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13:57 Hereford

Good

Cazoo Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 49s
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: P-2434 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner over hurdles but this year's chasing form is rather uninspiring and he was just a respectable fourth when reverting to hurdling at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) last month; today's drop back in trip is probably the right move but others appeal more all the same.

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

3rd

2

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Worcester

Flashing Glance

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

pressed leader, prominent when lost second after 3rd, ridden after 3 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

9/2

4th

2

17th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

19:47 Huntingdon

Flashing Glance

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Tom Lacey

5

23rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:15 Sandown

Flashing Glance

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Tom Lacey

7/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 100-UO

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Without a hurdle win since early 2020 but collected two AW bumpers last season; on a workable mark and will be suited by today's trip/ground but ducked right and crashed through the wing of a hurdle at Wincanton nine days ago, his second offence of that nature, so there are risks attached.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(3)

12th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Strong Glance

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Olly Murphy

1-15 over hurdles (officially rated 12lb inferior to Earlofthecotswolds) but 4-5 in bumpers, two of his wins coming on the Lingfield Polytrack a year ago; beaten just over a length into third of six on his Flat debut in a Southwell novice (1m4f, Tapeta) seven days ago, but will need to make dramatic improvement to make an impact in this company.

25/1

3rd

2

(3)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Strong Glance

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Olly Murphy

This fairly useful jumper is coming to the Flat late in the day but his excellent 4-5 bumper record, including a pair of AW jumpers' bumper successes last winter, provides plenty of hope that he can make his presence felt in a race like this.

5/2

6th

4

1st Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 3

13:40 Musselburgh

Strong Glance

11st 1lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Ran out three out at Wincanton two starts ago but was travelling well at the time and went very close at Hereford (2m3f, good) subsequently; came clear with the winner and he's respected back up 2lb; has won on soft.

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 824/2-

Last run: 391 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 7yo; bettered low-key stable debut when a close and clear second at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) in November 2020 and is 2lb lower today but has fitness to prove on this first start for 13 months.

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3

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Tap Tap Boom

12st 6lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: J A Swinbank

in rear, lost touch 4th, pulled up before 4 out

25/1

7th

3

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

19:00 Ludlow

Tap Tap Boom

11st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Scored over fences here in November but below that form since, going too freely in cheekpieces when fifth of eight back hurdling at Bangor in March; he needs to bounce back.

25/1

5th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:43 Bangor-on-Dee

Tap Tap Boom

11st 11lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Dual chase winner in the autumn (2m1f/2m) but seems to have lost his way a bit in recent weeks; switches back to hurdling on a workable mark but needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

Form: 3/26-5

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to his 2019 County Hurdle success but made quite encouraging return from 350-day absence when fifth at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago and has become well handicapped.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

19th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

15:00 Uttoxeter

Chtibello

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

The 2019 County Hurdle winner whose reduced mark is justified; ran a fair race to be fourth at Hereford before his early departure last time but others are more intriguing; fine on soft.

8/1

1

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Chtibello

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

2019 County Hurdle winner whose reduced mark appears to reflect his current level of ability; fair fourth at Hereford in December on latest completed start but his stamina is unproven beyond 2m4f and today's race will be a gruelling test on the ground.

12/1

2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Kempton

Chtibello

11st 10lb

J: Mr Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Veteran whose two efforts this season (2m4f/2m3f) suggest he'll be suited by this new trip; takes on several unexposed types but is too well treated to be ignored; won the 2019 County Hurdle off 4lb higher.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2P6-51 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Didn't really fulfill the considerable promise he showed for Tom George in 2018 but seemed to enjoy front-runner role when winning at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) last month, on his third start for Harry Whittington, and will presumably be allowed to bowl along again here.

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

8th

5

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Seddon

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, not fluent and hampered by faller 5 out

8/1

2nd

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 87y

16:30 Galway

Seddon

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

In tremendous form over hurdles and fences last season, winning four on the bounce, including the Magners Plate at Cheltenham; decent Flat debut run latest at Killarney; well-treated at these weights and hugely respected.

2/1

Form: 517-78 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won a small-field novice chase last season but was safely held in two handicap hurdles this autumn and has basically become disappointing; on a good mark but needs to up his game.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Bold Plan

11st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Hat-trick of wins in early 2022, the middle leg in this race (soft; subsequent Cheltenham win on good); hasn't been in the same form this winter but he ran more promisingly than the distance beaten suggests at Uttoxeter recently and is now only just above his latest winning mark; respected.

13/2

6th

2

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Bold Plan

11st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Signed off last season with a hat-trick of wins at about 2m4f, all of them under Isabel Williams; yet to replicate that form this term and the handicapper has eased him only 2lb in the process; others appeal more.

12/1

Form: 501111

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Very progressive 5yo who has won four consecutive times at around 2m on good ground since August; upped significantly in grade today and competes from 2lb out of the handicap but the move back up in trip probably won't be a problem and he is evidently thriving.

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0

2

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Orchard Grove

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

visibility reduced by fog, midfield, fell heavily 4th

7/1

3rd

4

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Orchard Grove

11st 8lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

in touch with leaders, close up 2 out, ridden and chased winner approaching last, no extra run-in

10/1

7th

2

26th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Orchard Grove

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

held up in rear, not fluent and shaken up 7th, ridden and got behind from 3 out

10/1

Form: 4114-F D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

3-6 over hurdles; held every chance before last-fence fall on seasonal/chase debut at Stratford (2m3f, good; also suited by soft) in October and a 2lb higher mark ought to be manageable on this return to hurdling.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Carys Commodity

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, hit 11th, ridden home turn, lost second before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

11/4

2nd

1

29th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:46 Uttoxeter

Carys Commodity

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

A three-time winner over hurdles at about this distance on ground ranging from soft to good; late mistake (then eased) ended any hope on his final start at Kempton in March and he went close there the time before; had one go over fences last October and held every chance when falling at the last at Stratford; definite chance.

11/8

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Payout
Exacta £473.00
Straight Forecast £576.30
Tricast £10011.80
Trifecta £7939.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Seddon

Daily Mail:

Bold Plan

The Guardian:

Flashing Glance

TOPSPEED:

Tap Tap Boom

LAMBOURN:

Seddon

Daily Mirror:

Seddon

Daily Record:

Seddon