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14:20 Stratford

Soft

Cash Is King In The Ring Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4710.78
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Cash Is King In The Ring Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13

Form: /P-P52 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Five chase wins over 2m3f-2m6f including on soft/heavy; very lightly raced in recent years, but much more encouragement when second of six (clear of the third) at Taunton (2m7f, soft) 11 days ago; back up 3lb, but still well treated on old form and a player if able to repeat that latest effort.

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4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Mortens Leam

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

In-form veteran who regained the winning thread at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) then stayed on for third at Taunton (2m7f, soft) later in March; defied higher marks in his younger days; not ruled out.

4/1

10

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Mortens Leam

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

3rd

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Mortens Leam

10st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

held up in rear

11/2

Form: 16P4-U

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has slipped to a favourable mark judged on his wins over hurdles/fences at the end of 2022, but was already well beaten when unseating his rider in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown (3m, soft) last month having been off for a year (has gone well fresh in the past); enough to prove.

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2nd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Champagne Court

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Should be well handicapped but this is probably his level now; second of four at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) on his second run back from a layoff and is likely to need a bit more this time.

7/2

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Champagne Court

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Has slipped to a favourable mark judged on his wins over hurdles/fences at the end of 2022, but was already well beaten when unseating his rider in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown (3m, soft) last month having been off for a year (has gone well fresh in the past); enough to prove.

11/1

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Champagne Court

12st 5lb

J: Maj Charlie O’Shea

T: Jeremy Scott

Acts on soft; had a mixed record over fences last term but seemed finally to prove his stamina for 3m; absent 378 days and although he has a good first-time-out record in recent seasons, winning at today's weights may require a little more.

10/1

Form: 721441 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Successful in two of his last four starts over fences, the latest when beating three rivals at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month; twice well beaten in between those wins and despite that latest success, it's debatable whether deep ground is what he really wants; could be vulnerable if conditions remain testing.

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4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Enjoy Your Life

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Off the mark in Britain with clearcut success here (3m, good to soft) in November and added to his tally at Taunton (2m7f, soft) in February; below form on latest outing and seemingly overlooked by Charlie Deutsch here but further progress is possible if this longer trip suits.

5/1

3rd

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Enjoy Your Life

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Successful in two of his last four starts over fences, the latest when beating three rivals at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month; twice well beaten in between those wins and despite that latest success, it's debatable whether deep ground is what he really wants; could be vulnerable if conditions remain testing.

Evs

1st

1

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Enjoy Your Life

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Winning chaser in France; back over fences he finished second at Wincanton (2m4f) and first at Exeter (3m; again good to soft; off 4lb lower than today); has twice performed moderately in the meantime, latterly in the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown; on a recovery mission.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 35-4P4 D

Last run: 111 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

6lb below his last winning mark and proven on soft/heavy ground, but not the most prolific (2-26) while his record suggests this first start in four months may be needed; cheekpieces return.

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4th

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Morning Spirit

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead

13/2

4th

3

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Lingfield

Morning Spirit

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has become a hard horse to predict and he checked out disappointingly when one of the favourites for his return at Carlisle (3m, soft); could be sharper for that and it's easy to make a case off this mark on his best form.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £126.00
Straight Forecast £150.10
Trifecta £343.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Enjoy Your Life

SPOTLIGHT:

Mortens Leam

Telegraph:

Foillan

WEST COUNTRY:

Morning Spirit

Daily Mail:

Enjoy Your Life

D Express:

Enjoy Your Life

Daily Mirror:

Enjoy Your Life

The Sun:

Enjoy Your Life

The Star:

Enjoy Your Life

RP RATINGS:

Mortens Leam

TOPSPEED:

Mortens Leam

The Times:

Mortens Leam

The Guardian:

Mortens Leam

Daily Record:

Mortens Leam