March 31 / 14.15 Wetherby

14.15 Wetherby

Good To Soft

Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5718.3
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 243

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
He could do with settling better in this code but ran well in defeat at the end of last year on his first three hurdle starts (1m7f-2m1f, good-soft); off the mark at the 19th attempt when scoring at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) earlier this month; strong claims.
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3rd

5

(1)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:40 Beverley

Spiritofthenorth

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

disputed lead, led 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/2

2nd

1

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Spiritofthenorth

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

Prominent racer; built upon Wolverhampton AW win when scoring unchallenged in a 2m maiden hurdle at Wetherby (soft); now 7lb higher than for last handicap appearance, but does have previous Sedgefield experience to fall back upon, and Brian Hughes aboard.

1st

7

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Spiritofthenorth

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

He could do with settling better in this code but ran well in defeat at the end of last year on his first three hurdle starts (1m7f-2m1f, good-soft); off the mark at the 19th attempt when scoring at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) earlier this month; strong claims.

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 43

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Fair fourth on debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in December and ran to a similar level when third there (2m4f, soft) this month; his form is right up there with the best in the line-up and this well-bred 5yo may appreciate today's drop in trip; one to consider in first-time headgear.
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5th

4

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Patagonia

11st 6lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

All races on soft; fair effort from front when third at Sedgefield (2m4f) in March but no step forward when remote runner-up at Wetherby since (2m; cheekpieces added, retained); perhaps the change in surface will suit.

7/1

2nd

3

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Patagonia

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Fair fourth on debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in December and ran to a similar level when third there (2m4f, soft) this month; his form is right up there with the best in the line-up and this well-bred 5yo may appreciate today's drop in trip; one to consider in first-time headgear.

4/1

3rd

4

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Patagonia

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Clear signs of ability in similar event over C&D (soft) three months ago, finishing fourth; nicely bred and looks open to improvement with that debut experience under his belt; one to consider.

3/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5/4-7

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 7yo who has had an interrupted career; tailed off on hurdle debut in October but he showed promise in both bumpers and is in top hands; could bounce back with a big run in this modest race.
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5th

5

7th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Warwick

Quiet Flow

11st 4lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

3rd

4

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Quiet Flow

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Very lightly raced 7yo who has had an interrupted career; tailed off on hurdle debut in October but he showed promise in both bumpers and is in top hands; could bounce back with a big run in this modest race.

9/2

7th

6

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:50 Fontwell

Quiet Flow

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dispalyed clear promise in both bumpers, latterly when fourth at Doncaster (good to soft) in February after a long absence; today's hurdling debut comes after another layoff but he's in good hands and is from a good jumping family; no surprise if he features.

5/1

Form: /2-342 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Two-time bumper winner who has also shown promise on the Flat and over hurdles; has his limitations but his form reads well in today's context and he's a key player provided conditions suit (might not want soft ground).
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2nd

7

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

11st 4lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, slow jump 1st, pushed along before 2 out, soon switched left, went second after 2 out, pecked on landing last, ridden and ran on well run-in, no match for winner

50/1

5th

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Rory And Me

11st 1lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Placed in three of five hurdling attempts but well beaten in the other pair, including at Wetherby last month; place prospects again if returning to the form he showed when second at Newcastle in February.

4th

5

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Rory And Me

11st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Two-time bumper winner who has also shown promise on the Flat and over hurdles; has his limitations but his form reads well in today's context and he's a key player provided conditions suit (might not want soft ground).

4/1

Form: 342

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Two-time Flat winner (peak RPR 74) who has run some fair races in his short hurdling career; runner-up in Fakenham claimer (2m, good to soft) last time and might not be far away, but he's vulnerable to anything with potential; soft ground would be a likely negative.
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1st

1

(2)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Nottingham

Scudamore

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, dropped to midfield after 4f, ridden 3f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on strongly

14/1

4

(7)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Nottingham

Scudamore

9st 11lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jennie Candlish

1m4f and 1m6f AW wins when trainer by Ivan Furtado; good start over hurdles for current stable but form regressed in that sphere; not on a bad mark if the return to the Flat piques his interest.

12/1

8th

1

21st May 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:30 Stratford

Scudamore

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

Dual Flat winner (peak RPR 74) but he's not progressed in four runs over hurdles for new yard this year; went close in a Fakenham claimer (2m, good to soft) in March but he was tailed off in Wetherby maiden (8-1) last time; bit to prove again on handicap hurdle debut and others are preferred.

8/1

Form: 7

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pretty useful form when winning on the Flat in Ireland last May but he was tailed off on his last two runs in that code and suffered the same outcome at 66-1 on his recent stable/hurdle debut at Stratford.
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11th

6

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Druk

10st 11lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

4th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Druk

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

6th

11

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Druk

10st 10lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Oliver Greenall

Pretty useful form when winning on the Flat in Ireland last May but he was tailed off on his last two runs in that code and suffered the same outcome at 66-1 on his recent stable/hurdle debut at Stratford.

20/1

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
11.6f fast-ground Flat winner for Mark Johnston with a peak RPR of 74; tailed off at 33-1 on hurdle and stable debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) four weeks ago but could leave that behind when back on better ground.
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5th

11

9th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

19:05 Uttoxeter

Reams Of Love

10st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

towards rear of midfield, headway and went third home turn, went second and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost second omitted 2 out, lost two places and weakened omitted last

14/1

7th

12

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Reams Of Love

10st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

11.6f fast-ground Flat winner for Mark Johnston with a peak RPR of 74; tailed off at 33-1 on hurdle and stable debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) four weeks ago but could leave that behind when back on better ground.

33/1

7th

10

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Reams Of Love

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: D J Jeffreys

11.6f Flat winner for Mark Johnston with a peak RPR of 74; changed hands for £22,000 in December and gelded since; it's possible he'll make a hurdler but it's likely he'll need to improve for the switch of codes if he's to make a winning start in this line-up.

16/1

Form: 0

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam from a useful family but he was tailed off at 28-1 on debut in a bumper at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) in December; now goes hurdling.
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9

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Call Me Jezza

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

led, set good pace, ridden when headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

4th

2

6th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:25 Market Rasen

Call Me Jezza

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tjade Collier

9th

3

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell

Call Me Jezza

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

Form: -7PP48

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Unable to threaten in modest handicap hurdles this year and he's now 0-12 (0-7 over hurdles); hard to fancy.
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9th

8

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:42 Sedgefield

One Step Too Far

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Joanne Foster

Well handicapped but needs to improve on last two runs to take this.

20/1

2

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

One Step Too Far

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Joanne Foster

Unable to threaten in modest handicap hurdles this year and he's now 0-12 (0-7 over hurdles); hard to fancy.

200/1

8th

8

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

15:05 Newcastle

One Step Too Far

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Pulled up in first two handicap hurdles; bit better when fourth over 2m3f at Doncaster (good to soft) last time but she was beaten 20l; needs the drop back to 2m to spark improvement

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
0-6 on the Flat for Ivan Furtado with a peak RPR of 53; returns from an absence and he'd be a surprise winner on this hurdle/stable debut.
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8

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Toscan Genius

11st 6lb

J: Mr James Robottom

T: Mandy Rowland

0-6 on the Flat for Ivan Furtado with a peak RPR of 53; returns from an absence and he'd be a surprise winner on this hurdle/stable debut.

100/1

Form: 2/U6

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in bumper on debut in May 2016 but then absent until this month; early unseat on her comeback and finished tailed off at Hexham a fortnight ago; a dramatic turnaround is required from this 10yo.
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9

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Beautiful Mix

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mechie

Second in a bumper in 2016; has failed to complete in two of her three starts (novice/maiden company) since returning from a mammoth absence; it's difficult to assess exactly how much ability she retains; hooded for handicap debut.

40/1

9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Beautiful Mix

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Neil Mechie

Runner-up in bumper on debut in May 2016 but then absent until this month; early unseat on her comeback and finished tailed off at Hexham a fortnight ago; a dramatic turnaround is required from this 10yo.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in the Melrose at York on final run for Keith Dalgleish and, having changed hands for 8,000gns, it was the same story on last month's stable debut at Southwell; however, he makes his hurdle debut in race that won't take much winning, and he's entitled to respect based on last year's best Flat efforts (RPR 78); wears first-time cheekpieces.
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11

26th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Carn A Chlamain

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

towards rear of midfield, dropped to rear and ridden before 3 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out

8/1

2nd

8

25th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Warwick

Carn A Chlamain

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Took to hurdling right away with an easy Southwell success last month (2m, good); nothing's been able to frank that form since, and have to hope heat stress entirely explains away his subsequent flop under a penalty, but should be okay with tonight's longer trip (stays 1m6f on Flat).

6/1

5th

1

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Kempton

Carn A Chlamain

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

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Payout
Exacta £136.00
Straight Forecast £156.30
Trifecta £287.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Patagonia

SPOTLIGHT:

Spiritofthenorth

POSTDATA:

Rory And Me

The Guardian:

Carn A Chlamain

Daily Express:

Quiet Flow

The Times:

Patagonia

Daily Mirror:

Patagonia

The Sun:

Patagonia

Daily Mail:

Spiritofthenorth

The Star:

Spiritofthenorth

Telegraph:

Rory And Me

Daily Record:

Rory And Me