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18.15

Good

Martin Dutt – Graves Jenkins Legend Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Martin Dutt – Graves Jenkins Legend Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.10
  • Place: £6.30

Form: 6/49-P

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
First start in over a year last month (3m; stable debut) is entitled to have knocked the shine off him, but yet to finish within 18l of the winner on any rules start and is out of the handicap again here.
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4th

10

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

King Of The Story

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Has rather mixed record for new stable this season but won by over 9l at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in the summer and may not have been suited by the soft ground when below form at Wincanton last month; no surprise if he features.

12/1

6th

10

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

King Of The Story

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Pulled up on stable debut in July but opened account with eased-down success at Fontwell (2m5f, good) the following month; makes quick reappearance after good second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) on Monday; won't be far away if in similar form again.

5/1

2nd

5

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

King Of The Story

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Made it second-time lucky for Polly Gundry with an easy win at Fontwell (2m5f) last month and he had an excuse when badly hampered over C&D last time; hard to rule out further progress in this sphere but his win came on good ground and he still has something to prove in soft conditions.

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 84P/U5

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Two runs since a big layoff have been better than the form figures imply, still going okay when the saddle slipped in one and showing up well deep into the other; chase debut down in trip and off true mark.
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1st

7

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:52 Wincanton

Janeslittlevoice

10st 8lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

Has run well in all five chases, winning very narrowly at Newton Abbot (3m2f, heavy) on penultimate start; perhaps a little beneath that level when third at Hexham on latest, with that stiff track finding her out.

4/1

3rd

5

6th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Janeslittlevoice

10st 7lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

didn't always jump with fluency, pressed leader, led after 3rd, pressed leader when slow jump and headed 4th, led 8th, headed before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon lost second, stayed on

7/4

1st

3

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Janeslittlevoice

10st 4lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

0-17 under all codes but hasn't been with Ella Pickard long and has finished second in three recent chases; lost out only narrowly to improved rival over C&D (good to soft; front pair well clear) 11 days ago and gets another chance off the same mark; obvious contender.

13/8

Form: 0/31

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
April's 10l defeat of subsequent triple chase winner Honey I'm Good in a Lydstep intermediate point reads better now; going handicap chasing at the earliest opportunity following last month's Newton Abbot hurdles win (2m2.5f, good), on the form of which his opening mark looks fair.
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Verdict Starting price

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Frankie Faulkner

11st 5lb

T: Evan Williams

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Frankie Faulkner

11st 5lb

T: Evan Williams

6th

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

15:20 Stratford

Frankie Faulkner

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Winning Irish pointer; won a Newton Abbot maiden hurdle for current yard last July (2m2f, good); has been chasing since, last time finishing third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft, cheekpieces tried); headgear retained; a possible back over hurdles.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13P-24

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Neither 3m2f trip nor familiar assertive tactics to blame when dropping out quickly on last month's chasing debut at Newton Abbot (beaten 28l); needs to jump better, but too early to write off; down a useful 6lb.
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4th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Paris Dixie

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Neither 3m2f trip nor familiar assertive tactics to blame when dropping out quickly on last month's chasing debut at Newton Abbot (beaten 28l); needs to jump better, but too early to write off; down a useful 6lb.

9/4

4th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:05 Newton Abbot

Paris Dixie

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Had rather mixed record over hurdles but won by 16l here (3m2f, good) in the autumn and returned from layoff with very respectable run over similar trip at Stratford last month; has possibilities if she takes well to chasing but may be reliant on good ground.

11/2

2nd

5

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:50 Stratford

Paris Dixie

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Looked good when winning by 16l at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last September and is still well handicapped on older form, but she has a very mixed record and this is her first run since November.

4/1

Form: P06-77

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Continues to operate below the level of his two 2021 Newton Abbot juvenile hurdle wins, mistakes confining him to the rear-division throughout his recent chasing debut (2m4f, good); 5lb drop is not persuasive.
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5th

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Scrappy Jack

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Continues to operate below the level of his two 2021 Newton Abbot juvenile hurdle wins, mistakes confining him to the rear-division throughout his recent chasing debut (2m4f, good); 5lb drop is not persuasive.

14/1

7th

3

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Worcester

Scrappy Jack

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Both wins in 2m1f hurdles at Newton Abbot in the summer of 2021 but his form since returning from 16 months off last December has been very ordinary; has much to prove now chasing.

28/1

8th

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Scrappy Jack

11st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

held up in rear, ridden after 3 out, no telling impression

16/1

Form: F-5444

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Mixed messages as to his present optimum trip, though last month's Uttoxeter hurdles fourth was his most convincing effort yet over 2m4f-plus; 4lb out of the weights on this chasing debut (not bred for fences).
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0

13

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

One Man Party

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Ten-race maiden; has each-way claims if judged on a couple of last summer's efforts but was safely held last week, after a break, and makes only limited appeal from 3lb out of the weights; tongue-tie/visor added.

20/1

8th

11

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

One Man Party

10st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Backed into favouritism when unseating midrace on chase debut in August (absent since); only 7l away over 2m4f at Uttoxeter the time before and, although 5lb out of the weights, Caoilin Quinn draws back 3lb of that with his claim.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £136.10
Straight Forecast £117.18
Trifecta £692.60

Selections

The Guardian:

Frankie Faulkner

SPOTLIGHT:

Janeslittlevoice

POSTDATA:

Paris Dixie

Daily Mail:

Frankie Faulkner

D Express:

Frankie Faulkner

Daily Mirror:

Frankie Faulkner

The Sun:

Frankie Faulkner

The Star:

Frankie Faulkner

Daily Record:

Frankie Faulkner

The Times:

Janeslittlevoice

Telegraph:

Paris Dixie