March 29 / 15.35 Newcastle

15.35

Heavy

QuinnBet Quarterback Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7604.64
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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QuinnBet Quarterback Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00

Form: 436

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on last month's handicap hurdle debut at Ayr (2m, soft); however, he showed promise in a maiden hurdle at Ayr (2m, heavy) the time before and this very lightly raced 6yo is an interesting chasing newcomer for an in-form trainer whose horses tends to improve for going over fences.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:10 Hexham

One Mill Harbour

11st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Won on his chase debut at Newcastle (2m, heavy) in March and bounced back from lesser run on final start for Lucinda Russell when scoring at Carlisle (2m, soft) last month on first outing for Jimmy Moffatt; this unexposed 6yo is open to further improvement and is firmly in calculations.

11/4

1st

6

19th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

16:45 Carlisle

One Mill Harbour

11st 10lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Down the field at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in April and sold out of Lucinda Russell's yard for £22,000 in May; however, two starts ago this very lightly raced 6yo won on his chase and handicap debut at Newcastle (2m, heavy) and his new trainer often does well with recruits from other yards.

10/1

5th

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

One Mill Harbour

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Very lightly 6yo who improved upon his hurdle form to win on last month's handicap/chase debut at Newcastle (2m, heavy); tackles different ground today and he beat only three rivals last time, but it looked a solid little race and he's in excellent hands to continue to progress.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: -2F231 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Good ground perhaps didn't suit at Newbury two starts ago and he returned to form with a ready win at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last Tuesday; he should be fine now back down in trip on this testing surface and he's a major player under a 7lb penalty.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Gallic Geordie

10st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

11yo who was well beaten at Haydock on December 30 but that may have come too soon, ten days after a fair third at Newbury; has a good record here, with wins over C&D (soft) last March and over 1m7f here (soft) in November, and he's one to be interested in now back here.

15/2

5th

7

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Gallic Geordie

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Has won six races over fences, the latest at Wetherby in November (1m7f, soft); has won at 2m4f but a bit to find with Happy And Fine on their form over this trip at Wetherby earlier in November.

7/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Gallic Geordie

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Looked as good as ever when keeping on stoutly to score at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 6-19 over fences; also suited by this C&D; likely to make his presence felt.

6/1

Form: 152U95 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Four-time Irish winner who didn't run badly when fifth of six at Wetherby (2m5f, good) on this month's stable debut, and he may build on that; however, his best form is on good ground so conditions may not be ideal.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Marshalled

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent early, raced in third after 1st, outpaced from 4 out, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

8/1

5th

5

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

10yo who makes his first start since last August but he did well for his new yard last year, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), and he's also effective on soft; the betting may be informative on his return.

8/1

Form: 0-3152 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in January and bounced back from subsequent flop there when going close at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) 11 days ago; solid claims on this return to chasing with the ground in his favour once more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:33 Chepstow

Thor De Cerisy

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway after 5 out, challenging and going easily 3 out, led before 2 out, not fluent last, quickened clear run-in, comfortably

2/1

0

7

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Thor De Cerisy

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Both hurdle wins at 2m on heavy; handily weighted on best 2m4f form last winter and the signs were more positive on his third start for this yard, when beaten about 3l over C&D last month; ran well in his only other course start (over hurdles) and a likely player.

9/1

5th

4

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Uttoxeter

Thor De Cerisy

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Failed to build upon satisfactory seasonal/stable debut when well-held fourth at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago but is very well suited by heavy ground and has become very well handicapped; might be the answer.

7/1

Form: 313433 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:09 Worcester

Fabrique En France

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Placed over fences at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft; wore cheekpieces) in April but ran poorly over same C&D a fortnight ago and now switches back to hurdles in new headgear; on good mark now but can't be trusted.

10/1

4th

3

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Fabrique En France

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won small-field chase off 10lb higher a year ago and looked back in good nick when travelling menacingly well for a long way over C&D in April; however, he ended up well held in third after a disappointing finishing effort on that latest outing and his overall profile remains unconvincing.

7/2

3rd

6

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:10 Southwell

Fabrique En France

11st 4lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

midfield

9/1

Non-runners

Fabrique En France

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £9.00
Straight Forecast £9.36
Trifecta £25.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gallic Geordie

RP Ratings:

Thor De Cerisy

TOPSPEED:

Gallic Geordie

POSTDATA:

Gallic Geordie

The Times:

Gallic Geordie

Telegraph:

Gallic Geordie

Daily Mail:

Gallic Geordie

D Express:

Gallic Geordie

The Sun:

Gallic Geordie

The Star:

Gallic Geordie

Daily Record:

Gallic Geordie

The Guardian:

Thor De Cerisy

Daily Mirror:

Thor De Cerisy