March 08 / 15.50 Newcastle

15.50 Newcastle Good To Soft

vickers.bet Loves Last Horse Standing Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6208.44
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 3m 57s
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vickers.bet Loves Last Horse Standing Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.70
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 10-366 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Raced mainly on slow ground; well beaten on last two appearances but the form of his seasonal-debut third at Haydock (2m3f, heavy) has worked out very well, and he's now 6lb below that mark; can't be ruled out.
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12

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Homme Public

10st 8lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

1st

1

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Homme Public

11st 13lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Raced mainly on slow ground; well beaten on last two appearances but the form of his seasonal-debut third at Haydock (2m3f, heavy) has worked out very well, and he's now 6lb below that mark; can't be ruled out.

11/2

2

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:10 Sandown

Homme Public

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Oliver Greenall

Won a juvenile maiden at Market Rasen (2m, soft) last February and was only 11-1 for the following month's Fred Winter (beaten 21l); ran okay on his reappearance but poor efforts since, including at Wetherby only yesterday.

7/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -46321 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Came good over hurdles at 11th attempt, at Sedgefield (2m1f, good; front pair clear) in January; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive and Brian Hughes is booked again today; likely contender.
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9th

2

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Enlighten

12st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Michael & David Easterby

3rd

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Enlighten

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Broke his hurdles duck (11th attempt) over C&D in January before turning in another solid effort in defeat at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); now 8lb higher than for that C&D win which undoubtedly serves to make him more vulnerable.

2nd

7

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Enlighten

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

Came good over hurdles at 11th attempt, at Sedgefield (2m1f, good; front pair clear) in January; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive and Brian Hughes is booked again today; likely contender.

11/2

9/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3215P3 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Scored off 1lb lower at Wetherby (2m, good to soft) in October, his third hurdle win, and put a poor run behind him when very respectable third at Catterick (1m7f, soft) last month; each-way claims at least.
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3rd

4

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 3

19:20 Hexham

Saint Arvans

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Maurice Barnes

9th

2

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Kelso

Saint Arvans

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Maurice Barnes

2nd

4

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 3

15:10 Newcastle

Saint Arvans

10st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Maurice Barnes

On the same mark as when scoring at Wetherby in October (2m, good to soft); not disgraced last twice but others look stronger.

4/1

Form: 66612 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Made all to win readily over C&D (good) on handicap debut in December and lost out only by a neck when clear second to a subsequent winner at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in January; has to take latest 5lb rise on the chin but might still be improving; respected.
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2nd

3

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Worcester

Planned Paradise

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

4th

6

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Planned Paradise

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Made all to win readily over C&D (good) on handicap debut in December and lost out only by a neck when clear second to a subsequent winner at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in January; has to take latest 5lb rise on the chin but might still be improving; respected.

100/30

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16/1

Form: 461233 D

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Six-time hurdle winner; posted some good efforts in the autumn but has been absent since a below-par run in November and doesn't have a great record when fresh; seems best on good ground but has won on soft; often wears cheekpieces but doesn't today.
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12th

3

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Iolani

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Dianne Sayer

Soundly beaten at Newcastle recently after a four-month break but he had an almost-identical preparation last year before bolting up in this race; the cheekpieces return today and he could play another leading role.

9/1

5th

3

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Iolani

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Dianne Sayer

Six-time hurdle winner; posted some good efforts in the autumn but has been absent since a below-par run in November and doesn't have a great record when fresh; seems best on good ground but has won on soft; often wears cheekpieces but doesn't today.

16/1

3rd

2

3rd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:50 Musselburgh

Iolani

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Dianne Sayer

Won at Kelso (2m5f, good) in September and went close there (2m, good) next time; may not have been suited by the early dawdle when third at Carlisle (2m4f, good) most recently; cheekpieces go back on, in which he won over C&D (good to soft) in March and on the Flat in August; solid claims.

7/4

Form: 192/56 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Well beaten last month, after a layoff, and comes here with quite a bit to prove but he won over C&D (soft) in 2020 and is too well handicapped to ignore; market may guide.
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5th

2

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:50 Hexham

Gennady

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

8th

8

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Gennady

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Dual 2m winner back in 2019-20; very lightly raced since but he really caught the eye under a patient ride when sixth of 11 in 2m Newcastle handicap 13 days ago; he can race off a 4lb lower mark now; player.

8/1

6th

5

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Gennady

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Well beaten last month, after a layoff, and comes here with quite a bit to prove but he won over C&D (soft) in 2020 and is too well handicapped to ignore; market may guide.

33/1

Form: 393P87

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on all three starts for new stable this year but has become very well handicapped on his Irish form and is worth a glance in the betting; hood left off today.
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5

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:10 Southwell

Friary Rock

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

7th

7

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:55 Market Rasen

Friary Rock

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

7th

4

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Friary Rock

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: L J Morgan

Well beaten on all three starts for new stable this year but has become very well handicapped on his Irish form and is worth a glance in the betting; hood left off today.

11/1

Form: F245

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won on the AW here last spring and has taken pretty well to hurdling this season, with best run his clear second to a useful rival in Ayr novice (2m, good to soft) on stable debut in November; no surprise if he features on today's handicap hurdle debut.
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3rd

2

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:25 Perth

Well Planted

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Well Planted

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

Was beginning to look a shade disappointing over hurdles but sprung a 25-1 shock when beating three rivals at Musselburgh last month; probably needs a deal more; declared to run here on Thursday, 4.20.

3rd

1

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:20 Perth

Well Planted

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Form: 4-1316 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner, most recently at Musselburgh (1m7f, 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

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: 45-413 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won small-field Southwell maiden (2m, good) in November, his second hurdle run, and ran well from the front when third off today's mark in Warwick handicap (2m, soft) in January; the form of his latest run has been well advertised by the front pair and this 6yo still has potential.
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10th

9

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Greatest Star

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won small-field Southwell maiden (2m, good) in November, his second hurdle run, and ran well from the front when third off today's mark in Warwick handicap (2m, soft) in January; the form of his latest run has been well advertised by the front pair and this 6yo still has potential.

7/2

3rd

6

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Warwick

Greatest Star

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Off the mark at the fifth attempt in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) in a maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, good) in November; there's a question mark about slow ground on this handicap debut but he's unexposed and open to improvement for his top stable.

9/2

2

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Greatest Star

11st 12lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Made just a mildly encouraging hurdle debut in November but improved to beat short-odds rival in small-field Southwell maiden (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) later that month; that form is tricky to weigh up but he could easily have more to offer in handicaps.

5/2

Form: 3878-F D

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Set to finish last of five before falling heavily at final flight on seasonal debut in November and hasn't raced again since; had another wind op (his second) the following month and is on a workable mark but some of his younger rivals have considerably less to prove.
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11

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Temple Man

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Ruth Jefferson

Set to finish last of five before falling heavily at final flight on seasonal debut in November and hasn't raced again since; had another wind op (his second) the following month and is on a workable mark but some of his younger rivals have considerably less to prove.

20/1

3

4th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:45 Sedgefield

Temple Man

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Ruth Jefferson

Safely held in two AW bumpers at start of this year and not seen again since; now 1lb lower than when placed over C&D (good to soft) just under a year ago but his fitness has to be taken on trust.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £233.00
Straight Forecast £189.10
Tricast £1713.00
Trifecta £1693.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Greatest Star

POSTDATA:

Planned Paradise

Telegraph:

Enlighten

SPOTLIGHT:

Homme Public

The Guardian:

Planned Paradise

Daily Mail:

Planned Paradise

TOPSPEED:

Greatest Star

The Times:

Greatest Star

Daily Express:

Greatest Star

The Sun:

Greatest Star

Daily Record:

Greatest Star

Daily Mirror:

Enlighten

The Star:

Enlighten