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16:20 Wincanton

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £2940.84
  • 2m 3f 166y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 4s
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 586753

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Immediate improvement for the switch to handicaps at Taunton latest (2m3f, good to soft; RPR 97), and could have got closer than nearly 2l but for a penultimate-flight error and losing a shoe; not at all hard done by with a 1lb rise, and live contender in no stronger a race.

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3

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:15 Fontwell

Wetanwindy

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Made his move early at Southwell on Friday (3m, good) but finished tired in the end in a remote fifth; capable of better but it's asking a lot to show it only two days later.

9/4

5th

7

11th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

12:15 Southwell

Wetanwindy

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Just 1-14 under rules but he was second on his first two attempts at chasing (3m2f/2m5f, both on good) and unshipped his rider early last time; may well have more to offer over fences and could be the answer

7/2

5

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Fontwell

Wetanwindy

10st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

prominent, unseated rider when awkward jump 1st

3/1

OUR TIP

25/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 53490

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Beneficial effects of the summer's wind surgery weren't sustained much beyond the good third of her Exeter hurdles debut (2m2f, good to soft), with last month's heavy defeat at Ffos Las representing a new low; down another 5lb but would rather watch for now; tongue-tie removed.

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1

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Doyen La Lutte

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Maiden under rules; no great promise in either chasing start (pulled up over 2m2f here last week) and hopes pinned on stepping up in trip and return of blinkers (ran reasonably in one attempt), replacing cheekpieces.

10/1

1

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:23 Taunton

Doyen La Lutte

12st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Well beaten on last month's chase debut at Ffos Las but it was her first run since April and the soft ground may not have suited; she's on a competitive mark on her best hurdle form and retains potential for fences, having won a point in December 2020; not written off.

12/1

6th

2

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

12:55 Ffos Las

Doyen La Lutte

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

0-7 over hurdles but she reached the frame a few times last season including a second off only 1lb lower at Wetherby (2m4f, good to soft) in March; has had wind surgery since her last run in April and this point winner needs a close look on this switch to chasing; blinkers are removed and cheekpieces return.

9/2

11/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1-0354 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Hasn't really been able to consolidate the form of last April's Chepstow novice handicap success (2m4f, good), but he's back below that day's winning mark now, dropped another 1lb despite posting a fair fourth over 2f further here last time; Sam Twiston-Davies 4-16 for this yard.

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9th

3

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Megaudais Speed

11st 11lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

prominent

20/1

7

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Megaudais Speed

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ben Lund

Two wins for Laura Young, the latest off this mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good) in March last year, but pulled up on stable debut there (2m4f, good to soft) in March this year after 321 days off; needs to leave that effort well behind with first-time cheekpieces now given a go.

20/1

2

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

16:25 Wincanton

Megaudais Speed

11st 13lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Ben Lund

held up in rear, pushed along and dropped to rear before 4th, struggling and pulled up before 5th

12/1

Form: 0-906P

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Signed off on a low note for Colin McBratney last summer, losing her action and pulling up on her handicap debut; no history of performing well fresh, so overlooked on this first start since; cheekpieces removed.

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5th

7

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

13:43 Newton Abbot

Lil Codey

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: Brian Barr

in rear, headway 7th, jumped left 2 out, soon ridden, no extra when not fluent last

6/1

6

13th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Uttoxeter

Lil Codey

10st 13lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Brian Barr

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, slow jump 7th, soon lost touch and eased, pulled up before 8th (jockey said mare jumped poorly)

10/1

6th

3

18th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:25 Fontwell

Lil Codey

11st 4lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Brian Barr

prominent, ridden after 8th, well held home turn

13/2

16/1

Form: 756675

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Not as good as she was during summer 2020 but her declining mark better reflects that now, and last month's 6l fifth at Taunton (3m) was a very serviceable effort given the stamina concerns beforehand; won't mind any further drying of conditions, and appeals easily most of the Pipe duo.

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4th

5

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

17:50 Ffos Las

Miss M

10st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

held up in behind leaders, headway 7th, soon went fourth, ridden after 4 out, went third but well held from 3 out, weakened approaching last, tailed off

7/1

2nd

6

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Miss M

10st 10lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

0-15 since her last success in August 2020 and she was a disappointing favourite in a handicap hurdle at Exeter last time; Flat bred and remains to be seen what she makes of chases.

13/2

Form: 0/5232 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Consistent rather than progressive since returning from a sizeable absence, but there's a race in her off this sort of mark judged on her two recent mares' handicap placings, just getting the worst of a duel for the line latest; shorter trip and probable sounder surface await here.

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1st

6

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

River Tyne

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Remote third on heavy ground a fortnight ago and now 0-19 under rules, but was runner-up on consecutive outings beforehand (3m1f/2m7f) and has obvious each-way claims if judged on those efforts.

8/1

3rd

8

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

River Tyne

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, prominent 13th

3/1

8

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

River Tyne

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

0-18 under rules and not always a fluent jumper but her second to a progressive rival at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) last month was a good effort, and she also ran well at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) three weeks ago.

15/2

Form: P8-388

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Thrown in now on the RPRs of up to 111 he was recording in novice hurdles in late 2019 but hasn't stood all that much racing since, and his initial promise over fences was ebbing away when last seen before Christmas; first-time visor needs to spark a revival.

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7th

8

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Wax And Wane

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Thrown in now on the RPRs of up to 111 he was recording in novice hurdles in late 2019 but hasn't stood all that much racing since, and his initial promise over fences was ebbing away when last seen before Christmas; first-time visor needs to spark a revival.

25/1

8th

8

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Wax And Wane

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

Fairly encouraging third on chase debut at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft) in October; should have been fine with the soft ground at Ffos Las (2m5f) subsequently but was tailed off, and it's hard to be confident after that.

14/1

8th

1

17th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

12:50 Ffos Las

Wax And Wane

11st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Useful on the Flat and was runner-up in two soft-ground novice hurdles towards end of 2019; returned from summer break with 13l third of ten on chase debut at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft) last month; not out of it.

8/1

Form: P-4805

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Theoretical chance on peak 2019 Irish form; already 11lb lower than when last contesting a handicap just two runs back, but offered too little then or last time to suggest she's about to capitalise.

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10th

8

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

14:52 Chepstow

Blue Heather

10st 7lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Ben Lund

Placed in bumpers and over hurdles when trained in Ireland but has struggled to get seriously competitive for new stable this season; very difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

8th

11

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Blue Heather

10st 10lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Ben Lund

Theoretical chance on peak 2019 Irish form; already 11lb lower than when last contesting a handicap just two runs back, but offered too little then or last time to suggest she's about to capitalise.

100/1

5th

4

16th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

13:55 Hereford

Blue Heather

10st 13lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Ben Lund

Runner-up over hurdles in Ireland but has been well beaten in all three British starts, the latest on handicap debut last month.

33/1

Form: 778

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Beaten at least 36l on all three starts at or around 2m so far, none of them suggesting this longer trip will be within range yet; 15lb out of the weights on this handicap debut and hard to make a case for.

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0

8

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Christopher Clive

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Joe Tickle

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, reminder before 4th, pulled up after 7th

66/1

0

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Christopher Clive

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Joe Tickle

held up in rear, slow jump 1st

50/1

Form: 824154 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Raised his highest official mark ever defied to 92 at Chepstow in January (about 2m3f, soft), but record racing off higher than that now stands at 0-8 following two defeats at Fontwell, the latest by 35l; career best likely needed, and wouldn't necessarily appreciate a dry-out.

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

Form: 6P3P BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Could be he needs further as a chaser than the 2m2f over which his jumping gradually unravelled at Taunton last time, but attentions are returned to hurdling instead for now; fared well around here back in January (2m5f, soft) behind two far higher rated rivals than await him this time.

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6

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:27 Chepstow

Bold Conduct

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Robert Walford

Unexposed after only five starts under rules but was pulled up in both handicaps for Colin Tizzard (chase/hurdle); ran well to a point at Wincanton last month but it still takes a leap of faith to support him on today's stable debut.

10/1

3

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Bold Conduct

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Could be he needs further as a chaser than the 2m2f over which his jumping gradually unravelled at Taunton last time, but attentions are returned to hurdling instead for now; fared well around here back in January (2m5f, soft) behind two far higher rated rivals than await him this time.

6/1

1

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Bold Conduct

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Useful winner of Irish point in 2018 but off for three years after; respectable return at Exeter but pulled up next time, only to run well for a long way behind much higher rated rivals at Wincanton last month (2m5f, soft); this lesser test can suit now handicap/chasing and he has potential if all is well with him; tongue tied this time.

5/2

Form: 1P0-4P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Dual scorer at or close to this trip on soft, and latest 5lb drop takes him back below his last winning mark; risks attached considering how quickly he stopped last month, and quick turnaround not necessarily a plus (wins gained on debut then after breaks of at least eight months).

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4

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Those Tiger Feet

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Dual scorer at or close to this trip on soft, and latest 5lb drop takes him back below his last winning mark; risks attached considering how quickly he stopped last month, and quick turnaround not necessarily a plus (wins gained on debut then after breaks of at least eight months).

11/1

9

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:07 Ffos Las

Those Tiger Feet

11st 3lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won two soft-ground hurdles at 2m2f/2m3f but lesser efforts since the second of them in late 2020; back from wind surgery with first-time tongue-tie added to cheekpieces; thereabouts if that makes a difference.

7/1

4th

8

15th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:15 Leicester

Those Tiger Feet

11st 3lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Kicked off his handicap career in good style two seasons back on soft ground; 3lb higher today than for the second of those wins (in first-time cheekpieces, kept since) but he achieved little in his two runs last term, so needs a big revival.

5/1

Form: F3/003

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Jumping still not always all it could be judged on his three starts back following two years out; however, last time's staying-on third at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) was form on a par with his 2019 best, despite which he's been eased another 1lb; turn could well be nearing.

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10

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Gino Wotimean

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Noel Williams

Jumping still not always all it could be judged on his three starts back following two years out; however, last time's staying-on third at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) was form on a par with his 2019 best, despite which he's been eased another 1lb; turn could well be nearing.

8/1

3rd

8

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Gino Wotimean

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Noel Williams

An 11l third on his handicap debut (soft) in late 2019 when rated 17lb higher; had a long absence afterwards though and has struggled in his two runs since returning; clearly well treated if getting himself back on track.

20/1

10th

6

10th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:52 Ffos Las

Gino Wotimean

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Noel Williams

More consistent than progressive during initial hurdling foray in 2019, and jumping still not all it could be judged on December's return to action after two years out; interesting that connections had persevered, however, and now 13lb lower than for handicap debut following latest drop.

16/1

Form: 643

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Beaten 29l or more on each qualifying start, though still managed to record a new personal best RPR behind two Triumph/Fred Winter aspirants at Fontwell last time (2m2f, soft); more upside than practically all of today's rivals, but no chance has been taken with his initial mark.

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4th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:55 Fontwell

My Ticketyboo

10st 13lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Really got his act together with cheekpieces added when scoring here (2m5f, good/good to soft) in January/February but he was laboured in his hat-trick bid at Southwell (3m, good) last month; has bit to prove again after that and needs to resume his progress.

7/1

3rd

6

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

My Ticketyboo

10st 13lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Showed little until springing a surprise at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January; defied penalty over same C&D (good) latest; just 1lb higher and should be thereabouts.

2/1

Form: 7PP585

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Jumping still needs to improve, but profile of gentle progression continues, with a 15l fifth in a mares' handicap here last week (1m7f, soft) representing another little step forward; more needed again, however.

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12

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Dark Heather

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Ben Lund

Yet to be placed and none of her form looks good enough; sometimes hooded, now has tongue tied first time; 7lb out of the handicap.

50/1

9th

14

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

16:05 Exeter

Dark Heather

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

Poor maiden, yet to be placed; well-held fourth in small field at Plumpton most recently; others preferred.

25/1

4th

7

17th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

17:40 Plumpton

Dark Heather

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Ben Lund

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 11th, ridden when became detached after 3 out, no chance from 2 out, went modest fourth from 2 out

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £2073.00
Straight Forecast £1562.80
Tricast £10359.40
Trifecta £6222.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Gino Wotimean

The Guardian:

Wetanwindy

POSTDATA:

River Tyne

SPOTLIGHT:

Megaudais Speed

WEST COUNTRY:

Bold Conduct

The Times:

My Ticketyboo

The Star:

Wetanwindy

Telegraph:

River Tyne

Daily Mirror:

Gino Wotimean

The Sun:

Gino Wotimean

Daily Record:

Gino Wotimean

Daily Express:

Megaudais Speed

Daily Mail:

Bold Conduct