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William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2341.78
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 30s
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William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 1-1276 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won twice in the spring (2m3f, good/2m5f, good to firm) and is back on a workable mark now but needs to up his game after two 30l defeats.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Kilchreest Moon

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

jumped left throughout, led, prominent when headed 1st, led 2 out, ridden when hampered last, soon faced strong challenge, kept on well final 110yds, just held on

5/1

5th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Kilchreest Moon

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

prominent, mistake 3rd, dropped to midfield and pushed along 11th, lost position 3 out, got behind from 2 out

3/1

1st

4

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

19:30 Newton Abbot

Kilchreest Moon

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

Three-time hurdle winner and has run solid races in 2m4f/2m5f handicaps since returning from a break; this is a belated debut over fences but he's not had all that much racing.

11/4

11/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 251656 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won quite comfortably off 4lb lower at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) in June but is yet to build on that success; any lingering juice in the ground will aid his cause here but others have more pressing claims.

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7th

6

(1)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Chepstow

Alramz

8st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sue Gardner

towards rear

10/1

5

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Alramz

10st 12lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Just one win from his 32 starts and that was two years ago and on soft ground; ended 2022 tamely and he needs to have been revived by a six-month break.

8/1

7

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Alramz

11st 0lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Consistent enough but with a strike-rate of 1-31 he struggles to win; fell early last time; best form is over shorter.

7/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: -4P70P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has some useful form on his record but became disappointing over fences for Alan King last season and there has been no revival over hurdles/fences for new stable this term (four runs); swaps cheekpieces for blinkers.

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5th

11

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Rebel Royal

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Blinkers replaced by cheekpieces when beaten 11l at Stratford (2m2f+, good), a track he tends to run well; 3lb out of the weights and with a strike-rate of 2-34, he's not wildly appealing.

16/1

5th

10

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Rebel Royal

10st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Just 1-23 over hurdles, the win gained in 2019; ran well to a point at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month, though, and was placed on three of his four previous C&D starts; not ruled each-way out off career-low mark; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces; effective on good and soft ground.

14/1

Form: -23317 CD BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Placed on first three starts for Ben Pauling then beat a next-time-out winner to score over C&D (good) in August; didn't have race run to suit when seventh (not beaten far) at Exeter recently and remains very much of interest.

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2nd

1

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

18:10 Market Rasen

Serjeant Painter

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, headway after 4 out, made strong challenge but short of room after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on but held run-in

9/4

1st

4

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

13:00 Stratford

Serjeant Painter

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, went third 9th, mistake 2 out, ridden and went second home turn, led approaching last, 2 lengths ahead last, idled run-in, ridden out

6/5

7th

8

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:00 Southwell

Serjeant Painter

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear, steady headway from 8th, went third but pushed along before 3 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, jumped left last, stayed on run-in, went second final strides

8/1

Form: /P91-6

Last run: 162 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Improved to gain hard-fought success on handicap hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) in April; below that level at Market Rasen the following month and not seen again since but his winning form has worked out well and he remains lightly raced in this sphere.

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10th

9

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Harry The Norseman

8st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Charlie Longsdon

First past the post by 18l in a chase in May, only to be disqualified for taking the wrong course, but both subsequent runs over jumps were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's Flat return; best form has been on good or slower ground.

20/1

Form: 94-712 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Easily won four-runner maiden hurdle in Jersey in August, his second stable start, and was close second in 14-runner selling handicap at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) when back on the mainland last month; went up 4lb for the latter run but still features prominently in calculations here.

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2nd

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Masterdream

11st 11lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

15/2

6th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Neil Mulholland

Won in good style at Hereford (3m1f, good) on November 6; only fifth when unpenalised at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) last Thursday and his new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but it wasn't a bad run last time and today's forecast better ground may well be a plus; capable of big run.

9/2

5th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

15:51 Market Rasen

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, challenging when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

13/8

Form: 526524

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles when with Fergal O'Brien but made quite pleasing stable debut when keeping-on fourth at Exeter (2m, good to firm; first-time tongue-tie) last week; each-way claims if in similar form again.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:27 Taunton

Dolly McQueen

10st 10lb

J: David Prichard

T: Barry Brennan

9th

10

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Dolly McQueen

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Barry Brennan

Found her niche in good-ground non-handicap sellers late last year, scooting clear over this C&D before proving 8l too good for Colonel Lesley at Taunton last month (RPR 90); 3lb higher than for last handicap outing, but respected on those recent successes and will welcome any dry-out.

8/1

13

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Dolly McQueen

11st 11lb

Found her level with two selling wins in the autumn (one over C&D); well held on the AW last week but of more concern is that the wins came on good ground and not certain to be as effective on slower.

9/1

Form: 9965-2

Last run: 152 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Bettered disappointing handicap hurdle debut when second of six at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) in May, despite racing too freely, and subsequently won on the Flat but his last two Flat runs were disappointing and others here appeal more.

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3rd

6

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Ascot Day

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

led, went clear after 2nd, short of room when headed before 2 out, weakening when hit last

20/1

7th

11

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Ascot Day

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Five-time winner on the Flat but 0-11 over hurdles; back from long absence with two heavy defeats this summer (Flat/hurdle) and 3lb out of the weights today; has a lot to prove.

33/1

7th

8

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Ascot Day

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Five-time Flat winner but he's 0-10 over hurdles; finished runner-up in two hurdle handicaps last spring but he returned from a lengthy absence with a tailed-off effort at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) two weeks ago; has something to prove after that and this looks tough back in this sphere.

16/1

Form: 64470-

Last run: 201 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Made quite encouraging start to handicap career when fourth twice on soft ground last December (2m4f/2m3f; cheekpieces added) but ended last season with two heavy defeats; returns from 201-day layoff here.

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9th

9

16th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:20 Stratford

Coachella Green

10st 11lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Made quite encouraging start to handicap career when fourth twice on soft ground last December (2m4f/2m3f; cheekpieces added) but ended last season with two heavy defeats; returns from 201-day layoff here.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 551-02

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won juvenile hurdle just over a year ago and seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second in Fontwell handicap (2m1f, good to soft) last month; dropped in grade here; high on the list.

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4th

4

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Dutch Admiral

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Left some very uninspiring AW form behind when respectable fourth on hurdling return at Worcester (2m, good) last month but is not sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip and others have more persuasive profiles; most turf form is on good ground; once ran well on good to soft.

14/1

4th

7

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Worcester

Dutch Admiral

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Won a Huntingdon juvenile hurdle in September 2020 but rather inconsistent form over hurdles after that; not been in best of form on the Flat this year following 444-day break (tried in headgear); others preferred.

25/1

10th

4

(5)

25th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dutch Admiral

9st 8lb

J: Deon Le Roux

T: David Bridgwater

disputed lead, raced in second under 4f out, pushed along and lost second over 3f out, dropped to rear and struggling from over 1f out

16/1

Form: 640-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise on first two hurdle starts, and subsequent 72l defeat in good-quality contest on heavy ground at Sandown shouldn't be viewed harshly; makes handicap debut after 240-day absence but has potential.

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14th

14

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Picturesque View

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Lacked fluency and was always towards rear when 40-1 for last month's seasonal/handicap debut at Stratford (2m2f, good); has cheekpieces fitted here and remains unexposed but could be considered only if much stronger in the betting this time.

50/1

11th

2

16th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:20 Stratford

Picturesque View

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: David Bridgwater

Displayed promise on first two hurdle starts, and subsequent 72l defeat in good-quality contest on heavy ground at Sandown shouldn't be viewed harshly; makes handicap debut after 240-day absence but has potential.

16/1

Form: P0-P2P CD

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Made all over C&D in summer 2019 but is yet to add to that success; stayed on for modest second in 3m chase in June but generally very disappointing under all codes this year.

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0

11

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Scottsdale

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Peter Winks

Won over hurdles in 2019 but it's a long time since he showed any worthwhile form under any code; 3lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

7th

8

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:55 Sedgefield

Scottsdale

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Peter Winks

led, headed but prominent after 4th, switched right and led again 7th, joined 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

66/1

Form: /3U1F/ BF

Last run: 590 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles with eased-down success at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) in February 2020 but absent since last-flight fall there the following month and entitled to benefit from today's outing.

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1st

6

14th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

17:10 Exeter

Dr Oakley

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

8

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Dr Oakley

10st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

3rd

7

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Dr Oakley

10st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Hurdles winner two years ago; respectable effort at this course (2m6f, soft; second chase start) last week, leaving the impression he'll benefit from today's first-time cheekpieces; big player off same mark (due to go up 2lb in future).

7/2

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Straight Forecast £706.70
Tricast £22439.00
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Masterdream

POSTDATA:

Serjeant Painter

WEST COUNTRY:

Dutch Admiral

The Times:

Harry The Norseman

RP Ratings:

Dolly McQueen

Daily Mirror:

Coachella Green

Telegraph:

Dutch Admiral

The Sun:

Masterdream

The Star:

Masterdream

Daily Record:

Masterdream

Daily Express:

Harry The Norseman

The Guardian:

Serjeant Painter

Daily Mail:

Serjeant Painter