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16:40 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Cazoo “Hands And Heels” Handicap Hurdle (Conditionals/Amateurs) (Racing Excellence Initiative)

  • Prize money: £4574.64
  • 2m 5f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 5m 54s
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Cazoo “Hands And Heels” Handicap Hurdle (Conditionals/Amateurs) (Racing Excellence Initiative)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 16-386 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won bumper on heavy here last February; nowhere near that level in his three runs over hurdles (on soft/heavy) and exceedingly remote on the latest of those; well handicapped were he to revert to his bumper form.

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6

2nd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:00 Plumpton

Coronado Joe

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Hasn't taken to fences in two of his runs this season but dividing those was a tailed-off finish over hurdles; on his last winning mark but has a bit to prove at the minute; cheekpieces are turned to.

8/1

10

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Coronado Joe

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Unseated early on last month's chase debut and reverted to hurdles with a flat effort the following week; has won off a 4lb lower mark (hurdling) but has a bit to prove on a few counts here.

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 7478

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Three runs in novice/maiden hurdles showed some ability; well-backed co-second favourite but pulled up on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (heavy) on New Year's Eve, where 2m7f may have contributed and she was also given wind surgery soon afterwards; tongue-tie also enlisted; it will be interesting to see whether her backers return.

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3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Lazy Sunday

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Three-time chase winner; runner-up off mark 9lb higher than today's on first two starts this season and will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination but seems to have lost her way in recent months.

10/1

5th

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:32 Lingfield

Lazy Sunday

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 6th

7/4

4

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Lingfield

Lazy Sunday

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

3-11 over fences, having won three on the trot last February-March, including this race on second leg; runner-up on first two starts this season, before lesser efforts on last two outings; last year's hat-trick was preceded by a heavy defeat and cheekpieces are now installed; has to be considered seriously in weak race.

15/8

33/1

  • Place: £10.10

Form: 77-57P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers and one of his hurdle races but the switch to handicaps on last two starts has gone poorly; tongue tied latest; up in trip.

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2

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Rectory Oak

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, reminders after 5th, ridden after 8th, soon became detached, well behind when pulled up 4 out

6/1

1st

3

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:50 Newton Abbot

Rectory Oak

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led, reminders when briefly headed 2nd, prominent when headed 4th, ridden after 11th, soon lost second, weakened 3 out, left in modest second 2 out, left alone last

11/4

6th

2

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:24 Fontwell

Rectory Oak

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

11/2

Form: 084

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

0-4 in Irish points; tailed off in his three maiden hurdles (2m2f-2m5f in the mud) this winter; going handicapping should give him brighter prospects (headgear enlisted as well) but he lacks form claims.

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5th

12

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Coolvalla

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Out of his depth in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham Festival; 5-5 over rules fences otherwise, most recently beating Revels Hill by 1l at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft; pair well clear); highly progressive in handicaps, no ground worries, stays well and may not have reached his ceiling yet; shortlisted.

14/1

1st

3

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Coolvalla

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Bit off more than he could chew in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham but had been going great guns with four successive wins from 2m7f to 3m3f (three at Fontwell); this is nothing like so demanding as at the Festival but it's still a step up from the grade in which he was winning; respected nonetheless.

8/1

2

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Coolvalla

11st 7lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Chris Gordon

Big improvement switched to chasing, with one win at Lingfield and three at Fontwell; 19l and 17l were the last two winning margins, the latest over 3m4f (good to soft) and he goes well in the mud; that handicap form leaves him with a lot to find but he's certainly been impressing at that much lower level.

20/1

Form: -08241

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Back down the handicap when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; going back up 7lb for that looks problematic but he's effective over C&D and has each-way claims.

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

Form: 27-6P2

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

16-race maiden; runner-up twice last March and again at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) four weeks ago, so he enters place calculations.

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4th

3

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Kapitaliste

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Alexandra Dunn

midfield, not fluent 6th, not fluent 7th, lost ground before 4 out

4/1

5th

8

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Kapitaliste

10st 3lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent

14/1

Form: PFP433

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 13lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Old-timer with seven wins to his name; campaigned mainly in France last two years but took third at Leicester (1m7f) on last two outings, the latest last Wednesday; has form over 2m4f/2m5f, albeit a few years ago.

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1st

11

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:13 Newcastle

Applesandpierres

10st 10lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

14yo who is on a 14-racing losing run and was soundly beaten at Chepstow last month; however, he may improve for that first outing since June and he's on a handy mark judged on some fair efforts in the first half of this year; not ruled out each-way.

20/1

9th

7

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Applesandpierres

11st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

always towards rear

25/1

2nd

8

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

17:10 Newton Abbot

Applesandpierres

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

prominent, jumped left and lost third when mistake 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied and went third 2 out, kept on and went second run-in, no match for winner

8/1

Form: 80/4P-

Last run: 322 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Lost her form two seasons back on final two starts for Seamus Mullins; year off before fourth of 16 here (2m3f, heavy) last February but she was way behind the first two that day and pulled up in March on sole start since; tongue tied and hooded for those two, now tries cheekpieces; enough doubts.

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10

25th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:20 Warwick

Tarks Hill

10st 0lb

J: Mr Frederick Procter

T: Keiran Burke

0-11 under rules and placed just once; a recent eighth of 15 at Fontwell was no disgrace but it's still hard to see her breaking her duck from 5lb out of the weights.

25/1

8th

15

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Tarks Hill

10st 3lb

J: Mr Frederick Procter

T: Keiran Burke

Lost her form two seasons back on final two starts for Seamus Mullins; year off before fourth of 16 here (2m3f, heavy) last February but she was way behind the first two that day and pulled up in March on sole start since; tongue tied and hooded for those two, now tries cheekpieces; enough doubts.

33/1

Form: 700092

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Last week was the first time there's been market interest in him as a hurdler and he showed improved form to take second of 16 in that handicap at Newcastle (2m6f, good; 7-1) under Caoilin Quinn; has same mark and good chance if he's in the same form six days later.

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3rd

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Bolsover Bill

11st 9lb

J: Miss Victoria Malzard

T: Harry Derham

Bright start for new stable with two wins at Exeter (2m3f); jumping has been an issue, to some extent, in both outings since; ran creditably latest (3m, good to soft) but ideally needs to regain fluency.

4/1

3rd

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Bolsover Bill

11st 10lb

J: Miss Victoria Malzard

T: Harry Derham

Won twice over 2m3f at Exeter in January (heavy/good to soft) and still with a chance when unseating three out latest; up 14lb during that time; a possible, but stamina to prove.

11/4

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Bolsover Bill

11st 10lb

J: Miss Victoria Malzard

T: Harry Derham

2-2 in 2m3f handicap chases at Exeter (heavy/good to soft) since switching to Harry Derham; form of both wins boosted, particularly the latter, and a further 8lb rise doesn't look enough to stop him with ground conditions to suit.

13/8

Form: 775P

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Hinted at ability in three novice hurdles at around 2m but no show on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft; 28-1) next time.

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5

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Supasunrise

11st 3lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th

9/4

3rd

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Supasunrise

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to stay the 2m7f last time but drops back to his winning trip (2m4f, soft) and it's been a solid season overall thus far; big player.

5/1

4th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Supasunrise

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear

11/1

Form: 098

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point win in October; soundly beaten in all three of her novice hurdles, the latest followed by wind surgery; this is her longest trip under rules and it's her handicap debut but no form claims.

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3rd

10

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Sevenofus

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Has won a point but 0-13 under rules; had Poet's Reflection behind when runner-up over 2m2f here last month (chase debut; good) and it wasn't her first poor run on soft when failing to complete at Wincanton; granted goodish ground she's a player.

12/1

Form: /407-3

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Long absence before third of ten under Lily Bradstock at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago and that's easily his best result from three handicaps; fair chance he will have come on since that run, so one to consider.

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8

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Bendy Bow

10st 9lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mark Bradstock

Still a maiden and he's not proving the easiest to catch right, only 12th in 2m6f Fontwell handicap last month; cheekpieces are tried now but others are preferred.

14/1

12th

9

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Bendy Bow

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mark Bradstock

Long absence before third of ten under Lily Bradstock at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago and that's easily his best result from three handicaps; fair chance he will have come on since that run, so one to consider.

8/1

3rd

5

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:25 Market Rasen

Bendy Bow

11st 6lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mark Bradstock

Below market expectations a couple of times once handicapping last year and has a long absence to overcome; perhaps best watched unless there's good support.

14/1

Form: 4-0732

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

6yo whose best efforts were on last two starts when placed twice in handicap chases at Stratford (2m6f/3m3f, good) in the summer; tongue-tie was enlisted for those two outings but it's absent on this first run since; player if the form is repeated.

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6th

11

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

He Is A Cracker

10st 8lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

led narrowly or disputed lead

5/2

1st

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

14:38 Fontwell

He Is A Cracker

10st 7lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Placed in both chases in 2021 and chased home a next-time-out winner when back over fences at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft) five weeks ago; goes well for Isabelle Ryder and ought to be in the thick of things again.

5/2

Form: 455966

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has won on soft but most of her best form is at about 2m on good; coming down the weights for new yard and her time should come again but probably best watched today.

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4th

8

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:25 Uttoxeter

Green Or Black

10st 12lb

J: Edward Rees

T: Neil Mulholland

Veteran mare who battled well to win over C&D (good) off considerably reduced mark in June; not quite in same form since, though, and younger rivals have more appealing profiles; versatile regarding ground.

14/1

5th

8

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

20:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Green Or Black

10st 9lb

J: Edward Rees

T: Neil Mulholland

Experienced 11yo who was winning for only the third time when a length successful at Uttoxeter in June (2m, good); well held since then and others have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

6

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Green Or Black

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Veteran who rallied gamely in similar event over C&D (good) last month, ending a long losing spell; well behind Vision Of Hope at Market Rasen since but can't be dismissed back here.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -76252 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Not the force of old and his losing run stretches back to 2018; not that consistent these days either, but he's finished runner-up in two of his last three starts (all hurdling; short-headed over C&D on first occasion) and is well capable of a prominent finish.

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4

9th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:25 Fontwell

Antony

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Veteran who is on a long losing spell; runner-up twice off this mark during his inconsistent 2021-22 campaign, so has a fighting chance provided he runs to that form.

8/1

15th

2

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Antony

11st 12lb

J: Mr Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Not the force of old and his losing run stretches back to 2018; not that consistent these days either, but he's finished runner-up in two of his last three starts (all hurdling; short-headed over C&D on first occasion) and is well capable of a prominent finish.

6/1

8

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

15:20 Fontwell

Antony

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Gary Moore

Former decent chaser whose losing run stretches back to 2018; not that consistent these days but he's finished runner-up in two of his last three starts (all hurdling) and has a big run in him.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £601.00
Straight Forecast £455.80
Tricast £15807.90
Trifecta £22145.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Bolsover Bill

RP Ratings:

Antony

Telegraph:

After The Fox

WEST COUNTRY:

Supasunrise

SPOTLIGHT:

Bendy Bow

The Star:

Kapitaliste

The Times:

Bolsover Bill

The Guardian:

Bolsover Bill

Daily Express:

Bolsover Bill

Daily Mirror:

Bolsover Bill

Daily Mail:

After The Fox

POSTDATA:

Antony

The Sun:

Antony

Daily Record:

Antony