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14:55 Southwell

Soft

Try The Racing App This Afternoon Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Try The Racing App This Afternoon Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88

Form: 4P-343

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Has won a French bumper (soft) and a maiden hurdle for these connections; sufficient promise over hurdles to believe this mark isn't beyond him and he might well improve for going chasing; 3m1f appeared too far last time on his first venture beyond 2m2f, but this trip shouldn't be an issue.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Imperial Bede

12st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Immediately looked a better chaser when making all for a 13l success over C&D in February (heavy; just four ran) on his first run over fences; departed early at Kelso and his respectable Sandown fourth was in a higher grade; bit to prove off this mark but strongly considered.

11/4

4th

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Imperial Bede

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

4/1

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

Imperial Bede

10st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

pressed leader, fell 2nd

7/4

Form: 3-1P18 CD BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent but conditions were perhaps not slow enough when disappointing last time and he had previously won by an easy 8l over C&D (heavy), albeit against just three rivals; major claims if returning to that form, for all that he's 7lb higher; the tongue-tie is new.

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3rd

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Sageburg County

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

2-5 over fences, the latter win gained in four-runner race on heavy ground in November, but his record is very mixed; no match for easy winner when second of four last month and may find today's conditions too lively; others preferred.

11/1

2nd

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Sageburg County

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Inconsistent but conditions were perhaps not slow enough when disappointing last time and he had previously won by an easy 8l over C&D (heavy), albeit against just three rivals; major claims if returning to that form, for all that he's 7lb higher; the tongue-tie is new.

2/1

Form: 0334-6 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

1-19 over hurdles and 1-14 as a chaser; returning from 310 days off when tailed off in a handicap hurdle at Warwick and not easy to side with on the back of that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Key Commander

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

1-19 over hurdles and 1-14 as a chaser; returning from 310 days off when tailed off in a handicap hurdle at Warwick and not easy to side with on the back of that.

11/2

6th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Key Commander

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 8yo with a strike-rate of 2-33; ran well in three chases for Mel Rowley last year but returns to hurdles following an absence and probably best watched.

25/1

Form: 6-93P4 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been on his game for a while now and an unlikely winner unless further wind surgery helps, though he did run well to be third after his previous op.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Family Business

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Winless since last February and he's yet to hit top form this term, undergoing wind surgery before coming in a remote third of four at Southwell (2m4f) last month; others appeal more.

7/1

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Family Business

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Hasn't been on his game for a while now and an unlikely winner unless further wind surgery helps, though he did run well to be third after his previous op.

10/1

5

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Family Business

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Well treated on last season's form but hasn't been on his game for a while now and was pulled up at Doncaster a month ago when Imac Wood finished third.

14/1

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Non-runners

Heartbreak Kid

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £47.00
Straight Forecast £52.70
Trifecta £80.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Bede

TOPSPEED:

Sageburg County

RP RATINGS:

Family Business

Daily Mirror:

Heartbreak Kid

The Sun:

Key Commander

LAMBOURN:

Sageburg County

The Times:

Sageburg County

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial Bede

Telegraph:

Imperial Bede

The Star:

Imperial Bede

Daily Record:

Imperial Bede

POSTDATA:

Family Business

D Express:

Family Business