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15:15 Fontwell

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whichbookie.co.uk Best For Racing Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £2341.78
  • 2m 5f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 52s
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whichbookie.co.uk Best For Racing Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.70
  • Place: £4.70

Form: -31787 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2019 and scrambled home at Market Rasen in June; unplaced in three starts since, the latest over 2m3f here this month.

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

11

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Black Lightning

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

11yo who is on a long losing run and hasn't been at his best on his last few starts; however, when a well-beaten second of three at Leicester in November last time out he bumped into a highly progressive winner, and an each-way case can be made on form as recent as last July.

16/1

2nd

4

20th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

12:20 Leicester

Black Lightning

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Well beaten over 2m7f last time out; has made the frame over 2m4f at Market Rasen a few times this term and the drop back to this trip is a plus; however, this well exposed 10yo is on a two-year losing spell.

16/1

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8/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: P2P-76 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser in his prime but only one win since 2016 and well beaten over hurdles on recent return from a break; others more obvious

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4

9th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:25 Fontwell

Antony

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Veteran who is on a long losing spell; runner-up twice off this mark during his inconsistent 2021-22 campaign, so has a fighting chance provided he runs to that form.

8/1

15th

2

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Antony

11st 12lb

J: Mr Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Not the force of old and his losing run stretches back to 2018; not that consistent these days either, but he's finished runner-up in two of his last three starts (all hurdling; short-headed over C&D on first occasion) and is well capable of a prominent finish.

6/1

8

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

15:20 Fontwell

Antony

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Gary Moore

Former decent chaser whose losing run stretches back to 2018; not that consistent these days but he's finished runner-up in two of his last three starts (all hurdling) and has a big run in him.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 6291-F C

Last run: 164 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Improved form when winning over 3m2f here in April (good, now 5lb higher); fell the following month and absent since; bit to prove.

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

8

8th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Soarlikeaneagle

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

7th

8

8th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:10 Fontwell

Soarlikeaneagle

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

8th

9

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Soarlikeaneagle

10st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Won at Fontwell in April and was holding his form until running no race at Lingfield, since when he's had a break; each-way claims if back in good order.

12/1

7/2

Form: 646-33 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Maiden; never able to challenge when third at Worcester this month on stable debut (favourite, was with Nick Williams) but still ran passably; on the premises again, most likely.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Alberic

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has been running reasonably and didn't seem to stay 2m7f at Worcester latest, having held every chance; tricky customer but ought to be involved, especially off current mark (has won off 9lb higher).

5/1

4th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tricky customer whose two wins came early in 2022; showed enough in two Fontwell outings in the spring to warrant consideration if he stays this trip; no ground problems.

11/2

4th

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Alberic

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

14/1

Form: 5-6908 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three starts this summer/autumn and a great deal to prove after those; however, go back to last December and he was fourth in a far better race at Kempton, so not impossible, especially given the recent rain.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Top Man

11st 3lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Chris Gordon

Well handicapped on his winning form (at up to 3m1f) but has been a little too quiet for comfort since returning from a very long absence.

16/1

10th

2

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Top Man

11st 11lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and lost position after 5 out, soon weakened

6/1

Form: 4/2F-5

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Narrowly beaten over C&D last December but career record is 0-21 and safely held on her return at Worcester.

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

5

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Kilkeaskin Molly

11st 5lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Simon Earle

Beaten a neck at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) last December after a year off; has 6lb lower mark today but fell on her next outing, below form both this season and career record is 0-22.

20/1

6th

5

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Kilkeaskin Molly

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Simon Earle

Narrowly beaten over C&D last December but career record is 0-21 and safely held on her return at Worcester.

8/1

Form: 66733-

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Twice placed off this mark in the spring and has been busy on the Flat since (no wins but in competitive races); yet to win over hurdles and rain would not be in his favour.

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4

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:55 Fontwell

Clongowes

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Neil King

Looked in control when falling at the last at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last May on final start for Daniel Steele; 4lb lower today, having been a bit below that level on his first two runs for new yard and then had heavy ground as an excuse on latest; these cheekpieces have not been on since 2021.

16/1

7th

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Clongowes

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Looked in control when falling at the last at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last May; that was a missed opportunity for one with an overall strike-rate of 2-41 and he's been well held in both runs for new yard this winter.

18/1

7th

12

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Clongowes

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Would surely have won at Newton Abbot last May (2m2f, good; acts on soft) had he not come down at the last; that was a missed opportunity for one with an overall strike-rate of 2-40 and he could have run better on his recent return from an absence (stable debut).

16/1

Form: 37-441 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Justified support at Perth last month (made all), when finding good to soft ground right up her street; up 6lb but this course winner is likely to be a major factor again.

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2

11th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:40 Southwell

Jaunty Soria

12st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

disputed lead, lost position and prominent after 4th

8/1

7th

2

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:51 Worcester

Jaunty Soria

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

led, mistake 3rd, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

4/1

2nd

3

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Worcester

Jaunty Soria

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

led, ridden after 3 out, headed last, kept on

4/1

Form: 90887-

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in six career starts, the latest pair in handicap hurdles in the spring; still time to improve but clearly needs to.

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

7th

12

11th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:40 Southwell

Cronk Y Knox

10st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

towards rear

14/1

9

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:02 Fontwell

Cronk Y Knox

10st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

In the frame on first two outings after a wind op in November, but his form slumped at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) 19 days ago; that took his record to 0-10 and others are more convincing.

20/1

14th

12

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Cronk Y Knox

10st 13lb

J: Katie O’Farrell

T: Alex Hales

In the frame on both outings since a wind op in November, more recently when fourth of 14 (just behind Classic Tune) at Southwell (2m4f, good) this month; each-way claims at least.

14/1

Form: 35467F BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Maiden; yet to threaten but unfortunate not to finish closer at Uttoxeter two starts ago (market springer) and fell at Worcester latest (favourite); might just be a matter of time before she hits the target.

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

7

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Gerboise Borget

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ben Pauling

Maiden; yet to threaten but unfortunate not to finish closer at Uttoxeter two starts ago (market springer) and fell at Worcester latest (favourite); might just be a matter of time before she hits the target.

7/2

4

28th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:28 Worcester

Gerboise Borget

11st 3lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Pauling

Seven-race maiden; doesn't appear to be progressing but latest 14l seventh at Uttoxeter was respectable and she might have been closer with a clearer run up the straight; kept to goodish ground so far.

7/1

Form: 909P-P

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all six starts, the latest when pulled up on handicap debut in May (50-1).

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

4th

5

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Mr P

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richenda Ford

Goes chasing as an eight-race maiden under rules and with no worthwhile hurdle form to his name; now with a new trainer.

50/1

7th

5

15th Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:45 Plumpton

Mr P

10st 9lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Paul Henderson

Again pulled up last time at Fontwell when behind some of these; easy to oppose.

50/1

8

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Mr P

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Unplaced all six starts, the latest when pulled up on handicap debut in May (50-1).

66/1

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Exacta £3517.00
Straight Forecast £2397.10
Tricast £41148.30
Trifecta £26197.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Alberic

POSTDATA:

Gerboise Borget

The Times:

Jaunty Soria

SPOTLIGHT:

Top Man

TOPSPEED:

Kilkeaskin Molly

The Sun:

Clongowes

Daily Express:

Alberic

Daily Mirror:

Alberic

Daily Record:

Alberic

WEST COUNTRY:

Gerboise Borget

Daily Mail:

Gerboise Borget

RP Ratings:

Top Man

Telegraph:

Jaunty Soria

The Star:

Jaunty Soria