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16:35 Exeter

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trustatrader.com Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Qualifier) (Leg 2 Of The Stayers’ Veterans’ Chase Series)

  • Prize money: £18210.5
  • 3m 0f 54y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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trustatrader.com Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Qualifier) (Leg 2 Of The Stayers’ Veterans’ Chase Series)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3P6P-9 C

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Became disappointing during light campaign last season and was soundly beaten over C&D on reappearance outing in November; well handicapped and has conditions to suit, but the addition of cheekpieces needs to make a big difference.

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1st

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Ask Me Early

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Became disappointing during light campaign last season and was soundly beaten over C&D on reappearance outing in November; well handicapped and has conditions to suit, but the addition of cheekpieces needs to make a big difference.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 72-442 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner, latterly in 2022 edition of this race (soft ground), and has made the frame over C&D on all three starts this season; 5lb out of the weights today but the form of his December second has been very well advertised by the winner since; considered each-way.

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2nd

15

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Run To Milan

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Dual C&D winner, latterly in 2022 edition of this race (soft ground), and has made the frame over C&D on all three starts this season; 5lb out of the weights today but the form of his December second has been very well advertised by the winner since; considered each-way.

14/1

2nd

6

21st Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:55 Exeter

Run To Milan

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Has only ever won here and from the front he went down fighting in Enjoy Your Life's recent C&D handicap; down another 2lb but he does look vulnerable to younger legs.

7/1

4th

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Run To Milan

11st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

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8/1

Form: 4-5117 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Began this season with hard-fought wins at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) and Sandown (3m, good to soft) in the autumn, and didn't run badly when seventh in last month's Veterans' Final (first-time cheekpieces); one to consider.

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3rd

7

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Good Boy Bobby

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Began this season with hard-fought wins at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) and Sandown (3m, good to soft) in the autumn, and didn't run badly when seventh in last month's Veterans' Final (first-time cheekpieces); one to consider.

7/1

7th

10

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Good Boy Bobby

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Off a career-low mark when mastering an idling Aye Right at Chepstow (2m7f) in October and followed up off 3lb higher over this far at Sandown (again good to soft; fine on softer), beating a few of these in the process; the last time he wore headgear was in 2020 (hood) but he's resurgent and remains on a very competitive mark.

6/1

Form: 22-526 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who did pretty well to take second behind Cepage over inadequate 2m4f at Cheltenham (soft) in December; safely held in Veterans' Final at Warwick since but can have a say off a workable mark here.

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4th

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Lord Du Mesnil

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Thorough stayer who did pretty well to take second behind Cepage over inadequate 2m4f at Cheltenham (soft) in December; safely held in Veterans' Final at Warwick since but can have a say off a workable mark here.

10/1

6th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Lord Du Mesnil

11st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Coming on three years since the last of his four career wins and three of those have come at Haydock, the last two over 3m4f; therefore, it was a highly commendable effort last month to chase home Cepage over 2m4f at Cheltenham where he unsurprisingly found himself outpaced before staying on; goes well on testing ground and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

Form: 408-14 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Back in peak form when winning by 16l under a very patient Elizabeth Gale ride at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft) in October and also ran well over the big fences there (3m2f, heavy) in December (albeit tired and well held in the end); respected.

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5th

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Celebre DAllen

11st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Back in peak form when winning by 16l under a very patient Elizabeth Gale ride at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft) in October and also ran well over the big fences there (3m2f, heavy) in December (albeit tired and well held in the end); respected.

8/1

Form: 01-2P9 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Smart in his prime and proved he retains most of his ability when second in major handicap at Ascot (3m, soft) on seasonal debut in November; didn't fire in last month's Veterans' Final but still enters calculations.

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1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Two For Gold

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Smart in his prime and proved he retains most of his ability when second in major handicap at Ascot (3m, soft) on seasonal debut in November; didn't fire in last month's Veterans' Final but still enters calculations.

14/1

9th

1

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Two For Gold

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

First and second in back-to-back runs 216 days apart at Ascot last year (3m; good to soft/soft); looked on the retreat when a late error at Chepstow four weeks ago left rider without his irons; could bounce back from that and he has won around here, but this is a challenging mark in such a competitive handicap.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 25/3P- C

Last run: 442 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler/chaser for the Tizzard stable and makes debut for Jim Boyle from a tempting mark, but we haven't seen him since a disappointing run in 2022 Coral Gold Cup and he's tricky to weigh up at present.

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2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Fiddlerontheroof

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Smart hurdler/chaser for the Tizzard stable and makes debut for Jim Boyle from a tempting mark, but we haven't seen him since a disappointing run in 2022 Coral Gold Cup and he's tricky to weigh up at present.

16/1

2

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Fiddlerontheroof

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

One of several runners who warmed up for this prize with a recent spin over hurdles; very useful chaser who is largely consistent and went down by only half a length (off 5lb lower; clear of remainder) in this race 12 months ago; cheekpieces now added; should go well again.

9/1

3rd

1

7th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Kempton

Fiddlerontheroof

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, pushed along after 3 out, outpaced 2 out, rallied and went third last, kept on but no match for first two

10/1

Form: 1PP-7P D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Collected good prize off this mark at Kempton (3m, soft) last winter but never got involved in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December and has now been pulled up on three of his last four appearances; needs to turn a corner.

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3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Remastered

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Collected good prize off this mark at Kempton (3m, soft) last winter but never got involved in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December and has now been pulled up on three of his last four appearances; needs to turn a corner.

10/1

0

10

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Remastered

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Every chance when falling four out in this race in 2021 and he was a close second in it last year; worth a second look given his record in the race but this 10yo was pulled up on his final two runs last term and there was no return to form over hurdles at Aintree last month (won same race 12 months earlier).

16/1

7th

3

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

13:35 Aintree

Remastered

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Had his fourth wind operation before a golden spell late last year, initiated by his win in this race; pulled up in his last two races last season, which has been followed by further wind surgery; acts in the mud; 8lb higher than this time last year, albeit 10lb below his chase figure.

4/1

Form: /7-41P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Looked revitalised when winning by 7l in first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) in December and remains very well handicapped on older form, but he then ran very badly in last month's Veterans' Final and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task here.

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5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Cepage

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Looked revitalised when winning by 7l in first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) in December and remains very well handicapped on older form, but he then ran very badly in last month's Veterans' Final and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task here.

12/1

0

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Cepage

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has been lightly raced in recent times but turned a corner in a big way when 7l too good for Lord Du Mesnil over 2m4f at Cheltenham last month (soft; first-time cheekpieces); yet to win beyond 2m5f but was fourth in a 3m1f race (soft) at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival; back up 6lb but likely to be bang there should the cheekpieces work again.

9/1

Form: 2345-4 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on some of last season's form and was a very creditable fourth in Veterans' Final at Warwick (3m, soft) on last month's reappearance; will cope if the ground becomes very testing here; big player.

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8

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Ramses De Teillee

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Well handicapped on some of last season's form and was a very creditable fourth in Veterans' Final at Warwick (3m, soft) on last month's reappearance; will cope if the ground becomes very testing here; big player.

9/2

4th

11

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Ramses De Teillee

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Returning from a similar absence (and wind surgery) when dominant from the front over C&D (soft) 14 months ago when only 2lb lower, after which he finished second in the final of this race at Sandown; fortunes went into reverse soon after but he's back from further wind surgery and handicapped to run a blinder if again on good terms with himself.

13/2

Form: 25266- D

Last run: 400 days

W: 10st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Stayed on for very respectable sixth in 2023 Veterans' Final at its regular home of Sandown (3m, soft) 13 months ago and returns on a 7lb lower mark; versatile regarding ground; not out of this if fully tuned up.

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9

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Broken Quest

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Stayed on for very respectable sixth in 2023 Veterans' Final at its regular home of Sandown (3m, soft) 13 months ago and returns on a 7lb lower mark; versatile regarding ground; not out of this if fully tuned up.

20/1

6th

8

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Broken Quest

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Dennis

Won sole start here (over hurdles in 2018); never better than when second at Cheltenham (same mark today) in November, which was over 2m4f but he had three wins over about 3m last spring; 3m2f may have been asking a bit much on latest outing; while peak RPRs have been on good ground but he's had his share of wins on soft and heavy.

33/1

Form: P-3F2P D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow; gave good account when second to subsequent Welsh Grand National winner there (2m7f, heavy) in December but needs to prove he can match that form on this right-handed course.

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13

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Wayfinder

10st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow; gave good account when second to subsequent Welsh Grand National winner there (2m7f, heavy) in December but needs to prove he can match that form on this right-handed course.

9/1

0

17

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Wayfinder

10st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Rebecca Curtis

Ran well on both completions this term, second to Nassalam here last time; 4-8 overall at Chepstow, where he's proved himself over 3m2f on soft; however, he's failed to complete in his four attempts beyond that, pulled up in three of them including this race last year; 2lb out of the handicap.

25/1

2nd

13

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:37 Chepstow

Wayfinder

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Rebecca Curtis

Four-time course winner (2m7f-3m2f; good-soft) who returned to form with creditable third on seasonal debut at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; has become unreliable, though, and is 3lb wrong today.

16/1

Form: 12-53U

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner but came to grief in the very early stages of two of his four chasing attempts and was well beaten when completing the other two races (albeit one in a Grade 2); still unexposed over 3m but needs to get his act together over fences.

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8th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Conkwell Legend

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Came to grief in three of his five races over fences, but he'd just taken the lead at Exeter (3m, heavy) 13 days ago when falling three out; judged on that, he needs considering on this return to hurdling.

8/1

14

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Conkwell Legend

10st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hurdle winner but came to grief in the very early stages of two of his four chasing attempts and was well beaten when completing the other two races (albeit one in a Grade 2); still unexposed over 3m but needs to get his act together over fences.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £370.00
Straight Forecast £363.30
Tricast £3290.20
Trifecta £4550.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Lord Du Mesnil

SPOTLIGHT:

Ramses De Teillee

The Times:

Fiddlerontheroof

Daily Record:

Good Boy Bobby

POSTDATA:

Cepage

Telegraph:

Lord Du Mesnil

D Express:

Lord Du Mesnil

The Sun:

Lord Du Mesnil

TOPSPEED:

Ramses De Teillee

Daily Mirror:

Ramses De Teillee