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The 69 Club Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3757.74
  • 2m 5f 122y
  • Class 5
  • 13 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

5th

11

18th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Hows The Cricket

10st 5lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

prominent, hit 9th, not fluent 11th, ridden after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

12/1

2nd

6

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:33 Ffos Las

Hows The Cricket

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

midfield, headway 5th, nudged along 11th

11/4

2nd

8

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:45 Taunton

Hows The Cricket

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Easy winner at Ffos Las on chasing debut in October (2m3f+) but didn't back that up when fourth at Exeter last month (3m; has won at that trip); return to the winning effort certainly puts him in the picture.

8/1

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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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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8th

8

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Bagan

11st 5lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, headway after 11th, midfield omitted 4 out, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

9/1

5th

4

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Worcester

Bagan

11st 5lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, headway 9th, went fourth after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened run-in

4/1

1st

4

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Bagan

11st 4lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, headway 8th, tracked leaders 3 out, went second and going easily 2 out, led last, shaken up run-in, comfortably

5/1

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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6th

9

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Saddlers Quest

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Debra Hamer

In career-best form when last seen and only just came up shy at Worcester (2m, good to soft; fine on good) when bidding for a four-timer; still competitively treated but lacking a run could find her out.

10/1

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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3rd

8

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Lakeside Lad

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Only second chase start when runner-up at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) but it was a modest race and he's finished well held at Plumpton since, taking his record to 0-15.

8/1

6th

7

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Lakeside Lad

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

disputed lead

4/1

2nd

4

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Lakeside Lad

11st 1lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

disputed lead, not fluent 9th, mistake 10th, led clearly 11th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, rallying when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

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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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

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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Imperial Joe

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Won two 2m7f handicap chases here last year, on good and good to soft; he was unsurprisingly outpaced over 2m here last time but ran on well to be a close third; could have a major say.

5/1

3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jake Bament

T: Tim Dennis

in rear, jumped right 1st, outpaced before 3 out, rallied from 2 out, went third run-in

8/1

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

towards rear

7/1

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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15

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Cynthia Woods

Has refused in two chases this spring; little appeal back hurdling from 6lb out of the handicap; aids worn in combination for first time.

66/1

10

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Cynthia Woods

Has lost her way and refused on chasing debut (after wind surgery) 10 days ago; 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

7

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Warwick

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

held up in rear, not fluent 5th

25/1

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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9th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

0-16 under rules and 0-20 overall; struggled from early stage on chasing debut in May and well beaten on both subsequent hurdling starts; 1lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

10th

16

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, outpaced and struggling before 3 out

33/1

9th

15

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

prominent

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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5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Gerolamo Cardano

11st 8lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: D J Jeffreys

midfield on outer

16/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

Drew clear to win by 26l at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December and is only 4lb higher here but was well below that form on both subsequent appearances and has become a very hard horse to predict.

16/1

4th

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:25 Fontwell

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

Ended a 13-race losing run in emphatic fashion at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December, but blew out completely when sent off a warm favourite back there (soft) last month; a contender on that penultimate effort, but there are risks attached.

5/2

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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11

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:17 Chepstow

Born In Borris

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Chase career abandoned last winter but no benefit from return to hurdles and again down the field at Taunton after wind surgery; soundly beaten in two tries with headgear, cheekpieces return back chasing.

16/1

11th

11

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:30 Taunton

Born In Borris

10st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Her mark continues to fall but she struggled last season and it's been the same story on both outings this term; major turnaround required on first run since wind surgery.

20/1

9th

5

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

15:22 Chepstow

Born In Borris

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Lost her way last season and no imminent sign of a revival when seventh over 2m3f here last week (attracted support); only win gained in March 2020; others have more pressing claims.

8/1

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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3rd

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Jack The Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

mounted in chute, taken down early, in rear

9/1

0

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Jack The Farmer

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won readily by 11l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has remained in good form since, losing out only by a nose at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last month; needs to prove he's effective on soft ground, though.

6/1

2nd

3

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Jack The Farmer

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

Won readily by 11l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has posted two good efforts in defeat at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) since; also suited by this C&D and ought to make his presence felt again; handles good to soft ground but unproven on anything slower.

5/1

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 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