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Happy 60th Birthday Danny Kane Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Happy 60th Birthday Danny Kane Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 13512-

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Aggressive front-runner who dominated chases at Exeter (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last season; could not get to the front and was not seen to best effect on latest outing (although eventually plugged on for remote second) but is versatile regarding ground and will be hard to catch if he gets into a good rhythm.

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2nd

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Time To Bite

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Has easily made all in two of his last four starts (2m3f/2m1f, soft), including here in December; he's inconsistent and up 10lb for last time, while there's a change of headgear too (hasn't shone in cheekpieces previously), but he'll be tough to catch if repeating his latest fine form.

3/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 4341-5 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Kept on well to win tactical race in refitted cheekpieces at Taunton (2m5f, good) last month, but is nothing like to force of old and was safely held when fifth of seven at Warwick (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; others have more persuasive profiles.

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5th

5

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

American Gerry

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Made it fifth-time lucky over fences when scoring in reapplied cheekpieces at Taunton (2m5f, good) 12 days ago; up 4lb but he remains well treated on best hurdles form and should have more to offer in this sphere; shortlisted.

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 33844-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow from off the pace when fourth in his first two chases (2m/2m3f) but was only beaten about 9l on both occasions; tries a new trip today and won't mind if the ground dries out; could still have a bigger run in him over fences.

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4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicap hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and it was a respectable first attempt at Hereford (soft) when shaping as though 2m was too sharp now; respected.

7/2

Form: 61334- BF

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles last summer and made pretty good start to chasing career when third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in November; slightly disappointing when dropped back to 2m a fortnight later but current mark is workable if he's tuned up after six-month break.

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4th

1

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Up For Appeal

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Flat bred but jumped fine bar one early blemish on this month's Hereford chasing debut, just finding the near-2m5f too far; drop in trip and from 0-120 both rate positives; yard had a winner here last week.

2/1

Form: 311P4- CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a revival and won four times (once over C&D) last spring; not in same form on either appearance this spring, but arguably ran better than eventual 25l defeat suggests when fourth behind Duke Of Luckley on latter occasion; ought to be back at concert pitch now.

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4th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Begin The Luck

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.

10/1

Form: /3221- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Returned from break with clearcut win under very positive ride at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month and is now 2-9 over fences; probably still on a workable mark after recent 5lb rise; high on the list.

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1st

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Duke Of Luckley

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has won fresh in the past and he went close over C&D last summer; visor worn on last three starts replaced by cheekpieces.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 65565- D

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful chaser at his best, but did not hit top gear during five-race campaign last season and was nothing betting than a respectable fifth at Taunton (2m, soft) last month; needs to up his game.

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5th

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Midnight Midge

12st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Three-time chase winner on good ground, twice over 2m2f here; on a tempting mark now but has lost his way a bit this season and conditions are likely to remain softer than he prefers today.

14/1

6th

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Midnight Midge

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Multiple winner on sharp right-handed tracks on good and good to soft ground; has run well in defeat here, too, but he hasn't been running up to his mark this winter and testing ground is not ideal.

14/1

Form: F23P5-

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won twice on soft ground last spring (2m1f/2m) and is well handicapped if judged on his second at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December; has not fired on his three outings this year, though, and needs to prove he's suited by today's trip/ground combination.

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5th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

You Say Nothing

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Has won two soft-ground handicaps at about 2m since last March; not the easiest to predict, though, and has performed poorly the last twice.

12/1

Form: 3/4P5-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles, with the middle three runs in France; made low-key return from six-month break when well-held fifth in 1m7f Wincanton maiden last month, but moves up in trip for today's chase/handicap debut and remains unexposed.

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5th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:32 Wincanton

The Likely Lad

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom George

Promising second at Doncaster (2m, good) on debut; has regressed in French races on testing ground since; return to forecast faster surface may prompt a turnaround.

8/1

2nd

9

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

14:20 Doncaster

The Likely Lad

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Tom George

58,000euros 2yo; fifth foal of a French 2m1f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner who is from the family of Allaho; interesting newcomer who could go well.

7/2

Form: 6642U-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won over fences in France in 2022 but was 0-7 in Britain last season; kept on pretty well for modest second behind revitalised rival at Exeter (2m3f, soft) in March and was unlucky to come to grief in early stages of latest race, but others have more pressing claims all the same.

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Non-runners

Exmoor Forest

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £554.00
Straight Forecast £601.80
Tricast £3626.20
Trifecta £4320.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

American Gerry

WEST COUNTRY:

Time To Bite

The Sun:

Duke Of Luckley

The Times:

Begin The Luck

SPOTLIGHT:

Out Of Focus

The Guardian:

Exmoor Forest

TOPSPEED:

You Say Nothing

RP RATINGS:

Midnight Midge

The Star:

Duke Of Luckley

Daily Mail:

Begin The Luck

Telegraph:

American Gerry

D Express:

American Gerry

Daily Mirror:

Time To Bite

Daily Record:

Time To Bite