June 04 / 14.15 Southwell

14.15

Good

Prestige Safety ‘Your Trusted Safety Partner’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Prestige Safety ‘Your Trusted Safety Partner’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.20
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 123/6- D

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Quite a useful staying handicapper on the Flat; won a Sedgefield novice on hurdle debut in November 2022 (2m, soft) and fair efforts next twice; well beaten on the Flat recently, but quite interesting on first run over fences.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(1)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Legendary Day

9st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Two-time course winner who finished fourth (off 2lb higher) in this contest 12 months ago; however, holds weak claims on 2024 Flat form and his recent chase win came off an ordinary mark (disappointing in same sphere four days later).

14/1

4th

5

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Legendary Day

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

didn't jump well, towards rear, mistake 3rd, pecked on landing 7th

3/1

1st

5

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Legendary Day

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Quite a useful staying handicapper on the Flat; won a Sedgefield novice on hurdle debut in November 2022 (2m, soft) and fair efforts next twice; well beaten on the Flat recently, but quite interesting on first run over fences.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £9.10

Form: P/207-

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Ex-French; rather patchy form over hurdles (second of four over 2m2f at Fontwell in September); well beaten on chase debut; bit to prove.
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1st

3

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:30 Newton Abbot

Icare Grandchamp

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Ex-French; up and down over hurdles and his chase debut was modest, but he sprung back into life when second of 14 at Southwell (2m, good) and that performance suggests today's return to further will benefit.

7/1

2nd

9

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Icare Grandchamp

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Ex-French; rather patchy form over hurdles (second of four over 2m2f at Fontwell in September); well beaten on chase debut; bit to prove.

20/1

7th

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Icare Grandchamp

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Moore

Mixed form over hurdles in Britain and well beaten latest; however, he was second of four at Fontwell two starts ago and perhaps the switch to fences will help this 5yo tap back into the promise he showed over hurdles in France in March 2022; Gary Moore has won two of the last three runnings.

7/1

OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 246-42 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner; won a Roscommon beginners chase in August 2022 (2m, soft) but failed to finish in two novice hunter chases in Britain last year; has run creditably over hurdles with a visor (on here) on last two starts (2m, good/soft); quite interesting back over fences.
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3rd

3

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Homme Dun Soir

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

Dual hurdle winner; won a Roscommon beginners chase in August 2022 (2m, soft) but failed to finish in two novice hunter chases in Britain last year; has run creditably over hurdles with a visor (on here) on last two starts (2m, good/soft); quite interesting back over fences.

12/1

2nd

1

26th May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Homme Dun Soir

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

0-6 for current stable since December but gave good account when fourth in first-time visor at Warwick (2m, good; just behind Kado De Joie) three weeks ago; has the services of Sean Bowen again today and remains on a good mark; should cope if the ground remains soft; shortlisted.

4/1

2nd

1

26th May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Homme Dun Soir

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

0-6 for current stable since December but gave good account when fourth in first-time visor at Warwick (2m, good; just behind Kado De Joie) three weeks ago; has the services of Sean Bowen again today and remains on a good mark; should cope if the ground remains soft; shortlisted.

4/1

Form: 1331-3 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Veteran; suited by good ground and Warwick winner off 3lb lower in April (2m, good); bit disappointing when a well-beaten third on softer ground at Bangor last time; could bounce back.
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5th

3

9th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

18:35 Uttoxeter

Abaya Du Mathan

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Hanmer

Long in the tooth now but has won twice since joining Gary Hanmer in the autumn; no match for Neigh Botha when second at Southwell (2m, good) last month but that was still a good effort and he's 8lb better off here.

8/1

2nd

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:15 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

11st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent, went second 10th, pressed leader 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, soon outpaced, no match for winner

4/1

4th

12

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran; suited by good ground and Warwick winner off 3lb lower in April (2m, good); bit disappointing when a well-beaten third on softer ground at Bangor last time; could bounce back.

10/1

Form: 1345-7

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Three chase wins, all on good ground, the latest off 3lb higher at Plumpton last November (2m1f, good); well beaten on last three starts (soft/good to soft) but should fare better back on decent ground.
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7th

4

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

16:20 Cartmel

Post No Bills

11st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ryan Potter

Won handicap chase over 2m5f here last May (good) and a four-runner Plumpton novice handicap chase in September (good); not so good this year, but 5lb lower than last winning mark; needs to bounce back.

8/1

5th

6

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Post No Bills

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Three chase wins, all on good ground, the latest off 3lb higher at Plumpton last November (2m1f, good); well beaten on last three starts (soft/good to soft) but should fare better back on decent ground.

20/1

Form: 631-34 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won a handicap at Market Rasen off 5lb lower in April (2m1f, good to soft) but hasn't run quite as well since; good ground no problem so not out of it.
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7th

4

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Worcester

Texard

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Now only 2lb higher than when winning easily by 21l at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) in April but recent efforts have been underwhelming and others have more persuasive profiles.

25/1

6th

8

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Texard

11st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Won a handicap at Market Rasen off 5lb lower in April (2m1f, good to soft) but hasn't run quite as well since; good ground no problem so not out of it.

14/1

4th

3

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

15:28 Market Rasen

Texard

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Returned to some form this spring, notably with an emphatic win over 2m1f (good to soft) at this venue; ran respectably from the front off the 10lb rise when third at Uttoxeter (2m5f, soft) this month, when not quite lasting home, and he is considered back in trip, particularly if the ground isn't soft.

4/1

Form: 5253-6 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Experienced chaser; ideally suited by 2m on good ground; beaten a short head at Newton Abbot last September and now 8lb lower; an interesting contender (will come on for latest run after a break).
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7th

7

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Romanor

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Experienced chaser; ideally suited by 2m on good ground; beaten a short head at Newton Abbot last September and now 8lb lower; an interesting contender (will come on for latest run after a break).

16/1

6th

7

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Romanor

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Should get some pace to come off, and both mark (5lb below his last winning one) and ground are perfect; absence since October is a concern, however, given all ten wins have come after breaks of six weeks or fewer.

10/1

6th

7

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Romanor

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Should get some pace to come off, and both mark (5lb below his last winning one) and ground are perfect; absence since October is a concern, however, given all ten wins have come after breaks of six weeks or fewer.

10/1

Form: /522-4

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in maiden/novice hurdles in February/March (2m, soft) but not so good stepped up in trip on quicker ground at Kempton last time; quite interesting now going chasing (finished fourth in three Irish points in 2022).
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8th

2

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Isocrate

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Runner-up in maiden/novice hurdles in February/March (2m, soft) but not so good stepped up in trip on quicker ground at Kempton last time; quite interesting now going chasing (finished fourth in three Irish points in 2022).

17/2

4th

6

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton

Isocrate

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

7/2

4th

6

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton

Isocrate

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Ran well to be fifth in a good bumper; has just missed out over hurdles at Sandown and Exeter (soft for both at about 2m) but clearly up to winning a race of this nature; should have no trouble in staying.

7/2

Form: 68229-

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Yet to win over jumps; runner-up in two small-field handicap hurdles here in February/March; bit to prove now going over fences for the first time (ordinary efforts in two Irish points in 2023).
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6th

4

21st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:10 Market Rasen

We Got Your Back

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

The ground was soft/heavy when twice runner-up over hurdles earlier this year; drier ground is looking an issue, though last two defeats were over fences.

14/1

6th

6

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:15 Southwell

We Got Your Back

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

9th

13

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

We Got Your Back

10st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Yet to win over jumps; runner-up in two small-field handicap hurdles here in February/March; bit to prove now going over fences for the first time (ordinary efforts in two Irish points in 2023).

16/1

Form: 11P11- C

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Ex-Oliver Sherwood; has won four of his five races over fences, the last two over 2m4f here on good ground last autumn (struggled home last time); up 23lb in all (just 1lb higher than for last win); obvious contender, but drop in trip a slight concern (has won at 3m).
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10th

10

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Mystic Man

11st 5lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Oliver Sherwood; has won four of his five races over fences, the last two over 2m4f here on good ground last autumn (struggled home last time); up 23lb in all (just 1lb higher than for last win); obvious contender, but drop in trip a slight concern (has won at 3m).

3/1

1st

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Mystic Man

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Derham

Launched chasing career with two wins for Oliver Sherwood in the spring and bounced back from a lesser effort when making all to score by just over 7l over C&D (good; cheekpieces refitted) on last month's stable debut; latest 11lb rise asks a question of him but he's probably still on the upgrade.

5/4

Form: /2465- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Seems to go well fresh and has finished runner-up here on his seasonal reappearance for the past two years, in 2023 going down by 6.5l off a 7lb higher mark in a C&D handicap chase (good); hasn't run as well since.
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1st

6

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Worcester

Sea Prince

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

prominent, not fluent and jockey lost iron briefly 2nd, led with one circuit to go

12/1

1

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Sea Prince

12st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Seems to go well fresh and has finished runner-up here on his seasonal reappearance for the past two years, in 2023 going down by 6.5l off a 7lb higher mark in a C&D handicap chase (good); hasn't run as well since.

12/1

Form: 3135-3 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won Catterick handicap on chase debut in February and fair efforts since, last time third off this mark at Hexham (2m, good); considered.
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4

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Chase A Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Won Catterick handicap on chase debut in February and fair efforts since, last time third off this mark at Hexham (2m, good); considered.

7/1

3rd

3

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Chase A Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

disputed lead early, prominent before 2nd, led 5th

7/1

3rd

3

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Chase A Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

disputed lead early, prominent before 2nd, led 5th

7/1

Form: B7F/P4

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Irish raider; yet to win over jumps; 16l fourth when 33-1 for a Limerick handicap chase latest (2m1f, good to yielding); needs to improve.
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9th

5

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 70y

15:03 Tipperary

Brown Monday

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Is 0-13 under rules; finished 16l fourth when 33-1 for a Limerick handicap chase on latest Irish start; pulled up at Southwell on latest; not one of the more obvious contenders.

20/1

11

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Brown Monday

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Irish raider; yet to win over jumps; 16l fourth when 33-1 for a Limerick handicap chase latest (2m1f, good to yielding); needs to improve.

14/1

4th

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:25 Limerick

Brown Monday

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4 out

25/1

Form: /P34-1

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Fourth to Abaya Du Mathan (same terms) after a break at Warwick in April (2m, good) before getting off the mark over fences when winning narrowly at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, good); first-time tongue-tie he wore that day is retained; up 4lb; chance.
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6th

7

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:05 Worcester

Tropical Talent

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Not bred for fences but delivered on earlier chasing promise when when clinging on narrowly at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last month; unlucky to come to grief a fortnight ago and remains very much of interest.

9/2

14

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Tropical Talent

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fourth to Abaya Du Mathan (same terms) after a break at Warwick in April (2m, good) before getting off the mark over fences when winning narrowly at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, good); first-time tongue-tie he wore that day is retained; up 4lb; chance.

5/1

1st

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Tropical Talent

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-David Elsworth and then Sylvester Kirk; fared okay on chasing debut at Newcastle (third, beaten 12.5l by Six One Nine) in December, and also a creditable fourth at Warwick (2m, good; beaten 4.25l) a fortnight ago; still low mileage, so can't be discounted in this newly applied tongue-tie.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £433.00
Straight Forecast £285.82
Tricast £2892.71
Trifecta £2808.40

Selections

The Times:

Mystic Man

WEST COUNTRY:

Isocrate

The Guardian:

Tropical Talent

TOPSPEED:

Abaya Du Mathan

RP RATINGS:

Sea Prince

SPOTLIGHT:

Romanor

D Express:

Isocrate

The Star:

Tropical Talent

Telegraph:

Mystic Man

Daily Mail:

Mystic Man

Daily Mirror:

Mystic Man

The Sun:

Mystic Man

Daily Record:

Mystic Man

POSTDATA:

Abaya Du Mathan