December 10 / 13.55 Huntingdon

13.55

Soft

TrustATrader Peterborough Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £42712.5
  • 2m 3f 189y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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TrustATrader Peterborough Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Abandoned

Form: 1U25-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 165

Form & Verdict
Three-time Grade 1 winner over 2m; well beaten by Jonbon on his reappearance but finished considerably closer to that rival in yesterday's Tingle Creek; having such a hard race would temper enthusiasm should he turn up here, and he's tried 2m4f only once before when third in a big-field handicap hurdle (April 2021).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Edwardstone

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Failed to settle and soundly beaten when back up to 2m4f in Kempton Grade 2 last month; this two-time Grade 1 winner was previously a good second to Jonbon in the Grade 1 Tingle Creek at Sandown (1m7f, heavy) and holds leading claims if producing a performance of that ilk.

13/8

4th

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Edwardstone

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

High-class 2m chaser on his day, winner of the Arkle and Tingle Creek in 2022; has played second fiddle to Jonbon in both starts this season and now turns his attention away from the Champion Chase route to a possible Ryanair tilt, with the rethink on distance a logical move at this point; ran well over hurdles on sole 2m4f attempt; withdrawn twice due to good ground, raced mainly on softer; top on peak form.

5/2

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: P17F-2 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 161

Form & Verdict
Irish raider who's running over his optimum trip and has his tongue tied for the first time; Grade 1-winning novice who finished second in the Ryanair two seasons ago and would have been closer in that race in March (beaten 17l) but for a jolting error; that weakness in his game is not going away but he brings strong form claims and faced mission impossible on his return at Clonmel (Grade 2 on heavy) when trying to concede 5lb to Allaho; the tongue-tie is a first.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Janidil

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

No match for Allaho on a few occasions, including in Clonmel Grade 2 on sole run this term; now wears tongue-tie; holds a respectable chance on best form but he's not the safest jumper in this field, having fallen a few times, most recently last April when in command at Fairyhouse.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 2411-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict
Signed off last season firmly on the upgrade and raised the bar further when springing a 25-1 surprise in the Old Roan Handicap at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft; won on soft) six weeks ago; that form might be a tad dubious when so many fences were omitted and he's now 14lb worse off with Al Dancer who wasn't beaten that far.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Jetoile

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when hit 9th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up 3 out

7/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Jetoile

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ryan Potter

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 5 out

10/1

Form: /10-13 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict
Enhanced his good record fresh when winning easily at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) and a 6lb rise was perhaps a factor in his Aintree defeat, though he rallied bravely there for third and now has a 14lb pull with the winner Jetoile (just over 4l ahead of him); one or two others appeal more but he should be in the shake-up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Al Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Yet to win beyond 2m5f; October success enhanced his good reappearance record; had an excuse (heavy ground) last time; pulled up in this race three years ago and has something to prove back over 3m.

14/1

3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Al Dancer

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

prominent, not fluent 7th, weakened from 2 out, no match for first two

8/1

Abandoned

Form: /3F2-2 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict
Former Grade 1 winner and has finished first and third in the last two editions of this race; while not the force of old, he ran a cracking race under top weight when beating all bar smart subsequent winner Boothill in a 2m1f Ascot handicap five weeks ago (soft); with this trip a better fit for him these days, he rates a major contender.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

First Flow

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

A longer trip may be preferable but he was a good second off this mark at Ascot (2m1f, soft) in November on his reappearance, and filled the same position at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last time; also effective on good/good to soft; this highly admirable 12yo can give another good account.

6/1

3

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

First Flow

11st 11lb

T: Kim Bailey

2nd

1

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

13:05 Chepstow

First Flow

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

prominent, led 3rd, headed after 3 out, kept on final 110yds

9/4

Non-runners

Solo

Verdict

Even if Edwardstone runs after yesterday’s excellent effort at Sandown preference would be for JANIDIL who is competing over his optimum trip. A tendency to make mistakes remains an Achilles heel but this Irish raider is capable of mixing it at Grade 1 level when on his game. 2021 winner First Flow ran a mighty comeback race at Ascot over a distance shy of his best these days and he should also have a say.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Janidil

WEST COUNTRY:

First Flow

RP RATINGS:

Edwardstone

TOPSPEED:

Janidil

POSTDATA:

Janidil

The Times:

Janidil

Telegraph:

Janidil

Daily Record:

Janidil

D Express:

First Flow

Daily Mirror:

First Flow

The Sun:

First Flow

The Star:

First Flow