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  • Prize money: £6753.04
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Follow @attheraces On Twitter Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 57-44F D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Winless since early 2019 but he arrives in decent nick; needs considering on the back of his creditable 2m handicap fifth on the Flat here 16 days ago.

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9th

5

(2)

25th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Ffos Las

Niblawi

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Adam West

prominent, struggling and lost position 7f out, dropped to rear home turn, eased from 3f out (jockey said gelding weakened quickly; vet reported a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities)

20/1

10th

13

(11)

8th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

14:15 Epsom

Niblawi

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

held up in last, pushed along when switched to near side 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

14/1

6th

1

(4)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Niblawi

9st 12lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Adam West

40/1

  • Place: £23.70

Form: /FP-PP

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Useful winner at up to 2m4f for Gary Moore but he's been pulled up on both his runs for his current yard; he's hard to make a case for.

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0

3

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Ballinslea Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Harriet Dickin

Two hurdle wins in 2018 when with Olly Murphy; defied a similar mark over fences last December but questionable whether he'll return from a break in that sort of form.

14/1

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10/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 098785 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual winner for Noel Meade but yet to fire for new yard, only fifth of nine in 2m Leicester handicap in January; he needs to get back on track after his break.

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6th

5

15th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Lignou

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent in chasing group, hit 3rd, ridden and lost ground 2 out, soon weakened

16/1

8th

1

(4)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

17:20 Chester

Lignou

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Jennie Candlish

towards rear of midfield, ridden and dropped to last over 3f out, soon got well behind

10/1

6th

5

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:20 Uttoxeter

Lignou

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in behind leaders, disputing third 3rd, ridden omitted 3 out, went second run-in, kept on

13/2

Form: 3142P

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Opened his hurdling account at Worcester in September and he's largely performed with credit since, fourth in 2m Lingfield handicap on the Flat 23 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

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4th

4

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

London Eye

10st 0lb

J: Harry Burns

T: John Butler

Two Flat wins (1m6f/2m) and two victories over hurdles (2m/2m4f) for Chris Dwyer; well treated on his old Flat form but he's been out of sorts in his last four runs including on his stable debut at Nottingham in June; headgear now returns but he has questions to answer after another break.

12/1

5th

4

(2)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:20 Nottingham

London Eye

9st 12lb

J: Alice Bond

T: John Butler

Ex-Chris Dwyer; didn't take to fences in the autumn and down the field on AW in September but he won over 1m6f (AW) and 2m (good to firm) in 2021 and is on a useful mark for new trainer; regular headgear left off.

8/1

Form: 283524

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Yet to score over hurdles but he arrives in good nick, fourth of ten in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap 25 days ago; he's in the picture eased 1lb now.

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2nd

7

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, outpaced on turn before 3 out, soon went modest second, some headway before 2 out, no impression approaching last, no match for winner

7/2

1st

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

William Cody

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders on outer, left in lead 3 out, faced challenge 2 out, went clear approaching last, went further clear run-in, easily

7/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

William Cody

10st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Runner-up first three starts this season, including over C&D (soft) on reappearance, but had no obvious excuses when only fourth of six at Market Rasen (13-8 favourite) in January; needs first-time cheekpieces to have a positive effect.

8/1

Form: 66710

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Limerick maiden hurdle winner for John Joseph Hanlon in December and travelled strongly for a long way when 16th of 26 in 2m4f Navan handicap following month; he has more to offer for his new yard, so rates an interesting prospect here.

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1st

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Brulure Noire

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Ran well in this race a year ago (good to soft) and is now only 2lb higher than for comfortable win on seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November; two lesser efforts have followed but he's a player if on song.

12/1

4th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield

Brulure Noire

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

raced in last

11/2

Form: P-5351 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Got right back on track when landing 2m Doncaster handicap last month; he's up 4lb but still merits consideration.

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4th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:40 Huntingdon

Bartholomew J

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Simon Pearce

7th

9

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Bartholomew J

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Simon Pearce

Got right back on track when landing 2m Doncaster handicap last month; he's up 4lb but still merits consideration.

9/2

1st

5

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Bartholomew J

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Simon Pearce

Not disgraced in 2m4f handicap hurdles in the autumn; well held on AW Flat 13 days ago but perhaps he needed it after a short break; on a workable mark and has Kevin Brogan up.

7/1

Form: 92/566

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 5-9PUF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Had more forcing tactics adopted and looked the likely winner (around a length up) when falling at the last in 2m3f Catterick handicap 20 days ago; he's well in the mix if none the worse for that tumble.

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5

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Large Action

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Roger Fell

in touch with leaders

11/2

1

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:15 Market Rasen

Large Action

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Roger Fell

Returned to form with 13l win on chase debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day and bounced back from lesser run at Sedgefield with fair third at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine now back up in trip and on the forecast good ground; not ruled out.

11/2

Form: 8643

Last run: 118 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced sort who seemed flattered by his proximity to the first two when third of four in steadily run 2m novice here in November; more will be required after his break; tongue tied for his handicap debut.

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4th

8

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

Chemical Warfare

10st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: David Pipe

Lost his way over hurdles and fences after winning a 2m good-ground chase last May for a different yard; had wind surgery ahead of this stable debut and could easily raise his game.

7/2

Form: /424-0

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 9yo who shaped as though in need of the run after ten months off when tenth in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap in January; he's no forlorn hope with that run under his belt.

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11th

5

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Irish Odyssey

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Neil Mulholland

Low-mileage 9yo who shaped as though in need of the run after ten months off when tenth in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap in January; he's no forlorn hope with that run under his belt.

12/1

10th

4

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Huntingdon

Irish Odyssey

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a soft-ground bumper in 2018; remains a maiden over hurdles (2m1f-2m4f) but has been competitive and should have races in him now off a career-low mark; would like to see some confidence behind him after ten months out.

12/1

Form: -87P53 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Has tumbled in the weights and took a step back in the right direction when third of 11 in 2m4f Hereford handicap 22 days ago; another 2lb lower here and well worth considering.

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0

8

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Apple Rock

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

towards rear of midfield, bad mistake 2nd, ridden and struggling after 5 out, soon eased and pulled up

16/1

6th

8

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Apple Rock

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Finished a well-held sixth (behind Itso Fury) at Ascot when bidding for a four-timer but ran respectably and Beau Morgan now takes off 7lb with his claim; enters calculations.

20/1

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Apple Rock

11st 13lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Just out of the money at Ascot last month when bidding for a four-timer but ran respectably on bare figures and likely remains in form; C&D winner the time before and enters calculations back here.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £11755.00
Straight Forecast £8120.70
Tricast £205601.20
Trifecta £34348.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Apple Rock

TOPSPEED:

William Cody

SPOTLIGHT:

Brulure Noire

THE NORTH:

Chemical Warfare

Daily Record:

Bartholomew J

The Star:

Brulure Noire

Daily Mail:

William Cody

Daily Mirror:

William Cody

The Times:

Chemical Warfare

POSTDATA:

Apple Rock

Telegraph:

Apple Rock

The Guardian:

Apple Rock

Daily Express:

Apple Rock

The Sun:

Apple Rock