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12:32 Fontwell

Soft

Barber Kurakina Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3158.68
  • 3m 1f 166y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 7m 9s
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Barber Kurakina Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -21211

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Made it 3-5 in cheekpieces with last month's Kempton win; never seems to do more than necessary so 4lb rise for that success is no hardship; stays well and major player although might be inconvenienced on soft (all wins on good/good to soft).

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5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Not At Present

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

never going well, always behind

8/1

3rd

3

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Not At Present

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Won four over hurdles in 2021 at up to 3m2f, including on soft; second in a small field on chase debut the following summer and ran well to a point before taking a tired fall four out at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) this January on his belated return; headgear (absent last time) is back; competitive mark if back to his best.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 451213 CD BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has won 3-7 since a tongue-strap was fitted and beat a subsequent winner in the latest of those successes at Lingfield last month (good to soft); not far behind Not At Present next time and worthy candidate again.

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1st

6

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

13:45 Ludlow

Khan

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

In top form towards end of last year, winning twice (2m7f/3m1f, good/good to soft) and a close second at Fontwell (3m2f, soft) on Boxing Day behind one who was landing a hat-trick; made a bad mistake two out that day, and jockey dropped his whip after the final flight; solid claims off same mark.

3/1

2nd

5

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

12:32 Fontwell

Khan

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Has won 3-7 since a tongue-strap was fitted and beat a subsequent winner in the latest of those successes at Lingfield last month (good to soft); not far behind Not At Present next time and worthy candidate again.

4/1

3rd

5

22nd Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Kempton

Khan

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Jones

T: Milton Harris

Back from break in very good form this autumn, winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) and Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) either side of clear second to very progressive rival at Exeter (2m7f, good); drops down from Class 3 today and is probably still on a workable mark; good chance.

5/2

Form: 212-43 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; may have found conditions a shade quick when third over C&D on his return from a break; soft-ground winner who has more suitable ground this time and could prove quite difficult to pass.

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3rd

4

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

16:43 Plumpton

The Tin Miner

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Chris Gordon

led, pushed along after 11th, ridden when headed 3 out, held when left in fourth 2 out, stayed on

14/1

8th

6

27th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

The Tin Miner

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

led narrowly or disputed lead

12/1

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

12:32 Fontwell

The Tin Miner

10st 5lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Generally very consistent but was pulled up on last month's return from a break; on a good mark if able to return to his best but faces a few questions for now; possibly best if able to dictate.

16/1

Form: 541-16

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Wincanton in March (good to soft) and maintained improvement with a Chepstow success on return in October; not disgraced in a much stronger Newbury contest last month and this track has always been the trainer's happy hunting ground; certainly not out of it.

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4th

16

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Certainly Red

10st 7lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

10yo who was a near-18l seventh in this last year and is 0-6 this season, with mistakes proving an issue; however, in the circumstances he did well to stay on for third at Ascot (3m, good) last month and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help him jump better; has won here on soft; chance.

22/1

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Certainly Red

10st 12lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Pulled up in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster three weeks ago but that was a highly attritional race in which only two finished; prior to that he returned to form when runner-up at Sandown (3m, good) and he's of interest judged on that penultimate performance.

6/1

Form: 6F-713

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Two Irish wins and landed a Huntingdon claimer on British debut in October; beaten a long way here last month, on first start for current yard, and steps into the unknown at this trip (unraced beyond 2m4f).

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3rd

2

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Humaniste

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Four point wins between November and June; dropped a long way in the weights on the Flat since last summer but was well held over C&D back with former trainer in July and even more so 12 days ago.

25/1

10th

5

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Humaniste

9st 7lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Has won four points since November but he couldn't make an impact back on the Flat here (1m6f, good) last month and was almost 5l behind Beggarman; that took his Flat record to 1-14 and has work to do to turn the tables with his old rival.

14/1

6th

1

(7)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Humaniste

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

walked to post

20/1

Form: 511 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Hard to knock as 2-2 over hurdles (both on good); however, the form of his narrow Stratford win in October has taken some knocks and left clear when the hot favourite fell at Hereford last month (four ran); no doubt he has a future but opening mark will require improvement.

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4th

3

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Ballintubber Boy

11st 12lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, led, increased tempo before 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

15/8

1st

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

Ballintubber Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly when making all off 2lb lower at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) in February, but has looked out of sorts on both appearances this term and needs to prove his wellbeing.

9/1

Form: 7-3545

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been beaten too far in two starts since cheekpieces were fitted (both under Alfie Jordan); could be in the picture but no win since February 2020 and others have more pressing claims.

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6th

4

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

16:15 Plumpton

Manning Estate

11st 10lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Oliver Sherwood

8yo with a regressive profile and he was pulled up at Fontwell last time out in December; however, the soft ground may not have suited and he posted two fair efforts under Alfie Jordan in November; has been given a chance by the handicapper and he's not discounted now back on better ground.

13/2

7

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

12:32 Fontwell

Manning Estate

11st 0lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Oliver Sherwood

Hasn't been beaten too far in two starts since cheekpieces were fitted (both under Alfie Jordan); could be in the picture but no win since February 2020 and others have more pressing claims.

16/1

5th

7

26th Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

14:50 Doncaster

Manning Estate

11st 2lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Oliver Sherwood

Interesting given he's slipped to a good mark and wasn't disgraced over an inadequate 2m4f at Plumpton last time; return to 3m should suit and is 2-2 at this venue; player.

10/1

Form: 39-68P C

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Hasn't achieved much in six starts for this yard and was pulled up in a chase latest; continues to plummet down the handicap but stamina to prove at this trip and needs to show more positive signs.

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6th

5

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

19:30 Newton Abbot

Dell Oro

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Jones

T: Milton Harris

Formerly a very useful hurdler/chaser for Gary Moore; nothing like so good now and despite being sent off favourite he finished a well-beaten last of four on stable debut over fences at Fontwell (2m3f, good) two weeks ago; better was expected of him there and he's now in blinkers.

4/1

4th

4

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Dell Oro

11st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

raced freely, led, soon clear, 20 lengths ahead 4th, reduced lead from 10th, ridden when headed before 3 out, held from 2 out, no extra run-in

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £164.00
Straight Forecast £201.00
Tricast £639.40
Trifecta £740.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Not At Present

Daily Express:

Ballintubber Boy

RP Ratings:

The Tin Miner

Daily Mail:

Khan

The Star:

Ballintubber Boy

Daily Record:

Ballintubber Boy

TOPSPEED:

Not At Present

WEST COUNTRY:

Not At Present

The Times:

Not At Present

Telegraph:

Not At Present

The Guardian:

Not At Present

Daily Mirror:

Not At Present

POSTDATA:

The Tin Miner

The Sun:

The Tin Miner