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15:30 Newton Abbot

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William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7208.56
  • 2m 4f 216y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: /207-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; up and down over hurdles and his chase debut was modest, but he sprung back into life when second of 14 at Southwell (2m, good) and that performance suggests today's return to further will benefit.

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7th

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Icare Grandchamp

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Moore

Mixed form over hurdles in Britain and well beaten latest; however, he was second of four at Fontwell two starts ago and perhaps the switch to fences will help this 5yo tap back into the promise he showed over hurdles in France in March 2022; Gary Moore has won two of the last three runnings.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 1P4-52 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Off his reduced mark he got back on track with a second at Stratford (2m5f, good) and he has won here in the past; if continuing the good work he won't be far away.

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12/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: PP5-43 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

On the decline but he arrested the slide with a placed effort at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) and the winner was well handicapped; each-way claims.

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Form: 3PP-31

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Looks to have responded well to a wind operation and he won comfortably at Fontwell (2m3f, good) to earn this 11lb higher mark; his new figure still falls shy of his hurdle rating so there's good reason to expect another big run from him.

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Form: 41-522 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

This was the trip for his Taunton win in April (good) and he might have even surpassed that form with his recent seconds over C&D; has the same mark as last time and should have a big say.

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Form: 46323/

Last run: 490 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Competitive in her two previous handicap chases (second over 2m3f/third over 3m) and returns to David Dennis after winning her last three points; entitled to be in the mix.

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3rd

3

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:15 Market Rasen

Imperial Pride

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Lightly raced 7yo who ran well when second of five on her chase debut here (2m3f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; this good-ground 3m point winner could have more to offer now back up in distance.

7/2

2nd

4

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:45 Market Rasen

Imperial Pride

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

raced in second, briefly led 3 out, soon ridden, every chance 2 out, held approaching last, kept on

9/2

Form: 54335- CD BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Did well to be third over an inadequate 2m on his penultimate start but then a beaten favourite back at Taunton in the race won by American Gerry (2m5f, good); that wasn't his best form and if rediscovering it then he's off his last winning mark.

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5th

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Imperial Joe

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Won two 2m7f handicap chases here last year, on good and good to soft; he was unsurprisingly outpaced over 2m here last time but ran on well to be a close third; could have a major say.

5/1

3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jake Bament

T: Tim Dennis

in rear, jumped right 1st, outpaced before 3 out, rallied from 2 out, went third run-in

8/1

Form: P513-7

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who got off the mark on his return from a break at Plumpton in March (2m3f, good); that's not been a springboard to better things and cheekpieces are now called upon; nothing wrong with his mark if returning to form.

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3rd

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Fame And Fun

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m4f (good to soft); wasn't at all convincing in his first two chases but came good under a prominent ride over C&D (good) two weeks ago when readily repelling the strong-finishing second; just 4lb higher for this similar sort of race and Freddie Gingell's claim takes away 3lb of that.

11/10

Form: 114P-3 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Likes good ground; ran a pleasing race at Hereford (2m, good; goes well there) after a break of 156 days and that run may have tightened him up; today's longer trip won't pose a problem.

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10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Ben Buie

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Record of 7-23 over fences and he completed a double at Warwick (2m, good) and Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) not that long ago; conditions weren't that taxing last time at Fakenham (good to soft) and seems to need the ground good or quicker.

6/1

Form: 6U8-42 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m4f chase winner at Wincanton; had dropped to a career-low mark when returning to form with a near miss at Warwick (2m4f, good) and fair chance if following one good run with another.

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4th

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Harlem Soul

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Won twice over 2m4f in 2022-23 season but was out of form last term and is yet to convince stamina-wise over this sort of trip; drops in grade today but still needs to up his game.

14/1

Form: /7134- C

Last run: 357 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner who likes good ground; on a competitive mark but this is his first run since last July so probably best watched.

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4th

5

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

20:10 Stratford

Holerday Ridge

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Claire Hitch

raced in last but in touch with leaders, left in third 9th, ridden after 2 out, lost third and weakening when mistake last, eased run-in

12/1

Form: /U214- CD

Last run: 257 days

W: 10st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last summer off 4lb lower and that was a narrow success; fared less well after 81 days off at Exeter and now returns from another break; others safer on debut for another new trainer.

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4th

7

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Scrumpy Boy

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Alexandra Dunn

Wouldn't want much rain but has turned a corner on his last couple of runs and the front two were nicely on top when edging home at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July; suffered a wound on his leg which would explain the subsequent break; 5lb higher.

3/1

1st

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Scrumpy Boy

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Scored over C&D last year and looked back in good form when second at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month; probably won't be favoured by the forecast rain here but, otherwise, he's a contender.

5/1

Form: 7P37-2 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

6lb out of the weights but that was also the case when suffering a narrow defeat at Fakenham (2m5f, good); however, this is a deeper race than that.

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Payout
Exacta £624.00
Straight Forecast £640.10
Tricast £8355.00
Trifecta £6645.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Belgarum

TOPSPEED:

Imperial Joe

The Guardian:

American Gerry

Telegraph:

Imperial Pride

The Star:

Icare Grandchamp

RP RATINGS:

Belgarum

POSTDATA:

Belgarum

WEST COUNTRY:

Belgarum

The Times:

Belgarum

D Express:

Belgarum

Daily Mirror:

Belgarum

Daily Record:

Belgarum

The Sun:

Imperial Joe

Daily Mail:

American Gerry