April 22 / 13.40 Bangor-on-Dee

13.40

Good To Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6243.6
  • 2m 1f 77y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

Form: P71347 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Mixes chasing with hurdling and is not very consistent under either code but has won twice over fences this season (both times on good ground) and is back on a workable mark if in the right mood.
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10

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sabbathical

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won over fences at Bangor (2m1f, good) on Saturday and has a 7lb lower mark now back over hurdles; has won twice in this sphere but chasing seems to be his game nowadays and there's also a doubt about this longer trip.

6/1

1st

7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Sabbathical

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Mixes chasing with hurdling and is not very consistent under either code but has won twice over fences this season (both times on good ground) and is back on a workable mark if in the right mood.

16/1

7th

1

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Sabbathical

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in second, not fluent 4th, jumped slightly right 5th

6/1

Form: 3P5-P2

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 9yo; pulled up on chasing debut in January but fared considerably better when clear second to Gabriel's Getaway at Lingfield (2m, good) in February; has to take a 5lb rise on the chin but will be a tough nut to crack if in similar form again.
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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:15 Southwell

Madiba Passion

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Record of 2-3 in Irish points; no win in first ten runs under rules but he made his breakthrough in a chase handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; was left well clear when the favourite fell at the last but he was 2l up at the time and his confidence should be boosted after that; respected up 3lb.

7/2

1st

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Madiba Passion

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

jumped well, pressed leader, led 4th, joined after 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when left well clear last

13/8

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Madiba Passion

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Comes into this off the back of two silver medals, firstly at Lingfield (2m, good) in February (form worked out well) and when only run out of it late at Bangor (2m1f, good) 17 days ago, though whether he would have finished in front of Feel The Pinch had that rival not unseated at the last is debatable; up another 2lb but a contender nonetheless.

5/1

Form: 6P-74P CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced and generally very disappointing since his two slow-ground wins (one over C&D) in late 2020; pulled-up 66-1 shot on latest outing five weeks ago; difficult to enthuse over.
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3rd

8

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:45 Leicester

Est Illic

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

midfield, some headway before 4 out

10/1

4th

13

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Est Illic

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Nearly three years since his second career win; runs well now and again but he's hard to predict and had an off day last time when heavy ground was no excuse.

25/1

Form: 313-51 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Built upon encouraging seasonal debut when scoring over C&D (good to soft) last month and is now 3-8 over fences; recent 4lb rise does not look excessive; ought to be right in the thick of things again.
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3rd

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Blueberry Wine

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Disappointing at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last month on first run after wind op and has to leave that miles behind, but he won three times in first half of this year (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft) and is not written off.

13/2

5th

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Blueberry Wine

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Aintree winner in June (2m, good); fair run next time but a shade disappointing since; could bounce back on first run after wind surgery.

6/1

Form: -62F32 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner; 0-4 since switched to fences in the winter but his second at Stratford (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago was a good effort and today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit; enters calculations.
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4th

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Chanceux

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept to shorter trips since going close over 2m3f at Stratford (heavy) last April but he needed every yard of 2m at Doncaster after Christmas when following up a Hereford win; versatile tactically and can have a say.

7/2

1st

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

Chanceux

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alastair Ralph

Having shown promise in chases previously (including on heavy ground), he got off the mark at the seventh attempt over fences at Hereford (2m, good) a fortnight ago; that race fell apart somewhat and others here probably have greater potential, but he's unexposed in the hood and is not ruled out.

4/1

1st

5

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

14:13 Hereford

Chanceux

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alastair Ralph

Well beaten on last month's seasonal debut and 0-6 over fences; quite versatile regarding trip/ground and current mark ought to be workable but he usually contests easier races than this; others look stronger.

16/1

Form: 5P112F D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Progressive 7yo who began this year with two chase wins (soft/good) and was running a big race before last-fence fall in quite valuable series final at Carlisle (2m, heavy) last month; major player.
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1st

2

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Completed a double (2m/2m1f, soft/good) when winning here last February and has run well in defeat the last twice (2m, good/heavy); the step back up in distance poses a question but the trip may be within range and he can be in the mix if seeing it out.

4/1

3rd

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:45 Ayr

Gandhi Maker

11st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Stuart Coltherd

Front-running wins at about 2m1f early in 2023 (soft and good ground) off much lower marks; in good form either side of being pulled up in November but, although the likely strong pace will suit, this sharp test might suit others better.

9/2

2nd

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Gandhi Maker

11st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Stuart Coltherd

Seemed to lose his confidence after an early mistake last time at Kelso (first-time cheekpieces); dual winner at this sort of trip last season and his penultimate effort at Carlisle was right up there with that form.

6/1

Form: 3-P42P CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Regressive 10yo; suggested he might be ready to exploit his much reduced mark when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month but was pulled up over C&D three weeks later and is not an easy one to predict today.
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7th

8

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Twotwothree

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

Regressive 10yo; suggested he might be ready to exploit his much reduced mark when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month but was pulled up over C&D three weeks later and is not an easy one to predict today.

16/1

8

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Twotwothree

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

No longer the force of old but, following another wind op, he posted a good effort when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) three weeks ago, despite racing a bit too freely; drops back in trip here; one to consider.

7/2

2nd

5

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Twotwothree

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

10yo who is not the force of old but didn't run badly when 15l fourth of seven at Hereford four weeks ago on second stable start and he's had wind surgery since; continues to drop down the weights; not ruled out.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 416F13 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
C&D winner (heavy) for Fergal O'Brien on chase debut in November and was a stylish hurdle winner here (2m, good to soft) on last month's stable debut; behind Chanceux when third of five on return to chasing at Stratford three weeks ago but still ran well and the return to this track is a plus; contender, providing the ground doesn't end up too lively for him.
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4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

4th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

12st 2lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Four-time course winner who has won five of his ten starts for current yard, with three gained over hurdles and two over fences; on same mark as for his clearcut chase win at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) on Monday and he's a big player again back in this sphere.

100/30

1st

3

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 1lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won four of his nine starts for current yard, the latest gained in good style over hurdles at Southwell (2m, good) last month; found things tough in big field at Cheltenham last time but he's back in calmer waters on this return to chasing and is 2-5 in this sphere; dangerous.

7/2

Form: 8-6811 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in three novice/maiden hurdles last year but began chasing career with two good-ground handicap wins in February (2m2f/2m) and was not hard pressed to win at Exeter last night; would have to consider if turning out again.
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1st

10

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Gabriels Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Took very well to fences last season, winning three times on good ground (2m-2m3f); 7lb out of the weights here but can easily be excused last month's below-par run (soft ground, first start for seven months) and still has plenty of scope for further progress; might be the answer.

14/1

3rd

3

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Gabriels Getaway

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Suffered his first defeat over fences (had been 3-3) when racing too keenly and dropping away at Bangor in May; has shot up the ratings but his new mark still looks manageable on the RPR he recorded the time before at Exeter (2m3f, good); some market confidence would be welcomed after seven months off.

3/1

4th

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Gabriels Getaway

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

took keen hold, prominent

Evs

Form: 455-P7

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Left Charlie Longsdon after disappointing chasing debut in November and was last of seven for new stable last month (2m5f); still has low mileage and may benefit from today's drop in trip but others have less to prove.
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11

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Glebe Road

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Maiden under rules; hasn't achieved much in four chases since joining this stable and also 5lb out of the handicap.

33/1

5th

5

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Glebe Road

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Soundly beaten in all three starts for new stable this year and now 0-9 under rules; 1lb wrong here and clearly needs to do much better.

16/1

7th

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Glebe Road

10st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Left Charlie Longsdon after disappointing chasing debut in November and didn't fire on either start for new stable towards end of last season; needs to turn a corner.

14/1

Non-runners

Gabriel's Getaway

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Payout
Straight Forecast £91.78
Tricast £2217.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Blueberry Wine

WEST COUNTRY:

Gabriel's Getaway

RP Ratings:

Madiba Passion

SPOTLIGHT:

Gandhi Maker

The Times:

Chanceux

D Express:

Gandhi Maker

Telegraph:

Gabriel's Getaway

Daily Mail:

Gabriel's Getaway

Daily Mirror:

Blueberry Wine

The Sun:

Blueberry Wine

The Star:

Blueberry Wine

Daily Record:

Blueberry Wine

TOPSPEED:

Madiba Passion

The Guardian:

Madiba Passion