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Best Ticket Deals Online @ leicesterracecourse.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Best Ticket Deals Online @ leicesterracecourse.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 50-734 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden who has not finished closer than 18l to a winner; was well-backed favourite on recent chase debut at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) but he was a remote fourth and needs to leave that form well behind on this drop back in trip; 5lb out of the weights.
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4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Mixedwave

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 1st

9/2

4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Mixedwave

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 1st

9/2

1st

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:55 Huntingdon

Mixedwave

11st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

3-10 over fences, the latest win gained over C&D (good to soft) in January; also ran very well when second at Market Rasen (3m, soft) and is an obvious one to consider.

7/4

10/11

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-P31B C BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo who has had only three starts over fences and he won here (2m6f, good to firm) in November before being brought down at Ludlow (3-1 favourite) the following month; now steps back up in trip but he was strong at the finish on his penultimate run and should have more to offer in this sphere; key player.
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1

28th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

15:00 Leicester

Flann

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

led

11/8

1st

3

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:45 Leicester

Flann

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has shown a liking for this course, winning at 2m4f in November and going down fighting over C&D this month; up another 3lb but strong contender with proven ability to act on quick ground.

11/8

2nd

1

1st Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:00 Leicester

Flann

12st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced 8yo who has had only three starts over fences and he won here (2m6f, good to firm) in November before being brought down at Ludlow (3-1 favourite) the following month; now steps back up in trip but he was strong at the finish on his penultimate run and should have more to offer in this sphere; key player.

10/11

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33/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: /3P-00

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Promising third on hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in May 2021 but she's had only three runs since and has struggled in all of them; still lightly raced but has plenty to prove on this switch to chasing.
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10th

1

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Methodtothemagic

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Off the mark in style at Southwell in July; put up 9lb for that but showed she can cope with this mark with creditable third at the same track later that month; acts on good and softer and shortlisted.

3/1

3rd

3

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Methodtothemagic

11st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

midfield

7/2

1st

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Methodtothemagic

11st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along and some headway after 3 out

10/1

Form: 744-76

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on his best hurdles form but he's been tailed off in Lingfield handicaps (2m4f/2m7f) in his last two runs in that sphere; rules record now stands at 0-10 and has something to prove on chase debut.
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3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Delgany Monarch

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

took keen hold, held up in rear, in touch with leaders 6th, led going easily 11th, pushed along when headed 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened gradually and lost second run-in

14/1

Form: /6-950

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in both Irish points and he's been well held in all six starts under rules, including three hurdle runs (1m7f/2m4f) for current yard; out of a useful chaser and now goes handicapping on this switch to fences but he needs a transformation.
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7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Adamhill

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Henry Oliver

Yet to be placed after ten starts under rules but ran well when ninth of 15 over C&D (good; beaten under 9l) in first-time visor last month and has possibilities off a 3lb lower mark today; tongue-tie refitted.

10/1

9th

5

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Adamhill

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Made quite promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and, following a wind op, he was tailed off over hurdles 12 days ago; needs help from the first-time visor here.

14/1

9th

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Adamhill

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Made promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and he now reverts to hurdling; comes here with a point to prove but had a wind op last month and remains unexposed.

10/1

Form: -75256

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won off 10lb higher over hurdles at Uttoxeter in March 2021 but she's 0-7 over fences and has been beaten around 17l in her last two chase runs; needs to get back near her best chase form and her sole win came over 2m.
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5

9th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

14:40 Fakenham

Legendary Rhythm

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Has won two small-field mares chases at Leicester (2m4f, good; by 3l from Auditoria) and Wincanton (2m4f, good; Auditoria third) on last two starts; still feasibly treated and has a chance.

5/2

5

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:55 Huntingdon

Legendary Rhythm

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

Plenty to find with Methodtothemagic on Leicester form in February (2m6f, good) but has done better since returned to 2m4f on last two starts, making all at Leicester and Wincanton (good/good to soft); has a stamina query beyond that trip.

2/1

1st

5

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:30 Wincanton

Legendary Rhythm

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Made all in similar event at Leicester (2m4f, good; opened her chase account) last month, beating Auditoria who went one better last week; likely player provided she's in the same form (lacks consistency).

9/4

Form: 65P642

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
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.
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8

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

On The Bandwagon

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

12/1

3rd

8

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

On The Bandwagon

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

led

10/1

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: 570/07

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
8yo who has finished tailed off in all four hurdle runs including a Ffos Las handicap (3m, soft) in December; in good hands and still very lightly raced but she needs to show a lot more at this new discipline.
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8th

7

1st Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:00 Leicester

Lydia Violet

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

8yo who has finished tailed off in all four hurdle runs including a Ffos Las handicap (3m, soft) in December; in good hands and still very lightly raced but she needs to show a lot more at this new discipline.

25/1

7th

7

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

Lydia Violet

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Showed no significant promise in her three qualifying runs (1m7f-2m4f), the latest in November after a 23-month absence, but she makes her handicap debut off a lowly mark here and her encouraging bumper debut in 2020 offers a ray of hope.

10/1

11th

10

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Lydia Violet

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Ran okay in a good-ground bumper and conditions were much softer when struggling in two runs over hurdles; probably best watched on her return from a long absence.

40/1

Form: /477-0

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Showed promise in sole bumper but was beaten 24l or more in her three hurdle runs and she kicked off her chase career with a tailed-off effort in Uttoxeter handicap (2m4f, heavy) on New Year's Eve; that was after a lengthy absence but she was laboured at a big price and others are preferred.
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6th

10

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

17:20 Chepstow

Kings Krackertara

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Fitted with a tongue-tie on last two starts when staying-on fourth of 15 here (3m, soft) and winning at Newton Abbot (3m2f, soft) 16 days later; fortunate in the latter, as the clear leader fell two out, but she's back up only 1lb and brings far more positives than most of these.

5/1

1st

3

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:35 Newton Abbot

Kings Krackertara

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Fitted with a tongue-tie, first sign of promise over fences when staying on from the rear for fourth at Chepstow (3m, soft) 16 days ago, with the reopposing Galop Du Bosc just under 2l ahead in second; this longer trip should suit on that evidence; considered.

9/2

4th

12

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Kings Krackertara

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Six-race maiden who didn't look very enthusiastic when well beaten in two chases during the winter (2m4f/2m6f); tongue-tie added today; significant improvement required.

40/1

Form: -P0844

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Won his sole point but he's generally struggled in eight runs under rules and has been tailed off switched to fences (2m4f/3m1f) in last two starts; mark continues to fall but he makes no appeal.
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9

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

El Diablo

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Dickin

disputed lead, pushed along and lost position after 7th

25/1

9

1st Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:00 Leicester

El Diablo

10st 2lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Harriet Dickin

Won his sole point but he's generally struggled in eight runs under rules and has been tailed off switched to fences (2m4f/3m1f) in last two starts; mark continues to fall but he makes no appeal.

16/1

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Exacta £17.10
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Tricast £171.05
Trifecta £207.40

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