13:35 Goodwood

Saturday 5 May 2018

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Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap

Class 5  |   1m 6f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:35  |   Winning time: 3m 12.71s
Weighed In
1
(9)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: G L Moore|  OR: 75
8/1

In good form on the AW, winning over 2m at Lingfield and Kempton before finishing runner-up off a higher mark at the former track. Two previous runs at this course have been disappointing and return to turf is not sure to suit.

2
(1)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: R Winston |  T: N J Gifford|  OR: 75
10/1

Maiden hurdler/chaser who has shown some promise on the AW over 1m4f. Well held over 2m last time, so connections try another distance back on turf.

3
(3)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: K T O'Neill |  T: L A Dace|  OR: 72|  D
9/1

Couple of decent efforts on the AW this year, but has not won for a while despite a falling handicap mark. Likes this sort of ground and trip is fine, but needs to find a spark.

4
(12)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: S Dow|  OR: 71
11/2

Returned from a long spell on the sidelines to register victories over 2m at Kempton and Lingfield. Could be ahead of the handicapper, but both turf wins have come on firm ground.

6
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: A King|  OR: 70
11/2

Cut little ice in three runs over hurdles and returns to the Flat off a 5lb higher mark than when second over this trip at Salisbury in October. Has each-way possibilities.

7
(10)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: M Madgwick|  OR: 68
7/1

Good effort to finish a close second to Le Torrent at Lingfield last month. Reopposes on 1lb worse terms, but underfoot conditions might suit her better.

8
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: R Brisland|  OR: 66
14/1

Has won twice at Chelmsford this year and has generally been running with credit on the AW, Has failed to hit the frame in three races on turf, which has to be a worry for her supporters.

9
(8)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: T P Queally |  T: D J Coakley|  OR: 64
33/1

Maiden after five AW starts, but did show some promise when a close third over 1m4f at Wolverhampton last time, Step up in trip may suit, but she has to prove herself on grass.

10
(11)
Chivers5(ex 6)
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Joshua Bryan |  T: D Steele|  OR: 58|  D
9/2

Scored for the fourth time on turf when making all to land a 1m6f handicap at Salisbury on Monday. Turned out again under a 6lb penalty and would not want the ground to dry up too much.

11
(5)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: M Dwyer |  T: Mrs A J Perrett|  OR: 59
12/1

Maiden after seven races, the last four of them in handicap company. No real encouragement at Windsor recently and is readily opposed despite a 3lb lower mark.

12
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-3  |  J: J Fanning |  T: W J Knight|  OR: 54|  BF
12/1

Off the mark at the 18th attempt when scoring over 1m2f at Chelmsford in August. By no means disgraced on the AW since, but 1m6f on turf is a completely different ball game for him.

Non-Runners

5
(4)
Counterfeiter17
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 8
T: M R Bosley  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Chivers (9/2), Fields Of Fortune (11/2), Le Torrent (11/2), Multigifted (7/1), Age Of Wisdom (8/1), Ravenous (9/1), Give Him Time (10/1), The Juggler (12/1), Tapdancealltheway (12/1), Navajo Star (14/1), Tiar Na Nog (33/1), Counterfeiter (33/1)

Verdict

Le Torrent is the obvious starting point after his two victories following a break, but both his turf wins have come on firm ground so he may be worth opposing. MULTIGIFTED chased him home at Lingfield last month and although she is slightly worse off at the weights, any cut in the ground will be in her favour. Fields Of Fortune enters calculations returned to the Flat, while Chivers is clearly a threat after winning over this trip earlier in the week. Age Of Wisdom is in good heart, but previous efforts at this venue have been ordinary.
  1. Multigifted
  2. Chivers
  3. Le Torrent

Previous Winners

2017
October Storm
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: G Lee
  |  
T: M R Channon
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £5,175.002nd: £1,540.003rd: £770.004th: £385.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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