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Racing Excellence Training Series Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Part Of The REI)

  • Prize money: £3322.06
  • 1m 7f 113y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 4m 4s
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Racing Excellence Training Series Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Part Of The REI)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50

Form: 4-6869 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has tumbled down the weights but he struggled on his final four runs for Dan Skelton and it's been the same story since joining this stable.

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7th

3

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:55 Leicester

Falcon Sun

10st 11lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Michael Roberts

Well beaten over hurdles at Plumpton latest and was badly out of sorts over fences last spring (for Dan Skelton); however, he's unbeaten in three visits to this track, all over hurdles and the most recent in December; hard to rule out given that statistic.

5/1

6

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Falcon Sun

11st 5lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Michael Roberts

All three wins at Leicester, including on soft; has form on other tracks but was well below his best at Plumpton last month and has something to prove after that.

11/1

6th

10

2nd Jan 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Falcon Sun

10st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Michael Roberts

Ex-Dan Skelton gelding; reportedly enjoyed the return to soft ground when beating three rivals at Leicester, making it 3-3 at that track; well handicapped off 2lb higher if able to continue the good work.

8/1

Form: 4-1395 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won at Ffos Las in May and is just 1lb higher today, but he's struggled this autumn and needs to get back on track.

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3rd

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

John Betjeman

12st 0lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Mark Gillard

Only 3-63 and has never won away from Ffos Las; made the frame five days ago at Fontwell but probably no more than place claims.

8/1

3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

John Betjeman

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

All three wins have come at Ffos Las (2m); placed at Wincanton on Boxing Day, and again at Huntingdon (2m, good) last time, without necessarily looking poised to take advantage of a continually easing mark.

16/1

Form: 5244-8 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on handicap and seasonal debut over 2m3f at Ascot in October but may have needed the run and he's better than that judged on what he showed last season; the drop back in trip may be the right move for the time being and this unexposed 5yo is one to consider in first-time cheekpieces.

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2nd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Uttoxeter

Not Sure

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

His form at 3m this season reads fine and he was out of the weights when tailed off in the Welsh National, after which he made the frame in another marathon at Lingfield; probably handicapped about right but should go well.

3/1

3rd

12

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Not Sure

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Improvement when winning on reappearance at Wetherby (3m, soft) then good third behind Animal at Sandown (3m, soft); ran well for long way in ultra-attritional Welsh National over Christmas (3m6f, heavy; well-beaten fourth) and this progressive 8yo could go well if that hard race hasn't left a mark.

6/1

4th

22

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Not Sure

9st 4lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Scored in good style at Wetherby last month and creditable third at Sandown (again 3m on soft) 19 days ago; going beyond 3m (first time today) may well suit him but position 12lb out of the handicap makes for a very stiff task.

33/1

Form: 235

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Below par at Worcester (2m, good) in September on final run for Paul Webber and sold for 16,000gns since; however, he'd shown promise on his two previous hurdle runs (2m, good) and has potential off this opening jumps mark given his ability on the Flat; has run okay on soft on the Flat.

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4

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Mordred

11st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Good effort at Southwell last month where he would have gone even closer but for a mistake two out; good ground ideal and, while he has quite a few miles on the clock, enters the argument.

6/1

3rd

3

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:50 Southwell

Mordred

11st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Held in a few Flat races on the snow at St Moritz last month (has won there in the past); scored over fences at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in September and remains unexposed in this sphere; could go well.

10/1

3

11th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Mordred

11st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Made all in three-runner maiden hurdle in September and followed up in four-runner chase at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) a few days later, despite lacking fluency at times; below form when switched back to hurdling last month and jumped very badly to his left on occasions when pulled up over fences at Taunton (2.25) yesterday.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-0048 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won with plenty in hand at Warwick in April and is now 4lb lower; however, that's because he's been out of form on his four runs since and a major turnaround is required.

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10th

2

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Jaisalmer

11st 12lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Mark Bradstock

Yet to win beyond 2m3f but he stays further; has dropped a long way in the weights since winning at Warwick last April but he hasn't shown much life since and his latest two runs in cheekpieces were only marginal improvements; has something to prove at present.

10/1

3rd

3

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Jaisalmer

12st 5lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Mark Bradstock

Won off a 12lb higher mark at Warwick last spring (2m3f, good) but it's been a sorry tale since and he was a weakener in this first-time headgear combination last time at Uttoxeter.

12/1

7th

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:08 Uttoxeter

Jaisalmer

11st 12lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Mark Bradstock

Ended last season with a success off 8lb higher at Warwick (2m3f); not in the same form this term and isn't sure to revive in reapplied cheekpieces (below par in sole attempt in this headgear).

14/1

Form: 465-71 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Attracted market support and returned to winning ways when dropped into a claimer at Lingfield latest; has to prove his revival was no one-off but good recent form is scarce in this race and he has to be respected.

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4

15th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

12:00 Leicester

Dream Du Grand Val

11st 9lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Andy Irvine

Attracted market support and returned to winning ways when dropped into a claimer at Lingfield latest; has to prove his revival was no one-off but good recent form is scarce in this race and he has to be respected.

1st

2

25th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:15 Lingfield

Dream Du Grand Val

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Andy Irvine

Winless since 2019 for Nicky Henderson; not so good nowadays, but he wasn't disgraced after six months off when seventh in 2m handicap here last month; others remain more persuasive though.

12/1

1

16th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

13:50 Fakenham

Dream Du Grand Val

12st 1lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Andy Irvine

Dual hurdles winner for Nicky Henderson; unconvincing form for current yard but has possibilities off this mark provided he's suited by return to fences; had excuses on sole chase attempt.

8/1

Form: 66P-68

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Failed to shine for Tim Vaughan last term and there's been no return to form on his two runs for this yard, the latest at Plumpton on Monday.

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7th

7

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Jembug Drummer

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Won a Bangor maiden hurdle in October 2019 (for Tim Vaughan) but has been unplaced in nine subsequent starts, the latest pair for this yard; others make more obvious appeal.

20/1

6

15th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

12:00 Leicester

Jembug Drummer

10st 5lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Nick Gifford

Failed to shine for Tim Vaughan last term and there's been no return to form on his two runs for this yard, the latest at Plumpton on Monday.

12/1

8th

7

13th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Jembug Drummer

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Generally very disappointing since winning Bangor maiden (2m, soft) for Tim Vaughan in October 2019 but ran quite a bit better than eventual 25l defeat might suggest when sixth on seasonal/stable debut at Lingfield (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) six weeks ago; player if able to build on that performance here.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £391.00
Straight Forecast £376.50
Trifecta £633.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mordred

RP Ratings:

Not Sure

Telegraph:

Dream Du Grand Val

POSTDATA:

Mordred

The Times:

Mordred

The Guardian:

Mordred

Daily Mail:

Mordred

Daily Express:

Mordred

Daily Mirror:

Mordred

The Sun:

Mordred

The Star:

Mordred

Daily Record:

Mordred