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  • Date: 12 February 2024
  • Going: SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Jumping For Joy On Racing Tv Novices' Handicap Chase (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 3m 1f 54y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 4
  • Prize: £8,650
  • Race status: Weighed In

Fairly useful chaser at his best who capitalised on sliding mark in weak 4-runner affair over C&D on New Year's Day, his stamina coming to the fore as Ideal du Tabert faded. Wouldn't be an obvious follow-up candidate given balance of recent form, however.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/01/24 Catterick Bridge 1/4 Chase 3m 1f 54y Heavy 0 10st 12lbs Theo Gillard 2.98
13/12/23 Leicester 4/5 Chase 2m 4f 25y Heavy B 11st 1lbs Theo Gillard 8.89
29/11/23 Kelso 5/5 Chase 3m 2f 39y Heavy B 12st 0lbs Peter Kavanagh 5.28
04/11/23 Wetherby 6/9 Chase 3m 45y Heavy 0 11st 11lbs Theo Gillard 24.61
16/03/23 Hexham -/7 Chase 3m 7f 199y Heavy 0 12st 0lbs Brian Hughes 12.5
10/02/23 Bangor-On-Dee -/13 Chase 3m 5f 142y Gd/Sft 0 11st 11lbs Brian Hughes 7.77
25/01/23 Catterick Bridge 2/4 Chase 3m 1f 54y Soft 0 11st 1lbs Brian Hughes 3.71
30/12/22 Haydock Park 3/12 Chase 3m 4f 97y Soft 0 9st 13lbs Brian Hughes 4.84
03/12/22 Wetherby 2/7 Chase 3m 45y Soft 0 11st 8lbs Sean Quinlan 8.6
20/03/22 Downpatrick -/15 Chase 3m 4f 120y Good B 10st 4lbs S. D. Torrens 9.99
22/02/22 Navan 2/11 Chase 3m Heavy B 11st 2lbs S. Fitzgerald 6.81
09/02/22 Fairyhouse 4/15 Chase 2m 5f Soft B 10st 9lbs Denis O'Regan 5.08
15/01/22 Fairyhouse 2/15 Chase 2m 5f Soft 0 11st 5lbs Denis O'Regan 13.69
18/12/21 Navan 7/8 Chase 2m 4f Gd/Sft 0 11st 5lbs Denis O'Regan 550
05/12/21 Punchestown 10/15 Chase 2m 190y Gd/Sft 0 12st 0lbs B. Browne 1000
20/11/21 Gowran Park 11/18 Chase 2m 4f Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Denis O'Regan 1000
01/03/21 Punchestown 14/16 Hurdle 3m Heavy 0 10st 5lbs D. Robinson 38
19/01/21 Clonmel 3/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 50y Heavy 0 11st 6lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 18.5
31/12/20 Punchestown 9/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 120y Heavy 0 11st 2lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 17.22
08/12/20 Punchestown 12/13 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 0 11st 8lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 23
12/11/20 Clonmel 1/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 87y Heavy 0 11st 6lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 29.21

Off the mark at Newcastle in December. Improved when following up in 6-runner handicap chase at Wetherby (19.4f, heavy) on Boxing Day and wasn't disgraced in a stronger contest at the latter course 30 days ago behind Val Dancer. Big claims back in novice company.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/01/24 Wetherby 4/10 Chase 3m 45y Heavy + 11st 1lbs Ross Chapman 4.97
26/12/23 Wetherby 1/6 Chase 2m 3f 85y Heavy + 12st 0lbs Ross Chapman 2.86
14/12/23 Newcastle 1/4 Chase 2m 7f 91y Soft + 11st 12lbs Ross Chapman 1.69
23/11/23 Newcastle 2/8 Chase 2m 7f 91y Gd/Sft z 11st 13lbs Ross Chapman 4.76
26/10/23 Carlisle 4/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 8y Soft z 11st 0lbs Ross Chapman 5.43
07/05/22 Hexham 3/6 Chase 3m 41y Gd/Sft z 12st 0lbs Mr John Dawson 7.4
02/03/21 Catterick Bridge 6/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 66y Gd/Sft z 11st 2lbs John Kington 830
16/02/21 Catterick Bridge 5/8 Bumper 1m 7f 156y Heavy z 11st 2lbs John Kington 72.71

Matched previous form back down in trip when fourth of 13 in handicap chase at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) just over 3 weeks ago, possibly racing closer to pace than ideal. First-time headgear is applied and this Irish raider warrants plenty of respect.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/01/24 Thurles 4/13 Chase 2m 5f 132y Heavy 10st 9lbs Sean Flanagan 11.5
01/01/24 Catterick Bridge 2/4 Chase 3m 1f 54y Heavy 11st 11lbs J. Hogan 3.2
07/12/23 Clonmel 4/8 Chase 2m 180y Heavy 11st 12lbs J. W. Kennedy 12
26/11/23 Cork 4/14 Chase 2m 5f Soft 11st 12lbs J. S. McGarvey 32
25/09/23 Roscommon 4/6 Hurdle 3m 109y Soft 12st 0lbs M. P. Walsh 4.56
08/09/23 Kilbeggan 3/15 Hurdle 2m 3f Good 11st 4lbs B. W. Harvey 3.19
12/05/23 Kilbeggan 3/16 Hurdle 2m 3f Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Sean Flanagan 6.41
09/04/23 Fairyhouse 8/21 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs Keith Donoghue 8.54
06/03/23 Leopardstown 2/5 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Keith Donoghue 6.7
11/02/23 Naas 3/9 Hurdle 2m 3f Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Keith Donoghue 11.5

Justified good support in first-time cheekpieces when running out a convincing winner at Leicester (22.7f) in December and made light of an 8 lb rise as he followed up under hands-and-heels ride at Wetherby (3m) last month. Big shout in hat-trick bid.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/01/24 Wetherby 1/10 Chase 3m 45y Heavy 0 11st 6lbs Charlie Hammond 4
13/12/23 Leicester 1/6 Chase 2m 6f 151y Heavy 0 12st 0lbs Charlie Deutsch 3.3
09/11/23 Ludlow 3/7 Chase 2m 4f 11y Soft 10st 12lbs Charlie Deutsch 22.03
25/04/23 Ffos Las 6/9 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Alex Edwards 13.27
21/03/23 Plumpton 4/4 Hurdle 3m 217y Soft 12st 0lbs Alex Edwards 3.22
01/02/23 Leicester 4/6 Hurdle 2m 4f 110y Soft 11st 8lbs Alex Edwards 14.3
29/12/22 Doncaster 5/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs Alex Edwards 7.15
26/11/22 Bangor-On-Dee 1/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 123y Heavy 11st 0lbs Alex Edwards 7.2
05/11/22 Aintree 5/7 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Alex Edwards 38
11/05/22 Worcester 2/10 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 2lbs Alex Edwards 8.07

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

The hat-trick beckons for VAL DANCER, who was value for extra than the 2-length winning margin at Wetherby (hands-and-heels riding) and with that form proving strong, he can get the better of Tom Cody, who was a few places behind the selection last time but shaped as if still in good form.

Betting Forecast

9/4 Conquredalofeurope (Ire), 13/2 Tom Cody (Ire), 10/3 Ideal Du Tabert (Fr), 7/4 Val Dancer (Ire)
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