March 10 / 16.20 Wincanton

16.20 Wincanton Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £2940.84
  • 2m 3f 166y
  • Class 5
  • 15 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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2nd

3

11th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

13:30 Newton Abbot

Wetanwindy

11st 10lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Consistent over hurdles in recent months, winning at Wincanton in March and being placed in three subsequent outings, the latest over 2m7f; up in trip again for chasing debut (dam won two points) and not hard to see him playing a significant role if taking to the discipline.

7/2

3rd

10

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:50 Worcester

Wetanwindy

11st 5lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

2nd

4

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:35 Exeter

Wetanwindy

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

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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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4th

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Doyen La Lutte

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

7th

4

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Doyen La Lutte

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Point winner (December 2020); went down fighting from the back of the final flight at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft; 25-1) last time, when having only her third attempt in a handicap; now just 3lb higher; should hold every chance if in the same fettle.

11/4

2nd

1

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Doyen La Lutte

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

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.

25/1

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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4th

12

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

17:50 Chepstow

Megaudais Speed

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

1st

3

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:10 Wincanton

Megaudais Speed

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Didn't progress after last spring's win at Chepstow (2m3f, good) but is now 1lb below that mark, and his recent third behind Wetanwindy here (2m4f, good to soft) was a good effort; no surprise if he features.

5/1

3rd

6

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Megaudais Speed

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Laura Young

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.

11/1

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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3rd

2

21st May 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

19:30 Stratford

Lil Codey

11st 13lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Below form in refitted cheekpieces recently and now 0-10 over hurdles but hasn't been with Nigel Hawke long and has claims here if judged on last month's Plumpton third (2m4f, good); sports first-time visor.

6th

8

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Worcester

Lil Codey

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nigel Hawke

3rd

3

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

17:45 Plumpton

Lil Codey

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

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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11th

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:40 Exeter

Miss M

10st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

3rd

10

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Miss M

10st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Arrives on a long losing run but she posted creditable fifth of 13 in 2m4f Wincanton handicap 11 days ago; she can't be ruled out eased 1lb now.

9/1

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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6th

2

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

River Tyne

11st 12lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

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.

11/4

1

9th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:25 Fontwell

River Tyne

11st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Nick Gifford

Irish point winner in 2019; still has low mileage; knocking at the door (over 2m-2m7f) this year, close second in Fakenham handicap most recently; respected off only 1lb higher.

13/8

2nd

4

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

16:25 Fakenham

River Tyne

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Won sole Irish point in 2019 on good/yielding ground; 0-5 under rules but she's knocking at the door, shaping well over 2m here on New Year's Day and going very close on handicap debut at Leicester (2m4f) last time; should stay this longer trip and she's high on the list.

11/4

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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9th

15

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Christopher Clive

10st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

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.

66/1

8th

9

3rd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:10 Wincanton

Christopher Clive

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Tailed off in two races over 2m1f at Exeter, 7-2 on debut but 25-1 last time; likely to be of more interest when tackling handicaps.

50/1

7th

9

1st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Christopher Clive

10st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Beaten 36l into seventh of eight in juvenile hurdle over C&D (good ground) on racecourse debut, but he went off only 7-2 and more was clearly expected; improvement required but that's not out of the question.

6/1

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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10th

5

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

After The Fox

11st 9lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

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.

10/1

4th

4

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:02 Fontwell

After The Fox

11st 6lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Recorded his second hurdle win when scoring at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last month but he faded into an 11l fifth of 15 off this revised mark here (2m5f) ten days ago; drops back in trip but looks weighted near his best again and others are more persuasive.

6/1

5th

3

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

After The Fox

11st 11lb

J: Miss Anna Johnston

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Back down the handicap when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; going back up 7lb for that looks problematic but he's effective over C&D and has each-way claims.

5/1

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

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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