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  • Prize money: £3975.58
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 3m 46s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 44

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point by 10l last spring and began hurdling career with two promising runs, latterly when fourth at Ayr (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago; should have more to offer in handicaps; high on the list.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

Rae Des Champs

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders

9/4

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

19:30 Perth

Rae Des Champs

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

4th

4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Rae Des Champs

11st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to make any significant further progress since her winning handicap debut in March 2022 but ran well in defeat at Kelso (2m2f, good) last month, after a break, and is still quite lightly raced; tries a new trip here; good chance.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4/7772

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Returned from very long absence with three underwhelming runs for new stable this winter but fared much better when keeping-on second over C&D (good) last month; will be fine on today's forecast slower ground and remains very well handicapped on older form; respected.

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12

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Saryshagann

10st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Returned from a huge absence in December and has worked his way back to form, finishing second here the last twice (1m7f, good/good to soft); has had wind surgery since his last run 23 days ago and he could be bang there; first-time cheekpieces are added.

11/2

2nd

11

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Saryshagann

10st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Returned from very long absence with three underwhelming runs for new stable this winter but fared much better when keeping-on second over C&D (good) last month; will be fine on today's forecast slower ground and remains very well handicapped on older form; respected.

4/1

2nd

7

5th Feb 2022

Good

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:10 Musselburgh

Saryshagann

10st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Talented Flat performer who also showed promise in novice hurdles in early 2019; however, he's returned from a long absence this winter and hasn't shaped like an imminent winner on his three recent outings.

9/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /P-543 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner, including this race in 2020 (soft ground); missed most of last season but has returned from his layoff in pretty good form; third (just behind Saryshagann) off 1lb higher over C&D (good) last month; tongue-tie added today; likely contender.

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10th

6

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:48 Musselburgh

Blooriedotcom

11st 6lb

J: Alexander Thorne

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent on outer

10/1

4th

2

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:03 Hexham

Blooriedotcom

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Strongest over hurdles at Musselburgh, although was only narrowly beaten at Perth (2m, good to soft) on penultimate start; safely held third on recent C&D chasing debut (7-1), but this is a weaker race and he's likely to have taken plenty on board from that experience.

3rd

6

7th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

13:55 Hexham

Blooriedotcom

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Stable in good form and was a good second over hurdles at Perth last time (2m, good to soft); quite interesting on first run over fences

6/1

Form: 9-2416 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

In good form in the autumn, notably when opening account at Ayr (good to soft); needs to bounce back from a lesser effort on soft ground there in December but is only 2lb above his winning mark here.

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5th

4

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Spark Of Madness

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Two fair efforts since being stepped up to 3m on last two starts, last time finishing nearly 8l fourth over C&D to stable companion Castletown (6lb worse off); each-way chance.

5/1

4th

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Spark Of Madness

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lucinda Russell

Chase wins over 2m here and 2m4f at Newcastle; this longer trip wasn't an issue when runner-up at Hexham (good) a month ago and he may have more to offer as a stayer.

4/1

2nd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:30 Hexham

Spark Of Madness

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Collected two small-field chase wins last season, the latter off today's mark at Newcastle (2m4f, good) in November; comes here after respectable fourth at Perth (2m4f, good) last month; a possible if suited by today's step up in trip.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12/34 D

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won a juvenile hurdle in 2020 and was creditable fourth on handicap hurdle debut at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November; both AW runs this year were perfectly respectable and useful 5lb claimer Oakley Brown is booked for today's hurdling return; no surprise if he features.

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7th

3

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

17:30 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, weakened over 1f out

5/1

3rd

7

(4)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

17:20 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

A standing dish at this track, having won four times over C&D on a variety of going, plus a hurdles win; 4lb higher than his most recent success in a 0-60 here last month; was found out back up at this level latest; more needed.

10/1

4th

7

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

16:40 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

9st 5lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders

5/1

Form: 53/932

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Tremendously versatile 8yo who handles any ground and was placed on the Flat (7f), over hurdles and on chasing debut in the autumn; not seen since November, though, and competes from 5lb out of the weights here; had wind op in January.

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5th

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Jackhammer

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Multiple winner on Flat and over hurdles; switched to fences late in life and hasn't gone on from a close call at Cartmel in July (2m1f, heavy); stamina looks a weak link now up in trip on soft ground.

10/1

Form: 1-F94P D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won Fontwell maiden (2m1f, good to soft) just under a year ago but chasing hasn't gone to plan this season (three attempts) and he was soundly beaten in a handicap hurdle three starts ago; needs to get career back on track.

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5th

5

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:07 Fakenham

Sambezi

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Oliver Signy

Two hurdle wins at about 2m4f last spring, on soft and good; below that level this winter and still 5lb higher than his latest win but he ran up against one who was well ahead of his mark (now 15lb higher) at Plumpton in February and that won't be the case today; on the premises.

9/4

2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Sambezi

11st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

pressed leader

16/1

6th

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Sambezi

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Soundly beaten last of three at Fontwell on Boxing Day but ran well for a long way on that first outing since last May; progressive last spring, with two wins (2m3f/2m4f, soft/good), and he's not discounted.

8/1

Form: 7-5367

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles and 0-12 overall; placed off 2lb higher on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in October and may not have been suited by the soft ground when safely held in Leicester claimer last month (1m7f) but others are more persuasive.

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4th

8

(7)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Back on a handy mark but his three Flat wins last spring came over 2m and he hasn't run over this sort of trip since his days in maidens; the usual visor is missing too.

12/1

4th

3

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Struggled in a heavy-ground hurdle last time and he's had mixed results on AW in recent months; capable of threatening off this mark if he could raise his game.

5/1

6th

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Carlisle

Kiss My Face

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, slightly hampered 9th

13/2

Form: 737316 D

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 10lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Teenager who is best known as a Cartmel specialist; made all off 2lb lower at Perth (2m, good to soft) in September but absent since lesser effort the following month; younger rivals have more pressing claims.

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2nd

3

27th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

18:10 Cartmel

Beeno

11st 11lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Dianne Sayer

led, headed after 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened approaching last, left in third last, went second but no chance with winner home straight

5/1

5th

13

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

14:29 Cartmel

Beeno

10st 8lb

J: Miss Jessica Bedi

T: Dianne Sayer

led, hampered by loose horse just before 2 out, headed and ridden after 2 out, no extra approaching last

16/1

5th

8

12th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:55 Perth

Beeno

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Form: 4325

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Formerly quite useful on the Flat (four wins); 0-4 since switched to hurdling in the autumn but was runner-up off today's mark at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) on handicap debut (two starts ago) and is not yet fully exposed in this sphere.

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7th

7

(4)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 10y

Class 4

20:10 Ripon

Pearl Warrior

9st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Iain Jardine

held up in rear, ridden 4f out, made no impression

20/1

4th

3

(4)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 32y

Class 4

19:35 Carlisle

Pearl Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

12/1

6th

3

(2)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

20:05 Thirsk

Pearl Warrior

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Form: 4-1316 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner, most recently over C&D (good to soft) in December; below form at Sedgefield in January, though, and current mark demands new career-best performance.

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11th

11

(7)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

13:25 Haydock

Set In Stone

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Rebecca Menzies

50/1

12th

9

(12)

8th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 4

16:18 Hamilton

Set In Stone

8st 13lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rebecca Menzies

8

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Set In Stone

10st 9lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Scored at Carlisle (2m1f, good) in October and added another win here (1m7f, good to soft) in December; however, she's finished down the field the last twice and needs to get back on track.

33/1

Form: 4-227

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two five-runner hurdles at Perth last summer (2m/2m4f) but, following a break, raced too freely and was soundly beaten on handicap debut in December; drops back in trip with tongue-tie fitted here; remains unexposed but has something to prove.

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6

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Home Fire

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up in two five-runner hurdles at Perth last summer (2m/2m4f) but, following a break, raced too freely and was soundly beaten on handicap debut in December; drops back in trip with tongue-tie fitted here; remains unexposed but has something to prove.

14/1

7th

6

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:50 Doncaster

Home Fire

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up in two small-field novice hurdles at Perth (2m/2m4f) in the summer; much more required on the move into handicaps but he's in good hands and lightly raced so cannot be discounted.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £452.00
Straight Forecast £502.80
Tricast £2091.40
Trifecta £1165.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rae Des Champs

TOPSPEED:

Set In Stone

RP Ratings:

Pearl Warrior

POSTDATA:

Blooriedotcom

The Sun:

Saryshagann

LAMBOURN:

Sambezi

Telegraph:

Rae Des Champs

Daily Express:

Rae Des Champs

The Star:

Rae Des Champs

The Times:

Pearl Warrior

The Guardian:

Blooriedotcom

Daily Mail:

Set In Stone

Daily Mirror:

Set In Stone

Daily Record:

Saryshagann