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Law Done Differently Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3907.94
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Law Done Differently Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 24F/U-

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

In front before penultimate-fence fall on chasing debut at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in June 2022 and, following a long absence, was in front before penultimate-fence unseat at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in April; has obvious claims if he can complete the course here.

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2

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Kennack Bay

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led

9/2

4

21st Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

20:30 Newton Abbot

Kennack Bay

11st 11lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 43834-

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Safely held when making the frame in two handicap hurdles this spring (2m7f/3m) and now 0-5 in that sphere; improvement is possible but needed on today's chasing debut.

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4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Just In A Bit

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Showed some ability when third in a Leicester novice hurdle (2m4f, heavy) in January; had wind surgery after being well beaten on handicap debut next time; weakened to be 21l third at Wetherby (3m, soft) since then; still early days but does have a bit to prove.

25/1

3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Just In A Bit

12st 0lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: Mel Rowley

Tailed off on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft) but this very lightly raced 6yo has had a wind op since and had shown signs of promise previously, including when runner-up in a 3m point and when third in a Leicester novice (2m4f, heavy) two starts ago; retains potential.

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £8.90

Form: /P7P-7

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser when trained in Ireland but has struggled since joining current stable in 2022, and there was no sign of a revival at Uttoxeter a fortnight ago.

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9

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Song Of Earth

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear

66/1

Form: 2234-3

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

0-7 over fences but yet to finish outside of the frame and seems pretty versatile regarding trip and ground; placed at Uttoxeter (2m5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; headgear switched here; probably won't be far away.

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4th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Ballinoulart

10st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

led, headed but prominent after 4th, led again 7th, not fluent and headed 3 out

7/2

Form: 50O9-4

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Quirky customer who became disappointing over hurdles last season and was just a modest fourth of six when switched to fences at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) 11 days ago; attempts a new trip here.

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No Results Found

20/1

Form: 407PP-

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in all three handicap hurdles in January/February (1m7f-2m5f) and again disappointed when pulled up on chasing debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft) in April; might be better suited by this new trip-and-ground combination but still needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a big difference.

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3

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Kooky

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Clear promise on first two hurdling starts but he has been soundly beaten in three handicaps this year (1m7f/2m4f); has to turn things around now sent over fences but he has had a wind op.

14/1

Form: 3732-4

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

2-24 over fences; ran big race and was only collared in closing stages at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in April but raced rather lazily when fourth at Southwell (3m, good) last month; swaps usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; others have more persuasive profiles.

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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

Form: 6P276- D

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Finished well for second at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October and was probably not ideally suited by the good to soft ground when below that form on final two starts in 2023 but has become rather disappointing and has fitness to prove today.

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6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Getthepot

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Well handicapped on his Huntingdon win (2m7f, good) last October but he's generally struggled since and was a well-held seventh of 14 at Taunton last month; comes with risks attached and he ideally wants quicker ground.

7/1

7th

10

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:33 Taunton

Getthepot

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Dual chase winner who seems ideally suited by good or quicker ground; struggled over hurdles in first two runs for this yard but was a rallying second back over fences at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) last month; this step back up in trip is a positive and he has possibilities if the rain stays away; due to be 2lb higher in future.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 043P-8 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won two 3m chases at Ffos Las (good to firm/good) at around this time last year, the latter by 36l off today's mark, but was well beaten (albeit on slower-than-ideal ground) on recent reappearance outing and needs to have taken significant benefit from that run.

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0

2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Easkey Lad

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear 8th

11/4

Form: 9P54-6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Failed to build upon quite encouraging handicap hurdle debut (2m4f) when safely held over 3m last month but might be perked up by blinkers here, and his Irish point third in 2023 bodes well for his chasing prospects.

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4th

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Optimistic Joe

11st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, held up in rear

4/1

Form: 1F43P- BF

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Very disappointing favourite on chasing debut in November and not seen again since but won off today's mark over hurdles at Warwick (3m1f, good) last spring and may yet have a good future over fences.

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No Results Found

Form: 4P93-4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who bettered disappointing chase/handicap debut when third at Southwell (2m4f, good) in April; well held when fourth over hurdles there last month (race developed into a slog) but could still have potential over fences; moves up in trip with cheekpieces added today.

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3rd

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Top Of The Bay

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Poor form for current stable, including on his handicap and chase debut at Huntingdon six weeks ago; hopes pinned on the better ground sparking something extra; refused to race in a point; hood left off.

40/1

Form: 5936P/

Last run: 440 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after after only six rules starts but struggled (albeit on soft ground) when a big-priced outsider for chase/handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f) in March 2023 and has not raced again since; tongue-tie added.

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3

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Blackwater

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Didn't shine in three runs for Gordon Elliott; not disgraced in two hurdle runs for current stable but he'll need improvement for the switch to fences if he is to defy this mark on his handicap debut.

16/1

6th

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:30 Fontwell

Blackwater

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Well beaten all three starts for Gordon Elliott; £11,000 sale before 15l third of five in maiden at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) 17 days ago, which was his best form but much better is needed and this much shorter trip may be against him.

25/1

Form: 4UPPP- D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won two chases (3m2f/2m7f) when cheekpieces were refitted last spring but has looked badly out of sorts this year (pulled up all three starts); blinkers given a whirl today.

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8

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Doyens De Ante

10st 8lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Max Young

midfield

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £294.00
Straight Forecast £331.10
Tricast £8308.20
Trifecta £11385.00

Selections

The Times:

Ballinoulart

SPOTLIGHT:

Kennack Bay

Telegraph:

Just In A Bit

The Sun:

Optimistic Joe

POSTDATA:

Top Of The Bay

TOPSPEED:

Doyens De Ante

D Express:

Getthepot

RP RATINGS:

Easkey Lad

The Guardian:

Ballinoulart

Daily Mirror:

Ballinoulart

Daily Record:

Ballinoulart

Daily Mail:

Kennack Bay

The Star:

Kennack Bay