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Cazoo Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4302.34
  • 2m 7f 149y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 6m 0s
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Cazoo Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.40

Form: U-9521 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Built on his 2m7f Lingfield second in November when going one better over 2m6f here (good) 38 days ago; raised 8lb but possible he could have more to come, particularly at this trip given how well he saw it out last time.

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9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Freethinker

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dual good-ground hurdle winner at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f) in early 2022 but seems badly to have lost his way over hurdles and fences during the last year or so; leap of faith is required to support him here.

20/1

0

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:20 Huntingdon

Freethinker

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Both wins in good-ground events over hurdles at Newcastle in 2022; achieved nothing in 2023, latterly over fences; enough to prove.

25/1

8th

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Freethinker

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Two wins over hurdles at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f, good) early in 2022 but pulled up in three runs this year including on his chase debut in October; has plenty to prove and he needs a major turnaround.

25/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 84-412 CD BF

Last run: 109 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (good) in November and it turned out he bumped into an improver when second at short odds at Ludlow (3m) four days later; has the potential for better still and leading contender if fully primed after his break.

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3rd

3

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:30 Huntingdon

Our Idic Boy

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Going the right way at a low level over hurdles, winning at Newcastle in November (2m7f, good) and then runner-up at Ludlow and back at Newcastle since; encouragement for chasing in his pedigree and he's one to consider.

11/4

9

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:51 Hereford

Our Idic Boy

10st 3lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ian Williams

Won at Newcastle (3m, good) in November and ran well when second in big field over same C&D (15-8 favourite) yesterday; lightly raced for his age; may still have untapped potential; not discounted if turning out again.

4/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -V0465

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has yet to threaten in handicaps this season; a wind operation since her latest start in January needs to have a positive effect.

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3rd

10

22nd Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:10 Kelso

Veshenskaya

10st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

towards rear of midfield, nudged along 3 out (usual 4 out), pushed along but in touch with leaders omitted 2 out, keeping on last, no extra run-in, weakened towards finish

5/1

1st

6

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

Veshenskaya

10st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

14-race maiden but had wind surgery last month and has run well with thirds at Newcastle (2m7f) and Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in both runs since; only beaten 1l off same mark last time and should be in the mix again.

6/1

3rd

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

Veshenskaya

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Stuck to her task pretty well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, good) 11 days ago but is now 0-9 over hurdles and a couple of the others look more interesting.

8/1

Form: 50727F

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Better signs since stepped up to 3m+; 5lb out of handicap but upsides when coming down at the last at Catterick ten days ago; took a bit of time to get to his feet but races off his proper mark this time so obvious claims if that fall hasn't left a mark.

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OUR TIP

Form: 003126 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won at Hexham (2m7f, good) in October in his second handicap and backed it up when second there (2m7f, good to soft) next time; freshened up since a below-par run on softer ground at Kelso in December.

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8th

7

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Geonice

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Quinn

5th

3

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle

Geonice

11st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: John Quinn

Won at Hexham (2m7f, good) in October in his second handicap and backed it up when second there (2m7f, good to soft) next time; freshened up since a below-par run on softer ground at Kelso in December.

8/1

2

27th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Geonice

11st 7lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: John Quinn

Won at Hexham (2m7f, good) in October in his second handicap and bumped into a rejuvenated winner there (2m7f, good to soft) next time; below par at Kelso (2m6f, soft) since and the hood adopted that day is now left off, but he needs to prove he can be effective on testing ground.

8/1

Form: 8-6487

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Poor form so far; more chance now handicapping from a basement mark but others are still preferred.

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7th

16

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Songbirds Tale

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Paul Collins

towards rear

25/1

15

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:20 Wetherby

Songbirds Tale

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Paul Collins

Hasn't built on her sole success last March and is now exposed as modest.

66/1

10th

18

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

Songbirds Tale

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Collins

midfield, reminder after 1st, reminders after 2nd

25/1

Form: 74-7F0

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well held over 2m here on his completed start since joining this yard; remains to be seen if this significantly longer trip helps matters.

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1

7th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

16:15 Hexham

Contrebasse

11st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Danny Brooke

His last Flat win was in August 2019 and he's struggled under both codes in his last ten runs; hurdle record stands at 0-8 and can only be watched back in this sphere.

25/1

7th

6

(2)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Contrebasse

8st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

6th

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:21 Wetherby

Contrebasse

10st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Had modest strike-rate during 31-race Flat career and is 0-7 over hurdles; 50-1 and soundly beaten when upped to 2m7f at Newcastle this month; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

Form: 9-P70P

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Displayed some early ability in late 2020 but has offered very little in handicap company on his last three starts; hard to fancy.

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11

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Carlisle

Dunnottar Castle

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

Struggling with nothing positive to glean from his most recent Kelso run (2m, heavy; 12th of 14, beaten 50l); does tackle this 3m1f trip for the first time but is impossible to fancy from 14lb out of the handicap.

100/1

12th

16

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:00 Kelso

Dunnottar Castle

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Jackie Stephen

Has struggled to get competitive in his five handicap hurdles and he's 7lb out of the weights here; it's best to look elsewhere.

20/1

15

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Dunnottar Castle

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

towards rear, slow jump 6th, lost touch and pulled up before 7th, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding had bled from the nose)

33/1

Form: -345UP

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Reverts to hurdles having failed to complete in two handicap chases last month and he's competitively treated on the form he showed when twice reaching the frame in Musselburgh hurdles before Christmas.

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9th

2

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle

Songofthelark

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Reverts to hurdles having failed to complete in two handicap chases last month and he's competitively treated on the form he showed when twice reaching the frame in Musselburgh hurdles before Christmas.

20/1

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:30 Musselburgh

Songofthelark

11st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Didn't hang about over hurdles and he was back in fourth but keeping on when unseating four out on his chase debut at Newcastle (2m, good); bred for this longer trip and softer ground, so he's of interest.

5/1

1

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:00 Newcastle

Songofthelark

11st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Showed ability in first two starts over hurdles but tailed off last time, all three races at Musselburgh; as a brother to high-class chaser Invitation Only he can be expected to improve for the switch to fences.

5/1

Form: -0PPP9

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won 3m1f handicap in January 2020 but she has shown nothing of note since her next outing; difficult to recommend.

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9th

10

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Thats My Dubai

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Kevin Hunter

midfield, lost position and pushed along 6th, dropped to last from 2 out, tailed off

40/1

14th

16

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:50 Uttoxeter

Thats My Dubai

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Kevin Hunter

raced wide, midfield, lost position home turn, weakened quickly from 2 out, tailed off

50/1

8th

14

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Thats My Dubai

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Kevin Hunter

held up in rear, midfield 6th, disputing third after 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last

100/1

Form: 78P

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in his three qualifying runs at up to 2m3f; more realistic chance now handicapping over further but it's hard to argue his mark looks generous.

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9

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:00 Southwell

Gemini Fire

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Henry Hogarth

held up in rear

33/1

9

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:45 Sedgefield

Gemini Fire

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

held up in last

25/1

Form: 09902

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Didn't achieve much when distant second in four-runner 2m5f Sedgefield novice hurdle (good to soft) last month; down the field in all previous runs; improvement will be needed even from this lowly mark.

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Form: 755488

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point but yet to make a significant impact under rules, including two handicaps; still relatively early days but improvement will be needed.

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2nd

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:50 Kelso

Torngat

11st 12lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

Made it 0-12 under rules when pulled up in hunter chase at Hexham last May, when last seen; however, he won two points last March (3m, good to soft) and was runner-up in a hunter chase over this C&D (good) the following month; has run well in a point on soft; key player if back on song.

11/4

5

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:25 Hexham

Torngat

12st 0lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

Has been improving in points and ran well to finish second in a 2m7f hunter chase at Kelso (good) last month, only just missing out; should have some say.

8/1

Form: 4-9P45

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has performed a bit better the last twice without doing enough to suggest she's ready to take advantage of her reduced mark.

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11th

10

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Bonny Houxty

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

0-12 over hurdles and 0-17 overall; signed off with two very respectable efforts in the spring (2m7f/3m2f) and is versatile regarding ground but needs to find something extra to get a win on the board.

12/1

4th

8

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:57 Kelso

Bonny Houxty

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald Whillans

9/1

5th

11

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Bonny Houxty

10st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

Posted two very respectable efforts in February (2m6f, good/2m4f, heavy) but dropped out rather tamely at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago and is now 0-10 over hurdles; others have more pressing claims.

16/1

Form: 4-4782

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Improved effort switched to handicap company after wind surgery (also blinkered first-time; retained) when second of 12 at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) on Monday, pulling nicely clear of the remainder; pedigree suggests this longer trip could suit and big player if coping with the quick turnaround.

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7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Ange Endormi

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Won a Cartmel handicap in July 2022 (2m6f, good); two fair runs after that; no easy task after a 570-day break; best form on good ground.

14/1

10

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:10 Wetherby

Ange Endormi

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has made the frame on his last four starts, winning at Cartmel (2m6f, good) in July and never-nearer fourth of 11 at Hexham (2m7f, good to soft) last month; proving consistent and again unlikely to be far away.

11/2

Form: 88-9PP

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

No show in three handicaps towards the end of 2021; good pedigree means it's too soon to be writing him off but he could only be considered if backed on this return from a 74-day break.

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6th

6

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:17 Sedgefield

Stitch Up

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

One to watch in the betting in first-time blinkers but he's been pulled up on his last three starts and a major turnaround is needed.

12/1

16

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle

Stitch Up

10st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

No show in three handicaps towards the end of 2021; good pedigree means it's too soon to be writing him off but he could only be considered if backed on this return from a 74-day break.

50/1

17

27th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Stitch Up

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Lightly raced 5yo who has a useful pedigree and is one to watch in the betting, but he's struggled in his four handicaps; transformation needed.

33/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Freethinker

The Times:

Ribeye

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Idic Boy

Telegraph:

Freethinker

The Guardian:

Freethinker

The Sun:

Freethinker

The Star:

Freethinker

Daily Mail:

Ribeye

Daily Express:

Ribeye

Daily Mirror:

Ribeye

RP Ratings:

Our Idic Boy

Daily Record:

Our Idic Boy