15:00 Warwick

Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Agetur UK Ltd Classic Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 5f 54y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 7m 40.56s
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Horse silk
Corach Rambler36
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12| J: D R Fox| T: Miss Lucinda V Russell| OR:  142
11/2
Successful pointer and highly-progressive under Rules, winning novice handicaps at Aintree/Cheltenham with more in hand than bare margin suggests. Big shout if inexperience doesn't hold him back.
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2
Horse silk
The Hollow Gingep49
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-11| J: Sam Twiston-Davies| T: N A Twiston-Davies| OR:  141WS
22/1
Back to form when just denied at Cheltenham on return and didn't run as badly as form suggests in Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury next time. However, ran no sort of race in this last year.
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3
Horse silk
Notachancev128
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-9| J: Tom Cannon| T: A King| OR:  139| CD
14/1
Looked a staying chaser on the up when beating Achille by ½ length in this last year off this mark. Pulled up next 3 starts but hinted at a revival in the Tommy Whittle at Haydock. Visor fitted.
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4
Horse silk
Achillep19
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-8| J: Charlie Deutsch| T: Miss V Williams| OR:  138
11/1
Shaped like a well-handicapped horse for much of way when fifth of 21 in Becher at Aintree on return. Built on that when good fourth in Welsh National at Chepstow and needs considering eased 3 lb.
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5
Horse silk
Minella Encoreb,t40
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-7| J: Charlie Hammond| T: Dr R D P Newland| OR:  137
20/1
Arguably fortunate when opening account over fences in eventful Fakenham handicap on return. Struggled at Cheltenham next time but quickly back on track when ready winner at Ludlow in this headgear.
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6
Horse silk
Jerrysback28
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-6| J: Aidan Coleman| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  136
22/1
Low-mileage 10-y-o who is often let down by jumping. Went in snatches when third at Ascot 4 weeks ago and others more convincing.
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7
Horse silk
Chirico Vallist98
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-5| J: R P McLernon| T: N P Mulholland| OR:  135
33/1
Dual hurdle winner last season and put previous efforts in this sphere behind him when scoring by a narrow margin at Chepstow in October. Remains unexposed as a stayer so not taken lightly.
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8
Horse silk
Padleyourowncanoe28
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  135
15/2
Useful chaser for Colin Tizzard and made positive start for this yard after 15 months off when third in handicap hurdle at Haydock 4 weeks ago. Entitled to come on for that so respected back chasing.
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9
Horse silk
Eclair Surf42
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3| J: Thomas Bellamy| T: Miss E C Lavelle| OR:  133
11/1
Quickly made up into a useful chaser, winning twice in the mud last term. Jumping has rather let him down this season, going well when bad mistake 5 out at Chepstow 6 weeks ago. Longer trip may help.
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10
Horse silk
Head To The Stars24
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-3| J: H F Nugent(5)| T: H D Daly| OR:  133
50/1
Has an all-or-nothing profile but strung 2 good efforts together for the first time in a while as he registered a third win at Ludlow last month. Still needs treating with caution, however.
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11
Horse silk
Gericault Roque17
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3| J: T Scudamore| T: D Pipe| OR:  133
7/2
Dual hurdles winner who's taken very well to chasing, improving again when second at Newbury 17 days ago, pulling clear with another progressive sort. Likely more to come up in trip again.
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12
Horse silk
Grace A Vous Enki52
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-1| J: Bryony Frost| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  131| BF
12/1
Useful French chaser who was picked up for a six-figure sum. Clear promise over hurdles for new yard this season and is an interesting contender back over fences for yard that has won this 3 times.
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13
Horse silk
No Rematch30
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-9| J: Adam Wedge| T: Evan Williams| OR:  125
12/1
Justified support in making a winning start in this sphere after a year off at Chepstow in February. Shaped much better than the bare result 10 months on at Exeter and bold show expected now.
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14
Horse silk
Captain Tommy14
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-4| J: P J Brennan| T: D G Bridgwater| OR:  120
12/1
Gained breakthrough success over fences on debut for this yard at Uttoxeter. Back below that winning mark and catching the eye again of late, departed through no fault of his own at Cheltenham latest.
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15
Horse silk
Game Lineb13
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0| J: Ben Jones| T: P Bowen| OR:  116| D
28/1
Much improved for this yard, bagging third win at Fakenham in May. Good third in Sussex National at Plumpton 2 weeks ago but was beaten around 10 lengths and this much more competitive.
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Forecasts

Gericault Roque (7/2), Corach Rambler (11/2), Padleyourowncanoe (15/2), Eclair Surf (11/1), Achille (11/1), Captain Tommy (12/1), No Rematch (12/1), Grace A Vous Enki (12/1), Notachance (14/1), Minella Encore (20/1), Jerrysback (22/1), The Hollow Ginge (22/1), Game Line (28/1), Chirico Vallis (33/1), Head To The Stars (50/1)

Verdict

A good mix of progressive and seasoned staying chasers. GERICAULT ROQUE fits into the former category and he looks tailor-made for this test judged on his excellent effort at Newbury. Corach Rambler is another who is firmly on the upgrade, while Notachance and Achille had an epic battle when first and second in this last year and could well figure again off the same marks.

  1. GERICAULT ROQUE (FR)
  2. CORACH RAMBLER (IRE)
  3. NOTACHANCE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Notachance
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 7
7/2

Prize Money

1st: £56,950.002nd: £21,370.003rd: £10,700.004th: £5,330.005th: £2,680.006th: £1,340.00

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