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16:05 Market Rasen

Good To Soft

Try Unibet’s New Acca Boosts Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6865.3
  • 2m 7f 191y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Try Unibet’s New Acca Boosts Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: -1PP22 C BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; reliable around this track, where he's won four times and was second in five-runner races on his last two outings; latest was just his third attempt over fences and he has a 5lb lower mark in this sphere than over hurdles; the step back up in trip will suit; player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 4

13:47 Market Rasen

Giovanni Change

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Has his off-days but he's usually reliable around here and found just one too good over hurdles on his latest visit; could go well off his lower chase mark on just his third run over fences, having been a flattering second in his final one.

13/8

2nd

5

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Giovanni Change

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won on the Flat at Pontefract in April and followed up over this C&D (good to soft) in May; has won here four times but the return to Market Rasen needs to trigger a major turnaround as he's been struggling for form.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 64-215 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Claimer ridden this term but not today; runner-up on reappearance at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) and went one better at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; needs to bounce back from a poor show at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy; favourite) where he made most and kept jumping to his left, but not dismissed.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

King Turgeon

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Can make the running; won his only start here (last March, on heavy); ridden this season by Gearoid Harney; stayed on best to collect at Exeter (3m, good to soft) but he's been beaten about 25l in his two starts since; mixed messages.

10/1

6th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

King Turgeon

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent 7th, led again 11th, headed after 5 out, weakened from 4 out

10/1

Form: PP-254 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Last won in January 2021 but there were two seconds in December 2022, another last May and he's shown that plenty of ability remains in his two runs this winter; 12lb lower than this time last year; interesting.

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3rd

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Shanty Alley

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Now three years since he last got his head in front and consistency is not his forte; beaten 19l at Newbury last time and others are safer propositions.

4/1

Form: U33-33 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo whose latest win was at this track in a novice hurdle in March 2021; third in handicap hurdles in his last four outings; needs better than his two runs this winter and while this step back up in trip may well suit, he has more to prove having unseated at the first in December 2022 on his only chase start.

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1st

7

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:43 Uttoxeter

Here Comes McCoy

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Didn't get very far on his chase debut last December (unseated at first) but he's a generally reliable hurdler who has finished third in his last four runs (2m3f-2m7f) in that sphere; on dangerous mark back over fences and could be a factor if he can put in a clear round.

4/1

Form: 1-2132 D BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

3m chase wins last March and June were two runs in a very solid six-race sequence; beaten a neck at Kelso latest; wore cheekpieces last five; back up another 2lb but probably bang there once again.

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7th

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

No Regrets

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Has done very well in these cheekpieces, winning twice in the first half of last year (3m, soft/good) and finishing a close second at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) in November last time out; every chance he'll be bang there.

7/2

Form: -3F214 CD BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

His three runs at this track came on last three outings and he ran well every time, winning on second occasion (3m1f, soft) but perhaps stretched by 3m4f in four-way finish to the Lincolnshire National on latest (keeping on, but having travelled much the best); bold show looks on its way.

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2nd

11

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

OConnell

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

took keen hold, midfield, good headway 10th, led after 5 out

4/1

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Verdict

It’s a small but competitive field. O’CONNELL (nap) is probably the most striking candidate, dropping back in trip after his close fourth here in the Lincolnshire National, but a move back up in trip heightens interest in course specialist Giovanni Change, whose chasing career is just getting going, while Shanty Alley and No Regrets also look serious players.[Richard Austen]