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Gerald Emery Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (3) Class 3

  • Distance: 2m 1f 61y
  • Age: 5yo
  • Runners: 5
  • Prize: £14,150

Four-time winner over hurdles and narrowly denied a fifth success at Carlisle in February. Both subsequent efforts have been poor, though, and hopes pinned on the switch to fences sparking a revival.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
06/05/23 Hexham 10/10 Charlotte Jones Hurdle 2m 48y Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs
22/03/23 Haydock Park 8/10 Charlotte Jones Hurdle 2m 2f 191y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
06/02/23 Carlisle 2/13 Charlotte Jones Hurdle 2m 1f Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
27/08/22 Cartmel -/11 Charlotte Jones Hurdle 2m 1f 46y Good 11st 2lbs
16/07/22 Cartmel 4/14 Charlotte Jones Hurdle 2m 1f 46y Good 11st 4lbs
26/06/22 Cartmel 6/13 William Shanahan Hurdle 2m 1f 46y Gd/Sft 10st 8lbs
01/06/22 Cartmel 1/5 Charlotte Jones Hurdle 2m 1f 46y Soft 12st 0lbs
18/04/22 Fakenham 3/5 K. Brogan Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs
18/03/22 Fakenham 2/6 Brendan Powell Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs
23/02/22 Ludlow 5/8 K. Brogan Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 0lbs
15/01/22 Lingfield Park 7/9 Jack Mitchell Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 0lbs
19/12/21 Fakenham 1/10 K. Brogan Hurdle 2m 3y Soft 11st 9lbs
04/12/21 Sandown Park 5/9 Niall Houlihan Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Soft 11st 2lbs
12/11/21 Cheltenham 10/18 K. Brogan Hurdle 2m 87y Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs
27/10/21 Fakenham 1/7 K. Brogan Hurdle 2m 3y Good 11st 6lbs
03/10/21 Uttoxeter 1/8 K. Brogan Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
08/09/21 Uttoxeter 4/16 K. Brogan Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good 11st 12lbs
22/06/21 Newton Abbot 4/9 Mr Lewis Saunders Hurdle 2m 167y Soft 11st 1lbs
29/05/21 Ffos Las 7/12 Alan Johns Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 4lbs
28/09/20 Roscommon 3/14 Sean Flanagan Hurdle 2m Good 11st 9lbs
03/08/20 Roscommon 5/14 M. P. Fogarty Hurdle 2m 3f 185y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs
Mr R. J. Hewitt silk
No. 2

Smart at best on the Flat and positive start over hurdles, making it 4 on the spin at Musselburgh in December. However, form has subsequently dipped and needs to turn things around now switched to fences.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
12/05/23 Chester Chester Cup 14/16 L. F. Roche Flat 2m 2f 140y Soft 8st 5lbs
17/03/23 Fakenham 2/5 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 3y Soft B 12st 0lbs
25/02/23 Chepstow 10/12 Paul O'Brien Hurdle 2m 11y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
29/01/23 Sedgefield 5/7 Nick Scholfield Hurdle 2m 178y Soft 11st 11lbs
01/01/23 Musselburgh 7/10 Sean Quinlan Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Soft 11st 8lbs
05/12/22 Musselburgh 1/6 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Soft 11st 12lbs
12/11/22 Lingfield Park 10/11 Luke Morris Flat 1m 2f Std/Slow 9st 4lbs
26/10/22 Fakenham 1/7 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft H 11st 13lbs
18/09/22 Bro Park 1/6 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 2f 196y Good H 10st 12lbs
20/08/22 Newton Abbot 1/8 Nick Scholfield Hurdle 2m 167y Good H 11st 13lbs
21/07/22 Worcester 4/7 Nick Scholfield Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft H 11st 4lbs
14/07/22 Worcester 2/10 Nick Scholfield Hurdle 2m Good H 11st 4lbs
03/06/22 Doncaster 7/7 Paul Mulrennan Flat 7f 213y Gd/Frm B 8st 12lbs
21/05/22 Goodwood 9/9 Luke Morris Flat 1m 1f 197y Good 9st 3lbs
15/04/22 Newcastle 6/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 2f 42y Slow B 9st 5lbs
26/03/22 Kempton Park 2/8 Luke Morris Flat 1m 1f 219y Slow B 9st 0lbs
26/02/22 Lingfield Park Winter Derby Stakes 6/7 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 2f Std/Slow 9st 0lbs
05/02/22 Lingfield Park 4/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 2f Std 9st 0lbs
13/01/22 Newcastle 1/3 Daniel Tudhope Flat 1m 2f 42y Slow 9st 4lbs
02/09/21 Haydock Park 4/4 Dane O'Neill Flat 1m 3f 140y Gd/Frm z 9st 12lbs
10/07/21 York 18/20 Paul Hanagan Flat 1m 2f 56y Good 0 9st 8lbs

Showed plenty in 3 runs over hurdles in 2021 and proved that his ability remains intact when runner-up in a maiden at Uttoxeter (15.8f, soft) where he was returning from a 2-year layoff. Should be in the mix provided his jumping passes the test on this chase debut.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
06/05/23 Uttoxeter 2/11 Tom Bellamy Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Soft 11st 6lbs
27/05/21 Worcester 2/14 Tom Bellamy Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs
07/05/21 Market Rasen 2/12 Tom Bellamy Hurdle 2m 125y Good 11st 4lbs
29/03/21 Wincanton 2/10 Jack Foley Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good 11st 4lbs
20/11/20 Chepstow 8/12 James Bowen Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy 10st 12lbs
29/10/20 Newton Abbot 3/13 Adam Wedge Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Heavy 10st 12lbs
08/11/19 Le Mans 2/11 Alexandre Roussel Bumper 1m 3f 95y Heavy 10st 1lbs
30/06/19 Senonnes-Pouance 2/7 Alexandre Roussel Bumper 1m 3f 95y Good 9st 11lbs

Runner-up on 3 of his 4 completed starts over fences and would've won at Ayr in March had he safely negotiated the final fence. Major player.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
21/04/23 Ayr 2/6 Daryl Jacob Chase 2m 110y Good z 11st 7lbs
08/04/23 Carlisle 6/8 Daryl Jacob Chase 1m 7f 207y Good z 11st 5lbs
10/03/23 Ayr -/4 Daryl Jacob Chase 2m 110y Good z 11st 13lbs
14/02/23 Ayr 2/4 Daryl Jacob Chase 2m 110y Gd/Sft z 11st 10lbs
09/01/23 Ayr 2/5 Daryl Jacob Chase 2m 110y Heavy z 11st 12lbs
26/12/22 Down Royal -/10 Mr B. G. Crawford Chase 2m 4f Soft z 11st 12lbs
29/11/22 Punchestown 7/14 J. J. Slevin Hurdle 2m 5f 150y Gd/Sft z 11st 12lbs
02/08/22 Roscommon 5/15 Daryl Jacob Hurdle 2m 4f 198y Soft z 11st 12lbs
03/06/22 Down Royal 2/11 M. M. McDonagh Hurdle 2m 100y Gd/Sft z 11st 4lbs
18/12/21 Navan 7/21 J. J. Slevin Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft z 11st 9lbs
16/11/21 Ayr 7/13 Daryl Jacob Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs
30/10/21 Down Royal 5/7 Mr B. G. Crawford Bumper 2m 190y Soft 12st 1lbs
03/05/21 Down Royal 2/13 Mr B. G. Crawford Bumper 2m 100y Soft 11st 9lbs

Pretty useful hurdler and there were positives to glean from his chase debut at Warwick (16.2f, good to soft) where he was undone by a bad mistake at the fifth-last. Open to improvement in this sphere.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
01/05/23 Warwick 3/4 Brian Hughes Chase 2m 54y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs
14/04/23 Aintree Pinsent Masons 4/20 Peter Kavanagh Hurdle 2m 103y Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs
18/03/23 Kempton Park 7/10 Peter Kavanagh Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 11st 9lbs
28/01/23 Uttoxeter 6/9 Theo Gillard Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Soft 11st 4lbs
13/11/22 Cheltenham Greatwood Hurdle 11/13 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 87y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs
23/10/22 Aintree 2/11 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs
08/04/22 Aintree Top Novices' Hurdle 7/9 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 103y Good 11st 4lbs
29/01/22 Cheltenham Classic Novice Hurdle 3/6 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs
13/01/22 Catterick Bridge 1/4 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 3f 66y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
01/12/21 Haydock Park 1/3 Brian Hughes Hurdle 1m 7f 144y Soft 11st 5lbs
11/11/21 Sedgefield 1/11 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 178y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs
17/10/21 Sedgefield 1/7 Brian Hughes Bumper 2m 178y Good 11st 6lbs
28/09/21 Sedgefield 1/10 Brian Hughes Bumper 2m 178y Good 10st 10lbs