December 06 / 13.25 Ludlow

13.25

Soft

Corrie Cup Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 3m 1f 125y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Corrie Cup Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 328P-6 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Having his first run of the season following wind surgery when making all in this 12 months ago off only 3lb lower (Shane Quinlan claimed 5lb); that campaign didn't end too well and his reappearance at Carlisle was underwhelming, but clearly a strong form contender if back to anything like his best.
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4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Laskalin

12st 5lb

J: Sgt Nick Oliver

T: Venetia Williams

Goes well on heavy; runner-up over C&D last February on his only appearance at Sandown but he's not been in the same form since; needs to raise his game but at least his latest effort was his best this term.

4/1

4th

6

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Laskalin

11st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Placed off an 8lb higher mark on consecutive starts last winter and could exploit that reduced mark at some point; however, he's failed to threaten on his five outings since and needs to raise his game.

10/1

6th

5

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Laskalin

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Beaten favourite in this contest last year (soft) but ran creditably in third place and is 5lb lower this time; likely player provided he's back in top form (disappointing in both outings this season).

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2044-3

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
His two novice hurdle wins at Taunton were a long time ago now but he later held his own in handicaps; still in the same ownership when running a promising first race for this yard on his chase debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) when market weakness suggested the race was needed; hard to dismiss.
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7th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Stellar Magic

10st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Bounced back quickly from a disappointing run (in cheekpieces) to open chasing account in first-time blinkers at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month; not one to rely upon heavily but recent 4lb rise ought to be manageable if he responds well to a first-time visor.

11/2

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:28 Wincanton

Stellar Magic

12st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Billy Aprahamian

Very respectable third on seasonal/stable debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but ought to have been suited by the soft ground when pulled up at Ludlow three weeks ago and today's headgear switch needs to perk him up.

20/1

Form: 5-5P6F D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner who has dipped beneath his last winning mark and was in the process of a definite return to form when coming down late on at Ascot 12 days ago (3m, good); wouldn't want the ground too soft but good claims otherwise with Tristan Durrell taking off 5lb this time.
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6th

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Hidden Heroics

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, headway 4 out, outpaced 3 out, soon no impression

4/1

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Hidden Heroics

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Dual chase winner who has dipped beneath his last winning mark and was in the process of a definite return to form when coming down late on at Ascot 12 days ago (3m, good); wouldn't want the ground too soft but good claims otherwise with Tristan Durrell taking off 5lb this time.

3/1

0

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:10 Ascot

Hidden Heroics

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won his first two chase starts towards the end of last year; has dropped below his last winning mark and he didn't run badly when sixth at Exeter (3m, good to soft) a fortnight ago, but needs something extra here.

12/1

Form: P300-6 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Often highly tried since showing smart form as a novice in the 2021-22 season; a further two-month break since seemingly needing the run at Newton Abbot is a concern but he's very well handicapped even without taking into account James Turner's claim.
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3rd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:25 Haydock

Fantastikas

11st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well handicapped on peak form and ran his best race for a while when second of seven over 3m1f at Ludlow (soft) 24 days ago; has won on heavy and James Turner takes 7lb off, so there are reasons to be positive; also declared for 2.25 Newbury but this is his first preference.

4/1

4

6th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Fantastikas

11st 7lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Often highly tried since showing smart form as a novice in the 2021-22 season; a further two-month break since seemingly needing the run at Newton Abbot is a concern but he's very well handicapped even without taking into account James Turner's claim.

4/1

Form: 24-318 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Often races prominently; it was only a four-runner handicap that he won on chase debut at Worcester in June (2m4f, good) and then struggled badly at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft); unlikely to be granted a soft lead.
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8th

10

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

My Bobby Dazzler

10st 7lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Can lead and he gave a plucky display from the front when returned to hurdles at Cheltenham (3m, heavy) this month, doing his best to regain the lead on the run-in against an improver; back up 5lb but not weighted out of it.

6/1

2nd

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

My Bobby Dazzler

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Often races prominently; won chase debut in June and ran creditably in a handicap chase (3m1f, soft; unraced on heavy) on latest start; back hurdling today off a 13lb lower mark than when good fourth in this race two years ago.

14/1

5

6th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

My Bobby Dazzler

11st 4lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Often races prominently; it was only a four-runner handicap that he won on chase debut at Worcester in June (2m4f, good) and then struggled badly at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft); unlikely to be granted a soft lead.

8/1

Form: 31323-

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Has won more over hurdles than fences but just as good in this discipline and was in solid form earlier this year, especially when pushing a progressive one close at Hexham two runs back (3m, heavy; fine on this ground); on a competitive mark if returning from further wind surgery in good order.
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6th

2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Taste The Fear

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month on second run of the season; his best efforts last term were over 3m on heavy going and surplus stamina will be no bad thing here given the stiff track and testing ground.

6/1

3rd

2

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Taste The Fear

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Superior strike-rate over hurdles than fences but seems to be as good in this discipline; however, he was beaten when refusing late on at Ludlow last month and couldn't blame the trip (3m1f) or ground (soft) for that.

10/1

Form: 413-58

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
The form of his Doncaster win (2m4f, good) in March now reads well and also his following third at Wincanton when behind recent Cheltenham winner Triple Trade; however, now has to steady the ship after two lesser efforts and he's not bred for this far (unraced beyond 2m4f).
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3rd

4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Dreaming Blue

11st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

led, mistake 12th, headed 3 out, lost second last, no extra run-in

3/1

3rd

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Dreaming Blue

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Opened his chase account here (2m4f, good) in March; returned to that form when close third at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) on latest outing; unexposed at this sort of distance and holds a fighting chance off unaltered mark back at Doncaster.

4/1

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Laskalin

SPOTLIGHT:

Fantastikas

POSTDATA:

Hidden Heroics

The Guardian:

Taste The Fear

Telegraph:

Stellar Magic

Daily Mail:

Hidden Heroics

TOPSPEED:

Laskalin

The Times:

Laskalin

D Express:

Laskalin

The Sun:

Laskalin

Daily Record:

Laskalin

WEST COUNTRY:

Fantastikas

The Star:

Fantastikas

Daily Mirror:

Taste The Fear