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Eloise And Katie Memorial Trust Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Qual’) (Leg 5 Of Stayers’ Veterans Series)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 3m 0f 110y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Eloise And Katie Memorial Trust Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Qual’) (Leg 5 Of Stayers’ Veterans Series)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: -2P9P2 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

It's possible it was the return to Ascot that prompted a revival a fortnight ago, but that close second (3m, good) also coincided with the application of a tongue-tie (retained) and he's a strong contender if repeating that latest form; also effective on heavy going and won on sole visit here.

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1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Two For Gold

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

It's possible it was the return to Ascot that prompted a revival a fortnight ago, but that close second (3m, good) also coincided with the application of a tongue-tie (retained) and he's a strong contender if repeating that latest form; also effective on heavy going and won on sole visit here.

5/2

2

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Two For Gold

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Pulled up/tailed off elsewhere on last three starts and has plenty to prove regarding current form, but he's 1lb lower than when winning this last year (good to soft) and was a good second over C&D on his reappearance in November; could stage a revival now back here in a first-time tongue-tie.

9/2

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Two For Gold

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Smart in his prime and proved he retains most of his ability when second in major handicap at Ascot (3m, soft) on seasonal debut in November; didn't fire in last month's Veterans' Final but still enters calculations.

14/1

Form: 1-1737

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last October and ran okay when a Listed third there on his latest chase start; excused subsequent below-par run over hurdles (chasing is his game nowadays); Kelso brings out the best in him but he's also run well here and could have a part to play.

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3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Elvis Mail

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

2-3 over fences at Ayr and his fifth chase win came at Carlisle (3m, heavy) 13 days ago; missed this race last year because of good ground, so the furthest he's been is still 3m2f, over which he twice strode out well to win on soft at Kelso; has a career-high mark but the longer trip is interesting.

50/1

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Elvis Mail

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won off this mark at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last October and ran okay when a Listed third there on his latest chase start; excused subsequent below-par run over hurdles (chasing is his game nowadays); Kelso brings out the best in him but he's also run well here and could have a part to play.

4/1

Form: 6P-918 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Suited by the first-time cheekpieces (retained since) when winning by 9l at Exeter (3m, heavy) in February, and ran well for a long way before weakening in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) last time; that latest race was a hard one and this outing comes just three weeks later, but he's a major player now back down in trip if reproducing the Exeter form.

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3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Ask Me Early

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Suited by the first-time cheekpieces (retained since) when winning by 9l at Exeter (3m, heavy) in February, and ran well for a long way before weakening in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) last time; that latest race was a hard one and this outing comes just three weeks later, but he's a major player now back down in trip if reproducing the Exeter form.

7/2

8th

8

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Ask Me Early

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Has been lightly raced since winning the 3m novice handicap chase on this card three years ago, subsequently mixing hurdling with chasing; made a timely return to winning ways over 3m at Exeter (heavy) last month when coming home 9l to the good in first-time cheekpieces (joining regular tongue-tie); had got himself well handicapped so a 7lb rise isn't the end of the world providing he's as good again.

12/1

1st

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Ask Me Early

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Became disappointing during light campaign last season and was soundly beaten over C&D on reappearance outing in November; well handicapped and has conditions to suit, but the addition of cheekpieces needs to make a big difference.

10/1

Form: -66413 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Maintained unbeaten record at Catterick when winning four-runner race (3m1f, heavy) in February; beaten nearly 14l when third at Newbury (3m2f, heavy) last time but that was still a fair run; might not be far away.

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5th

1

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Omar Maretti

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won four-runner race by a street at Catterick (3m1f; 1lb higher today) in February; not so good when third in his two starts since (also on heavy) and does not look the percentage call.

11/2

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Omar Maretti

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Maintained unbeaten record at Catterick when winning four-runner race (3m1f, heavy) in February; beaten nearly 14l when third at Newbury (3m2f, heavy) last time but that was still a fair run; might not be far away.

11/2

Form: 3-2233 D BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Went close here (2m4f, heavy) last March and kicked off this campaign with two good second-place finishes at Ayr (3m, soft/heavy); not at the top of his game at Newcastle the last twice and his losing sequence goes back 13 races to March 2021, but he's capable of having a say if bouncing back to form.

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3rd

3

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Marown

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Losing sequence goes back 14 races to early 2021 but he has run well this season and some late idling cost him the race over 3m at Carlisle last time (heavy); finished third in this two years ago when 3lb higher; solid chance.

7/2

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Marown

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Went close here (2m4f, heavy) last March and kicked off this campaign with two good second-place finishes at Ayr (3m, soft/heavy); not at the top of his game at Newcastle the last twice and his losing sequence goes back 13 races to March 2021, but he's capable of having a say if bouncing back to form.

6/1

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

Marown

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

prominent, went second 9th, weakened from 4 out

5/2

Form: 1-1P53 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

He's been below par at Wetherby, here and at Newcastle on his last three starts; however, he won here (3m2f, soft) last November to make it 4-4 at Carlisle and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will prompt a revival; he'll be in the mix if bouncing back to his best.

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5th

1

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Houston Texas

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Won 3m/3m2f handicaps on testing ground last year but has been struggling of late and cheekpieces didn't work wonders for him last time; no headgear here but others have more pressing claims.

10/1

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Houston Texas

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

He's been below par at Wetherby, here and at Newcastle on his last three starts; however, he won here (3m2f, soft) last November to make it 4-4 at Carlisle and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will prompt a revival; he'll be in the mix if bouncing back to his best.

13/2

3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:12 Newcastle

Houston Texas

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders on inner, went third after 4 out, weakened 3 out

15/2

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Selections

Telegraph:

Two For Gold

SPOTLIGHT:

Houston Texas

RP RATINGS:

Elvis Mail

WEST COUNTRY:

Ask Me Early

The Times:

Marown

D Express:

Houston Texas

The Star:

Houston Texas

Daily Mirror:

Two For Gold

The Sun:

Two For Gold

Daily Record:

Two For Gold

TOPSPEED:

Elvis Mail

POSTDATA:

Elvis Mail