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Good To Soft

Cazoo Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4574.64
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 42s
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -12F22

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won French bumper on very soft; fell early on his British debut but runner-up since in a novice at Chepstow (good to soft) and handicap at Plumpton (heavy); 5yo who probably has potential, so he's in the mix.

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10th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Hititi

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Ended last season with three hurdle wins; even better again in defeat this campaign with three near misses and off a tough mark it makes sense to claim 5lb through Angus Cheleda; solid claims with no trip/ground issues.

12/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Hititi

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Two wins here; ended last season with three hurdle wins; best efforts on latest two outings when beaten a neck at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) and second again at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft); up another 3lb but a leading player.

5/1

2nd

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Hititi

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Ended last season with three hurdle wins (2m4f-3m) and posted another career-best performance when close second at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) last month; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive and he might still be improving; good chance.

9/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 8-6342 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Just six starts; placed over 2m at Taunton (good) and Fakenham (good to soft) in two of his three handicaps and appeared to be stretched by 2m3f on soft ground when not so good here in between; big each-way claims.

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8

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

One Last Glance

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

3rd

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

One Last Glance

10st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Tom Gretton

0-11 over hurdles; carried out early doors when made favourite for his chase debut and then ran second in a five-runner handicap at Southwell (2m, soft); prominent racer who should go well again if finding some rhythm.

5/2

2nd

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:05 Southwell

One Last Glance

11st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Gretton

0-12 under rules but running well over hurdles this winter and sent off the well-backed 6-4 favourite on recent chase debut at Fakenham (2m, soft), only to be hampered and carried out after the first fence; respected.

3/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 25-784

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Placed in the mud in two of his three bumpers; raced freely and soundly beaten on all three of his novice hurdles, but he'd be extremely well treated if reverting to that bumper form on today's handicap debut.

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9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Highstakesplayer

10st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

4/1

1st

6

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive sort who is 2-2 since switched to fences, both wins gained at Hereford (2m5f) in autumn 2022; absent since but has clear possibilities provided he returns in similar form; stays 3m; market support should be heeded.

6/1

1st

1

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:15 Hereford

Highstakesplayer

12st 1lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 6th, prominent 9th

5/2

Form: 1-6644

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won bumper at Chepstow (good) last April; similar form over hurdles since, taking fourth of 12 on handicap debut at Warwick (2m, soft) last time but he needs to build on that.

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2nd

1

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:40 Exeter

Exmoor Express

11st 12lb

J: Mr Vincent Webster

T: Victor Dartnall

Yet to be placed over hurdles but has run reasonably in three handicaps, the latest at Chepstow three weeks ago; could play a part.

8/1

5th

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:35 Chepstow

Exmoor Express

11st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Won bumper here (good) last April; similar form over hurdles this season, most recently when fourth in his two handicap hurdles (2m and 2m2f); probably stays 2m4f and has place chance but some improvement appears to be needed for a win in field of this size.

8/1

4th

2

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

15:00 Fontwell

Exmoor Express

11st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Won bumper at Chepstow (good) last April; similar form over hurdles since, taking fourth of 12 on handicap debut at Warwick (2m, soft) last time but he needs to build on that.

8/1

Form: 0313/P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner, latterly at Plumpton (3m1f heavy) in February 2020 and he is 4lb lower today; out of form since, with 556 days off before pulled up at Wincanton (40-1) 18 days ago; best watched for now.

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4th

6

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Age Of Wisdom

11st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

midfield, slightly hampered 2nd, pressed leader from 5th, shaken up before 7th, not fluent 2 out (usual 3 out), soon pushed along and led, slightly hampered by loose horse when headed last, ridden run-in, weakened final 110yds, finished lame (vet said gelding was lame on his left-fore)

5/1

2nd

4

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:35 Fontwell

Age Of Wisdom

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

prominent, pushed along after 7th, ridden after 8th, left in second 3 out, drifted right run-in, kept on well final 110yds, just held

11/2

5th

5

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:59 Fontwell

Age Of Wisdom

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Thorough stayer who was a runner-up over 3m2f here twice this spring; form dipped over 2m4f at Plumpton last time; in the mix with a revival.

8/1

Form: 45P7

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

There's been a whiff of ability, including in one of his two runs for Sam Thomas; 200-1 for his two outings for new stable this winter and latest was not as grim as the result suggests, so he needs a second look off such a lowly opening mark.

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7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

My Rockstar

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Helen Rees

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; off the mark at Wincanton (2m4f Class 5) last April and had bad luck there eight weeks ago; however, he's 4lb out of the weights upped in grade.

12/1

0

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

My Rockstar

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Helen Rees

led

5/1

Form: 857566

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two novice wins in August 2020; yet to make her mark in handicaps but way down the weights in that time and a case can be made even on form shown this winter; showed up well until run-in over 2m3f last time; considered.

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4th

5

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

17:50 Ffos Las

Miss M

10st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

held up in behind leaders, headway 7th, soon went fourth, ridden after 4 out, went third but well held from 3 out, weakened approaching last, tailed off

7/1

2nd

6

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Miss M

10st 10lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

0-15 since her last success in August 2020 and she was a disappointing favourite in a handicap hurdle at Exeter last time; Flat bred and remains to be seen what she makes of chases.

13/2

Form: P6P

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won Irish mares' maiden point (3m, good to yielding) last May; sixth of 11 at Lingfield (2m, heavy) on second hurdles start but she was pulled up in the other two; early days and this is her handicap debut.

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4th

8

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Set In The West

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Richard Rowe

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, bad mistake and lost ground 4 out, struggling when jumped left 2 out, not recover

8/1

6

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:18 Fontwell

Set In The West

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

prominent, dropped to midfield after 5th, not fluent 4 out, soon no impression

10/1

3rd

6

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Set In The West

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Winning pointer but 0-7 over hurdles and was 50-1 when pulled up on her return from a long absence at Fontwell (2m5f, soft); finished third over 3m1f prior to her spell on the sidelines and that form offers some hope.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 345-49 CD

Last run: 88 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Hurdling debut over C&D (soft) in October 2020 remains her only win; opposable on most subsequent evidence with Harry Whittington and made a low-key start for new yard in November when last seen.

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9th

1

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

15:00 Fontwell

See The Eagle Fly

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Hurdling debut over C&D (soft) in October 2020 remains her only win; opposable on most subsequent evidence with Harry Whittington and made a low-key start for new yard in November when last seen.

20/1

3

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:15 Taunton

See The Eagle Fly

11st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Only win came on hurdling debut when with Harry Whittington; well beaten over C&D on her debut for this yard but likely to come good sooner or later off what seems a fair mark.

16/1

9th

6

11th Nov 2021

Good To Firm

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:35 Taunton

See The Eagle Fly

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Well held in two Flat starts when last seen in the summer; only win came on hurdling debut 13 months ago (for Harry Whittington); interesting to see what's expected on stable debut after a break.

8/1

Form: -50521

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has a patchy record but it's hard to quibble with what he's done at Plumpton on last two starts, showing career-best hurdles form to win last Monday; well beaten in his two hurdle races on soft but won on it on the Flat; not ruled out by 7lb penalty.

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3rd

3

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Global Wonder

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Jim & Suzi Best

dwelt start, in rear

14/1

8th

7

(2)

25th May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

16:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Global Wonder

9st 2lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Made a successful return from 11 months off at Chelmsford (2m, Polytrack) in February and ran with credit in his next two starts at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack), but lesser efforts the last twice; needs to bounce back.

20/1

6th

1

(8)

2nd May 2023

Good

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

14:50 Brighton

Global Wonder

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Jim & Suzi Best

dwelt start, in rear

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £93.00
Straight Forecast £128.00
Tricast £332.70
Trifecta £207.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

One Last Glance

POSTDATA:

Global Wonder

WEST COUNTRY:

Hititi

Telegraph:

Exmoor Express

RP Ratings:

Miss M

Daily Express:

Hititi

Daily Record:

Hititi

TOPSPEED:

One Last Glance

Daily Mail:

One Last Glance

Daily Mirror:

One Last Glance

The Sun:

One Last Glance

The Times:

Global Wonder

The Guardian:

Global Wonder

The Star:

Global Wonder