January 25 / 14.25 Wetherby

14.25

Soft

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  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: PP-277 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Reverted to fences for his stable debut at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in November and went very close off today's mark; has a big shout on that form but he's been soundly beaten the next twice; needs to get back on track.
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5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Docpickedme

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, not fluent 11th, bad mistake and headed 13th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

8/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Docpickedme

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, not fluent 11th, bad mistake and headed 13th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

8/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Docpickedme

10st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Put his stamina to good use when keeping on best in what turned out to be a fairly stern test over about 2m4f at Wetherby (soft; had wind op soon afterwards) in January; sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip but a 4lb rise might be enough to find him out in this stronger race.

14/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.30

Form: P48-11 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Had wind surgery prior to his reappearance and he's 2-2 this season following wins over C&D (soft) and at Leicester (2m4f, heavy); appeared to idle close home most recently and could still be well treated up 3lb.
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14th

18

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

The Edgar Wallace

10st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Reappeared with two front-running wins (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy) and has gone close the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy); today's company is hotter than he's used to but this course should suit his style and he's appeared to idle late on a couple of times, so may have more left in the tank.

20/1

14th

18

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

The Edgar Wallace

10st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Reappeared with two front-running wins (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy) and has gone close the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy); today's company is hotter than he's used to but this course should suit his style and he's appeared to idle late on a couple of times, so may have more left in the tank.

20/1

2nd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

The Edgar Wallace

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, awkward jump 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, ridden clear before 2 out, reduced lead last, headed run-in, no extra towards finish

11/10

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 36-312 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Front-runner; back to his best when winning in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) in November and good second over this C&D (soft) since; every chance he'll be bang there once more.
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7th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Our Jet

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

The cheekpieces are working well as he's been competitive in his last three races at about this distance; however, he's come up short in weaker races than this the last twice and Harry Skelton could have ridden him.

25/1

7th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Our Jet

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

The cheekpieces are working well as he's been competitive in his last three races at about this distance; however, he's come up short in weaker races than this the last twice and Harry Skelton could have ridden him.

25/1

Form: 613-P3 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Back to form in first-time tongue-tie (retained) with good third of five over C&D (soft), when hampered by runner-up Our Jet three out; has won here four times (including this last year) could play a leading role.
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5th

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

No Risk Des Flos

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two wins in smallish fields at Wetherby (1m7f/2m3f) last season; up and down this campaign but was trying 3m for the first time when beaten about 7l at Sandown a month ago (good to soft) and appeared to stay okay; nothing wrong with this mark.

11/2

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

No Risk Des Flos

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two wins in smallish fields at Wetherby (1m7f/2m3f) last season; up and down this campaign but was trying 3m for the first time when beaten about 7l at Sandown a month ago (good to soft) and appeared to stay okay; nothing wrong with this mark.

11/2

Form: 3-1271 D

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
10yo who makes his first start since last August but he did well for his new yard last year, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), and he's also effective on soft; the betting may be informative on his return.
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3rd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Better chaser than hurdler, last win being in a Cartmel handicap chase in August (2m5f, good to soft); well beaten last twice; could go well but better on faster ground than is forecast.

7/2

4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Marshalled

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent early, raced in third after 1st, outpaced from 4 out, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

8/1

5th

5

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

10yo who makes his first start since last August but he did well for his new yard last year, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), and he's also effective on soft; the betting may be informative on his return.

8/1

Form: 243-23 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
His much-reduced mark appeals judged on last season's best form but this 10yo has been a long way below that level on both runs this term.
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3rd

6

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Cornerstone Lad

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Showed some spark when second of four here (2m, heavy) in February and continues to drop down the weights; however, this 10yo has a regressive profile and hasn't built on that runner-up finish on his two starts since; has never won over a trip this far.

9/1

3rd

6

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Cornerstone Lad

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

held up in last, steady headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, lost ground quickly from 5 out

9/1

3rd

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Cornerstone Lad

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

led, headed 4th, pushed along 3 out, outpaced and lost second 2 out, weakened last, no match for first two

6/4

Form: 2-5135 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
11yo who was well beaten at Haydock on December 30 but that may have come too soon, ten days after a fair third at Newbury; has a good record here, with wins over C&D (soft) last March and over 1m7f here (soft) in November, and he's one to be interested in now back here.
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7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Gallic Geordie

10st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

11yo who was well beaten at Haydock on December 30 but that may have come too soon, ten days after a fair third at Newbury; has a good record here, with wins over C&D (soft) last March and over 1m7f here (soft) in November, and he's one to be interested in now back here.

15/2

5th

7

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Gallic Geordie

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Has won six races over fences, the latest at Wetherby in November (1m7f, soft); has won at 2m4f but a bit to find with Happy And Fine on their form over this trip at Wetherby earlier in November.

7/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Gallic Geordie

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Looked as good as ever when keeping on stoutly to score at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 6-19 over fences; also suited by this C&D; likely to make his presence felt.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 15/25- CD

Last run: 425 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
10yo who races for the first time since November 2022 but this C&D winner has been given a chance by the handicapper and has a good record when fresh; not ruled out on return; watch the betting.
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4th

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Whoshotthesheriff

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

in rear, reminder after 8th, mistake 5 out, soon struggling

13/2

5th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Whoshotthesheriff

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

Very useful in his prime and he's one to watch in the betting off a reduced mark; however, following a long absence this 10yo has struggled on both starts this year and a major turnaround is needed.

25/1

3rd

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Whoshotthesheriff

10st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, not fluent and dropped to last 7th, outpaced when mistake 11th, lost touch from 12th, tailed off from 4 out, left in remote fourth 2 out, left in remote third last

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £48.60
Straight Forecast £43.45
Tricast £109.25
Trifecta £160.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Edgar Wallace

Telegraph:

Our Jet

The Guardian:

Marshalled

RP RATINGS:

Cornerstone Lad

TOPSPEED:

The Edgar Wallace

POSTDATA:

The Edgar Wallace

WEST COUNTRY:

The Edgar Wallace

The Times:

The Edgar Wallace

Daily Mail:

The Edgar Wallace

D Express:

The Edgar Wallace

Daily Mirror:

The Edgar Wallace

The Star:

The Edgar Wallace

Daily Record:

The Edgar Wallace