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Pertemps Network We’ve Got Your Next Job Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 2m 7f 131y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 6m 21s
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Pertemps Network We’ve Got Your Next Job Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -00521 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Grand servant over the years; not the force of old but, having tumbled in the weights, last two starts have seen him come second at Wetherby (2m4f) and win at Fakenham (2m7f, soft), both under Finn Lambert; the latter was just a four-runner race, since which he's gone back up 8lb but he did win easily; acts on heavy; in calculations.
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10th

2

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Ballyandy

11st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won the Champion Bumper here in 2016 and went very close to another Festival win when third in the 2m5f Coral Cup in 2019; had been on a long losing run but has enjoyed himself on the return to staying trips of late, running for only the second time beyond 2m5f when a wide-margin winner at Fakenham, then having something in hand, again under Finn Lambert, at Chepstow (both at 2m7f; soft/heavy); can go well.

20/1

1st

1

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Ballyandy

11st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Grand servant over the years; not the force of old but, having tumbled in the weights, last two starts have seen him come second at Wetherby (2m4f) and win at Fakenham (2m7f, soft), both under Finn Lambert; the latter was just a four-runner race, since which he's gone back up 8lb but he did win easily; acts on heavy; in calculations.

3/1

1st

1

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 3

15:52 Fakenham

Ballyandy

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Grand servant over the years; isn't the force of old but having tumbled in the weights he kept on well under Finn Lambert when second of eight at Wetherby (2m4f, soft) last month; moves into unknown territory trip-wise but the extra yardage could be exactly what he requires these days.

2/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -P7132 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Often front-runner; 13yo who recovered a lot of his old verve over hurdles at Wincanton on last three outings, winning on first occasion and runner-up under Cameron Iles one week ago on latest; acts on heavy; thereabouts on the recent evidence.
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4th

9

19th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

15:00 Uttoxeter

Jepeck

11st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Anthony Honeyball

Veteran front-runner who has finished runner-up in 2m5f/2m7f handicaps the last twice under Cameron Iles; just looks vulnerable to something better treated.

14/1

2nd

5

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Jepeck

10st 11lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Anthony Honeyball

Often front-runner; 13yo who recovered a lot of his old verve over hurdles at Wincanton on last three outings, winning on first occasion and runner-up under Cameron Iles one week ago on latest; acts on heavy; thereabouts on the recent evidence.

11/2

2nd

6

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:58 Wincanton

Jepeck

11st 6lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Anthony Honeyball

Teenager who has mixed hurdling with chasing in recent seasons; bounced back to form to spring 40-1 surprise over C&D (soft; made all) last month and also ran well when third here (3m, good to soft) 12 days later but will probably find younger rivals better handicapped today.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 110-1P D BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Won two heavy-ground handicap hurdles (2m5f/2m7f) when fitted with cheekpieces at start of last year; made good start to chasing career in novice at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in December but something seemed amiss here three weeks later; tongue tied for those last two starts; kept jumping to his right last time and now reverts to hurdling; big player if back on song.
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3rd

2

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Brinkley

11st 9lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Won two heavy-ground handicap hurdles (2m5f/2m7f) when fitted with cheekpieces at start of last year; made good start to chasing career in novice at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in December but something seemed amiss here three weeks later; tongue tied for those last two starts; kept jumping to his right last time and now reverts to hurdling; big player if back on song.

4/1

1

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Brinkley

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Won two heavy-ground handicap hurdles (2m5f/2m7f) when fitted with cheekpieces at start of this year and made good start to chasing career in four-runner novice at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) three weeks ago; still has low mileage and commands respect.

5/2

1st

3

5th Dec 2021

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 3

12:47 Huntingdon

Brinkley

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

All hurdles wins on soft/heavy and didn't have his ideal conditions in the Pertemps Final when last seen; same story when withdrawn from Grade 3 handicap hurdle on intended reappearance; useful sort who has the ability to play a big role on debut over fences, provided the surface is suitable; tongue-tie added.

11/4

Form: 31F1-F

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Asserted in good style as chaser at Sandown over 1m7f (heavy) and 2m4f (good) last term under Niall Houlihan; on the other hand they are his last two completions because he fell that March and in November, latterly at the first in a top Cheltenham handicap; has first hurdles start since October 2019 and his first beyond 2m4f, which leaves a fair bit to prove in the mud.
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15th

22

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Belargus

10st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

Winner of his two most recent completions over fences (1m7f, heavy/2m4f, good) but has also fallen three times in his last six chases and didn't look an obvious improver for the step up to 2m7f back hurdling 17 days ago; 3lb out of the handicap.

50/1

4th

6

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Belargus

10st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

Asserted in good style as chaser at Sandown over 1m7f (heavy) and 2m4f (good) last term under Niall Houlihan; on the other hand they are his last two completions because he fell that March and in November, latterly at the first in a top Cheltenham handicap; has first hurdles start since October 2019 and his first beyond 2m4f, which leaves a fair bit to prove in the mud.

10/1

15

13th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:15 Cheltenham

Belargus

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

6yo who has had plenty of experience over fences; fell at Sandown on penultimate outing last season but he asserted in good style there over 1m7f (heavy) and 2m4f (good) on starts either side under good claimer Niall Houlihan; latest 8lb rise demands more but, at his age, further progress seems highly likely and he makes each-way appeal.

33/1

Form: 21-316 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Seemed the only one to cope with the soft ground when winning by 22l over C&D at Christmas and might be flattered, as that RPR is miles in advance of his other figures; soundly beaten off this 8lb higher mark at Huntingdon one month ago, which adds to the doubts.
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4th

2

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:50 Ayr

Bells Of Peterboro

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3rd

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:45 Taunton

Bells Of Peterboro

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

5th

7

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Bells Of Peterboro

10st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Seemed the only one to cope with the soft ground when winning by 22l over C&D at Christmas and might be flattered, as that RPR is miles in advance of his other figures; soundly beaten off this 8lb higher mark at Huntingdon one month ago, which adds to the doubts.

5/1

Form: 4-857P

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced when the last of five finishers at Haydock in November but his other three results this term have been grim; tried blinkers on last two outings, instead of usual cheekpieces (which return today); that sees him over hurdles today (off a lower mark) for first time since 2019; this trip might be a bit further than ideal.
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6th

8

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Mr Muldoon

10st 8lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Not disgraced when the last of five finishers at Haydock in November but his other three results this term have been grim; tried blinkers on last two outings, instead of usual cheekpieces (which return today); that sees him over hurdles today (off a lower mark) for first time since 2019; this trip might be a bit further than ideal.

20/1

3

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

13:10 Ascot

Mr Muldoon

11st 10lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won over hurdles here in 2019 and ran respectably over fences on his one visit last season; not disgraced when the last of five finishers at Haydock in November but that is sandwiched in between two heavy defeats; blinkers (retained today) replaced usual cheekpieces last time; the positive is that he's back to last March's last winning mark.

12/1

7th

6

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Mr Muldoon

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

2-6 over fences but his two runs this season have been underwhelming and he finished some way behind Fidux at Haydock on latest; needs the blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) to have a positive effect.

10/1

Form: 50-8P1 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Pulled up (bled from nose) on penultimate outing but looked pretty much as good as ever when winning at Sandown (3m, heavy) on latest; they were over fences and the latter in cheekpieces, whereas this is without them over hurdles, in which sphere he's raced only once (tailed off last October) in recent seasons; would be a contender on that latest chase form.
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12

23rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 4f 166y

Class 1

15:32 Sandown

Prime Venture

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

6th

13

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Prime Venture

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

11yo who is inconsistent and hasn't been at his best the last twice; however, today's extreme test of stamina could help as he ran well in the Welsh National on two occasions, and he showed plenty of spark as recently as January when winning the veterans' final at Sandown; may run into a place.

40/1

3rd

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:15 Newbury

Prime Venture

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Never figured back over hurdles last Saturday; successful in the Final of the 2021 Veterans Chase Series at Sandown (3m, heavy; now 7lb higher) on most recent chase start and looks a likely player on that form.

13/2

Form: /41/5- C BF

Last run: 491 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Has had only five starts under rules; also three wind operations, the latest since he tailed off in a novice hurdle at Cheltenham in October 2020; stays 2m5f (unraced beyond that) and acts on soft; unexposed but there seem to be risks attached.
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4th

1

23rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 3

16:15 Ffos Las

Ask For Glory

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Point winner who has had only six starts under rules and also three wind operations; had no trouble landing the odds in a novice hurdle at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) in February 2020 but he's struggled in both subsequent runs; unexposed and looks well treated on his peak form but he comes with risks attached on this switch to fences.

9/2

8th

3

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:18 Chepstow

Ask For Glory

11st 1lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Has had only five starts under rules; also three wind operations, the latest since he tailed off in a novice hurdle at Cheltenham in October 2020; stays 2m5f (unraced beyond that) and acts on soft; unexposed but there seem to be risks attached.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £198.00
Straight Forecast £215.70
Tricast £959.90
Trifecta £991.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Bells Of Peterboro

SPOTLIGHT:

Brinkley

POSTDATA:

Ballyandy

Telegraph:

Prime Venture

Daily Mirror:

Jepeck

WEST COUNTRY:

Brinkley

The Sun:

Brinkley

TOPSPEED:

Bells Of Peterboro

The Times:

Bells Of Peterboro

The Guardian:

Bells Of Peterboro

Daily Mail:

Bells Of Peterboro

The Star:

Bells Of Peterboro

Daily Express:

Ballyandy

Daily Record:

Ballyandy