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15:10 Catterick

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4030.04
  • 3m 1f 71y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 6m 40s
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /F-612

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Drew nicely clear to score on stable debut at Ludlow (3m, good) in November and was a long way clear of the third when second at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) nine days ago; back in action before another 5lb rise takes effect and should be okay on today's slower ground; obvious contender.

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

4th

1

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Art Of Diplomacy

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Won two staying handicap hurdles three seasons ago (on good and good to soft) and returned from a long absence to run away with a 2m3f selling hurdle at Wetherby in March (soft); that was a slow-motion finish and it remains to be seen if he's as good as he was.

5/1

1st

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Art Of Diplomacy

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

raced in last early, headway after 3rd, led narrowly or disputed lead after 4th, led clearly but not fluent 3 out, went clear approaching last, ridden run-in, stayed on

7/2

2nd

1

27th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:11 Carlisle

Art Of Diplomacy

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Has improved since joining this yard, winning twice (3m/3m1f, good/good to soft) and again running well at Ascot (2m7f, soft) last time despite being beaten 12l in second; solid claims.

15/8

11/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 14-215 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who looked useful in bumpers last season and won Ayr maiden hurdle (2m4f, good to soft) in November; managed only fifth when odds-on to follow up at Ayr last month but still has significant potential; moves up in trip for today's handicap debut.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Bill Baxter

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead early, led narrowly 2nd, headed before 6th, lost position before 8th, dropped to rear and weakening when hampered by faller 5 out

10/1

20

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Bill Baxter

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Enjoyed a progressive campaign prior to winning this last year (soft), whereas he's been unable to get competitive on his five starts this season; however, he's just 1lb higher than 12 months ago and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces and return to these fences will reignite his spark.

6/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Bill Baxter

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

midfield, dropped to rear after 4th, weakened gradually from 3 out

15/2

Form: -62113 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Struck form and gained two very convincing wins at Ayr in November (2m3f/3m, good to soft); had to settle for third on last month's hat-trick attempt at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) but certainly didn't run badly there and may yet have more improvement to come.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Be The Difference

11st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Form: 2U3-20

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and triple chase winner when trained in France; struggled to land any sort of blow (albeit in higher grade than this) on last month's British debut (2m3f, heavy); goes beyond 2m4f for first time here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Carlisle

Dalyotin

11st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Good second at Kelso in November (2m5f, good to soft) but rather disappointing since and was well behind a couple of these over C&D last time; visor replaces cheekpieces.

20/1

6th

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Dalyotin

11st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Off the mark over fences at Sedgefield a year ago but his form has nosedived since a good start to this season; now on a recovery mission.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 14/4F6

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has a point to prove after running poorly at Lingfield last month but held every chance before last-flight fall at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft; front pair clear) in October and is only 1lb above that mark here; first run beyond about 2m5f today.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Sermando

11st 12lb

J: Sgt Nick Oliver

T: Alexandra Dunn

Has mostly run well since joining this yard, with his only blip two runs ago over fences; wasn't far away off this mark at Fontwell (2m3f, good) when last seen in September and hard to rule out.

13/2

3rd

5

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:38 Fontwell

Sermando

10st 10lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Alexandra Dunn

Performed poorly in a chase here 17 days ago and needs to bounce back quickly from that but started off for Alexandra Dunn with three good runs, most recently when winning over hurdles on stable debut at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in June.

9/1

Form: 376676 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Seven-time hurdle winner, most recently in a seller in December 2020; out of form for new stable this season but will be suited by today's trip/ground and has become very well handicapped; worth a glance in the betting.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Perfect Man

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Seven hurdle wins but none since December 2020 and has tumbled a long way; well beaten on last month's stable debut (favourite) but much better when fourth at Southwell 16 days ago (in these aids); Sean Bowen booked and this 12yo might still have another hurrah in him.

9/2

4th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

Perfect Man

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Ryan Potter

midfield

11/1

6th

8

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:02 Stratford

Perfect Man

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

raced in last, nudged along from 5th, became detached before 2 out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £47.00
Straight Forecast £42.50
Trifecta £115.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Art Of Diplomacy

LAMBOURN:

Bill Baxter

Daily Mail:

Be The Difference

TOPSPEED:

Perfect Man

WEST COUNTRY:

Sermando

The Sun:

Bill Baxter

The Star:

Be The Difference

RP Ratings:

Art Of Diplomacy

The Times:

Art Of Diplomacy

Telegraph:

Art Of Diplomacy

The Guardian:

Art Of Diplomacy

Daily Express:

Art Of Diplomacy

Daily Mirror:

Art Of Diplomacy

Daily Record:

Art Of Diplomacy

POSTDATA:

Perfect Man