16:55 Plumpton Sun 13 May 2018

  • Bluebell Vineyard Handicap Chase (Class 5)
  • 3m 1f 152y, Good (Good to Firm in Places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£3,314.002nd£973.003rd£487.004th£450.005th£450.006th£450.007th£450.008th£450.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 48.25sOff time:16:56:47
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1
711-12OR: 97
12/1

Poor form over hurdles and quickly switched to fences, but couldn't improve for chasing at Warwick last time and a 5lb drop unlikely to make the difference.

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2
711-8OR: 93
11/4

Well-beaten on his last two starts despite attractive form figures. Yet to score over fences and only previous win came in February 2016; plenty to prove.

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3
1011-7OR: 92
22/1

First start since September/joining this yard. Minor claims on the best of his Irish form but not getting any younger and may need the run after the time off.

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4
811-4OR: 89C
5/1

Most recent chase win came off a higher mark than this at this course over shorter, but this longer trip shouldn't be an issue and he has to be considered.

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5
811-3OR: 88
11/1

Not the most prolific of winners over hurdles but not disgraced on chase debut last time out, and better ground here should be fine for him.

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6
1010-8OR: 79CD
7/1

Third of just five at Fontwell last time out and down just 1lb from that 13L defeat. C&D winning form but needs to bounce back to get involved.

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7
1110-7OR: 78BFCD
11/4

Clearly not his running when beaten a long-timer out at 11/10 at this course last time out over hurdles. Back over fences and holds claims if bouncing back.

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8
810-6OR: 77
8/1

0-10 under rules and much more needed than when pulling-up here last time out on his first run for a year.

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9
1310-0OR: 67CD
33/1

Failed to complete in his last five starts so impossible to fancy from out of the handicap and looking a long way past his best.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Royals And Rebels712-413/8
T: C J MannJ: G Sheehan

Betting

Forecast

King Cool (11/4), Roparta Avenue (11/4), Remember Forever (5/1), Flugzeug (7/1), King Charlie (8/1), Hill Fort (11/1), I Am Sam (12/1), Massinis Adventure (22/1), Charming Lad (33/1)

Verdict

Hill Fort ran okay on chase debut last time out and could easily build on that, while Roporta Avenue hold claims if bouncing back from a disappointing effort last time out. However, preference is for REMEMBER FOREVER, who won here back in April 2017 off a higher mark than this, and though not at that level since, the return to this track may help.
  1. Remember Forever
  2. Hill Fort
  3. Roparta Avenue

Video Replay

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T: Dr R D P Newland

Frodon

F: 21350-1

T: P F Nicholls

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