October 25 / 15.50 Ayr

15.50 Ayr Good

Christmas Parties At Western House Hotel Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 39s
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Christmas Parties At Western House Hotel Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.40

Form: /5-372

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Displayed improvement and lost out only by a neck to well-backed rival on recent handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, good); has to take a 5lb rise on the chin but there is strong evidence to suggest he'll benefit from today's step up in trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

11

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Steinkraus

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

1st

4

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:43 Newcastle

Steinkraus

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

More exposed than most and disappointing last time but has a chance on earlier form; quite interesting in first-time cheekpieces.

5/1

7th

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Steinkraus

11st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Has won two of his four handicaps, over 2m3f at Ayr and 3m here; confirmed that he can cope with his current mark when runner-up at Doncaster but all his worthwhile form is on good or good to soft ground.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 75408F

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Generally very disappointing since finishing third on hurdle debut at Perth (2m, soft) in May; however, held second place before penultimate-flight fall in 2m4f handicap won by Scots Sonnet there last month and can't be ruled out off the same mark here.
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2nd

4

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

20:40 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

11st 8lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

No win in his frst 14 starts but he got off the mark when forging clear under Patrick Wadge over C&D (good to soft) 19 days ago; up 9lb but his confidence should be boosted after that success and he's a big player again for in-form yard.

7/2

1st

14

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

10st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

2nd

6

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Petite Rhapsody

10st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

One of his better runs when fifth of 15 at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) last time after a break; however, he was beaten about 11l and is now 0-13; 2lb out of the handicap today and others appeal more.

8/1

Form: 34-169

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over hurdles at fifth attempt, at Hexham (2m, soft) in May; failed to convince stamina-wise when upped to 2m5f at Kelso three weeks ago but that was his first start for four months and he ran well to a point; player if that outing did him good.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Sputnik

10st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Won over hurdles here (2m, soft) last year and seemed to be getting his act together over fences when keeping-on fourth at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft) in February but this month's run at Kelso was disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

5th

11

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Sputnik

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Form: 486F15 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Has a point to prove after poor chasing debut at start of this month but looked in excellent nick when making all for 12l hurdle win at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) two starts ago; obvious contender if back on song.
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8

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:25 Perth

Scots Sonnet

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Jim Goldie

8th

5

(5)

25th Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:00 Ayr

Scots Sonnet

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Jim Goldie

5th

12

(7)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Scots Sonnet

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Landed a 0-50 classified event here in January and may have found 1m4f too far last month; record of 2-30 Flat/jumps sounds a note of caution, but his record over C&D reads 321 so a case can be made.

12/1

Form: 43

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Fair on the Flat (albeit 0-6) and showed some aptitude for hurdling in two juvenile races in August (2m/2m1f, good); makes handicap hurdle debut from 2lb out of the weights but is open to improvement if suited by today's step up in trip.
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Verdict Starting price

12

1st Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:00 Catterick

The Bravest

10st 3lb

J: Jamie Gormley

T: Iain Jardine

4yo who is unexposed over hurdles and was a fair sixth of 17 in a handicap here (2m3f, good to soft; 28-1) 18 days ago but he needs to build on that and not sure this big step up in trip will suit.

9/1

6th

16

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

12:15 Catterick

The Bravest

10st 0lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Iain Jardine

Beaten about 25l when fifth on handicap debut at Ayr (2m3f, good) in October and 6lb out of the weights here; remains unexposed over hurdles and worth noting he was strong in the betting that day; tongue-tie refitted.

10/1

7

10th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

The Bravest

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Iain Jardine

Probably found the switch to handicap company a bit much too soon at Ayr last time (2m3f, good), but faces no easier task here and certainly can't afford a repeat of that day's mistakes; big positive response to the cheekpieces required.

OUR TIP

Form: 34P4-4

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner who was fourth in first two handicap hurdles, more recently in 17-runner contest over slightly further here (good to soft) in May; 1lb lower today and can make her presence felt again.
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4th

2

13th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Melanamix

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

3m point winner who has done well switched to fences the last twice, finishing third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) then second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft); could have more to offer now upped in trip and she's effective on soft ground; high on the shortlist.

5/2

2nd

7

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Melanamix

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: R Mike Smith

Irish point winner (fifth start); third on rules debut in a Kelso mares' novice hurdle (2m5f, soft) a year ago; occupied same placing when staying on at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's chase debut; could be heavily involved with that under her belt and now 2lb lower.

5/1

3rd

9

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Melanamix

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: R Mike Smith

Made low-key reappearance over hurdles last month and is now 0-6 in that sphere but last year's Irish point win bodes well for her prospects on today's chasing debut.

8/1

Form: F/0793

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
0-19 over hurdles; gave good account when third (beaten about 14l) behind Scots Sonnet at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last month but is effectively on same mark from out of handicap again here and others look stronger.
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11

5th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Mileva Roller

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Lisa Harrison

0-2 in bumpers and 0-20 over hurdles; missed 2020 and has not shown enough in her five starts this year, notwithstanding her Perth third (2m4f) two starts back; well beaten on the five occasions she's tried 2m6f-3m; 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

7th

9

25th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Mileva Roller

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Lisa Harrison

0-19 over hurdles; gave good account when third (beaten about 14l) behind Scots Sonnet at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last month but is effectively on same mark from out of handicap again here and others look stronger.

25/1

13

3rd Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:25 Kelso

Mileva Roller

10st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Lisa Harrison

Non-runner.

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SPOTLIGHT:

Steinkraus

The Times:

The Bravest

The Guardian:

Melanamix

The Star:

Petite Rhapsody

Daily Mirror:

The Bravest

RP Ratings:

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