April 19 / 14.00 Fontwell

14.00

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 5f 135y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 583331 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Four course runs and has won two of them, most recently when forging clear in his first chase here, over 2m2f (heavy) three weeks ago; back up 5lb but not weighted out of it on his form off this mark at Wincanton (2m4f, good) last spring; seriously competitive.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Dreaming Blue

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right throughout, prominent, led 4th, jumped badly right from 8th, went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Dreaming Blue

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right throughout, prominent, led 4th, jumped badly right from 8th, went clear run-in, comfortably

3/1

7/2

  • Place: £3.80

Form: -22884

Last run: 202 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Had some good results in hunter chases last spring (about 2m4f; good to soft and good); hasn't found it easy in handicaps for current yard but has been running in a higher grade and wasn't far away when last seen at Market Rasen in September; considered despite having fitness to prove.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:07 Perth

Fix At All

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent

100/30

1st

1

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:05 Hereford

Fix At All

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hunter chase winner last spring; 0-5 since joining current stable but returned from break with pretty good second at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month and remains on a good mark; won on heavy ground in France but best British form is on good/good to soft.

6/1

1st

1

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:05 Hereford

Fix At All

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hunter chase winner last spring; 0-5 since joining current stable but returned from break with pretty good second at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month and remains on a good mark; won on heavy ground in France but best British form is on good/good to soft.

6/1

Form: 549581

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Struggled with testing going in points, where two wins came on good to firm and good to soft, but he handled heavy ground better than any in a recent slugfest on handicap debut at Exeter (2m3f); needs to show how that hard race has affected him and he now wears cheekpieces but he does have potential even allowing for the 10lb rise.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Joe Cotton

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Kept on dourly to win by 22l on chasing debut at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) in March and also ran well when third in better race than this here (2m5f, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; looks well worth a crack at today's trip and probably still has potential over fences; good chance.

11/4

4th

3

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Joe Cotton

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Kept on dourly to win by 22l on chasing debut at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) in March and also ran well when third in better race than this here (2m5f, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; looks well worth a crack at today's trip and probably still has potential over fences; good chance.

11/4

3rd

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Joe Cotton

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

prominent, went second but jumped right from 8th, lost second when weakened run-in

7/4

Form: -73415 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Two wins from five chase starts here; below best at Haydock latest but that might have come too soon following his 3m2f win here last month; has won on good ground but prefers good to soft or slower and this might not be enough of a test for him.
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Verdict Starting price

10

15th May 2024

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

16:30 Ffos Las

Tip Top Mountain

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Good strike-rate of 7-19 over fences but he's been well below form in both runs since his last win at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy) in March; has quite a bit to prove again at this new trip but seems ideally suited by testing ground.

14/1

10

15th May 2024

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

16:30 Ffos Las

Tip Top Mountain

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Good strike-rate of 7-19 over fences but he's been well below form in both runs since his last win at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy) in March; has quite a bit to prove again at this new trip but seems ideally suited by testing ground.

14/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Tip Top Mountain

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

jumped right on occasions, prominent, weakened gradually from 3 out

8/1

Form: -521PP CD

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Successful chase debut over C&D (good) last August but has gone into reverse in two starts since, pulled up each time; has it to prove on first run since November.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Tango Echo Charlie

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in rear, weakened gradually from 3 out

25/1

5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Tango Echo Charlie

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in rear, weakened gradually from 3 out

25/1

0

3

8th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Tango Echo Charlie

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

The only one of these with chasing experience, winning on his debut over fences at Fontwell in August; something seemingly amiss when pulled up at Southwell last month; vulnerable to unexposed types.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -4154P C BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Has won a 3m hurdle but chase win came over 2m3f here (heavy; acts on good); no great progress since that November win and his lack of fluency contributed to him being pulled up some way out at Ludlow last time; chancy.
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Verdict Starting price

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Hardy Fella

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

jumped right on occasions, led, prominent when headed 4th, lost position when bad mistake 8th, mistake 12th, soon pulled up

6/1

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Hardy Fella

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

jumped right on occasions, led, prominent when headed 4th, lost position when bad mistake 8th, mistake 12th, soon pulled up

6/1

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:15 Ludlow

Hardy Fella

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won a 3m handicap hurdle here last April off 8lb lower; had some luck on his side when scraping home at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) on second chase start and has been beaten fair and square in two subsequent runs (2m3f/2m5f); perhaps on a high mark but returning to further is well worth a shot.

4/1

Form: 34PP

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Modest point form; two quite encouraging hurdle runs for new yard but he let favourite backers down on his handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) and 3m on heavy ground was no good to him next time, either; now tongue tied but he goes chasing with a query against him.
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Verdict Starting price

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Ticking Tom Bomb

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right throughout, held up in rear, detached from 4th, pulled up before 7th

20/1

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Ticking Tom Bomb

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right throughout, held up in rear, detached from 4th, pulled up before 7th

20/1

4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Ticking Tom Bomb

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joe Tizzard

Showed some ability in soft-ground maidens over 1m7f/2m at this track and Cheltenham; flopped when favourite on handicap debut here (1m7f) on Boxing Day; there's been a big rethink on his trip and it will be interesting to see if his backers return.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £18.80
Straight Forecast £17.04
Trifecta £50.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dreaming Blue

The Guardian:

Joe Cotton

RP RATINGS:

Fix At All

POSTDATA:

Tip Top Mountain

Daily Mail:

Joe Cotton

D Express:

Joe Cotton

WEST COUNTRY:

Dreaming Blue

The Times:

Dreaming Blue

Telegraph:

Dreaming Blue

The Sun:

Dreaming Blue

The Star:

Dreaming Blue

Daily Record:

Dreaming Blue

TOPSPEED:

Fix At All

Daily Mirror:

Fix At All