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14:00 Wincanton

Soft

NAF Metazone Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4488.85
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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NAF Metazone Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1-2432 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won over about 2m last spring at Taunton and this track; creditable placings over 2m2f at Taunton and 2m3f at Exeter on last two outings, with another place chance today on first run under rules over this far.

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1st

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Flash Gorcombe

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Dual chase winner this season, most recently when dropped to 2m at Hereford (soft) a fortnight ago; 7lb rise asks a question of him but he's evidently in very good nick.

9/2

1st

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Flash Gorcombe

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Robert Walford

Won easily at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; he needs to prove he can win off his increased mark but has run well in defeat the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft/soft) and should be thereabouts.

11/4

2nd

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Flash Gorcombe

11st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Posted his second course victory when winning easily over C&D (good to soft) last month and another good run when third of 14 at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) last time; has won on heavy ground and he's a strong contender now back down in grade.

15/8

9/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: F261P9 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Jumped well and made all at Plumpton (near 2m4f, good to soft) in November on second start over fences; right out of form on both outings since (bad mistake on first occasion) and he has not shone in his five runs at this track; cheekpieces are enlisted.

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6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form since winning at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November on second chase start but he was a good second at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last time and that form was franked by the winner; capable of a bold show.

4/1

2nd

5

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

2m3f chase winner (good to soft) last November, when 1lb lower; below that level in four subsequent starts, despite being placed in his last two; drops 2lb; still a probable player.

11/2

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

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 76-125 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Returned from long absence with convincing win here (1m7f, soft) in October and probably bettered that performance when clear second at Ffos Las (2m3f, soft) next time; heavy going probably explains a poor show one month ago but his tendency to jump to his left could leave him vulnerable this time.

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4th

4

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Rebecca Curtis

led, mistake 2nd, headed before 7th, mistake 8th, soon lost ground

9/2

3rd

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Boston Joe

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

jumped left throughout, prominent

4/1

5th

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

15:22 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

in touch with leaders

9/4

Form: 758-07

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Failed to finish closer than 16l to the winner in his nine hurdle races and remote on his recent chase debut, albeit badly hampered early on; best watched from 8lb out of the handicap.

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4th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Sans Of Gold

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

midfield

40/1

7th

14

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Sans Of Gold

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Has not finished closer than 16l to a winner in his nine runs over hurdles and he's 8lb out of the weights on this chase debut; no appeal.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 725334

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

0-10; often front-runs; switched to fences in November with two respectable efforts (in cheekpieces on second occasion) and he had wind surgery soon after a lesser show on latest outing; peak hurdles form gives him a shout.

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3rd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Moytier

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Perhaps flattered to win quite so convincingly over fences here two runs back (2m4f, soft) and was then a remote third again here after going up 9lb; 5lb lower for this return to hurdling and Gearoid Harney takes off a further 7lb, so has a chance at the weights.

9/2

3rd

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Moytier

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

disputed lead, led narrowly before 10th, headed before 3 out, soon lost position

9/4

Form: F-P212 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery in the summer and in good form all three starts since; made most on last two occasions, getting off the mark at Chepstow (3m, soft) and second at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft); they were over hurdles and he needs to find extra on this chase debut, with the drop back in trip posing an additional question, but he's still of interest.

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6th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Dear Ralphy

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

2m7f hurdle winner (soft) at Chepstow in November off 7lb lower; matched that effort in defeat at Lingfield next time; that form would see him involved but there's a bit to prove after falling in a chase and running no sort of race back over hurdles last time.

12/1

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Dear Ralphy

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Form figures of 212 in staying handicap hurdles (good to soft or soft) after undergoing wind surgery and didn't take to fences at Wincanton last time; might not have any great margin for error off this mark but respected nonetheless.

15/8

0

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Dear Ralphy

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

didn't jump well, prominent, bad mistake 2nd, overjumped 4th, bad mistake and fell 5th

3/1

Form: F3/4/0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in his three hurdle races for Dan Skelton; gelding and wind operations during a 784-day absence, reappearing for new yard (same owner) with 70l defeat in maiden hurdle at Exeter (2m, soft; 22-1) three weeks ago; tricky to latch on to after that but this is his chase/handicap debut and he's well bred, including as a close relation to very smart My Drogo.

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11th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Lustleigh

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Polly Gundry

Not devoid of ability in three starts for Dan Skelton; cause for optimism from his second chase start, when second at Ludlow (2m, soft) in February; below that level at Taunton (2m, soft) since but if you can forgive that he could be competitive now 2lb lower.

7/1

7th

8

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Lustleigh

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Polly Gundry

towards rear, not fluent 1st, some headway 4 out, weakened 3 out

6/1

2nd

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Lustleigh

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Polly Gundry

Lightly raced 7yo; showed some promise for previous yard but has achieved nothing in two starts (hurdle/chase) for new stable since returning from long layoff; best watched unless the market predicts improvement./

20/1

Form: 0/P6-P

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden; runner-up in a claiming hurdle in May 2021 on final start for Joseph O'Brien but has struggled since; had 534 days off before making his chase debut on latest outing; usual tongue-tie is restored.

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0

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Fama Et Gloria

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Michael Hawker

towards rear

33/1

0

5

13th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

12:50 Exeter

Fama Et Gloria

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

Maiden; runner-up in a claiming hurdle in May 2021 on final start for Joseph O'Brien but has struggled since and score is now 0-10; off since June 2022 and this is his chase debut; wore a tongue-tie all starts and had cheekpieces on latest, but neither is on today.

50/1

Form: 6713-6 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Opened his account by a nose from the front over C&D (good) last April; ran well three weeks later (3m, good) and may have needed the run when next seen six weeks ago; big player if back to his best.

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7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

My Rockstar

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Helen Rees

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; off the mark at Wincanton (2m4f Class 5) last April and had bad luck there eight weeks ago; however, he's 4lb out of the weights upped in grade.

12/1

0

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

My Rockstar

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Helen Rees

led

5/1

Form: 24P-PP

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

0-11; best when close second over C&D (good) last March but his form tailed off in the spring and he was pulled up on recent return from seven months off; 2lb out of the handicap.

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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

Form: 6U9P-P

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has not finished closer than sixth in his eight hurdle races and pulled up on New Year's Day when making his chase/stable debut on return from 305 days off; 4lb out of the handicap and no solid claims.

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0

8

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Christopher Clive

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Joe Tickle

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, reminder before 4th, pulled up after 7th

66/1

0

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Christopher Clive

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Joe Tickle

held up in rear, slow jump 1st

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £475.00
Straight Forecast £474.30
Tricast £2876.60
Trifecta £2378.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Dear Ralphy

RP RATINGS:

Flash Gorcombe

SPOTLIGHT:

My Rockstar

The Times:

Moytier

Telegraph:

Royal Mer

POSTDATA:

Boston Joe

Daily Mail:

Dear Ralphy

The Sun:

Dear Ralphy

The Star:

Dear Ralphy

The Guardian:

Flash Gorcombe

Daily Mirror:

Flash Gorcombe

Daily Record:

Flash Gorcombe

D Express:

My Rockstar