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14:00 Haydock

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Betfred Goals Galore Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 3m 1f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Betfred Goals Galore Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: /22P-3

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Yet to win over fences but plenty of sound runs to his credit, including on reappearance when third at Wetherby (3m, heavy; jockey dropped his whip on home turn); a possible

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

1st

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Richard J Bandey

Tired in the latter stages over 3m3f last month; opened his chase account at Haydock (3m1f, heavy; narrow win) the time before and has proved largely consistent; possibilities back down in trip, provided he takes well to first-time headgear.

15/8

3rd

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

disputed lead, led narrowly before 6th, hit 11th

2/1

1st

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

14:00 Haydock

Southern Sam

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Yet to win over fences but plenty of sound runs to his credit, including on reappearance when third at Wetherby (3m, heavy; jockey dropped his whip on home turn); a possible

9/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3522-5

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winning Irish pointer (3m, good to yielding) who won a Carlisle maiden hurdle (2m1f, heavy) in February 2022: placed on two of his four runs over fences, notably when second at Uttoxeter in April (3m, heavy); not at his best of reappearance but could bounce back.

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

2nd

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Gold Emery

10st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly 2nd

10/1

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Gold Emery

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, mistake 15th

9/2

Form: 4342-6

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Beat a decent sort when winning an Irish point (3m, soft) in December 2021; placed a couple of times over hurdles; wasn't entirely fluent and hung left on chase debut at Chepstow and now tried in cheekpieces; quite interesting.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Rouge De LQuest

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Rebecca Curtis

Took well to first-time blinkers at Ffos Las (3m, heavy; won easily off 8lb lower) two weeks ago, opening his rules account; back up in grade but could well have more to offer in the retained blinds; respected.

5/2

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Rouge De LQuest

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Rebecca Curtis

0-8 under rules and doesn't tend to find much at the business end of his races but ran well for a long way when fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in January, and the first-time tongue-tie might aid his finishing effort here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12-32

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; won a maiden hurdle at Ayr last term (2m4f, soft); two fair runs in small-field handicap chases this season, last time runner-up in a two-finisher event at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy); blinkers now tried.

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

7th

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Step Above

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

disputed lead

10/1

3rd

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:55 Kelso

Step Above

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won a maiden hurdle at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in November 2022 but he's had only four runs since and was pulled up over fences at Haydock in December; still lightly raced but he's not progressed under rules so far and comes with risks attached back in this sphere; first-time visor.

12/1

Form: -26355

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ex-Gordon Elliott; placed in a couple of points in 2022 before winning a maiden hurdle at Tramore (2m6f, heavy) in January last year; bit disappointing over fences, although has excuses for a below-par run at Kelso last time; bit to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Cardamon Hill

10st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Has become disappointing since winning a maiden in Ireland and when third here last time he was some 12l behind runner-up Jem In Em; just 1lb lower and perhaps placed at best.

16/1

3rd

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Cardamon Hill

11st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

held up in rear, dropped to last before 10th

25/1

10th

4

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Cardamon Hill

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Ex-Gordon Elliott; first two runs for new yard were his best form but he's made two major backward steps since; back hurdling today, for the first time since last March.

25/1

Form: 5353-4

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

£5,500 buy out of Dan Skelton's yard last May; Worcester hurdle winner in May 2021 (2m7f) but that was on good ground and today's conditions may not suit.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

14:00 Haydock

Presenting Jeremy

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

£5,500 buy out of Dan Skelton's yard last May; Worcester hurdle winner in May 2021 (2m7f) but that was on good ground and today's conditions may not suit.

16/1

4th

6

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

13:20 Carlisle

Presenting Jeremy

10st 5lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

pressed leader, led 5th, outpaced after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £124.00
Straight Forecast £123.40
Trifecta £332.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

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RP RATINGS:

Southern Sam

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Emery

TOPSPEED:

Presenting Jeremy

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Record:

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D Express:

Southern Sam

Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

Southern Sam