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Sat, 14th Apr 2012
John Smith's 'No Nonsense Racing' Handicap Chase, 2m 3f 110y
8 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £3750

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Dinarius (GB) (1308F, 49J)
7 b g Bertolini (USA) - Ambassadress (USA) (Alleged (USA))
2-PP5PP Mr A S Helaissi
Cheek pieces


James Best (5)
Miss J Du Plessis

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 3f on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up 4 out when 22-1 here over 2m (soft) in a chase won by Oh Crick in February on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with A M Hales.

2 Round The Horn (IRE) (35J)
12 ch g Master Willie - Gaye Fame (Ardross)
6/6112-3 Old Fools Partnership
Tongue strap


R Flint
J A B Old

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Third of 5 behind My Boy Paddy beaten 13l at 16-1 on his chase debut here over 3m (soft) last month.

3 Rory Boy (USA) (51F, 14J)
7 b g Aldebaran (USA) - Purr Pleasure (USA) (El Gran Senor (USA))
600137 Mr Peter Randall


T Molloy (3)
G McPherson

Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from firm to good. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Godsmejudge when seventh of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 3m (good) last month. Has won at Southwell and Exeter this season.

4 Cottage Acre (IRE) (11J)
9 b g Shernazar - Quits (IRE) (Brief Truce (USA))
74PUF4 Thoroughbred Ladies
Tongue strap, Cheek pieces


L Heard
T R George

A winner of a chase at 2m 2f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 11-2 behind Fred Bojangals when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Sedgefield over 2m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

5 Mon Chevalier (IRE) (2011F, 14J)
9 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Kumta (IRE) (Priolo (USA))
2F/3312 Mr S C Botham


Mr M G Nolan (7)
C J Gray

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 5l by Take Of Shoc's when second of 5 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Stratford over 2m 1f (good) last month.

6 Upthemsteps (IRE) (28J)
7 br g Beneficial - Carrigloss (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
51-42U3 The Ferandlin Peaches


R Thornton
Ian Williams

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 3f on good to soft and heavy ground. Third of 8 behind Master Milan beaten 16l at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Ffos Las over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

7 Romanesco (FR) (40J)
7 b g Epistolaire (IRE) - Kadrige (FR) (Video Rock (FR))
6-5PP88 Happy Go Racing Faces
Tongue strap, Cheek pieces


C Poste
Mrs A M Thorpe

A winner of a chase at 2m on soft ground. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Triptico when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

8 Mallusk (IRE) (35J)
7 b g Exit To Nowhere (USA) - Saucy Nun (IRE) (Orchestra)
6-P2254 Mr A N Solomons
Cheek pieces


Charles Greene (7)
K C Bailey

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on heavy ground. Finished 11l behind The Thirsty Bricky when fourth of 10 at 3-1fav on his latest outing in a chase at Ayr over 2m (soft) last month.

Race Verdict

MON CHEVALIER is in good heart at present and the form of his Stratford second last month was handed a boost when the winner, Take Of Shoc's, won again at Chepstow earlier this week. He edges the call over Upthemsteps, who is nicely handicapped over fences off 12lb lower than his current hurdles mark. Romanesco is also beginning to look well treated and he is worth a second glance, along with Mallusk.

Selection: Mon Chevalier        Danger: Upthemsteps        Alternative: Romanesco
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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