May 29 / 15.30 Cartmel

15.30

Good

Alan Bolt Memorial Veterans’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7472.61
  • 3m 5f 80y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Alan Bolt Memorial Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2112-5 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Although 2lb out of the handicap is very much one to consider as he has won three times here (twice over 3m1f) and finished runner-up on a further six occasions from 11 course starts; stays 4m and will be all the better for his recent run at Southwell.
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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dee Star

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders

33/1

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dee Star

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders

33/1

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Dee Star

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Late-blooming veteran who is best known as a Cartmel specialist; drew clear to win by 3m5f there (good ground) last spring but signed off in the autumn with two disappointing runs and remains on a fairly tough mark.

50/1

4/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 4P361-

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Back to form when winning over 3m1f at Haydock last month (3m1f, good to soft); now 7lb higher but longer trip a slight concern (finished last of four only previous run at beyond 3m2f).
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0

2

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Stylish Moment

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Looked as good as ever when beating Special Acceptance to win Haydock veterans' chase (3m1f, good to soft) in April but has become unreliable and was under pressure before unseating rider at third-last fence at Perth in September; not an easy one to predict.

6/1

0

2

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:47 Perth

Stylish Moment

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Recorded his third chase win when scoring at Haydock (3m1f, good to soft) in April but he's not easy to predict and was pulled up behind Saint Arvans over C&D last time; was reported to have had an irregular heartbeat in a post-race examination and he needs to bounce back after a short break.

14/1

5

24th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:07 Perth

Stylish Moment

10st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, dropped to last 6th, lost touch after 7th, pulled up after 8th

5/1

Form: 631P-7

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
On the same mark as when beating Irish Prophecy by a neck at Warwick in September (3m1f, good) but has been disappointing in both outings since; has a bit to prove.
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4

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

19:30 Stratford

Organdi

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Richard Phillips

Three-time chase winner; fourth of 16 at Cheltenham (3m4f, good) before a bad blunder had her on the back foot at Fakenham in the Norfolk National won by Trincomalee; was only 8-1 for that and she could easily bounce back.

12/1

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Organdi

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

towards rear, not fluent 15th, bad mistake 17th, soon dropped to last and struggling, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Organdi

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

towards rear, not fluent 15th, bad mistake 17th, soon dropped to last and struggling, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

Form: 321-21 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
In fine form at present, winning two of his last three races, the latest over this trip at Fakenham this month (good ground); up 4lb; the one to beat.
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8th

13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Duc De Beauchene

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Two wins last spring included 3m5f Norfolk National at Fakenham (good; used to act on soft); 2lb lower today as he's failed to fire in his four starts since; reverting to blinkers from recent cheekpieces might help.

20/1

Form: 15/6P-

Last run: 171 days

W: 10st 10lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Having his first run since pulling up at Doncaster in December; has run well over this trip but will need to be at the top of his game to take this on first run back from a break.
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5th

7

29th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:30 Cartmel

Manwell

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, bumped 1st

20/1

2

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Manwell

11st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Forged clear when scoring off 2lb lower at Catterick (3m1f, good) in January but was tailed off in final run last season and he returned to action with a well-held sixth of eight back at Catterick last month; now drops back in grade but he's hard to predict and needs to bounce back near best.

13/2

6th

4

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:05 Catterick

Manwell

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Tailed off when last seen in March but had earlier finished scored over C&D; has won after a break so possibilities if near his best on this return.

13/2

Form: P/303-

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Fair run when third at Newbury in March (2m7f, soft) but a bit in and out prior to that; good ground suits and was a fair third on only previous attempt at 3m5f; a possible.
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8

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

13:25 Aintree

Chirico Vallis

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Well held in the latest final of this series but ties in with Boldmere on Newbury running next time out; early faller in similar event at Chepstow most recently; competitively handicapped granted a clear round.

10/1

0

9

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:35 Chepstow

Chirico Vallis

10st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Not the most consistent but he was returning from a similar break when winning over C&D at this meeting two years ago off 3lb higher; confined to only seven starts in the meantime and some of them were highly respectable.

10/1

6th

3

29th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:30 Cartmel

Chirico Vallis

11st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

led

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4P52P-

Last run: 205 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in the Badger Beer Chase at Wincanton when last seen in November but was a neck second to Organdi at Warwick the time before (3m1f, good; meets the winner on same terms); on a fair mark but has stamina to prove (pulled up on only previous run at 3m5f).
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3rd

6

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Irish Prophecy

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Emma Lavelle

jumped right on occasions, prominent

25/1

6th

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Irish Prophecy

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Well beaten over hurdles latest and had previously refused in a Cartmel chase so current wellbeing a doubt; on a good mark on the pick of last year's form but Tom Bellamy, who usually rides him, jumps ship.

20/1

4th

1

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:23 Worcester

Irish Prophecy

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Well beaten when refusing in a Cartmel chase in May, on his return from six months off; much lower mark for this first hurdle start since March 2021 but probably best watched for now.

10/1

Form: P93P-5

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Ex-Gordon Elliott; on a good mark now but mainly disappointing since joining present yard (tailed off over 3m1f here on Saturday); plenty to prove.
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5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Dallas Des Pictons

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Dianne Sayer

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to last 9th, slow jump 10th, lost touch 11th, struggling 13th

20/1

6th

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:55 Kelso

Dallas Des Pictons

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Cashed in on a much reduced mark when a 40-1 winner at Hexham (2m4f, good) in September, but he struggled in his final two runs (hurdle/chase) in the autumn; handles most ground but he needs a major revival back over hurdles after four months off; cheekpieces removed.

20/1

0

9

19th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:35 Carlisle

Dallas Des Pictons

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Second in this last year (good) and he capitalised on his much-reduced mark at Hexham (2m4f, good) last month; however, this 10yo has struggled more often than not over the last 12 months and was well beaten at Kelso (2m5f, good) last time; others are more solid.

25/1

Non-runners

Dallas Des Pictons

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.30
Straight Forecast £19.40
Tricast £172.56
Trifecta £133.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Duc De Beauchene

TOPSPEED:

Dee Star

The Guardian:

Stylish Moment

Telegraph:

Organdi

The Times:

Chirico Vallis

Daily Mail:

Dee Star

D Express:

Dee Star

Daily Mirror:

Stylish Moment

Daily Record:

Stylish Moment

RP RATINGS:

Duc De Beauchene

POSTDATA:

Duc De Beauchene

WEST COUNTRY:

Duc De Beauchene

The Sun:

Duc De Beauchene

The Star:

Duc De Beauchene