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13:05 Leicester

Soft

WM Installations Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5990.6
  • 1m 7f 113y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 8s
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WM Installations Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cosy win on debut in Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) last December and the placed horses have both won under rules since; sold for £75,000 four days later and has joined a top stable for his rules career; strong claims.

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0

9

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Sholokjack

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Fell in two of his four chases last season and confined to hurdles so far this campaign; also prone to mistakes in this discipline and he's not been seeing his races out from 2m4f to 3m.

12/1

6th

4

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Aintree

Sholokjack

10st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, awkward jump 3rd

7/1

6th

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Sholokjack

10st 8lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Very lightly raced 7yo; chasing last season, impressing in a four-runner handicap at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft; has won on soft); jumping issues got the better of him afterwards and he wasn't great over his hurdles either when reappearing in a hot handicap at Haydock two weeks ago (held up, always behind at 33-1); should have come on since that run and is thrown in if judged just on that Lingfield win.

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 34

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Encouraging efforts on both starts, when third in Ffos Las bumper (2m, good to soft) in May and when fourth of 15 over hurdles at Warwick (2m, good) last month; pedigree suggests he may need further but he's open to improvement and could have a part to play this afternoon.

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9th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Lets Have Another

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Signed off for Olly Murphy on a downer and he's failed to complete either run for current yard; tongue-tie added but he's readily opposed.

100/1

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Lets Have Another

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Last of four finishers in 2m Fakenham claimer for Olly Murphy last month and struggled when back in a handicap for recent stable debut (3m1f); drops back in trip here; not the obvious answer.

50/1

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Lets Have Another

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Won twice over 2m4f in small fields at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last year; similar form in a claiming hurdle one month ago but needs career best to take this; reverts to the cheekpieces he wore twice before blinkered on last two starts; has since changed hands and left Olly Murphy.

25/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1/

Last run: 1072 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Absent since winning bumper debut for David Pipe at Bangor (2m, good to soft) in January 2019; however, new trainer can ready one after a layoff and this point runner-up could play a leading role on hurdle debut.

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3rd

2

15th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

13:05 Leicester

Catch The Swallows

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Absent since winning bumper debut for David Pipe at Bangor (2m, good to soft) in January 2019; however, new trainer can ready one after a layoff and this point runner-up could play a leading role on hurdle debut.

11/2

Form: 76-0U

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in his two bumpers last winter and tailed off on last month's hurdle debut before first-flight unseat last Tuesday.

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4

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:30 Exeter

Eppleton Collier

11st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Excelled himself when 100-1 fourth in Leicester maiden (1m7f, soft) in December but was unable to land a significant blow when well-beaten fourth there (2m4f, soft) on last month's handicap debut; now drops back in trip with cheekpieces added.

33/1

4th

8

2nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:50 Leicester

Eppleton Collier

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: David Bridgwater

Clearly best effort over hurdles when fourth in maiden here (1m7f, soft) in December, but he was 100-1 that day and has to prove it was no fluke; pulled up last time; needs to bounce back on today's handicap debut.

25/1

3

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Eppleton Collier

12st 8lb

Belied his 100-1 odds when staying on for fourth at Leicester (1m7f, soft) last month on his third hurdle start; has to prove that was no one-off but he's an interesting contender now up in trip, with stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree.

14/1

Form: 96283

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second of six in one of his bumpers and fair third at Wetherby (2m, good) three weeks ago on second hurdle start; was beaten about 11l last time and the form is relatively modest, but an each-way case can be made today.

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2nd

7

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, outpaced on turn before 3 out, soon went modest second, some headway before 2 out, no impression approaching last, no match for winner

7/2

1st

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

William Cody

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders on outer, left in lead 3 out, faced challenge 2 out, went clear approaching last, went further clear run-in, easily

7/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Runner-up first three starts this season, including over C&D (soft) on reappearance, but had no obvious excuses when only fourth of six at Market Rasen (13-8 favourite) in January; needs first-time cheekpieces to have a positive effect.

8/1

Form: 3-F

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had been headed and was weakening when falling three out at 40-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Worcester (2m, good to soft); however, he'd run well for a long way in that warm race and was third of 15 at Punchestown (2m1f, heavy) on his sole bumper start; each-way possibilities today.

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5

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Patient Owner

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Showed some fair form over fences last term, notably when second in a Uttoxeter handicap off 17lb higher in December 2022 (3m, heavy); pulled up on all three starts this season, the latest when having first run after a wind op when headgear was tried (didn't jump well); no headgear here but hard to fancy despite good mark.

14/1

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Patient Owner

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

Maiden; ran well at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) on chase debut but form has gone downhill since, pulled up in both runs this term; combination of wind surgery and first-time visor needs to help.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2-9

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in Ffos Las bumper (2m, good to soft) in May but he was previously an encouraging second on his debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft), and he's not ruled out each-way now going hurdling in a race lacking depth.

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6th

5

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Bert Wilson

11st 1lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Nigel Hawke

A dual hurdles winner (around 2m4f) last season but he's failed to fire this term, ridden in midfield when falling three out in 3m Taunton handicap last time; others appeal more.

6/1

11

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Bert Wilson

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual hurdle winner (2m4f/2m3f) when fitted with visor in early part of last year but yet to get going this season (pulled up on two of three appearances); tries a new trip today; revival needed.

16/1

Form: 56-69

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Minor promise on bumper debut (2m, AW) in January but tailed off on her three runs since (hurdles the last twice); tongue-tie goes on.

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10

25th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:20 Leicester

Getaway Guillaume

10st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Minor promise in AW bumper last January; little to show for her hurdle efforts since, a tongue-tie seemingly making no difference last month, but this is her most realistic assignment so far.

14/1

8th

10

15th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

13:05 Leicester

Getaway Guillaume

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Minor promise on bumper debut (2m, AW) in January but tailed off on her three runs since (hurdles the last twice); tongue-tie goes on.

100/1

9th

3

29th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Getaway Guillaume

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Tom George

Modest promise in bumpers and was tailed off on last month's stable/hurdling debut at Bangor (66-1).

66/1

Form: 5-0555

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Displayed some ability among her eight starts in Ireland for Roger Joseph McGrath but never threatened and is vulnerable on this stable debut.

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10

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:15 Taunton

No Reaction

10st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

No wins in 13 and certainly not improving; faces a tough task on these terms; tries cheekpieces.

40/1

9th

8

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

No Reaction

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

midfield, slightly hampered on turn after 3rd, ridden after 4 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

50/1

Form: 54

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Left last month's sole bumper run well behind when fourth of five behind an easy winner in a Doncaster novice hurdle (2m3f, good to soft) 11 days later; it was run at a moderate gallop and the form may be unreliable, but that performance entitles her to respect in this line-up.

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2nd

6

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

The Sumba Island

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Well beaten this year in her first two handicaps (hurdles/fences); however, this lightly raced 5yo has shown signs of ability and receives weight from all of her rivals; not ruled out.

11/1

4th

3

9th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:25 Catterick

The Sumba Island

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: L J Morgan

Has failed to build on her hurdling debut fourth at Doncaster, tried in cheekpieces when last of seven in 2m7f Fakenham handicap four weeks ago; she's in good hands though so can't be discounted now going chasing with a tongue strap on.

13/2

7th

2

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

16:25 Fakenham

The Sumba Island

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: L J Morgan

Hasn't progressed in three starts over hurdles, soundly beaten at 125-1 at Huntingdon (2m4f) on latest; may do better now up in trip and tackling handicaps but others have stronger claims on form; headgear applied.

14/1

Form: 4-59

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Close up when falling at last fence in his fifth and final point, and fair efforts on his two bumper runs this spring (2m, good); however, he was tailed off at 50-1 at Southwell (2m, good) on his recent hurdle debut and needs to leave that performance miles behind in the reapplied hood.

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4th

9

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Radetzky March

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

3-5 over fences, the latest win gained on seasonal debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November; contests a stronger race here but is open to further improvement on this first attempt at 3m under rules.

5/1

1st

1

10th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

15:45 Market Rasen

Radetzky March

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Transformed by the switch to chasing at the start of the year, winning his first two attempts and running well in defeat next time; below best on final start but may well resume his progress on return from eight months off; hood fitted for first time over fences.

5/1

3rd

4

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:30 Leicester

Radetzky March

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Has form figures of 112 since switched to chasing, including an easy success here (2m4f, soft); clear second at Market Rasen last time; mark continues to rise but he may well show further progress; remains of interest.

2/1

Form: 8

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at 18-1 on debut in Uttoxeter bumper (2m, good to soft) in October; hopes pinned on subsequent wind op prompting transformation.

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4

5th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Imperial Hurley

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

6

23rd Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Imperial Hurley

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Tailed off on bumper debut for Tom Symonds in October and pulled up when switched to hurdling in December; huge improvement needed on debut for new stable.

20/1

4

15th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

13:05 Leicester

Imperial Hurley

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Tailed off at 18-1 on debut in Uttoxeter bumper (2m, good to soft) in October; hopes pinned on subsequent wind op prompting transformation.

33/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Catch The Swallows

SPOTLIGHT:

Sholokjack

Telegraph:

Sholokjack

Daily Record:

Sholokjack

Daily Express:

Catch The Swallows

Daily Mirror:

Catch The Swallows

The Star:

Catch The Swallows