July 27 / 13.35 Perth

13.35

Good

Edinburgh Gin Classic Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3049.76
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Edinburgh Gin Classic Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 2347-3 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on some of last season's hurdling form at around 2m and returned from five-month break with pretty good third over fences at Southwell (2m4f, good) two weeks ago; drops in grade today; good chance.
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1st

2

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

13:30 Stratford

First Angel

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won on stable debut over C&D (good) in May and second to well-handicapped winner at Southwell (2m, good) next time; good to soft ground may have been against him when below par at Newton Abbot last time and he could play a leading role now back on a better surface.

15/8

3rd

1

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newton Abbot

First Angel

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Returned to form to make winning stable debut at Stratford (2m1f, good) in May; no match for easy winner when second at Southwell last month and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but is the one with least to prove here; seems best on good ground but handles good to soft.

5/4

4

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

20:10 Stratford

First Angel

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Won comfortably under a positive ride over 2m1f here (good) in May and was pestered throughout when a well-held second at Southwell; may have no margin for error off this mark (6lb above his win) and may need another easy lead.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 66-415 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won two-finisher selling hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m, good; first-time blinkers) last month and wasn't beaten far when fifth of six there on chasing debut three weeks ago; eight of 12 scheduled fences were omitted that day, though, and the form may not be reliable.
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10th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Rock On Tommy

11st 1lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Won two in a row over 2m at Uttoxeter (heavy/good to soft) in July but he's lost his way in his two runs this autumn and needs a major revival after his pulled-up effort at Stratford 25 days ago.

14/1

0

3

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Rock On Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Had a good spell on slow ground at Uttoxeter (2m) in July, with two wins and a second, but he returned from a short break with a laboured effort there last month; bit to prove again after that and he's never won off a mark this high; equipment removed.

16/1

Form: U646-P D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Lost his way last season and was sold out of this yard for £2,200 in March; ran poorly over 2m7f on last month's debut for Chris Gordon and is now back with Adam Nicol; drops back in trip with huge amount to prove; cheekpieces refitted.
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10th

8

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Spider’s Bite

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Adam Nicol

prominent, not fluent 7th, lost position after 4 out, soon beaten

25/1

Form: 14-2F7 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Needs to get back on track after an early fall and a disappointing effort on his two appearances last month but is now only 1lb higher than when making all for ready win at Newcastle (2m, good) in February; will be dangerous if back on song.
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2nd

5

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Sedgefield

Six One Nine

11st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second 2nd, pressed leader 5th, briefly led 5 out, led 2 out, kept on run-in

4/1

4th

9

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:15 Newcastle

Six One Nine

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Won over C&D in 2022 and finished second over C&D on final two starts last season, more recently when just ahead of Fourth Of July off today's mark on good ground in February; obvious contender if in similar form again.

6/1

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Six One Nine

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Runner-up in three of his last four runs but his strike-rate is 2-29 and both wins have come on good ground.

11/4

Form: 26P-05

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
0-14 over hurdles, and fell at the first on chasing debut in January 2021; didn't run badly when fifth of seven at Worcester (2m, good to soft) last month but others have much more obvious claims; due to revert to chasing here (8.30) last night.
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1st

8

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Ensel Du Perche

10st 6lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Stella Barclay

raced in second, led narrowly 3rd

13/2

1st

8

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Ensel Du Perche

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stella Barclay

Kept on gamely for second at Hexham (2m, good) in September and is 2lb lower now but this 22-race maiden hasn't fired on either appearance this year.

16/1

Form: 26-3B2

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
0-11 under rules but kept on well for close second behind a next-time-out winner at Southwell (2m, good) last month and is a contender if in similar form again here; 1lb out of the handicap.
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7

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Getaman

10st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Ran big race in defeat over fences at Warwick (2m, good) in April, after a layoff, and his subsequent fifth over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good) certainly wasn't a bad effort; recent 4lb drop seems generous; one to consider.

11/2

5th

8

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Getaman

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Dual chase winner who returned from an absence with a close, front-running second over fences at Worcester (2m, good) last month; 0-8 over hurdles but that last run was off 7lb higher and he's an interesting contender back in this sphere.

3/1

Betting Forcast

7/4 First Angel, 4/1 Rock On Tommy, 14/1 Spider’s Bite, 9/2 Six One Nine, 12/1 Ensel Du Perche, 100/30 Getaman