November 24 / 15.35 Lingfield

15.35

Soft

Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /5P7-1 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Looked badly out of sorts in handicap hurdles for Oliver Sherwood last season (three runs) but kept on well to cause 28-1 surprise on recent seasonal/chase debut here (2m4f, good to soft); not certain to benefit from today's drop back in trip but doesn't look harshly treated by a 5lb rise.
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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Walk In The Wild

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Not beaten far when third of four at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on last season's form but has basically become disappointing; needs latest headgear switch to perk him up.

7/1

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Walk In The Wild

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Not beaten far when third of four at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on last season's form but has basically become disappointing; needs latest headgear switch to perk him up.

7/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2P24-2 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in two of his four chases last season and made pleasing reappearance when keeping-on second over hurdles at Fontwell (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago; on a workable mark and ought to make his presence felt.
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3rd

3

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Shaws Cross

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

chased clear leader

8/1

5th

10

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Shaws Cross

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Doesn't find winning easy and he's 3-39 overall (1-14 as chaser); however, did everything but win here 20 days ago when beating all bar a newcomer to fences; 3lb out of the weights and Philip Armson's claim is welcomed.

10/1

Form: 1722-7 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Scored over C&D (heavy) on chasing debut last December and ran well in defeat in two Plumpton chases (2m3f/2m1f) towards end of last season; made satisfactory reappearance over hurdles three weeks ago and the return to this track is an obvious plus; shortlisted.
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8

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Uberman

10st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Katharine Davis

held up in last, bad mistake 4th, soon pulled up quickly (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake at the 4th fence and lost his action afterwards)

10/1

6th

6

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Uberman

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

disputed lead

10/1

8

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Uberman

11st 4lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Only win came over 2m at Lingfield and fair third over that C&D in November (some way behind /Shaw's Cross); effectiveness at this trip unproven.

14/1

Form: 233F/0

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
0-10 over fences; runner-up over C&D (heavy) in December 2020 and also placed at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) the following spring but, following a long absence, he was tailed off in 2m4f race won by Walk In The Wild here this month; needs to have taken considerable benefit from that outing.
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6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:32 Fontwell

Clondaw Robin

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

0-24 over fences; looked set to get off the mark before last-fence fall at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft; form very well advertised by fortunate winner since) in January but ran very poorly over that C&D last month and is 9lb out of the weights here.

12/1

Form: 96-475

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won slow-ground chase in France last autumn (2m1f) but yet to be placed after six British starts, the most recent when fifth of eight on return to chasing at Taunton (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; some positives can be drawn from that run, though, and today's trip-and-ground combination may show him in a better light.
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7

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:20 Leicester

Master Blaze

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Chase winner on very soft in France but out of luck for this yard in Britain despite the major drop in his handicap mark; down in class but his latest defeat came in a modest grade.

12/1

7th

7

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:53 Taunton

Master Blaze

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Won a 2m1f chase on testing ground in France in 2021; beaten too far in his eight British starts (five over hurdles, the three over fences) to be recommended at the moment but he is way down the weights.

20/1

6th

6

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Master Blaze

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Won slow-ground chase in France last autumn (2m1f) but yet to be placed after seven British starts; not written off just yet but is 5lb out of the weights here and needs to turn a corner.

16/1

Form: U5P-PP

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on all three hurlding starts for current stable, the last twice in handicaps (2m2f/2m5f); huge leap of faith required to support him on today's chasing debut.
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3rd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Valirann Gold

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Harriet Brown

Kept on dourly to score at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in February but has not really been firing on all cylinders since; made his jockey work very hard before eventually taking modest second at Fontwell (2m2f, heavy) on latest outing; will need to race with greater zest here.

10/1

3rd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Valirann Gold

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Harriet Brown

Kept on dourly to score at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in February but has not really been firing on all cylinders since; made his jockey work very hard before eventually taking modest second at Fontwell (2m2f, heavy) on latest outing; will need to race with greater zest here.

10/1

Form: P63-2P

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 6yo who won an Irish point just over a year ago (good to yielding) and was placed in two maiden hurdles in the spring (2m5f/2m, good); ran poorly on recent seasonal/chase debut and is not yet proven on slow ground but it would be reckless to write him off at this stage.
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0

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Blackcauseway

11st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, bumped 2nd, headway 6th, weakened quickly and pulled up before 9th

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £5.70
Straight Forecast £5.94
Trifecta £21.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Walk In The Wild

Daily Mail:

Uberman

TOPSPEED:

Shaw's Cross

RP Ratings:

Walk In The Wild

POSTDATA:

Walk In The Wild

The Times:

Walk In The Wild

Telegraph:

Walk In The Wild

The Guardian:

Walk In The Wild

D Express:

Walk In The Wild

Daily Mirror:

Walk In The Wild

The Sun:

Walk In The Wild

The Star:

Walk In The Wild

Daily Record:

Walk In The Wild