Timeform Shortlist: Leicester, Thursday February 15

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"He surely meets nothing of the class of Saint Calvados this time, so is expected to quickly regain the successful thread."

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1.40 Cream Gorse Handicap Chase (4) 1m7f201y

Timeform Top Rated:
108 4. GLANCE BACK Emma-Jane Bishop Jamie Bargary (3)
107 3. MONDO CANE Charles Pogson Adam Pogson
106 1. SKIPPING ON Laura Morgan Patrick Cowley (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Skipping On has improved for present connections of late, and having scored at around this trip at Towcester 2 starts ago, looked set to give an improved winner most to do before unseating 3 out back at that venue last time. He gets the narrow vote to get back on track, though Glance Back, who also improved last time, and Mondo Cane are very much respected.


2.15 Thurnby Novices' Handicap Chase (4) 2½m45y

Timeform Top Rated:
115 3. DYLANSEOGHAN Zoe Davison Tommy Dowling (5)
112 7. HEAVENLY PROMISE John Groucott Lee Edwards
111 6. GROW NASA GROW Peter Winks Ryan Winks (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
This looks wide open, and whilst disappointing last time, Clondaw Westie could be worth chancing now his attentions are switched to chasing. Lawney Hill's charge had shaped with plenty of promise over hurdles at Fontwell previously, and as a former point winner, he is expected to do better in this sphere. Must Havea Flutter and Dylanseoghan are just 2 potential threats.


2.45 Weatherbys Racing Bank Handicap Chase (3) 2½m45y

Timeform Top Rated:
153 3. CROSSPARK Caroline Bailey Richard Johnson
152? 6. AZZURI Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
150p 4. CREEP DESBOIS Ben Pauling Daryl Jacob

Analyst's Verdict:
It could be worth chancing Crosspark, who's shaped well in 2 of his 3 starts this season and this represents a drop in class. Creep Desbois is the one with the most progressive profile and is the obvious threat.


3.20 Fernie Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (3) 1m7f201y

Timeform Top Rated:
156 1. TREE OF LIBERTY Kerry Lee Jamie Moore
153 3. COBRA DE MAI Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
151 2. CHIRICO VALLIS Neil Mulholland Aidan Coleman

Analyst's Verdict:
Tree of Liberty's Ludlow win is backed up by the clock, and he surely meets nothing of the class of Saint Calvados this time, so is expected to quickly regain the successful thread. Cobra de Mai is put up to chase the selection home.


3.55 Wren Mares' Handicap Chase (Qualifier) (3) 2¾m151y

Timeform Top Rated:
135 4. TIMON'S TARA Robin Dickin Jack Quinlan
133 1. TWO SMOKIN BARRELS Michael Scudamore Tom Scudamore
131 2. MISS TONGABEZI Paul Webber Richie McLernon

Analyst's Verdict:
Two Smokin Barrels has gradually worked her way back to form this season, and is selected to come out on top, especially now returned to mares only company. Miss Tongabezi is narrowly preferred to Timon's Tara for forecast purposes.


4.30 Dick Saunders Novices' Hunters' Chase (5) 2¾m151y

Timeform Top Rated:
127x 5. TRAFALGAR ROCK Alexandra Dunn Mr J. Smith-Maxwell (7)
122§ 3. SYBARITE Miss V. Collins Miss Leanda Tickle (7)
113 4. THIRD OF THE THIRD Miss S. Whitehead Miss E. Todd (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Philip Rowley introduced Grandturgeon to make an impressive winning hunter debut in these colours last month and Hazel Hill is taken to repeat the feat on the back of 10 successive point wins. Path To Freedom is another who has enjoyed plenty of success between the flags and may provide the main opposition ahead of Trafalgar Rock.


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