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Lady Ella’s Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £2940.84
  • 2m 6f 7y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 27s
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Lady Ella’s Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.90
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 694P8

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Modest so far but it was a Newbury maiden hurdle in which he made his debut for Richard Bandey and there could be some improvement lurking now sent into handicaps; watch the market.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Lingfield

Ernie Bilko

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Game winner on his handicap debut at Stratford in March 2022 (2m6f, good) but absent since; 3lb higher mark neither here nor there and he's had only six starts, so has hopes if he retains his ability after the absence.

6/1

1st

9

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Ernie Bilko

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest so far but it was a Newbury maiden hurdle in which he made his debut for Richard Bandey and there could be some improvement lurking now sent into handicaps; watch the market.

8/1

8th

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Ernie Bilko

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest form at best in two bumpers and two maiden hurdles (3m/3m1f) for Laura Horsfall; drops back markedly in trip on debut for new yard; needs improvement.

66/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 45P523 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was but placed the last twice (well held last time) and getting back on good ground won't hurt.

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

1st

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Hurricane Dylan

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: John Stimpson

2nd

2

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Hurricane Dylan

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: John Stimpson

Not as good as he was but placed the last twice (well held last time) and getting back on good ground won't hurt.

6/1

3rd

3

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Hurricane Dylan

11st 4lb

J: Mr Adam O’Shea

T: John Stimpson

11yo who is nothing like the force of old, but he was a good second off this reduced mark at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; in the mix if performing to a similar level today; a tongue-tie is added.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 26-530

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Nearly won a bumper but it's been a quiet start over hurdles; on the plus side, he goes handicapping off a low mark and wind surgery may help.

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

3rd

6

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Crystal Moon

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Lightly raced 7yo who came on a bundle for his first run in 11 months to win with a bit in hand over this far on good ground at Hereford three months ago; has never raced on soft so subsequent three-month break might be put down to him waiting for his ground and, although 12lb higher for this, he may well have more to offer (2-4 over fences).

5/1

1st

1

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Crystal Moon

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Won over fences at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) just over a year ago, despite running in snatches, and gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) on seasonal reappearance at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; eased in grade here, high on the list.

3/1

3rd

7

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Crystal Moon

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Absent since opening his account in handicap chase at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft; ran in snatches) on Boxing Day last year; perhaps a tad quirky but looks open to further improvement over fences; shortlisted.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 6-5544 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

One of the favourites when beaten just over 3l on his handicap debut at Bangor (2m7f, soft) and that was after a wide trip throughout; if okay on the ground he should be thereabouts.

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Verdict Starting price

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

Ballybeen

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Yet to register a victory but he was in very good nick until coming in a below-par third of four in 2m4f Plumpton handicap chase 34 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back.

5/2

3rd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Ballybeen

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Reliable maiden; just unfortunate he's run up against improving chasers on last two starts, when front-running at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, good); bold bid likely but again faces up-and-coming rivals.

4/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Ballybeen

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Now 0-13 but regularly knocks on the door and he only narrowly failed to make all at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) a month ago when ridden by Dylan Johnston; coped well with the rise in grade there (to a Class 3 from Class 5) and has a big chance here.

3/1

Form: 7P9991 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on old form and she duly justified market support with a bit in hand at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last week; 6lb rise doesn't look the end of the world in this company.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:35 Uttoxeter

Dariya

10st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

5th

8

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Dariya

10st 13lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Well handicapped on old form and she duly justified market support with a bit in hand at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last week; 6lb rise doesn't look the end of the world in this company.

7/2

1st

11

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Dariya

10st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Very well handicapped on old form and made reasonably encouraging stable debut in January but was soundly beaten at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) last month and it's hard to know what to expect from her here.

20/1

Form: 666757

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ran okay in a bumper but has a lot to prove on his hurdling form, including two handicaps.

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

7th

10

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:35 Uttoxeter

Luckello

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

Dual point winner in spring 2022 but failed to complete three consecutive chases during the winter and was safely held (albeit after running well to a point) when back over hurdles last month; 9lb out of the handicap.

25/1

5th

13

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Luckello

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Poor form under rules for Olly Murphy; won two points on firm ground last May; failed to complete in three chase runs for current start; risky back hurdling.

33/1

14

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:17 Chepstow

Luckello

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Tim Vaughan

Won both points last May (firm) but has failed to complete in two chases under rules and she may need much quicker ground; 5lb wrong.

20/1

Form: 553685

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Essentially disappointing since finishing third in a bumper (good to firm) but interesting that he went off at only 100-30 for his handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft) and it could be that soft ground didn't suit him; possibilities.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:10 Southwell

Here Hare Here

10st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

7th

3

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Here Hare Here

11st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Essentially disappointing since finishing third in a bumper (good to firm) but interesting that he went off at only 100-30 for his handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft) and it could be that soft ground didn't suit him; possibilities.

8/1

5th

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:51 Hereford

Here Hare Here

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in a bumper last spring but hasn't built on that, only eighth of ten in Taunton novice hurdle (2m3f) last time; needs to improve for the longer distance on today's handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 3-0156 CD

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Only 1lb higher than when winning narrowly over C&D in October (good to soft) but no sign of that form in two runs since; difficult to know what to expect from him.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Canastero

10st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

6th

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

17:10 Exeter

Canastero

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

8th

4

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Canastero

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Only 1lb higher than when winning narrowly over C&D in October (good to soft) but no sign of that form in two runs since; difficult to know what to expect from him.

9/1

Form: 75/4-P D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner (2m4f-2m7f, good/heavy) but he could have shown more back from a mammoth absence at Wetherby; bit to prove now.

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

9th

6

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Arctic Road

11st 1lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Three-time hurdle winner (2m4f-2m7f, good/heavy) but he could have shown more back from a mammoth absence at Wetherby; bit to prove now.

20/1

4

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:22 Wetherby

Arctic Road

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Three-time hurdle winner (2m4f-2m7f, good/heavy) who was a fair fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good) when last seen in September 2020; long absence to defy but it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

8/1

Form: 54P5P

Last run: 121 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who has hinted at ability but not when pulled up on his handicap debut last time (2m3f, good); he was 125-1 as well.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:30 Huntingdon

Dellboy Trotter

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tracey Leeson

Came from the rear to win consecutive 2m4f handicaps at Market Rasen (both on good) last June and largely consistent since; looked as good as ever when clear second at Ludlow (2m5f, good) nine days ago and must be considered off same mark here.

7/2

2nd

6

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:35 Ludlow

Dellboy Trotter

11st 2lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: Tracey Leeson

Came from the rear to win consecutive 2m4f handicaps at Market Rasen (both on good) last June and remained in good form until the autumn; not quite at same level in two starts this spring; still enters calculations.

9/1

5th

5

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Warwick

Dellboy Trotter

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Tracey Leeson

raced in last, headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

8/1

Form: 56P75

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

A glimmer of promise on his bumper debut here but was probably flattered given the low level of his subsequent efforts; goes handicapping with a lot to prove.

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

10

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Regal Pretender

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

A glimmer of promise on his bumper debut here but was probably flattered given the low level of his subsequent efforts; goes handicapping with a lot to prove.

25/1

5th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Regal Pretender

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Down the field in both bumpers and has struggled at triple-figure odds on his first two hurdle starts.

200/1

7th

5

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Regal Pretender

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Well held in two bumpers and was pulled up on last month's hurdling debut here (2m).

100/1

Form: -S0P00

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden who has shown precious little this season and makes no appeal.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

17th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Tout Paris

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

0-12 under rules; 5l second in an Exeter novice (2m, good) in February; well below par on his last three starts; big improvement required.

66/1

11

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Tout Paris

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Lund

Not achieved much in handicaps over hurdles and fences as yet and this looks no easier from 9lb out of the weights.

50/1

7

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Tout Paris

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Ben Lund

in touch with leaders on outer, niggled along before 3rd, pushed along before 4th

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £705.00
Straight Forecast £567.30
Tricast £5656.10
Trifecta £6280.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Dariya

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballybeen

WEST COUNTRY:

Canastero

RP Ratings:

Hurricane Dylan

The Times:

Ballybeen

Daily Mail:

Ballybeen

Daily Express:

Ballybeen

The Star:

Canastero

Telegraph:

Dariya

The Guardian:

Dariya

Daily Mirror:

Dariya

The Sun:

Dariya

Daily Record:

Dariya

TOPSPEED:

Hurricane Dylan