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  • Date: 12 January 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Sixt Car Hire Handicap Chase (3) (Class 3)

  • Distance: 1m 7f 36y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £12,200
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Improved plenty on his hurdles form right away when making an impressive winning start over fences in a 2m Chepstow handicap (heavy) 53 days ago. Open to improvement and clearly a big player.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/11/20 Chepstow 1/9 Chase 2m 11y Heavy 11st 8lbs Harry Skelton 19.4
22/10/20 Carlisle 5/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 8y Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 5.85
21/12/18 Ascot 9/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 152y Soft 11st 0lbs Harry Skelton 27.79
30/11/18 Newbury 4/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 18.23
10/03/18 Auteuil 2/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 8lbs -

Made light of 18-month absence to win 2 of his 3 starts over fences last season. Good efforts in defeat both starts this season and remains unexposed as a chaser.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/12/20 Wetherby 3/5 Chase 1m 7f 36y Heavy 10st 0lbs Brian Hughes 6.4
28/11/20 Newbury 2/7 Chase 2m 92y Good 10st 13lbs Nico de Boinville 13.35
26/01/20 Sedgefield 1/6 Chase 2m 77y Heavy 11st 4lbs Brian Hughes 6.4
15/11/19 Newcastle 3/3 Chase 2m 75y Heavy 11st 8lbs Brian Hughes 3.38
17/10/19 Carlisle 1/7 Chase 1m 7f 207y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Brian Hughes 24
11/04/18 Market Rasen 2/4 Hurdle 2m 148y Soft 11st 6lbs Henry Brooke 13.5
14/03/18 Cheltenham Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle 10/22 Hurdle 2m 87y Soft 10st 13lbs Danny Cook 15.13
04/02/18 Musselburgh 3/5 Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Soft 11st 0lbs Danny Cook 38.46
23/08/17 Saint-Malo 1/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 200y Good 11st 1lbs Wilfried Lajon -
05/06/17 Saint-Malo 1/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 200y Good 10st 8lbs Wilfried Lajon -
18/05/17 Vichy 6/11 Hurdle 2m 89y Soft 10st 8lbs Alban Desvaux -
19/04/17 Fontainebleau 5/8 Hurdle 2m 89y Soft 10st 6lbs Alban Desvaux -
20/11/16 Le Mans 9/15 Flat 1m 1f 153y Soft 8st 11lbs Jerome Claudic -

Ex-French recruit who failed to win during his time with Paul Nicholls but it's really clicked for new yard, winning 2m handicap chases in the mud at Hexham/Newbury. Had a spin on the AW recently.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/01/21 Newcastle 5/8 Bumper 2m 56y Std/Slow h 11st 5lbs Nathan Moscrop 1.87
16/12/20 Newbury 1/7 Chase 2m 92y Soft h 11st 11lbs Nathan Moscrop 3.91
06/11/20 Hexham 1/5 Chase 1m 7f 133y Heavy h 11st 5lbs Nathan Moscrop 13
25/10/20 Hexham -/10 Chase 1m 7f 133y Heavy h 11st 12lbs Nathan Moscrop 6.43
02/10/20 Hexham 4/7 Chase 1m 7f 133y Gd/Sft h 12st 0lbs Nathan Moscrop 11.17
11/01/20 Kempton Park 4/8 Chase 2m 4f 110y Gd/Sft h 10st 9lbs Harry Cobden 6.6
11/11/19 Kempton Park 5/13 Chase 2m 2f Gd/Sft h 11st 8lbs Harry Cobden 7.6
06/05/19 Kempton Park 2/3 Chase 2m 4f 110y Good h 10st 12lbs Harry Cobden 2.89
09/04/19 Exeter 2/6 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft h 11st 11lbs Harry Cobden 12
26/11/18 Kempton Park 7/7 Hurdle 2m Good h 11st 12lbs Lorcan Williams 11.5
23/04/18 Newton Abbot 2/9 Hurdle 2m 167y Soft h 11st 1lbs Harry Cobden 2.25
17/03/18 Kempton Park 4/8 Hurdle 2m Soft H 10st 13lbs Harry Cobden 7.2
17/02/18 Wincanton 2/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft H 10st 13lbs Harry Cobden 1.93
02/05/17 Compiegne 1/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 200y Soft 10st 6lbs -
08/04/17 Auteuil -/14 Hurdle 1m 6f 201y Soft 10st 6lbs 10.5

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser in France, winning claiming hurdle on final start there in October. Left debut for this yard well behind when good second at Wetherby 2 weeks ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/12/20 Wetherby 2/5 Chase 1m 7f 36y Heavy H 9st 13lbs Miss Becky Smith 27.68
13/12/20 Carlisle -/7 Chase 2m 4f 198y Heavy H 11st 10lbs Miss Becky Smith 21.99
01/10/20 Auteuil 1/12 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft B 11st 4lbs Nathalie Desoutter 7.4
16/09/20 Auteuil 7/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Soft 10st 12lbs Wilfrid Denuault 65.32
14/05/20 Angers -/16 Chase 2m 2f 196y Soft 0 11st 7lbs Charlotte Prichard -
15/12/19 Pau 5/7 Chase 2m 3f 194y Heavy 0 10st 12lbs Esteban Metivier 15
07/12/19 Pau -/7 Hurdle 2m 2f 196y Soft 0 11st 0lbs James Reveley 8.2
16/11/19 Auteuil 3/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Heavy 0 11st 3lbs Kevin Nabet 17.78
03/11/19 Auteuil -/15 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Heavy 0 11st 3lbs Geoffrey Re 15.67
14/06/19 Auteuil 4/11 Chase 2m 5f 192y Soft 0 10st 12lbs Geoffrey Re 11.5
19/05/19 Auteuil 12/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Soft 0 11st 0lbs James Reveley 5.02
21/04/19 Auteuil 1/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Soft 0 11st 3lbs James Reveley 3.58
09/03/19 Auteuil 1/10 Chase 2m 2f 86y Gd/Sft 0 11st 0lbs James Reveley 4.28
17/02/19 Angers -/11 Chase 2m 2f 196y Soft 0 11st 2lbs Wilfrid Denuault -
13/01/19 Pau 2/9 Chase 2m 3f 85y Gd/Sft 0 10st 10lbs 4.2
11/12/18 Pau 2/11 Chase 2m 198y Soft 0 10st 7lbs 6.4
25/11/18 Auteuil 8/12 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Heavy 10st 6lbs 9
11/11/18 Auteuil 6/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Soft 10st 3lbs 5.32
25/10/18 Auteuil 3/15 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft 10st 3lbs 9.86
04/10/18 Auteuil 9/13 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft 10st 3lbs 5.09
24/11/17 Compiegne 5/7 Hurdle 2m 198y Heavy 10st 6lbs Johnny Charron -

Winner of all 3 completed starts in this sphere last season, seeing off 8 rivals in 16.4f Newbury handicap in February. Let down by jumping on return but remains open to improvement over fences.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/12/20 Doncaster -/8 Chase 2m 78y Soft 11st 9lbs Sean Bowen 8.3
28/02/20 Newbury 1/9 Chase 2m 92y Soft 11st 10lbs Liam Treadwell 4.82
18/01/20 Haydock Park 1/10 Chase 2m 67y Soft 11st 5lbs Liam Treadwell 4.11
19/12/19 Hereford 1/8 Chase 2m 8y Heavy 11st 8lbs Liam Treadwell 5.8
30/11/19 Bangor-On-Dee -/5 Chase 2m 4f 72y Heavy 11st 2lbs Liam Treadwell 60.97
20/03/19 Chepstow 4/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 11lbs James Bowen 16
16/02/19 Ascot 12/16 Hurdle 2m 7f 118y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Lee Edwards 65
05/12/18 Haydock Park 5/10 Hurdle 2m 2f 191y Heavy 11st 2lbs Richard Johnson 6
14/04/18 Chepstow 1/8 Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy 11st 6lbs Lee Edwards 2.26
02/02/18 Chepstow 1/10 Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy 11st 3lbs Lee Edwards 17.56
03/01/18 Ludlow 12/15 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Heavy 11st 6lbs Lee Edwards 33.39
27/12/16 Chepstow 4/11 Bumper 2m 11y Soft 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 73.98
14/06/16 Stratford-On-Avon 3/11 Bumper 2m 70y Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs Harry Skelton 16

Better than ever over fences when scoring at Ayr in October but never able to get in a blow at Ascot and Cheltenham since.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/12/20 Cheltenham -/17 Chase 2m 4f 127y Soft b 11st 0lbs C. Brassil 174.47
21/11/20 Ascot 6/8 Chase 2m 167y Gd/Sft + 10st 12lbs K. Brogan 14.82
31/10/20 Ayr 1/8 Chase 2m 110y Heavy + 11st 12lbs K. Brogan 5.7
17/10/20 Market Rasen 9/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 139y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Theo Gillard 34
14/03/20 Kempton Park 2/20 Chase 2m 4f 110y Gd/Sft + 11st 7lbs A. P. Heskin 12
07/03/20 Ayr 1/6 Chase 2m 110y Heavy + 11st 12lbs A. P. Heskin 4.6
26/12/19 Leopardstown 1/16 Chase 2m 1f Soft + 10st 13lbs A. P. Heskin 34
17/11/19 Cork 3/9 Chase 2m 160y Soft b 10st 8lbs D. J. McInerney 25
07/11/19 Thurles 9/12 Chase 2m 2f Soft z 11st 13lbs R. A. Doyle 32
12/04/19 Ayr 8/13 Chase 2m 4f 110y Gd/Frm v 10st 4lbs Danny McMenamin 18.5
05/04/19 Wexford 8/13 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Soft v 11st 12lbs C. Brassil 63.64
14/03/19 Cheltenham Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir -/23 Chase 3m 2f Gd/Sft v 11st 1lbs Mr J. C. Barry 362.59
20/02/19 Punchestown 5/13 Hurdle 3m Gd/Sft v 10st 3lbs C. P. McNamara 34.03
06/01/19 Naas 6/7 Chase 2m Gd/Sft 11st 11lbs Mr L. P. Gilligan 12.68
27/12/18 Leopardstown -/27 Chase 3m 100y Good b 10st 7lbs R. C. Colgan 186.13
08/12/18 Navan 11/17 Chase 2m 4f Gd/Sft z 10st 11lbs Mr L. P. Gilligan 17.5
24/11/18 Gowran Park 1/6 Chase 2m 4f Gd/Sft z 11st 1lbs Mr L. P. Gilligan 10.17
18/11/18 Punchestown 4/13 Chase 2m 6f 140y Good z 11st 7lbs Roger Loughran 26.66
02/11/18 Down Royal 3/6 Chase 2m 100y Good z 11st 10lbs Roger Loughran 18.06
23/09/18 Navan -/12 Chase 2m 4f Good z 11st 10lbs M. P. Walsh 16.18
05/08/18 Galway 7/16 Chase 2m 2f 54y Good + 10st 11lbs Roger Loughran 65.55

Lightly-raced chaser who scored in a maiden at Ludlow last season and only just denied in handicap at Chepstow on reappearance. Let down by jumping at Newbury since.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/11/20 Newbury 7/8 Chase 2m 92y Good z 11st 8lbs Danny Cook 10.92
09/11/20 Chepstow 2/9 Chase 2m 11y Gd/Sft z 11st 8lbs Richard Johnson 19
09/03/20 Stratford-On-Avon 3/4 Chase 2m 4f 205y Heavy z 11st 4lbs Jamie Moore 14.27
05/02/20 Ludlow 1/5 Chase 1m 7f 212y Soft z 11st 2lbs Jamie Moore 32
01/11/19 Uttoxeter -/6 Chase 1m 7f 214y Soft 11st 2lbs Jamie Moore 72.97
06/04/19 Chepstow 5/16 Bumper 2m 11y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Richard Patrick 8.98
26/02/19 Ffos Las 10/16 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Soft 11st 2lbs Jamie Moore 25.16
27/12/18 Chepstow 3/8 Bumper 2m 11y Soft 11st 0lbs Jamie Moore 13.76

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

ECLAIR D'AINAY improved markedly on his hurdles form when making a winning chase bow in good style at Chepstow, jumping superbly from the front, and is taken to defy a 14 lb rise with further improvement forthcoming. Sao is finally revealing his true potential and rates the main threat ahead of Billingsley.

Betting Forecast

13/8 Eclair D'ainay (Fr), 7/1 The King Of May (Fr), 5/1 Sao (Fr), 8/1 Eragone (Fr), 7/1 Billingsley (Ire), 16/1 Drumconnor Lad (Ire), 16/1 Financier
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