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  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 4f 145y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 5m 2s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-8531 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at ninth attempt, at Wincanton (2m5f, good to firm) last month; drew clear with the runner-up there and is only 3lb higher here; further progress possible.

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

3rd

5

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

15:35 Newton Abbot

Mr Yeats

10st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

held up in last, headway and went third 3rd, disputing second after 4th

7/1

6th

3

11th Sep 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

16:25 Newton Abbot

Mr Yeats

11st 7lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Milton Harris

towards rear

9/1

2nd

6

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

17:36 Cartmel

Mr Yeats

10st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders on inner

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 46-334

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

0-8 over hurdles but twice made the frame for new stable last month, and looked stretched by 2m5f on soft ground when fourth at Fontwell on latter occasion; the reduced emphasis on stamina ought to suit here and a recent 2lb drop helps too; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

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

66/1

  • Place: £7.60

Form: 7-09P8

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has often shown significant ability in AW bumpers but is a very poor hurdler (0-7); makes no appeal from 9lb out of the weights.

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

6th

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Ace Time

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: J R Jenkins

Has two hurdle wins at around 2m (on good to soft) to his name but hard to make a case for him on anything he has shown in the past two years.

25/1

5th

8

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:12 Uttoxeter

Ace Time

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: J R Jenkins

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader before 2 out, led 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

66/1

Form: 222354

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Just 1-22 over hurdles but placed five times for new stable this season (2m-2m5f, all on good); close fourth (just behind Bartholomew J) at Stratford recently; probably on the premises again here.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Seaborough

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Ended a long losing run when scoring off 5lb higher at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last autumn but he's struggled this year and has been pulled up at Doncaster and Market Rasen this month; has a lot to prove again and can only be watched.

50/1

0

7

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Seaborough

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

always behind

33/1

0

12

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Seaborough

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Well exposed 8yo who has a modest strike-rate; holds poor claims on 2023 form (Flat/hurdles); opposed.

40/1

Form: 12P-53

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Made jumping error and lost position just as pace was lifting at Stratford (2m2f, good) 12 days ago but stayed on well and was only beaten about 2l in the end; remains on a workable mark; one to consider.

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

4th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:40 Huntingdon

Bartholomew J

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Simon Pearce

7th

9

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Bartholomew J

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Simon Pearce

Got right back on track when landing 2m Doncaster handicap last month; he's up 4lb but still merits consideration.

9/2

1st

5

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Bartholomew J

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Simon Pearce

Not disgraced in 2m4f handicap hurdles in the autumn; well held on AW Flat 13 days ago but perhaps he needed it after a short break; on a workable mark and has Kevin Brogan up.

7/1

Form: /09-90

Last run: 132 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Well beaten (albeit hampered twice) when 66-1 for handicap debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) in June; considerable improvement needed here.

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

6th

11

9th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

King Frank

10st 1lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Sarah Bowen

Well beaten (albeit hampered twice) when 66-1 for handicap debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) in June; considerable improvement needed here.

66/1

Form: /00/0- D

Last run: 215 days

W: 10st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 12yo who gained his only win in 2018; well-beaten outsider when returning from very long layoff for stable debut in April and absent for another seven months since.

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

9

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Time Is Time

10st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Sarah Robinson

Only win came in Ireland in 2018; well beaten at huge odds in three starts since joining this yard.

12th

12

30th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Time Is Time

10st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah Robinson

Ex-Irish 12yo who gained his only win in 2018; 500-1 when tailed off at Huntingdon.

100/1

7th

8

9th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Time Is Time

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah Robinson

Ex-Irish 12yo who gained his only win in 2018; well-beaten outsider when returning from very long layoff for stable debut in April and absent for another seven months since.

66/1

Form: 794-83 BF

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Only third (just behind Cheer's Delboy) when heavily backed at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in May and not seen again since but can cope with today's drop back in trip and remains on a good mark; will be feared if strong in the betting again; cheekpieces removed.

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

8th

5

9th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Billy Ray

11st 3lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Only third (just behind Cheer's Delboy) when heavily backed at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in May and not seen again since but can cope with today's drop back in trip and remains on a good mark; will be feared if strong in the betting again; cheekpieces removed.

4/1

Form: 3-4F87

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Made promising rules debut when third at Plumpton (2m, good) in April but is yet to build on it; soundly beaten in two handicaps last month (2m3f/2m2f; cheekpieces added last time) and has quite a bit to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

OUR TIP

Form: 16344/ D

Last run: 769 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner but absent since modest fourth here in October 2019 and probably best watched on this return to hurdling.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:40 Leicester

King Cnut

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Dual chase winner for previous stable; had a long absence prior to showing poor form in the last 12 months; evidently nothing like the horse he once was; opposed.

25/1

6

15th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

12:20 Fakenham

King Cnut

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Regressed for current yard and although he has plummeted down the weights, others have much more obvious claims.

33/1

6th

7

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:01 Southwell

King Cnut

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

mounted in chute and taken down early, midfield, mistake 10th, weakened and lost touch from 4 out

33/1

Form: 66/8

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Tailed off all three starts over hurdles, the latest in September after a long absence, but is a fair Flat-racer when on song and last month's defeat on heavy ground shouldn't be viewed too harshly; now makes his handicap hurdle debut from a lowly mark; interesting.

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Verdict Starting price

2

(12)

3rd May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribal Commander

11st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Made all when winning easily for Ian Williams over C&D early last year off a 2lb higher mark; back in form on his recent course comeback (1m6f) for Roisin Leech, again from the front, and that gave something to build on.

6/1

2nd

2

(11)

8th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribal Commander

11st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Easy winner from 2lb higher here (16.5f; first-time tongue-tie) on his final start for Ian Williams in January last year, but form has regressed under both codes for this yard; best watched for now.

33/1

10

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:20 Hereford

Tribal Commander

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Sophie Leech

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles since last summer; his defeat on heavy ground in December can be overlooked but, nevertheless, he comes here with a lot to prove; 3lb out of the weights.

16/1

Form: P-528P

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Placed for first time under rules when second off 1lb higher at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) in May but returned from break with two disappointing efforts last month (hurdle/chase); others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

8

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Cheers Delboy

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

4th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

19:00 Market Rasen

Cheers Delboy

10st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Finished a clear second behind a dual subsequent winner at Warwick (2m4f, good) in May but he was back in the doldrums with a pulled-up effort at Newton Abbot last month; has something to prove again after that and he's now 0-28 under rules; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

14/1

Form: /009-5

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Struggled in four 2m Irish maiden hurdles last year and also when upped to 2m5f for stable debut in September; 5lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; needs to take a huge step forward.

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0

8

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell

Mistertommyshelby

10st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

Maiden who hasn't been within striking distance of the winner in three hurdle runs this year; too far out of the weights to contemplate.

20/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Mr Yeats

RP Ratings:

Billy Ray

SPOTLIGHT:

Bartholomew J

WEST COUNTRY:

Alberic

The Times:

Tribal Commander

Daily Mail:

Mr Yeats

The Sun:

Mr Yeats

The Star:

Mr Yeats

Daily Record:

Mr Yeats

Telegraph:

Billy Ray

The Guardian:

Billy Ray

Daily Mirror:

Billy Ray

NEWMARKET:

Bartholomew J

Daily Express:

Bartholomew J