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13:10 Plumpton

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  • Prize money: £5990.6
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 5m 17s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 115-12

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won his bumper on soft ground; encountered good ground for both his runs over hurdles, winning well at Fontwell (2m1f) and then runner-up to a useful Flat recruit at Hereford (2m3f); that was a good run with his penalty and he was clear of the third; much respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

World Of Dreams

10st 10lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent

12/1

3rd

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

World Of Dreams

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Two-time bumper winner (good to soft/soft) who won two of his first three hurdle starts in the 2021-22 season; absent since but he has potential off this mark if retaining all of his promise, and trainer's horses often go well fresh; one of two for yard and the betting may be informative.

13/2

8/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Narrowly beaten in his second point; ran out a comfortable winner on his hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m3f, heavy) and looked a nice prospect there, for all that the opposition wasn't up to much; penalised but unexposed.

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4th

4

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:40 Sandown

Essential Jaco

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Progressive novice form at about this trip (on heavy and soft) before appearing to find the drop back to 1m7f against him when a 10l second on his handicap debut, though he again ran well (clear of the rest); same mark for this and, returned to further, he should be in the thick of it.

11/4

2nd

3

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:50 Wincanton

Essential Jaco

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Won easily on last month's rules debut at Lingfield (2m3f, heavy) and wasn't discredited when clear second at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) 24 days ago; drops in trip for this handicap debut and remains very much of interest.

11/2

2nd

1

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:10 Plumpton

Essential Jaco

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Narrowly beaten in his second point; ran out a comfortable winner on his hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m3f, heavy) and looked a nice prospect there, for all that the opposition wasn't up to much; penalised but unexposed.

8/11

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 8

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made all in a point in April and again set the pace for a long way in an Ascot bumper on stable debut in November; likely to do much better over hurdles.

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10th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Another Mystery

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

After back-to-back hurdle wins last summer he was bought for 15,000gns out of Lucy Wadham's yard; well beaten in two 3m chases for current connections and now 0-6 in this discipline; tries a hood.

9/1

6th

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Another Mystery

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

Bought for 15,000gns out of Lucy Wadham's yard following back-to-back wins over hurdles; made it 0-5 over fences with a lacklustre effort behind Great D'Ange at Market Rasen.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost £75,000 after winning his second Irish point at the expense of a horse who is now 0-7 under rules, while the third hasn't done much in his other two points; would rather watch on this hurdling debut.

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3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Blade Runner

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, led from 2nd, mistake 14th, not fluent 4 out, not fluent and headed 3 out

7/2

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Blade Runner

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Won two chases in the autumn (2m7f/3m1f) but was then pulled up three consecutive times; step back in the right direction when modest third at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) in February but needs to do better again here.

16/1

3rd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Blade Runner

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Pulled up in the Welsh and Surrey Nationals the last twice; has form figures of 112111 over rules fences otherwise, the most recent success over 3m1f, and may rebound now dropped back in trip/grade; not written off.

8/1

Form: 3-08

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bumper form wasn't devoid of promise but she still went off at 66-1 for her hurdling debut at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) and she trailed in tailed off.

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2nd

11

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Backinforglory

10st 10lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

sweating, held up in rear

8/1

2nd

7

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Backinforglory

10st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Second on handicap debut at Huntingdon in March 2022 but returned from a long absence towards the end of last year and struggled on her first two starts back.

20/1

Form: 0P-

Last run: 355 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten outsider on first two hurdle starts; needs last month's wind op to have made a massive difference.

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10

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:21 Hereford

Rivarros

10st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Charlie Longsdon

Well-beaten at triple-digit odds on all three hurdle starts (2m3f-2m4f), the latest in January after nearly a year off; 6lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

6th

6

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:10 Plumpton

Rivarros

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Well-beaten outsider on first two hurdle starts; needs last month's wind op to have made a massive difference.

100/1

Form: 9

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in an ordinary Irish point; had wind surgery prior to hurdling debut at Warwick (2m5f, soft) and he didn't show any great promise having been easy to back (50-1).

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2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

6

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Royal Lake

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Oliver Sherwood

Off the mark over hurdles when winning going away here (2m5f, soft) last month; lost a shoe when third at Southwell (good to soft) since; up another 2lb and again in trip, so likely he'll need further improvement.

9/4

Form: 86-P0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

In good hands but hasn't shown a great deal so far in four runs divided between hurdles and bumpers.

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8th

5

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:10 Plumpton

Howzat Valtat

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

In good hands but hasn't shown a great deal so far in four runs divided between hurdles and bumpers.

66/1

12th

8

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

12:55 Exeter

Howzat Valtat

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Mid-division in both bumpers early this year (2m, good) and pulled up at 150-1 on hurdle debut at Ascot (1m7f, soft) in October.

50/1

10

30th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

14:55 Ascot

Howzat Valtat

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Modest form in bumpers on good ground at Kempton (second favourite) and Warwick; bred to make a jumper but others have more obvious claims.

40/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Essential Jaco

SPOTLIGHT:

World Of Dreams

The Times:

Essential Jaco

Telegraph:

Essential Jaco

Daily Mail:

Essential Jaco

Daily Mirror:

Essential Jaco

The Sun:

Essential Jaco

The Star:

Essential Jaco

Daily Record:

Essential Jaco

RP Ratings:

World Of Dreams

TOPSPEED:

World Of Dreams

WEST COUNTRY:

World Of Dreams

Daily Express:

World Of Dreams