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15:35 Uttoxeter

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Clarke Chase (A Handicap Chase) (For The Sir Stanley And Lady Clarke Challenge Trophy) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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Clarke Chase (A Handicap Chase) (For The Sir Stanley And Lady Clarke Challenge Trophy) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: P/91P- D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Probably not one to rely upon heavily but produced career-best performance to win by 9l at Ascot (2m5f, good) in the autumn, and last month's defeat over the big Aintree fences is not viewed harshly; versatile regarding ground; could have a say.

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14

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Your Darling

10st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

He has an in-and-out profile but won in fine style at Ascot (2m5f, good) in November when last seen, landing that race for the second consecutive season, and a 9lb rise may not stop him if he can reproduce that form; won a bumper on heavy and all five of his wins have come when fresh.

8/1

1st

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:00 Ascot

Your Darling

11st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Having first run for 231 days when winning this very decisively 12 months ago off 5lb lower; hasn't progressed as expected in the meantime, latterly finishing well beaten at the Galway Festival, but looks on a handy mark if he can revive.

5/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 12451- D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Made all to beat three rivals at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) at Market Rasen in March and is now 2-5 over fences; has a lot more on his plate here but won't mind what the weather does and may still have potential.

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1st

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Mylesfromwicklow

12st 1lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

made all, going easily home turn, clear with one other before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, clear when mistake last, ridden out run-in

2/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 21233- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Not entirely straightforward but has been progressive and largely consistent over fences since joining Sam England last summer, with his wins gained at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) and Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft); probably won't be far away.

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3rd

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Glory And Honour

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in rear, mistake 1st

20/1

Form: 82543-

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Suffered a dip in form after her creditable second at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) in December; last month's Cheltenham third (2m, good) was much more encouraging but she was left behind by the front pair and needs to build on that effort here.

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3rd

5

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Royale Margaux

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Ran big race when second to Pink Legend in this contest a year ago (good ground) and also ran very well when second over 2m4f here (soft) in December; reportedly found the ground too tacky when very disappointing on latest outing in February but has a significant role to play if back on song.

4/1

Form: 18231- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Posted career-best performance when clearcut winner at Chepstow (2m3f, good; has also won on heavy) last month and now 3-7 over fences; latest 5lb rise demands more but he still enters calculations.

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1st

9

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Sageburg County

10st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Warren Greatrex

Overall record is very mixed but it was a good run last time at Ascot in a competitive 2m5f handicap (good; second run in a tongue-tie); hasn't always followed one respectable effort with another but he's seriously considered.

11/2

3rd

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Sageburg County

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

2-5 over fences, the latter win gained in four-runner race on heavy ground in November, but his record is very mixed; no match for easy winner when second of four last month and may find today's conditions too lively; others preferred.

11/1

Form: F2211- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over fences with easy win at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) in March and looked in even better nick when following up in Grade 2 series final for mares at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.

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1st

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Malaita

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Won the 2m4f handicap hurdle at this meeting last year (on good); reliable sort who's progressive too, judged on her 9l win in four-runner race at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) four weeks ago, which was her sixth run and first win over fences; often front-runner but not that day; 6lb higher today and could still do with jumping more fluently (earlier fell three out here in December) but she needs plenty of respect.

5/2

1st

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Malaita

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Mel Rowley

No match for the winner when runner-up over C&D (soft) the last twice and vulnerable if bumping into anything ahead of the handicapper, but she can give another good account and that might be enough to see her win this.

5/4

OUR TIP

Form: P/416- D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Looked back in good nick when winning valuable veterans' race at Haydock (2m4f, soft) in March, on second run after a long absence; didn't fire at Ayr last month but current mark probably not beyond him.

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6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Heather Main

Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.

8/1

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Pulled up in the Topham at Aintree last April then absent until Exeter (2m3f, soft) recently; he's running again just 11 days later but he was an encouraging fourth last time and may be able to build on it; well handicapped on form as recent as last March and he's one to be interested in.

7/2

Form: P3511- D

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who took his form to a whole new level when winning twice at Wetherby (2m3f, soft; also suited by good) in February; hiked up 12lb in total for those efforts but further progress is not out of the question.

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1st

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Eaton Collina

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Front-runner who won two in a row towards the end of last season and capitalised on the drop back in trip when winning easily over C&D (soft) four weeks ago; up 7lb but can make another bold bid and he's respected.

2/1

Form: 22P3-3

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

1-6 over fences; posted sound effort when third at Huntingdon (2m, good; second-time blinkers) this month but today's race is stronger and the move back up in trip is not sure to be in his favour.

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3rd

1

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Hystery Bere

12st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom Symonds

Almost back to the mark defied on last May's Warwick chasing debut (2m, good), down 2lb more despite an okay third in first-time blinkers (retained) at Plumpton latest; slight ease in class on ground that suits.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £518.00
Straight Forecast £367.90
Tricast £2537.10
Trifecta £3178.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Malaita

TOPSPEED:

Eaton Collina

POSTDATA:

Mylesfromwicklow

The Times:

Sageburg County

Daily Mirror:

Hystery Bere

RP RATINGS:

Numitor

The Sun:

Malaita

The Star:

Malaita

Daily Record:

Malaita

Telegraph:

Eaton Collina

D Express:

Eaton Collina