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Chc Countryfair On 18/19th June 2022 Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7951.16
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 11s
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Chc Countryfair On 18/19th June 2022 Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 52-110 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Much improved for current yard, landing 2m novice hurdles at Stratford and Fakenham before fair 13th on his handicap debut at Cheltenham last time; this is less demanding, so he needs considering.

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

9th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

15:19 Haydock

Howdyalikemenow

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

6th

14

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Howdyalikemenow

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Having a good first season for Evan Williams but this is way harder than the Ffos Las handicap (2m, heavy) he won off 4lb lower in January and he never really counted in the Betfair Hurdle last time; would be a surprise winner.

50/1

10th

12

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Howdyalikemenow

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ex-Irish 6yo who has done well over 2m for current stable, winning three times, and should be suited by the return to this trip (well held in Warwick Grade 2 over 2m5f four weeks ago); however, appears to have a difficult assignment in this major handicap.

50/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -11053 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m scorer, including over C&D, for his current yard in early summer; got back on track when third in 2m Lingfield handicap 16 days ago; weighted to go well again eased 1lb now.

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

5th

5

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:30 Lingfield

Wicked West

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Returned from break with satisfactory effort in October and arguably ran better than eventual 24l defeat might suggest when fifth at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) last month; on a good mark now and today's trip-and-ground combination will suit; worth a second look.

11/1

5th

7

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:25 Exeter

Wicked West

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland

Below best in two runs this term, despite what his form figures might suggest; successful over C&D (good) in April but he's now 5lb higher in a deeper contest and taking on some very interesting rivals.

16/1

Form: 37-213 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Arrives at the top of his game, scoring over fences at Fakenham before third in 2m Southwell handicap hurdle last time; he merits serious consideration off the same mark.

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

10

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sabbathical

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won over fences at Bangor (2m1f, good) on Saturday and has a 7lb lower mark now back over hurdles; has won twice in this sphere but chasing seems to be his game nowadays and there's also a doubt about this longer trip.

6/1

1st

7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Sabbathical

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Mixes chasing with hurdling and is not very consistent under either code but has won twice over fences this season (both times on good ground) and is back on a workable mark if in the right mood.

16/1

7th

1

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Sabbathical

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in second, not fluent 4th, jumped slightly right 5th

6/1

Form: 03-2P9 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Very useful chaser at his best, but he's not so good nowadays and came in only ninth when tried back over hurdles at Exeter 20 days ago; others are more persuasive.

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

4th

3

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:45 Ffos Las

Eamon An Cnoic

11st 10lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Very useful chaser at his best, but he's not so good nowadays and came in only ninth when tried back over hurdles at Exeter 20 days ago; others are more persuasive.

14/1

9th

4

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

13:05 Exeter

Eamon An Cnoic

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Made a mistake at the first fence and pulled up at the sixth on his return to action at Ascot in October; there's a doubt about his current form but he reverts to hurdles on a competitive mark and can't be written off.

12/1

10

30th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 1

13:45 Ascot

Eamon An Cnoic

10st 1lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Gained wide-margin hurdle win off much reduced mark in February (2m, heavy) and signed off with two very respectable chase runs in the spring (2m/2m3f); remains very well handicapped on older form but younger rivals have more appealing profiles here.

16/1

Form: 55/32- D BF

Last run: 524 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Proved a reliable sort for Dr Richard Newland, but he's winless since 2018 and returns now after 17 months off having rejoined his former yard; the market can prove a good indicator.

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

Form: 5F007- C

Last run: 301 days

W: 10st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Course winner in 2016; this veteran was well out of form when last seen out in the spring; he's very hard to make a case for on his return.

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

6th

8

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:02 Fontwell

Sirop De Menthe

11st 0lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Useful in his heyday at up to 2m6f but he's not won since 2016 and has been well held in last five completed starts; goes back up in trip and down in grade but he's need a major upturn in form.

16/1

6th

8

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:45 Ffos Las

Sirop De Menthe

10st 4lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Course winner in 2016; this veteran was well out of form when last seen out in the spring; he's very hard to make a case for on his return.

14/1

Form: 162-P6 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on Flat and when bagging 2m Plumpton handicap hurdle last spring; he's yet to hit form this term, racing too freely when only sixth at Doncaster 25 days ago, but his mark is falling.

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

2nd

4

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:35 Taunton

Natural History

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Went very well on heavy ground on the Flat but easily best form as hurdler came when taking 2m Plumpton handicap on good; yet to hit form this term, racing freely and losing a shoe when last of eight at Sandown last time, but he'll be dangerous if the fitting of a hood has the desired effect.

13/2

8th

8

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

15:35 Sandown

Natural History

10st 0lb

Races freely; went very well on heavy going on the Flat but easily best form as hurdler came when bagging 2m Plumpton handicap on good; yet to hit form this term but he is 13lb lower than when favourite (came sixth of nine) for the Imperial Cup last March.

5/1

4

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:45 Ffos Las

Natural History

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Fairly useful on Flat and when bagging 2m Plumpton handicap hurdle last spring; he's yet to hit form this term, racing too freely when only sixth at Doncaster 25 days ago, but his mark is falling.

9/2

Form: 0-PFP4 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 6lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful winner at his best but this veteran comes here out of sorts, remote fourth in 2m Bangor handicap 26 days ago; easily opposed.

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

1st

11

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:13 Newcastle

Applesandpierres

10st 10lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

14yo who is on a 14-racing losing run and was soundly beaten at Chepstow last month; however, he may improve for that first outing since June and he's on a handy mark judged on some fair efforts in the first half of this year; not ruled out each-way.

20/1

9th

7

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Applesandpierres

11st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

always towards rear

25/1

2nd

8

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

17:10 Newton Abbot

Applesandpierres

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

prominent, jumped left and lost third when mistake 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied and went third 2 out, kept on and went second run-in, no match for winner

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sabbathical

RP Ratings:

Wicked West

TOPSPEED:

Howdyalikemenow

The Sun:

Natural History

WEST COUNTRY:

Eamon An Cnoic

The Times:

Sirop De Menthe

Daily Mail:

Howdyalikemenow

Daily Express:

Wicked West

Daily Mirror:

Wicked West

The Star:

Wicked West

POSTDATA:

Sabbathical

Telegraph:

Sabbathical

The Guardian:

Sabbathical

Daily Record:

Sabbathical