October 07 / 14.23 Worcester

14.23 Worcester Good To Soft

Ann Hitchings Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3158.68
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 1s
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Ann Hitchings Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 04173- BF

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Two wins from 15 attempts in France, including at Pau (2m3f, very soft) in January; has joined a yard with an excellent record with recruits from other stables and Cillin Leonard's 5lb claim is a gift; big player.
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4th

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Jesuitique

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

12th

15

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Jesuitique

10st 6lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Ex-French; won handicaps on three of his four starts for new yard, all under Cillin Leonard, including over 2m4f here (soft) on second occasion and in very good style over 3m at Haydock (soft) seven weeks ago; up another 10lb and in grade but can't be ruled out after that latest display.

11/1

1st

11

18th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Jesuitique

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Ex-French; won 2m4f handicaps at Worcester (good to soft) and Sandown (soft; stayed on strongly) this autumn on first two starts for new yard; good second over 2m7f at Market Rasen (good) in hat-trick bid, when he seemed to stay okay; unraced beyond that but it's worth a go.

7/2

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14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 229-28

Last run: 134 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
0-12 under rules but several pieces of form give him a chance under top weight, notably a second over 2m7f here (good; also handles soft) in May; has to put behind him a poor run three weeks later but that's not out of the question.
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3rd

1

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Worcester

Samtara

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: Martin Keighley

0-13 over hurdles but was close second in handicap here (2m4f, good) last autumn and again went down fighting in Ludlow maiden (2m5f, soft) in January; makes chasing debut after four-month break but has possibilties if he jumps well.

5/1

2nd

10

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Samtara

12st 8lb

0-14 and was inconsistent last year, finishing tailed off at Chepstow last time out in October; however, he's finished second on four of his last seven starts and shouldn't be far away if back to his best.

8/1

6th

2

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Samtara

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: Martin Keighley

0-11 over hurdles but ran big race in defeat when clear second at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) this month, after a break, and today's longer trip won't be a problem; might be the answer.

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6646-3

Last run: 143 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles for Nick Williams, but his best effort came when third of ten at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) when last seen in May; reappears for a new yard off a 2lb lower mark and may well be involved.
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9

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

3rd

3

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

16:40 Market Rasen

Alberic

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

1st

5

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Wincanton

Alberic

11st 7lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Progressive over hurdles in recent starts for new trainer and off the mark when 5-4 favourite in 13-runner conditionals' handicap at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) last time, narrowly but perhaps with more in the tank; up 6lb and this 5yo from the family of the stable's very useful chaser Chance Du Roy makes his chase debut.

5/2

Form: 24 BF

Last run: 135 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in novice at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) and maiden at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in May, better effort when 6l second of ten on first occasion; completely unexposed as he moves into handicaps after a break and commands major respect, especially if strong in the betting.
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5

4th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:15 Sandown

Colden’s Dream

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

In excellent hands and still has very low mileage; yet to be asked a question when falling three out in Leicester handicap (1m7f) last time; possibilities with a clear round.

5/1

4

15th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:30 Leicester

Colden’s Dream

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Promising second in novice hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) on debut; hasn't improved in two subsequent runs (2m4f) but he's in excellent hands and may yet take his form to a higher level; shortlisted.

7/2

4th

5

7th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Colden’s Dream

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Made the frame in novice at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) and maiden at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in May, better effort when 6l second of ten on first occasion; completely unexposed as he moves into handicaps after a break and commands major respect, especially if strong in the betting.

4/1

Form: 07-721 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Progressive 7yo; confirmed previous promise when gaining a clearcut win in seven-runner race at Fontwell (2m3f, good; 100-30) three weeks ago, making all; this race looks stronger and he's now 11lb higher but he's open to further improvement all the same.
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7

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Jakamani

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Mark Bradstock

8

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Jakamani

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mark Bradstock

Made all in good style at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last September and on that evidence today's 9lb higher mark may not be beyond him; however, he was soundly beaten in fifth at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) the following month and has something to prove on slow ground on his return from a break.

11/1

5th

4

7th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Jakamani

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Mark Bradstock

Progressive 7yo; confirmed previous promise when gaining a clearcut win in seven-runner race at Fontwell (2m3f, good; 100-30) three weeks ago, making all; this race looks stronger and he's now 11lb higher but he's open to further improvement all the same.

4/1

Form: P0-6F8

Last run: 133 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Off over a year before reappearing in February and unplaced all five starts since; hopes rest on another break and a tumbling handicap mark.
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4th

4

11th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

13:00 Hexham

Shaw’s Cross

10st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Inconsistent 10yo who has been beaten on his last 13 starts stretching back to December 2019, but he's been runner-up on two of his last three starts (2m, heavy/good to soft) and can be in the mix if on a going day.

3/1

2nd

5

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

15:15 Leicester

Shaw’s Cross

10st 3lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Paul Henderson

No match for Pride Of Lecale at Ffos Las (chase debut) in January but has a fighting chance on these revised terms provided he's back to form after pulling up at Chepstow; well handicapped on old hurdles form.

8/1

7

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:35 Plumpton

Shaw’s Cross

10st 3lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Paul Henderson

Infrequent winner over hurdles and has left it late to go over fences; good first effort when second over 2m at Ffos Las (heavy) but was behind when pulled up at Chepstow (2m3f, soft); opposable.

25/1

Form: 0U35-P

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Showed enough in novice races to make him of interest on July's C&D handicap debut, but he was pulled up (weak in the betting, reportedly made a noise) on his final outing for Johnny Farrelly; too soon to write him off but clearly has to leave that behind.
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7th

6

7th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Druim Samhraidh

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Laura Young

Showed enough in novice races to make him of interest on July's C&D handicap debut, but he was pulled up (weak in the betting, reportedly made a noise) on his final outing for Johnny Farrelly; too soon to write him off but clearly has to leave that behind.

11/1

Form: 2531- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 4yo; showed promise over 2m on his first three starts and made a winning handicap debut when stepped up to 2m4f at Wincanton (soft; 5-4 favourite) in March, coming from the rear; type to progress with racing, and high on the list off a 4lb higher mark.
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5

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Warwick

Admiral Balko

11st 2lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Sent chasing during the winter and was pulled up in the last two of three starts over fences; no great surprise to see him back hurdling and he did manage to win a handicap off a 6lb higher mark at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) a year ago; blinkers fitted for first time.

6/1

12

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Admiral Balko

11st 2lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Won off 2lb higher on handicap hurdle debut last March (2m4f, soft); fairly encouraging chase debut when fourth here (2m, good) in November but flopped badly back up in trip at Bangor last month; has a point to prove.

12/1

10

10th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 5

12:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Admiral Balko

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Only a 4yo; won his handicap hurdle over this trip on soft and off this very mark; beaten 7l on recent chase debut at Hereford and that was a sound effort over 2m on good ground; considered with improvement anticipated.

7/1

Form: 519-75 D BF

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose performer whose most recent success came over hurdles at Newbury (2m4f, good) in March; below par since, however, and well beaten on the Flat 12 days ago; others are more persuasive.
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9th

3

7th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Always Resolute

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Dual-purpose performer whose most recent success came over hurdles at Newbury (2m4f, good) in March; below par since, however, and well beaten on the Flat 12 days ago; others are more persuasive.

12/1

9th

3

(3)

25th Sep 2021

Good

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

16:25 Chester

Always Resolute

9st 9lb

J: Martin Dwyer

T: Ian Williams

Dual-purpose performer who won over hurdles earlier this year; last seen on the Flat when only tenth over 2m2f here in May and well beaten back jumping since.

20/1

Form: /24/54

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Promising in bumpers and on hurdle debut for Alan Jones, but disappeared for two years and no major promise in two runs this season; may do better now handicapping but has something to prove in terms of form.
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5th

4

1st Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

On The Meter

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Maiden; didn't appear to stay 3m1f+ here on last month's chasing debut and drop back in trip could do the trick; visor on for first time (replacing cheekpieces) and not impossible after the latest display.

9/2

3rd

3

18th Oct 2021

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

On The Meter

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Promise in bumpers and in one hurdle race for Alan Jones before going missing for two years; quiet in three runs for current yard (latest his handicap debut) and now goes chasing over a new trip; these aids worn before but not in unison; much to prove.

10/1

10th

8

7th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

On The Meter

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: David Bridgwater

Promising in bumpers and on hurdle debut for Alan Jones, but disappeared for two years and no major promise in two runs this season; may do better now handicapping but has something to prove in terms of form.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £561.00
Straight Forecast £592.50
Tricast £1929.50
Trifecta £2686.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Jakamani

WEST COUNTRY:

Admiral Balko

RP Ratings:

Jesuitique

SPOTLIGHT:

Alberic

POSTDATA:

Samtara

The Times:

Admiral Balko

Daily Express:

Admiral Balko

Daily Mirror:

Admiral Balko

The Guardian:

Jesuitique

Daily Record:

Jesuitique

Telegraph:

Jakamani

Daily Mail:

Jakamani

The Sun:

Jakamani

The Star:

Jakamani