February 26 / 17.00 Newcastle

17.00 Newcastle Good To Soft

Vertem Investing For The Future Cond’ Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qual’)

  • Prize money: £3730.5
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 3m 57s
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Vertem Investing For The Future Cond’ Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qual’)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6F2224 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Only win came over fences but bang there in handicap hurdles on his last three starts, on good and soft ground; this looks a bit easier than of late as well.
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3rd

8

7th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Hungry Tiger

10st 10lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Has run well at this trip on a few occasions but sole success came when dropped back to 2m at Newcastle in February (good to soft); fair efforts since and has an each-way chance.

6/1

6th

5

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:39 Carlisle

Hungry Tiger

11st 7lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

2nd

1

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:26 Wetherby

Hungry Tiger

11st 12lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: George Bewley

Had been knocking at the door for most of the season before coming good under Dillan Hurst at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) last month; that was a career best, and a 7lb rise does not look insurmountable.

2/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -43924

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Has been in decent form this season with one exception and has each-way claims no matter what the ground; he is 0-16, though.
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14

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Click And Collect

10st 8lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

2nd

13

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Click And Collect

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Has been in decent form this season with one exception and has each-way claims no matter what the ground; he is 0-16, though.

10/1

4th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:08 Uttoxeter

Click And Collect

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Respectable second (off effectively 3lb lower) in C&D handicap on New Year's Eve; no banker to go one better, with record now 0-15, but again has place possibilities; change of headgear.

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3821 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Flat background and seemed to appreciate the good ground when winning narrowly at Doncaster (2m), despite racing freely; only 2lb higher so fair shout should conditions dry out.
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7th

14

(11)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

16:45 York

Tommaso

8st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Philip Kirby

3rd

7

25th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

13:45 Musselburgh

Tommaso

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Won against older horses on handicap hurdle debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in January; only third at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) since but he shapes as though he'll be suited by a strongly run race, which he should get today.

9/1

3rd

5

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Tommaso

11st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Flat background and seemed to appreciate the good ground when winning narrowly at Doncaster (2m), despite racing freely; only 2lb higher so fair shout should conditions dry out.

7/2

7/1

Form: 68-001

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Left previous form behind to run out a clearcut winner at Catterick (2m3f, good), coming home more than 5l to the good from Trouble Shooter; 5lb rise could have been worse.
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6

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:03 Hexham

Myburg

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Did well to reel-in the subsequent winner Fulgurix (beat Blooriedotcom) when making a winning chasing debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) and is open to improvement from a 7lb higher mark; however, it's a distinct possibility that he ideally needs further than 2m, which does present a risk factor.

1st

6

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Myburg

10st 5lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Off the mark over hurdles in handicap at Catterick in February (2m3f, good) and creditable run over 2m last time; quite interesting on chase debut.

11/2

4th

11

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Myburg

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Left previous form behind to run out a clearcut winner at Catterick (2m3f, good), coming home more than 5l to the good from Trouble Shooter; 5lb rise could have been worse.

7/1

Form: 443/00 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on his best form but has been well beaten in two runs since back from more than 600 days away.
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8th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:20 Perth

Monfass

10st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

4th

8

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Monfass

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

2nd

6

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

15:05 Newcastle

Monfass

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Well handicapped on his best form and this 11yo showed he retains some ability after a long absence when fifth of 11 over C&D 13 days ago, fading only from the last having raced freely; claims if he can build on that.

7/1

Form: 4656F2

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Five-time Flat winner but was out of form under both codes until chasing home Myburg at Catterick (2m3f, good); can probably win a race over hurdles but perhaps placed at best in this one.
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12th

10

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Trouble Shooter

10st 7lb

J: Mr Charlie Boddy

T: Micky Hammond

Five-time Flat winner who was out of form under both codes until a fair second over 2m3f at Catterick last month; however, a lesser run followed at Newcastle 12 days ago and he's back to having something to prove.

14/1

6th

6

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Trouble Shooter

11st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Five-time Flat winner but was out of form under both codes until chasing home Myburg at Catterick (2m3f, good); can probably win a race over hurdles but perhaps placed at best in this one.

12/1

2nd

8

4th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

16:15 Catterick

Trouble Shooter

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Tailed off on handicap hurdle debut at Hexham in November and was losing ground when falling two out over C&D on his latest hurdle start; well beaten on the Flat since and he's hard to make a case for.

50/1

Form: -95779

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Second in a bumper but yet to be competitive over hurdles, twice in handicaps; the tongue-tie needs to make a difference.
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9th

10

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:26 Wetherby

Misty Mani

10st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Peter Niven

Second in a bumper but yet to be competitive over hurdles, beaten around 14l when seventh of 11 to Hungry Tiger at Newcastle last month; 9lb better off with that rival today so impossible to discount.

16/1

7th

10

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Misty Mani

10st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Peter Niven

Second in a bumper but yet to be competitive over hurdles, twice in handicaps; the tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

50/1

9th

6

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Misty Mani

10st 13lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

Lightly raced bumper runner-up for whom the first-time cheekpieces and drop back in trip may be positives on this second handicap start; however, she's yet to threaten over hurdles and others are more compelling.

14/1

Form: 78-5P5

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
No more than minor promise in two of her novices; gets in off a low mark for her handicap debut and cheekpieces are fitted, but would need to see some confidence behind her.
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8th

9

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

K C Bailey

11st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Ewan Whillans

No more than minor promise in two of her novices; gets in off a low mark for her handicap debut and cheekpieces are fitted, but would need to see some confidence behind her.

14/1

9

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

12:40 Newcastle

K C Bailey

10st 13lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ewan Whillans

Non-runner.

5th

6

22nd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:30 Ayr

K C Bailey

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

Tailed off in two bumpers before showing some promise in a Hexham novices' hurdle (2m, good) in June; pulled up on last month's return to action at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); much more needed.

50/1

Form: 224792 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Only 1-26 but following wind surgery he ran respectably at Fakenham (2m, soft), for all that he proved no match for the clearcut winner; one to consider though his strike-rate reduces the appeal.
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9th

7

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Court Jurado

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Only 1-26 but following wind surgery he ran respectably at Fakenham (2m, soft), for all that he proved no match for the clearcut winner; one to consider though his strike-rate reduces the appeal.

5/1

2nd

4

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

15:22 Fakenham

Court Jurado

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Regularly in contention but he typically found little when down the field over hurdles at Musselburgh last time; however, he's since had wind surgery, and if that has a positive effect he's a contender back over fences; sole win from 25 starts came over C&D.

5/2

9th

7

3rd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Court Jurado

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Just 1-24 under rules; only 2lb higher than when short-headed four runs ago but not been so clever the last twice.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 974-7F

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Fell on his debut for this yard and then trailed in an AW handicap here only 11 days ago; has a lot to prove now.
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1

7th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

16:15 Hexham

Contrebasse

11st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Danny Brooke

His last Flat win was in August 2019 and he's struggled under both codes in his last ten runs; hurdle record stands at 0-8 and can only be watched back in this sphere.

25/1

7th

6

(2)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Contrebasse

8st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

6th

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:21 Wetherby

Contrebasse

10st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Had modest strike-rate during 31-race Flat career and is 0-7 over hurdles; 50-1 and soundly beaten when upped to 2m7f at Newcastle this month; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

Form: 8-3364 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Only 3l away when third over C&D in December (good to soft) but not consistent and softer ground was no excuse for subsequent failures.
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6th

13

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Ex S’Elance

10st 6lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Victor Thompson

Doesn't win very often but has made the frame three consecutive times this spring, most recently when third at Carlisle (2m3f, good) two weeks ago; effectively 4lb lower from correct mark here; cheekpieces refitted; untested beyond 2m5f but has claims if his stamina holds out.

12/1

10

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:16 Perth

Ex S’Elance

10st 0lb

J: Mr Joshua Thompson

T: Victor Thompson

Doesn't win very often but has made the frame three consecutive times this spring, most recently when third at Carlisle (2m3f, good) on Saturday; effectively 4lb lower from only 1lb out of the weights here; cheekpieces refitted; untested beyond 2m5f but is a player if his stamina holds out.

9/2

3rd

9

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:09 Carlisle

Ex S’Elance

10st 0lb

J: Mr Joshua Thompson

T: Victor Thompson

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Payout
Exacta £338.00
Straight Forecast £339.40
Tricast £843.40
Trifecta £1383.00

Selections

The Times:

Tommaso

SPOTLIGHT:

Hungry Tiger

RP Ratings:

Court Jurado

Telegraph:

Myburg

Daily Mirror:

Click And Collect

The Guardian:

Tommaso

Daily Express:

Tommaso

Daily Record:

Tommaso

The Star:

Myburg

Daily Mail:

Hungry Tiger

The Sun:

Hungry Tiger

TOPSPEED:

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POSTDATA:

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