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We Are Sparta Paul Yelland 60 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6178.77
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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We Are Sparta Paul Yelland 60 Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 54P74- D BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual winning hurdler; hinted when fourth at Sandown in December (3m, soft) that he could reach the same heights over fences but hasn't built on that and blinkers now replace cheekpieces.

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4th

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

15:45 Wetherby

Collectors Item

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

raced in second, niggled along briefly after 10th, pushed along from 14th, weakened 4 out

6/1

7th

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Collectors Item

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice here; sent chasing this term, staying on well when good fourth at Sandown (3m, soft) on third attempt but a flop when favourite over 3m4f on heavy at Haydock latest; wore cheekpieces for those last two starts; back hurdling in need of a career best.

11/1

14/1

  • Place: £8.90

Form: 5242P- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Ran no race last time (2m5f, good) but had been in career-best form and this 10yo seems to need 3m these days; not ruled out.

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14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 5/035-

Last run: 138 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Lost his way over hurdles for Gordon Elliott and was beaten 26l and 91l when his attentions were turned to chasing; sold on for 22,000euros and he lacks experience for a race of this nature.

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5th

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Santonito

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, joined leader before 9th, mistake when lost second 10th, weakened after 4 out

10/1

Form: 43743- C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

A lot of his form is over shorter but he proved his stamina for this far when beaten 4.5l over C&D last month (soft; fine on good); overall profile questions whether he'll be so good again.

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3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Red Rookie

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Form as recent as last May reads very well but he's been underwhelming in his six runs this November-March (best of those runs was three starts back) and others have more pressing claims.

11/1

4th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Red Rookie

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Didn't run badly when third of five in first-time cheekpieces two starts ago but has been well below his best form this season and is untested beyond about 2m4f under rules; dips in grade today; no headgear this time.

12/1

Form: 7P5P7- C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won five out of six from June 2022 to May of last year but the wheels seem to have come off; hardly the percentage call.

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Form: /5335- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Both novice hurdle wins were over shorter; 0-4 as a chaser but he didn't run at all badly in a vaulable 3m handicap won by the classy Sharjah at Ayr's National meeting; enters the reckoning.

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5th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Hitching Jacking

10st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Below the best of his hurdle form in three runs over fences and failed to quash stamina doubts over this far when a weakening third last time at Kempton (3m, good to soft); Dan Skelton happy to persevere with this trip, however, and he's on a perfectly good mark.

6/1

Form: 22116- C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Has more on his plate than when winning two small-field 3m handicaps at Ludlow (on soft) and late mistakes let him down back there last month; hard to call him well handicapped.

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6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

One True King

12st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Coped well with drop to 2m when scoring here last month then followed up over C&D (also on soft) three weeks ago; nudged up only another 2lb for the latter success and today's faster ground will also suit.

9/4

1st

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

One True King

11st 7lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Much better known for his exploits over 3m nowadays but coped well with drop back to 2m when keeping on strongly to win for Toby McCain-Mitchell here (soft) 12 days ago; quickly moves back up in trip today; 5lb rise ought to be manageable.

4/1

Form: 9354-V CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ran in a voided race last week; respectable runs prior to that and he won off this mark over C&D last September; possibilities.

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7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Risk And Roll

11st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

held up in rear, disputing fourth after 3rd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/1

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Risk And Roll

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Fair efforts over hurdles on his two runs this winter (good/good to soft) and he won at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) last September on his last chase start; on a competitive mark and could be in the mix.

12/1

Form: P3445- C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

His last four wins have been at Wetherby, including two chases; trying 3m for the first time when beaten about 7l at Sandown (good to soft) and was a similar distance away at Kelso (2m7f, soft); can be up and down but has a big run in him.

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1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

No Risk Des Flos

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two wins in smallish fields at Wetherby (1m7f/2m3f) last season; up and down this campaign but was trying 3m for the first time when beaten about 7l at Sandown a month ago (good to soft) and appeared to stay okay; nothing wrong with this mark.

11/2

Form: 2P/78-

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has become hard to predict since his last win off a similar mark in October 2022 and he's been getting his favoured good ground; too risky.

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1

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Sam Barton

12st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Won over hurdles on this card three years ago and over fences at Worcester (2m7f, good) last season; drops back in grade with Joe Anderson taking off a useful 5lb; interesting contender.

8/1

Form: 041P6-

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won two chases in Ireland for Willie Mullins, the latest in September; pulled-up outsider in 2m4f Cheltenham Festival handicap for new stable and didn't jump well when tailed off over 2m at Chepstow; this trip is probably better for him but he's hard to weigh up and new headgear is on.

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6th

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:18 Chepstow

Fighter Allen

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

2-10 over fences for Willie Mullins in Ireland, signing off with win at Sligo (2m5f, soft) in September; pulled-up outsider in 2m4f Cheltenham Festival handicap for new stable last month; this race is easier but the drop back in trip is not sure to suit and he's tricky to weigh up at present.

10/1

Form: 21/43-

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 10yo; competitive without genuinely threatening in two 3m handicap hurdles following a long absence; on his last winning mark but this is no easy starter over fences (point winner).

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3rd

9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Picanha

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Very lightly raced 10yo who made an encouraging return from a long absence when fourth (Judicial Law just over 1l back in fifth) at Newbury (3m, heavy) seven weeks ago; claims if he can build on that.

7/1

4th

9

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Picanha

10st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Very lightly raced 10yo who was a promising second on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in March 2022 and won off today's mark at Warwick (3m1f, good) the following month; however, he's been absent since and it remains to be seen if he retains his ability.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £1797.00
Straight Forecast £1568.60
Tricast £27506.00
Trifecta £26685.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Post Chaise

SPOTLIGHT:

Hitching Jacking

RP RATINGS:

No Risk Des Flos

TOPSPEED:

Red Rookie

Telegraph:

Santonito

The Star:

One True King

WEST COUNTRY:

Collectors Item

The Times:

Hitching Jacking

The Guardian:

Hitching Jacking

Daily Mirror:

Post Chaise

The Sun:

Post Chaise

Daily Record:

Post Chaise

POSTDATA:

No Risk Des Flos

D Express:

Red Rookie