14:10 Fakenham
Lycetts Farm And Estate Insurance Brokers Novices' Chase (3) 5yo+
Lycetts Farm And Estate Insurance Brokers Novices' Chase (3) 5yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 59y Runners: 5
Chase Turf
Soft 2m 59y
Positively Dylan and RATHER BE come here on the back of a non-completion so neither is bombproof but they bring a smart level of form and can dominate proceedings. The latter is favoured by these weights and can confirm the promise of his impressive chase debut at Towcester.[Paul Smith]
RP Ratings Rather Be
LAMBOURN Rather Be
POSTDATA Rather Be
SPOTLIGHT Rather Be
TOPSPEED Positively Dylan
WEST COUNTRY Ivor's Queen
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
2
Rather BeDBF
J McGrath/N Henderson
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: U18-1U
158 4/9
2/5
SP
Won Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Aintree festival (2m4f, good) in April and was quite impressive when making all to score by 19l on chase debut at Towcester (2m, good to soft) in December; unseated rider at the third at Doncaster last month but will be hard to beat with a clear round.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/01/18
    PLU 16Hy Cl3 NvCh,8K
    11-5
    UR/3 San Pedro De Senam[1/7F]10-10
    Jeremiah McGrath
    143
  • 21/12/17
    TOW 16GS Cl3 NvCh,6K
    11-0
    1/4 19l, War Sound[8/11F]11-0
    Nico de Boinville
    143
    96
    147
  • 29/04/17
    SAN 21Gd Cl1 G2Hd,28K
    11-4
    8/8 27l, L'Ami Serge[5/1]11-0
    Jeremiah McGrath
    143
    47
    137
  • 07/04/17
    Ain 20Gd Cl1 G3HdHc,39K
    11-2
    1/22 1/2l, Dream Berry[10/1]10-13
    Jeremiah McGrath
    136
    130
    143
  • 17/03/17
    CHL 20Gd Cl2 CdHdHc,41K
    11-1
    UR/23 Champagne Classic[10/1]11-3
    Charlie Deutsch
    136
  • 04/02/17
    SAN 15Hy Cl3 NvHd,6K
    11-5
    2/9 1/4l, Coeur De Lion[5/4F]10-10
    Ned Curtis
    134
    93
    139
1
Positively DylanD
A Wedge/E Williams
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 333U1F
149 2/1, 5/2
3/1
SP
Useful winning hurdler and improved display over fences when landing Wetherby handicap last month (RPR 143); failed to complete either side of that win and there's room for improvement in his fencing but he still looks the main danger to Rather Be.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/01/18
    HAY 19Hy Cl1 NvG2Ch,20K
    11-0
    F/3 Testify[3/1]11-0
    Richard Johnson
    137
  • 13/01/18
    WET 15Sft Cl2 ChHc,13K
    10-11
    1/5 6l, Kayf Blanco[9/1]10-6
    Leighton Aspell
    131
    123
    143
  • 23/12/17
    HAY 15Hy Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-8
    UR/6 Ubaltique[7/1]10-11
    Adam Wedge
    131
  • 10/11/17
    WAR 16GS Cl3 NvCh,9K
    11-1
    3/5 30l, Ozzie The Oscar[20/1]11-1
    Adam Wedge
    135
    83
    123
  • 05/10/17
    WAR 16Gd Cl4 NvCh,5K
    11-0
    3/5 14 1/2l, Sceau Royal[16/1]11-0
    Adam Wedge
    135
    105
    127
  • 31/07/17
    NAB 21GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-12
    3/7 6l, Foxy Act[4/6F]11-0
    Adam Wedge
    135
    81
    123
5
Ivor's QueenD
H Cobden/C Tizzard
Age: 9
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: 244144
141 12/1, 11/1
8/1
SP
Recorded RPR of 125 when landing Wincanton handicap hurdle last October but not in the same form on either start since; receiving weight all round but needs to step up on previous chase efforts (has made mistakes).
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/12/17
    WCN 15Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    4/5 27l, Coeur Blimey[18/1]11-3 t
    James Bowen
    127
    84
    116
  • 10/11/17
    FON 19Gd Cl3 HdHc,5K
    11-9
    4/7 12 1/2l, Lady Of Lamanver[9/2]11-9 t
    James Bowen
    124
    99
    121
  • 29/10/17
    WCN 15Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-5
    1/7 11l, Templier[9/4F]11-9 t
    James Bowen
    117
    112
    125
  • 20/10/17
    WCN 15Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-10
    4/10 4 1/4l, On Demand[8/1]11-8 t
    James Bowen
    117
    72
    119
  • 06/10/17
    FON 17Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-0
    4/13 13l, Caid du Lin[20/1]12-1 t
    James Bowen
    119
    96
    114
  • 02/09/17
    NAB 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,6K
    11-5
    2/8 7l, Quadriller[14/1]11-6 t
    James Bowen
    117
    77
    120
3
Gin And TonicCDBF
J Quinlan/M Wigham
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 7P8318
101 100/1
66/1
SP
Three hurdle wins at this track, most recently in December, and has run well over fences here too; form miles behind a couple of these though.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/02/18
    LIN 12St Cl5 Md,4K
    9-7
    10/10 21l, American Gigolo[50/1]9-7
    Robert Havlin
    19
    45
  • 22/01/18
    FAK 16Hy Cl5 HdHc,4K
    10-8
    8/10 53l, Hurricane Rita[7/2J]11-8 bl
    Jack Quinlan
    82
    6
    32
  • 19/12/17
    FAK 16Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-2
    1/7 1/4l, Cubswin[9/2]10-13 bl
    Jack Quinlan
    79
    55
    85
  • 04/12/17
    FAK 16Sft Cl5 ChHc,5K
    10-8
    3/7 11 1/2l, Bajardo[4/1]11-12 bl(1)
    Jack Quinlan
    82
    26
    80
  • 01/11/17
    FAK 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-2
    8/14 22l, Dizzey Heights[8/1]10-4 v(1)
    Jamie Moore
    86
    59
    71
  • 03/10/17
    STH 15Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    10-13
    PU/11 Deise Vu[15/2]11-10 cp
    Sean Bowen
    86
4
L'es Fremantle
A Clarke/M Chapman
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 750506
200/1
SP
Poor on Flat and jumping; impossible to make a case for him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/01/18
    STH 8St Cl6 Cl,3K
    8-11
    7/7 30l, Muqarred[300/1]9-6
    Duran Fentiman
    41
    6
  • 23/11/17
    MAR 16GS Cl5 HdHc,3K
    9-7
    6/11 43l, Morning With Ivan[100/1]10-0
    Alison Clarke
    74
    43
  • 14/11/17
    HUN 20Gd Cl5 HdHc,4K
    9-8
    11/15 62l, Occasionally Yours[150/1]11-5
    Alison Clarke
    74
    26
  • 06/11/17
    STH 15Gd Cl5 SlHd,3K
    10-5
    5/7 23l, Octagon[250/1]10-12
    Mr K Yeoman
    60
    49
    82
  • 26/09/17
    BEV 9Sft Cl6Hc,2K
    9-7
    7/14 6 3/4l, John Caesar[100/1]10-7
    Mr K Yeoman
    46
    41
  • 05/09/17
    HEX 16GS Cl5 HdHc,3K
    9-7
    11/13 52l, Cherry Princess[150/1]9-7
    Mr K Yeoman
    74
    35
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