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BGC Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 25y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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BGC Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75

Form: -22242 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Filled the runner-up berth on five occasions since his last win at Huntingdon (2m4f) on Boxing Day 2022; well held in a dramatic contest at Wetherby (first-time cheekpieces are now discarded) last time; it will come as a slight surprise if he's the solution.

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

2nd

7

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, outpaced on turn before 3 out, soon went modest second, some headway before 2 out, no impression approaching last, no match for winner

7/2

1st

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

William Cody

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders on outer, left in lead 3 out, faced challenge 2 out, went clear approaching last, went further clear run-in, easily

7/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Runner-up first three starts this season, including over C&D (soft) on reappearance, but had no obvious excuses when only fourth of six at Market Rasen (13-8 favourite) in January; needs first-time cheekpieces to have a positive effect.

8/1

10/11

Form: 3F-431 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Progressing nicely over fences and was seemingly ideally suited by the extra yardage when winning with a degree of authority at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) last month; has more on his plate from this 7lb higher mark, but also the potential to do better again.

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3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Clonakilty

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Won comfortably at Lingfield on his third chase run (2m4f, soft) but was left for dead by the winner at Leicester after a 7lb rise; remains of interest and cheekpieces are added.

7/2

2nd

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Clonakilty

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders on inner, headway 4 out, slightly hampered 3 out, challenging when ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/11

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

OUR TIP

Form: 2/O26-

Last run: 349 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a 2m1f maiden hurdle at Newcastle (16-1) last February; well beaten next time, and off for almost a year since; has left Christian Williams to join Venetia Williams and carries the same Gwent Holdings Limited silks as Montgomery (runs earlier), who won at Bangor last week following the same stable switch; market check advised for chase debut.

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

5th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Si Elegant

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Tailed off (bled from the nose) on his chase and handicap debut at Leicester (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago but that doesn't tell the full story as he was going well when making a very bad blunder three out; that was his first run for nearly a year and this unexposed 6yo is an interesting contender.

100/30

3rd

3

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Si Elegant

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

keen to post, led approaching last, going okay when bad mistake 3 out, not recover

3/1

10

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

13:23 Bangor-on-Dee

Si Elegant

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Ran out at fifth flight on last month's British debut but made amends with promising second at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) a fortnight later; moves up in trip here and should still have more to offer; major player.

7/4

Form: 1F71-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won three times over fences in France, latterly when landing the odds in a 2m1f claimer at Auteuil (heavy) in late 2022; out of his depth, and probably in need of the race, when pulling up on debut for David Pipe in a 0-135 at Sandown (2m, soft; 33-1) last month; might well require more time.

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2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Man Again

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

held up in last but in touch with leaders, headway 10th, weakened after 11th, tired jump 4 out, soon pulled up

11/1

9

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Man Again

10st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Brother to 10.6f/1m4f and 2m2f hurdle/2m4f chase winner Magicman, half-brother to a French 1m4f winner; dam German 9.2f/1m2f winner (RPR 91), half-sister to a Group 2 winner; 4-13 when trained in France and 3-5 over their fences, last seen with a heavy-ground win at Auteuil (2m1f) in November 2022; the market should be revealing on this British debut and he's one to note.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £59.00
Straight Forecast £59.40
Trifecta £76.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Clonakilty

Daily Mail:

Si Elegant

TOPSPEED:

William Cody

The Star:

Si Elegant

RP RATINGS:

Clonakilty

POSTDATA:

Clonakilty

The Times:

Clonakilty

Telegraph:

Clonakilty

The Guardian:

Clonakilty

D Express:

Clonakilty

Daily Mirror:

Clonakilty

The Sun:

Clonakilty

Daily Record:

Clonakilty