December 09 / 11.55 Chepstow

11.55

Soft

Play Coral “Racing Super Series” For Free Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 7f 131y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Play Coral “Racing Super Series” For Free Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 111-11 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Has made stunning progress to win eight of his last nine starts and none were more impressive than the latest at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft), where he was hassled up front off a strong pace and yet still found the reserves to win; may well defy another 4lb rise.
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4

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

The Imposter

10st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

1st

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

11:55 Chepstow

The Imposter

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Has made stunning progress to win eight of his last nine starts and none were more impressive than the latest at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft), where he was hassled up front off a strong pace and yet still found the reserves to win; may well defy another 4lb rise.

7/2

1st

4

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

13:40 Uttoxeter

The Imposter

11st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

pressed leader, led after 4th, ridden after 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on, gamely

8/11

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 400-45 CD BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Ran on well from an unpromising position to be a close fourth at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) but he's a quirky customer who finished last at Lingfield in the race won by Whydah Gally; capable of a big run but always risky.
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5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Burrows Park

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, shaken up before 4 out, weakened on turn before 3 out, soon dropped to last, pulled up home straight

14/1

5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Burrows Park

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, shaken up before 4 out, weakened on turn before 3 out, soon dropped to last, pulled up home straight

14/1

5th

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Burrows Park

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Quirky customer who often races lazily; well suited by a slog in the mud and now 11lb lower than when making all at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) 14 months ago but it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

7/1

Form: 4/245/

Last run: 623 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdle/chase winner and returns to jumping after winning his last two on the Flat, latterly a 2m heavy-ground Newmarket handicap with some authority; hard to rule out this veteran off what's a fair mark.
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5th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Black Kalanisi

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

C&D winner last October and followed up on heavy ground at Newmarket; returns to the Flat off a 6lb higher mark and after pulling up over hurdles in February; will need to be approaching his best.

7/2

5th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Black Kalanisi

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

C&D winner last October and followed up on heavy ground at Newmarket; returns to the Flat off a 6lb higher mark and after pulling up over hurdles in February; will need to be approaching his best.

7/2

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Black Kalanisi

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Ian Williams

Gained his Flat wins in the autumn over 2m/2m2f; subsequent hurdles efforts at about 3m; veteran who may not be crying out for this drop back to sharp 2m5f under this code.

7/1

Form: 137-31 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner who asserted on the run-in to land a 14-runner handicap on soft ground at Warwick (2m5f); 5lb higher here in a better race and Dylan Johnston claims 1lb less this time.
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2nd

1

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Benign Dictator

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, headway after 7th, led 2 out, soon idled and ridden, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 412-P4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Progressive last season and was in the process of leaving his reappearance effort behind when clouting two out at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft); not dismissed lightly.
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5th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

11:55 Chepstow

Spike Jones

11st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Progressive last season and was in the process of leaving his reappearance effort behind when clouting two out at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft); not dismissed lightly.

6/1

4th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Spike Jones

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Pulled up on last month's reappearance at Cheltenham but he may have needed the run and he was progressive last season, which featured two wins at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft/heavy); no surprise if he's in the shake-up.

7/1

0

20

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Spike Jones

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Thorough stayer who gained latest win over 3m2f on heavy ground at Fontwell in March; bettered that effort when close second at Kelso (3m2f, soft) soon afterwards but needs more again here; had wind a op during his break.

16/1

Form: P4P3-1 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
0-5 over fences last season and didn't always look in love with that game; however, returned to hurdling in a first-time tongue-tie he returned to winning ways at Lingfield (2m7f, soft), albeit aided by a late mistake by his closest rival; obvious player off 4lb higher if as good again.
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4th

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Whydah Gally

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led narrowly

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £14.10
Straight Forecast £14.45
Trifecta £84.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Imposter

The Times:

Whydah Gally

RP RATINGS:

Burrows Park

POSTDATA:

Benign Dictator

The Guardian:

Whydah Gally

Daily Record:

Whydah Gally

TOPSPEED:

The Imposter

WEST COUNTRY:

The Imposter

Telegraph:

The Imposter

Daily Mail:

The Imposter

D Express:

The Imposter

The Sun:

The Imposter

The Star:

The Imposter

Daily Mirror:

Burrows Park