March 08 / 16.00 Ayr

16.00

Soft

Virgin Bet Cheltenham Festival Money Back Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Cheltenham Festival Money Back Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0-8061 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Showed little in three starts over hurdles and in a bumper, but appreciated the switch to fences (1-1 in points) when making a successful chase/handicap debut at Musselburgh (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, making every yard and winning comfortably; 8lb higher, but he remains open to progress as a chaser and much respected; stable also runs Baron Briggs.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Whosmydaddy

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner, slightly hampered but left in lead 8th

15/8

5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Whosmydaddy

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner, slightly hampered but left in lead 8th

15/8

9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: P04254 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Dual winner over hurdles at around 2m4f this time last year (including here) and started his chasing career with two promising efforts in the autumn, but he has taken a step backwards the last twice; steps up to this sort of trip for the first time and it needs to bring about a resurgence.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:22 Perth

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed before 5th

4/1

2nd

4

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:22 Perth

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed before 5th

4/1

2nd

12

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Euchan Falls

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

prominent

11/1

Form: 51-363

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Sole success in 18 starts (including three points) came at Kelso (2m6f, good) last April; fair third of eight here (2m4f, soft) last month and is back off his winning mark, but he still has stamina to prove and may prefer better ground.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Azof Des Mottes

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Sole success in 18 starts (including three points) came at Kelso (2m6f, good) last April; fair third of eight here (2m4f, soft) last month and is back off his winning mark, but he still has stamina to prove and may prefer better ground.

12/1

3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Azof Des Mottes

10st 5lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Arguably shaped with more promise than eventual 35l defeat suggests at Kelso (2m5f, soft) last month, after a break, but his win over that C&D last spring was recorded on good ground, and he'd appeal more on a quicker surface.

12/1

6th

13

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Azof Des Mottes

10st 2lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won over C&D (good) last April on third chase start before fair third at Hexham (2m4f, good); may be thereabouts if returning in similar form but takes on race-fit rivals and best runs have been on good/good to soft.

14/1

Form: 03-333 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Baron Briggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Didn't jump well enough in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago and now 0-5 over fences but began this year with good thirds on soft ground at Musselburgh (2m4f) and Ayr (3m); major player if back on song here; tongue-tie refitted.

11/4

4th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sandy Thomson

Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Low-mileage 7yo who has posted two good efforts this season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; could quite plausibly be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: /1-P43 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who ended a lengthy losing run when successful over fences at Hexham (3m, good to soft) in May 2022; off 552 days afterwards, but gradually working his way back to form and finished a creditable third of 12 at Carlisle (3m, soft) last month (fourth has won since); off the same mark and possibilities if taking another step foward; stable also runs High Roller.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

21st May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:28 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Fell six out here recently but he'd been badly hampered at the previous fence; he won over C&D in May 2022 (lightly raced since) and was a good third at Carlisle this February; could be a contender off a handy mark.

8/1

4th

3

21st May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:28 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Fell six out here recently but he'd been badly hampered at the previous fence; he won over C&D in May 2022 (lightly raced since) and was a good third at Carlisle this February; could be a contender off a handy mark.

8/1

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

mounted in chute and taken down early

6/1

Form: 6-3337 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Made a promising chase debut when third of 11 at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January, but made a few jumping errors when behind a couple of these over C&D (soft) last month; still a maiden after 11 starts and a bit more is needed.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:22 Perth

Cowboy Cooper

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders, headway and led before 5th, not fluent 11th

5/2

1st

7

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:22 Perth

Cowboy Cooper

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders, headway and led before 5th, not fluent 11th

5/2

2nd

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Cowboy Cooper

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Yet to win in 13 attempts (four over fences) but has run well enough on several occasions to suggest he can pick up a race like this, including when third over C&D last time (heavy); chance

11/2

Form: /373-P

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Some ability in his first four starts over hurdles, but having been absent for nine months and undergone wind surgery he was pulled up here (2m2f, soft) in December; related to winners over fences, but enough to prove upped in trip for his chase debut.
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Non-runners

Heritier De Sivola

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Payout
Exacta £11.20
Straight Forecast £12.15
Tricast £90.16
Trifecta £84.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Whosmydaddy

POSTDATA:

Baron Briggs

The Times:

Heritier De Sivola

RP RATINGS:

Whosmydaddy

Telegraph:

Whosmydaddy

Daily Mail:

Whosmydaddy

Daily Mirror:

Whosmydaddy

The Sun:

Whosmydaddy

The Guardian:

Baron Briggs

The Star:

Baron Briggs

D Express:

Heritier De Sivola

Daily Record:

Heritier De Sivola