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Belhaven Brewery Go North Cab On Target Handicap Hurdle (Series Final) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 2m 4f 189y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Belhaven Brewery Go North Cab On Target Handicap Hurdle (Series Final) (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: 1-2123 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Progressive last year, winning two handicaps (2m4f, good to soft/soft); not quite at her best at Catterick in January but had a break subsequently; goes well fresh; one to consider; declared 5:05 Musselburgh yesterday.

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8th

2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Autumn Return

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ruth Jefferson

Her second 2m4f handicap success when winning here in November (soft) and then second at Market Rasen (2m) to last week's Haydock runner-up Holly; wasn't at the peak of her powers at Catterick last time but had a break since then and seems to go well fresh.

7/1

3rd

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Autumn Return

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ruth Jefferson

Made it 2-2 in 2m4f handicaps when winning at Musselburgh (soft) in November; bumped into rejuvenated winner when second at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago and she's a solid contender now back up in trip; won on sole previous visit to Catterick.

4/1

Form: 011132 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy/good) this winter and has run well in defeat the last twice, most recently behind an unexposed winner at Haydock (3m, soft); every chance he'll again be thereabouts.

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14th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

North Parade

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Progressive 9yo who won three in a row at Newcastle (2m4f, good-heavy) during the winter and was placed on his last two appearances (2m3f/3m); goes well for William Maggs and ought to make his presence felt again.

10/1

2nd

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

North Parade

11st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Won three in a row under William Maggs at Newcastle (2m4f, good/heavy) this winter and kept on well for third at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago, having lost ground when short of room on the home turn; he's worth a go at this new trip and may well be involved.

4/1

Form: 111B21 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Landed hat-trick at end of last year (first two legs over C&D) and won over C&D (soft) last month; did it narrowly from Forged Well latest and is up 4lb in this warmer race, but he's progressive and entitled to respect.

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11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual C&D scorer before Christmas who posted another very good effort here when second of eight over 2m6f 23 days ago; up 3lb but he ought to be in the shake-up once more.

6/1

Form: 346612 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ready win on handicap debut at Southwell (2m, soft) last month and close second at Haydock (2m3f, soft) next time when clear with a progressive winner; he's climbing the weights but is unexposed and could go well once more.

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7th

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Kilta

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Won comfortably on handicap debut at Southwell (2m, soft) last month and ran big race in defeat at Haydock (2m3f, soft) 16 days layer, keeping on strongly for a close second (front pair pulled well clear); moves up further in trip here and could still have a lot more to offer.

6/1

Form: -33134

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

5yo who showed solid handicap form last year and won at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) in January; however, he was beaten the next twice and needs something extra today; declared 6:40 Musselburgh yesterday.

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7th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Duyfken

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders

15/2

7th

6

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Duyfken

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Consistent 5yo who is fine over 2m and 2m4f; heavy ground perhaps not ideal last time when first tried in a tongue-tie and could run well if back on song, for all that he might now be too high in the weights.

14/1

Form: 21/653

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

He's well handicapped on his form from early 2022; returned from an absence this winter and hasn't run badly the last twice, but he needs to raise his game if he's to come out on top this afternoon.

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1st

4

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

17:20 Stratford

Golfe Clair

11st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

in touch with leaders, raced in fourth after 3rd, disputing second when pecked on landing 2 out, ridden approaching last, pressed leader run-in, led towards finish

7/1

3rd

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Golfe Clair

11st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

midfield, headway 6th, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for first two

11/2

Form: 908334

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Three-time French hurdle winner; below par at Catterick last time but prior to that he posted good thirds at Newcastle (2m4f, good) and Wetherby (2m3f, soft) and this 6yo holds each-way claims if bouncing back to form.

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3rd

7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Singapore Trip

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French 6yo who has been placed on two of his four starts for Micky Hammond, latterly in good-quality Wetherby handicap (2m3f, soft) in January; below form on latest outing but still enters calculations.

12/1

Form: 13P2

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well to win at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) on rules debut; pulled up at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in his first handicap but much more like it when keeping on for very close second to Eloi Du Puy over this C&D (soft) last month; a stronger gallop in this bigger field could be right up his street and this unexposed 5yo is open to further improvement.

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6th

8

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Forged Well

11st 6lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Low-mileage 5yo who bounced back quickly from very disappointing handicap debut when very close second to Eloi Du Puy over C&D (soft) last month; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but can make further progress.

9/1

2nd

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Forged Well

11st 3lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Looked a good prospect when going in at the first time of asking over hurdles at Carlisle (2m3f) in December but he was pulled up on his handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f) last month; he needs to get back on track.

20/1

Form: -98711 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Bumper runner-up who bolted up off modest opening mark on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) in February, and comfortably defied 7lb penalty at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) seven days later; today's race is much more competitive but a mark 8lb higher than last time may not stop this thriving 7yo.

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2nd

9

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eire Street

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Well beaten in 2m novice here on stable debut in December but 2-2 since switched to handicaps, the latest win gained in very good style at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in February; seemingly on a steep upward curve; major player.

11/2

1st

7

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Eire Street

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Opened his account with a 25l success at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last Monday, on handicap debut and second run for new yard; good chance under 7lb penalty, provided the form is repeated in this different scenario (longer distance, contrasting course and higher grade).

Evs

Form: 445144 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

3m point winner who won a 2m maiden hurdle here (heavy) in December and was a fair fourth over today's C&D (soft) on last month's handicap debut; he's lightly raced and could build on that latest effort, but needs to as he was around 7l behind Eloi Du Puy and Forged Well.

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2nd

10

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Dream Boy

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won 2m course maiden (heavy) in December; finished fourth in all three runs since but he was only beaten 3l behind Kingston Bridge in a big-field handicap here (2m5f, soft) last time; rallied well in that race and he looks interesting on his step up to this trip.

8/1

4th

11

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Dream Boy

11st 4lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won 2m course maiden in December (heavy ground) and looked suited by the step up in trip when very respectable fourth over C&D (soft; race won by Eloi Du Puy) on last month's handicap debut; 1lb drop not enough to tempt today, though.

16/1

Abandoned

Form: 522031

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won under Ben Smith at Ayr (2m, good) four weeks ago; he may be improving and he went close over Carlisle's stiff, extended 2m3f in December, but he was no match for Eire Street when third at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) two starts ago and he might be vulnerable now back up in trip on testing ground.

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3rd

14

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Dance Thief

10st 3lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Only 1-7 in points and now 1-9 under rules after a breakthrough win under Ben Smith over C&D last month; however, that was a Class 4 handicap and this is a whole lot tougher (up 4lb).

10/1

Form: 254402 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Returned to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago behind a progressive winner; back up 1lb he's off the same mark as when winning this last year (good to soft) and has to be in calculations.

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2nd

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Less Legacy

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

midfield

12/1

8th

13

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Less Legacy

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won this race off today's mark a year ago (good to soft) and signalled a return to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; enters calculations.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 1133P3 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last October (2m4f, good/soft) and returned to form with 6l third of 11 at Catterick (2m3f, soft) last time; that performance can be upgraded as he came from the rear in a race dominated throughout by the front two, and he's not discounted.

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3rd

5

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Zwicky

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 14th

14/1

9th

14

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Zwicky

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Won three times over hurdles (2m4f-2m5f) last year and quickly put a duff effort behind him when placed at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in February but will need to find hidden reserves to win a race this competitive.

10/1

Form: 2-3075 C

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

He's on a handy mark on last season's best efforts (won here on heavy) and ran well here on his reappearance last October; however, three lesser performances have followed and he needs to turn things around.

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1st

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Faithfulflyer

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, dropped to midfield after 2nd, headway and went second after 3 out, led going best 2 out, pushed along and went clear approaching last, comfortably

10/1

13th

15

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Faithfulflyer

10st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ended last season with a good effort and made quite pleasing reappearance in October but has not been firing on all cylinders since; has more to prove than a few of these.

16/1

Abandoned

Form: 212417 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Disappointing at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago but he was progressive previously and won by 10l at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February; wears first-time cheekpieces and is not written off.

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16th

16

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Libor Lad

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Took form to whole new level when winning comfortably at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February, his 11th hurdling start, but was safely held (albeit on heavy ground) off new mark last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time cheekpieces here.

16/1

Form: 2P5137

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won at Musselburgh (3m, soft) last November but didn't really threaten on his next two starts (and was withdrawn in between having refused to line up); others are more compelling; declared 6:10 Musselburgh yesterday.

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7th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Sanosuke

12st 0lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

Musselburgh winner off 5lb lower in November and fair efforts since; could go well but has his quirks (refused to line up and was withdrawn at Musselburgh last time).

10/1

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