February 05 / 15.00 Wetherby

15.00 Wetherby

Good

William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8386.84
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 5m 5s
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William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 215-71 C

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
3-7 over hurdles, the latest win gained in 2m handicap here (good to soft) two months ago; subsequent 2lb nudge up the weights ought to be manageable and he's unexposed over this sort of trip.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

No Risk Des Flos

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

3

24th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:10 Huntingdon

No Risk Des Flos

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

The winner of four of his eight hurdle starts, including in handicaps the last twice; every chance there is more in the locker and he's only gone up 3lb; one to take very seriously.

13/8

1st

1

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

No Risk Des Flos

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Olly Murphy

3-7 over hurdles, the latest win gained in 2m handicap here (good to soft) two months ago; subsequent 2lb nudge up the weights ought to be manageable and he's unexposed over this sort of trip.

6/4

12/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: P5-U07 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
3-20 over hurdles when trained in Ireland; quite lightly raced in recent years and was out of form when last seen in the autumn; needs to have been revitalised by subsequent stable switch; market may guide.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Ayr

Thereisnodoubt

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

6th

12

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:15 Kelso

Thereisnodoubt

10st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Ex-Irish 9yo who was a good second last month on his first two starts for this yard (2m3f, good/soft); however, he's 4lb out of the handicap on this rise in grade, and today's assignment may be too competitive.

20/1

2nd

5

21st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 3

16:37 Carlisle

Thereisnodoubt

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Out of form in Ireland in autumn but made pleasing stable debut when close second to quite progressive rival at Wetherby (2m3f, good) this month and might well be seen to even better effect on today's slower ground.

9/4

Form: -81110 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Progressive 7yo who won five times over hurdles last year (2m-2m5f, good to soft/soft); last month's defeat in a major handicap should not be viewed harshly but today's forecast good ground may not be ideal.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

15:15 Hexham

Foster’sisland

11st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

4

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle

Foster’sisland

11st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Progressive 7yo who won five times over hurdles last year (2m-2m5f, good to soft/soft); creditable third at Wetherby (2m3f, good) latest but it does suggest the handicapper finally has him about right.

9/2

3rd

3

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

Foster’sisland

11st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Progressive 7yo who won five times over hurdles last year (2m-2m5f, good to soft/soft); last month's defeat in a major handicap should not be viewed harshly but today's forecast good ground may not be ideal.

9/2

Form: 322-12 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Drew nicely clear to win Uttoxeter maiden (2m4f, good) in November on fourth start over hurdles, and was clear second to another unexposed one on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) the following month; competes off same mark again here; needs to be taken very seriously.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

Jack Sharp

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Drew nicely clear to win Uttoxeter maiden (2m4f, good) in November on fourth start over hurdles, and was clear second to another unexposed one on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) the following month; competes off same mark again here; needs to be taken very seriously.

2/1

2nd

1

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:50 Doncaster

Jack Sharp

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Has made a solid start to his career, placed three times here last season before justifying favouritism in maiden at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last month; open to improvement moving into handicaps and should go well.

9/2

1st

6

13th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:22 Uttoxeter

Jack Sharp

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Similar sort of form in three novice hurdles at Doncaster (2m-2m3f), last time behind the 130 BHA-rated hurdler/chaser Topofthecotswolds; should be hard to knock out of the frame in this company.

5/2

Form: 14-014 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Signed off in Ireland with 2m2f chase win in September (good) and made quite encouraging stable debut when fourth over hurdles at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) on Sunday; not out of this if that recent outing did him good.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

Breakeven

11st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Paul Collins

Signed off in Ireland with 2m2f chase win in September (good) and made quite encouraging stable debut when fourth over hurdles at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) on Sunday; not out of this if that recent outing did him good.

10/1

4th

4

30th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 3

13:30 Sedgefield

Breakeven

11st 10lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Paul Collins

Point (twice), bumper and maiden hurdle winner who scored on chase debut for Tom Mullins at Galway (2m2f, good) last time out in September; changed hands for £20,000 the following month; however, the British handicapper has taken no chances with his mark and he needs a career best on stable debut.

8/1

Form: 766766 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Veteran who was useful in his prime but has been out of form this season; continues to plummet down the weights but may find this an inadequate stamina test and is difficult to enthuse over.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:15 Hexham

Perfect Man

11st 5lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Has won seven times over hurdles but out of form despite his tumbling mark this year and best watched this time.

8/1

6th

7

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:48 Sedgefield

Perfect Man

10st 10lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Defied much higher marks in his prime; unconvincing record for current yard, consequently dropping a long way in the weights; hard to support on recent evidence.

16/1

6th

6

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

Perfect Man

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Veteran who was useful in his prime but has been out of form this season; continues to plummet down the weights but may find this an inadequate stamina test and is difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

Form: 5F5960

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Now 2lb lower than when beating a next-time-out winner at Carlisle (2m1f, good) in October but form has nosedived in recent weeks; considered only if lively in the betting.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

1

5th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:00 Uttoxeter

Near Kettering

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in rear throughout

11/1

7th

7

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

Near Kettering

10st 1lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Now 2lb lower than when beating a next-time-out winner at Carlisle (2m1f, good) in October but form has nosedived in recent weeks; considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

12th

15

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Near Kettering

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Has dropped back down to the same mark as when winning at Carlisle in October and today's expected return to good ground is a likely plus, but based on his form this winter it's probably best to look elsewhere.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £337.00
Straight Forecast £310.20
Trifecta £1316.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

No Risk Des Flos

TOPSPEED:

Jack Sharp

The Sun:

Foster'sisland

The Star:

Breakeven

RP Ratings:

No Risk Des Flos

Telegraph:

No Risk Des Flos

The Guardian:

No Risk Des Flos

Daily Mail:

No Risk Des Flos

Daily Express:

No Risk Des Flos

POSTDATA:

Jack Sharp

The Times:

Jack Sharp

Daily Mirror:

Jack Sharp

Daily Record:

Jack Sharp