August 04 / 15.55 Bangor-on-Dee

15.55

Good

Genesis Wealth Management Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 3m 0f 5y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Genesis Wealth Management Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

Form: 53-P91 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Returned to form, on his first attempt at 3m, when beating four rivals at Southwell last month; this is much more demanding and 4lb higher but unexposed as a stayer and may well figure strongly.
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0

5

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Brief Times

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned to form with two 3m wins this summer (good to soft/good) but was just a respectable third off today's career-high mark at Worcester (2m7f, good) in August and may find this race too competitive.

14/1

Form: 3-P315 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Not the most consistent but right up to his best when winning at Perth in June and didn't fare badly in valuable Market Rasen event latest; considered but all five chasing wins have come in fields of five or fewer.
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2nd

5

18th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Uttoxeter

Saint Arvans

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

towards rear

14/1

2nd

5

18th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Uttoxeter

Saint Arvans

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

towards rear

14/1

0

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Saint Arvans

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

In career-best form in recent months, including very respectable fifth on slower-than-ideal ground in C&D Summer Plate in July; bumped into revitalised subsequent winner when second at Perth (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) 19 days ago; one to consider.

8/1

Form: 3P-642

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Has run reasonably the last twice and now on the mark off which he won last November; habit of jumping right no help around here and wouldn't want the ground any softer than forecast; still in the shake-up.
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3rd

4

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Topofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Five-time chase winner (mostly on good ground); needs to bounce back from a below-par run last month and will not be favoured by the forecast rain but was placed on consecutive starts this summer and is suited by this track.

6/1

6th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Topofthecotswolds

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 5 out, soon no impression

6/1

Form: /1-311 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has clearly started handicap life on a good mark as two recent Newton Abbot wins demonstrate; 7lb penalty for the second of those still leaves her ahead of the game (goes up another 3lb from tomorrow) and should make a bold bid to cope with this step up in grade.
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4th

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Honey Im Good

11st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Ex-pointer who won a hunter chase and two Newton Abbot handicap chases (2m5f/3m2f) last spring/summer but seems to have lost her way since the autumn; getting back on decent ground will probably aid her cause but she still has a lot to prove, and cheekpieces didn't do much for her when used two starts ago.

20/1

4th

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Honey Im Good

11st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Ex-pointer who won a hunter chase and two Newton Abbot handicap chases (2m5f/3m2f) last spring/summer but seems to have lost her way since the autumn; getting back on decent ground will probably aid her cause but she still has a lot to prove, and cheekpieces didn't do much for her when used two starts ago.

20/1

Form: 411-26

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Came good as a chaser in the spring and not entirely his fault when only sixth at Cartmel last month; may still have room for improvement and pedigree suggests no stamina worries on this first attempt at 3m; shortlisted.
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4th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Grey Skies

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, soon no impression

11/2

4th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Grey Skies

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, soon no impression

11/2

2nd

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Grey Skies

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

jumped well, raced in second, led 4th, increased tempo 4 out, going easily 2 out, shaken up and reduced lead approaching last, ridden run-in, headed final 110yds, kept on

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52P-R4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: F-1132 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Two wins in May and has twice run well in defeat since; another one that's taking a hike in class, and he's also 5lb out of the handicap, but only a 6yo and clearly going the right way.
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1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Lights Are Green

12st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders

6/1

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Lights Are Green

12st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders

6/1

2nd

2

6th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Lights Are Green

11st 12lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

led, headed after 3rd, led 4th, pressed leader when headed 8th, led before 3 out, ridden when 4 lengths ahead approaching last, stayed on until no extra and headed towards finish

4/1

Form: -13312 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Enjoying a fine summer with two Stratford wins and shade unfortunate (slipping saddle) when second at Southwell latest; another 6lb rise in stronger company asks a lot from this 13yo, however.
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4th

5

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:45 Stratford

Steel Wave

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders, headway from 9th, went third before 4 out, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

1st

1

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Steel Wave

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent, went second after 11th, led after 2 out, kept on run-in, pushed out

4/1

8th

9

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Steel Wave

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Enjoying a fine summer with two Stratford wins and shade unfortunate (slipping saddle) when second at Southwell latest; another 6lb rise in stronger company asks a lot from this 13yo, however.

12/1

Form: 36/4-P D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Pulled up at Aintree in May, after a year off and wind surgery, but ran well for a long way there; bit to prove given the lack of solid recent form but not impossible if that outing has brushed away the cobwebs.
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3rd

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Empire De Maulde

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

Handles good ground, has gone well fresh and has slipped in the weights; out of sorts when last seen but interesting down in grade with rider removing 7lb; usual tongue-tie/cheekpieces left off.

10/1

3rd

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Empire De Maulde

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

Handles good ground, has gone well fresh and has slipped in the weights; out of sorts when last seen but interesting down in grade with rider removing 7lb; usual tongue-tie/cheekpieces left off.

10/1

Form: 1/41/P D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
First start for 19 months when pulled up at Uttoxeter in May; only four chasing starts (two wins) and could have more to offer if he can be coaxed back to form, although obvious doubts for now.
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0

7

4th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Hawks Well

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

First start for 19 months when pulled up at Uttoxeter in May; only four chasing starts (two wins) and could have more to offer if he can be coaxed back to form, although obvious doubts for now.

20/1

6

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:35 Uttoxeter

Hawks Well

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Low-mileage 9yo who is 2-3 over fences; not seen since winning easily by 15l at Kempton (3m, good) in October 2021 but market support will make him of significant interest.

8/1

Form: 12P5-P CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Has been pulled up in two of three starts this year and was well held in the other; on the plus side, both career wins were gained over C&D last May and no forlorn hope if a visor perks him back into life.
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9th

15

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Daranova

10st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Generally very disappointing since his quick double at Bangor in May 2022, and was over 30l behind Tom Creen when fifth of sixth over C&D (good to soft) in January; revival needed.

25/1

Non-runners

Mr Mafia

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £30.84
Tricast £201.34

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Honey I'm Good

Telegraph:

Brief Times

TOPSPEED:

Saint Arvans

The Guardian:

Lights Are Green

SPOTLIGHT:

Grey Skies

D Express:

Daranova

Daily Mail:

Topofthecotswolds

Daily Mirror:

Steel Wave

The Sun:

Mr Mafia

The Star:

Brief Times

POSTDATA:

Honey I'm Good

Daily Record:

Honey I'm Good

The Times:

Saint Arvans