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Vickers Bet Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6178.77
  • 2m 7f 91y
  • Class 3
  • 3 runners
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Vickers Bet Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91

Form: P22301 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Exploited drop in grade when winning comfortably by 9l at Catterick (3m1f, soft) a week ago and is now 2-11 over fences; has 7lb penalty here and is not yet proven on heavy ground but still commands respect.

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

1st

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:20 Newcastle

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11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Exploited drop in grade when winning comfortably by 9l at Catterick (3m1f, soft) a week ago and is now 2-11 over fences; has 7lb penalty here and is not yet proven on heavy ground but still commands respect.

5/6

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Twoshotsoftequila

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ran right up to his best when a keeping-on third behind last weekend's Kempton winner Forward Plan at Doncaster two runs back (3m, good to soft); never got into it back there a month ago in a strong Class 1 handicap and probably best to forgive him that; acts on soft.

2/1

Form: 32126- BF

Last run: 318 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who made good progress over fences last season and signed off with very respectable sixth in Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good) in April; will be fine on today's slower ground but has fitness to prove and would appeal more over further.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

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11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good) in April; handles slower ground and entitled to come on for his second in a small field at Newcastle (2m7f); chance.

11/4

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Form: /1010-

Last run: 326 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won over fences (2m5f, soft) and hurdles (2m4f, soft) during light campaign last season; off since struggling over Aintree's big fences last April but has good record when fresh and will probably be okay over this trip.

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

3rd

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:20 Newcastle

Equus Dancer

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Won over fences (2m5f, soft) and hurdles (2m4f, soft) during light campaign last season; off since struggling over Aintree's big fences last April but has good record when fresh and will probably be okay over this trip.

4/1

15th

27

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Equus Dancer

10st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

A dab hand at mixing hurdling with chasing over the last three years and looks better than ever since returning from an absence; hardy 9yo who is unlikely to be fazed by a race of this nature (debut over the fences) and it's unwise to turn a blind eye to his stable's excellent record in this race having won it for a fifth time 12 months ago.

14/1

1st

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Equus Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

towards rear, headway when mistake 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and disputed lead last, led run-in, hard pressed towards finish, just did enough

10/1

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