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Lady Ella’s Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £2940.84
  • 2m 6f 7y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 28s
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Lady Ella’s Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 77755

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only four hurdle runs but was well beaten on this month's handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) and needs today's faster ground to show him in a much better light.

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2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

The Changing Man

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive hurdle form last season included a course win on soft (unraced on heavy); excellent second to class act Stay Away Fay on chase debut at Exeter in November (3m, good to soft) but he's finished well beaten in his final two runs, latterly when favourite for his handicap debut in this discipline; did make a bad mistake four out that day and, if avoiding a similar mishap here, he has the class to be very competitive.

7/1

4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

towards rear, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 14th, recovered and steady headway before 4 out, ridden 3 out, outpaced 2 out, jumped left and weakened last

5/2

4th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:24 Warwick

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive in 3m handicap hurdles last season (including on soft) and took his form to a new level when second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November on chase debut, 1l ahead of Grey Dawning who has improved since; unseated six out in Grade 2 at Sandown latest; needs to resume improvement in a major way if he's to beat the best of these.

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -31742 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Just 1-14 over hurdles but the win was gained over C&D (good to soft; last May) and she returns here after a good effort in defeat at Hereford (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; fine on good ground; respected.

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2nd

4

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

Always Able

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Just 1-14 over hurdles but the win was gained over C&D (good to soft; last May) and she returns here after a good effort in defeat at Hereford (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; fine on good ground; respected.

3/1

2nd

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:51 Hereford

Always Able

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Matt Sheppard

Showed staying qualities to win over this trip at Stratford (good to soft) last May and she might have needed the run after a break when 6l fourth of 12 over C&D two weeks ago; far more persuasive than most.

7/2

4th

4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Always Able

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Matt Sheppard

Had dropped a few pounds when showing staying qualities to win over 2m6f at Stratford (good to soft) last May but was beaten a long way the following month; soft ground probably not ideal on return from layoff.

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 333710

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Responded well to pressure when scoring at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft) last month on ninth start over hurdles; could plausibly have untapped potential over this longer trip but soundly beaten on latest outing (2m3f) and hard to predict how he'll fare in first-time cheekpieces.

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9

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 108y

Class 5

17:50 Uttoxeter

That Ole Chestnut

11st 0lb

J: David Prichard

T: Jeremy Scott

Hurdles winner in February and ran well on latest start, when upped to 2m6f and fitted with cheekpieces; half-brother to a useful chaser and worth a second look on debut over fences.

7/1

3rd

9

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

That Ole Chestnut

10st 12lb

J: David Prichard

T: Jeremy Scott

Responded well to pressure when scoring at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft) last month on ninth start over hurdles; could plausibly have untapped potential over this longer trip but soundly beaten on latest outing (2m3f) and hard to predict how he'll fare in first-time cheekpieces.

9/1

11th

13

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:20 Taunton

That Ole Chestnut

10st 10lb

J: David Prichard

T: Jeremy Scott

Opened hurdling account at ninth attempt, with hard-fought success at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft) two weeks ago; 4lb higher here but could have untapped potential over the longer trip; respected.

4/1

Form: -8F97P

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Had some excuses when respectable seventh on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) in December and was always on the back foot after early jumping error at Hereford last month; clearly needs to take a good step forward but still has potential; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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6th

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Milanese Rose

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

20/1

Form: 5-5982

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-7 over hurdles but outran 28-1 odds when creditable second of 12 at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) four weeks ago and it will be interesting to see whether she can build on that performance here.

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0

3

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Fine By Her

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Dual winner over hurdles (2m7f/3m) but was pulled up on last month's chasing debut, after a break, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

16/1

0

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Fine By Her

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear, detached 4th, some headway when bad mistake 11th, pulled up before 3 out

7/1

Form: 95-513 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Opened hurdling account with narrow success at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in January and posted another good effort when third of 15 off today's mark at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) this month; major player if coping with the quicker ground here.

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5th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:05 Ludlow

Barrakhov

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won his handicap hurdle off 10lb higher; beaten 14l and 21l in his last two chases and needs to show some benefit from the wind operation.

8/1

3rd

7

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:00 Huntingdon

Barrakhov

11st 1lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

in touch with leaders, mistake 11th

10/1

4th

6

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Barrakhov

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Competitive off higher marks over hurdles but well beaten in two chases and never really travelled before pulling up at Ludlow two weeks ago (Martalmix'jac runner-up).

14/1

Form: 57697/ C

Last run: 878 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed in a point last spring but not seen under rules since struggling in two handicap hurdles in autumn 2019; current ability very hard to gauge.

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2

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Our Three Sons

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Charlotte Fuller

Won twice in long-distance handicap hurdles last summer; on the same mark as for the second of them and he has run well fresh in the past; not dismissed completely.

13/2

3rd

3

30th Aug 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

18:40 Newton Abbot

Our Three Sons

11st 6lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Charlotte Fuller

led, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra approaching last

7/2

1st

6

17th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

17:10 Newton Abbot

Our Three Sons

11st 4lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Charlotte Fuller

made all, jumped well, ridden after 2 out, 1 length ahead last, just held on

3/1

Form: 2FF4-6 D

Last run: 315 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won on stable/chase debut in early 2021 but had lost his way over fences by last spring and hasn't raced again since moderate sixth over hurdles ten months ago; needs to get career back on track, and may be better suited by slower ground.

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2nd

8

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Warwick

Zee Man

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: F A Hutsby

took keen hold, prominent, led after 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakening when mistake last

6/1

3

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:00 Fakenham

Zee Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: F A Hutsby

led

40/1

3rd

7

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

Zee Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: F A Hutsby

prominent, badly hampered 1st, in touch with leaders before 3rd, prominent from 6th

66/1

Form: P4-0P7

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Useful in his prime but has struggled to get competitive this season (three starts); cheekpieces tried today; too much to prove.

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7

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

Linger

11st 1lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Claire Dyson

Useful in his prime but has struggled to get competitive this season (three starts); cheekpieces tried today; too much to prove.

66/1

5

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Linger

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Claire Dyson

Beginning to look very regressive and cheekpieces are a cry for help.

50/1

7th

5

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Linger

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Claire Dyson

Useful hurdler back in the day but he's struggled to make an impact for this yard.

50/1

Form: 23-P3P D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Veteran who hasn't won since February 2018; belied 66-1 odds when third of 17 at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft; refitted cheekpieces) in January but can't blame the soft ground for this month's poor run at Huntingson; others look much safer.

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8th

9

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:30 Wincanton

Galactic Power

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

On a five-year losing spell and has proved far from consistent this season; runner-up at Taunton in December but subsequent form is dismal; unappealing.

25/1

12

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:15 Taunton

Galactic Power

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Harriet Dickin

Hasn't won since 2018, is well into the veteran stage and has become unpredictable; one of his better efforts in a first-time visor over C&D in December (likes it here) but has typically failed to reproduce that since.

33/1

8th

11

5th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:10 Huntingdon

Galactic Power

10st 4lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harriet Dickin

Veteran who is on a five-year losing spell and has shown inconsistent form of late; penultimate effort was okay but he's just not certain to repeat it.

25/1

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Tricast £1578.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Always Able

WEST COUNTRY:

Barrakhov

Daily Express:

The Changing Man

The Guardian:

Barrakhov

Daily Mail:

Barrakhov

The Sun:

Barrakhov

The Star:

Barrakhov

RP Ratings:

Always Able

POSTDATA:

Always Able

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Always Able

Telegraph:

Always Able

Daily Mirror:

Always Able

Daily Record:

Always Able