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  • Date: 15 January 2022
  • Going: SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Alder Demain & Akers Pms Oxford Edward Courage Cup Handicap Chase (2) (Class 2)

  • Distance: 2m 54y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 4
  • Prize: £30,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

Useful form for Paul Nicholls last term, but he broke a blood vessel on his debut for current yard and has been a below-par third both runs since over C&D and at Ascot. Has plenty to prove at present.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/12/21 Ascot 3/8 Chase 2m 167y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs Harry Skelton 64.03
13/11/21 Wetherby 3/3 Chase 1m 7f 36y Gd/Sft 11st 1lbs Lorcan Williams 7.63
29/10/21 Uttoxeter -/5 Chase 1m 7f 214y Soft 11st 7lbs Lorcan Williams 14.68
30/01/21 Doncaster -/4 Chase 2m 78y Soft z 11st 0lbs Harry Cobden 24.32
29/12/20 Doncaster 2/7 Chase 2m 78y Heavy z 11st 8lbs Lorcan Williams 16.5
12/12/20 Hereford -/5 Chase 2m 8y Soft z 11st 0lbs Lorcan Williams 7.96
01/12/19 Fairyhouse 8/9 Hurdle 2m Soft z 11st 10lbs Robbie Power 94.04
10/11/19 Navan 5/6 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 5lbs P. Townend 4.6
13/10/19 Limerick 2/5 Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 11st 9lbs P. Townend 4.47
30/07/19 Galway 1/5 Hurdle 2m 110y Good 11st 6lbs P. Townend 3.15
03/06/19 Listowel 1/11 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 12lbs P. Townend 1.34
24/02/19 Naas 3/23 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 11lbs P. Townend 2.5
05/01/19 Cork 2/22 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 10lbs P. Townend 3.65
04/10/17 Lyon La Soie 1/10 Flat 1m 3f 205y Std 0 9st 5lbs Pierre Bazire -
13/09/17 Toulouse 2/12 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 0 9st 10lbs -
26/08/17 Pornichet 1/12 Flat 1m 3f 205y Std 0 9st 2lbs Pierre Bazire -
13/08/17 Le Lion-D'angers 2/16 Flat 1m 6f 201y Gd/Sft 0 9st 2lbs Fabrice Veron -
08/07/17 Clairefontaine 5/17 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 0 9st 2lbs Sebastien Maillot -
22/06/17 La Teste 5/8 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 0 9st 2lbs -
10/11/16 Pornichet 4/10 Flat 1m 99y Std 9st 2lbs Adrien Fouassier -
27/09/16 Salon-De-Provence 7/9 Flat 1m 209y Gd/Sft 8st 13lbs Pierre-Charles Boudot -

Arrives on the back of three solid efforts this term, third of 4 to Shishkin in Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton last time. Landed this contest 12 months ago, so he's firmly in the mix once more.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/12/21 Kempton Park Desert Orchid Chase 3/4 Chase 2m Soft z 11st 4lbs Nick Scholfield 27.94
20/11/21 Ascot 4/7 Chase 2m 167y Gd/Sft z 11st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 6
23/10/21 Cheltenham 2/7 Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Frm z 11st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 4.1
17/03/21 Cheltenham Grand Annual Chase 1/19 Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Sft z 11st 6lbs Nick Scholfield 20
15/02/21 Warwick 2/4 Chase 2m 54y Heavy z 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 4.7
16/01/21 Warwick 1/6 Chase 2m 54y Soft z 11st 11lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 2.69
12/12/20 Cheltenham 1/9 Chase 2m 62y Soft z 10st 1lbs Tom Scudamore 5.37
14/11/20 Cheltenham 5/16 Chase 2m 4f 44y Soft z 10st 2lbs Jonathan Burke 13.65
14/10/20 Wetherby 2/14 Chase 2m 3f 85y Good z 11st 4lbs Nick Scholfield 7.6
14/12/19 Doncaster 2/6 Chase 2m 3f 31y Heavy 11st 5lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 2.69
22/11/19 Ascot 2/7 Chase 2m 5f 8y Soft 11st 2lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 2.86
16/10/19 Wetherby -/9 Chase 2m 3f 85y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 3.45
14/03/19 Cheltenham Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir 7/23 Chase 3m 2f Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Mr Tommie M. O'Brien 26.42
22/02/19 Exeter 4/7 Chase 3m 54y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Noel Fehily 5.25
16/11/18 Cheltenham -/11 Chase 3m 1f Good 11st 7lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 8.29
18/10/18 Carlisle 2/10 Chase 3m 110y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs Aidan Coleman 4.5
12/09/18 Uttoxeter 2/5 Chase 3m 2y Good 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 2.4
17/07/18 Worcester 3/7 Hurdle 2m 7f Good 11st 8lbs Aidan Coleman 2.4
27/06/18 Worcester 1/6 Hurdle 2m 7f Good 10st 10lbs Aidan Coleman 2.32
18/05/18 Aintree 3/13 Hurdle 3m 149y Good 11st 2lbs Aidan Coleman 12.05
22/12/17 Ascot 3/8 Hurdle 2m 5f 141y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs Killian Moore 7.88

Has taken really well to fences and followed up his C&D win with ready victory in 2m Ascot handicap 29 days ago. Up another 9 lb but he's very much on the up and remains weighted to go in again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/12/21 Ascot 1/8 Chase 2m 167y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Gavin Sheehan 5.47
09/12/21 Warwick 1/11 Chase 2m 54y Soft 11st 13lbs Gavin Sheehan 5.88
03/11/21 Chepstow 6/13 Chase 2m 11y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs Gavin Sheehan 18
25/02/21 Huntingdon 1/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Soft 11st 2lbs Gavin Sheehan 12
19/01/21 Exeter 4/18 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 11st 4lbs Gavin Sheehan 45.22
15/12/19 Carlisle 4/5 Bumper 2m 1f Heavy 11st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 5.72
05/03/19 Newcastle 9/11 Bumper 2m 98y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs B. J. Cooper 3.74

Reliable sort who arrives on a hat-trick after landing 2m handicaps at Newbury and Ludlow, strong at the finish on each occasion. Has a career-high mark to overcome but sure to make his presence felt.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/12/21 Ludlow 1/6 Chase 1m 7f 212y Gd/Sft + 11st 1lbs Stan Sheppard 2.94
26/11/21 Newbury 1/5 Chase 2m 92y Gd/Sft + 10st 10lbs Stan Sheppard 16.33
03/11/21 Chepstow 3/13 Chase 2m 11y Gd/Sft + 11st 1lbs Stan Sheppard 25.09
20/10/21 Worcester 2/10 Chase 2m 110y Heavy b 11st 12lbs Stan Sheppard 19.16
20/08/21 Kilbeggan 2/13 Chase 3m 1f Gd/Sft b 11st 4lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 10
16/07/21 Kilbeggan 1/4 Chase 2m 5f 200y Good b 12st 0lbs H. Morgan 3.02
09/07/21 Kilbeggan 3/11 Chase 3m 1f Good b 12st 0lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 2.91
11/06/21 Clonmel 3/11 Chase 2m 7f Good z 12st 0lbs M. P. O'Connor 1.6
18/05/21 Limerick 2/8 Chase 3m 100y Gd/Sft z 12st 0lbs Rachael Blackmore 1.77
22/04/21 Kilbeggan 1/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 86y Good z 12st 0lbs Rachael Blackmore 2.61
01/01/21 Tramore 2/12 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 6lbs Rachael Blackmore 1.53
18/12/20 Navan 3/20 Hurdle 2m Heavy 12st 0lbs Rachael Blackmore 5.5

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

BRAVE SEASCA has quickly made into a useful chaser and a 9 lb rise in the weights doesn't look sufficient to prevent him from completing a quick hat-trick for the in-form Venetia Williams yard. Not Available also bids for a hat-trick and this gutsy sort rates a big threat, with last year's winner Sky Pirate not ruled out either in an intriguing handicap.

Betting Forecast

7/1 Fast Buck (Fr), 4/1 Sky Pirate, 5/4 Brave Seasca (Fr), 3/1 Not Available (Ire)
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