July 29 / 15.45 Bangor-on-Dee

15.45 Bangor-on-Dee

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Genesis Wealth Management Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10129.56
  • 3m 0f 5y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Genesis Wealth Management Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 22-183 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Struggled in a valuable Uttoxeter handicap two starts ago but otherwise very consistent; not far behind Mr Mafia at Southwell 17 days ago and, while he has few secrets, is very likely to run well again.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

5th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:50 Wincanton

Neville’s Cross

10st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Fairly dominant at Bangor (3m, good) in July when much too good for Red Happy but he then had an off-day at Cheltenham in the race won by Lord Accord; remains on a career-high mark, which he'll do well to defy in this.

20/1

1

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Neville’s Cross

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

disputed lead, in touch with leaders from 2nd, towards rear before 9th, mistake and dropped to last 10th, reminders with one circuit to go, shaken up after 12th, pushed along and got behind after 14th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

12/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 112-25

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Landed a hat-trick in the spring and two good efforts followed; tailed off at Southwell (behind two of these) on return from a break, which begs some questions; Philip Armson, aboard for last six starts, rides El Paso Wood.
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8th

15

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Red Happy

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Multiple chase winner but usually runs at a lower level; well behind Lord Accord in the Badger Beer at Wincanton and was beaten when refusing at the final fence in the Southern National since; 4lb out of weights; opposed.

100/1

6

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Red Happy

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, jumped right 5th, hampered by faller 10th, went third and mistake 14th, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), refused last (usual 2 out)

20/1

Form: 2112/6 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Won three of five starts after joining Nicky Henderson in 2019; on a good mark on that form but made a low-key return over hurdles in May, after nearly two and a half years away; hard to dismiss but does need to prove his wellbeing.
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16

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Diablo De Rouhet

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Nicky Henderson

4lb out of the handicap but is 2lb lower than when scoring over hurdles here three years ago; however, not in top form over hurdles/fences since returning from very long absence this season; others preferred.

66/1

5th

2

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

16:38 Uttoxeter

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders on inner, soon ridden, going easily 3 out, pushed along when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened quickly approaching last

13/2

Form: 4-51P2 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Admirable performer whose Ludlow win in May was his eighth over fences; ran well at Southwell latest and, though he's never won off a mark this high, is capable of going close if able to adopt preferred front-running role.
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4th

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 3

15:37 Huntingdon

Mr Mafia

11st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent and lost position 7th, pushed along before 5 out, disputing third when bumped 2 out, soon weakened

7/4

4

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:15 Exeter

Mr Mafia

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

led, headed and prominent 10th, ridden and dropped to last after 5 out, soon struggling, well behind when pulled up home turn

7/2

2nd

1

30th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

19:10 Newton Abbot

Mr Mafia

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

led, prominent when headed 7th, good jump to lead 10th, prominent when headed after 15th, ridden after 4 out, slight lead after 2 out, headed run-in, held towards finish (vet said gelding lost his right fore shoe)

4/5

Form: P-P227

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Tough sort who returned to form, with cheekpieces fitted, when second on two occasions last month; disappointing display at Uttoxeter on Sunday but has bounced back from similar flops before and may well do so again.
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4th

6

20th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

El Paso Wood

11st 3lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

led, headed and raced in second 3rd, lost second and prominent and 7th, ridden before 17th, outpaced and well held from 2 out

3/1

1st

1

7th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:15 Uttoxeter

El Paso Wood

12st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

led, raced in second when headed after 12th, prominent after 14th, made strong challenge 4 out, soon ridden, led 3 out, stayed on

4/1

1st

2

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

15:34 Stratford

El Paso Wood

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

made all, increased tempo 12th, reduced lead 3 out, good jump and 3 lengths ahead 2 out, pushed along approaching last, faced challenge and good jump last, kept on

7/2

Form: 5134-U D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Early casualty at Uttoxeter last month, on return from a break; still 4lb above the mark off which she beat three rivals at Exeter last October; may still have some upside as a chaser and much prefers good or quicker ground.
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6

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Organdi

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Richard Phillips

always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

1st

3

20th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Organdi

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Richard Phillips

midfield, headway and prominent 14th, led 17th, ridden and jumped right 2 out, reduced lead and faced strong challenge inside final 110yds, kept on, gamely

5/1

3rd

3

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:32 Worcester

Organdi

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Richard Phillips

in touch with leaders, jumped right 1st, ridden after 4 out, went fourth before 2 out, went third approaching last, stayed on final 110yds

16/1

Form: 24-211 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Seemed to relish the step up to 3m when winning at Perth last month, completing a double at that course in the process; up 5lb but unexposed as a stayer and going left-handed hasn't proved a problem in the past; stable in vibrant form so plenty of appeal.
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9th

11

5th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 1

14:50 Wincanton

Golden Taipan

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Wasn't hit hard for winning 2m4f/3m good-ground handicaps at Perth this summer but those were a far cry from a race of this stature; unlikely to be good enough and will probably be outstayed off a strong gallop at this trip.

25/1

7

8th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:17 Chepstow

Golden Taipan

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual chase winner at Perth in June (2m4f/3m, good); comes here after two respectable efforts at Warwick but looked tired on the run-in when fourth there on Thursday (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) and faces a tough assignment in this stronger race.

20/1

4th

1

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:40 Warwick

Golden Taipan

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, pushed along early, pressed leader when headed 3 out, hung left before 2 out, soon ridden and lost second, weakened run-in

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £35.10
Straight Forecast £32.14
Trifecta £176.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Taipan

POSTDATA:

Neville's Cross

Daily Mail:

Diablo De Rouhet

RP Ratings:

Mr Mafia

The Times:

Neville's Cross

The Guardian:

Neville's Cross

Daily Mirror:

Neville's Cross

WEST COUNTRY:

Golden Taipan

Telegraph:

Golden Taipan

The Star:

Golden Taipan

Daily Record:

Golden Taipan

Daily Express:

Diablo De Rouhet

The Sun:

Diablo De Rouhet

TOPSPEED:

Mr Mafia