November 16 / 13.25 Sedgefield

13.25

Soft

Betting Sites Ltd At bettingsites.ltd.uk Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 3f 65y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Betting Sites Ltd At bettingsites.ltd.uk Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2921-1 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced over fences (2-4) and comes into this off the back of a narrow success over hurdles at Market Rasen (2m3f, good) in September; may yet have more to offer in this sphere and a major player.
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0

5

28th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

12:40 Southwell

Fazayte

11st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ryan Potter

Won over hurdles at Market Rasen (good) in September and also with a strong finish over fences at Sedgefield (soft) 12 days ago; 3-5 in this sphere, with one of the wins at 2m4f, and he's a leading contender despite going up another 4lb.

5/2

1st

4

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Fazayte

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Ryan Potter

raced in third, pushed along 2 out, ridden and led narrowly last, kept on run-in, always doing enough

7/4

11/4

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 334-16 C BF

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Bit of a mixed bag over the past year with his latest sixth of seven at Bangor (2m4f, good) in June a particularly moderate effort, since when he has undergone wind surgery; however, he has a fine record over hurdles/fences here (11231) and is proven fresh; high on the list.
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5th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Heartbreak Kid

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner

11/2

0

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:00 Sedgefield

Heartbreak Kid

11st 11lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

led, 1 length ahead when ran out 4th

3/1

Form: -97736

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
1-1 in bumpers, but 0-11 over obstacles and has something to prove after a modest effort on his second start over fences at Exeter (2m1f, good) last time; needs to benefit from the first-time blinkers.
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2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Neigh Botha

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made too many jumping errors when beaten favourite in a chase last month but still ran well enough to suggest he's in fairly good form; switches back to hurdling on a good mark and might be the answer.

7/2

4th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Neigh Botha

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Course bumper winner who is 0-12 over hurdles/fences but he's been an encouraging third this autumn on two of his three chase starts, including in first-time blinkers (retained) at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) recently when he went clear before fading; could capitalise on the drop back down in trip.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 277-43 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Dual winner here (including over this trip) who ran poorly in his last two starts over fences in the spring, but should be all the better for a couple of spins over hurdles since returning last month; well handicapped on his best chase form and respected.
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6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, slow jump 4th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

6th

12

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

The King Of May

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

10yo who isn't the force of old and was tailed off at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last month; however, he was in fair form previously over 2m4f/2m3f and has dropped to a dangerous mark; not ruled out now back down in trip.

20/1

8th

2

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

The King Of May

11st 10lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last

7/1

Form: PPP43-

Last run: 244 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Had some smart form over fences when trained by Joseph O'Brien including when runner-up in the 2019 Arkle, but not at the same level now and was last seen finishing third of five in a claiming hurdle for Alan Jones at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in March; makes his debut for another new yard after eight months off and lots to prove.
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5th

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Us And Them

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Joe Ponting

Had some smart form over fences when trained by Joseph O'Brien including when runner-up in the 2019 Arkle, but not at the same level now and was last seen finishing third of five in a claiming hurdle for Alan Jones at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in March; makes his debut for another new yard after eight months off and lots to prove.

14/1

3rd

4

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:00 Fakenham

Us And Them

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Alan Jones

Useful when trained in Ireland; terrible completion record (fences/hurdles) for current yard until he got round in a Leicester claimer last month, tiring after doing too much up front (finished behind Weebill); may improve on that effort granted an economical journey.

5/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £10.30
Straight Forecast £12.11
Trifecta £30.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

The King Of May

SPOTLIGHT:

Heartbreak Kid

D Express:

Fazayte

POSTDATA:

Neigh Botha

THE NORTH:

Neigh Botha

The Guardian:

Heartbreak Kid

Daily Mirror:

Heartbreak Kid

The Sun:

Fazayte

Daily Record:

Fazayte

The Times:

The King Of May

Telegraph:

The King Of May

Daily Mail:

The King Of May

The Star:

The King Of May