13:15 Warwick
Betfred Mobile Edward Courage Cup Handicap Chase (0-135) (3) 5yo+
Betfred Mobile Edward Courage Cup Handicap Chase (0-135) (3) 5yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 54y Runners: 6
Chase Turf
Soft 2m 54y
The unexposed SWIFT CRUSADOR gained his point/hurdle wins over further but he ran well over 2m on his chase debut and didn't seem to get home back at 2m4f next time. He may prove a two-miler in this sphere and looks interesting returned to this distance. Azzuri could make a bold bid if he's able to dominate, while 2016 winner Big Jim has possibilities if he can return to his best.[Steve Boow]
RP Ratings Red Riverman
POSTDATA Red Riverman
SPOTLIGHT Swift Crusador
TOPSPEED Swift Crusador
THE NORTH Imjoeking
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
4
Swift CrusadorBF
A Wedge/E Williams
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 211-23
140 5/2, 2/1
15/8
SP
Point/hurdles winner (3m/2m4f) who has started favourite in two handicap chases this season, neck second at Chepstow (sole attempt at 2m) before fading late on back over 2m4f at Aintree; perhaps he's going to be a two-miler in this sphere and he looks interesting returned to this trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/12/17
    Ain 19Hy Cl3 ChHc,11K
    11-4
    3/7 17l, Play The Ace[5/2F]11-12
    Brian Hughes
    126
    91
    120
  • 08/11/17
    CHP 16Sft Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    11-8
    2/9 1/4l, Itshard To No[7/2F]11-4
    Adam Wedge
    122
    123
    131
  • 01/03/17
    Ffo 20Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-2
    1/7 30l, We'll Be There[3/1]10-6
    Adam Wedge
    73
    123
5
Big JimCD
H Bannister/A Hales
Age: 9
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: P1/6-5
143 4/1, 10/3
3/1
SP
Won this race two years ago and scored at Ascot later that season; below best in both starts since but might have needed his Lingfield run in November (following 11-month break) and looks nicely handicapped if back on song.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/17
    LIN 16Sft Cl3 ChHc,13K
    11-8
    5/9 27l, Crievehill[7/1]11-9
    Kielan Woods
    123
    74
    108
  • 17/12/16
    HAY 15Sft Cl3 ChHc,8K
    10-13
    6/14 21l, Gino Trail[10/1]11-6
    Kielan Woods
    127
    96
    121
  • 03/04/16
    ASC 16GS Cl2 NvChHc,25K
    11-3
    1/5 1 1/2l, Orbasa[9/2]11-12
    Kielan Woods
    123
    92
    134
  • 12/03/16
    CHP 16Hy Cl3 ChHc,13K
    10-12
    PU/7 Sandy Beach[3/1F]10-11
    Kielan Woods
    123
  • 23/02/16
    WET 15Sft Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-12
    2/6 1 1/2l, Retrieve The Stick[5/4F]11-0
    Kielan Woods
    120
    72
    131
  • 16/01/16
    WAR 16Hy Cl3 ChHc,6K
    10-5
    1/9 8l, Morning Reggie[5/1]10-12
    Kielan Woods
    111
    113
    128
2
AzzuriDBF
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: -12113
141 9/2, 4/1
9/2
SP
Made all for emphatic wins at Southwell (1m7f, good) on first two chase starts; couldn't dominate in the same manner when beaten in hat-trick attempt and absent four months since; has won on soft ground and could make a bold bid if he's able to dictate.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/09/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    12-0
    3/4 15l, King Alfonso[4/11F]11-2 t
    Harry Skelton
    129
    52
    115
  • 20/08/17
    STH 15Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-7
    1/6 11l, Stealing Mix[5/6F]11-0 t
    Harry Skelton
    129
    115
    128
  • 16/07/17
    STH 15Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-2
    1/4 5l, Chieftain's Choice[4/1]11-2 t
    David England
    99
    135
  • 11/06/17
    GOO 11Gd Cl5Hc,5K
    9-4
    9/12 11 1/2l, Silver Ghost[8/1]9-7 t
    David Egan
    77
    55
    68
  • 02/06/17
    MAR 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    11-5
    2/3 2 1/4l, Rasasee[4/11F]10-6 t
    Mr S Davies-Thomas
    129
    62
    129
  • 14/05/17
    LUD 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-6
    1/7 3 1/4l, Otter Moon[2/9F]11-0 t
    Harry Skelton
    129
    88
    122
3
ImjoekingD
D R Fox/Miss L Russell
Age: 11
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 71F-65
145 9/2, 5/1
11/2
SP
Ran well long way in Grand Sefton over the National fences at Aintree five weeks ago, ultimately failing to see out the 2m5f trip on heavy ground; return to shorter looks ideal and he's just 1lb above last winning mark.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/12/17
    Ain 21Hy Cl2 ChHc,43K
    10-11
    5/11 29l, Gas Line Boy[20/1]11-10 t
    Derek Fox
    129
    60
    107
  • 11/11/17
    Ain 15Sft Cl3 ChHc,16K
    10-10
    6/8 24l, Baby King[16/1]11-4 t
    Blair Campbell
    131
    89
    117
  • 07/04/17
    Ain 21Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,67K
    10-0
    F/29 Ultragold[33/1]10-5 t
    Derek Fox
    131
  • 11/03/17
    AYR 15Hy Cl3 ChHc,7K
    10-10
    1/3 8l, Pistol Park[5/2]11-13 t
    Blair Campbell
    126
    119
    138
  • 21/01/17
    HAY 16Sft Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-11
    7/8 23l, Ubaltique[12/1]11-6 t
    Derek Fox
    129
    74
    116
  • 27/12/16
    WET 15GS Cl2 ChHc,15K
    10-4
    4/8 7 1/2l, Yorkist[15/2]10-4 t
    Derek Fox
    130
    116
    130
6
VivaccioD
C Deutsch/Miss V Williams
Age: 9
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: U344/3
146 15/2, 7/1
6/1
SP
Finished 17l fourth to Big Jim in this contest two years ago but looks well treated off 9lb lower this time round; encouraging third at Ludlow on return from 21-month absence last time; could be involved.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    LUD 15GS Cl2 ChHc,17K
    10-11
    3/6 5 1/2l, Colin's Brother[3/1]10-13
    Aidan Coleman
    119
    103
    124
  • 28/03/16
    CHP 19Hy Cl2 ChHc,16K
    10-0
    4/8 13 1/2l, Pressurize[8/1]10-2
    Liam Treadwell
    126
    81
    126
  • 16/01/16
    WAR 16Hy Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-8
    4/9 17l, Big Jim[14/1]10-5
    Liam Treadwell
    128
    107
    130
  • 16/12/15
    LUD 15Sft Cl2 ChHc,18K
    11-5
    3/7 26l, Sir Valentino[5/1]11-12
    Liam Treadwell
    132
    100
    116
  • 02/12/15
    LUD 15Sft Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-9
    UR/9 Sir Valentino[9/1]11-9
    Liam Treadwell
    132
  • 04/04/15
    HAY 15Sft Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    11-3
    PU/8 Just Cameron[12/1]11-5
    Aidan Coleman
    135
1
SomchineD
D Sansom/J S Mullins
Age: 10
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: U13-8P
145 11/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Two useful performances last spring, winning well at Hereford then third in Listed handicap at Ayr; has completely failed to show his form in both outings this season and needs to bounce back; tongue-tie added.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/12/17
    HAY 15Hy Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-12
    PU/6 Ubaltique[16/1]10-11 h
    Andrew Thornton
    135
  • 04/11/17
    ASC 16Gd Cl1 LisChHc,34K
    11-0
    8/10 72l, Exitas[16/1]9-8
    Andrew Thornton
    136
    38
    87
  • 22/04/17
    AYR 15Gd Cl1 LisChHc,23K
    9-12
    3/10 5l, Vaniteux[20/1]11-8 h
    Daniel Sansom
    136
    129
    143
  • 11/03/17
    HER 16Sft Cl3 ChHc,16K
    10-12
    1/8 4l, Lord Ben[14/1]9-10 h
    Daniel Sansom
    130
    126
    146
  • 18/02/17
    WCN 15Sft Cl2 ChHc,13K
    10-10
    UR/7 Gardefort[10/1]11-3 h
    Jeremiah McGrath
    132
  • 04/02/17
    WET 19Sft Cl2 ChHc,12K
    11-1
    PU/9 Oldgrangewood[12/1]11-3 h
    Jeremiah McGrath
    132
7
Red RivermanD
T Humphries/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 10
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 113252
146
Non runner
Completed a double early in season and recent form is respectable enough, finishing second on two of his last three outings; easily held by the winner at Newbury latest, however, and now goes back up in grade.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    NBY 16Sft Cl4 CdChHc,5K
    11-3
    2/8 18l, Lake Field[9/1]10-7 cp
    Tom Humphries
    119
    91
    126
  • 01/11/17
    FAK 16Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-7
    5/9 36l, Deauville Dancer[7/1]11-12 cp
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    120
    42
    102
  • 21/10/17
    Ffo 19Sft Cl4 ClCh,6K
    11-1
    2/4 3/4l, Grey Gold[4/1]11-0 cp
    Jamie Bargary
    120
    129
  • 25/08/17
    Ffo 14GS Cl6Hc,3K
    9-9
    5/7 6 1/4l, Incus[7/1]9-3 cp
    Liam Keniry
    60
    49
    59
  • 06/08/17
    MAR 19Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-7
    3/6 8 3/4l, Mille Nautique[5/1]11-0 cp
    Mr Z Baker
    120
    108
    128
  • 23/07/17
    STR 16GS Cl2 ChHc,13K
    10-1
    1/4 1 1/2l, Cape Caster[13/8J]10-5 cp
    Jamie Bargary
    117
    58
    123
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