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16:00 Doncaster

Soft

Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final)

  • Prize money: £6125.96
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 6m 19s
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Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.10
  • Place: £5.50

Form: -57P85 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Mudlark who has won three hurdles and a chase at up to 3m2f; now 14lb lower than for his chase success at Sedgefield 11 months ago but he's hard to fancy on what he has produced in his last three starts.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

15:29 Carlisle

Silva Eclipse

11st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

3rd

8

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Silva Eclipse

10st 8lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Hadn't appeared to be in any form this season but bounced back with a C&D success ten days ago; 5lb rise no hardship and chance will be increased if there is further rain (all hurdle wins on soft/heavy).

4/1

1st

6

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

16:00 Doncaster

Silva Eclipse

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Mudlark who has won three hurdles and a chase at up to 3m2f; now 14lb lower than for his chase success at Sedgefield 11 months ago but he's hard to fancy on what he has produced in his last three starts.

16/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4/3-67 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2019 when on the same mark; acts on soft; returned from 14 months off when beaten a long way at Haydock (2m3f, soft) in December; not a huge amount more encouragement at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) latest; return to this trip positive; drops in grade; not written off but revival needed.

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3rd

1

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Boss Man Fred

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

1st

3

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Warwick

Boss Man Fred

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from a long layoff during the winter and ran his best race since making his comeback when, back up to 3m, he was second at Doncaster (soft) 18 days ago; ought to stay this longer trip and another step forward would put him in the mix.

4/1

2nd

1

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

16:00 Doncaster

Boss Man Fred

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

C&D winner in 2019 when on the same mark; acts on soft; returned from 14 months off when beaten a long way at Haydock (2m3f, soft) in December; not a huge amount more encouragement at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) latest; return to this trip positive; drops in grade; not written off but revival needed.

6/1

Form: 5-431

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Improving with each run and broke his duck in an Ayr novices' hurdle (2m5f, soft) latest, when he was resolute when challenged; the longer trip looks a positive on this handicap debut and he's a contender.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:00 Ayr

Half Track

11st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

led narrowly, headed but prominent 3rd, led again before 7th

12/1

5

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:17 Newcastle

Half Track

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

First-fence unseat on chase debut in October and his jumping wasn't great at Kelso (2m7f, soft) a fortnight ago; however, he was in touch last time when hampered/unseating five out, and this unexposed novice hurdle winner could be a contender if finding fluency over his fences.

6/1

4

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:58 Kelso

Half Track

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

novicey jumping, held up in behind leaders on outer, slow jump 10th

7/1

Form: 152

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Made a winning rules debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) last October; couldn't build on that here (2m3f, good to soft) next time, under a penalty; went very close to defying his penalty at Catterick latest (3m1f, good to soft), when a better jump at the last may have sealed it; big player.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:53 Carlisle

Gredin

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won on hurdle debut here (2m4f, soft) in October and probably bettered that performance when close second at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) in December; not sure to be suited by the quicker ground here (recently withdrawn with good to soft deemed unsuitable) but, nevertheless, he's a strong contender.

1/3

1

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:01 Wetherby

Gredin

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Donald McCain

Made a winning hurdling debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) in the autumn and he has run creditably over 3m+ on his last two starts; dropping back in trip should be no inconvenience for this prominent racer; leading contender.

9/4

4th

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

16:00 Doncaster

Gredin

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Made a winning rules debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) last October; couldn't build on that here (2m3f, good to soft) next time, under a penalty; went very close to defying his penalty at Catterick latest (3m1f, good to soft), when a better jump at the last may have sealed it; big player.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: -25156

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Sprang a 50-1 surprise in a 0-120 at Lingfield (2m3f, heavy) in December, when 3lb lower; well beaten in two further runs at Haydock and Sandown (first-time cheekpieces) since; drops 2lb but much more needed.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

15:25 Newton Abbot

Mister Watson

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Latecomer to chasing and won at Warwick on his second attempt; floundered in much tougher race at Uttoxeter since but this ought to be more manageable; 4lb higher than for the success and by no means out of it.

7/1

8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Mister Watson

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Ben Pauling

in rear, pushed along from 5th, ridden after 14th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

12/1

1st

4

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Warwick

Mister Watson

11st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Has patchy record in his ten starts over hurdles but his win came over an extended 2m3f (heavy) and he kicked off his chase career with a bold bid at Bangor last month; had to settle for third after making a bad mistake at the last in that race but that was a personal-best effort and he's an interesting contender off unchanged mark.

4/1

Form: 14-124 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won four off the reel at the end of 2020 (2m3f-3m2f, including on soft and heavy); returned from wind surgery to win again at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) last November; could give him a chance based on penultimate run at Uttoxeter, but needs to be much better than at Hereford latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

16:03 Hereford

Mr Washington

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: David Dennis

Well treated on last season's best hurdle form but after pulling up over fences he finished a long way behind in 3m1f handicap hurdle at Catterick (heavy); probably needs this good ground but others have fewer risks.

12/1

3rd

6

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Mr Washington

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: David Dennis

Pulled up over fences at Huntingdon on Boxing Day and reverts to hurdles on a higher mark; however, he was a fair third of four in a chase at Plumpton two starts ago and is well treated on last season's best hurdle form; the first-time visor may be a help and he's not written off.

4/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Mr Washington

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: David Dennis

Five-time winner over hurdles but 0-4 as a chaser and finished behind Largy Nights in a small-field event at Plumpton six weeks ago; others appeal more for win purposes.

14/1

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Exacta £665.00
Straight Forecast £570.80
Trifecta £2019.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Half Track

POSTDATA:

Gredin

The Times:

Boss Man Fred

TOPSPEED:

Mister Watson

RP Ratings:

Half Track

Telegraph:

Half Track

The Guardian:

Half Track

Daily Mail:

Half Track

Daily Mirror:

Half Track

The Sun:

Half Track

The Star:

Half Track

Daily Record:

Half Track

Daily Express:

Gredin