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  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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AK Bets Home Of Free Bets Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -14U42

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner who made a successful chase debut in a small field at Uttoxeter in October; back in a handicap he went close at Kelso on his first attempt at 2m5f and now goes further again; prone to untidy jumping but good chance otherwise.

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1st

1

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Chasing Fire

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Three-time hurdle winner who made a successful chase debut in a small field at Uttoxeter in October; back in a handicap he went close at Kelso on his first attempt at 2m5f and now goes further again; prone to untidy jumping but good chance otherwise.

9/4

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

Chasing Fire

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders on outer, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, went second last, kept on well run-in

5/1

4th

2

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 1

13:10 Wetherby

Chasing Fire

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide throughout, held up in last, disputing third 10th, outpaced before 4 out

15/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -4P531 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

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2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -22332 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 4/1/1- D

Last run: 444 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner and unbeaten in two handicap chases (2m4f/3m; good to soft) some 448 days apart, latterly beating Geryville by a length; clearly able when fresh and he's off the same mark as last time; stable won this last year and also runs Chasing Fire.

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4th

5

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

African Dance

11st 1lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Dual hurdle winner and unbeaten in two handicap chases (2m4f/3m; good to soft) some 448 days apart, latterly beating Geryville by a length; clearly able when fresh and he's off the same mark as last time; stable won this last year and also runs Chasing Fire.

6/1

1st

1

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

African Dance

12st 1lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, not fluent 11th, headway before 4 out

7/2

1st

1

16th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

African Dance

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won maiden/novice hurdles over 2m4f although well below best when last seen in April (first-time tongue-tie, retained); dam bred winning chaser at about this trip and interesting to see how he goes now switched to fences for yard in great form.

7/2

Form: -8PPPP D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Second in last season's Scottish National off an 8lb higher mark but this season hasn't got going at all and there's no sign of him turning things around.

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4

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Coopers Cross

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Second in last season's Scottish National off an 8lb higher mark but this season hasn't got going at all and there's no sign of him turning things around.

12/1

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:25 Kelso

Coopers Cross

11st 6lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear, pushed along briefly and reminder after 9th

66/1

0

11

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Coopers Cross

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Arrived here in much better form 12 months ago and in first-time cheekpieces he got the job done by a length at the expense of Cap Du Nord; later finished second in the Scottish Grand National when 2lb higher; no signs of any of that form this season but perhaps another change of headgear can work the oracle.

14/1

Form: 1-6U15 CD

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won from the front at Ayr (3m, soft; beat Marown by 6.5l) in December to make it 3-9 over fences; couldn't lead when disappointing three months ago; if getting to the front he's not without hope of staying there.

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6

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Readysteadybeau

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Ayr (3m, soft; beat Marown by 6.5l) in December to make it 3-9 over fences; couldn't lead when disappointing three months ago; if getting to the front he's not without hope of staying there.

4/1

5th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Readysteadybeau

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Returned to form with front-running win at Ayr (3m, soft) in December and is now 3-9 over fences; should be fine on this right-handed track but latest 7lb rise demands more from him and he may not be allowed an uncontested lead this time.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £85.00
Straight Forecast £88.00
Trifecta £316.00

Selections

The Times:

Readysteadybeau

RP RATINGS:

Geryville

SPOTLIGHT:

Marown

The Guardian:

Chasing Fire

The Sun:

African Dance

Daily Mail:

Chasing Fire

D Express:

Readysteadybeau

Daily Mirror:

Readysteadybeau

The Star:

Readysteadybeau

TOPSPEED:

Geryville

POSTDATA:

Geryville

Telegraph:

Marown

Daily Record:

Marown