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16:30 Wetherby

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Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.58
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 322221 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

After finishing runner-up four times in a row (2m6f-3m1f, soft/heavy) he got off the mark over fences in commanding fashion at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) 11 days ago; well treated under 7lb penalty and holds strong claims.

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1st

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Imperial Alex

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

After finishing runner-up four times in a row (2m6f-3m1f, soft/heavy) he got off the mark over fences in commanding fashion at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) 11 days ago; well treated under 7lb penalty and holds strong claims.

4/6

1st

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Imperial Alex

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Yet to score over fences but he's been in excellent nick this season, coming in runner-up for the fourth successive start at Leicester (2m7f) in January; he's a player off an unchanged mark after a break.

5/2

2nd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:45 Leicester

Imperial Alex

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, good headway before 3 out, challenging when not fluent 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner from last

11/4

25/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: PPP759 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; scored at Hexham (3m, good to soft) last May and is well treated on that form, but he's been pulled up or tailed off on all six starts since; a dramatic revival is required; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

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2nd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Ballynagran

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

C&D winner; scored at Hexham (3m, good to soft) last May and is well treated on that form, but he's been pulled up or tailed off on all six starts since; a dramatic revival is required; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

25/1

9th

10

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

17:10 Wetherby

Ballynagran

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Joanne Foster

Won twice over fences in first half of last year, including here (3m, soft); well handicapped on that form but he's struggled since his last win last May and has plenty to prove now back over hurdles.

25/1

5th

4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Catterick

Ballynagran

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

Scored off this mark at Hexham (3m) last May; badly out of form since, last of seven runners over C&D most recently; hopes of revival are pinned on change of headgear.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 23-R36 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Flopped at Carlisle last month when heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; however, prior to that he was a fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) and is now 6lb lower; his last win came over 3m and he's not ruled out.

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3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Taste The Fear

12st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Flopped at Carlisle last month when heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; however, prior to that he was a fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) and is now 6lb lower; his last win came over 3m and he's not ruled out.

4/1

6th

2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Taste The Fear

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month on second run of the season; his best efforts last term were over 3m on heavy going and surplus stamina will be no bad thing here given the stiff track and testing ground.

6/1

Form: 699-3U

Last run: 126 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well beaten when unseating at final fence at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last November; however, he's had a break since and prior to last time he was an encouraging third on his chase and seasonal debut at Kelso (2m7f, soft); this lightly raced 7yo wears first-time cheekpieces and is not written off.

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4th

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Pats Dream

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Well beaten when unseating at final fence at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last November; however, he's had a break since and prior to last time he was an encouraging third on his chase and seasonal debut at Kelso (2m7f, soft); this lightly raced 7yo wears first-time cheekpieces and is not written off.

11/2

0

5

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

12:40 Newcastle

Pats Dream

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

His form went the wrong way over hurdles but he kicked off his chase career with 5l third of six at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last month; that was an encouraging effort after six months off and has claims if he can build on that.

4/1

Form: /PP-5P D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won three consecutive races in 2021 and lightly raced since; displayed a hint of spark over C&D last November but pulled up since and this 11yo is back to having plenty to prove; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Danilo DAiry

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Robert Bevis

Won three consecutive races in 2021 and lightly raced since; displayed a hint of spark over C&D last November but pulled up since and this 11yo is back to having plenty to prove; wears first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

0

8

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Danilo DAiry

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Robert Bevis

Won three consecutive races at about 3m1f in 2021 but pulled up on next four starts; hard to tell what ability remains when last of five at Wetherby in November and still 2lb above his latest winning mark.

25/1

Form: P-6P43 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

12yo who is winless since March 2022 and is 5lb out of the handicap today; however, he's a three-time C&D winner who was a fair third of six over C&D (soft) last time, and holds each-way claims in a race lacking depth.

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6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Sigurd

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

12yo who is winless since March 2022 and is 5lb out of the handicap today; however, he's a three-time C&D winner who was a fair third of six over C&D (soft) last time, and holds each-way claims in a race lacking depth.

7/1

3rd

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Sigurd

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

12yo who has regressed and struggled at Catterick the last twice; however, this three-time C&D winner ran fairly well over C&D in November on his reappearance, and could stage a revival now back here off 12lb lower.

16/1

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Selections

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