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13:08 Aintree

Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 3m 0f 149y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 6m 11s
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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £67.80
  • Place: £10.80

Form: -16503

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Won valuable handicap at Punchestown festival (2m4f, good to yielding) in May and was creditable sixth (over fences) in Galway Plate (2m6f, good; first-time cheekpieces) in July but was sold out of Willie Mullins stable after two below-par runs this autumn and will need to be back in peak form to have any chance under top weight here; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 120y

13:57 Punchestown

Koshari

11st 6lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: D M Christie

towards rear

10/1

6th

4

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:35 Aintree

Koshari

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

10yo who won a C&D handicap on his stable debut in November; returned from a break with respectable seventh at 100-1 in last month's Stayers' Hurdle, but it's hard to envisage him reversing the form with those who beat him.

20/1

7th

5

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Koshari

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

10yo who is lightly raced for his age and had a fine 2021, notably with handicap wins at the Punchestown festival (2m4f, good to yielding) for Willie Mullins and in first-time cheekpieces (retained) on his stable debut at Aintree (3m, good to soft) in November; likely to be outclassed today, however.

66/1

12/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: /PP1P- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Made virtually all to win over fences at Sandown (3m, heavy) in first-time cheekpieces in February but was pulled up in his other three chases last season and it's not easy to predict what sort of mood he'll be in on this first hurdle start since March 2019.

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3

15th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Deise Aba

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Useful handicapper chaser (particularly at Sandown) who returned to form when a close second on his cross-country debut in a C&D handicap (good to soft) in January; also effective on soft/heavy; the third Delta Work is much better off at the weights today, but this fellow is closely matched with the winner Back On The Lash on these terms and holds each-way claims once more.

20/1

2nd

12

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Deise Aba

10st 3lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

His only worthwhile form over fences in recent times has been at Sandown, where he finished well held on his penultimate start (3m5f); not the obvious answer in his current form; cross-country debut.

33/1

2

30th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Deise Aba

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

Stays 3m5f and acts on heavy; his only form over fences in the last two and a bit seasons has been at Sandown, where he's done very well but his record there took bit of a dent on latest outing.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /1115- D

Last run: 235 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Took very well to chasing last season, with the latest of his three wins gained in Grade 2 novice at Ascot (3m, soft); absent since fifth in Cheltenham Festival marathon in March but his hurdling mark is workable if he's fully tuned up.

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3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Remastered

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Collected good prize off this mark at Kempton (3m, soft) last winter but never got involved in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December and has now been pulled up on three of his last four appearances; needs to turn a corner.

10/1

0

10

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Remastered

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Every chance when falling four out in this race in 2021 and he was a close second in it last year; worth a second look given his record in the race but this 10yo was pulled up on his final two runs last term and there was no return to form over hurdles at Aintree last month (won same race 12 months earlier).

16/1

11/2

Form: 4PP8-0

Last run: 176 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Now 6lb lower than when going very close at 2020 Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft) but didn't take to chasing in early part of last season and remained in poor form when returned to hurdling; tackles 3m first first time under rules here; needs to have been revitalised by 176-day break.

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9

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Pileon

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Ran his best race for this yard when second to Docpickedme in a three-finisher race at Doncaster (3m, good) but Newbury was underwhelming even when taking into account the drop back to 2m4f; not easily recommended on the back of that.

16/1

10th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Pileon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Handily treated and he ran his best race for this yard when second of three finishers at Doncaster recently (3m, good); his best form these days is at that trip though so he needs to show he still has what it takes at 2m4f.

6/1

2nd

5

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:50 Doncaster

Pileon

11st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Has dropped to a mark 9lb lower than when going very close at Cheltenham (3m, good) last April and a market check is advised, but he's been a long way below his best on his three starts for this yard; major turnaround needed.

12/1

Form: /P633- CD

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

High-class staying hurdler in his prime and wasn't disgraced in Grade 1 Long Walk on stable debut last December; beaten in two hunter chases in February and not an easy horse to weigh up on today's return to hurdling but the handicapper has given him a chance.

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10th

2

12th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

The Worlds End

11st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Grade 1 winner two years ago for Tom George but isn't the same horse now and was beaten 22l in a Pertemps qualifier at Aintree on seasonal debut; now goes in tongue-tie and reapplied cheekpieces.

12/1

5th

2

6th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

13:08 Aintree

The Worlds End

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

High-class staying hurdler in his prime and wasn't disgraced in Grade 1 Long Walk on stable debut last December; beaten in two hunter chases in February and not an easy horse to weigh up on today's return to hurdling but the handicapper has given him a chance.

10/1

Form: 7411-6 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won twice on good ground when upped to 3m towards end of last season, at Doncaster and Ayr; made jumping errors and was soundly beaten on last month's chasing debut but remains open to further improvement back in this sphere and ought to cope with today's soft ground; shortlisted.

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5th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Aquila Sky

11st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

3rd

1

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Aquila Sky

12st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

Wasn't far away when making bad mistake at final fence at Uttoxeter in 2021 on sole chase start; hint of spark over hurdles last time on second start after long absence and he continues to drop down the weights, but he's seemingly not the force of old and others have less to prove.

11/1

Form: 32-221

Last run: 132 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

In good form for new stable this year, most recently when keeping on strongly to win going away at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) in June; returns from 132-day break on 6lb higher mark but can cope with today's slower ground and may yet have more to offer.

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4

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

South Terrace

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Well treated on some old form but he returned after a long absence with a pulled-up effort over C&D (soft) last month; was a market springer in that race but he was in trouble some way out and is hard to recommend after that heavy defeat.

9/1

5

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:05 Market Rasen

South Terrace

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Not at his best in autumn 2022 and absent since; however, he's well treated on his old form and his stable can ready one after an absence; one to watch in the betting on this return to action.

14/1

2nd

3

1st Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Warwick

South Terrace

11st 13lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Two wins over hurdles but last year's improvement came at about 3m and he didn't show a lot at Uttoxeter a month ago on his return from 303 days away; even if he takes to fences (0-2 in points), others might be too sharp around here.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 445615

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

3-10 over hurdles, the latest win gained at Bellewstown (2m4f, good) in August; confirmed his wellbeing with a slow-ground Flat success last month and is very unexposed at about 3m; must be considered.

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10th

3

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Act Of God

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders

25/1

0

19

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Act Of God

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

Six-time winner, most recently over fences at Wexford a year ago; won off a similar mark two years ago but soundly beaten in a pair of Flat handicaps of late; others preferred.

33/1

13th

3

(12)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 185y

19:50 Killarney

Act Of God

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

Dual purpose performer has won six races, including twice on the Flat; should have improved from his Leopardstown return and be a player.

12/1

Form: 232-47 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner when trained by Dan Skelton (2m7f-3m2f); failed to build upon satisfactory seasonal/stable debut when well beaten over fences three weeks ago (jumped poorly); might fare better back over hurdles but others in this line-up look better handicapped.

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9th

5

6th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

13:08 Aintree

Supremely Lucky

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Three-time hurdle winner when trained by Dan Skelton (2m7f-3m2f); failed to build upon satisfactory seasonal/stable debut when well beaten over fences three weeks ago (jumped poorly); might fare better back over hurdles but others in this line-up look better handicapped.

14/1

7th

5

15th Oct 2021

Good

2m 6f 108y

Class 3

13:30 Uttoxeter

Supremely Lucky

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Triple hurdle winner who went close in that sphere at Warwick (3m1f, good) in his final run for Dan Skelton; well treated on that form but he could finish only fourth of five back over fences at Warwick (2m7f, good) on his recent stable debut; may have needed that but he's now 0-7 as a chaser and others are more persuasive.

8/1

4th

2

24th Sep 2021

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:52 Worcester

Supremely Lucky

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

0-6 over fences when trained by Dan Skelton but in good form over hurdles for that stable towards end of last season, most notably when winning at Warwick (3m2f, heavy); will also be suited by the much quicker ground on today's stable debut and his chase mark looks workable.

3/1

Form: 1P51P- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Gained last season's two wins over fences, the latter over 3m6f in March; still has potential but is 7lb out of the weights for today's return to hurdling and significant improvement is required.

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4

3rd May 2022

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:15 Fakenham

Supreme Escape

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

4th

6

7th Apr 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:20 Ffos Las

Supreme Escape

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

Seemingly boosted by first-time visor when winning North Yorkshire Grand National at Catterick (3m6f, good to soft) in January but was struggling from fairly early stage (albeit from out of the weights) at Uttoxeter last month and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task in first-time blinkers here.

20/1

19

19th Mar 2022

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:35 Uttoxeter

Supreme Escape

10st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Evan Williams

Joe Anderson's 7lb claim is welcomed when he's 10lb out of the weights; didn't go unbacked in a first-time visor at Catterick last time (3m6f, good to soft) and he turned on the turbo late on to get up near the line; has won on heavy; could have some say.

16/1

Form: 127/4-

Last run: 377 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Ran well when seventh in final of this Pertemps series at Cheltenham Festival in March 2020 but seen only once again since, when making promising chasing debut here just over a year ago, and has fitness to prove today.

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10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Rapper

11st 7lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Henry Daly

Has an inconsistent profile and was pulled up in this race last year (reportedly bled from the nose); however, he won over C&D (soft) last January and returned to form with this visor back on when runner-up at Ascot (3m, good to soft) last month; each-way claims if again on a going day.

20/1

2nd

7

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Rapper

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Henry Daly

prominent

25/1

0

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Rapper

11st 7lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Career-best effort when scoring decisively at Cheltenham (near 3m3f, soft; pulled up on heavy) on New Year's Day last year; took a big step back in the right direction (suffered an irregular heartbeat on reappearance) when fourth of eight at that track four weeks ago; it's plausible that he will stay beyond 3m3f but he probably needs to hit a new high.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £8127.00
Straight Forecast £12938.70
Tricast £104283.50
Trifecta £0.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

South Terrace

SPOTLIGHT:

Aquila Sky

TOPSPEED:

Pileon

The Times:

Remastered

Daily Record:

Act Of God

The Guardian:

South Terrace

Daily Mirror:

South Terrace

The Sun:

South Terrace

POSTDATA:

Aquila Sky

Daily Mail:

Aquila Sky

The Star:

Aquila Sky

WEST COUNTRY:

Pileon

Daily Express:

Pileon

Telegraph:

Remastered