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Good To Soft

vickers.bet And LHS Champion Racing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 5m 3s
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vickers.bet And LHS Champion Racing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: -45823

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but placed in two handicaps this year, more recently when third of 15 at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) six weeks ago; 2lb lower here and has obvious each-way claims again.

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2nd

10

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

The Jad Factor

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Never got involved when remote third on chasing debut in February and was soon on the back foot after very slow jump at first fence at Hexham last month; has questions to answer now but is well handicapped on some of last year's hurdling form and might be boosted by first-time cheekpieces.

20/1

1

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

The Jad Factor

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, bad mistake and dropped to rear 1st

10/1

3rd

9

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

The Jad Factor

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Scored off 2lb lower over hurdles at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) last season and held narrow lead before last-flight fall here (2m4f, heavy) last month; makes chasing debut today; not out of this if he jumps well.

9/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 44F0-5

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two handicaps towards end of last season (2m3f/2m1f) but had wind surgery during subsequent ten-month absence and made quite encouraging reappearance when keeping-on fifth at Musselburgh (1m7f, good) one month ago; up in trip today; player if able to build on that recent effort.

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4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Get With It

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Both wins were 2022 and he's now 9lb below his last winning mark; visored last three starts and opposable judged on C&D effort (on soft) latest start, but another C&D run the time before gives him a squeak.

7/1

5th

3

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

12:10 Musselburgh

Get With It

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: Rose Dobbin

Two-time chase winner who continues to drop down the weights and didn't run badly when fifth over C&D latest; however, he was beaten about 10l that day and has something to find with the winner Deep Charm, and others too.

8/1

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6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 43-665

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Displayed at least some promise in all three qualifying runs, most recently when fifth of 11 here (2m, soft) in January; back up in trip for today's handicap debut and might be the answer.

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2nd

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Everyday Champagne

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Hurdle and dual chase winner who may not have been suited by soft ground on last two starts; conditions here should be more to liking and he's back on same mark as for last win.

10/1

Form: 934336

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Never really looked dangerous when midfield at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month and is now 0-7 over hurdles but was pretty consistent towards end of last year and booking of Brian Hughes catches the eye today.

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4th

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Lock Down Luke

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

in touch with leaders, lost position 7th, headway and keeping on before 2 out, no impression before last

9/1

6th

2

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Lock Down Luke

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Both hurdle wins at Kelso, over 2m6f (good) and 2m (good to soft) but his C&D second on New Year's Day was right up there with his best efforts, pulling clear with subsequent Pertemps close seventh; 5lb higher today but is more likely than not to go well.

13/2

2

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:55 Musselburgh

Lock Down Luke

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Won twice last year and a clear runner-up over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day, behind one who has followed up; again second at Kelso (2m6f, good) on Friday and he's a contender if this doesn't come too soon.

6/1

Form: 759P46

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Made encouraging handicap debut when fourth of 15 at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in January but last month's run here (2m6f, good) was a backward step and it's hard to know what to expect from him today.

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6th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Wotsmyname

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Leonard Kerr

Unplaced all 11 hurdle starts; gave good account before fading into fifth on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November but last month's three runs were all disappointing and it takes a leap of faith to support him on today's chasing debut.

25/1

8th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Wotsmyname

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Fair fifth on his stable and seasonal debut at Ayr in November but he's been well beaten on both runs this month and has to turn things around.

33/1

Form: -32435 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Made the frame on first four starts this season (1m7f-2m) and didn't run badly when tried in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) last month; now 0-13 over hurdles but he should be fine over today's longer trip and is likely to give another good account.

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4

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Bestiarius

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Veteran who had an irregular heartbeat when last seen (pulled up); placed on four occasions otherwise this term but his strike-rate is still unimpressive; others are far less exposed.

14/1

5

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:20 Kelso

Bestiarius

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Only one jumps win since heavy-ground debut bumper success in 2016; creditable effort over this C&D last time and should give another good account returned to a soft surface.

4/1

2nd

9

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:24 Kelso

Bestiarius

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gillian Boanas

prominent

25/1

Form: 6779

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Not completely disgraced in any of her three novice/maiden runs, albeit she was last of nine against own sex here (2m, good to soft) last time; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; improvement needed.

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3rd

9

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

18:40 Perth

Gustavs Dream

10st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

3rd

7

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

15:15 Ayr

Gustavs Dream

10st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

7th

13

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Gustavs Dream

10st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Not completely disgraced in any of her three novice/maiden runs, albeit she was last of nine against own sex here (2m, good to soft) last time; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; improvement needed.

25/1

Form: 8-8902

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well down the field in first two handicaps but outran 50-1 odds when second of 15 behind Trac at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; contender if that form can be reproduced on today's faster ground.

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7th

8

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Kinerton Hill

10st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

Runner-up here (2m3f, heavy) last month and while Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) last time was a backward step, it wasn't a bad run and he could appreciate the greater test of stamina over today's longer trip; remains lightly raced and not ruled out.

12/1

8

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Kinerton Hill

10st 5lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Donald Whillans

Went down battling when runner-up at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy; 50-1) on penultimate start but could never land a blow when in the ruck at Newcastle last week; ideally needs some rain to arrive.

12/1

8th

14

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Kinerton Hill

10st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

Well down the field in first two handicaps but outran 50-1 odds when second of 15 behind Trac at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; contender if that form can be reproduced on today's faster ground.

10/1

Form: 087778

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish point last spring but safely held in four handicap hurdles for new stable since October (2m-2m6f); drying ground might aid his cause today but he needs to turn things around.

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1st

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 9th

6/1

Form: 2-454

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Went very close on bumper debut in 2020 and positives can be drawn from all three hurdle runs this season (2m-2m4f); unraced on ground quicker than soft but could have a say on today's handicap debut.

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0

4

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Thunder In Milan

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Won over C&D (good to soft) in March and back on the scoresheet when doing it easily at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September; made two bad mistakes and was pulled up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) only on Saturday but remains of interest in view of that penultimate performance.

6/1

0

8

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:07 Ayr

Thunder In Milan

10st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, bad mistake 3rd, soon detached, recovered towards rear when bad mistake and dropped to last 10th, pulled up before 11th

3/1

1st

5

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Thunder In Milan

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Just held on to open account off 2lb lower at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) in March and also ran well on his next two outings (2m5f/3m); has fitness to prove after 133-day break but still enters calculations.

5/1

Form: 540

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a significant blow in three novice hurdles this year (2m-2m3f) but wasn't beaten that far on the first two occasion; sports first-time cheekpieces on today's handicap debut; no surprise if he gets more competitive this time.

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4th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Beat The Edge

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tim Easterby

Stays 3m so it wasn't a bad run at Wetherby in March over 1m7f (soft); an infrequent winner but well handicapped and has not had many chances on good ground.

5/2

3rd

8

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Beat The Edge

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tim Easterby

Sole career success came off 5lb higher in this race in 2023 (soft); mixed form this term (at up to 2m3f); well treated and has possibilities back here.

11/2

Form: /2683-

Last run: 414 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Safely held in both handicap hurdles for Charlie Mann in autumn 2020 and absent since third in AW bumper 14 months ago but now 10lb below his initial mark and is worth a glance in the betting before today's stable debut.

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3

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Jack Thunder

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Alex Hales

Didn't win over hurdles but got off the mark on chase debut here (2m3f, good; first-time tongue-tie) this month; stuck on well and showed a good attitude, suggesting he will see this longer trip out; up 5lb; contender.

3/1

1st

6

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:45 Stratford

Jack Thunder

10st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

in touch with leaders, headway after 9th, made challenge 3 out, ridden to lead home turn, kept on well run-in, ridden out

10/1

4th

7

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Jack Thunder

10st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and disputing second 7th, pushed along and lost ground after 3 out, beaten when left in modest fourth last

12/1

Form: 06-088

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Showed nothing more than minor promise in three 2m novice/maiden hurdles but has more realistic chance to get competitive in this low-grade handicap and the step up in trip may unlock some improvement.

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8

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

18:40 Perth

Goast Dancer

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

4th

10

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Goast Dancer

10st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

A bumper on good ground last April is clearly his best form; heavy defeats in all three hurdle starts but they were at 2m, so this trip for handicap debut off lowly mark is a very different test; trainer has had two wins and a second from his six runners at Southwell; worth a market check.

10/1

11

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Goast Dancer

10st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Showed nothing more than minor promise in three 2m novice/maiden hurdles but has more realistic chance to get competitive in this low-grade handicap and the step up in trip may unlock some improvement.

20/1

Form: 500871 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 5yo; initially very disappointing in Britain but exploited some significant help from the handicapper when coming from off the pace to beat Kinerton Hill at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; interesting to see whether he can build on that performance on today's faster ground.

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1st

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Trac

10st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

towards rear

5/1

1st

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:02 Newcastle

Trac

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Won three times last season (2m3f/2m5f, soft/good) and back on the scoresheet at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in December; hasn't run badly when fourth the last twice but needs something extra to come out on top today.

9/1

4th

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Trac

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Merely fourth of six at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last month but progressive and prolific previously, winning at Catterick (2m3f, soft) on his penultimate outing; no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run today.

6/1

Form: 6-33P4

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three novice hurdles this season (2m-2m5f) but showed some ability in bumpers beforehand and now makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark.

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15

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Fethard Glory

10st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Well beaten in three novice hurdles this season (2m-2m5f) but showed some ability in bumpers beforehand and now makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark.

14/1

4th

5

3rd Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Fethard Glory

10st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Showed some ability in bumpers but tailed-off last of three on 2m5f course hurdle debut and pulled up over C&D since.

33/1

10

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:00 Kelso

Fethard Glory

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Showed some ability in bumpers but tailed-off last of three on hurdling debut in 2m4f novice here in October; needs a big step forward now.

25/1

Form: 86-4PP

Last run: 111 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

0-16 under all codes; attracted some market support when reverting to hurdling in November, after a break, but was pulled up in early stages (bit broke) and hasn't raced again since; 5lb out of the weights here; makes only limited appeal.

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16

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Teme Spirit

10st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Martin Todhunter

0-16 under all codes; attracted some market support when reverting to hurdling in November, after a break, but was pulled up in early stages (bit broke) and hasn't raced again since; 5lb out of the weights here; makes only limited appeal.

25/1

10

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:35 Hexham

Teme Spirit

10st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Martin Todhunter

Fair fourth over fences here in June but pulled up here seven days later and is now 0-15; 4lb out of the handicap on today's return to hurdling and others make greater appeal.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £1138.00
Straight Forecast £1070.70
Tricast £4247.50
Trifecta £8837.00

Selections

The Times:

Get With It

RP Ratings:

Kinerton Hill

SPOTLIGHT:

Everyday Champagne

THE NORTH:

Thunder In Milan

TOPSPEED:

Bestiarius

Daily Mirror:

Beat The Edge

Daily Mail:

Lock Down Luke

The Star:

Kinerton Hill

Daily Record:

Everyday Champagne

Telegraph:

Get With It

The Guardian:

Get With It

The Sun:

Get With It

Daily Express:

Thunder In Milan

POSTDATA:

Bestiarius