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Pershore Plum Festival Land O’Plums Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Pershore Plum Festival Land O’Plums Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 162-13 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
13lb higher than when winning this 12 months ago but he returns in good form and conditions will again be up his street; if getting a strong pace to target he'll be bang there.
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1

20th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Leapaway

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

in rear, slow jump 3rd, dropped to last 4th, ridden after 7th, eased and pulled up 9th, dismounted, struck into (vet said gelding was struck into on his right-fore)

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 41-531 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Beaten by Texard on his last chase start but by only around 5l and he's 12lb better off this time; has won five over fences he returns to this scene after an odds-on success over hurdles; should go well.
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Form: 34P1-3 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won a five-runner 2m handicap at Newton Abbot (good to soft) in March but he's hard to predict and wasn't so good back there after a break two weeks ago when the trip of 2m5f was no excuse; capable but risky.
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7th

1

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:18 Ffos Las

Vinnie The Hoddie

12st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

prominent, shaken up and lost position after 7th, pushed along when in rear after 11th, got behind and not fluent 3 out, soon beaten (vet said gelding was treated for post-race ataxia)

10/1

Form: P-5124 CD BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Bounced back to form in refitted blinkers at Ludlow (2m, good) in May and then went close here; Stratford last time was disappointing but he's better than that.
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2nd

7

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

Elios D’Or

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

took keen hold, led, increased tempo after 5 out, going best 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed when not fluent last, weakened run-in

6/1

1st

1

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:30 Worcester

Elios D’Or

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

pressed leader, led 2nd, ridden after 3 out, kept on run-in, always doing enough

7/4

2nd

4

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

17:10 Worcester

Elios D’Or

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Robert Walford

held up in rear, smooth headway home turn, soon went second, not fluent 2 out, ridden run-in, kept on but always held

11/2

Form: 547-U2 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
The winner of two good-ground 2m handicaps last August/September and returned to that sort of form at Stratford four weeks ago; has a lot in her favour, other than she's 6lb out of the handicap.
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6th

7

15th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:22 Fakenham

Admiral’s Sunset

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Weston

Just missed out over fences at Stratford (2m1f, good) in June and she returns to hurdling off a 10lb lower mark; likely vulnerable to less exposed rivals though.

20/1

5th

6

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

17:10 Worcester

Admiral’s Sunset

10st 7lb

J: Page Fuller

T: David Weston

held up in rear, ridden home turn, made no impression

6/1

Betting Forcast

3/1 Leapaway, 3/1 Bathiva, 10/1 Vinnie The Hoddie, 100/30 Elios D’Or, 8/1 Admiral’s Sunset

Non-runners

Texard

Verdict

Last year's winner LEAPAWAY might do it again. He's not that well handicapped but the same is true of his rivals and he should get a decent pace to aim at. Elios d'Or does have his off-days - as when beaten in this last year when odds-on - but he's dangerous. Bathiva and Texard can also go well.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Leapaway

POSTDATA:

Bathiva

Telegraph:

Admiral's Sunset

The Star:

Bathiva

Daily Record:

Bathiva

RP Ratings:

Leapaway

TOPSPEED:

Leapaway

WEST COUNTRY:

Leapaway

The Times:

Leapaway

The Guardian:

Leapaway

Daily Mail:

Leapaway

Daily Express:

Leapaway

Daily Mirror:

Leapaway

The Sun:

Leapaway