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16:22 Wetherby

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  • Prize money: £4247.88
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 48s
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 49498

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Yet to threaten across her five starts but has shown some ability in bumpers and novice hurdles, and her pedigree suggests she has potential now going up in trip for her handicap debut; one to consider off lowly mark, especially if she attracts market support.

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3

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Camembert Electric

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders

13/2

2nd

2

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

15:22 Chepstow

Camembert Electric

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Made it 3-5 in handicaps when scoring in ready style at Ffos Las last month, on her first attempt at 3m; has won on good and heavy while 4lb rise for the latest win seems fair; obvious credentials.

15/8

1st

6

9th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:45 Ffos Las

Camembert Electric

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders, headway 8th, slight lead when stumbled 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well

4/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 90-P7

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at triple-figure odds on his three qualifying runs and soundly beaten in mid-division when 33-1 for last month's handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, soft); lots of improvement is required.

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3rd

4

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Economic Editor

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Maiden; twice runner-up over hurdles this season (soft/heavy); didn't jump with enough zip on recent chasing debut and faded out of contention; may do better with that experience behind him but will need to.

8/1

6th

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Economic Editor

10st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Modest form pointing in 2020; not particularly consistent over hurdles, but has shown his best form on testing ground so could go well in these conditions on his first run over fences.

9/1

14th

16

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Economic Editor

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

midfield

7/1

50/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: P-58PP

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Fairly encouraging British debut over C&D (soft) in November 2020 and this is his first visit here since, but he's struggled subsequently on his seven handicap starts and needs to raise his game in a major way.

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4th

8

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Great Raffles

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual hurdle winner (once here) in spring 2022 but has not shown a great deal in three slow-ground chases this season (2m4f-2m7f) and needs to turn a corner.

16/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

15:17 Wetherby

Great Raffles

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

He's well treated on last season's hurdle form and it's still early days over fences, but if he's to threaten he needs to produce more than he's managed on his first two runs in this discipline.

8/1

5th

7

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Great Raffles

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

11/1

Form: 58-336 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won at Catterick (2m3f, heavy) last February and good third at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) in December on second start for this yard; not ruled out but he's inconsistent and was well beaten at Catterick last time.

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10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

C&D winner who scored off 4lb higher at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last April but he's been out of sorts at biggish prices in his three runs this year and needs to get back on track.

25/1

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Both chase wins have been over 2m4f although has won a 3m point and was runner-up to Gibberwell in this race last season; not at his best recently; others stronger.

22/1

8th

11

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Ex SElance

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

In good form last spring and he's capable of bouncing back from a no-show; mark is fine, as will be the trip and ground.

33/1

Form: 67654

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Modest on the Flat nowadays (won on soft/heavy in that code) and 0-5 over hurdles, but he was a fair fourth of 14 at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last month in his second handicap and might not be far away if staying this trip.

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9th

5

(2)

12th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:40 Catterick

Jamil

9st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Tina Jackson

Four-time C&D winner, the latest in July, and he's continued in good form here the next twice; solid claims.

9/2

3rd

7

(6)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

14:25 Catterick

Jamil

10st 5lb

J: Miss Lois Teal

T: Tina Jackson

Likes it here and has run well over C&D on his last three starts, with a third under Lois Teal (good to soft) being followed by a win (good) and a near miss (good to soft); solid claims off the same mark as last time.

7/1

2nd

2

(8)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Jamil

9st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Tina Jackson

Four wins over C&D, the latest last month when scoring narrowly off a 4lb lower mark (good); suited by good ground or softer but has never won off a mark this high.

7/2

Form: FF-724

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

2-14 in Irish points and runner-up at Kelso (2m, soft) in December on second start for this yard; again ran well when fourth there last time, when not quite seeing out 2m6f (soft); strong claims now back down in trip.

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10

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Duty Calls

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

held up in rear, detached 5 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1

1st

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Duty Calls

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

C&D scorer who wasn't disgraced from 5lb out of the handicap when fourth of five back here eight days ago; he can race off his proper mark now so merits serious consideration.

4/1

Form: P2P-PP D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Well treated on chase form as recent as last March and it's possible the first-time tongue-tie and/or return to hurdles may turn things around; however, he's been pulled up on his last three starts; lots to prove.

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7th

8

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

Darius Des Sources

10st 7lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Chris Grant

in rear, hampered and mistake 1st, hit 4 out, soon struggling

12/1

5th

4

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Darius Des Sources

11st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Chris Grant

led, headed but prominent 2nd, ridden after 4 out, 3 1/2 lengths down when mistake last, soon lost second and weakened

13/2

4

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Darius Des Sources

10st 8lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Chris Grant

held up in behind leaders, going okay when mistake and jockey lost irons 14th, soon unseated rider

7/1

Form: 628352

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who was a close second of five on handicap debut at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft) last month, and the winner has followed up; has run okay on soft ground and he's one of the likelier players.

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2nd

7

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, outpaced on turn before 3 out, soon went modest second, some headway before 2 out, no impression approaching last, no match for winner

7/2

1st

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

William Cody

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders on outer, left in lead 3 out, faced challenge 2 out, went clear approaching last, went further clear run-in, easily

7/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Runner-up first three starts this season, including over C&D (soft) on reappearance, but had no obvious excuses when only fourth of six at Market Rasen (13-8 favourite) in January; needs first-time cheekpieces to have a positive effect.

8/1

Form: 775/4- D

Last run: 519 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner (2m4f-2m7f, good/heavy) who was a fair fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good) when last seen in September 2020; long absence to defy but it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

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9th

6

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Arctic Road

11st 1lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Three-time hurdle winner (2m4f-2m7f, good/heavy) but he could have shown more back from a mammoth absence at Wetherby; bit to prove now.

20/1

4

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:22 Wetherby

Arctic Road

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Three-time hurdle winner (2m4f-2m7f, good/heavy) who was a fair fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good) when last seen in September 2020; long absence to defy but it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

8/1

Form: 45-9P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Still very early days but he failed to threaten in his three novice hurdles and was pulled up at 28-1 on last month's handicap debut over C&D.

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5

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Large Action

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Roger Fell

in touch with leaders

11/2

1

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:15 Market Rasen

Large Action

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Roger Fell

Returned to form with 13l win on chase debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day and bounced back from lesser run at Sedgefield with fair third at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine now back up in trip and on the forecast good ground; not ruled out.

11/2

Form: 7-4545

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

AW bumper winner who has been soundly beaten on all five hurdle starts; however, he ran well for a long way until fading quickly on his recent handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f, good), and today's distance could be just what he needs; has shown some promise on soft ground.

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7

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Black Minster

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Peter Atkinson

Stamina in pedigree but didn't get home over trip just shy of 3m here on penultimate start (handicap debut) and well beaten in heavy last time; plenty to prove at present.

25/1

6

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:22 Wetherby

Black Minster

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Peter Atkinson

AW bumper winner who has been soundly beaten on all five hurdle starts; however, he ran well for a long way until fading quickly on his recent handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f, good), and today's distance could be just what he needs; has shown some promise on soft ground.

14/1

5th

6

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Black Minster

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

Only glimpses of ability in three runs in maiden/novice company over 2m/2m4f; longer trip may eke out improvement on handicap debut but it will need to do.

12/1

Form: 4506

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Not obviously well treated on what he's shown on his first four starts (1m7f/2m, good/good to soft) but this half-brother to winners Just For Men (2m3f/2m4f; RPR 122) and Late Date (3m-3m2f; 109) is in good hands to progress and may be an improver now up in trip off a lowly mark on his handicap debut; all the more interesting if particularly strong in the betting.

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10

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Moscow Spy

10st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Didn't offer a huge amount for Jonjo O'Neill and two runs for new yard this year haven't been that promising either; hopes pinned on the new trip giving him a lift.

25/1

12

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:40 Taunton

Moscow Spy

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

took keen hold, led, headed but raced in second 3rd, pushed along after 3 out

25/1

8th

6

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:30 Uttoxeter

Moscow Spy

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Offered more once switched to handicaps but was nevertheless beaten about 15l in those last two starts, latest when favourite at Worcester (2m4f, good) in October after 197 days off; has since left Jonjo O'Neill.

14/1

Form: 40575P

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

His mark continues to fall but it's a long time since he's been competitive and was pulled up at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last time out.

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8

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Coral Blue

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Daragh Bourke

Won three times last season (2m4f/2m5f, soft-good) and he's also scored over C&D; however, his campaign concluded with a below-par run at Kelso and he's been well beaten on both starts this term; needs to bounce back.

20/1

5th

3

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Coral Blue

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

Last season ended with a below-par run at Kelso in March and there was no return to form on last month's reappearance at Newcastle; however, he may have needed that latest outing and won three times last season; no surprise if he gets back on track with Brian Hughes back on board (1-1 record).

8/1

9th

4

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Coral Blue

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Three-time winner last season (2m4f-2m5f, good-soft) but not seen since a below-par run in March and not sure to be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination.

9/1

Form: 59-P70

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Displayed some early ability in late 2020 but unable to reproduce that since and he's been tailed off this season in his first two handicaps; first-time cheekpieces need to make a big difference.

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11

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Carlisle

Dunnottar Castle

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

Struggling with nothing positive to glean from his most recent Kelso run (2m, heavy; 12th of 14, beaten 50l); does tackle this 3m1f trip for the first time but is impossible to fancy from 14lb out of the handicap.

100/1

12th

16

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:00 Kelso

Dunnottar Castle

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Jackie Stephen

Has struggled to get competitive in his five handicap hurdles and he's 7lb out of the weights here; it's best to look elsewhere.

20/1

15

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Dunnottar Castle

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

towards rear, slow jump 6th, lost touch and pulled up before 7th, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding had bled from the nose)

33/1

Form: 540737 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

13yo who won off this mark at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last May; has popped up with the odd fair run since, including at Catterick two starts ago; however, he's since been tailed off there and percentage call is to oppose.

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1st

9

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Snowed In

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Lizzie Quinlan

led

20/1

9th

11

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Snowed In

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

led

16/1

3rd

10

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Snowed In

10st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

prominent

33/1

Form: 7/98/7

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Promising in bumpers in 2017 and 2018 but very lightly raced since and was tailed off at Fontwell this winter when making her stable debut after a long absence; others have far less to prove.

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4th

6

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Sparkling Dawn

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

held up in rear, headway 3 out, bit short of room just before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

13/2

6th

5

14th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Sparkling Dawn

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

midfield, headway and pressed leaders 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

100/30

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Payout
Exacta £184.00
Straight Forecast £161.40
Tricast £535.50
Trifecta £693.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Moscow Spy

POSTDATA:

William Cody

RP Ratings:

Duty Calls

Daily Mail:

Camembert Electric

WEST COUNTRY:

Moscow Spy

The Times:

Moscow Spy

Daily Mirror:

Moscow Spy

Daily Express:

William Cody

The Star:

William Cody

Daily Record:

William Cody

Telegraph:

Duty Calls

The Guardian:

Duty Calls

The Sun:

Duty Calls