January 26 / 14.35 Wetherby

14.35 Wetherby

Soft

Racing TV Free For A Month Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8264.76
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Racing TV Free For A Month Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1P-416 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Made it 3-3 at Wetherby (1m7f-2m3f, good-heavy) when winning by 7l here in November on his second chase start; disappointing in the Rowland Meyrick here last month and has to bounce back, but he's respected in view of his excellent previous record here.
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1st

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

No Risk Des Flos

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, mistake 2nd, in touch with leaders when not fluent 9th, not fluent 12th, prominent 13th, going best and went second before 2 out

5/1

6th

7

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 2

14:45 Wetherby

No Risk Des Flos

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Won two handicap hurdles here last winter (2m/2m3f, good to soft/good) and made it 3-3 at Wetherby with a comfortable win over C&D (heavy) last month on his second chase start; he's 7lb higher in this tougher race but impressed last time and his record here is a major positive.

5/2

1st

5

23rd Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

15:10 Wetherby

No Risk Des Flos

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, went second before 4 out, going best 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, went clear approaching last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably

11/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 33-361 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent and it's been a while since he ran well on soft ground, but he was second in this last year (good to soft) and made all over C&D (good to soft) on Boxing Day; his stable continues in good form and he's capable of another bold show.
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2nd

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

The Paddy Pie

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

jumped right on occasions, led, clear after 10th, reduced lead home turn, pushed along before 3 out, headed run-in, soon ridden and no extra

13/2

1st

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:45 Wetherby

The Paddy Pie

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Useful a couple of years back but has been falling in the weights without really suggesting he's likely to take advantage; 6lb out of the handicap here.

20/1

6th

5

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:48 Newcastle

The Paddy Pie

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent and lost position 5 out, ridden before 4 out, weakened before 3 out

11/2

Form: 242-4F D BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Point/hurdle winner who is in top hands and remains lightly raced; fairly encouraging fourth behind Iron Bridge on chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) and things could click at some point, but it's a worry he found little having travelled well at Kempton (2m4f, soft) last time.
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3rd

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

Viva Lavilla

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, prominent before 8th

7/2

8

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:20 Kempton

Viva Lavilla

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/hurdle winner who is in good hands and has low mileage; had bits of Grade 2 form over hurdles last term; underwent wind surgery prior to his staying-on fourth in novice handicap chase at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) on reappearance; should build on that effort; interesting.

11/2

4th

7

30th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:25 Carlisle

Viva Lavilla

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear, minor headway before 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, stayed on from last

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 41-322 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Won at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last April on final start for Paul Nicholls and he's run well in defeat on his three starts for this yard, finishing second the last twice (2m4f/2m5f, heavy/soft); vulnerable if bumping into anything progressive but he can give another good account; solid contender.
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4th

4

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

Ubetya

11st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent, pressed leader 13th

13/2

2nd

1

30th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 3

14:00 Haydock

Ubetya

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

2m4f novice chase winner (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) on his final start for Paul Nicholls; below par on his reappearance at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft); took a step back in the right direction at Bangor (2m4f, heavy) latest, when trying to make all; contender.

13/2

2nd

4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

12:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Ubetya

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

led, awkward jump 1st, shaken up before 2 out, pushed along when headed approaching last, kept on well but always held

10/1

Form: 11-151 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Made it 4-4 (2m3f/2m4f, good-soft) when impressive on his chase debut at Carlisle in October; below par at Cheltenham next time and he finished alone when winning at match at Haydock last time; however, he retains potential and this lightly raced 7yo remains one to be interested in.
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1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

Iron Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Made it 4-4 (2m3f/2m4f, good-soft) when impressive on his chase debut at Carlisle in October; below par at Cheltenham next time and he finished alone when winning at match at Haydock last time; however, he retains potential and this lightly raced 7yo remains one to be interested in.

11/4

1st

2

30th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Iron Bridge

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

jumped well, pressed leader, led after 14th, soon left alone, jumped left from 2 out

7/2

5th

1

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:12 Chepstow

Iron Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Kept on well for clearcut success in what looked a very competitive novices' handicap chase at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) in October and is now unbeaten after four races; subsequent 12lb hike up the weights asks him a question but his pedigree gives a strong indication that today's longer trip will suit.

5/2

Form: 119P-4 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Grade 2 novice hurdle winner in January 2021 and he scored twice over fences at Haydock last winter (2m/2m4f, soft/heavy); below par on final two starts last season and same story on reappearance here in November, but he may have needed that last run and is not ruled out off a handy mark.
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3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

Adrimel

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Grade 2 novice hurdle winner in January 2021 and he scored twice over fences at Haydock last winter (2m/2m4f, soft/heavy); below par on final two starts last season and same story on reappearance here in November, but he may have needed that last run and is not ruled out off a handy mark.

13/2

4th

1

23rd Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

15:10 Wetherby

Adrimel

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 6th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and weakened gradually from 3 out

7/2

Form: 42418-

Last run: 312 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Soft-ground 3m point winner who won a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown (2m, yielding) last March for Gordon Elliott; he's returning from an absence and isn't obviously well treated for this British/chase debut, but he's with a respected trainer and is one to watch in the betting.
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6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

Prevaricate

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

prominent, pressed leader before 4th, lost ground and dropped to last when mistake 9th, soon got behind, pulled up before 11th

8/1

Non-runners

Iron Bridge, Adrimel

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £22.00
Straight Forecast £36.53
Trifecta £65.10

Selections

POSTDATA:

Iron Bridge

RP Ratings:

Adrimel

D Express:

The Paddy Pie

The Star:

Viva Lavilla

Daily Record:

Prevaricate

SPOTLIGHT:

No Risk Des Flos

The Guardian:

Ubetya

WEST COUNTRY:

Iron Bridge

The Times:

Iron Bridge

Telegraph:

Iron Bridge

The Sun:

Iron Bridge

TOPSPEED:

Adrimel

Daily Mail:

Adrimel

Daily Mirror:

The Paddy Pie