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14:50 Leicester

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William Hercock Limited Royal Lancers Association Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 1m 7f 201y
  • Class 5
  • 4 runners
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William Hercock Limited Royal Lancers Association Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88

Form: 512152 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Displayed a willing attitude when scoring over 2m4f here (soft; from a 4lb lower mark) in January, and seemingly undone by the extra yardage back here next time; chased home Noche Negra at Southwell last time (beaten 2.75l), so would have a chance of reversing those placings on 5lb better terms.

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

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Royal Mer

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders

9/4

1st

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Royal Mer

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, headway 4 out, going easily before 3 out, led just before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

2/1

1st

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Royal Mer

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Has improved since going over fences this term, winning three times at up to 2m4f, latest off 6lb lower at Leicester (2m, soft); on a career-high mark but an obvious contender.

6/4

Form: 049663

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Still seeking her first win (0-18), but there have been some positive signs over fences; went well for a long way on return from a 77-day break at Ludlow (2m) last time, finishing a 7l third at 33-1; faces a similar task here from 6lb out of the handicap.

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

4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:15 Ffos Las

Dancing Dani

11st 1lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

0-19 under rules but has posted a couple of good efforts this year, more recently when second of four from out of the weights behind next-time-out winner at Leicester (2m, soft) this month; effectively 5lb lower from correct mark today and the longer trip is probably in her favour.

4/1

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:50 Leicester

Dancing Dani

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

disputed lead, led narrowly 3rd, headed 4 out, lost ground 3 out, rallied approaching last, went second run-in, no match for winner

11/1

11/10

Form: 0-7311

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Switches to a right-handed track and drops back in trip seeking the hat-trick following wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Southwell (2m4f, heavy; beat Royal Mer by 2.75l); raised 5lb for that latest win but, as a brother to the classy 2m chaser Nube Negra, could have more to offer; strong claims.

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

4

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Noche Negra

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: L J Morgan

Brother to the classy 2m chaser Nube Negra; his jumping was a joy to behold when winning comfortably over C&D (heavy) in February but the runner-up comprehensively reversed those placings at Leicester, albeit back at 2m (soft); this is probably more his trip; only third when trying cheekpieces once before but wouldn't count that against him.

3/1

3rd

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:50 Leicester

Noche Negra

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

disputed lead, pressed leader 3rd, led 4 out, joined 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

11/10

1st

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

Noche Negra

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

jumped well, disputed lead, led clearly from 2nd, pushed along before 2 out, faced challenge and ridden approaching last, ran on well run-in

6/4

OUR TIP

Form: -P3242 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Mixed fortunes over fences (0-14), but did run well from this reduced mark at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft; runner-up) four weeks ago; her earlier French form for David Cottin suggests that she'll cope with dropping back to 2m on testing ground.

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

3rd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Its Easy

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

raced in third, outpaced before 3 out, rallying when mistake 2 out, weakened run-in

6/1

4th

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:50 Leicester

Its Easy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

raced wide, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened from 3 out

3/1

2nd

4

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:15 Huntingdon

Its Easy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

took keen hold, held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway and prominent 3 out, challenging when raced wide 2 out, stayed on and went second towards finish, no match for winner

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £172.00
Straight Forecast £169.50
Trifecta £321.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Noche Negra

The Times:

Royal Mer

D Express:

Royal Mer

Daily Record:

Royal Mer

Telegraph:

Noche Negra

The Guardian:

Noche Negra

Daily Mail:

Noche Negra

The Sun:

Noche Negra

The Star:

Noche Negra