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Charlie Hall Chase: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Ahoy Senor
Ahoy Senor a big player in the Charlie Hall Chase

"Exciting prospect who looks the one to beat..."

Timeform on Ahoy Senor

Timeform bring you their runner-by-runner guide and 1-2-3 verdict for the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday.

Charlie Hall Chase
15:35 Wetherby, Saturday
Live on ITV

1. Eldorado Allen (Joe Tizzard/Brendan Powell)
High-class chaser who made a winning reappearance in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter last term and also bagged the Grade 2 Denman Chase at Newbury. Finished the season on a low note but has a good record when fresh and remains unexposed at three miles. Much respected on his reappearance.


2. Paint The Dream (Fergal O'Brien/Connor Brace)
Made up into a very smart chaser last season, taking the Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury, and shaped as if retaining all of his ability when third of four in a handicap at Chepstow 21 days ago, still close up when blundering and struck into himself five out. It is encouraging he is turned out relatively quickly but this demands more.

3. Sam Brown (Anthony Honeyball/Aidan Coleman)
Lightly-raced 10-year-old who signed off last term with a career-best win in a handicap chase over 25 furlongs at Aintree in April. He has gone well off a break before so can't be dismissed, but you would like to see more ease in the ground for him to trouble these.

4. Ahoy Senor (Lucinda Russell/Derek Fox)
Enjoyed a fine first season over fences when a three-time winner, emphatically landing Grade 1 Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree (25f) on his final run. He had Bravemansgame in behind him on that occasion and this C&D scorer has the scope for plenty more progress this season. Exciting prospect who looks the one to beat.

5. Bravemansgame (Paul Nicholls/Harry Cobden)
Looked a natural over fences last season when going when making it four from four in a Newbury novices' handicap in February, but he came in a well-held last of four to Ahoy Senor in Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree on his final run. That clearly wasn't his proper running and he has undergone another breathing operation since. Remains with potential and is very much in the mix.

6. Secret Investor (Paul Nicholls/Bryony Frost)
Very smart chaser at his best, but he has been off the track for 20 months since landing the Denman Chase at Newbury in February last year and this looks a tough task on his return. Others are preferred on this occasion.

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Timeform's Analyst Verdict

AHOY SENOR enjoyed a fine first season over fences and looks every inch the sort to go on again this term so rates a confident choice to make a winning return and enhance his Gold Cup claims come March. Bravemansgame wasn't at his best when well held behind Lucinda Russell's exciting prospect at Aintree in April but has similar form and can have a say on the back of a wind op. Eldorado Allen also has the form to play a part and looks the pick of the rest in a fascinating Charlie Hall.

1. Ahoy Senor
2. Bravemansgame
3. Eldorado Allen

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