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15:10 Exeter

Good To Soft

Racing TV Free For A Month Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 26s
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Racing TV Free For A Month Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7-2133 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

This season's best form has been over fences, including an easy win at Fakenham in November, but he's run sufficiently well back over hurdles the last twice (2m, good/heavy) to suggest he can play a part today.

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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

15/2

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 5/063-

Last run: 309 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Absent since last March but back then he was an encouraging third of 17 at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on his first start back with Laura Young, after a 126-day break; 2lb lower today; this lightly raced 9yo is not discounted.

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5

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Thedancingman

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Lightly raced 9yo who returned from latest layoff with creditable second at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in January; might be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip and enters calculations.

8/1

2nd

6

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:10 Exeter

Thedancingman

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Laura Young

Absent since last March but back then he was an encouraging third of 17 at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on his first start back with Laura Young, after a 126-day break; 2lb lower today; this lightly raced 9yo is not discounted.

15/2

25/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 055

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced point runner-up who represents last year's winning trainer; today's handicap debut provides him with a first realistic opportunity under rules and he's one to watch in the betting, but he's shown precious little on his three hurdle starts and isn't easy to fancy.

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3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jake Bament

T: Tim Dennis

in rear, jumped right 1st, outpaced before 3 out, rallied from 2 out, went third run-in

8/1

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

towards rear

7/1

4th

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:20 Exeter

Imperial Joe

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Made it 3-8 over fences when scoring at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) in April but he was well held in final run in the spring and was a similar story here on his return in November; now drops back in grade but he's still 6lb higher than for last win and has some work to do back at this trip.

13/2

Form: 9F00/F

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at big odds on his first four starts in 2019 then absent until handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f) last month, where he was 66-1 and a long way behind when falling at the final flight; however, he raced enthusiastically in front for a long way and is an interesting contender now back down in trip on his second start back from the layoff.

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9

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Hartland Quay

10st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Placed off 6lb higher over hurdles at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February but he's struggled since including when pulled up on chase debut at Chepstow on penultimate run; record now stands at 0-10 and he has plenty to prove back over fences at this new trip.

25/1

7th

3

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Hartland Quay

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Best efforts when making the frame in handicap hurdles at this course and Catterick but the form is modest; pulled up in chase last time (wore cheekpieces, now goes in blinkers); stiff task on ratings.

16/1

Form: 382

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden on the Flat in Ireland but has made a fairly encouraging start to his hurdling career for a new yard and was second of five in a Taunton seller (2m, good) last month; effective on soft ground on the Flat and has a chance now in his first handicap hurdle.

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6th

6

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, never better than midfield, mistake 1st

66/1

8th

6

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:35 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

0-15 over hurdles and 0-61 overall; very well handicapped on some of last year's form but was safely held over C&D (good) last month and remains a difficult horse to enthuse over; raced mainly on good ground; once placed on the Flat on soft.

25/1

7th

6

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

held up in last, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, no telling impression

33/1

Form: 22742P

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Made it 0-11 when pulled up at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) last month and something to prove on the back of that, but she was previously second to a highly progressive winner at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) and is not ruled out now back down in trip; has shown promise on soft.

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11th

2

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:05 Hereford

Chantilly Haze

11st 2lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Phillip Dando

Runner-up twice last term but ran to minor RPRs both times; exposed mare whose record is now 0-24; set for another supporting role.

25/1

9

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Chantilly Haze

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Runner-up in two of her last three starts but now 0-23 in career; likely to be in the mix but vulnerable again as she seeks a first win.

8/1

Form: 6500

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Placed in points last spring but unable to reproduce that promise under rules and he was tailed off at 66-1 on his recent handicap debut.

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3rd

8

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Taunton winner on chasing debut in March 2022; has performed respectably on occasions since without threatening a repeat; cheekpieces are fitted and not without hope if they have a beneficial effect.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Master Mikey Dee

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Yet to build upon last season's winning chase debut (2m) but comes here after very respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in January and is still unexposed over this sort of trip; could have a say.

8/1

7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Master Mikey Dee

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Form: P32413 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Chasing seems to be his game nowadays but he reverts to hurdles off the same mark as when easily winning over fences at Warwick (2m, heavy) on New Year's Eve, and he also ran well at Ffos Las subsequently; respected.

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5th

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Templier

10st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sarah Humphrey

Scored over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November and has remained in good form since but usually knocks about in Class 5 races and may find a couple of today's rivals too strong.

5/1

2nd

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Templier

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sarah Humphrey

midfield, not fluent and dropped to rear 2 out (usual 3 out), soon rallied, went third home turn

6/1

5th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Templier

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

midfield, pushed along before 4 out, went fourth but outpaced 3 out, weakened gradually from 2 out

7/2

OUR TIP

13/2

Form: P4-P35 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

10yo who has been beaten 12 times since his last win in March 2019; however, he was in fair form over fences towards the end of last year and his mark continues to fall; could go well now back over hurdles.

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3rd

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Ardmayle

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ali Stronge

Won this race last year and is now 2lb lower; however, this 12yo has plenty to prove having struggled on his three runs this season.

12/1

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Ardmayle

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ali Stronge

led, headed and prominent 2nd, not fluent 3rd, in touch with leaders when badly hampered by faller 5 out, soon dropped to rear, pulled up just before 4 out

14/1

5th

7

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Ardmayle

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ali Stronge

in touch with leaders, bumped 2nd

14/1

Form: 524461 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Showed improved form and won by 6l when dropped back in trip at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) on New Year's Eve; this lightly raced 6yo could have more to offer and should be fine back on better ground; solid claims up 7lb.

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2nd

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:30 Sandown

Branson Missouri

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Shaun Lycett

pressed leaders, stumbled 1st, prominent 2nd, dropped to last and struggling 6th, mistake 3 out, headway 2 out, went second approaching last, stayed on but no match for winner

9/1

Form: 09-P

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Third in a point in October 2020 and goes handicapping off a basement mark; no forlorn hope if tapping back into that point promise but he's been beaten a long way at massive odds on his three rules runs.

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8th

5

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Mister Moretti

11st 3lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Brian Barr

Has shown poor form under rules and he's towards the bottom of this pack on ratings.

33/1

5th

8

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Mister Moretti

10st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Brian Barr

Has not had many chances but only minor form so far, including in 2m handicaps on last two starts. 2lb wrong.

50/1

7th

11

31st Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Mister Moretti

10st 3lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Brian Barr

Lightly raced 7yo but he's shown little at big prices in his four runs over hurdles including when tailed off on handicap debut at Exeter (2m, good to soft) 13 days ago.

50/1

Form: P4-F69

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who hinted at ability for Johnny Farrelly but was well beaten on his final two starts for that yard, most recently his handicap debut last July, and is probably best watched on this stable debut.

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5

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:10 Exeter

Blackthorn Winter

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Richard Hawker

Lightly raced 8yo who hinted at ability for Johnny Farrelly but was well beaten on his final two starts for that yard, most recently his handicap debut last July, and is probably best watched on this stable debut.

25/1

Form: 6-6968

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

All her hurdle races have been over 2m3f plus and there's a possibility today's drop back in trip may help, but her claims are hardly compelling on this winter's evidence; now 0-13 and others are preferred.

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7

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:23 Taunton

Lightning Gold

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Richenda Ford

17-race maiden who was a first-fence faller at Lingfield on last month's reappearance, and there's a doubt about this drop back in trip; however, she was a good second at Warwick (3m, good) in March on her stable debut and second chase start, and she's not ruled out.

9/1

8

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Lingfield

Lightning Gold

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

disputed lead when fell 1st

8/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Warwick

Lightning Gold

10st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Richenda Ford

Maiden hurdler who seemed to improve for the switch to chasing when a fair third at Leicester (2m4f, soft) this month; now has her first run for Richenda Ford after leaving Laura Hurley; didn't prove she stayed this far as a hurdler so stamina has to be taken on trust.

11/2

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Exacta £511.00
Straight Forecast £451.10
Tricast £3580.60
Trifecta £5105.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Branson Missouri

RP Ratings:

Sabbathical

SPOTLIGHT:

Hartland Quay

Daily Mirror:

Thedancingman

The Times:

Branson Missouri

Telegraph:

Branson Missouri

The Guardian:

Branson Missouri

Daily Express:

Branson Missouri

The Sun:

Branson Missouri

The Star:

Branson Missouri

Daily Record:

Branson Missouri

POSTDATA:

Sabbathical

Daily Mail:

Sabbathical