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lewisbadges.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5064.78
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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lewisbadges.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-541 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner who showed promise in a warm Newbury event on his second start for this yard before a narrow but cosy winner at Huntingdon this month (2m, soft), albeit the second has been beaten at this level since; open to improvement now handicapping.

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3

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Head Law

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice on soft ground last March and added two good-ground handicaps in the spring; made an encouraging comeback at Kempton (2m, soft) in January but flopped at Huntingdon 16 days later; bit to prove after that but he's not dismissed.

11/2

8th

6

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:25 Huntingdon

Head Law

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice here on soft ground last March en route to completing a hat-trick in two good-ground handicaps; mark suffered as a result but he looked dangerous before tiring into third on his Kempton comeback (2m, soft) and he's a 6yo with more to offer; shortlisted.

15/2

3rd

2

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Kempton

Head Law

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice at Huntingdon (soft) last March and followed up in the spring in good-ground handicaps at Warwick and Southwell, all over 2m when hot favourite; ended last term on a poor note but was found to have a large haematoma on a knee; could easily resume improvement in this second season hurdling.

11/4

66/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 4-7504 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Novice hurdle winner here in 2019 but didn't make the grade over fences for Alan King and ordinary form in handicap hurdles for new yard; coming down the weights but due to drop another 4lb in future.

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2nd

4

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:20 Stratford

Smiths Bay

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

jumped right on occasions, held up in behind leaders, went fourth after 10th, ridden home turn, went second before last, kept on but not pace to challenge

9/2

3rd

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

13:57 Stratford

Smiths Bay

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

led, ridden after 2 out, raced wide and headed home turn, weakened approaching last, went third towards finish

4/1

6th

1

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

15:20 Stratford

Smiths Bay

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

jumped right on occasions, midfield and raced wide, mistake 2nd, dropped to last 7th, detached and no chance from 3 out

6/1

Form: 1-3422

Last run: 126 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has been running well over hurdles and on the AW but is up in grade from his Taunton second in November (2m3f, good) and will do well to shake the principals.

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6th

1

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Independence

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear, pushed along 5th, reminders 7th

3/1

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Independence

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Made the frame in all three handicap hurdles for Brian Barr, most recently when fourth at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last spring; returned from layoff with two underwhelming AW runs in January but it will be interesting to see how he fares now back over hurdles on debut for Richard Newland.

10/1

10th

5

(1)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:55 Lingfield (AW)

Independence

9st 6lb

J: William Carson

T: Brian Barr

Bumper winner who is 0-5 over hurdles and 0-8 on Flat; did make a respectable return from a 222-day break when fourth in novice company at Kempton (1m4f) a fortnight ago and more realistic chance back in a handicap; cheekpieces go on for the first time.

20/1

Form: 54325

Last run: 127 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Creditable effort over C&D on handicap debut in November (good) but he ran poorly at Hereford next time; has had wind surgery since; likely to find easier opportunities later.

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4th

6

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Nazwa

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

prominent, went second 3rd, mistake 6th, led 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon lost second and struggling, weakening when lost third just after last

7/1

5th

6

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Worcester

Nazwa

10st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Unbeaten in two starts since cheekpieces were fitted, both at Huntingdon; only won a match there a month ago but sole rival was in good form; 2lb rise no hardship and seriously considered.

9/4

Form: 8/4/3P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Pulled up behind Punctuation at Newbury recently and has plenty to prove after that but his best form is on sharp tracks so quite likely he will be seen to better advantage here on handicap debut.

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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:15 Southwell

Madiba Passion

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Record of 2-3 in Irish points; no win in first ten runs under rules but he made his breakthrough in a chase handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; was left well clear when the favourite fell at the last but he was 2l up at the time and his confidence should be boosted after that; respected up 3lb.

7/2

1st

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Madiba Passion

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

jumped well, pressed leader, led 4th, joined after 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when left well clear last

13/8

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Madiba Passion

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Comes into this off the back of two silver medals, firstly at Lingfield (2m, good) in February (form worked out well) and when only run out of it late at Bangor (2m1f, good) 17 days ago, though whether he would have finished in front of Feel The Pinch had that rival not unseated at the last is debatable; up another 2lb but a contender nonetheless.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: -18F66 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Season started well with a maiden hurdle win followed by a creditable run from the front in a Cheltenham handicap, but a fall in December seems to have set him back as he hasn't been the same force since.

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6th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Maninsane

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Course winner (2m, good to soft) off a 7lb higher mark last March; ran okay at Market Rasen in January and has had excuses (ground/grade) the last twice; could go well back in calmer waters.

12/1

8th

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Maninsane

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Good second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) on seasonal debut in October; not in the same form again since but slow ground was put forward as an excuse for last month's disappointing effort, and he's now too well handicapped to rule out.

16/1

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Maninsane

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

13/2

Form: 4-24B6

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Promising start for this yard when only just touched off at Stratford (2m6f, good) but soundly beaten in both subsequent completions; needs turnaround now handicapping in first 2m run over hurdles.

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15th

15

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Harde Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Went close on stable/hurdle debut in October 2021 but generally very disappointing since; not seen since pulled up in Hereford handicap last December and has too much to prove.

50/1

10

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Harde Fashion

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Daniel Bourne

Maiden (0-12); continues to plummet in the weights after a somewhat tepid effort in first-time cheekpieces at Taunton (2m3f, good; 33-1) four weeks ago; safer to look elsewhere.

50/1

6

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Harde Fashion

11st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Daniel Bourne

Form: 6-5911 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Had useful Flat form (best RPR 91) and has looked the part since tongue tied for this yard, winning both handicap hurdles, here and at Newbury (2m, both on soft); up a further 8lb but still has scope off new mark.

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1st

1

(5)

4th May 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Goodwood

Punctuation

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, smooth headway on far side of group and led over 2f out, ridden and faced challenges from over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds

2/1

5th

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Punctuation

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, not fluent 3rd, bit short of room and hampered last, soon no extra

6/1

5th

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Punctuation

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 20-runner handicap at last season's Aintree festival (2m, soft) and returned from break with good Flat win in the autumn; safely held in major handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in November but today's race is a bit easier and he's not yet fully exposed in this sphere.

9/1

Form: 10-566 D

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won maiden/novice hurdles in 2020 but yet to achieve much in handicaps and has been off since November; not disgraced in cheekpieces on the Flat and they are fitted for the first time over hurdles.

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4th

5

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Leroy Leroy

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won novice hurdles in Britain back in the day; pretty consistent of late including when placed on soft at Tramore and another solid effort at Wexford last time.

11/4

4th

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Wexford

Leroy Leroy

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear of midfield, headway on outer before 2 out, ran on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

4/1

3rd

3

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Tramore

Leroy Leroy

11st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, went second before 4 out, led after 3 out, headed after 2 out, lost second approaching last, kept on

7/1

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