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17:15 Aintree

Good To Soft

Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’ And Amateur Riders’ Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25720
  • 2m 0f 103y
  • Class 2
  • 17 runners
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Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’ And Amateur Riders’ Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

(Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1-6413 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

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4

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Hacker Des Places

11st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Held on for neck win under regular rider Angus Cheleda at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) two weeks ago, building on his Ascot reappearance effort (behind Highway One O Two) and taking record to 5-11; appears to handle good ground; progressive sort who enters calculations under 5lb penalty.

1st

6

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Hacker Des Places

10st 11lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Ended last season with some very good efforts under Angus Cheleda, including one win on heavy and another in 16-runner handicap at Aintree festival (2m, good to soft) in April; good second to an easy winner at Ascot in October on return and may well be able to build on that; player.

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-9424 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

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10th

10

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Severance

11st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Close second to Cormier over C&D (good) in January and he was runner-up in two 16-runner handicaps in spring; returned from a break with a solid third of five at Ffos Las last month, when 6lb wrong at the weights, and he has sound each-way claims off his proper mark today.

10/1

3rd

5

9th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 2

15:10 Ffos Las

Severance

10st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, hit 2 out, soon ridden, 1 length down last, lost second final 110yds, kept on

9/2

2nd

12

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Severance

10st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -12331 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

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0

3

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Washington

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Two hurdle wins for Olly Murphy and plenty of good efforts in defeat, notably his third at Aintree in April; all form at 2m so bit to prove on chasing/stable debut but no doubting his ability; wind surgery.

11/4

9th

15

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:15 Haydock

Washington

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Filled third in a deep 2m handicap at Aintree's Grand National meeting for the second year running and conditions (soft) went against him last month; hasn't had much racing for a 7yo and he's one to consider.

10/1

3rd

21

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Washington

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Olly Murphy

Ran well (third off 3lb higher) in this race last year but that came off the back of a recent win; not sure to repeat that effort, having been absent since a well-held second in December; cheekpieces enlisted.

12/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 511 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 125

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No Results Found

Form: 122330 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

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6th

14

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Faivoir

10st 8lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Inconsistent and Harry Skelton rides stablemate L'Eau Du Sud, but he's just 2lb higher than when winning this last year (soft) and went very close off this mark in the Imperial Cup at Sandown (2m, soft) last Saturday, when perhaps in front longer than ideal (wandered a little); firmly in calculations.

11/1

2nd

3

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Faivoir

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

He has an in-and-out profile but is now just 2lb higher than when winning the County Hurdle at last season's Cheltenham Festival (2m1f, soft), and he was an encouraging fifth of 21 in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, heavy) last month; Harry Skelton rides; in the shake-up if he's on a going day.

9/1

5th

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Faivoir

11st 11lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Ended last season with a narrow success in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham off 3lb lower; harder to fancy on the balance of his form this term, most recently well held in the Ascot contest won by Luccia.

66/1

Form: -31P12 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

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4th

18

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Lively Citizen

10st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: D J Jeffreys

In good form after a narrow Ffos Las win (2m, heavy) but 2lb badly in under a penalty and he tends to fall short in really competitive races, such as this one in 2022 and when well held in the Imperial Cup in March.

25/1

1st

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Lively Citizen

11st 11lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: D J Jeffreys

Runner-up off today's mark at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last month and ran big race before weakening into seventh in Imperial Cup at Sandown (2m, soft) three weeks ago; unraced on heavy ground but still makes appeal here.

5/2

Form: 323U51 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

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1st

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:38 Fontwell

Thibault

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Adam West

set steady pace, increased tempo after 3 out, ridden when faced challenge after 2 out, kept on well final 110yds

5/1

5th

3

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Thibault

10st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Versatile ground-wise; multiple wins for yard include a 2m handicap on the Flat at Chepstow in April 2022 but his latest win was over hurdles that May and he hasn't shone so far this year; others more obvious.

12/1

Form: 135F-

Last run: 372 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

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3rd

6

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:25 Kempton

Gipsy De Choisel

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Campaigned at about 2m in Britain, winning at Warwick (good) last May; no progress in two runs since but may be ready for a crack at this longer distance; French win came over 2m3f; not dismissed.

6/1

6th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Gipsy De Choisel

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Looked good from the front in small field at Warwick (2m, good; 5lb higher today) last May in his second handicap; ran as though the race would bring him on when fair fifth at Ascot in November; off another 106 days but lightly raced and could be capable of better.

4/1

5

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 2

16:10 Huntingdon

Gipsy De Choisel

11st 1lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Remains lightly raced; looked good at Warwick in May (2m, good) and ran as though the race would bring him on when fifth on his Ascot return; that was in mid-November and off since, but hard to rule out.

8/1

Form: 315321 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

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6th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Just The Man

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Has C&D form; not ruled out from a handicapping viewpoint but losing run has lasted nearly two years and all best efforts on good ground.

16/1

10th

13

(9)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Just The Man

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Placed twice over hurdles in 2023 (absent since July); not seen on Flat since 2022 and it's a very long time since his last success under this code; others preferred.

33/1

5th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Just The Man

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Not as good as he was but handicapped accordingly now; posted sound effort when third over C&D (good) ten days ago and is an obvious contender if in similar form again; best on good ground.

6/1

Form: -1312F D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

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10th

7

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Richmond Lake

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Landed four-timer with easy win in desperate conditions on Mildmay course here (2m4f, heavy) in December, and he's just 1lb higher today; however, he hasn't hit the same heights since and needs to get back to his best.

25/1

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Richmond Lake

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead with winner, not fluent 4 out, pushed along 2 out, no extra when lost third before last, weakened and fell last

3/1

9th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Richmond Lake

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has won five handicaps in the north since last January (one hurdle) but off a career-high mark he was brought back down to earth at Cheltenham on New Year's Day (2m4f, heavy); looks very vulnerable here under his big weight, especially trying 3m for the first time under rules; probably best on softer ground as well.

25/1

Form: /1110- D

Last run: 537 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

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9th

4

(1)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

15:15 Catterick

Marine One

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Dr Richard Newland

midfield, towards rear with one circuit to go, pushed along and struggling from over 5f out, soon beaten, tailed off

7/1

5

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

14:29 Cartmel

Marine One

11st 8lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Dr Richard Newland

always towards rear, slightly hampered 1st, slow jump 2nd, pulled up after 2 out

20/1

2

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Worcester

Marine One

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, blundered 2nd, soon dropped to last and detached, mistake 8th, soon pulled up, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding bled from the nose)

9/1

Form: 640929 D

Last run: 133 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

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13th

1

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Due Reward

12st 0lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: L J Morgan

Two chase starts since landing a 2m4f point both blighted by a refusal to settle, so some risks attached; current hurdles mark pales next to the mid-130s RPRs he was capable of in Ireland up to mid-2021, however.

7/1

3rd

1

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

15:50 Market Rasen

Due Reward

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, prominent, niggled along after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

6/1

Form: 4P3U45 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

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6th

1

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:45 Newcastle

Antey

12st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

His mark continues to tumble but it's a long time since this 10yo posed a threat and others make greater appeal.

20/1

2

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Antey

12st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Makes quick reappearance after struggling from out of the weights in good-quality 2m4f contest here on New Year's Day; will find this race easier but is patently not the force of old and others in this line-up have much more persuasive profiles.

25/1

7th

9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

13:35 Musselburgh

Antey

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

10yo who has been regressive and, although he took a step back in the right direction over hurdles here last time, he didn't shape as though a win was imminent; 7lb out of the handicap now back over fences and others preferred.

33/1

Form: F-6P42 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

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5th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Alberts Back

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

held up in last, lost touch from 3 out, never on terms

9/1

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

Alberts Back

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Mudlark who has won five times over hurdles, four of them here; 0-5 over fences and was under pressure some way out when only fourth of five finishers at Haydock in December; dropped 4lb as a result but needs to raise his game.

14/1

4th

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Alberts Back

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

Mudlark who has won five times over hurdles, including over 2m3f on heavy ground here; has shown some fair form in four runs over fences, but hasn't run in a chase since February 2020; others stronger.

12/1

Form: 228-01 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

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6th

2

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 3f 92y

14:20 Clonmel

Mandarin Monarch

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Norman Lee

Bits and pieces of form since winning a 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in March; well beaten on his stable debut at Galway two weeks ago; others preferred here.

20/1

8th

3

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 19y

13:50 Galway

Mandarin Monarch

11st 11lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

midfield early, raced in last when not fluent and pushed along 3 out, no impression when mistake and ridden briefly last

7/1

3rd

14

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Bellewstown

Mandarin Monarch

10st 6lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent early, went modest second when not fluent 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, keeping on but held when not fluent last, no extra when lost second final strides

9/2

Form: 0-3661 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

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7th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Homme Public

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has won three of four chases at about 2m (good and good to soft) this season but the luck was with him on one occasion and he didn't need to improve to win at Doncaster in March; has more to do here and he bypassed two soft-ground races last term, so the state of the ground is a worry.

9/1

1st

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Homme Public

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Took well to fences in the autumn but was fortunate to collect a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and was probably only third best on merit when second in small-field contest on latest outing; may find that others are better handicapped.

11/4

2nd

1

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

13:55 Ascot

Homme Public

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won on chase debut in Wetherby handicap (1m7f, good) in October and followed up in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); benefited from the leader's final-fence unseat last time but the handicapper has barely reacted and he could have more to offer over fences; solid contender.

7/4

Form: 106-06 D

Last run: 161 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

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11th

11

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Red Force One

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, however.

66/1

7

(1)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Force One

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, though, and hard to enthuse; regular cheekpieces discarded.

33/1

8th

9

(7)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Force One

8st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Philip Kirby

in rear

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £663.00
Straight Forecast £594.00
Tricast £3628.10
Trifecta £5557.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Whizz Kid

Daily Mail:

Lively Citizen

RP Ratings:

Faivoir

WEST COUNTRY:

Severance

The Sun:

Richmond Lake

Daily Record:

Washington

Telegraph:

Gipsy De Choisel

The Times:

Whizz Kid

Daily Mirror:

Whizz Kid

Daily Express:

Lively Citizen

The Star:

Lively Citizen

TOPSPEED:

Faivoir

POSTDATA:

Faivoir

The Guardian:

Severance