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16:10 Lingfield

Soft

Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 43F-43

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler; tailed off on chase debut but then went in a tongue-tie following wind surgery and duly ran much better to finish a close third at Leicester (2m, soft); open to improvement over this far.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Clonakilty

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

jumped right on occasions, raced in last but in touch with leaders, headway when slightly hampered 9th, led narrowly after 4 out, went clear from last, ridden out

5/2

3rd

4

10th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:15 Leicester

Clonakilty

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Yet to make any significant further progress since maiden hurdle win 13 months year ago and made disappointing seasonal/chase/handicap debut in November; however, has been given a wind op and could still have significant potential; tongue-tie fitted for first time; seems versatile ground-wise.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3-4341 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

A well-held third behind Sherborne in December but seemed to appreciate the galloping nature of Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) when staying on best to win there three weeks ago; had little in hand but a 3lb rise is fair and he should be thereabouts.

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2nd

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Kingofthewest

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, left in third 9th, stayed on run-in, went third towards finish, no match for winner

7/2

1st

8

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Kingofthewest

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

prominent

6/1

Form: 14241P C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner; beat his nine rivals well at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) well enough to earn a 7lb rise and was beaten too far out to blame the step up to 3m at Exeter on New Year's Day; hasn't been the easiest to predict but has possibilities if returning to his winning form.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Sherborne

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

pressed leaders early, prominent from 3rd, briefly led 4 out, pressed winner from 3 out, 2 lengths down when slipped last, no extra when lost second towards finish

5/1

8th

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Sherborne

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won twice over hurdles in the spring (2m4f/2m5f) and came good over fences at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; recent 7lb rise asks quite a lot of him but he has possibilities if suited by today's step up in trip.

9/2

1st

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Sherborne

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won first two hurdle starts following wind surgery (2m4f, soft/2m5f, good); two chase runs since have been an improvement on his earlier attempts, without looking ahead of his mark; more needed.

6/1

Form: P1F-P3 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Needed a confidence booster and went down by only 4l from the front at Plumpton a month ago (2m3f, soft); perhaps on a toughish mark (sole chase win off 5lb higher) but unlikely to be far away if building on latest run.

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4th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Grizzly James

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

prominent early, on inner and in touch with leaders from 3rd, struggling when in rear after 8th, headway and went fourth after 4 out, weakened 2 out

4/1

3rd

8

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Grizzly James

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Got tired and was pulled up at Fontwell on his return from an absence; definite claims on last season's improvement when ridden out to score at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in April and he was perhaps unfortunate not to have followed up at Chepstow; only 5lb above that last winning mark and he's effective on soft.

8/1

Form: 25-39

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; best effort was his close second in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Plumpton in late 2022; only ninth on his handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; 28-1) but that was a warm race; goes chasing with low mileage and he's bred for it.

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5th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Tea And Chats

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

led, pressed leader when headed after 2nd, led 8th, headed when not fluent 4 out, weakened before 3 out

7/1

9th

9

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Tea And Chats

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced; best effort was his close second in a 2m4f novice at Plumpton in late 2022; only his second run since when outpaced over 2m1f there on Boxing Day and can leave that form behind returned to further for his handicap debut.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 235-U3

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler; in the process of running well before unseating rider at third-last fence at Southwell (2m, good to soft) on chase debut and didn't run badly at Taunton (soft) for all that he was beaten about 11l in a four-runner race; the cheekpieces tried that day are soon dispensed with but he could go well.

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6th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Couldbeaweapon

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

prominent early, in touch with leaders from 4th, headway 4 out, weakened 3 out, lost shoe

8/1

3rd

4

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Couldbeaweapon

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Ended last season with a disappointing hurdle run but was in the process of running well before unseating rider at third-last fence at Southwell (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; went close on only previous visit to Taunton and should be fine on today's ground; cheekpieces refitted; could have a say.

9/2

Form: /6/P40

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Back from an absence with a good Flat run last May but has offered little over hurdles since, latterly tried in blinkers (replacing cheekpieces); goes in no headgear this time but has questions to answer on chasing debut, for which he's not bred.

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1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Casa Loupi

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

pressed leaders, led after 2nd, pressed leaders when headed 8th, going okay when fell 9th

12/1

12th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Casa Loupi

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Last win was at this track in April 2021; returned from an absence with a good Flat run last May but his two runs since (over hurdles in November) were uninspiring; return of cheekpieces did nothing last time and now he tries first-time blinkers; yard is going well.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £120.00
Straight Forecast £127.90
Trifecta £644.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Kingofthewest

POSTDATA:

Clonakilty

TOPSPEED:

Sherborne

SPOTLIGHT:

Tea And Chats

Telegraph:

Couldbeaweapon

RP RATINGS:

Grizzly James

The Times:

Clonakilty

D Express:

Clonakilty

The Guardian:

Kingofthewest

Daily Mail:

Kingofthewest

The Sun:

Kingofthewest

The Star:

Kingofthewest

Daily Mirror:

Sherborne

Daily Record:

Sherborne