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12:27 Wetherby

Good To Soft

William Hill Play Responsibly Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3432.65
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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William Hill Play Responsibly Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.40

Form: /3-421

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Took well to first-time cheekpieces in similar event at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) this month, scoring readily off just 2lb lower; open to further progress over fences and warrants respect in the retained headgear.

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

2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Tom Cody

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/2

4th

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Tom Cody

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month and again had plenty in hand here (2m3f, soft) on Boxing Day; an 8lb rise for last time could have been worse and there can be optimism that he remains ahead of the handicapper.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 43F-41

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Made all in small-field novice handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, heavy; comfortably off 6lb lower) four weeks ago, adding to his Flat wins; possibilities provided he's just as effective over fences; tongue-tie applied.

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

2nd

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Aristobulus

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

led narrowly, jumped right 4th, jumped right 5th, led clearly after 5th, hit 4 out, soon headed, mistake 3 out, soon no chance with winner

4/1

1st

6

28th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:40 Southwell

Aristobulus

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

made all, going best before 2 out, ridden and hung left approaching last, kept on well run-in, eased towards finish, comfortably

20/1

4th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Aristobulus

10st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

set good pace, pushed along after 3 out, headed before 2 out, pecked on landing 2 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: 40/67-

Last run: 388 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Still unexposed having raced just four times, mostly at Wetherby (best effort in sole bumper start); had wind surgery since last appearance over a year ago; possible improver on handicap/chase debut.

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

3rd

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Great Ballinboris

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, raced in third from 11th, weakened after 4 out

10/1

7th

6

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

11:40 Wetherby

Great Ballinboris

11st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12-574 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Finished 3l fourth in similar event at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago, producing her best effort since switched to chasing; looks favourably weighted on best hurdles form and can't be ruled out.

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

0

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Kalpaga

11st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Tim Vaughan

pressed leader, raced in second and prominent after 5th, lost second after 10th, soon reminders and struggling when, pulled up before 4 out

5/2

4th

2

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

14:00 Ludlow

Kalpaga

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

led

10/1

7th

5

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

Kalpaga

11st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ended last season in good form over hurdles, notably when winning by 10l here (2m3f, good to soft); made just a respectable chasing debut last month but might come on for the run, and the return to this track is a plus.

10/1

Form: 64U2-6

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden who may be capable of improvement with Newcastle reappearance under his belt and headgear now fitted on chase debut; had some encouraging form last term; not dismissed.

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

9th

6

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Ffree Pedro

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Has shown some ability over hurdles without yet winning; soft ground should suit him and it would be no surprise if he left the form of his previous two runs this season behind now he's back up in trip and dropped 2lb.

14/1

0

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Ffree Pedro

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, mistake 10th, reminders and struggling after 11th, weakened after 5 out, weakened before 4 out

6/1

6th

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle

Ffree Pedro

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

No match for the winner when second on handicap debut at Bangor (2m7f, good to soft) in March, when last seen, but that was still a pretty promising effort; has also shown ability on soft going; this lightly raced 7yo is with a top northern stable and could have more to offer.

3/1

Form: 6-P47U D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Far from reliable since completing a hurdles hat-trick in November 2020 for previous yard; has left it late to commence his chasing career and this 10yo is not a solid proposition.

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

0

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Sehayli

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, dropped to last 9th, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

20/1

0

10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

Sehayli

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ellie Mayo

T: L J Morgan

Modest strike-rate of 3-33 and doesn't arrive here in convincing form; others preferred.

40/1

7th

5

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:30 Kelso

Sehayli

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

held up in rear

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £68.00
Straight Forecast £71.00
Trifecta £238.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tom Cody

D Express:

Kalpaga

The Times:

Aristobulus

The Sun:

Kalpaga

The Guardian:

Aristobulus

RP RATINGS:

Tom Cody

POSTDATA:

Tom Cody

Telegraph:

Tom Cody

Daily Mail:

Tom Cody

Daily Mirror:

Tom Cody

The Star:

Tom Cody

Daily Record:

Tom Cody