March 02 / 16.50 Wincanton

16.50 Wincanton

Soft

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  • Prize money: £6153.98
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 51s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 18/764

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won bumper at Ascot (heavy) in February 2020 but things haven't gone to plan since; 606-day absence before this season; tongue tied first time for this handicap debut and she cannot be comfortably dismissed.
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6

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

17:50 Chepstow

Sabrina

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

3rd

12

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:45 Newbury

Sabrina

10st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Proved well suited by first-time tongue-tie and switch to handicap level at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) last month, adding to her 2020 bumper win; could have plenty more to offer in handicaps; 2lb wrong; one to consider.

13/2

1st

10

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Sabrina

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won bumper at Ascot (heavy) in February 2020 but things haven't gone to plan since; 606-day absence before this season; tongue tied first time for this handicap debut and she cannot be comfortably dismissed.

11/2

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 3P2

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Two wins in Irish points in late 2019 on testing ground; 760 days off before his third in a novice hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in January; two lesser shows over about 2m7f have followed, which sees him back down in trip for this handicap debut with a tongue-tie enlisted; not ruled out.
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2nd

2

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Crossing Lines

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Two wins in Irish points in late 2019 on testing ground; 760 days off before his third in a novice hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in January; two lesser shows over about 2m7f have followed, which sees him back down in trip for this handicap debut with a tongue-tie enlisted; not ruled out.

8/1

2nd

2

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Crossing Lines

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Two wins in Irish points in late 2019; satisfactory third at Chepstow on rules/stable debut (after 630 days off); failed to build on it at Lingfield 17 days later; improvement is required.

12/1

4

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

13:20 Lingfield

Crossing Lines

10st 12lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

2-3 in slow-ground Irish points in 2019 and, following a 760-day absence, made promising rules debut when third (behind Dom Of Mary) at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) this month; today's assignment demands rapid progress but market support will make him of interest.

14/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5432

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Wind surgery, tongue tied and down to his shortest trip when close second of 13 on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last time, making most; big player on that if his stamina holds out.
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3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:55 Huntingdon

Smoking Pigeon

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

2

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:08 Taunton

Smoking Pigeon

11st 12lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: Fergal O’Brien

Wind surgery, tongue tied and down to his shortest trip when close second of 13 on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) in January, making most; creditable third in the 4.50 Wincanton yesterday over 2m5f but whether he turns out again so quickly remains to be seen.

4/1

3rd

3

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Smoking Pigeon

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Wind surgery, tongue tied and down to his shortest trip when close second of 13 on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last time, making most; big player on that if his stamina holds out.

4/1

Form: F14-F7 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Very opposable on nearly all form, the exception being her 19l win at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last February off just 3lb lower; had wind surgery before this season.
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3rd

13

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Worcester

Just Go For It

11st 1lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Mitchell Hunt

3rd

6

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Just Go For It

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

Form: 7775

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Beaten 30l in his bumper and over 20l in his three novice hurdles (upped to 2m4f last time) but has some ability and this handicap debut should give him a more realistic chance; interesting to see market strength.
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1st

2

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

The Changing Man

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Unexposed after only four hurdle runs but was well beaten on this month's handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) and needs today's faster ground to show him in a much better light.

10/1

5th

9

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

The Changing Man

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Beaten 30l in his bumper and over 20l in his three novice hurdles (upped to 2m4f last time) but has some ability and this handicap debut should give him a more realistic chance; interesting to see market strength.

7/1

5th

10

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 4

16:20 Wincanton

The Changing Man

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Has some ability but was safely held when seventh in two 2m novice hurdles last month and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps; tries a new trip today.

14/1

Form: 54602P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Four wins at up to 2m2f on soft or slower in his extensive French career; best form in Britain when returned to 2m for second at Wetherby (heavy) in January, but Exeter show last time was disappointing; ridden by Philip Armson for both those races; has been racing up with the pace.
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2nd

2

9th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Uttoxeter

Morgenstern

11st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

led, headed and raced in second 2nd, mistake 6th, not fluent 8th, led 14th, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on but held run-in

Evs

1st

3

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:50 Newton Abbot

Morgenstern

11st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

prominent, pushed along from 6th, mistake 8th, ridden when not fluent 9th, led home turn, kept on well

4/1

5th

2

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:39 Fontwell

Morgenstern

11st 10lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

3/1

Form: 632

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Placed in mares' novice hurdles at Wincanton over 1m7f (soft) and 2m5f (good to soft) on her last two starts; improvement is needed but she is a very lightly raced handicap debutante with potential.
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4

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Barford Diva

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Mitchell Hunt

Placed in mares' novice hurdles at Wincanton over 1m7f (soft) and 2m5f (good to soft) on her last two starts; improvement is needed but she is a very lightly raced handicap debutante with potential.

5/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:40 Wincanton

Barford Diva

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

Beaten over 5l by Petticoat Lucy when a never-nearer third in 1m7f novice here (soft; 12-1) on Boxing Day, and she too should be suited by today's extra yardage; 7lb better off with the winner and has to be respected.

9/2

3rd

2

26th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:18 Wincanton

Barford Diva

10st 12lb

J: Daniel Hiskett

T: Mitchell Hunt

Showed some promise in C&D maiden hurdle 12 days ago despite being friendless in the betting; may improve for the experience but longer trips are likely to suit in due course.

20/1

Form: 3-22F3

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Fell early on penultimate start but placed over 2m4f-3m1f in his other four handicaps, including on soft; place claims again but he is a bit more exposed than some.
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5

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Henschke

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Warren Greatrex

Fell early on penultimate start but placed over 2m4f-3m1f in his other four handicaps, including on soft; place claims again but he is a bit more exposed than some.

6/1

3rd

5

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:10 Plumpton

Henschke

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

Ran well to be placed last year in first three handicaps (2m4f/2m5f, soft/good to soft) before an early fall when upped to 2m7f at Fakenham on New Year's Day; there's stamina in his pedigree and he's respected now at 3m1f.

9/2

3

1st Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:40 Fakenham

Henschke

11st 10lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Warren Greatrex

0-6 over hurdles but placed in all three handicaps, most recently when second of 11 at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) last month; has to take a subsequent 4lb rise on the chin but today's longer trip might unlock some improvement.

13/8

Form: 384

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Fair stayer on Flat for Mark Johnston and acted on soft; two minor honours in maiden hurdles from his three starts for new yard and this step back up in trip for handicap hurdle debut should suit given his Flat stamina; needs a close look.
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2nd

4

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Worcester

Justified

11st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

led, pressed leader when headed after 1st, led narrowly 4th, ridden when faced strong challenge from 3 out, not fluent last, headed final 110yds, kept on

4/1

3rd

5

28th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

19:20 Stratford

Justified

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

sweating, prominent, went second before 3rd, ridden and challenging 2 out, no extra and outpaced approaching last, kept on but held when lost second run-in

4/1

1st

3

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:55 Huntingdon

Justified

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

chased leader, close up 4 out, pushed along and led before 2 out, ridden approaching last, went clear run-in

6/1

Form: 893-58

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner; handicap debut looked encouraging when fifth of 12 at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in December, given that was his first run in 280 days; ran poorly on soft at Chepstow two months later, however.
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7

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Manofmanywords

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual point winner; handicap debut looked encouraging when fifth of 12 at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in December, given that was his first run in 280 days; ran poorly on soft at Chepstow two months later, however.

14/1

8th

13

4th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:00 Chepstow

Manofmanywords

10st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual point winner; made encouraging handicap debut when fifth of 12 at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in December and, given that was his first run form 280 days, there's a good chance he can build on that performance.

14/1

5th

11

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:30 Exeter

Manofmanywords

11st 3lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Jeremy Scott

Two point wins in 2019; lightly raced since, showing minor promise in 1m7f/2m2f novice hurdles early in 2021; bred to come into his own now up in trip for handicap debut but this looks competitive back from break.

8/1

Form: 38-484

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Has run in two bumpers and three novice hurdles, with best efforts on first and latest starts (both on soft); 50-1 when coming from the back in the latter at Ffos Las (2m4f) and she travelled well for a long way; possible improver on this handicap debut and she needs a market check.
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8

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Universal Brook

11st 3lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Has run in two bumpers and three novice hurdles, with best efforts on first and latest starts (both on soft); 50-1 when coming from the back in the latter at Ffos Las (2m4f) and she travelled well for a long way; possible improver on this handicap debut and she needs a market check.

14/1

4th

9

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:02 Ffos Las

Universal Brook

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Placed in a Taunton bumper last season (soft ground) and again shaped well when beaten under 7l on her hurdling debut here in January (2m, heavy); unlikely that she gave her true running when last of the eight here nine days ago (Emorelle third).

33/1

8th

8

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:20 Ffos Las

Universal Brook

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Placed in a bumper last season (soft ground) and travelled well for a long way when fourth of nine over C&D (heavy) on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut; that form isn't anything to get too excited about but she's open to improvement.

10/1

Form: 7871F0 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Recorded his third hurdle win when rallying well at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in October; disputed the lead when falling four out at Southwell next time but below form at Taunton latest; mixed messages.
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7th

12

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Worcester

Black Lightning

10st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th, weakened 3 out

33/1

9th

9

18th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

20:20 Southwell

Black Lightning

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

8

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Black Lightning

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Rallied gamely for narrow C&D (soft) win off today's mark in October and should be okay on today's faster ground but ran poorly on latest outing two months ago and is far too inconsistent to rely upon.

10/1

Form: 17-288 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 0lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Veteran who scored at 125-1 from the front over C&D (good) last March and was runner-up at Ludlow (good to soft) in May, amateur ridden for both; major player on that form and perhaps needed the race at turn of the year following six months off; long time since he raced on soft/heavy but used to go well on it; case can be made.
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10

23rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Catchin Time

10st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Laura Hurley

25/1

8th

9

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:10 Wincanton

Catchin Time

10st 12lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Laura Hurley

Caused huge-odds shock under Peter Summers over C&D (good) just under a year ago and is now on the same mark but he was soundly beaten on latest appearance in December and is very long in the tooth now.

16/1

13

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Catchin Time

10st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Laura Hurley

Veteran who scored at 125-1 from the front over C&D (good) last March and was runner-up at Ludlow (good to soft) in May, amateur ridden for both; major player on that form and perhaps needed the race at turn of the year following six months off; long time since he raced on soft/heavy but used to go well on it; case can be made.

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Payout
Exacta £643.00
Straight Forecast £1030.50
Tricast £3552.60
Trifecta £1934.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Smoking Pigeon

LAMBOURN:

Henschke

SPOTLIGHT:

Justified

Daily Mail:

Barford Diva

Daily Express:

Barford Diva

Daily Mirror:

Henschke

The Star:

Henschke

TOPSPEED:

Smoking Pigeon

POSTDATA:

Smoking Pigeon

WEST COUNTRY:

Smoking Pigeon

Telegraph:

Smoking Pigeon

The Guardian:

Smoking Pigeon

Daily Record:

Smoking Pigeon

The Times:

Justified

The Sun:

Justified