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15:55 Carlisle

Soft

Brisco Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4138.96
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 4m 26s
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Brisco Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: FF-724

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish pointer/hunter chaser who ran well in three hurdles for new stable in late 2021, most notably when second off today's mark at Kelso (2m, soft); didn't see out 2m6f there last time but looks interesting over this stiff 2m1f.

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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

4th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Duty Calls

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

Won over C&D (soft) last March and runner-up twice in a row over C&D (good to soft/heavy) towards the end of last year; below par at Ayr recently and could leave that run behind now back here, but he faces a tough assignment from 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 2-45P1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Bounced back from a poor run to open hurdling account at Bangor (2m, soft) this month, her tenth attempt; subsequent 3lb rise ought to be manageable; no surprise if she's in the shake-up again.

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4

(8)

6th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

14:05 Catterick

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9st 10lb

J: Megan Nicholls

T: Oliver Greenall

More than 500 days since last seen on the Flat but she's a four-time winner in this scene and has been in good form over hurdles this year; ground/trip/mark all fine.

4/1

2nd

3

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:48 Bangor-on-Dee

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11st 8lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Came good over hurdles at tenth attempt, with C&D (soft) win under Toby Wynne last month; backed up that performance with good run in defeat at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) a fortnight ago and won't mind if the ground is quicker here; respected.

9/4

2nd

4

28th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

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11st 10lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Bounced back from a poor run to open hurdling account at Bangor (2m, soft) this month, her tenth attempt; subsequent 3lb rise ought to be manageable; no surprise if she's in the shake-up again.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 090873 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Teenager who runs this track very well but is nothing like the force of old; rallied for third behind Old Jewry over C&D (soft) a week ago and is effectively 1lb lower today but younger rivals are more appealing.

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8th

8

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Pistol

10st 2lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

Three-time heavy-ground course winner who showed some spark here as recently as last February, but this 14yo has struggled on his last three starts and is without a win since 2018; hard to fancy from 9lb out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

12

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Pistol

10st 2lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

pushed along soon after start, prominent on outer, nudged along 3rd

40/1

10th

10

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:09 Carlisle

Pistol

10st 0lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

33/1

Form: -09PP8

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Signed off in France with slow-ground hurdle win in spring 2020 but has proved very disappointing in Britain for Micky Hammond (unplaced all ten starts); plummeting in the weights but needs to stop the rot.

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0

8

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

12:50 Kelso

Penpal

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

raced wide, in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

5/1

1st

10

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle

Penpal

10st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

1-20 in career, the win gained in France in May 2020; placed once in Britain but was pulled up when last seen a year ago; wind surgery since; has attracted significant support on occasions so worth a glance in the market.

7/1

Form: 437057

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ran well from the front when fifth in first-time cheekpieces at Sedgefield (2m5f, good) last month but finished tired on soft ground at Kelso (2m6f) recently; now 0-7 over hurdles; dropped in trip today.

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9

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 100y

17:10 Downpatrick

Soivegotachance

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: Stephen McConville

led, headed but prominent 2nd, pushed along after 5 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 3 out

8/1

4th

4

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Soivegotachance

11st 11lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Daragh Bourke

No wins but placed twice over hurdles; respectable fifth at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) on latest start 15 days ago; didn't do enough in three points to make him an attractive proposition on chasing debut.

13/2

5th

1

28th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

Soivegotachance

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Daragh Bourke

Ran well from the front when fifth in first-time cheekpieces at Sedgefield (2m5f, good) last month but finished tired on soft ground at Kelso (2m6f) recently; now 0-7 over hurdles; dropped in trip today.

8/1

Form: -95094

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Generally very disappointing this season but took good step back in right direction when fourth of 15 in first-time cheekpieces at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy; well backed) recently and remains very well handicapped.

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3rd

6

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Loughermore

11st 7lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Simon Waugh

prominent, led after 1st, joined 5th

16/1

6

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Loughermore

11st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Simon Waugh

Won off a similar mark over fences last May but has doubts over his current form; modest effort in point last month; sole hurdles win came in 2020; others preferred.

25/1

2

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

Loughermore

11st 4lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Simon Waugh

Didn't jump well in November on his last run over fences but he's well treated on his chase form last May/June (including on good ground) and a recent hurdles outing was fairly encouraging in reapplied cheekpieces and a new tongue-tie (both retained); interesting contender now back over fences.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 415256 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Came good with comfortable win at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in December and was second off today's mark at Catterick (1m7f, soft) last month; not quite in same form on last couple of outings but still enters calculations.

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1st

19

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

El Jefe

10st 2lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Andrew Hamilton

Four of his five wins have come at Sedgefield (soft and heavy) and although he cracked the trend at Haydock in December he has it to prove at this level on first run at this course.

66/1

7th

10

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

El Jefe

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Has had a productive season, winning four times, the latest at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) earlier this month; again gave his running when second of seven at Bangor last week but he meets a significantly higher calibre of rival here and he's 5lb out of the weights.

14/1

2nd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

El Jefe

11st 10lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Four wins this season, the latest at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) 11 days ago; on fairly tough mark after latest 4lb rise but respected in current form.

11/2

Form: 83B-48 D

Last run: 130 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner on good ground in autumn 2020 but absent since below-par run here four months ago; had wind surgery in early January; would appeal much more on a quicker surface.

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13th

13

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

The Navigator

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

His win in this two years ago was the first leg of a hat-trick; back on a really good mark but plenty of water has since passed under the bridge and he's been off since October when running a quiet race at Kelso.

25/1

6th

9

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

The Navigator

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Dianne Sayer

Held back by slow starts on the Flat this summer and hasn't taken to fences this month, following a less-than-fluent round of jumping on his first attempt at Sedgefield by refusing at Carlisle; wouldn't be a shock if he revived back hurdling (very well treated on his best form) but he's not that convincing at present.

16/1

0

8

19th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

16:45 Carlisle

The Navigator

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Dianne Sayer

Didn't run badly when 16l third of five on recent chasing debut at Sedgefield (2m5f, good), and there's room for improvement; his mark continues to edge downwards and he's won twice here on the Flat, but he's perhaps best watched until showing greater proficiency in the jumping department.

14/1

Form: 80976

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Sent off at huge odds for three soft-ground maiden/novice hurdles this winter (2m-2m1f) but has shown some minor promise and today's switch to a low-grade handicap gives him a more realistic chance to get competitive.

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4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders

100/30

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Dual winner over hurdles at around 2m4f this time last year (including here) and started his chasing career with two promising efforts in the autumn, but he has taken a step backwards the last twice; steps up to this sort of trip for the first time and it needs to bring about a resurgence.

9/1

4th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Euchan Falls

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Did not fire in Musselburgh race won by Indian Louis six weeks ago but ran well in his first two chases, latterly when clear second to unexposed rival over C&D (soft) in December; obvious contender if judged on that performance.

15/2

Form: -32438

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Placed in two maiden hurdles last spring and, following a break, made the frame in two handicaps this winter (2m/2m4f, good to soft); good claims on that evidence but has something to prove after a disappointing effort last time.

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5th

5

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Annies Prayer

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Some initial promise, including placed form in a maiden hurdle here and later in a 2m4f Sedgefield handicap; not so good in his last three runs and trainer now turns to a hood.

6/1

6th

5

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Annies Prayer

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

10th

9

28th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

Annies Prayer

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Placed in two maiden hurdles last spring and, following a break, made the frame in two handicaps this winter (2m/2m4f, good to soft); good claims on that evidence but has something to prove after a disappointing effort last time.

8/1

Form: 565509

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo; well beaten on both starts for new stable this season (2m/2m4f) and now 0-12 overall; cheekpieces added today.

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8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Rocco Storm

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Danny Brooke

towards rear, bad mistake and sprawled on landing 8th

16/1

6th

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Rocco Storm

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out (usual 4 out)

6/1

3rd

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Rocco Storm

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Emphatic winner at Sedgefield (good) in October and this C&D winner is fine under softer conditions; just hasn't been at his best the last twice, latterly back over fences after a break.

8/1

Form: 51/0P- D

Last run: 473 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won a juvenile hurdle in 2019 but looked out of sorts when last seen in autumn 2020 and has a lot to prove on today's reappearance outing.

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2nd

9

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Geyser

10st 6lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Barry Murtagh

took keen hold, led, headed but disputed lead 1st, lost ground before 4 out, lost second but going easily 3 out, ridden and outpaced before last, kept on but held final 110yds

9/2

6th

7

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Hexham

Geyser

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Barry Murtagh

towards rear of midfield, minor headway halfway, bad mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last

66/1

Form: 78P961 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to win over C&D (soft) a week ago and is now 4-24 over hurdles; 7lb penalty demands more from him today but he remains well treated on older form.

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11th

10

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Old Jewry

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Four-time hurdle winner but 0-5 over fences; out of form at both disciplines since returning from a break in September and 9lb out of the weights.

33/1

6th

11

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:38 Newcastle

Old Jewry

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along after 5 out

25/1

7th

10

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

16:35 Kelso

Old Jewry

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced when not fluent 9th, pushed along on inner after 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly after 2 out, tired jump last

25/1

Form: -58PP3

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles; put some poor runs behind him when third at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy; refitted cheekpieces; well backed) recently but effectively 6lb higher from further out of handicap here; drops back in trip with visor tried.

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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

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Payout
Exacta £704.00
Straight Forecast £726.30
Tricast £9017.30
Trifecta £7816.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Old Jewry

SPOTLIGHT:

Duty Calls

TOPSPEED:

Annies Prayer

RP Ratings:

Soivegotachance

The Times:

Loughermore

The Guardian:

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POSTDATA:

Annies Prayer

Daily Mirror:

Soivegotachance

Daily Mail:

Old Jewry

Daily Express:

Old Jewry

The Star:

Old Jewry

Daily Record:

Old Jewry

THE NORTH:

Duty Calls

The Sun:

Duty Calls