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Watch Racing TV On Sky 426 Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10892
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 5m 17s
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Watch Racing TV On Sky 426 Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3211 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the third attempt under rules at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in November and he followed up on his handicap debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in December; 5lb higher against significantly better opponents but he's improved with every run and could have more left in the tank.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Findthetime

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Two wins from final three starts for Nicky Richards (1m7f/2m, heavy/soft); looked fortunate at Newcastle on second occasion (left well clear two out) but that form still reads well; versatile ground-wise and won over an extended 2m3f on hurdles; not ruled out on stable debut (same ownership).

4/1

1st

1

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

12:30 Newcastle

Findthetime

11st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

wore earplugs, didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, headway and went second before 5 out, outpaced before 3 out, 4 lengths down when left well clear 2 out

6/4

13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2-2512 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Built on his previous promise with convincing win in Sedgefield novice (2m4f, soft) in December and ran another big race when a clear runner-up on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) on New Year's Eve; this 6yo is having just his eighth race today and is open to further improvement.

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5th

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

No Word Of A Lie

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Absent since pulled up in March 2022; it remains to be seen how much ability he retains but he's well treated on his 2021-22 hurdle form and his trainer's horses often go well fresh; interesting to see how he goes in the betting in first-time cheekpieces on his chase debut.

7/1

2nd

6

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 2

14:05 Wetherby

No Word Of A Lie

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Signy

Built on his previous promise with convincing win in Sedgefield novice (2m4f, soft) in December and ran another big race when a clear runner-up on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) on New Year's Eve; this 6yo is having just his eighth race today and is open to further improvement.

13/2

2nd

4

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:05 Uttoxeter

No Word Of A Lie

11st 6lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Signy

Lightly raced 5yo who made it third time lucky over hurdles with a clearcut win from the front at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) four weeks ago; stayed on strongly to beat the favourite in that race and he's open to more progress off what looks a fair mark on this handicap debut; big player.

15/8

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-3416 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Made it 3-5 over hurdles when winning Haydock handicap (2m3f, soft) in December and another solid run when sixth of 19 in Listed handicap at Kempton (2m5f, soft) last month; this lightly raced 6yo may have more to offer for his in-form yard and could be in the mix.

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3rd

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Up For Parol

12st 1lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

His last win was in December 2021 but he's well treated on old form and was a close second at Fakenham (2m4f, good) 25 days ago; untested beyond 2m5f under rules but he rallied well last time and has claims if his stamina holds out.

11/2

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:07 Fakenham

Up For Parol

12st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Smart form as recently as last February (2m5f, soft) and his close second in a match at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) in November wasn't too bad; not seen to good effect in two starts since but this is a drop in class and the competition isn't strong.

2/1

3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Up For Parol

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

led

5/1

12/1

Form: 101-55

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won twice last season (2m/2m1f, soft/good) and looked a mare to follow when landing a 4yo handicap at Cheltenham last April; not written off but she needs to perform better than she's managed on her two hurdle starts this season (2m/2m4f, good to soft).

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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Her Indoors

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Needed the outing and/or was unsuited by the heavy ground in Listed event at Bangor on chase/seasonal debut; defied a 4lb higher mark in Grade 3 juvenile handicap hurdle here two seasons back; one to consider.

13/2

7

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 1

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Her Indoors

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

2m1f Listed and Grade 3 winner in 4yo mares' company in the first half of 2021, but progress flatlined thereafter; a less obvious candidate for a chasing career than many here based on pedigree, but top yard knows exactly what it runs in this race (record of 2211 since its inception).

14/1

3rd

6

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Her Indoors

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Form: -P7093 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Had been struggling this season but, with these blinkers back on, he returned to form with a fair third over C&D (soft) last month; another 2lb lower today and the returning tongue-tie may also help; respected.

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14th

8

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 0y

13:10 Punchestown

Shannon Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Mr J O’Grady

T: S Curling

raced lazily at times, didn't jump with fluency, midfield, mistake 16th, weakening when not fluent and pushed along 5 out, tailed off

20/1

5th

5

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 2

14:05 Wetherby

Shannon Bridge

10st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had been struggling this season but, with these blinkers back on, he returned to form with a fair third over C&D (soft) last month; another 2lb lower today and the returning tongue-tie may also help; respected.

5/1

3rd

4

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:47 Wetherby

Shannon Bridge

11st 6lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

In good form last winter, winning this race (heavy) and at Ascot; his usual blinkers have been missing so far this season and he has hardly beaten a rival (at long odds), but the headgear is back and he has slipped to below his last winning mark; dangerous, especially if strong in the market.

9/2

Form: 210-36

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won a juvenile maiden hurdle last February (2m, soft) and reappeared with good third in Haydock handicap (2m3f, heavy) in December; tailed off there later that month and it's hard to be confident on the back of that, but the near seven-week break may have helped; not discounted.

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7th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Homme Public

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has won three of four chases at about 2m (good and good to soft) this season but the luck was with him on one occasion and he didn't need to improve to win at Doncaster in March; has more to do here and he bypassed two soft-ground races last term, so the state of the ground is a worry.

9/1

1st

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Homme Public

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Took well to fences in the autumn but was fortunate to collect a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and was probably only third best on merit when second in small-field contest on latest outing; may find that others are better handicapped.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 9/2F1- D

Last run: 445 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Won a competitive handicap at Newbury (2m4f, good) when last seen in November 2020 and returns to action just 1lb higher; has also won on soft; it's a hefty absence to defy and Harry Skelton rides stablemate Shannon Bridge, but goes well fresh and is not ruled out.

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5th

2

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Flash The Steel

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from a long absence earlier this year and struggled initially, but he capitalised on a reduced mark at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last month when back from a break and on his old form he remains well treated back up 6lb; has won on soft and he's respected.

13/2

1st

1

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

14:17 Fontwell

Flash The Steel

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go, headway and prominent after 3 out, disputed lead before 2 out, shaken up and led narrowly when not fluent last, headed run-in, soon ridden and rallied, kept on and led again final 110yds

7/1

6th

7

13th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Aintree

Flash The Steel

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Form: F023-4 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Didn't threaten at Taunton (2m3f, soft) last month but it wasn't a bad run on his first outing since last February and he may improve for it; reduced mark appeals on his best efforts from a progressive campaign last season (including a C&D win on soft); could have a part to play.

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4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Arrivederci

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, shaken up after 13th

8/1

6th

3

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Arrivederci

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful hurdler two winters back; not disgraced on reappearance last term but has done little in his four starts since, over fences on last three; way down the weights but under a major cloud and not proven beyond 2m3f.

12/1

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Straight Forecast £427.40
Tricast £912.70
Trifecta £890.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

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SPOTLIGHT:

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TOPSPEED:

Arrivederci

RP Ratings:

Shannon Bridge

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Daily Mirror:

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The Star:

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Telegraph:

Up For Parol

Daily Mail:

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Daily Express:

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The Sun:

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Daily Record:

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POSTDATA:

Arrivederci

WEST COUNTRY:

Arrivederci

The Times:

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