January 24 / 15.45 Leicester

15.45 Leicester

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Racecourse Live Streams On Racing TV Extra Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Racecourse Live Streams On Racing TV Extra Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 33-333

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner (from 2m4f to 3m) last season who returned from six months off with solid third of eight over C&D last month; he needs considering in first-time cheekpieces off a 2lb lower mark.
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3rd

1

7th Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

12:40 Leicester

Dreamsundermyfeet

12st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won four times on good ground last year (2m4f-3m; two hurdle races, two chases); returned from break with two below-par runs in the spring and absent for another six months since but drops in grade here and can feature if fully tuned up.

9/2

Form: 65-335

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Ex-French winning hurdler/chaser but he's yet to score for his current yard and beat only one in 2m Musselburgh handicap three weeks ago; blinkers go on over this longer trip with something to prove.
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5th

4

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Fix At All

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

held up in last, not fluent 6th, pushed along after 5 out, ridden and held from 4 out, weakened 3 out

10/1

Form: 1/PP-0

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Scored over hurdles (2m) on his debut in Ireland but he's offered little in three runs for his current stable, coming in last of 11 on his chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f) 49 days ago; tongue tied now; hard to enthuse over.
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11th

6

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

15:25 Uttoxeter

Its Gonnahappen

11st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Sarah Humphrey

Easy winner of an Irish maiden hurdle on his debut in March 2021 but was pulled up in both starts for current trainer last winter; first attempt over fences, after more than ten months off; others more obvious.

25/1

Form: 4U5-P3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Fair winning hurdler who made a promising start in this sphere when third of 13 in 3m Wetherby handicap 29 days ago,
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6

29th Jan 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Get Prepared

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won a 2m4f handicap hurdle here (good to soft) off just 1lb lower last season and performed to a similar level afterwards; not beaten far into third on last month's chase debut (3m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) and entitled to build on that first start in eight months.

4/1

3rd

4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Get Prepared

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Pulled up over hurdles at Warwick last time out in May; however, he's on a competitive mark on his best form in that sphere and he won his sole point in 2019, so this lightly raced 7yo could be suited by the switch to fences; not ruled out in a first-time tongue-tie.

6/1

Form: /1837- D

Last run: 310 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Opened his account in 3m Lingfield handicap chase in December, 2021, but not seen out since beating only one at Chepstow (3m) ten months ago; he returns after a wind op now and needs to hit the ground running.
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2nd

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Colonel Keating

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Off the mark under rules when slogging through the mud in a near-3m handicap chase at Lingfield in December 2021 (2lb lower today); not so good since (twice at 3m5f) and had heavy defeats in two of those three starts; had wind surgery since, however, and that win also came first time out last season.

20/1

Form: 256210 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

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10th

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Aire Valley Lad

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Bumper/hurdle winner for whom things have clicked again the last twice and he got off the mark over fences at the 12th attempt over C&D (soft) three weeks ago, despite jumping to the right; had 4l to spare and a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent another good run; respected.

5/1

1st

8

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:33 Wetherby

Aire Valley Lad

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

disputed lead, prominent before 2nd, niggled along briefly 9th

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 14P-1B BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 97

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2

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

15:30 Fakenham

Jessie Lightfoot

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Henry Oliver

2-5 over fences, having won easily at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last February when with John Groucott and at Southwell (3m2f, good) on her first run for this trainer on latest outing; up 10lb for that career best but big player if she can run to a similar level.

7/4

Form: P9U5-4

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

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4th

2

11th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

12:45 Southwell

First Class Return

11st 9lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

Dual 3m course winner in March 2021 but looked badly out of sorts last season; might have been refreshed by 245-day absence but his stablemate Out The Glen has considerably less to prove.

8/1

Form: 64-051 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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1st

5

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:43 Newcastle

Knocknamona

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

8/1

5th

3

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Knocknamona

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Macdonald

T: Micky Hammond

25-1 winner at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January and he may have needed his reappearance run over hurdles in November; however, he ran well just once from five outings last season so this 11yo isn't a solid option.

10/1

Form: 34-P4P

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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10

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Uranus Des Bordes

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: David Bridgwater

Similar type to Art Decco, being a five-race maiden; only a modest fourth in novice handicap chase at Ludlow (3m) last time; however, possible improver if he takes well to first-time headgear.

20/1

Form: P087-5 C

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Fair winning chaser at 2m4f last season for John Groucott but she resumed after a wind op for her new yard with below-par fifth in 2m4f handicap chase at Worcester last month; she needs to bounce back.
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5th

8

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Happy News

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

All three wins at 2m4f on ground ranging from soft to good but her form tailed off after the latest of them in October 2021 and stamina is a query now back at nearly 3m.

16/1

Form: 65P642

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

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7th

6

1st Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:00 Leicester

On The Bandwagon

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

0-13 under rules but he returned to chasing with a creditable second in C&D handicap in December; this is a deeper race but he's on the same mark as last time and could be a big factor if he can back that up; his best hurdle form came on slow ground but last run was on good to firm.

11/4

Form: PU2P-P

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 6lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 83

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9

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

12:50 Wetherby

Loch Garman Aris

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who completed a double at Bangor in May 2021, then had a layoff; far from solid on 2022 form and age appears to be catching up with him; others preferred.

33/1

13

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Loch Garman Aris

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who completed a double at Bangor (3m, soft) in May 2021, then had a layoff; far from solid on 2022 form (January-March); rising 13 and best watched on reappearance.

25/1

Form: 423F-4 CD

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 75

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7th

8

29th Jan 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Record of 1-11 over fences and, after falling in February, it was over hurdles that he returned two months ago and didn't run much of a race; can be opposed from 12lb out of the weights.

50/1

Form: 5P-9P4

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 73

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4th

9

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Royal Act

10st 3lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

All wins over shorter trips, the most recent at Bangor (2m1f) one year ago; subsequent form leaves a lot to be desired; percentage call is to oppose this veteran.

40/1

Verdict

Not nearly so competitive as the numbers suggest. Ben Pauling’s winning pointer GET PREPARED shaped well on his chasing debut when third at Wetherby and with that form proving strong he gets a confident vote. Dreamsundermyfeet (second choice) should build on his recent C&D third after an absence and is weighted to have a say while veteran Loch Garman Aris appeals as a lively outsider for place purposes.[Peter Entwistle]