March 25 / 13.55 Newton Abbot

13.55 Newton Abbot

Soft

The 69 Club Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3757.74
  • 2m 5f 122y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 46s
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The 69 Club Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 32531-

Last run: 470 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Ex-Johnny Farrelly; has been off since December 2020, when giving a determined display in a driving finish at Taunton (3m, good to soft); that step up in trip suited but he's only 2lb higher here and has gone to a yard in fine form; good claims in first-time tongue-tie.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

How’s The Cricket

12st 1lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Ex-Johnny Farrelly; has been off since December 2020, when giving a determined display in a driving finish at Taunton (3m, good to soft); that step up in trip suited but he's only 2lb higher here and has gone to a yard in fine form; good claims in first-time tongue-tie.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: P6-753 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Has dropped a long way in the weights but rarely featured over the last two years and was a remote third, 19l behind Imperial Joe, at Taunton recently (2m3f, soft) on yard debut; has enough to prove these days.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Adherence

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

2nd

13

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Adherence

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Has dropped a long way in the weights but rarely featured over the last two years and was a remote third, 19l behind Imperial Joe, at Taunton recently (2m3f, soft) on yard debut; has enough to prove these days.

14/1

3rd

6

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Adherence

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Generally very disappointing in recent years but ran better than bare form suggests when 12l fifth at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in January and has each-way claims on today's stable debut (was with Dai Burchell); cheekpieces refitted.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £8.70

Form: U41688 D

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Has raced almost entirely on good or quicker ground; cosy winner of 2m2f Stratford seller in September on final start for Tom Gretton but lesser efforts for new connections so far; this trip should suit better than the 3m1f he raced over in October but doubts persist.
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4

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

13:55 Cartmel

Bagan

11st 4lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 7th

7/1

3rd

3

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:41 Newton Abbot

Bagan

11st 12lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, headway and in touch with leaders after 4th, went third just after 3 out, pushed along and pressed leaders when bit short of room 2 out, ridden and no extra when carried left and hampered approaching last, held but went third run-in

7/1

6th

7

23rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Bagan

10st 12lb

J: Mr Jason Dixon

T: Seamus Mullins

Form: 586-40

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Had few chances and in the process of running a fair race when bungling two out at Ffos Las in October (3m, good); better for her run there in February (2m) and suited by the return to further; may yet improve.
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7th

6

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Ffos Las

Saddlers Quest

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Debra Hamer

held up in rear, ridden before 2 out, made no impression

8/1

6th

10

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Saddlers Quest

10st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

4th

12

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Saddlers Quest

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Debra Hamer

Had few chances and in the process of running a fair race when bungling two out at Ffos Las in October (3m, good); better for her run there in February (2m) and suited by the return to further; may yet improve.

20/1

Form: 9920-7

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Well held in two of his three staying handicap hurdles and his second was a fairly remote one; ran respectably on recent return from an absence in a Plumpton maiden but improvement needed on earlier efforts.
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4th

5

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:52 Fakenham

Lakeside Lad

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Recent chasing debut didn't go to plan but he posted a good effort when fourth of 18 in handicap hurdle at Exeter (2m7f, good) last month and will play a major role if in similar form here.

4/1

6

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Fakenham

Lakeside Lad

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

4th

7

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:40 Exeter

Lakeside Lad

10st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Form: -906P4

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in her only handicap in Ireland but she did far better when a close fourth for new yard at Wincanton recently (2m4f, good to soft) when just behind a subsequent winner; has better prospects than most.
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6th

5

26th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Lil Codey

11st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Brian Barr

prominent in chasing group, pushed along and chased leaders before 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

14/1

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

Form: 055321

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Has improved since handicapping, running up against one ahead of his mark at Taunton (2m3f) before having an Exeter race (2m; both on soft) in safe keeping from some way out two weeks ago; 6lb higher mark to contend with but probably hasn't reached his ceiling yet.
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2nd

7

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

19:26 Newton Abbot

Imperial Joe

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

prominent, mistake 1st, not fluent 6th, headway and led 9th, clear with one other and ridden 3 out, went clear and 4 lengths ahead when mistake last, hard ridden and much reduced lead run-in, headed final strides

7/2

1st

2

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Imperial Joe

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Could do with some rain as his best form over hurdles was on soft ground, including a win off 4lb lower; below his best over 2m5f/2m1f here the last twice, so bit to prove now sent chasing.

3/1

5th

8

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:59 Newton Abbot

Imperial Joe

10st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Form: 881353

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Consistent since off the mark by a narrow margin at Leicester in January (2m4f, soft; acts on good to soft); can be involved again but a couple of her rivals could prove better treated.
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7

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:27 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

8th

8

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Checkitsme

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Consistent since off the mark by a narrow margin at Leicester in January (2m4f, soft; acts on good to soft); can be involved again but a couple of her rivals could prove better treated.

13/2

3rd

7

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Checkitsme

10st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Bradley Harris claiming 10lb comes in handy off her current mark and she has been running well under similar conditions, from 2m to 2m4f; should be involved.

7/1

Form: 0009-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Beaten over 70l on handicap debut last March and pulled up on first run since at Taunton 22 days ago; can only watch.
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7th

12

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Jimmy Frost

took keen hold, midfield and on outer, headway 3 out, went fourth and ridden home turn, weakened before 2 out (vet said mare lost a right-fore shoe)

16/1

11th

15

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:40 Exeter

Foillmore

10st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Jimmy Frost

Unplaced all ten career starts and no real signs of improvement in two outings last month, after a break.

66/1

9th

14

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Jimmy Frost

Beaten over 70l on handicap debut last March and pulled up on first run since at Taunton 22 days ago; can only watch.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 048773

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Yet to win beyond 2m3f but he stays further; has dropped a long way in the weights since winning at Warwick last April but he hasn't shown much life since and his latest two runs in cheekpieces were only marginal improvements; has something to prove at present.
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10th

2

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Jaisalmer

11st 12lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Mark Bradstock

Yet to win beyond 2m3f but he stays further; has dropped a long way in the weights since winning at Warwick last April but he hasn't shown much life since and his latest two runs in cheekpieces were only marginal improvements; has something to prove at present.

10/1

3rd

3

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Jaisalmer

12st 5lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Mark Bradstock

Won off a 12lb higher mark at Warwick last spring (2m3f, good) but it's been a sorry tale since and he was a weakener in this first-time headgear combination last time at Uttoxeter.

12/1

7th

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:08 Uttoxeter

Jaisalmer

11st 12lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Mark Bradstock

Ended last season with a success off 8lb higher at Warwick (2m3f); not in the same form this term and isn't sure to revive in reapplied cheekpieces (below par in sole attempt in this headgear).

14/1

Form: -P3732

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Hurdle career started well but he hasn't looked as promising since returning from a layoff in January 2021; on the premises off his reduced mark on last two starts, though (2m3f/2m4f), and this sharp test should suit over the longest trip he's tackled; most of best form on soft/heavy.
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11th

4

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Gerolamo Cardano

11st 10lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Hurdle career started well but he hasn't looked as promising since returning from a layoff in January 2021; on the premises off his reduced mark on last two starts, though (2m3f/2m4f), and this sharp test should suit over the longest trip he's tackled; most of best form on soft/heavy.

11/2

2nd

9

2nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:50 Leicester

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 13lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Won on hurdling debut two years ago (2m, heavy) but yet to add to that success; however, his mark has been in freefall since his juvenile days and he shaped with some encouragement after six months off when third of five at Bangor (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; the winner that day followed up at Uttoxeter on Saturday; more persuasive than many.

13/2

3rd

5

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 6lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Won on hurdling debut two years ago (2m, heavy) but yet to add to that success, and looked very laboured on his two starts last summer; returns from six-month break here; considered only if lively in the betting.

8/1

Form: 4PP988

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on best form last winter but has been out of sorts this season, different forms of headgear making no difference in January and February, including over this trip; reservations continue.
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12th

5

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Born In Borris

11st 8lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Colin Tizzard

Well handicapped on best form last winter but has been out of sorts this season, different forms of headgear making no difference in January and February, including over this trip; reservations continue.

25/1

8th

3

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Born In Borris

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Colin Tizzard

Handles most surfaces but out of sorts since returned to hurdles at up to 2m5f this year; has worn headgear on last two starts but not today.

33/1

8th

7

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Born In Borris

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Colin Tizzard

Claims on best novice form, including over C&D (acts on good and soft), but failed to shine in two runs back hurdling last month and unconvincing at present; first-time cheekpieces replace first-time blinkers.

25/1

Form: P-5074

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Minor form in bumpers and maiden/novice hurdlers; not disgraced at Sandown 17 days ago and now qualifies for modest handicaps but needs to prove stamina now up in trip.
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4th

7

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Worcester

Jack The Farmer

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Lund

led at slow pace, quickened 3 out, ridden 2 out, hard pressed last, headed run-in, weakened final 110yds

12/1

5th

7

21st May 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:30 Stratford

Jack The Farmer

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Lund

Nine-race maiden who has struggled at big prices since switched to handicapping (2m5f, soft/good)) in his last two starts; was tailed off at Fontwell last time and needs a major transformation back at this trip; new headgear.

25/1

7th

6

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Jack The Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Lund

Displayed minor promise in a bumper/over hurdles last season but struggled (albeit on soft ground) when upped to 2m5f for handicap debut in March; huge leap of faith needed to support him here.

33/1

Form: 510807

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Front-running win over 2m4f at Uttoxeter (good; effective on good to soft) for previous yard in November but soundly beaten since, including for new trainer at Taunton when regular tongue-tie left off (still missing).
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8th

6

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Akkapenko

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

10

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Akkapenko

10st 13lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Front-running win over 2m4f at Uttoxeter (good; effective on good to soft) for previous yard in November but soundly beaten since, including for new trainer at Taunton when regular tongue-tie left off (still missing).

7th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:38 Taunton

Akkapenko

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Made virtually all to win for Dai Burchell at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in November but his subsequent runs were disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's stable debut; usual tongue-tie left off.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £741.00
Straight Forecast £593.20
Tricast £18229.00
Trifecta £16698.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Joe

WEST COUNTRY:

Gerolamo Cardano

RP Ratings:

Checkitsme

Daily Mail:

How's The Cricket

Daily Mirror:

Jaisalmer

POSTDATA:

Checkitsme

The Star:

Checkitsme

The Times:

Imperial Joe

Telegraph:

Imperial Joe

Daily Record:

Imperial Joe

The Guardian:

Gerolamo Cardano

Daily Express:

Gerolamo Cardano

The Sun:

Gerolamo Cardano