December 28 / 15.10 Leicester

15.10

Good

Pertemps Network Leicestershire Silver Fox Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7406.56
  • 2m 4f 25y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Pertemps Network Leicestershire Silver Fox Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4110-2 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Won two novices over hurdles; found only one too good on his switch to fences at Southwell (2m4f, good) where his jumping was sound; should come on for that run and have every chance off just 2lb higher.
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3rd

2

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Our Jet

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Front-runner; back to his best when winning in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) in November and good second over this C&D (soft) since; every chance he'll be bang there once more.

3/1

6

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

13:05 Chepstow

Our Jet

10st 3lb

T: Dan Skelton

2nd

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:45 Wetherby

Our Jet

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Found some rhythm out in front and did it fairly comfortably at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) despite jumping out to his left on occasions; 5lb rise seems fair and, provided the ground is okay (he has won on soft but also bypassed races on account of similar conditions) he should be bang there.

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 14-574 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner; has yet to be competitive over fences and, although he was flying too high in a Grade 1 last time, he was in handicaps prior to that; others have more pressing claims.
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2nd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Honneur DAjonc

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form; predominantly out of sorts since last success (fences) but could revive off this reduced mark dropped in grade and back hurdling.

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3P-221 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
No match for Tap Tap Boom at Plumpton but she was game in victory at Cheltenham (2m4f, good), providing her yard with a welcome winner; back up 6lb but had got herself well handicapped; respected.
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3rd

10

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Dame Du Soir

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

No match for Tap Tap Boom at Plumpton but she was game in victory at Cheltenham (2m4f, good), providing her yard with a welcome winner; back up 6lb but had got herself well handicapped; respected.

4/1

1st

10

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Dame Du Soir

10st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Runner-up over 2m/2m1f at Huntingdon and Plumpton this term, no match for the winner both times; weakened into sixth in this contest 12 months ago and may get outstayed back up in distance.

14/1

Form: 327-F1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
In command before last-fence fall on chasing debut at Taunton (2m2f, good) and she readily made amends at Southwell (2m4f, good), defying a 6lb rise; up another 4lb but looks open to plenty of further progress in this discipline.
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2nd

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Ile De Jersey

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3rd

5/1

7th

7

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Ile De Jersey

10st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

5yo mare who won over fences at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November and returned from a break with a good effort over hurdles last month; moves up in grade here but we may not have seen the best of her yet.

6/1

3rd

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

20:15 Aintree

Ile De Jersey

12st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Low-mileage 5yo who won Southwell chase (2m4f, good) off today's mark in November; not seen since disappointing run the following month but still considered on today's return to hurdling.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: /4P-35 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Hurdling ability needs respecting but tailed off at Worcester on chasing debut in September and suffered the same fate here three weeks ago; might be happier back on softer ground.
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4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Arrivederci

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, shaken up after 13th

8/1

6th

3

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Arrivederci

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful hurdler two winters back; not disgraced on reappearance last term but has done little in his four starts since, over fences on last three; way down the weights but under a major cloud and not proven beyond 2m3f.

12/1

Form: 125-P4 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won a small-field novice chase (2m, soft) here in February but hasn't progressed from that and has been very quiet this season.
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3rd

4

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:10 Lingfield (AW)

Nelson River

8st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tony Carroll

Has two AW wins (1m4f/2m) to his name but seems to be in no sort of form, tailed off at Wolverhampton on latest start; needs a major revival.

25/1

11th

1

(6)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nelson River

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Carroll

Won at this course in 2018 and 2021; however, couple of poor efforts here since returning from 12-month absence; revival needed.

33/1

3

(5)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nelson River

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Carroll

Has won at 1m4f and 2m here but hard to know what he's capable of these days, having been well below his best in a handful of starts since November 2022, over fences and back on this course 19 days ago.

50/1

Form: 6-3241 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Not always the most fluent of jumpers and the Huntingdon handicap he landed probably didn't take a great deal of winning in the end; only 3lb higher but others appeal more.
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4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Maninsane

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

13/2

3rd

2

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

14:40 Market Rasen

Maninsane

11st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st, went second but not fluent 4th, disputed lead after 4 out, led clearly before 3 out, soon faced challenge, headed after 2 out, no extra and lost second run-in

11/2

6th

4

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Maninsane

11st 12lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

outpaced in rear, not fluent 1st

10/1

Form: P75-11

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner who is 2-2 over fences (and in a tongue-tie) after winning small-field handicaps under Jay Tidball at Plumpton (2m1f, good; beat Dame Du Soir) and Ludlow (2m, good to soft); has gone up 9lb in the process, which isn't the end of the world.
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7th

3

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

19:00 Ludlow

Tap Tap Boom

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Scored over fences here in November but below that form since, going too freely in cheekpieces when fifth of eight back hurdling at Bangor in March; he needs to bounce back.

25/1

5th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:43 Bangor-on-Dee

Tap Tap Boom

11st 11lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Dual chase winner in the autumn (2m1f/2m) but seems to have lost his way a bit in recent weeks; switches back to hurdling on a workable mark but needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

3rd

3

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 92y

Class 2

14:00 Newbury

Tap Tap Boom

11st 2lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, outpaced and detached from 3rd, ridden after 4 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

9/2

Form: F21-3P D

Last run: 194 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Won a valuable series final at Haydock in April off only 2lb lower (2m4f, good to soft); bit below that afterwards, though was reportedly ready for a break when pulled up in June; can go well fresh.
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2nd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:40 Uttoxeter

Corran Cross

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

prominent, dropped to midfield 5th, headway 10th, pushed along and went second before 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, headed run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

4th

6

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Corran Cross

11st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Irish point winner in 2019 (3m); has been campaigned mainly over shorter distances since then, latest win being over 2m4f at Haydock in April 2022 (good); excuses for two poor runs on last two starts, but a bit to prove now.

20/1

2

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Corran Cross

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

Won a valuable series final at Haydock in April off only 2lb lower (2m4f, good to soft); bit below that afterwards, though was reportedly ready for a break when pulled up in June; can go well fresh.

10/1

Form: P4P-PP C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Very well handicapped on his best form but has pulled up in four of his last five appearances and the return of a visor (replacing cheekpieces) isn't necessarily a positive.
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7

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

The Hollow Ginge

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very well handicapped on his best form but has pulled up in four of his last five appearances and the return of a visor (replacing cheekpieces) isn't necessarily a positive.

25/1

3

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 3

14:12 Uttoxeter

The Hollow Ginge

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

disputed lead, led from 2nd, not fluent 4th, clear after 6th, jumped right 8th, hung badly right before 9th, soon headed and pulled up

8/1

9

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

The Hollow Ginge

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't jump with fluency, disputed lead, in touch with leaders from 2nd, towards rear from 7th, in touch with leaders 13th, mistake 15th, soon in rear and pushed along, rallied and prominent before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out

100/30

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Payout
Exacta £19.60
Straight Forecast £20.66
Tricast £96.73
Trifecta £135.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Jet

RP Ratings:

Dame Du Soir

LAMBOURN:

Ile De Jersey

POSTDATA:

Maninsane

Telegraph:

Ile De Jersey

The Times:

Our Jet

The Guardian:

Our Jet

D Express:

Our Jet

The Sun:

Our Jet

The Star:

Our Jet

TOPSPEED:

Dame Du Soir

WEST COUNTRY:

Dame Du Soir

Daily Mail:

Dame Du Soir

Daily Mirror:

Dame Du Soir

Daily Record:

Dame Du Soir