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Every Race Live On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3485.44
  • 3m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 332523 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Maiden; not at his best over 2m5f on last two starts (first-time cheekpieces latest, discarded here) but was the only one to give a subsequent good winner a workout at Doncaster in January (3m, good to soft) and a return to that form would make him worth considering.

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4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Pottlerath

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Good record in the spring and notched a hat-trick around this time last year, latterly off tonight's mark; hasn't been in the same form this time round but woulnd't rule out a revival.

10/1

7th

6

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Pottlerath

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases last spring (2m7f-3m1f) and signed off in the autumn with a good hurdle run (3m1f, good to form); never really featured when reappearing in 2m3f hurdle on soft ground last month but that run might have done him good, and today's trip-and-ground combination will suit him much better.

10/1

7th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Pottlerath

11st 8lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases last spring (2m7f-3m1f) and signed off in the autumn with a good hurdle run (3m1f, good to form) but has fitness to prove here and today's trip-and-ground combination is probably not ideal.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 8-5646

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Fairly low key over hurdles so far, looking beaten on merit when switched to this level at Taunton recently (3m, good to soft); needs more for the fitting of cheekpieces.

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7

9th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:45 Ffos Las

Castkitello

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

raced in second, led home turn, ridden when jockey dropped whip after 3 out, headed 2 out, 1 length second approaching last, pulled up run-in, finished lame (vet said mare was lame right-fore leg)

8/1

6th

4

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:45 Uttoxeter

Castkitello

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

prominent, pushed along from 6th, ridden home turn, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out) (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, the mare ran flat)

4/1

1st

6

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:33 Uttoxeter

Castkitello

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

in touch with leaders, ridden home turn, weakened 3 out, tailed off

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 62246P

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Seen more often over fences now but his fourth to an improver over hurdles at Uttoxeter in December (2m4f, good to soft) suggests he might be happier in this discipline; however, has left it late to attempt an extreme stamina test, having first run beyond about 2m4f.

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8

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Bardd

10st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Danni O’Neill

Bumper/Flat winner; not ruled out on his best efforts now he's dropped right down the weights but is a longstanding maiden over jumps and made it 0-12 over fences when falling at Lingfield in December.

14/1

9

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Lingfield

Bardd

10st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Danni O’Neill

Last won in 2017 (Flat); 0-24 over fences but runner-up in five of them, including on first two starts last season; ended last term over hurdles and it's eyecatching that he is now 11lb lower than in his latest chase (three starts back); unexposed over this sort of trip; strongly considered each-way.

14/1

8th

6

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Bardd

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Danni O’Neill

Seen much more often over fences these days but has a lower hurdles mark and took third of 12 when returned to this discipline at Warwick (good) three weeks ago; needs to build on that form but that 3m2f race was his first venture beyond 2m4f and he shaped as if 3m would suit him better.

10/1

Form: 5-665

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a bumper and on hurdle debut here (2m5f, soft) where he wore first-time cheekpieces; much lesser efforts without them since but refitted for his handicap debut; market can guide.

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6th

2

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:33 Uttoxeter

Storm Lord

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

led narrowly, pressed leader when not fluent and headed 5th, ridden before 3 out, soon held, weakened after 2 out, tailed off

12/1

8th

9

20th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:03 Worcester

Storm Lord

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

9/1

3rd

8

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Storm Lord

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Unexposed sort; fourth over 3m2f here on handicap debut last time with Just A Whim well back in sixth but Castikitello 9l ahead in second; dropped 2lb and one with a chance.

5/1

Form: 6727P6

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Has dropped a fair way in the weights but not in much form since his Lingfield second over fences in December (2m7f, heavy), finishing tailed off back over hurdles there last month.

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6th

6

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

20:40 Uttoxeter

Hatchet Jack

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

prominent, not fluent 3rd

11/2

3rd

9

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Hatchet Jack

10st 9lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Finally off the mark when taking a maiden point in March; 0-22 under rules; ran well when second (of four) at Fontwell on return to hurdles last month; winner well beaten since and this looks much more competitive.

13/2

2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:55 Fontwell

Hatchet Jack

10st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Won a point (3m, good) last month but that was after a sequence of non-completions and he has a record of 0-21 under rules; on reduced mark back over hurdles but he's well into the veteran stage and looks opposable in this competitive race.

16/1

Form: 563PF3

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won 3m maiden at Uttoxeter last July (good to soft); had misadventures over fences in midwinter and although she looked held by Realms Of Fire when the latter fell two out over C&D last month, it was still a promising run on heavy ground that probably wasn't ideal; can figure.

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5

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Just A Whim

11st 7lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Laura Horsfall

Has a chance on her best form and is becoming well handicapped but needs to bounce back from a modest effort over 3m2f here last time

16/1

6th

1

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Just A Whim

11st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Laura Horsfall

Won 3m maiden at Uttoxeter last July (good to soft); had misadventures over fences in midwinter and although she looked held by Realms Of Fire when the latter fell two out over C&D last month, it was still a promising run on heavy ground that probably wasn't ideal; can figure.

7/1

3rd

2

25th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:20 Warwick

Just A Whim

11st 11lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Laura Horsfall

None too consistent but she was running creditably over fences at Wetherby last time when falling three out; has a 2m7f win to her name over hurdles; not discounted although others appeal a bit more.

16/1

Form: 343

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Showed ability at about 1m3f on the Flat but had a stiff mark in handicaps; has taken quite well to hurdles, running up against a subsequent winner when third on handicap debut at Southwell recently (2m4f, good to soft); however, stamina for this test has to be taken on trust.

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7th

2

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13th May 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

18:10 Leicester

Navegaon Gate

10st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Failed to win on the Flat for Ed Walker and has had plenty of chances in handicap hurdles for this yard; lacks consistency but he has less to prove than the rest of these back from a short break.

6/1

9th

6

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Navegaon Gate

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

15-race maiden but his recent placed efforts at Lingfield (2m3f) and Hereford (2m5f; soft for both) would be his best yet; just a concern that he's been below par in his previous staying handicaps (3m/3m2f).

6/1

2nd

1

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Navegaon Gate

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Yet to win (0-14) but, despite jumping right on occasions, ran his best race to date when fitted with a visor at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; third with Roger Rarebit in second) recently; should appreciate this extra yardage and, from an unchanged mark, enters calculations.

6/1

Form: -2270U

Last run: 112 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two good efforts over 3m2f at Newton Abbot (soft/good to soft) in the middle months of 2021 but he went off the boil subsequently; not discounted back from a break as he can go well fresh.

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8th

9

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Master Tradesman

10st 9lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Two good efforts over 3m2f at Newton Abbot (soft/good to soft) in the middle months of 2021 but he went off the boil subsequently; not discounted back from a break as he can go well fresh.

20/1

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

16:51 Hereford

Master Tradesman

11st 8lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

0-20 over hurdles; placed in three low-grade handicaps last year (2m7f-3m2f) but was out of form when last seen in the autumn and a minor prize is probably the best this 11yo can hope for here.

13

9th Dec 2021

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Master Tradesman

10st 10lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Runner-up at Newton Abbot on first two starts this season (3m2f, soft/good to soft) but comes here after two heavy defeats last month and is now 0-19 over hurdles.

33/1

Form: 76733 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Two good efforts in soft-ground staying handicaps of late (without and with a hood), plugging on at the same pace in a fair 3m handicap at Taunton last month (3m); should be very competitive off the same mark.

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3rd

3

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:32 Southwell

Money Spinner

11st 11lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Just a respectable fifth at Warwick (3m1f, good) three weeks ago and now 0-7 over hurdles but was third in two soft-ground handicaps in February/March (2m7f/3m) and may yet have a bigger run in him.

9/4

5th

11

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Money Spinner

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Well behind several of these when a below-form ninth over 3m2f here last time (good ground) but has a chance on earlier form on soft ground.

9/1

9th

4

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Money Spinner

11st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Two good efforts in soft-ground staying handicaps of late (without and with a hood), plugging on at the same pace in a fair 3m handicap at Taunton last month (3m); should be very competitive off the same mark.

5/2

Form: 6-6658

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Minor form so far, with no improvement for his handicap debut at Fontwell recently (2m3f, good; 6-1); can race freely so stamina for this test is no given.

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2nd

6

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

17:10 Leicester

Ultra Viers

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Phillippa Taylor

Maiden point winner on good to soft last spring; time still on his side but he was pulled up in a similar race to this last June and was out of contention when falling in a restricted point last month; best watched.

33/1

9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

20:05 Stratford

Ultra Viers

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Phillippa Taylor

in touch with leaders, prominent after 5th

10/1

Form: /PPP75

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Chase winner over 3m5f but has not yet recaptured form over fences or hurdles since back from nearly two years off in December, and he didn't look a winner in waiting in a Plumpton chase 17 days ago.

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6

8th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:10 Fontwell

Clondaw Bisto

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Suzy Smith

10

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Clondaw Bisto

10st 6lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Suzy Smith

Chase winner over 3m5f but has not yet recaptured form over fences or hurdles since back from nearly two years off in December, and he didn't look a winner in waiting in a Plumpton chase 17 days ago.

33/1

5th

5

14th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

14:45 Plumpton

Clondaw Bisto

11st 3lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Suzy Smith

Pulled up in three consecutive chases this season after a long absence and looked unenthusiastic when soundly beaten over hurdles here last month; needs to be in a much better mood today.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 87378F

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Gained first win over 3m at Southwell last May (good) and although he took time to recapture form he might well have won over C&D (heavy) last time but for falling two out; one of the more likely ones if none the worse.

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5th

7

22nd Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Realms Of Fire

10st 2lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Louise Allan

held up in rear, headway on inner 8th, ridden and weakened after 3 out

33/1

8th

8

18th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:50 Southwell

Realms Of Fire

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Louise Allan

Back on the same mark as when winning this race a year ago (good); could go well, but below-par recently.

16/1

7th

12

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Realms Of Fire

10st 5lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Louise Allan

Form: 457P5P

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Is further out of the weights than when pulled up over fences in January and he hasn't run over hurdles for two years but at least he is significantly lower in the weights now.

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13

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Is further out of the weights than when pulled up over fences in January and he hasn't run over hurdles for two years but at least he is significantly lower in the weights now.

100/1

8

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

0-14 over fences; gave fairly good account when fifth behind Out The Glen and Spotty Dog at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) this month but is effectively 4lb higher from further out of the weights today.

33/1

5th

12

12th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:20 Leicester

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Placed only once in 17 starts under rules; there has been some promise, as when not beaten far at Uttoxeter in November (2m4f, good), but backward steps since.

14/1

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Exacta £335.00
Straight Forecast £301.00
Tricast £3622.10
Trifecta £3203.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Navegaon Gate

Telegraph:

Money Spinner

SPOTLIGHT:

Just A Whim

TOPSPEED:

Pottlerath

The Guardian:

Money Spinner

Daily Mirror:

Money Spinner

The Sun:

Money Spinner

The Star:

Money Spinner

RP Ratings:

Just A Whim

WEST COUNTRY:

Navegaon Gate

The Times:

Navegaon Gate

Daily Mail:

Navegaon Gate

Daily Express:

Navegaon Gate

Daily Record:

Navegaon Gate