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14:25 Lingfield

Heavy

Cazoo Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 6m 17s
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Cazoo Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00

Form: 3/P5F3 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

His best run for a good while when third in a strong 3m handicap chase at Wetherby on Boxing Day, a race he had won two years earlier; that was confirmation of him retaining plenty of ability but his non-completion at Auteuil last April is his only piece of hurdle form in nearly four years.

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5th

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Top Ville Ben

11st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Philip Kirby

Continues to drop down the weights and he was a fair second of four at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; however, this 12yo has a patchy profile nowadays and was pulled up over this C&D (heavy) last time out.

9/1

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Top Ville Ben

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Philip Kirby

12yo who has a patchy profile nowadays and was soundly beaten in Ireland a fortnight ago; however, he showed spark when second of four at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day and this course winner is not ruled out.

11/2

Form: 36P-23 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Has some very smart staying hurdle form, notably when fourth in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle; hasn't hit those heights since over hurdles or fences, making it 0-4 in that latter discipline with this winter's defeats in small fields; hard to trust at the minute.

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5th

15

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Emitom

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Two wins and two seconds from his five races for current yard; both the wins were at Newbury, including in clearcut style from Kyntara on heavy going last time out; back up another 5lb but he was fourth in the Grade 1 Stayers' on his only visit to the Festival, admittedly in 2020, but a case can be made for this resurgent 10yo.

25/1

1st

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Emitom

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won over C&D (good) last March and he's been a good second on two of his three starts this season (good to soft/soft), including over C&D; there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

4/1

2nd

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:10 Ludlow

Emitom

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Formerly high class; snapped a long losing run at Newbury last March on debut for this yard and ran well to be second 251 days later; he didn't run much of a race at Haydock last time but this is at least easier than that.

4/1

Form: 45-P73

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner for Paul Nicholls but regressive these days and has no right to trouble today's opposition.

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6

25th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Dan McGrue

11st 8lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

Yet to win in seven attempts for this stable but appeared to excel himself when third of four in a Class 2 conditions race at Lingfield last month (all three rivals rated 140+); overall profile suggests he was flattered but the figures give him major claims back in a handicap.

10/1

3rd

2

21st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Dan McGrue

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

Three-time hurdle winner for Paul Nicholls but regressive these days and has no right to trouble today's opposition.

66/1

3rd

2

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Dan McGrue

12st 8lb

Three-time hurdle winner for Paul Nicholls; unplaced all five starts for current yard, and a poor effort at Exeter last time after seven months off.

33/1

Form: 65-26P D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Has some flashes of high-class form in staying hurdles and a lot of it on soft or heavy ground; looked as good as ever when second in a Grade 2 at Newbury on his reappearance and this is nothing like so challenging as the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham three weeks ago; could have run better there but should still be tough to conquer.

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9th

1

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

On The Blind Side

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

12yo whose form is very patchy, and tailed off at Plumpton last month; however, prior to that he showed some spark on his reappearance at Sandown and his two hurdle runs here have yielded a Grade 2 second and a 50-1 win over C&D last March (soft; off today's mark); interesting now back here.

16/1

7th

4

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

On The Blind Side

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Formerly a smart staying hurdler and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when causing 50-1 surprise at Newbury (3m, soft) in March; also ran well when third (behind Hititi) on last month's seasonal debut at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) but younger rivals appeal more all the same.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 181-18 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Winning for a fourth successive time over hurdles when making all at Kempton (2m5f, good) in November when he had matters fully in hand despite prevailing by only a length; couldn't dominate at Newbury and that perhaps a factor in that below-par performance; up in class this time but could be dangerous if given too much rope; won on heavy.

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1st

2

28th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:20 Stratford

Calva DAuge

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

didn't jump with fluency, raced in second, slow jump 1st, jumped left and slightly hampered 9th, pressed leader and going best when mistake 2 out, shaken up and led just before last, went well clear run-in, easily

Evs

2nd

1

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Calva DAuge

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

12th

1

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Calva DAuge

11st 12lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Flopped at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) in November, but went there having won his last four hurdle starts (various ground; including C&D), all under Angus Cheleda; has had a break and could bounce back with a big run.

16/1

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Selections

LAMBOURN:

Emitom

SPOTLIGHT:

On The Blind Side

Telegraph:

Top Ville Ben

The Times:

Emitom

The Guardian:

Emitom

Daily Mirror:

Emitom

The Sun:

Emitom

The Star:

Emitom

Daily Record:

Emitom

RP Ratings:

On The Blind Side

TOPSPEED:

On The Blind Side

POSTDATA:

On The Blind Side

Daily Mail:

On The Blind Side

Daily Express:

On The Blind Side