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16:56 Wetherby

Good To Soft

racingtv.com Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 3m 0f 26y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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racingtv.com Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: -58PP3

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles; put some poor runs behind him when rallying third here (2m3f, heavy; refitted cheekpieces; well backed) last month but has stamina to prove today and his overall profile remains unconvincing.

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4th

8

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Great Raffles

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual hurdle winner (once here) in spring 2022 but has not shown a great deal in three slow-ground chases this season (2m4f-2m7f) and needs to turn a corner.

16/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

15:17 Wetherby

Great Raffles

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

He's well treated on last season's hurdle form and it's still early days over fences, but if he's to threaten he needs to produce more than he's managed on his first two runs in this discipline.

8/1

5th

7

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Great Raffles

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

11/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 74749

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Very respectable fourth of 14 on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) in December but his run on good ground at Uttoxeter in January was a backward step; improvement needed over new trip here.

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1st

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

R Bernard

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Came good over hurdles on second start for current stable, making all to win fairly easily here (3m2f, good to soft) last month; went up 10lb for that but could quite plausibly make further progress for Mel Rowley.

7/4

1st

15

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

R Bernard

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

0-9 over hurdles; unable to justify heavy market support when third on last month's stable debut at Southwell (3m, soft) and effectively 3lb higher here but that was his first start since November and it will be interesting to see whether his backers wade in again.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: V04653

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Stuck to her task pretty well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, good) 11 days ago but is now 0-9 over hurdles and a couple of the others look more interesting.

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3rd

10

22nd Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:10 Kelso

Veshenskaya

10st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

towards rear of midfield, nudged along 3 out (usual 4 out), pushed along but in touch with leaders omitted 2 out, keeping on last, no extra run-in, weakened towards finish

5/1

1st

6

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

Veshenskaya

10st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

14-race maiden but had wind surgery last month and has run well with thirds at Newcastle (2m7f) and Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in both runs since; only beaten 1l off same mark last time and should be in the mix again.

6/1

3rd

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

Veshenskaya

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Stuck to her task pretty well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, good) 11 days ago but is now 0-9 over hurdles and a couple of the others look more interesting.

8/1

Form: -51212 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Progressive 7yo who gained the second of his two hurdling wins over this C&D in January (good to soft) and was clear of the third when second at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago; leading contender.

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4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Malinas Island

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned from a long absence with a fair fourth on his chase debut over C&D (good to soft) in November; has had some more time off since but he runs off his last winning hurdle mark today and he's also effective on soft ground; not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 705

Last run: 92 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in three slow-ground maiden/novice hurdles (2m3f-2m4f) towards end of 2021 but had a wind op in December and is open to improvement if the new trip and/or drying ground suit on today's handicap debut.

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5th

5

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

Fitz In

10st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

Soundly beaten in three slow-ground maiden/novice hurdles (2m3f-2m4f) towards end of 2021 but had a wind op in December and is open to improvement if the new trip and/or drying ground suit on today's handicap debut.

11/2

5th

5

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Lingfield

Fitz In

11st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Harry Whittington

Runner-up in a point last December but well beaten in both starts over hurdles; tongue-strap now fitted.

40/1

10th

4

7th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:00 Uttoxeter

Fitz In

10st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

Showed promise in British point last December but was beaten long way in Chepstow maiden hurdle (2m3f) on rules debut; possibly one for handicaps and/or chasing later on.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 324356

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-14 over hurdles but earns pretty good marks for his consistency since returning in the autumn from a layoff; goes beyond 2m5f for first time and won't be far away if his stamina holds out; tongue-tie fitted.

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4

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Bestiarius

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Veteran who had an irregular heartbeat when last seen (pulled up); placed on four occasions otherwise this term but his strike-rate is still unimpressive; others are far less exposed.

14/1

5

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:20 Kelso

Bestiarius

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Only one jumps win since heavy-ground debut bumper success in 2016; creditable effort over this C&D last time and should give another good account returned to a soft surface.

4/1

2nd

9

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:24 Kelso

Bestiarius

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gillian Boanas

prominent

25/1

Form: 689F

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; made reasonably encouraging rules debut in October but struggled on next two hurdling starts and fell heavily on chase/handicap debut; back hurdling today; remains unexposed but others are much more persuasive.

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7th

2

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

Truckin With Paddy

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Pat Murphy

Irish point winner; made reasonably encouraging rules debut in October but struggled on next two hurdling starts and fell heavily on chase/handicap debut; back hurdling today; remains unexposed but others are much more persuasive.

10/1

3

12th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:43 Uttoxeter

Truckin With Paddy

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Pat Murphy

Came good in Irish points at ninth attempt, on yielding to soft ground last May; soundly beaten at triple-digit odds in three novice hurdles for new stable in the autumn (2m-2m1f) but switches to a 3m chase for today's handicap debut and might be seen in a much better light this time.

7/1

9th

11

14th Nov 2021

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

12:25 Fontwell

Truckin With Paddy

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Pat Murphy

Took nine attempts to get off the mark in points and has finished well behind in his two novice hurdles.

100/1

Form: P4522P BF

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on consecutive starts last summer (2m5f chase/2m7f, good) and will have obvious claims if in similar form; however, favourite on yesterday's return at Southwell but he faded and was pulled up before two out; drying ground will suit.

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6th

8

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Worcester

Train Hill

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

pressed leader, prominent when jumped badly right 1st, mistake 2nd, led 12th, headed when pecked on landing 4 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, tailed off (jockey said gelding stopped quickly; trainer said gelding made jumping errors at the first three fences; vet said that a post-race examination during routine testing failed to reveal any significant abnormalities)

8/1

5th

6

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 191y

Class 5

18:40 Market Rasen

Train Hill

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

midfield, ridden home turn, made no telling impression

9/2

6th

5

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Train Hill

10st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

in touch with leaders, headway 7th, every chance 9th, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced

14/1

Form: -19649

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Came good with 5l win at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last June but yet to build on that success; will be fine over today's trip but comes here after a heavy defeat two weeks ago; others preferred.

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13

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Wherewouldugetit

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Sara Ender

Won over C&D in June 2021 but lightly raced and disappointing since; 4lb out of the weights on this first start for over two years; big leap of faith required to support him.

33/1

8

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

Wherewouldugetit

10st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Sara Ender

Came good with 5l win at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last June but yet to build on that success; will be fine over today's trip but comes here after a heavy defeat two weeks ago; others preferred.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £513.00
Straight Forecast £422.50
Tricast £2305.90
Trifecta £2306.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Malinas Island

The Star:

Train Hill

The Times:

Veshenskaya

TOPSPEED:

Bestiarius

RP Ratings:

Malinas Island

POSTDATA:

Malinas Island

Telegraph:

Malinas Island

The Guardian:

Malinas Island

Daily Mail:

Malinas Island

Daily Express:

Malinas Island

Daily Mirror:

Malinas Island

The Sun:

Malinas Island

Daily Record:

Malinas Island