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Arthur & Peggy White Memorial Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £8792.86
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Arthur & Peggy White Memorial Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 12-231

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to fences this season and kept on well for narrow win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December; raised only 2lb for that and will also be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination; strong contender.

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1st

3

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Sure Touch

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Has taken well to fences this season and kept on well for narrow win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December; raised only 2lb for that and will also be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination; strong contender.

5/2

1st

1

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Uttoxeter

Sure Touch

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Won four times over hurdles in early part of last season and, following a layoff, went close on chasing debut at Ludlow (2m4f, good) in October; also ran well when tried over 3m last month and seems versatile regarding ground; respected.

4/1

3rd

1

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

13:40 Market Rasen

Sure Touch

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Four hurdle wins in second half of 2022 (2m3f-2m5f, good/good to soft; including here) and he returned from an absence with a close second of four on last month's chase debut at Ludlow (2m4f, good; wind op since); should be fine now back up in trip and he's open to improvement over fences; player.

5/2

OUR TIP

11/2

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 10-42P

Last run: 237 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Smart chaser in his prime but last season's win was gained in a 2m4f hunter chase and he ran very poorly when returned to a handicap last June; not easy to weigh up at present and has stamina to prove over new trip here, but has become dangerously well treated.

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2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Magic Saint

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart chaser in his prime but last season's win was gained in a 2m4f hunter chase and he ran very poorly when returned to a handicap last June; not easy to weigh up at present and has stamina to prove over new trip here, but has become dangerously well treated.

11/2

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Magic Saint

10st 12lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Doesn't look the force of old and only successful once in five hunter chase outings this year; handicapper has given him a chance, however, and much may depend on effect of blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

13/2

Form: U-4361 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Cruised clear to win by 7l over C&D (good) just under a year ago and looked back in prime form when scoring at Exeter (2m3f, soft) in December; doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but still features prominently in calculations.

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3rd

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Stormy Flight

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Cruised clear to win by 7l over C&D (good) just under a year ago and looked back in prime form when scoring at Exeter (2m3f, soft) in December; doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but still features prominently in calculations.

7/2

1st

4

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:50 Exeter

Stormy Flight

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Shot up the weights for winning easily at Taunton in February (2m7f, good) but he nearly defied the rise next time at Wincanton; no closer than 16l in his last three runs but he's back on a dangerous mark and handles soft ground.

11/2

Form: 1P4-4P CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner over hurdles, and the first of last season's two chase wins was recorded over this C&D; failed to build upon encouraging seasonal debut when pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Wincanton on Boxing Day but the return to this track is an obvious plus and she's back down to a good mark.

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4th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Love Actually

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Dual course winner over hurdles, and the first of last season's two chase wins was recorded over this C&D; failed to build upon encouraging seasonal debut when pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Wincanton on Boxing Day but the return to this track is an obvious plus and she's back down to a good mark.

8/1

0

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:28 Wincanton

Love Actually

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Keiran Burke

2-5 over fences; ended last season with two disappointing runs but returned with respectable fourth at Kempton (2m4f, good) last month; now back on her last winning mark and today's move back up in trip ought to suit; contender if first-time cheekpieces have the desired effect.

5/1

Form: P-1455 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Went close in this race a year ago and was very creditable second in major Ascot handicap (3m good to soft) soon afterwards; needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Newbury in December but is now only 2lb higher than when winning easily on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft).

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5th

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Neon Moon

12st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Went close in this race a year ago and was very creditable second in major Ascot handicap (3m good to soft) soon afterwards; needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Newbury in December but is now only 2lb higher than when winning easily on seasonal debut at Ludlow (3m, good to soft).

7/1

5th

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Neon Moon

10st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Runner-up in valuable Ascot handicap (3m, good to soft) last season and probably posted career-best performance when winning easily on reappearance outing at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in October; not quite in same form on either subsequent outing, though, and others probably have more potential.

11/1

5th

4

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:00 Ascot

Neon Moon

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Came 12l clear to open his chasing account at the eighth attempt at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) but a 6lb rise found him out in a deeper handicap at Newbury this month; others have the potential to be better treated.

12/1

Form: 410926 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner (once here); gave good account when second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November and will be fine over today's longer trip but he didn't fire when last in action and has become unreliable.

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5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Quoi De Neuf

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Dual chase winner (once here); gave good account when second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November and will be fine over today's longer trip but he didn't fire when last in action and has become unreliable.

11/2

6th

6

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Quoi De Neuf

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Looks a difficult horse to catch right but finished second at Catterick over a trip short of his best (2m3f) and drying ground is welcomed; couldn't rule out.

6/1

2nd

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Quoi De Neuf

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, pushed along and headway 3 out, good jump and pressed leaders 2 out, ridden and switched left run-in, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

9/1

Form: 1F-PP4 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler who began chasing career with small-field win at Newbury (2m7f, soft) last March; pulled up on first two starts this season, though, and only minor positives can be drawn from his well-held fourth at Ludlow last month; another big forward step is needed.

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8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Bridge North

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Daly

in touch with leaders

8/1

6

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Bridge North

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Useful hurdler who began chasing career with small-field win at Newbury (2m7f, soft) last March; pulled up on first two starts this season, though, and only minor positives can be drawn from his well-held fourth at Ludlow last month; another big forward step is needed.

9/1

4th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

14:45 Ludlow

Bridge North

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Far from solid having produced form figures of 1FPP since switched to chasing, the win gained off 1lb higher at Newbury (2m7f, soft); hopes are pinned on wind surgery (his second) prompting a revival.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £251.00
Straight Forecast £292.70
Trifecta £631.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sure Touch

RP RATINGS:

Stormy Flight

TOPSPEED:

Quoi De Neuf

Daily Mail:

Magic Saint

POSTDATA:

Sure Touch

The Times:

Sure Touch

Telegraph:

Sure Touch

D Express:

Sure Touch

Daily Mirror:

Sure Touch

The Sun:

Sure Touch

WEST COUNTRY:

Stormy Flight

The Guardian:

Stormy Flight

The Star:

Stormy Flight

Daily Record:

Stormy Flight