November 26 / 13.28 Bangor-on-Dee

13.28 Bangor-on-Dee

Heavy

Xenon Workplace Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6317.36
  • 3m 0f 5y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Xenon Workplace Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: /7602-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
1-8 over hurdles, the win gained in 2m4f novice in February 2021; not yet proven over this far but signed off for Evan Williams with keeping-on second at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in March; changed hands for £30,000 in May and it will be interesting to see what David Pipe can do with him over fences; tongue-tie/cheekpieces fitted for first time.
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1st

7

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Only The Bold

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

1-8 over hurdles, the win gained in 2m4f novice in February 2021; not yet proven over this far but signed off for Evan Williams with keeping-on second at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in March; changed hands for £30,000 in May and it will be interesting to see what David Pipe can do with him over fences; tongue-tie/cheekpieces fitted for first time.

8/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 531-22

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 6yo who won good-ground maiden hurdle last season (2m5f); no match for very easy winner when second of three on last month's chase/handicap debut (2m5f, good) and it's hard to tell whether today's much stiffer stamina test will suit, but he remains one to be interested in.
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2nd

9

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Jeffery’s Cross

11st 1lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Unexposed 6yo who won good-ground maiden hurdle last season (2m5f); no match for very easy winner when second of three on last month's chase/handicap debut (2m5f, good) and it's hard to tell whether today's much stiffer stamina test will suit, but he remains one to be interested in.

5/1

2nd

4

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Jeffery’s Cross

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

raced in second, shaken up after 12th, not fluent 13th, pushed along before 3 out, held from 2 out (vet said gelding was showing signs of heat stress post-race)

13/8

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: /344P- C BF

Last run: 274 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Thorough stayer who gained his last two wins over 3m4f and 3m6f; on workable mark for today's seasonal debut but ran poorly on latest outing in February and would appeal more over a marathon trip.
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3rd

3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Samuel Jackson

11st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Thorough stayer who gained his last two wins over 3m4f and 3m6f; on workable mark for today's seasonal debut but ran poorly on latest outing in February and would appeal more over a marathon trip.

12/1

3

20th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Samuel Jackson

11st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Successful twice at this venue (3m/3m6f); disappointing here when last seen but has a good chance off current mark provided he returns from absence in top form.

16/1

9

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Samuel Jackson

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Form: 86F74- D

Last run: 282 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and has become well handicapped but never really got going last season (five runs) and returns from 282-day abreak with fair bit to prove; cheekpieces refitted.
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4th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Eclair Mag

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and has become well handicapped but never really got going last season (five runs) and returns from 282-day abreak with fair bit to prove; cheekpieces refitted.

10/1

Form: 22111- C

Last run: 248 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Scored over hurdles here (2m7f, soft) in February then began chasing career with two consecutive wins (2m4f/3m4f); has fitness to prove after eight-month absence but still commands respect; had wind op in September.
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5th

1

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Tim Pat

12st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Scored over hurdles here (2m7f, soft) in February then began chasing career with two consecutive wins (2m4f/3m4f); has fitness to prove after eight-month absence but still commands respect; had wind op in September.

11/4

Form: 2232-2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 5yo who looked suited by step up to 2m7f when second over hurdles on last month's seasonal debut (soft ground; wore first-time visor); probably still has untapped potential over hurdles but connections are evidently keen to launch his chasing career; cheekpieces back on.
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6th

8

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Lounge Lizard

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Low-mileage 5yo who looked suited by step up to 2m7f when second over hurdles on last month's seasonal debut (soft ground; wore first-time visor); probably still has untapped potential over hurdles but connections are evidently keen to launch his chasing career; cheekpieces back on.

4/1

2nd

2

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Lounge Lizard

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

raced freely, prominent, went second after 3rd, briefly disputed lead before 3 out, rallied run-in, went second again towards finish, no match for winner

9/1

Form: 313-74 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Much better known as a hunter chaser now but made respectable return to handicap company when fourth at Ayr (3m, soft) this month, after a break, and might come on for the run.
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7th

4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Dieu Vivant

11st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Much better known as a hunter chaser now but made respectable return to handicap company when fourth at Ayr (3m, soft) this month, after a break, and might come on for the run.

10/1

4th

2

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:25 Ayr

Dieu Vivant

11st 8lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, held up in rear

6/1

Form: 5142-3

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner who ended last term with close second at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft; also handles heavy); made low-key reappearance when well-held third in recent novice hurdle but might have needed the outing; 10lb claimer Elizabeth Gale has ridden two winners this month; could have a say.
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2

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Keep Wondering

12st 1lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs

Dual chase winner who ended last term with close second at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft; also handles heavy); made low-key reappearance when well-held third in recent novice hurdle but might have needed the outing; 10lb claimer Elizabeth Gale has ridden two winners this month; could have a say.

7/1

3rd

4

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 3

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Keep Wondering

11st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Long absence before last season, in which he won a handicap chase at Haydock (2m5f, heavy) in December on second start back and went down by a nose at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) in April latest; stamina is not proven over this far (tried it on penultimate start) and others have slightly better chase form but he's lightly raced, so could still improve.

8/1

Form: 5171-P D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
3-5 over hurdles since switched to handicaps just over a year ago, the last two wins gained over 3m on heavy; not much went to plan on recent seasonal/chase debut (pulled up) but he may yet have a good future over fences.
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5

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Foillan

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

3-5 over hurdles since switched to handicaps just over a year ago, the last two wins gained over 3m on heavy; not much went to plan on recent seasonal/chase debut (pulled up) but he may yet have a good future over fences.

12/1

1

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:45 Hereford

Foillan

12st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Thorough stayer who won three handicap hurdles last term, the last two over 3m1f on heavy ground; on a career-high mark (5lb higher than for last win) but worth considering on chase debut.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £31.50
Straight Forecast £26.57
Tricast £230.18
Trifecta £284.50

Selections

Telegraph:

Tim Pat

RP Ratings:

Keep Wondering

TOPSPEED:

Eclair Mag

The Times:

Jeffery's Cross

SPOTLIGHT:

Lounge Lizard

The Guardian:

Only The Bold

POSTDATA:

Dieu Vivant

D Express:

Tim Pat

Daily Mirror:

Tim Pat

The Sun:

Tim Pat

Daily Record:

Tim Pat

WEST COUNTRY:

Keep Wondering

The Star:

Keep Wondering

Daily Mail:

Eclair Mag