November 08 / 14.45 Hereford

14.45

Good

Cazoo Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 3m 1f 44y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2P22-4

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Despite jumping left throughout, stuck to his task when runner-up over C&D (good; wore a visor) in March; shaped with encouragement on Uttoxeter (3m, good; reapplied cheekpieces) comeback run and could strip fitter on this occasion; the prospect of slow ground is a slight concern; possibilities.
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10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

2nd

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Bretney

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, slow jump 5th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 5 out, left in second but hampered by faller 4 out, headway and pressed leader 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 91P33-

Last run: 233 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Fortunate winner at Market Rasen (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last December, but in the mix on a couple of occasions subsequently; remains lowly weighted, albeit with stamina to conclusively prove beyond 3m; cheekpieces are missing on first start since March; safer options lie elsewhere.
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6th

7

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

The Boat

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ended last season in poor form and also disappointed on his two starts here in the autumn; on a good mark and suited by this C&D but needs to turn a corner; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

12/1

9th

9

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

The Boat

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ended last season in poor form and made low-key reappearance last month; needs to turn a corner but has conditions to suit here and may be boosted by the refitted cheekpieces (worn for last two wins).

12/1

4th

8

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

The Boat

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Dual chase winner in cheekpieces, more recently at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; ended last season with some lacklustre efforts and the headgear is missing today but a 196-day break might have done him good.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 433-81

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Picked up strongly to score in a three-runner affair at Ludlow (2m4f amateur event; good to firm) last month; 2lb higher around a similarly tight right-handed track; unlikely to be fazed by the return to a longer distance; has form on slow ground; one to consider.
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6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Family Pot

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sheila Lewis

Well suited by Hereford and defied higher marks twice here in February 2023; inconsistent since but this may prove one of his better days, with Sam Twiston-Davies up for first time; interesting.

7/1

4th

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Family Pot

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sheila Lewis

Well suited by Hereford and defied higher marks twice here in February 2023; inconsistent since but this may prove one of his better days, with Sam Twiston-Davies up for first time; interesting.

7/1

5th

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Family Pot

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sheila Lewis

Has struggled more often than not this season and he was pulled up at Huntingdon a fortnight ago; however, this two-time course winner was a good third over C&D (soft) two starts ago and could be a contender now back here if the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) have a positive effect.

9/1

Form: 33255- BF

Last run: 212 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Third to today's rival Bretney at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft) last December and has made the frame on a couple of occasions since; low-key towards the end of last season (Chepstow and Stratford) but it's possible that wind surgery will revive him.
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7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Earcomesbob

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Peter Pritchard

Hard to fancy, being a modest sort whose recent form figures are dominated by the letter P and who is 11lb out of the weights; first-time blinkers need to have major effect.

40/1

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Earcomesbob

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Peter Pritchard

Hard to fancy, being a modest sort whose recent form figures are dominated by the letter P and who is 11lb out of the weights; first-time blinkers need to have major effect.

40/1

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Earcomesbob

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Peter Pritchard

Point winner but 0-15 under rules and has pulled up in his last four runs; too much to prove.

50/1

Form: 0772-5

Last run: 176 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Runner-up at Chepstow (3m2f, good; beaten 15l) in April but could finish only fifth from 2lb out of the handicap at Ffos Las (3m4f; good to soft) the following month; yet to win over fences (0-12) and sits 4lb 'wrong' for seasonal reappearance; look elsewhere.
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6th

6

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Dorado Dollar

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Running well and was out of the weights when beaten under 5l at Warwick (3m1f, good) most recently; 3lb lower this time and can have a say.

7/1

4th

7

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Dorado Dollar

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Lost out only by a neck in 15-runner handicap chase here (3m, good) last month and was clear second to progressive rival at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; evidently in good heart but competes from 5lb out of the weights today and his career strike-rate now stands at 0-31.

5/1

2nd

9

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Dorado Dollar

10st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Chance wasn't obviously nearing before almost making it 30th time lucky at Warwick a fortnight ago (3m, good) from 5lb out of the weights; no good thing to back that up, but does run off his true mark this time.

6/1

Form: 953-47

Last run: 147 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Forced the pace for each of his three chase wins (2m4f-2m5f); reasonably weighted but was basically out of form when last in action; stamina reserves will be sorely tested over this trip; others preferred.
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7

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

12:35 Fakenham

Rizzardo

10st 11lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't jump with fluency, in rear but in touch with leaders, mistake 14th, soon pulled up

14/1

4th

2

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:47 Leicester

Rizzardo

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Prominent throughout when winning his three chases (2m4f-2m5f); well handicapped again but hasn't run well for a while now and this drop in trip is a change in direction.

5/1

6th

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Rizzardo

12st 0lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Forced the pace for each of his three chase wins (2m4f-2m5f); reasonably weighted but was basically out of form when last in action; stamina reserves will be sorely tested over this trip; others preferred.

14/1

Form: 0-6722 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Hexham regular; idled approaching the final fence when runner-up on penultimate start (3m; first-time cheekpieces); has undergone wind surgery since being a beaten favourite subsequently; tongue-tie added and could have more to offer as a chaser (0-3) assuming this sharper track doesn't inconvenience; noteworthy.
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8th

9

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Abington Park

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Two fair runs at Hexham last September but poor efforts since and plenty to prove from 2lb out of the handicap.

20/1

10

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Abington Park

10st 2lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Tailed off over hurdles a month ago on return from a break; second in a Hexham chase last September (in first-time cheekpieces) and needs blinkers to have a similar effect if he's to gain a first win over fences.

20/1

8th

9

6th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:20 Southwell

Abington Park

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Runner-up in two 3m Hexham chases in September but absent since two disappointing chase runs in November and reverts to hurdling with quite a bit to prove; tongue-tie left off.

14/1

Form: 312P-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Broke duck over fences (third attempt) at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft; from a 7lb lower mark) in February, and backed that up with a pleasing second the following week; pulled up (fibrillating heart) next time, then faded on seasonal reappearance at Huntingdon (2m7f; third of four); stamina the risk factor.
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4th

7

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:18 Chepstow

Judex Lefou

10st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Gave good account when second off today's mark at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) in December and both runs this year have been very respectable but his career strike-rate is just 1-28, and he may better suited by right-handed tracks.

5/1

3rd

2

15th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Judex Lefou

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Exeter winner a year ago but only fifth when attempting to land the same race recently; still 5lb above the winning mark and career record stands at 1-27; others preferred.

7/1

5th

6

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Judex Lefou

10st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won this race last year by 13l off 5lb lower; back down in trip and back near that form when second at Ludlow (2m4f) six weeks ago on latest start, so he is back in serious calculations.

11/4

Form: 2PP7-2 D

Last run: 186 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Bounced back from some lacklustre efforts when runner-up at Market Rasen (2m5f, good; refitted blinkers) in May; handicapped to have a say (3lb above last winning mark) but is 0-5 at Hereford, including as a beaten favourite in this race in 2019; isn't easy to predict.
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4th

12

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Lingfield

Eaton Miller

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

5lb out of the handicap today but won off this mark over fences (3m, heavy) and hurdles (3m2f, soft) in February 2021; two seconds (last December and this May) are easily the best of his eight starts since and he's a hard one to rely on.

20/1

5th

9

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Eaton Miller

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Won off this mark over fences (3m, heavy) and hurdles (3m2f, soft) early last year but has a very mixed record since and was tailed off at Hereford (3m1f chase) on his seasonal return two weeks ago; new combination of headgear is now tried and he comes with risks attached.

9/1

9th

5

8th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Eaton Miller

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Bounced back from some lacklustre efforts when runner-up at Market Rasen (2m5f, good; refitted blinkers) in May; handicapped to have a say (3lb above last winning mark) but is 0-5 at Hereford, including as a beaten favourite in this race in 2019; isn't easy to predict.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3PP0-7

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Didn't win often in Ireland (1-26), losing his way after some mildly encouraging chasing efforts (2m-3m) early in 2022; always towards rear and tailed off on stable debut at Bangor (3m; 80-1) a fortnight ago; 5lb lower.
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7th

8

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Fou Diligence

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Ex-Irish; has a poor strike-rate and has been out of form for current yard; others stronger.

40/1

4

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Fou Diligence

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Max Young

Sole win from 31 starts came at Naas (2m, soft) in early 2021; soundly beaten in all five runs (hurdles and fences) for this trainer; easily opposed.

100/1

8

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Fou Diligence

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Tailed off in three chasing attempts for this yard and suffered the same fate back over hurdles; very opposable.

50/1

Form: 72574F

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Still seeking first career win (0-15); runner-up on chasing debut at Warwick (2m4f, good) in May and was just headed when crashing out at the third-last fence at Worcester (2m7f, good) five weeks ago; has form here over hurdles; shouldn't be discounted.
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11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 6lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

18-race maiden; tailed off here (2m5f, good) on seasonal debut in November and not seen again since; not the obvious answer.

66/1

9th

12

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Nikki Evans

17-race maiden; well handicapped on some of his placed form and probably wasn't suited by the soft ground when struggling here in January but still makes only limited appeal on first start for 321 days.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £23.50
Straight Forecast £18.39
Tricast £61.02
Trifecta £60.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Family Pot

Daily Mail:

Bretney

Telegraph:

Abington Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Eaton Miller

RP Ratings:

Family Pot

POSTDATA:

Family Pot

The Times:

Family Pot

The Guardian:

Family Pot

D Express:

Bretney

The Sun:

Bretney

The Star:

Bretney

Daily Mirror:

Abington Park

Daily Record:

Abington Park