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15:40 Huntingdon

Soft

John Bigg ”Oxo” Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £14258.7
  • 2m 3f 189y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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John Bigg ”Oxo” Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-3352

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner who posted career-best performance when dropped back to 2m4f for valuable Cheltenham handicap (good to soft) in January, keeping on well for a clear second; went up 3lb for that but is in calmer waters here and commands respect.

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1st

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Lounge Lizard

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

Dual chase winner who posted career-best performance when dropped back to 2m4f for valuable Cheltenham handicap (good to soft) in January, keeping on well for a clear second; went up 3lb for that but is in calmer waters here and commands respect.

5/2

2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Lounge Lizard

10st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

raced wide, in touch with leaders, jumped right 6th, disputing second when mistake 5 out, challenging 2 out, hung left then not fluent last

25/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 115-91 CD

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner last season (including this race) and returned to form with hard-fought success at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in January; nudged back up to career-high mark today but still features prominently in calculations.

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3rd

4

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Dibble Decker

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, outpaced and lost ground before 3 out, soon struggling

9/4

2nd

7

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Dibble Decker

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Dual C&D winner last season (including this race) and returned to form with hard-fought success at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in January; nudged back up to career-high mark today but still features prominently in calculations.

100/30

1st

4

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Dibble Decker

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Back-to-back wins in the new cheekpieces at Huntingdon (2m4f, good/good to soft) early last year; looked rusty when well behind Huelgoat on his return and he was easy to back; better can be expected this time with a tongue-tie added.

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -11254 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Launched chasing career with two 2m wins in the autumn (both on good to soft, one here); yet to make any further progress but his fourth at Sandown (1m7f, soft) in January was a pretty good effort and he might still have untapped potential over this longer trip.

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7th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, no impression after 4 out

10/1

3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Launched chasing career with two 2m wins in the autumn (both on good to soft, one here); yet to make any further progress but his fourth at Sandown (1m7f, soft) in January was a pretty good effort and he might still have untapped potential over this longer trip.

6/1

2

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

General Medrano

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Improved for the switch to fences, comfortably winning 2m handicap chases at Uttoxeter and Huntingdon (on good to soft) before bumping into one ahead of its mark at Plumpton (2m3f); Kempton last time wasn't so good but definite claims if forgiven that weak finish.

8/1

Form: 513U76 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Looked as good as ever when holding on well to win at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) in November but has lost his way a bit since the turn of the year; stays this trip well enough but arrives here with something to prove.

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4th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Xcitations

11st 13lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

Looked as good as ever when holding on well to win at Sandown (1m7f, good to soft) in November but has lost his way a bit since the turn of the year; stays this trip well enough but arrives here with something to prove.

8/1

6th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Xcitations

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

1lb higher than when C&D winner in November, having won well on soft (unraced on heavy) last winter on his only other appearance at Sandown; looked set to finish second when unseating on penultimate start and ran respectably in a warm race on latest; considered.

10/1

7th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Xcitations

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Has pretty good 5-15 strike-rate over fences that includes two C&D wins; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but looked set to finish second before coming to grief at penultimate fence at Wetherby (2m, soft) a fortnight ago and today's faster ground will also suit.

13/2

Form: 11-P5P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner, including two quite valuable events last April (2m1f/2m3f); back on a good mark now and will be fine on today's ground but has looked out of sorts this season (three runs) and needs a revival.

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9th

11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Black Gerry

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Has ups and downs but he won all three completions last season (2m1f-2m3f, including on soft); slow to get going this campaign but he's better treated now and his second of five finishers at Plumpton ten days ago was a step in the right direction; needs another, rather larger one today.

20/1

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Black Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

Won this 12 months ago but he arrived here on the back of an Ascot win, whereas this season has yet to get up and going (with and without blinkers); has at least dropped to a good mark.

10/1

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Black Gerry

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

Five-time chase winner, including two quite valuable events last April (2m1f/2m3f); back on a good mark now and will be fine on today's ground but has looked out of sorts this season (three runs) and needs a revival.

12/1

Form: 51P-60 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Eight-time winner when trained by Paul Nicholls (2m3f-2m4f) but left that stable after lacklustre seasonal debut in October and also struggled on first run for new trainer in January.

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5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Flic Ou Voyou

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Eight-time winner when trained by Paul Nicholls (2m3f-2m4f) but left that stable after lacklustre seasonal debut in October and also struggled on first run for new trainer in January.

50/1

10th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Flic Ou Voyou

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Henry Hogarth

Three-time chase winner when trained by Paul Nicholls (2m3f-2m4f; once here) but left that stable after lacklustre seasonal debut in October and needs to have been revitalised by subsequent regime change.

33/1

Form: -61615 D

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Had 10-34 strike-rate when trained in France, including four chase wins; not seen since finishing fifth in Listed handicap hurdle in October but will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and it will be interesting to see what Venetia Williams can do with her.

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6

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Eximia

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Had 10-34 strike-rate when trained in France, including four chase wins; not seen since finishing fifth in Listed handicap hurdle in October but will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and it will be interesting to see what Venetia Williams can do with her.

7/2

Form: P1342/ D

Last run: 685 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Scored off 6lb higher at Leicester (2m4f, good) for Nicky Henderson in February 2022 but absent since remote second in three-runner race the following April; had wind surgery a couple of months later and has tongue-tie fitted for stable debut (same owner); market may guide.

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8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Patroclus

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Scored off 6lb higher at Leicester (2m4f, good) for Nicky Henderson in February 2022 but absent since remote second in three-runner race the following April; had wind surgery a couple of months later and has tongue-tie fitted for stable debut (same owner); market may guide.

10/1

2nd

3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

15:45 Chepstow

Patroclus

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

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Payout
Exacta £103.00
Straight Forecast £116.90
Tricast £279.80
Trifecta £335.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lounge Lizard

Telegraph:

Dibble Decker

RP RATINGS:

General Medrano

TOPSPEED:

Xcitations

The Sun:

Dibble Decker

The Star:

Dibble Decker

POSTDATA:

Lounge Lizard

D Express:

Lounge Lizard

Daily Record:

Lounge Lizard

The Times:

General Medrano

Daily Mirror:

General Medrano