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  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3431-3 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Finished with a rattle to lead close home at Taunton (3m2f, good; first start since rejoining Henry Oliver) last month but was just a respectable third against own sex at Ffos Las (3m, good to soft) a week ago and probably needs a career-best effort here.

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3rd

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Jessie Lightfoot

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Finished with a rattle to lead close home at Taunton (3m2f, good; first start since rejoining Henry Oliver) a fortnight ago and is now 3-9 over fences; nudged up only 1lb for that and this left-handed track should also suit; shortlisted.

4/1

1st

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Jessie Lightfoot

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Has won two handicap chases over 3m/3m2f on good/good to soft, the latest during a brief previous spell with this yard; has performed okay this season for Evan Williams and this is her sort of race.

3/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 11PP7-

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Rallied gamely for narrow win on chasing debut at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) in December but was pulled up on next two outings and managed only seventh of nine (albeit not beaten that far) when cheekpieces were added at Ludlow (3m, good) last month; needs to get back on track.

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7th

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

James Jet

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Led close home to win on handicap hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in November and followed up with another narrow success on chasing debut at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) in December; still has low mileage but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on consecutive outings in January/February; now sports cheekpieces.

20/1

4

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Kempton

James Jet

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Jumping error contributed to disappointing effort at Chepstow (second chase start) last month when bidding for heavy-ground hat-trick; not fully exposed but needs to avoid mistakes.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 26433- CD BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

No longer the force of old but has made the frame on all three starts for new stable this year, most recently when close third at Taunton (3m2f, good) last month; runs this track very well (dual course winner); shortlisted.

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3rd

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Bbold

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Left previous yard for 5,000gns; ran quite well here on soft last month given he wants better ground and ran a respectable race when a 15l third at Wincanton on Sunday; surely has to pull out more again here to be a win contender.

8/1

3rd

4

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Bbold

11st 12lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Left previous yard for 5,000gns; has got himself well handicapped and ran quite well on stable debut at Taunton (2m7f, soft) given that he's a good-ground specialist; not dismissed.

25/1

Form: 43732-

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

2-23 over fences; ran big race and was only collared in closing stages at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) last month but went up 5lb for his trouble and is 1lb out of the weights in this higher-grade event; on balance, others look stronger.

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2nd

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Est Illic

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winless since late 2020 but in the frame on three of his last four starts (soft) off historically tiny marks, staying on but not troubling the leaders; place claims returning to a sound surface he also handles.

14/1

3rd

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Est Illic

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Fair efforts in the winter when making the frame twice in a row (2m4f/2m6f, soft) but this 10yo was soundly beaten at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft) last month and he's without a win since 2020; others are preferred.

25/1

Form: 31133- C

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 7yo who began this year with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and here (2m4f, heavy); still has scope for further progress but his latest run was disappointing and we can't be sure this trip-and-ground combination will show him in his best light; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor.

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4

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Noche Negra

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: L J Morgan

Brother to the classy 2m chaser Nube Negra; his jumping was a joy to behold when winning comfortably over C&D (heavy) in February but the runner-up comprehensively reversed those placings at Leicester, albeit back at 2m (soft); this is probably more his trip; only third when trying cheekpieces once before but wouldn't count that against him.

3/1

3rd

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:50 Leicester

Noche Negra

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

disputed lead, pressed leader 3rd, led 4 out, joined 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

11/10

OUR TIP

Form: 1/4PP-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Joe Tizzard with win in Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) in early 2023 and made satisfactory reappearance for new stable there in February but has been pulled up twice since and needs combination of first-time cheekpieces and recent wind op to make a big difference here.

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5

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Atakan

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Assured stayer having won over 3m4f (soft) here in January of last year; had a long absence after that and left Joe Tizzard; this season has yet to get up and running and others are preferred.

16/1

5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Atakan

11st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

prominent

8/1

Form: 14821- CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Six-time chase winner, most recently in four-runner event over C&D (heavy) six weeks ago; not one to rely upon heavily nowadays but today's forecast faster ground will also suit.

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1st

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Rostello

11st 4lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-time winner over fences who returned to hurdling last time at Bangor and ran well off his 7lb lower mark in that scene; previous C&D winner and should be a factor.

9/2

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Rostello

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-time winner over fences but 0-11 over hurdles; returned from break with heavy-ground success in the autumn but was tailed off in Sedgefield marathon chase in January and has become hard to predict.

8/1

Form: 543P3- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on form as recent as last spring but seems badly to have lost his way this year; looked very tired (albeit on heavy ground) when remote third at Uttoxeter last month and needs today's headgear switch to give him a significant boost.

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3rd

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Uttoxeter

Shanty Alley

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Without a win since January 2021 and he hasn't really been threatening this winter, especially so at Doncaster most recently when the first beaten (3m, soft); wouldn't be the percentage call.

9/1

9

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:15 Doncaster

Shanty Alley

11st 4lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Ben Case

disputed lead, raced in second from 2nd, lost position 12th, soon dropped to last and pushed along, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

Form: P3331- D

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over fences when beating lowly rated rival in a match race in October; not seen again since and has considerably more on his plate today but he's on a good mark and the forecast good ground will suit; had another wind op (his second) in November.

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1st

2

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:40 Exeter

Glengeever

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Lund

Went chasing in May, starting with two seconds in small fields and that was up with his best form; not so good since (chase score is now 0-6) and he's not proved himself over this far, with a remote third when he returned to hurdling on latest start; reverts to usual cheekpieces after three goes in blinkers; clear second best on form.

7/2

3rd

5

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Glengeever

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ben Lund

0-6 over fences this season; ran quite well when third of five off today's mark at Stratford (2m6f, good) this month and switches back to hurdling on a good mark but others have more convincing profiles.

8/1

Form: 9/1F3-

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who began last season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November and posted another good effort when third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) in March; could still have untapped potential over 3m; good chance.

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3rd

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Coniston Clouds

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 8yo who began this season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November; fell on only subsequent outing (in January) but will be fine on today's forecast soft ground and could still have a lot more to offer over fences.

7/2

Form: 4/4P4- D

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in 2022-23 season (2m7f/3m); may have a preference for right-handed tracks and did not hit top gear during three-race campaign last term but was not beaten far when fourth in two Class 3 races, and is sure to appreciate this ease in grade.

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4th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Love Actually

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Dual course winner over hurdles, and the first of last season's two chase wins was recorded over this C&D; failed to build upon encouraging seasonal debut when pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Wincanton on Boxing Day but the return to this track is an obvious plus and she's back down to a good mark.

8/1

Form: /P7P2- BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Pulled up over 2m3f on handicap hurdle debut in February but, having been heavily backed, fared much better when second of 13 here (3m, good; first-time tongue-tie) three weeks ago; now makes his chasing debut; will be feared if his supporters wade in again.

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2nd

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Jeteye

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Pulled up when upped to 2m3f for handicap at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) in February but remains very unexposed and is still worth keeping an eye on in the betting; tongue-tie fitted.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £476.00
Straight Forecast £464.80
Tricast £3213.10
Trifecta £2869.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coniston Clouds

The Times:

Rostello

WEST COUNTRY:

Love Actually

Telegraph:

Jeteye

Daily Record:

Almazhar Garde

POSTDATA:

Jessie Lightfoot

The Guardian:

Bbold

TOPSPEED:

Shanty Alley

RP RATINGS:

Coniston Clouds

Daily Mirror:

Coniston Clouds

The Star:

Coniston Clouds

D Express:

Love Actually

Daily Mail:

Rostello

The Sun:

Rostello