November 24 / 15.20 Taunton

15.20

Good

Mike Trickey And Geoff White Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 2f 40y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Mike Trickey And Geoff White Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 78/3-U

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Maiden but she attracted market support on her return from an absence for a new stable at Ludlow and looked to be going okay in behind the easy winner when slipping and unseating her rider on the run to four out; while that was a bit too far out to make any firm predictions about how close she would have finished she certainly showed enough to think she can make an impact over fences from a basement mark.
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6th

5

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Miladygrace

10st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Dual chase winner last season (2m2f/2m3f) but below best over fences lately and now reverts to hurdling for first time since 2020; might be perked up by first-time cheekpieces but others have much less to prove.

10/1

4th

5

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:50 Stratford

Miladygrace

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Two wins last season but not at that level in two outings this term; well held at Newton Abbot latest and may be better going right-handed (both wins that way around); Sean Bowen booked but others appeal more.

7/1

4th

4

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Miladygrace

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Dual chase winner for new stable last season (2m2f/2m3f), and posted another good effort when clear second off today's mark at Taunton (2m5f, good to soft) in March; had excuses when below form last time and may yet have more to offer.

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 3U6-28

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Record currently stands at 0-18 but he has finished second three times, including a short-head defeat in a Ffos Las chase (good) under Peter Summers last month; possibly unsuited by much softer ground when well beaten back there since; yard's good form provides hope that he can bounce back under what could be more favourable conditions this time.
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6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:35 Taunton

Folly Gate

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

0-10 over fences and 0-22 overall; looked unlucky not to open account here in December (2m2f, good; in front when unseating rider at last fence) but was behind two of today's rivals when only fifth here five weeks ago and his tendency to make jumping errors is always a worry.

7/1

5th

1

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

16:00 Taunton

Folly Gate

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Runner-up over C&D (good) in November and was 1l ahead when unseating at the final fence over C&D (good) in December; fell four out at Hereford last time and there are risks attached in view of his jumping, but he can play a leading role granted a clear round.

100/30

3

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:10 Hereford

Folly Gate

11st 13lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Still a maiden and not the safest of jumpers but looked the likely winner when unseating rider at the final fence in Taunton handicap (2m2f, good) just before Christmas; however, now 5lb higher and an error-free round again isn't guaranteed.

11/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1752U8

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner at Uttoxeter in July; runner-up on Plumpton chase debut in September but well beaten on his completed start since; needs first-time cheekpieces (added to regular tongue-strap) to help him get back on track.
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9th

14

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Similar profile to African Sun, having gained sole success over C&D last July; far from certain to repeat that form, having achieved little (over fences/hurdles) this year.

25/1

6th

8

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a 2m handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter last summer (effectively off this mark) and he ran some fair races over fences in the latter part of 2022; he hasn't gone with much enthusiasm in two runs this spring though and reverts to hurdling with something to prove.

12/1

8th

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won over hurdles last summer (2m, good) and was second on chase debut at Plumpton (2m3f, good) in September but dropped out tamely at Plumpton last month, after a break, and needs to prove his wellbeing here.

11/2

Form: 553-26

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden; placed for the second time over fences when 9l second at Exeter (2m1f, good to firm) on his reappearance in October but not in the same form when a remote sixth at Hereford since.
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10

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:35 Taunton

Gaelic Thunder

10st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Chris Honour

0-9 over fences and 0-19 overall; ran well from the front when second here (2m2f, good) in December, but is effectively 5lb higher from further out of the weights today and returns here after a 63l defeat last month.

14/1

6th

8

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Gaelic Thunder

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

took keen hold, prominent on outer, disputed lead 4th, led clearly after 7th, jumped right 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out

20/1

11

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:10 Hereford

Gaelic Thunder

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Looks a modest maiden but has proved generally consistent over fences, most recently second at Taunton in the race that Folly Gate would have probably won but for unseating; could go well again.

8/1

14/1

Form: 324732 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Has certainly been kept busy since joining this yard, with this his 20th start of the season, but his latest second of four at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) shows he's still in reasonable heart; will need to step up on that form if he's to go one better here, though.
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5th

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Dindin

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Not the easiest to predict (to put it mildly) but had one of his good days when runner-up over 2m7f here last month (under Gearoid Harney); whether he'll repeat it is another matter and stamina for this far isn't entirely copperbottomed.

13/2

Form: 73-525

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
His runner-up effort at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) in July came in a two-finisher race and he could only manage fifth of 11 at Southwell eight weeks ago; mark has eased another 2lb but it's not enough to tempt.
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4th

5

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:35 Leicester

Go As You Please

11st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Paul Webber

disputed lead, awkward jump 2nd, soon briefly led

16/1

6th

4

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Go As You Please

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

His runner-up effort at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) in July came in a two-finisher race and he could only manage fifth of 11 at Southwell eight weeks ago; mark has eased another 2lb but it's not enough to tempt.

14/1

5th

2

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:51 Southwell

Go As You Please

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

jumped right throughout, disputed lead, chased leaders 4th, ridden and weakened from 2 out

4/1

Form: P869-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Out of sorts for Paul Nolan in Ireland in the spring and he was beaten 52l into third at Ludlow (2m, good) on his return for a new stable three weeks ago; can only watch after that.
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5

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:10 Wincanton

Call Me Freddie

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles in Ireland in 2021 but has struggled in British chases since the autumn (six runs) and is very difficult to enthuse over at present.

50/1

7th

10

20th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Call Me Freddie

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles (3m, good) in Ireland in May 2021 but he's struggled over fences for new yard this season and he unseated early 14 days ago; now 1-23 and it's not hard to look elsewhere.

25/1

6

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

13:55 Fontwell

Call Me Freddie

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles in Ireland in spring 2021 but has struggled to get seriously competitive over fences for new stable this season (four runs), and the refitted cheekpieces didn't appear to help much last time.

33/1

Form: 8P97-

Last run: 275 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
No more than hinted at ability in three qualifying runs over hurdles at the start of the year; more realistic chance now handicapping off a basement mark on his chase debut/reappearance; betting should provide more clues.
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5th

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Estate Italiana

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Came good with comfortable win at Ludlow (2m, good) in February and is now 1lb below that mark but has largely been disappointing since and needs to turn a corner.

25/1

5th

6

3rd Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:20 Southwell

Estate Italiana

10st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:50 Worcester

Estate Italiana

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won off 2lb lower at Ludlow (2m, good) in February but there's been little sign of that form since; returns from a break.

12/1

Form: 36-722 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Enjoys a sharp track and arrives on the back of a pair of runner-up efforts over hurdles at Warwick this autumn; however, he was beaten upwards of 42l on his first attempts over fences in the spring so he does need to prove he's effective as a chaser.
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0

5

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Opening Bid

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

led, headed but prominent 5th, lost position and dropped to rear 8th, soon detached, pulled up before 12th

33/1

1st

2

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:50 Exeter

Opening Bid

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Found out by his career-high mark at Warwick (2m4f, good) but that was another very sound run in what's been a good season already; accurate jumper who has plenty going for him.

13/8

2nd

2

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Opening Bid

11st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Enjoying an excellent season and he made it 4-5 for the term with a cosy success in four-runner handicap chase at Newton Abbot (2m5f) 24 days ago; up 4lb but this sound jumper rates a player once more.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 100-33

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m Warwick handicap hurdle off 2lb higher in March; not quite at the same level when third on both chase starts this season but he was a bit better than the result over an extended 2m3f at Plumpton latterly, fading after seeming to do a bit too much too soon; this slight drop back in trip should suit; contender for in-form stable.
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2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Stanley Pincombe

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, midfield

7/2

1st

2

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Stanley Pincombe

11st 10lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Chris Gordon

8lb higher than for his Taunton win but this mark isn't beyond him and he came clear of the rest when second at Exeter (2m2f); Molly Landau rides again; respected.

15/8

Form: 8244-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Reached the frame in handicap hurdles at up to 3m last season; last of three finishers on her 2m7f Worcester chase debut/reappearance four weeks ago, but she was beaten only 5.5l despite jumping repeatedly to her right at that left-handed course; the first two haven't done much for that form since but she does rate a possible improver now going right-handed; also down in trip.
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4

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Lingfield

Lazy Sunday

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

3-11 over fences, having won three on the trot last February-March, including this race on second leg; runner-up on first two starts this season, before lesser efforts on last two outings; last year's hat-trick was preceded by a heavy defeat and cheekpieces are now installed; has to be considered seriously in weak race.

15/8

8th

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Lazy Sunday

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Soundly beaten at Hereford before winning three on the trot in 2023, including this race, so perhaps not too troubling that she was pulled up there last time; this trip will suit better than of late; not ruled out.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £52.30
Straight Forecast £58.48
Tricast £485.86
Trifecta £764.50

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Opening Bid

The Guardian:

Lazy Sunday

RP Ratings:

Folly Gate

D Express:

Miladygrace

Telegraph:

Dindin

SPOTLIGHT:

Stanley Pincombe

Daily Mirror:

Lazy Sunday

POSTDATA:

Folly Gate

The Star:

Miladygrace

The Sun:

Dindin

The Times:

Opening Bid

Daily Mail:

Opening Bid

Daily Record:

Opening Bid