August 24 / 14.40 Stratford

14.40

Good

Brian And Sheila Vaughan Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Brian And Sheila Vaughan Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 14-253 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
In and out this year but he was a good second over hurdles at Aintree (2m4f, good) in May and ran creditably when third in the Summer Plate Handicap Chase at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) last time; he's a possible.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:42 Perth

Hang In There

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

travelled strongly, held up in rear, not fluent 1st, not fluent 9th, headway before 4 out, went second before 3 out

6/1

2nd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Hang In There

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Conditions will be borderline as he's ideally suited by good/faster ground; two wins at about 2m4f last summer took his strike-rate over fences to 7-11 but a combination of a career-high mark and good to soft ground contributed to his defeat in the Old Roan at Aintree when last seen in October (under Joe Anderson); others would appear to have more going for them.

20/1

2nd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Hang In There

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Conditions will be borderline as he's ideally suited by good/faster ground; two wins at about 2m4f last summer took his strike-rate over fences to 7-11 but a combination of a career-high mark and good to soft ground contributed to his defeat in the Old Roan at Aintree when last seen in October (under Joe Anderson); others would appear to have more going for them.

20/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4-2F13 C BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Responded to pressure to win at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in June and finished well for 1l third at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last time; this step up in trip is well worth a go and he's one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

14:40 Stratford

Noahthirtytwored

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Responded to pressure to win at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in June and finished well for 1l third at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last time; this step up in trip is well worth a go and he's one to consider.

7/2

3rd

8

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:30 Uttoxeter

Noahthirtytwored

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Adam West

Made a very promising start to chasing career last autumn and doubled his tally over fences with clearcut success at Newton Abbot (2m, good) last month; could still be well handicapped after 4lb rise and promising 5lb claimer Conor Rabbitt is enlisted; might be the answer.

3/1

1st

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Noahthirtytwored

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Good second at Worcester last month before an unfortunate fall at Southwell; fair effort on AW at Chelmsford recently and, while this represents a sharp rise in class, could well be involved; Sean Bowen on for the first time.

5/1

Form: 146-19 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in Summer Plate at Market Rasen last month but soft ground was an obvious excuse; won this last year (good) and also on the scoresheet at Aintree (2m4f, good) in May; she's a player now back on better ground.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

La Domaniale

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, kept on but no chance with winner approaching last

7/1

3rd

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

14:40 Stratford

La Domaniale

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Tailed off in Summer Plate at Market Rasen last month but soft ground was an obvious excuse; won this last year (good) and also on the scoresheet at Aintree (2m4f, good) in May; she's a player now back on better ground.

6/1

9th

4

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 1

15:15 Market Rasen

La Domaniale

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Now 12lb higher than when close second to Francky Du Berlais in this race last year but posted career-best performance when scoring at Aintree (2m4f, good) in May and is not yet fully exposed; must be considered.

7/1

Form: 4-3412 CD BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won this two years ago (good) and made it 2-2 here when scoring last month (2m1f, good); bumped into bang-in-form winner when second here (2m1f, good) last time and there's every chance he'll be in the mix.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Cracking Destiny

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in rear

6/1

6th

7

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Cracking Destiny

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in rear

6/1

3rd

3

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Perth

Cracking Destiny

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Won at Musselburgh in November (2m, good to soft) but well beaten over 2m4f after a short break on same track last time; has won on soft, but best efforts on better ground.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-4121 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who has posted easy wins on two of his last three runs (3m/1m4f, good/good to soft); those were in very small fields and today's assignment is tougher, but this in-form C&D winner has to be respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:07 Perth

Presentandcounting

12st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, good jump 4 out

14/1

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Presentandcounting

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

pressed leader, pulled up before 8th, race voided

12/1

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Presentandcounting

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

pressed leader, pulled up before 8th, race voided

12/1

Form: 143-24 C BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Runner-up to well-handicapped winner at Southwell (2m, good) in May and another good run when fourth to Cracking Destiny here (2m1f, good) last month; untested at today's trip but it may be within range; not discounted.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Sea Prince

12st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Seems to go well fresh and has finished runner-up here on his seasonal reappearance for the past two years, in 2023 going down by 6.5l off a 7lb higher mark in a C&D handicap chase (good); hasn't run as well since.

12/1

Form: 21-P66 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won three times last June-October and soft ground may have been against him in the Summer Plate last time; however, he hasn't really shone on good going on his two other runs this summer and others have more pressing claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

16:15 Fakenham

Tardree

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Good-ground specialist who has mixed hurdling with chasing in recent years; not firing on all cylinders in early part of last season and made low-key return (over hurdles) in April; others have less to prove.

14/1

6th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Tardree

11st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: L J Morgan

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner; hasn't got himself together in four runs after a lengthy break, in a hurdle and three chases (all handicaps); others have more pressing claims.

25/1

6th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Tardree

11st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: L J Morgan

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner; hasn't got himself together in four runs after a lengthy break, in a hurdle and three chases (all handicaps); others have more pressing claims.

25/1

Non-runners

Vision Des Flos

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Payout
Exacta £20.70
Straight Forecast £17.48
Tricast £147.95
Trifecta £149.20

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Hang In There

RP RATINGS:

Presentandcounting

SPOTLIGHT:

Noahthirtytwored

Daily Mail:

Cracking Destiny

POSTDATA:

Noahthirtytwored

The Times:

Hang In There

Telegraph:

Hang In There

D Express:

Hang In There

Daily Mirror:

Hang In There

The Guardian:

Presentandcounting

The Star:

Presentandcounting

Daily Record:

Cracking Destiny