1U-P7 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (soft) in April when 6lb lower; unseated at the last at Plumpton (2m1f, good) next time, when still having a chance; has been below par since; well treated on that winning form and the return to this grade and this track could see a revival.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Hector Jaguen

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

chased clear leader, not fluent when raced in last 2nd

7/2

4th

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Hector Jaguen

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

C&D winner (soft) in April when 6lb lower; unseated at the last at Plumpton (2m1f, good) next time, when still having a chance; has been below par since; well treated on that winning form and the return to this grade and this track could see a revival.

10/1

Form: 604433 BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Point winner who is 0-10 under rules; comfortably held in third at both Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) and Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October; 2lb drop doesn't obviously look the key to success; cheekpieces now added to tongue-tie.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Ballymagee

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

5th

4

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Ballymagee

10st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Point winner who is 0-10 under rules; comfortably held in third at both Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) and Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October; 2lb drop doesn't obviously look the key to success; cheekpieces now added to tongue-tie.

4/1

Form: 4O2-63

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground bumper winner; placed in four hurdle races at up to 2m4f; improved on his hurdles form when racing prominently and under 2l third on chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month; step up in trip looks positive and, if that helps draw further improvement, he's a big player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Dusky Days

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Soft-ground bumper winner; placed in four hurdle races at up to 2m4f; improved on his hurdles form when racing prominently and under 2l third on chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month; step up in trip looks positive and, if that helps draw further improvement, he's a big player.

3/1

3rd

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Dusky Days

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jamie Snowden

Absent since a poor hurdle run in May and not one to rely upon heavily but his clear second off today's mark at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) was a good effort; a possible if all goes to plan on chasing debut.

8/1

6th

1

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Dusky Days

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Bumper winner who is 0-8 over hurdles and has a patchy record in this sphere; hung badly left and crashed through the wing two out at Ludlow (2m, good) on penultimate run but he was a clear second in a Stratford handicap (2m2f, good to soft) last time; that was a solid effort and he's in the mix off just 1lb higher.

6/1

Form: 324P-P

Last run: 209 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

0-10; placed twice over fences on good ground, at up to 2m4f last season; form tailed off in the spring; returns with a bit to prove, including if it's soft ground and from 5lb out of the handicap.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Pulled up in four consecutive handicap chases since last spring and now 0-12 overall; huge leap of faith required to support him here; 3lb wrong.

66/1

0

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Fiona Shaw

held up in rear

25/1

0

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

0-10; placed twice over fences on good ground, at up to 2m4f last season; form tailed off in the spring; returns with a bit to prove, including if it's soft ground and from 5lb out of the handicap.

25/1

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Non-runners

Speaker Thomas

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Payout
Exacta £267.00
Straight Forecast £242.50
Tricast £1669.20
Trifecta £1358.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Speaker Thomas

SPOTLIGHT:

Dusky Days

The Guardian:

Clondaw Robin

RP RATINGS:

Hector Jaguen

Daily Mail:

Ballymagee

POSTDATA:

Dusky Days

LAMBOURN:

Dusky Days

The Times:

Hector Jaguen

Telegraph:

Speaker Thomas

The Sun:

Speaker Thomas

Daily Record:

Speaker Thomas

D Express:

Ballymagee

Daily Mirror:

Clondaw Robin

The Star:

Clondaw Robin