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14:52 Fontwell

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BetMGM: Stay Golden With Responsible Play Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 3m 1f 210y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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BetMGM: Stay Golden With Responsible Play Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 412-31 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Did not look short of stamina when going down narrowly in 3m1f hurdle race at Plumpton in April and stamina won him the day on 2m5f chase debut here (heavy) last month; up 5lb but looks the type to progress again.

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2nd

8

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Captain Claude

11st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has won over shorter trips but career-best win came over 3m2f at Fontwell (soft; also won on heavy) on Boxing Day, and when third off this 7lb higher mark back there it was over 2m5f; could yet prove himself worth current mark in a test of this nature.

3/1

3rd

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Captain Claude

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

pressed leader, led before 5th, mistake 4 out, headed before 2 out

2/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: P63-22 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Stout stayer who won over 3m1f on chase debut at Catterick (soft) after Christmas last year and was suited by the return to further when chasing home an improved one at Hereford last month (3m1f, good); return to soft ground should suit and he can take a hand.

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8

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Pilot Show

11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

3m1f winner on soft ground last winter on chase debut; runner-up on first three runs this season before a poor show at Warwick latest; player if bouncing back from that.

6/1

0

3

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Pilot Show

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Warren Greatrex

3m1f winner on soft ground; has found one too good in each of his three runs this season (2m6f-3m2f) but his latest conqueror seems to be improving; thereabouts off an untouched mark.

7/2

2nd

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Pilot Show

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

midfield

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: /254/F

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in Ireland but 0-11 over hurdles; returning from three years off the track when an unfancied 25-1 shot in this grade on chase debut at Exeter last month and falling at the first; risky again.

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0

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Behind The Curtain

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

didn't jump with fluency, led

16/1

0

3

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Behind The Curtain

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Cork bumper winner who showed promise over hurdles in Ireland (albeit without winning); has a huge absence to defy on his chase debut (unraced since changing hands for 20,000euros in February 2021) but he's been given a chance by the handicapper; market check advised (one of two for yard).

10/1

Form: /421-4 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark over hurdles (3m2f here; good to soft) and fences (2m7f, good) but he came home in his own time at Doncaster recently on return from 16 months off; should come on for the run but hard to assess fitness.

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4th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Game Socks

11st 6lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

led, headed and lost position gradually before 15th, outpaced 3 out, hung left when not fluent 2 out, kept on but no impression approaching last

12/1

0

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Game Socks

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

never going well, always behind

9/1

4th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good

3m 2f 1y

Class 4

11:49 Doncaster

Game Socks

12st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Off the mark over fences at third attempt, with hard-fought success at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July 2022; open to further progress but has fitness to prove after 499-day absence; had wind op in September.

6/1

Form: 224431

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Not yet as effective over fences as hurdles but wind surgery seemed to have helped when he came well clear of tired rivals in 2m7f hurdle at Fakenham (soft) last week and he can run off the same mark again now back chasing; good form chance if keeping up the good work.

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0

14

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Edison Kent

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Wide-margin 2m7f Fakenham win before Christmas but pulled up a long way out at Fontwell one week later; much higher mark now from out of the weights; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

16/1

Form: 323/8P

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won soft-ground bumper in February 2021 but missed the best part of two years and has been well beaten and pulled up in two staying chases this winter; headgear first time; hard to enthuse about at present.

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0

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Sandy Brook

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Won soft-ground bumper in February 2021 but missed the best part of two years and has been well beaten and pulled up in two staying chases this winter; headgear first time; hard to enthuse about at present.

12/1

0

1

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Sandy Brook

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Soft-ground bumper winner who didn't hang about over hurdles despite showing promise at up to 3m2f; well beaten on recent chase debut but after a long absence and can leave that form behind.

11/2

8th

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield

Sandy Brook

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Chris Gordon

Soft-ground bumper winner who finished second or third in all four hurdle starts, taking a big step up in trip when third of six over 3m2f on handicap debut at Warwick (heavy) last time; that was back in December 2021, which poses an additional question on this chase debut.

16/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Pilot Show

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Claude

POSTDATA:

Edison Kent

The Star:

Sandy Brook

TOPSPEED:

Pilot Show

LAMBOURN:

Pilot Show

The Guardian:

Pilot Show

Daily Mirror:

Pilot Show

The Sun:

Pilot Show

WEST COUNTRY:

Captain Claude

The Times:

Captain Claude

Telegraph:

Captain Claude

D Express:

Captain Claude

Daily Record:

Captain Claude

Daily Mail:

Edison Kent