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Festive Fixture 13th December Handicap Chase (0-100) (5) 4yo+
Festive Fixture 13th December Handicap Chase (0-100) (5) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 5f 150y Runners: 10
Chase Turf
Good 2m 5f 150y
Bally Lagan has to be of interest on a track he likes but JONAGOLD was in good form at about this trip in his two most recent chase runs in September and, as a winner on good to soft, he shouldn't be too put out if the ground eases. Mister Mister is back at the right level after a fair run from out of the weights at Plumpton and should also be involved.[Emily Weber]
RP Ratings Follow The Swallow
POSTDATA Bally Lagan
SPOTLIGHT Jonagold
WEST COUNTRY Auenwirbel
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
6
Mister Mister
Mr S Quinlan/Dai Williams
Age: 7
Weight: 10-9
Spotlight Form: F48633
110 3/1, 11/4
3/1
SP
Yet to win over fences (0-10) but has a weights chance with Jonagold on their Newton Abbot run over this trip in September, and fair effort from out of the weights when third in a better race at Plumpton recently (first-time cheekpieces, now visored); thereabouts.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/11/18
    PLU 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    9-7
    3/7 12l, Dr Dunraven[13/2]11-10 cp(1)
    Mr Shane Quinlan
    88
    36
    91
  • 25/10/18
    LUD 24Gd Cl4 ChHc,6K
    10-8
    3/6 10 1/2l, Whin Park[6/1]11-11
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    86
    11
    84
  • 16/10/18
    HUN 24Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-7
    6/12 21l, Hoke Colburn[8/1]11-13
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    86
    22
    80
  • 17/09/18
    WOR 23Gd Cl5 ChHc,5K
    11-2
    8/15 35l, Bermeo[16/1]10-6
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    90
    61
    68
  • 10/09/18
    NAB 21Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-11
    4/6 7 3/4l, Roll The Dough[12/1]11-9
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    90
    48
    91
  • 30/08/18
    SED 26GF Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    9-8
    F/7 Running In Heels[11/1]11-3
    Mr Shane Quinlan
    90
1
Jonagold
A Wedge/E Williams
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 396215
107 7/2, 4/1
5/1
SP
Hasn't shone over hurdles this year, including at Hereford last month, but ran two decent races over fences in September, including when winning a similar event at Warwick (2m4f, good; has won on good to soft); in the thick of it back chasing at the right level.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/10/18
    HER 22GF Cl5 HdHc,4K
    11-6
    5/13 28l, Arty Campbell[6/1]11-12 t,cp
    Adam Wedge
    94
    61
    74
  • 25/09/18
    WAR 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-8
    1/11 1/4l, Mariners Moon[9/2J]10-7 t,cp
    Adam Wedge
    96
    80
    103
  • 10/09/18
    NAB 21Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-2
    2/6 2l, Roll The Dough[13/2]11-9 t
    Adam Wedge
    95
    59
    105
  • 19/08/18
    STH 24Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-8
    6/11 38l, Beautiful People[20/1]10-7 t,cp
    Adam Wedge
    96
    8
    75
  • 02/08/18
    STR 22Gd Cl5 NvHdHc,3K
    11-12
    9/13 18 1/2l, His Dream[16/1]11-7 t,cp
    Adam Wedge
    100
    31
    88
  • 15/07/18
    STH 16Gd Cl4 NvSlHd,4K
    10-12
    3/7 32l, Robin Des Mana[9/1]11-3 t,cp
    Adam Wedge
    105
    79
5
Bally LaganC
J Quinlan/R Dickin
Age: 10
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 42-566
111 6/1, 11/2
6/1
SP
Four chase wins at 2m2f-2m4f (good/soft), two of them here, and ran well for a long way behind Jonagold at Warwick, when returning from a break; didn't shine at Bangor latest but his good course form counts for plenty.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/10/18
    BAN 17Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-3
    6/10 64l, Centreofexcellence[16/1]9-10 v
    Jack Quinlan
    96
    23
    50
  • 25/09/18
    WAR 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-10
    6/11 14 1/2l, Jonagold[12/1]11-8 v
    Jack Quinlan
    98
    68
    93
  • 15/05/18
    STH 16Gd Cl3 ChHc,7K
    10-2
    5/7 14 1/2l, Oliver's Gold[12/1]11-5 v
    Jack Quinlan
    99
    79
    93
  • 25/04/18
    TAU 22Gd Cl5 ChHc,5K
    11-10
    2/10 1l, Bennachie[16/1]11-2 v
    Jack Quinlan
    96
    48
    105
  • 15/02/18
    LEI 16Sft Cl4 ChHc,6K
    11-12
    4/5 42l, Glance Back[17/2]11-6 v,w
    Jack Quinlan
    99
    41
    69
  • 03/12/17
    LEI 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,5K
    11-12
    7/8 77l, Kilronan Castle[11/1]12-0 v
    Jack Quinlan
    100
    22
    45
3
Follow The Swallow
Miss L Pinchin/G McPherson
Age: 10
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: 52PP42
111 7/1, 15/2
7/1
SP
One win under rules in early 2016 but had two close seconds over 2m5f at Market Rasen this year (good), albeit the latest one was to a shock winner who was out of the weights; is at least in recognisable form and more obvious prospects of runninig well than some.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/18
    MAR 21Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-5
    2/9 3/4l, L'Es Fremantle[7/1]9-9 bl,t
    Miss Lilly Pinchin
    95
    64
    101
  • 07/10/18
    UTT 22Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-0
    4/11 17l, Polished Rock[14/1]11-11 bl,t(1)
    Miss Lilly Pinchin
    95
    67
    92
  • 09/07/18
    WOR 23Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-10
    PU/13 Orchestrated[8/1]11-8 v,t
    Kielan Woods
    97
  • 16/06/18
    HEX 24Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-12
    PU/16 Dartford Warbler[4/1F]11-4 v,t
    Kielan Woods
    98
  • 01/06/18
    MAR 21Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-9
    2/9 2l, As You Like[3/1J]11-12 v,t
    Kielan Woods
    95
    49
    101
  • 10/05/18
    WOR 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-2
    5/10 38l, Fifty Shades[9/2]10-0 v,t
    Kielan Woods
    100
    56
    77
4
Auenwirbel
Matt Griffiths/Mrs L Young
Age: 7
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 6-1289
107 9/1, 10/1
7/1
SP
Multiple winning jumper in France; first British win at Worcester in June (2m4f, good) but below best in two most recent runs (over hurdles latest); something to prove though any easing of the ground won't hold him back.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/11/18
    CHP 16GS Cl5 CdHdHc,3K
    11-0
    9/17 16l, Get Wishing[33/1]11-4 t
    Lewis Stones
    93
    43
    86
  • 26/07/18
    WOR 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-5
    8/12 41l, Fit For Fifty[5/1]10-8 bl,t
    Gavin Sheehan
    93
    27
    73
  • 04/07/18
    WOR 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-5
    2/11 2 1/4l, Field Exhibition[7/2F]11-8 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    91
    44
    99
  • 24/06/18
    WOR 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    10-12
    1/11 2 1/4l, Overtoujay[10/1]11-9 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    84
    48
    94
  • 24/02/18
    CHP 16Sft Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-0
    6/9 11 1/2l, Beallandendall[11/2]11-2 t
    James Best
    88
    75
    87
  • 20/02/18
    TAU 18Sft Cl4 ChHc,7K
    10-4
    BD/10 Triple Chief[6/1]11-5 t
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    88
2
Charlie Papa Lima
L Williams/B Barr
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 2-PP06
111 13/2, 6/1
9/1
SP
Possibilities on best chase form for Harry Whittington, including here in April, but pulled up in two later starts for him and well held for this yard since; hard to have faith at present.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/11/18
    LIN 20Sft Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-7
    6/8 22l, Celma Des Bois[25/1]11-1 t
    Mitchell Bastyan
    104
    80
    93
  • 01/10/18
    NAB 22Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-4
    10/14 40l, Marble Moon[50/1]11-4 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    107
    51
    79
  • 26/06/18
    NAB 21Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-5
    PU/7 Not A Role Model[6/1]11-7 t
    Harry Bannister
    108
  • 22/05/18
    HUN 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-12
    PU/7 Canyouringmeback[13/8F]11-7 t
    Harry Bannister
    108
  • 25/04/18
    TAU 18Gd Cl4 NvChHc,7K
    11-12
    2/10 1 3/4l, Tikkinthebox[11/4J]11-2 t(1)
    Harry Bannister
    104
    107
    114
  • 11/10/17
    TOW 21GF Cl4 NvHdHc,5K
    12-1
    5/9 42l, Plantagenet[11/2]10-5 h
    James Banks
    107
    72
    84
7
Midnight MustangD
M Hamill/A Martin
Age: 11
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight Form: -51490
105 11/1, 12/1
10/1
SP
Hasn't flourished over fences or hurdles since winning Market Rasen chase in May (2m5f, good; has won on soft), including with regular cheekpieces left off three weeks ago (as today); others higher up the list.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/11/18
    HEX 23Gd Cl5 HdHc,4K
    10-4
    10/16 16l, Lawtop Legend[33/1]10-10
    Mikey Hamill
    81
    40
    68
  • 16/06/18
    FON 22Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    10-8
    9/9 40l, Mrsrobin[16/1]11-12 cp
    James Bowen
    82
    16
    53
  • 19/05/18
    BAN 24Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    10-6
    4/8 15l, Heavenly Promise[10/1]10-7 cp
    Mikey Hamill
    82
    18
    76
  • 11/05/18
    MAR 21Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    10-4
    1/11 1/2l, Elkstone[11/1]11-9 cp
    Mikey Hamill
    78
    31
    87
  • 08/05/18
    FAK 21Gd Cl5 ChHc,5K
    10-6
    5/6 93l, Millen Dollar Man[11/4F]10-4 cp
    Charlie Deutsch
    78
    3
  • 24/04/18
    HUN 24Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    10-0
    3/10 8 1/2l, Chill In The Wood[13/2]10-12
    Mikey Hamill
    78
    7
    84
9
Is Love Alive
D Noonan/A Wintle
Age: 9
Weight: 10-4
Spotlight Form: 35/P5-
109 16/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Rated much higher in years gone by but modest efforts in two starts since back from over a year off and is returning from another layoff here; enough to take on trust at present.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/04/18
    BAN 24GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-5
    5/9 23l, Heavenly Promise[6/1]10-0 t
    David Noonan
    81
    8
    69
  • 16/01/18
    HER 25Sft Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-6
    PU/13 Clondaw Rigger[33/1]10-0 t
    David Noonan
    85
  • 15/10/16
    STR 23Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-9
    5/8 39l, Little Windmill[7/1]11-12 t,cp(1)
    James Davies
    94
    47
    70
  • 02/10/16
    UTT 22GS Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-8
    3/5 4 3/4l, Dawnieriver[9/4]11-12 t
    David Noonan
    98
    37
    105
  • 14/09/16
    KEL 22Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-3
    5/5 27l, Amilliontimes[7/2]11-11 t
    David Noonan
    104
    87
  • 07/06/16
    STH 23Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-9
    PU/7 Tales Of Milan[8/1]11-9 t
    Ben Poste
    107
10
DaveronC
S Houlihan/R Price
Age: 10
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: 3-7PP6
108 18/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Capable performer under these conditions three winters ago but little to latch on to this year despite dropping down the weights; turnaround not obviously on the cards.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/11/18
    HER 16Gd Cl5 CdChHc,3K
    10-0
    6/9 23l, Thomas Blossom[16/1]11-12 v(1)
    Charlie Hammond
    73
    39
    65
  • 16/10/18
    HER 22GF Cl5 HdHc,4K
    10-0
    PU/13 Arty Campbell[33/1]11-12
    James Davies
    74
  • 30/05/18
    WAR 20GS Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-4
    PU/8 Too Much Too Soon[16/1]11-11
    Adam Wedge
    84
  • 08/05/18
    LUD 16Gd Cl4 ChHc,6K
    10-0
    7/13 33l, Nightfly[16/1]11-12
    Adam Wedge
    89
    43
    69
  • 17/04/18
    EXE 19Hy Cl5 ChHc,4K
    11-0
    3/5 32l, Kavanaghs Corner[5/1]10-5
    James Nixon
    93
    80
  • 09/03/18
    LEI 20Hy Cl5 ChHc,5K
    11-7
    PU/6 Bonds Conquest[13/2]9-10
    Richard Patrick
    98
8
Upham Running
J Bowen/Mrs K Buckett
Age: 10
Weight: 10-6
Spotlight Form: 464-P4
101 20/1, 16/1
20/1
SP
Sole win came over hurdles four years ago (2m3f, soft); unknown quantity as a chaser at this late stage but completed for the first time over fences when not beaten too far at Lingfield recently (2m4f, soft; chance ended with blunder two out); not impossible he could find some improvement.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/11/18
    LIN 20Sft Cl5 ChHc,4K
    10-9
    4/7 8 3/4l, Remember Forever[25/1]10-11
    James Bowen
    80
    51
    79
  • 05/10/18
    FON 22Gd Cl4 Ch,5K
    10-13
    PU/4 Graasten[66/1]11-4
    Page Fuller
  • 12/04/18
    TAU 16Hy Cl5 HdHc,4K
    10-3
    4/12 13l, Karl Marx[8/1]10-7
    James Bowen
    80
    53
    71
  • 08/03/18
    WCN 20Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    10-9
    6/10 29l, Barney From Tyanee[15/2]11-3
    Page Fuller
    81
    58
  • 12/02/18
    PLU 16Hy Cl5 CdHdHc,3K
    10-10
    4/8 1 1/2l, Cassivellaunus[4/1]11-4
    Bryony Frost
    79
    53
    82
  • 29/01/18
    PLU 16Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    10-1
    2/11 2 1/4l, Argyle[33/1]11-6 w
    Page Fuller
    78
    65
    82
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