February 01 / 15.45 Wincanton

15.45

Good To Soft

Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Chase (For The Dick Hunt Trophy)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 3m 1f 30y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Chase (For The Dick Hunt Trophy)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.70
  • Place: £4.90

Form: 1P3-1P

Last run: 96 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Never headed and beat four rivals comfortably on his reappearance over 3m at Ludlow (good; 6lb lower); couldn't lead and failed to give his running next time at Cheltenham; might be more in his comfort zone here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Quick Draw

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Never headed and beat four rivals comfortably on his reappearance over 3m at Ludlow (good; 6lb lower); couldn't lead and failed to give his running next time at Cheltenham; might be more in his comfort zone here.

9/2

0

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Quick Draw

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual chase winner last winter (2m5f/2m4f) and made all to win easily by 21l on seasonal reappearance at Ludlow (3m, good) 17 days ago; it's tricky to gauge what that form is worth and he's 8lb higher here but at least we know he's in excellent nick.

13/2

1st

3

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Quick Draw

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won two chases last winter (2m5f/2m4f) and was creditable third when switched back to hurdling at Ayr (3m) in April; current mark probably demands a career best but he won't mind if there's rain about.

2/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 2P-2U8 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Won 2m7f/3m2f chases at Chepstow last season; just failed to get up on his reappearance at Exeter (3m, good) before unseating early at Ascot; never got involved at Doncaster last month but in a deep race and this isn't so demanding; fine on all ground.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Manothepeople

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on two of his four appearances this season, more recently at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in early February; not yet fully exposed over fences and has a fighting chance here.

8/1

1st

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Manothepeople

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on two of his four appearances this season, more recently at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in early February; not yet fully exposed over fences and has a fighting chance here.

8/1

2nd

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Manothepeople

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 2m7f/3m2f chases at Chepstow last season; just failed to get up on his reappearance at Exeter (3m, good) before unseating early at Ascot; never got involved at Doncaster last month but in a deep race and this isn't so demanding; fine on all ground.

6/1

Form: 6-2263 CD

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
All his chase wins have been over 3m+ so it was a good run over 2m5f at Ascot (good) last time where he got outpaced before running on (beaten 11l); the new tongue-tie did him no harm that day and one to consider with Freddie Gingell again up top.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Copperhead

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stuck on a losing run but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort; questionable whether he wants the ground quite this deep but has strong form claims.

3/1

4th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Copperhead

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stuck on a losing run but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort; questionable whether he wants the ground quite this deep but has strong form claims.

3/1

4th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Copperhead

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Winless streak has just passed its four-year anniversary but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort against younger opposition and again he ran well for a long way when a 12l third at Sandown two weeks ago (3m, soft); off a light weight and with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb, he's a major player against fellow oldies this time.

9/2

8/1

Form: -24532 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Stuck on a losing run and not as good as he was; kept finding to finish second in a veterans' chase at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); may need to find something on that form to go one better here.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Fidux

11st 1lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

Hasn't won since the summer of 2021 but he's capable of putting that right and has been close up under Oscar Palmer in his last two races (at about 3m); another with each-way hopes.

9/1

Form: 776242 C BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has got himself well handicapped and has been narrowly denied in two of his last three races, latterly over this far at Plumpton (soft); drying ground would aid his cause no end and he's hard to rule out.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Jacamar

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

Raced mainly at around 2m4f and is on the downgrade now; went close off his much-reduced mark in four-runner race at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in January but safely held twice since; formerly trained by Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton; now with Hariet Dickin; others preferred.

7/1

3rd

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Jacamar

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

Raced mainly at around 2m4f and is on the downgrade now; went close off his much-reduced mark in four-runner race at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in January but safely held twice since; formerly trained by Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton; now with Hariet Dickin; others preferred.

7/1

5th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Jacamar

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Charlton

held up in rear

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: P9-4P5 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won a valuable chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in October 2022 and next time was runner-up here to Frodon in the Badger Beer; he is back on a favourable mark but this season has yet to get off the ground (chasing the last twice).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Lord Accord

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a valuable chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in October 2022 and next time was runner-up here to Frodon in the Badger Beer; he is back on a favourable mark but this season has yet to get off the ground (chasing the last twice).

9/1

5th

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Lord Accord

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Neil Mulholland

Disappointing at Cheltenham (3m1f) two months ago in a race that he'd won in 2022; well handicapped if back on song but needs the weather to be kind; soft/heavy ground would be a big negative.

8/1

Form: 696-11 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Lost his way over hurdles but firmly back on track to win both his chases (heavy), only narrowly at Newton Abbot (3m2f) but then comfortably here; the latter race hasn't worked out that well and he's 8lb higher now, but there could yet be more to come from this lightly raced 9yo.
Place /
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Verdict Starting price

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Take Your Time

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago when trainer's rep said he may have been unsuited by the ground; had previously won his first two chase starts (3m2f/3m1f, heavy) and he could get back on track with a big performance now back on a deeper surface.

9/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £79.36
Trifecta £286.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Take Your Time

RP RATINGS:

Jacamar

SPOTLIGHT:

Copperhead

WEST COUNTRY:

Manothepeople

LAMBOURN:

Quick Draw

The Star:

Lord Accord

The Times:

Take Your Time

Telegraph:

Take Your Time

Daily Mail:

Take Your Time

D Express:

Take Your Time

Daily Mirror:

Take Your Time

The Sun:

Take Your Time

TOPSPEED:

Jacamar

Daily Record:

Jacamar

The Guardian:

Copperhead