July 26 / 17.30 Worcester

17.30 Worcester

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Martin Keighley Racing Club Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3512.66
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Martin Keighley Racing Club Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: F2-622 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
His 21st defeat when turned over at odds-on in a maiden hurdle here last time but it wasn't a bad run and, not for the first time, he had previously gone close in a handicap; if taking to fences he won't be far away.
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3

25th Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

13:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Chess Player

11st 11lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

pressed leader 2 out, lost second and prominent 5th, pulled up 2 out, race voided

5/1

4th

1

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:51 Southwell

Chess Player

12st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

towards rear, ridden after 4 out, minor headway 3 out, ridden and no extra from 2 out

9/4

3rd

6

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

17:00 Worcester

Chess Player

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, nudged along after 7th, ridden after 4 out, held when mistake 2 out, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

11/8

Form: 7-3110 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Made a successful handicap debut over fences at Ffos Las (2m, good) and followed up in a similar race at Stratford; not sure what happened back hurdling last time but this looks more his game; up 5lb for latest narrow success.
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6th

5

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:20 Stratford

Boston Joe

10st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, hit 3rd, mistake 10th, soon ridden, weakened 2 out

7/1

Form: 52-22P CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner; finished weakly when twice runner-up at Huntingdon (2m4f/2m; good) before pulling up here a month ago; on a handy mark should cheekpieces give him a lift.
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6th

2

15th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

13:22 Fakenham

Gouet Des Bruyeres

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Reportedly benefited from a break when winning at Southwell in September (2m, good); beaten at odds-on at Ludlow four weeks ago but still recorded a solid RPR; not ruled out.

5/2

2nd

1

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

14:20 Ludlow

Gouet Des Bruyeres

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

sweating, led, pushed along 3 out, hit 2 out, 2 lengths ahead last, headed and no extra run-in

7/4

1st

5

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:51 Southwell

Gouet Des Bruyeres

11st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed leader 9th, disputed lead 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, good jump last, kept on well and went clear run-in

6/1

Form: 5-555U D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Out of form over hurdles but was in the process of running well on his chase debut at Newton Abbot until unseating two out; possibilities if building on that.
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5th

6

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Mister Allegro

10st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Bowen

Won a couple of good-ground juvenile hurdles last October for Anthony Honeyball but he's been disappointing since and was out the back on his recent stable debut at Uttoxeter; mark continues to fall but has plenty to prove on this return to chasing.

25/1

9th

4

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Mister Allegro

11st 10lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Sarah Bowen

led narrowly, headed before 6th, soon pushed along and lost ground quickly, dropped to rear 2 out, got well behind approaching last

16/1

5th

7

30th Aug 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

18:40 Newton Abbot

Mister Allegro

11st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Anthony Honeyball

held up in rear, headway 9th, disputing fourth when ridden home turn, weakened before 2 out (vet said gelding was showing signs of post race heat stress)

20/1

Form: P75-13

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Bounded clear on the run-in to score by 12l at Fontwell (2m3f, good) and ran well off this 9lb higher mark here 12 days ago considering she raced freely; dropping back to 2m is no bad thing.
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No Results Found

Form: -56373 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m chase winner at the end of 2021 (good/good to firm) when visor first fitted; back to some sort of form when third at Stratford but the reapplied blinkers are worrying when he pulled up in them once before.
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3rd

3

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:40 Leicester

Ben Buie

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Successful in similar event on good ground at Hereford (back from a break) last month; all wins over 2m but has form at 2m4f; still favourably treated despite going back up 5lb; major player in a weak field.

13/8

1st

5

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Ben Buie

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Won two 2m chases towards end of last year and was back in good form with three placed efforts in a row in July; on same mark as for his clear second behind a quadruple subsequent winner at Stratford last time and he's a big player back in trip on his return.

2/1

2nd

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Ben Buie

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

midfield, good jump and went third 10th, not fluent 11th, outpaced and pushed along 2 out, ridden and brief headway home turn, no impression approaching last, kept on

9/2

Form: 5-8686

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
With a good stable but it's been ropey stuff in his five handicaps over hurdles, from 2m1f to 2m4f; does go chasing off a reduced mark and perhaps he'll fancy this different challenge.
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5

25th Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

13:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Kepy Blanc

11st 5lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs

midfield, fell 3rd, fatally injured, race voided

2/1

Form: 15P-90

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Landed a gamble over hurdles at Catterick in December (2m3f, good to soft; first run after a wind op); returned from break with two heavy defeats last month (2m/2m4f) and now go chasing with much to prove.
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7th

4

(5)

16th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Kempton (AW)

Pittsburg

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Ryan Potter

slowly away, in rear throughout

40/1

9th

3

(7)

26th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Kempton (AW)

Pittsburg

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Ryan Potter

slowly away, in rear throughout

50/1

9th

1

(11)

10th Oct 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

15:50 Windsor

Pittsburg

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Ryan Potter

slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, minor headway over 1f out, never on terms (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

20/1

Form: 22-584

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Not bred for fences and he went 0-15 over hurdles, but he was competitive a good few times and it wouldn't be a surprise were he to get in the mix.
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1st

9

15th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

White Turf

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in midfield, headway and went third 7th, switched right and led 2 out, soon went clear, comfortably

10/1

Betting Forcast

4/1 Chess Player, 5/1 Boston Joe, 13/2 Gouet Des Bruyeres, 5/1 Mister Allegro, 9/2 Annie Nail, 8/1 Ben Buie, 10/1 Kepy Blanc, 14/1 Pittsburg, 10/1 White Turf

Verdict

The suggestion is ANNIE NAIL, a 5yo mare who is in better form than most and dropping back to 2m should suit her. Mister Allegro, Boston Joe and Chess Player are respected in that order.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Annie Nail

POSTDATA:

Chess Player

RP Ratings:

Ben Buie

Daily Mirror:

Mister Allegro

Daily Express:

Boston Joe

The Star:

White Turf

The Times:

Annie Nail

The Guardian:

Annie Nail

The Sun:

Annie Nail

WEST COUNTRY:

Chess Player

Telegraph:

Chess Player

Daily Record:

Chess Player

Daily Mail:

Ben Buie