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Gerald Emery Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7706.08
  • 2m 1f 61y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Gerald Emery Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 17502- D BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Nine-time winner under both codes; his last success was off 3lb lower over hurdles at Market Rasen (1m7f, soft) in December but he's been generally disappointing since and was tailed off in the Chester Cup on his recent stable debut; has something to prove now switched to fences and he looks on a tough enough mark.
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10th

9

(7)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Al Zaraqaan

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, notching up a four-timer over fences on joining this yard last summer; well held on AW Flat return in March but he does have a lower mark on turf.

50/1

10th

9

(7)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Al Zaraqaan

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, notching up a four-timer over fences on joining this yard last summer; well held on AW Flat return in March but he does have a lower mark on turf.

50/1

6th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Zaraqaan

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, latterly notching a four-timer over fences last summer; won first time out between the ages of three and five, so goes well fresh, but this is quite an ask off his AW mark (12lb higher than when well held on turf last spring).

16/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0674-3 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Dual bumper and triple hurdle winner; finished a 13l third of four on his chase debut at Warwick (2m, good) last month but that was a respectable effort, particularly as a bad mistake at the fifth-last held him back; should benefit from that experience and he's respected.
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8th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

A Different Kind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won four small-field chases last summer (2m4f-2m5f, good-heavy) but was soundly beaten at Perth last month, after a layoff, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

10/1

8th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

A Different Kind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won four small-field chases last summer (2m4f-2m5f, good-heavy) but was soundly beaten at Perth last month, after a layoff, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

10/1

5th

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

16:10 Perth

A Different Kind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won four small-field chases last summer, two over this C&D, the second on soft ground in September; could go well but went up 20lb for his wins and no easy task on return from break.

3/1

Form: 22F62-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden but he's finished runner-up in three of his four completed starts over fences including behind an improver at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last time; jumped more accurately in that race and he's in the mix off 1lb lower here.
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0

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

12:30 Newcastle

Champ De Gane

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second before 5 out, weakening when not fluent 4 out, soon pulled up

4/1

2nd

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

Champ De Gane

10st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Has set or equalled peak RPRs over both hurdles and fences in 2m4f Perth contests latterly, albeit his C&D chase second off this mark in July (good) featured jumping errors and a refusal to settle; weighted to reverse Cartmel form with A Different Kind, though 0-16 record is offputting.

5/2

2nd

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

18:50 Perth

Champ De Gane

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

0-5 over hurdles and 0-15 overall but recent efforts over fences have been perfectly respectable, and he matched his best RPR (124) when second here (2m4f, good) last month; won't mind if there's rain about and has good chance at the weights on this return to hurdling.

6/4

Form: 2/22/2

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden but he finished runner-up in his last four hurdle runs including a creditable effort in a Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good to soft) on his recent comeback after two years off; seems fairly versatile regarding ground and this 7yo is an interesting contender off what looks a fair mark on his chase debut.
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1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Gold Link

12st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear

9/2

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Gold Link

12st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear

9/2

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Gold Link

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Emma Lavelle

Stablemate of Sam Barton; suited by good ground; got up in the final strides at Huntingdon (2m4f) in October when last seen, shaping as if this longer trip will suit; consistent and likely to go well.

5/1

Form: 4U28-0 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Had a near miss off this mark over hurdles at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) in February but he's struggled in both runs since; his last hurdle win came at this track but he has something to prove at this new discipline.
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5th

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Vocal Duke

12st 0lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

Last win was off 6lb higher at Cartmel in June 2022 (2m1f, soft); inconsistent form this term, but chance on his second to a subsequent winner at Carlisle in October (2m1f, heavy) when wearing cheekpieces for the first time (retained).

9/2

5th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Vocal Duke

11st 10lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

No longer as good as he was but seemed to respond well to first-tme cheekpieces when creditable second at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month and has obvious claims here if the headgear continues to have a positive effect.

4/1

2nd

1

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

Vocal Duke

12st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

prominent

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £14.00
Straight Forecast £15.33
Trifecta £41.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Champ De Gane

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Link

Daily Mail:

Vocal Duke

TOPSPEED:

Champ De Gane

POSTDATA:

Champ De Gane

The Times:

Champ De Gane

Daily Mirror:

Champ De Gane

The Sun:

Champ De Gane

The Star:

Champ De Gane

Daily Record:

Champ De Gane

Telegraph:

Gold Link

The Guardian:

Gold Link

D Express:

Gold Link