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Thu, 3rd May 2012
Freebets.co.uk Free Betting Handicap Chase, 3m 1f 110y
7 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £2800

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

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Accumulus (GB) (1772F, 66J)
12 b g Cloudings (IRE) - Norstock (Norwick (USA))
2PP7/P6- Ian Murray & Nick Quesnel


J A McCarthy
G Deacon

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 1f and 3m on good to firm and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 33-1 when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase at Plumpton over 3m 2f (good to soft) in February.

2 Huckleberry (IRE) (25J)
10 b g Hubbly Bubbly (USA) - Laur's Melody (IRE) (Meneval (USA))
6/23111- Trevor Mennell & Kathie Gwilliam


Lee Edwards (3)
A W Carroll

Winner of five chases from 3m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 15-8fav at Towcester over 3m (good) last month, beating Get Ready To Go by 1 1/2l.

3 Cypress Grove (IRE) (42J)
9 b g Windsor Castle - Grecian Queen (Fairy King (USA))
F4P614- Mr P J O'Donovan


D Crosse
B Ryall

Successful in a NH flat race and a chase at 2m 2f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 15-8fav behind Try Catch Me when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Fontwell over 2m 2f (good) in March.

4 Paradise Expected (GB) (1834F, 18J)
9 ch m North Briton - Phenomenon (Unfuwain (USA))
9/13711- M E & A D I Harris
Tongue strap


Michael Byrne (5)
Tim Vaughan

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m 5f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 9-2 in a chase at Ffos Las over 2m 5f (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Cardigan Island by 5l.

5 Wickford (IRE) (46J)
13 b g Erins Isle - Mariussa (IRE) (Fools Holme (USA))
324P/64- Mr Adrian Wintle
Cheek pieces


Mr Sam Painting (7)
Adrian Wintle

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m 2f to 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over four years ago. Beaten 1 3/4l by Van Ness when second of 5 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 3m (good) in March '10. Having his first run for a new stable today.

6 Derawar (IRE) (19J)
13 b g Kahyasi - Denizliya (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
649252- Mr Simon Jones
Cheek pieces


Ms Lucy Jones (7)
Lucy Jones

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 2f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 2 3/4l by Midnight Macarena when second of 12 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good to soft) last month.

7 Prime Edition (IRE) (54J)
7 b g Publisher (USA) - Oneoftheclan (IRE) (Strong Statement (USA))
75/099U- Formula One Racing
Tongue strap


A Conlon (5)
Mrs D A Hamer

Unplaced in all five starts. Unseated rider when 20-1 at Chepstow over 3m (soft) in a chase won by Huckleberry in March on his chase debut.

Race Verdict

Huckleberry and PARADISE EXPECTED both arrive in the form of their lives but Tim Vaughan's representative is preferred as she is expected to go best in testing conditions. The mare scored on heavy ground at Ffos Las on Boxing Day and has recently notched another couple of victories at the Welsh track. Tony Carroll's charge has gone up over 20lb in the ratings since landing his first of three handicap chases at Chepstow in March but is respected nevertheless, along with the veteran, Derawar.

Selection: Paradise Expected        Danger: Huckleberry        Alternative: Derawar
* 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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