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14:20 Fontwell

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £2341.78
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 4m 59s
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.80
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 1155-P

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won two AW bumpers in January and was respectable fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) when back over hurdles in April; ran very poorly there last month, after a break, but might show a bit more in refitted cheekieces here.

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8th

3

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Jumping Cats

11st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Deborah Faulkner

midfield, dropped to rear and pushed along 6th, blundered 7th, ridden and lost touch after 4 out

8/1

2

29th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Jumping Cats

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Deborah Faulkner

towards rear, pushed along with one circuit to go, dropped to last 5th, ridden 4 out, well beaten but staying on when fell 2 out

16/1

4th

1

(1)

24th May 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

19:10 Lingfield (AW)

Jumping Cats

9st 10lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Unconvincing record since his two wins over hurdles in October, most recently fourth in Leicester seller back on the Flat; however, good chance on peak form (won off this mark on AW in 2019 and 2020).

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7-0511 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Opened account with clearcut success at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July, his eighth hurdle start, and probably didn't need to match that level of form to follow up in four-runner contest in Jersey last month; not yet proven on ground slower than good but has scope for further improvement.

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4th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

No Worries

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Last win came over fences here in November 2022; two minor honours in that sphere last summer but lost his form, including three runs over hurdles when last seen in the autumn; had good record after a break, prior to last season.

14/1

0

13

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

No Worries

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Last success came over fences a year ago; couple of poor efforts since returned to hurdles and he has a doubt over current form; opposed.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: P3-2 BF

Last run: 153 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Pulled up over 2m4f on stable/hurdle debut in March but fared considerably better when placed in two subsequent 2m maidens; makes handicap debut after five-month break and probably needs to improve again to defy topweight, but this move back up in trip ought to suit.

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4th

1

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:20 Fontwell

Nashville Nipper

12st 1lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

in touch with leaders

12/1

3rd

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Nashville Nipper

11st 11lb

J: Lt Billy Aprahamian

T: Toby Lawes

Back from a long absence at Fontwell a month ago (2m1f, good to soft) and he pushed a well-in winner all the way; these softer conditions won't inconvenience him if he can hold his form (usually consistent).

15/2

2nd

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

11:57 Fontwell

Nashville Nipper

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Toby Lawes

Consistent sort who ran well off 3lb higher on last appearance; however, badly lacks recent match practice (absent since March 2022) and takes on a couple of last-time-out scorers.

10/1

Form: 95666-

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Dual Irish point winner; unplaced all five hurdle starts but her two handicap runs in March (1m7f/2m4f) were respectable and she has each-way claims if fully tuned up after her summer break.

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8

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:15 Fontwell

Doyen Queen

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Runner-up twice on heavy ground towards end of 2021 (2m3f/2m7f) and made pleasing return from long absence when fourth in Warwick maiden (2m3f, good) last month; back in a handicap on a workable mark here and any rain will enhance her claims.

6/1

4th

8

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Doyen Queen

10st 13lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Paul Henderson

0-10 over hurdles and not seen since finishing second off lowly handicap mark at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) in December 2021; even if she's fully tuned up today, a minor role is probably her best hope.

20/1

2nd

7

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Doyen Queen

10st 11lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Paul Henderson

Has shown enough to suggest she can win over hurdles and usually runs well up to a point but has yet to seriously threaten; hood returns and perhaps a first-time tongue-strap can provide the boost she needs.

6/1

5/2

Form: 6/342-

Last run: 388 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Unexposed mare who was clear second to well-handicapped rival on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good; first-time tongue-tie) in September 2020; will be very dangerous here if in similar form after 388-day absence.

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4th

6

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:59 Newton Abbot

Gaot

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Harry Fry

3

19th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:10 Uttoxeter

Gaot

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Heavy-ground winner in France; frustrating so far in Britain and made it 0-9 for her current yard when placed again at Plumpton (2m, soft) a month ago; has to deliver, but has been found another good opportunity.

7/4

3rd

2

14th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:40 Plumpton

Gaot

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Harry Fry

Heavy-ground winner in France; has yet to open her account in Britain but there has been plenty of promise in her races, often from well off the pace; might not be straightforward but she's sure to pop up sooner or later in a race of this nature.

7/2

Form: 3346-7

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Safely held over 2m5f here on latest outing in May and now 0-6 over hurdles but has been given a chance by the handicapper and capable 5lb claimer Niall Houlihan is enlisted; market support will make him of interest.

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6th

5

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:20 Fontwell

Ballydoyle

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Safely held over 2m5f here on latest outing in May and now 0-6 over hurdles but has been given a chance by the handicapper and capable 5lb claimer Niall Houlihan is enlisted; market support will make him of interest.

8/1

Form: 7-3178 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to double his hurdling tally in modest event at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in June but safely held on both subsequent outings; others have more persuasive profiles.

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6th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Black Lightning

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Strike-rate of 3-41 and has struggled since finishing fourth here last summer; not the percentage call.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-4F

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Made promising rules debut when third at Plumpton (2m, good) in April; tailed off at Kempton (2m5f, good) the following month and fell here later in May but may yet build upon the initial effort.

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3rd

6

30th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Belle Jour

10st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Chris Gordon

prominent, ridden after 4 out, stayed on but held from 2 out, finished lame (jockey said gelding hung right-handed. vet reported gelding finished lame on his left fore)

11/2

3rd

3

23rd Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

19:00 Fontwell

Belle Jour

11st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

prominent, ridden home turn, outpaced before 2 out, went third run-in, stayed on

3/1

3rd

6

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Belle Jour

10st 13lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, pushed along 7th, ridden 4 out, well held from 3 out, stayed on run-in, went third final strides

4/1

Form: 492

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Very modest maiden on the Flat and soundly beaten on first two hurdle starts, but shaped with much more promise when second (albeit third best on merit) in Newton Abbot maiden (2m2f, good to firm) in August and now makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark.

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12

25th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:45 Lingfield

Allsfineandandy

10st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Colin Tizzard

0-19 on Flat and 0-4 over hurdles, runner-up in a maiden at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good to firm) in August before two heavy defeats in handicaps; switches to chasing and a new trip, from 5lb out of the handicap.

Form: /7P5-9

Last run: 153 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Didn't show any significant promise in three novice/maiden hurdles (2m-2m1f) and today's handicap debut comes after a five-month break but he's with a good stable and open to improvement; tongue-tie fitted.

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10th

7

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:20 Fontwell

Thatsentertainment

10st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Colin Tizzard

Didn't show any significant promise in three novice/maiden hurdles (2m-2m1f) and today's handicap debut comes after a five-month break but he's with a good stable and open to improvement; tongue-tie fitted.

14/1

Form: 587-P5

Last run: 135 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten outsider in his first two handicaps (2m7f/3m1f); drops back in trip after five-month break; 1lb out of the weights; needs his spring wind op to have made a big difference.

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8th

13

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:25 Market Rasen

Givehimhisdew

10st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Katharine Davis

Modest maiden who's just out of the weights back in handicap company; ran as well as could have been hoped for in a seller last time but it might be unwise to take that at face value.

33/1

5th

3

9th Dec 2021

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:30 Taunton

Givehimhisdew

10st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Katharine Davis

Unplaced all nine hurdling starts, including three heavy defeats off lowly marks in handicaps this autumn (2m-2m7f); blinkers left off today; doesn't have much going for him.

25/1

15

25th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Lingfield

Givehimhisdew

10st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Katharine Davis

11-race maiden under rules; had wind surgery in May and blinkers on latest start but continues to make no impact; 8lb out of the handicap.

66/1

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Straight Forecast £658.00
Tricast £5724.90
Trifecta £15978.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gaot

POSTDATA:

Allsfineandandy

TOPSPEED:

Ballydoyle

The Times:

Belle Jour

The Star:

No Worries

WEST COUNTRY:

Thatsentertainment

Daily Express:

Nashville Nipper

Daily Mail:

Doyen Queen

RP Ratings:

Gaot

Telegraph:

Gaot

The Guardian:

Gaot

The Sun:

Gaot

Daily Record:

Allsfineandandy

Daily Mirror:

Ballydoyle