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Wildix Unified Communications Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £2341.78
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 40s
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Wildix Unified Communications Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 9009-3

Last run: 169 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Had only three goes over hurdles for Warren Greatrex and showed some improvement when third at Worcester (2m, good; 125-1) in May; now goes handicapping having joined a stable with a fine record with recruits from other yards; bred to be much better than she's shown so far; has to be respected.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

7th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

13:00 Uttoxeter

Dorisa Queen

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced and justified favouritism on her debut for Dan Skelton in a 2m2f good-ground handicap at Stratford; some doubts about her on this softer ground but still looks fairly treated off 6lb higher.

4/1

1st

8

28th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:50 Stratford

Dorisa Queen

10st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had only three goes over hurdles for Warren Greatrex and showed some improvement when third at Worcester (2m, good; 125-1) in May; now goes handicapping having joined a stable with a fine record with recruits from other yards; bred to be much better than she's shown so far; has to be respected.

3/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4-7126 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle in Jersey in August, his second stable start, and was a close second in 14-runner selling handicap at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last month; however, rather underwhelming when favourite over C&D 12 days ago and needs blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) to have a positive effect.

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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

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 454-34

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to two useful hurdlers, and he showed some improvement on his handicap debut when 6l fourth of 13 at Huntingdon (2m, good) when last seen in May; longer trip should suit and yard in form; leading contender.

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6th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Methusalar

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Essentially disappointing since winning over hurdles (May 2022) for Alan King; returned to hurdling latest start from chasing; this drop back in trip should help and he continues down the weights; visored penultimate start and now has cheekpieces.

16/1

8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Methusalar

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Back hurdling after five defeats over fences, though he was moving with purpose when departing late on at Sedgefield in November (2m3f, soft; first-time tongue-tie retained until now); has essentially become disappointing since winning over hurdles for Alan King.

12/1

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Methusalar

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

0-4 for Peter Bowen since the autumn but was stalking the leaders before coming to grief at penultimate fence over C&D (soft) in November and didn't have the race run to suit his patient tactics when keeping-on sixth at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in December; can make his presence felt if first-time visor has positive effect.

9/2

Form: 2-5321

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; has a good strike-rate over fences and notched her fourth success in that sphere when making all at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last month, but she has been unplaced on all 11 of her starts over hurdles.

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11

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Costly Diamond

10st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

UK raider has won six times over fences but was beaten 17l at Market Rasen last time and will have to improve on that.

14/1

3rd

4

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:20 Market Rasen

Costly Diamond

11st 8lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Hanmer

led, ridden before 3 out, headed before 2 out, lost second approaching last, no extra run-in

9/2

1st

2

10th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Costly Diamond

11st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Hanmer

Form: 3P74-P C

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Hard to fancy on last few efforts in the spring but he returned from a break with a win under Page Fuller over 2m here last October and is now 3lb lower; stays this far and impossible to dismiss.

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7

8th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Scrutinise

10st 2lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Andy Irvine

9th

11

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

17:45 Plumpton

Scrutinise

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Andy Irvine

Form: P/F38/

Last run: 1185 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Maiden in points and over fences; hard to fancy after mammoth absence on hurdling debut unless the market speaks in his favour.

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9th

11

24th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:00 Hereford

Valshan Time

10st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Laura Young

Placed over fences in 2018 and, following a mammoth absence, was running quite well before colliding with rail and losing place after penultimate flight on last month's hurdle debut; pulled up in a soft-ground chase since and 6lb out of the weights here but still worth a glance in the betting.

25/1

12

17th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

12:50 Ffos Las

Valshan Time

10st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Laura Young

Maiden in points and over fences; well held over hurdles after mammoth absence at Stratford last month (hung sharply left and collided with a doll) and probably best watched from 8lb out of the weights back over fences.

50/1

6th

11

28th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:50 Stratford

Valshan Time

10st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Laura Young

Maiden in points and over fences; hard to fancy after mammoth absence on hurdling debut unless the market speaks in his favour.

25/1

Form: 06-938 C BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on his best hurdles form and took a step back in the right direction when third of 16 at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in September; disappointing favourite six days later and needs to bounce back in first-time headgear, but that's certainly possible with his stable going so well.

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9

3rd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:05 Sedgefield

Don Juan Du Gouet

10st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Brian Ellison

Won twice in October 2019 off much higher marks for Henry Daly; never won for Nigel Twiston-Davies and signed off for that yard in ordinary form; joined another respected yard but couldn't be confident.

12/1

7th

6

28th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:50 Stratford

Don Juan Du Gouet

11st 3lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well handicapped on his best hurdles form and took a step back in the right direction when third of 16 at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in September; disappointing favourite six days later and needs to bounce back in first-time headgear, but that's certainly possible with his stable going so well.

5/1

Form: 5-7P90

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Aga Khan-bred 6yo; 0-10 over hurdles in Ireland, no real impact in six handicaps; needs to have been improved by a change of stable.

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7th

11

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Baliyad

10st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole hurdle win at 2m2f in September; often competitive in defeat subsequently but has been going through a lean spell this year and was beaten a long way out over 2m4f at Uttoxeter ten days ago; others preferred.

25/1

7th

8

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:30 Uttoxeter

Baliyad

10st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole win (28 attempts) was in a 2m2f selling handicap last September; had a run of seconds over about 2m before his form dipped behind Maillot Blanc at Hereford (2m3f; soft ground a possible excuse) on penultimate start and fell two out at Wincanton on latest (looked beaten); competitive often enough to be considered.

14/1

16

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Baliyad

10st 4lb

J: Mr Ivor Herbert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole win (27 attempts) was in a 2m2f selling handicap last September; had a run of seconds over about 2m before his form dipped at Hereford (2m3f) on latest start but it's possible that soft ground was against him; stamina has not been proved.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0F75-5

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all four hurdle starts, 17l fifth of nine on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m2f, good; 66-1) in May; others have more obvious claims.

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0

3

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Fine By Her

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Dual winner over hurdles (2m7f/3m) but was pulled up on last month's chasing debut, after a break, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

16/1

0

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Fine By Her

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear, detached 4th, some headway when bad mistake 11th, pulled up before 3 out

7/1

40/1

Form: 0/P-90

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all eight starts in Ireland and no immediate promise on British debut two weeks ago; would be a surprise winner.

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13

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:10 Ffos Las

Peggyclare

10st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Ben Lund

Poor maiden hurdler who offered little on her belated chasing bow at Fakenham last month; lots on her plate from 9lb out of the handicap.

66/1

4th

5

19th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

12:50 Fakenham

Peggyclare

10st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Ben Lund

Ex-Irish maiden who struggled in two handicap hurdles for new stable in October (2m/2m2f); 8lb out of the weights for today's chasing debut; difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

10th

10

28th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:50 Stratford

Peggyclare

10st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Unplaced all eight starts in Ireland and no immediate promise on British debut two weeks ago; would be a surprise winner.

40/1

Form: 58P6-2

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability in bumpers; achieved little in her first four runs over hurdles but showed much more when 2l second of 11 in handicap at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft; 12-1) in May; that form has worked out well and she's dangerous off 3lb higher if tuned up after a break.

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6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Crem Fresh

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Barry Brennan

Below her best on last three appearances, though a reluctance to settle (often the case) was never going to help when upped to nearly 3m the last time; she did win at Fakenham in November (7lb lower) on her last race at about this trip and heavy ground is fine.

10/1

3rd

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Crem Fresh

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Barry Brennan

took keen hold, led, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £146.00
Straight Forecast £134.30
Tricast £481.50
Trifecta £602.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dorisa Queen

Telegraph:

Costly Diamond

RP Ratings:

Don Juan Du Gouet

The Guardian:

Crem Fresh

The Times:

Dorisa Queen

Daily Mail:

Dorisa Queen

The Star:

Dorisa Queen

The Sun:

Crem Fresh

POSTDATA:

Don Juan Du Gouet

WEST COUNTRY:

Don Juan Du Gouet

Daily Express:

Costly Diamond

Daily Mirror:

Costly Diamond

Daily Record:

Costly Diamond