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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3079.8
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 4m 31s
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 9U4-41

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Failed to beat a rival in a bumper or on first two completed hurdle starts but made all under Frederick Proctor to cause 66-1 surprise on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago; could easily have more to offer and needs to be taken very seriously.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

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11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Back to form with neck second of five in novice handicap chase at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; also effective over 2m4f and on soft ground; there's a suspicion that latest performance (when he lost a shoe) represents strong form and this 7yo novice could be in the mix once more.

15/2

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

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11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Better could have been expected in Grade 2 here (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; however, there was promise in his first two chase starts at Wincanton (1m7f, soft; in front when unseating two out) and here (2m, good to soft; third of four in Grade 2), and he remains of interest now back in a handicap.

9/2

4th

4

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:27 Kempton

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11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

Appeared to perform well on bare figures in similar event here (2m; second chase attempt) two months ago but was no match for the two main protagonists; even though rating has increased a touch, still has the worst chance at the weights.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 745-36

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Very encouraging stable/handicap debut when clear third behind two joint-favourites at Bangor (2m7f, good to soft; runner-up won next start) in July and travelled well for a long way before fading at Hexham (2m7f, good) this month; today's drop back in trip could be a good move; one to consider.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Norley

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

prominent, pulled up last

16/1

4th

5

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Norley

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

held up in rear, mistake 2nd

16/1

8th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Norley

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, led, headed but pressed leader before 2nd

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 352-87

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Went down fighting in C&D seller (good to firm) for Milton Harris in April; didn't show much in two handicaps for this yard in May (2m5f/2m4f) but had wind op in June and blinkers now back on; worth a glance in the betting.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:20 Doncaster

Good Bye

11st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Sara Ender

prominent, awkward jump 3rd, pressed leader 3 out, soon led and going best, shaken up and good jump 2 out, ridden clear before last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably

10/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

14:15 Market Rasen

Good Bye

11st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sara Ender

prominent on outer

12/1

Form: 770-P0

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Displayed some promise in novice/maiden hurdles last season but was soundly beaten in three handicaps in the spring (2m4-2m5f); returns from 131-day break and needs to take a big step forward.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

12:50 Exeter

Getaway Cory

10st 8lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

No wins in 22 runs over hurdles but has been placed on several occasions this year, latterly when second at Wincanton (2m4f, good) 15 days ago; similar scenario on the cards.

9/4

2nd

9

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Getaway Cory

10st 6lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

Placed six times this year but still awaiting a win after 22 attempts; not beaten far at Uttoxeter last Saturday but hard to be confident this will be his day; usual cheekpieces off (as is a tongue-strap worn latest).

9/1

5th

11

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:22 Uttoxeter

Getaway Cory

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Kayley Woollacott

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 3rd

8/1

Form: 8-6364

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

0-8 over hurdles but was very respectable fourth at Huntingdon (2m3f, good; first-time cheekpieces; first run after wind op) two weeks ago and has the services of a good amateur jockey here.

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13th

12

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Rock On Tommy

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won two in a row at Uttoxeter last summer (heavy/good to soft) but looked badly out of sorts when last seen in the autumn and needs to have been refreshed by 135-day break.

20/1

10th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Rock On Tommy

11st 1lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Won two in a row over 2m at Uttoxeter (heavy/good to soft) in July but he's lost his way in his two runs this autumn and needs a major revival after his pulled-up effort at Stratford 25 days ago.

14/1

Form: 84P212 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Improved form since switched to handicaps for new stable last month,notabl y when winning by 8l at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) two starts ago; second off this mark at Fontwell (2m3f, good) since; likely contender again.

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3rd

5

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:40 Fontwell

Snug As A Bug

10st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

towards rear, headway into midfield after 4th, prominent 13th, went third before 3 out, ridden and outpaced when jumped right 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/1

6th

5

14th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Snug As A Bug

10st 11lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Not at her best last time; previous efforts, which included a win at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in September, give her a chance even though there is a suspicion this career-high mark is a stumbling block.

7/1

Form: 3-4F8

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Made promising rules debut when third at Plumpton (2m, good) in April but is yet to build on it, and was well beaten on recent handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft); may benefit from a return to better ground and/or first-time cheekpieces here but others have less to prove.

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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: FP-U72

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles; gave 1-10 favourite a brief scare between last two flights when second of three in recent Ludlow novice (2m5f, good) but it's tricky to gauge what that form is worth; now makes handicap debut.

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Verdict Starting price

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Family Pot

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sheila Lewis

Well suited by Hereford and defied higher marks twice here in February 2023; inconsistent since but this may prove one of his better days, with Sam Twiston-Davies up for first time; interesting.

7/1

5th

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Family Pot

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sheila Lewis

Has struggled more often than not this season and he was pulled up at Huntingdon a fortnight ago; however, this two-time course winner was a good third over C&D (soft) two starts ago and could be a contender now back here if the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) have a positive effect.

9/1

10

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Family Pot

10st 11lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Sheila Lewis

held up in rear, niggled along briefly 6th

14/1

Form: 7-P065 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner over hurdles, but has regressed this year; stayed on from a long way off the pace to take fifth at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in August but more persuasive evidence of a return to form is needed.

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10th

12

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Nachi Falls

10st 5lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Five-time hurdle winner who was a fair fourth here (2m, good to firm) last month and today's longer trip may be a plus; however, he's struggled to get competitive this year and others are more compelling.

20/1

4th

9

27th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Nachi Falls

10st 7lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Five wins over hurdles but has looked largely out of form this year, including at Exeter last week.

33/1

9th

11

19th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

12:30 Exeter

Nachi Falls

10st 7lb

J: Miss Molly Legg

T: Nigel Hawke

Five-time winner over hurdles, but has regressed this year; stayed on from a long way off the pace to take fifth at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in August but more persuasive evidence of a return to form is needed.

16/1

Form: 697-33

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Outran 50-1 odds when third on handicap debut at Southwell in May and filled same position off today's mark at Worcester (also 2m, good) later that month; tries new trip after 145-day break; player if fully tuned up.

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7

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Isle Of Aron

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ayr winner (2m4f, good; first-time cheekpieces from a 4lb lower mark) in May and pulled up back over fences on his next start in October; returned to hurdles with a keeping-on second at Exeter (2m2f; good to soft; Gyllen third) recently; should have a major say if equally effective on soft.

4/1

2nd

4

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

12:50 Exeter

Isle Of Aron

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Tim Vaughan

Off the mark at the 11th time of asking over hurdles when winning a 2m4f handicap at Ayr (good) in May; pulled up switched backed to fences (jumped poorly on second start in that sphere) in October and no surprise to see him back hurdling; good chance on that Ayr form and Luca Morgan is a positive jockey booking.

7/2

4

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:14 Market Rasen

Isle Of Aron

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

midfield, blundered 2nd, hit and dropped to rear 4th, behind from 8th, pulled up before 11th (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for gelding's poor performance other than that the jockey said gelding jumped poorly)

2/1

Form: 9-760

Last run: 129 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Beaten 45l+ without showing any promise in three maiden hurdles in early part of this season (2m-2m4f) but makes handicap debut in a low-grade event and any market support should be heeded.

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9

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:45 Wincanton

Carrig Coch

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Christian Williams

Unexposed 5yo; safely held in two handicap hurdles in the autumn (2m2f/3m1f) and not seen again since but still worth a glance in the betting before today's chasing debut.

14/1

5th

9

1st Nov 2021

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Carrig Coch

10st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

4yo who has been tailed off at big prices on all five starts, including his handicap debut at Exeter (2m2f) 13 days ago; however, he's on a basement mark and is one to watch in the betting now upped in trip.

25/1

11th

10

19th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

12:30 Exeter

Carrig Coch

10st 8lb

J: Mr Daniel Ellis

T: Christian Williams

Beaten 45l+ without showing any promise in three maiden hurdles in early part of this season (2m-2m4f) but makes handicap debut in a low-grade event and any market support should be heeded.

20/1

12/1

Form: 332305

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won six times on the Flat when trained in France and showed some aptitude for hurdling in Britain this summer; comes here after some disappointing efforts, though, and needs to up his game; refitted blinkers the headgear of choice today.

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9th

10

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:00 Exeter

Oneonechop

10st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Six wins on Flat in France; 0-9 over hurdles, modest fourth at Hereford most recently; others preferred.

25/1

4th

12

9th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:25 Hereford

Oneonechop

10st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Three-time Flat winner in France but 0-8 over hurdles in Britain; placed three times during the summer, including on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good), but recent efforts have been very disappointing; 2lb out of the weights here.

16/1

12

21st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

14:58 Newton Abbot

Oneonechop

10st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: David Pipe

Has already racked up eight starts over hurdles for David Pipe since July, with the mid-high 80s RPRs for his two C&D placings (one a handicap) counting as his best so far; stamina concerns for this discipline remain, however, and all the more so after another thumping defeat only two days ago.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-7638 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Scored over C&D (good to firm) in April and went close off mark 4lb higher than today's when back here a few days later; good claims if judged on that evidence but his recent run here was disappointing and any rain may harm his chance.

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11th

3

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Worcester

Eclair Des Sablons

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

pressed leader early, prominent 5th, ridden home turn, weakened before 3 out, tailed off (vet said gelding showed signs of post-race ataxia)

14/1

6th

6

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:41 Uttoxeter

Eclair Des Sablons

10st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tristan Davidson

Made low-key stable debut in December but, following a break, fared much better when close second to well-backed improver at Ayr (2m4f, good; tongue-tie/cheekpieces refitted) this month; can cope with recent 2lb nudge up the weights and needs to be taken very seriously.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £214.00
Straight Forecast £185.80
Tricast £1579.70
Trifecta £2057.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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Telegraph:

Snug As A Bug

POSTDATA:

Oneonechop

Daily Mirror:

Isle Of Aron

The Sun:

Getaway Cory

RP Ratings:

Nachi Falls

WEST COUNTRY:

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The Times:

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Express:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

Snug As A Bug