December 10 / 15.25 Huntingdon

15.25

Soft

trustatrader.com Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 7f 129y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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trustatrader.com Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 8432P2 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Ran creditably sole start here; good second at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) in August on chase debut; made mistakes when pulled up at Stratford next time but back on song when close second at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) one month ago; should go well.
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2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Motion In Limine

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Two wins over hurdles but 0-4 chasing; clear of remainder when second at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in November but pulled up either side of that and it's difficult to know how he'll perform here.

14/1

0

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Motion In Limine

12st 1lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Two wins over hurdles; runner-up in two of his three chase starts, clear of remainder at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) latest; raised 3lb but Luke Scott takes off a handy 5lb; shortlist material.

9/2

Form: P552-2

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Back in some form for second on last two outings, the latest on reappearance over C&D (good); used to go well on soft ground and, despite going back up another 3lb, he's thrown in on his form two winters back.
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4th

11

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Special Acceptance

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Another solid effort came over the extended 3m1f here (good to soft) three weeks ago when runner-up for the third successive start; going further won't faze him as he was runner-up in this three years ago (on soft); doesn't win as often as he should (1-26) but can give backers a run for their money.

10/1

2nd

8

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

14:10 Plumpton

Special Acceptance

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Back to form when runner-up at Haydock in April (3m1f, good to soft) and although 2m7f on Huntingdon's sharp track was never going to be ideal in another veterans' race in November he did well to stay on into second behind a well-treated rival; has a good course record and this is likely to be run to suit; solid chance.

100/30

OUR TIP

Form: 3F337-

Last run: 248 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Chasing on last four starts last term, with third off 4lb higher at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) in March easily the best of those results; tried cheekpieces on latest; had wind surgery (second time) in August and has left David Pipe (same owner); too hit and miss for comfort; also declared at Kelso.
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1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Anglers Crag

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 3-3 for his new yard since; edged it in a fine duel over 3m2f at Carlisle on first occasion, followed by two wins at about 3m and he drew 11l clear from four out when a heavily backed favourite at Musselburgh on latest; all those were on good to soft but he did well on soft to heavy in Ireland early in career; up another 11lb and markedly in trip too, but he's a rising force and may well have more in the tank.

4/1

1st

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Anglers Crag

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Sprinted well clear of the others with a well-handicapped rival at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month and is now 2-2 for Brian Ellison; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive and he can complete the hat-trick.

11/4

1st

6

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Market Rasen

Anglers Crag

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Point/hurdles/bumper winner who got off the mark over fences on stable debut at Carlisle last time (3m2f, good to soft; first run after wind surgery); stiffer task off this 5lb higher mark and this is a very different track, but worth considering.

3/1

Form: P-9413 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Just nine races; promising here on chase debut, despite mistakes, and won nicely at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) last month; fair third at Fakenham latest and might be suited by going back right-handed here; also moves up in trip, which appeals given the way she drew clear at Leicester; probably acts on soft, below form sole run on heavy; player if the ground is okay.
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4th

2

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Jacks Touch

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sarah Humphrey

Still has low mileage; comfortably beat Terresita here (2m4f, good to soft) last month, taking her record in mares' handicap chases to 3-3; likely to stay this new trip (has won over a stiff 2m6f); may improve further; warrants respect.

5/2

1st

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Jacks Touch

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Sarah Humphrey

Has form figures of 4131 (all in Class 5) since switched to chasing, most recently winning by half a length at Fakenham (2m5f, soft); now 3lb higher and upped in grade but may improve further.

4/1

1st

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Jacks Touch

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sarah Humphrey

led, headed but prominent 4th, good jump and led again 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden when wandered around and faced challenge final 110yds, just did enough

7/2

Form: U953-1 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner, 0-6 as hurdler; 4-1, won chase debut in eight-runner novice handicap at Warwick (3m, soft) last month but his jumping wasn't that fluent and he was handed the win when a wide-margin leader fell at the last; has the same mark and needs to step up markedly upon that performance.
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1st

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Rockinastorm

10st 7lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Henry Daly

Bright start to chase career with wins at Warwick (3m, soft) and Hereford (2m5f, good); beaten favourite the last twice (backward steps) but it's too soon to write him off; could well rebound under Gina Andrews, the winning rider in this race for the last two years.

4/1

5th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Rockinastorm

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Lucky winner on seasonal/chase debut here (3m, soft) but was good value for his win at Hereford next time (2m5f, good) and it wasn't a bad run at Uttoxeter having escaped a penalty; that race may have come too soon, only six days later, and heavy ground probably tested him as well; 5lb higher for this but he's on the shortlist.

11/2

3rd

1

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Uttoxeter

Rockinastorm

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Had luck on his side when winning on last month's seasonal/chase debut at Warwick (3m, soft) but followed up with much more convincing success at Hereford (2m5f, good) on Saturday and escapes a penalty here (due to go up 6lb); major player if he copes with today's ground.

5/2

Verdict

Jacks Touch going up in trip is an appealing proposition but preference is nevertheless for SPECIAL ACCEPTANCE who has been staging something of a revival and finished his race off with verve over C&D last time. Motion In Limine is third on the list, given that Rockinastorm was flattered to win on his chase debut.[Richard Austen]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Special Acceptance

RP RATINGS:

Jacks Touch

The Times:

Motion In Limine

Telegraph:

Rockinastorm

The Star:

Anglers Crag

The Sun:

Motion In Limine

TOPSPEED:

Jacks Touch

POSTDATA:

Jacks Touch

D Express:

Special Acceptance

Daily Mirror:

Special Acceptance

Daily Record:

Special Acceptance