February 12 / 15.00 Catterick

15.00

Heavy

Jumping For Joy On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4568.06
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Jumping For Joy On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10

Form: 46-311

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Promising start to his chasing career, winning easily at Leicester (2m6f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) on his second attempt before following up at Wetherby (3m, soft), when making virtually all; unexposed and a 7lb rise may not be enough to prevent the hat-trick.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Val Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

raced in second, not fluent 2nd, good jump and pressed leader 8th, led 11th

11/10

5

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Val Dancer

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Mel Rowley

Failed to progress last season after winning a novice hurdle but showed improved form in first-time cheekpieces (retained) when easily winning at Leicester (2m6f, heavy) last month in his second chase; he's 8lb higher today in what looks a tougher race but he could have more to offer over fences.

4/1

Form: -42114

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
2-5 over fences, having scored at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy; first time in these aids) and Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in December; went up a total of 10lb and was below par back at Wetherby since; more needed; usually held up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Tom Cody

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/2

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Tom Cody

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month and again had plenty in hand here (2m3f, soft) on Boxing Day; an 8lb rise for last time could have been worse and there can be optimism that he remains ahead of the handicapper.

7/2

Form: P-6541 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Broke his chasing duck at the 16th attempt when taking a four-runner contest over C&D (heavy) latest; back up 3lb; should be competitive but likely to need to raise his game if he's to follow up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Conquredalofeurope

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but pressed leader 2nd, lost position 10th, reminders before 11th, lost touch 13th, struggling when mistake 3 out

8/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 5th, struggling and detached 11th

3/1

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:55 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, outpaced after 4 out, 8 lengths down 3 out, rallied 2 out, soon ridden, 3 lengths down last, led run-in, always doing enough

7/2

Form: 344424

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Maiden who has been placed in five of his ten starts; went close in a similar C&D event last month but not as good when back in trip at Thurles (2m5f, soft) latest; cheekpieces go on and will need a bit of improvement to break his duck.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Ideal Du Tabert

12st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

took keen hold, led, headed 11th

7/2

4th

11

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Ideal Du Tabert

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Cian Collins

Similar level of form to date over hurdles and fences; hard to know how good the form of his close second in a four-runner novice handicap chase at Catterick is; seems to be going the right way though and wortjh a market check.

10/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £4.60
Straight Forecast £5.14
Trifecta £12.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Val Dancer

RP RATINGS:

Tom Cody

POSTDATA:

Conquredalofeurope

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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TOPSPEED:

Tom Cody

Daily Mail:

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