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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3730.5
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 8-8854

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Yet to win but isn't fully exposed and wasn't disgraced behind Court At Slip on handicap debut over C&D last time (first run since wind tweaked); should be closer between the pair.

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6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Sole win over 2m4f at Newcastle in April 2022; has blown hot and cold in 2023 and soft ground isn't necessarily a plus; cheekpieces refitted.

13/2

4th

6

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

prominent on outer, in touch with leaders 7th, dropped to rear when not fluent 11th, lost touch from 13th

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 49771 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Trainer in good form and stepped up a fair way on form of handicap debut (behind Court At Slip) to win over this trip at Hexham last time; 7lb higher but probably capable of better.

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16th

11

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Johnsons Blue

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Boasts an excellent (8-15) strike-rate over hurdles and posted a career best when winning ten-runner race at Doncaster (3m, soft; length down when left clear two out) in February; has a good attitude and may not have reached his ceiling just yet, but this is more competitive and he's up 5lb.

25/1

1st

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Johnsons Blue

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1st

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 216755

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Bumper/triple hurdle winner who hasn't been at best on last three starts (including a run over fences); still to prove stamina so enough to take on trust in refitted cheekpieces.

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4th

7

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:18 Hexham

Pateen

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Record of 5-35 over hurdles showed that he can pop up now and then, as he did over C&D in May; has continued to run to form since that and could emulate his effort in this 12 months ago, when he finished second.

9/2

3rd

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Pateen

11st 7lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced slightly wide, in touch with leaders

8/1

6th

7

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Pateen

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Five-time hurdles winner at up to an extended 2m1f, though can stay further; another perfectly solid effort at Perth latest (trainer-ridden) and was still up to defying a low-90s official mark last summer; chance.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 567F01 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Improved form to win over C&D on third handicap start last time; 8lb higher and interesting to see if that can be built on; claims if it can.

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3rd

4

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

Court At Slip

11st 3lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

7yo who made it four wins from his nine chase starts when scoring at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; won over 3m3f at Sedgefield last March, which is as far as he's gone previously, and he could continue to improve.

5/1

1st

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Court At Slip

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Won three times under regular rider William Easterby during last season's first campaign over fences (2m7f-3m3f, good-soft; including C&D) and also ran well on heavy; reappeared with fair fourth at Catterick three weeks ago and could show the benefit of that outing today; one to consider.

11/2

4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Court At Slip

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, lost position gradually before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no telling impression

5/1

Form: 4F0-52

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Slipped in the weights and shaped with much more encouragement back up in trip over C&D on good last time (winner since run creditably, third since won); interesting runner.

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4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Get With It

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Both wins were 2022 and he's now 9lb below his last winning mark; visored last three starts and opposable judged on C&D effort (on soft) latest start, but another C&D run the time before gives him a squeak.

7/1

5th

3

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

12:10 Musselburgh

Get With It

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: Rose Dobbin

Two-time chase winner who continues to drop down the weights and didn't run badly when fifth over C&D latest; however, he was beaten about 10l that day and has something to find with the winner Deep Charm, and others too.

8/1

Form: 3-0690 C

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Both victories came over 2m here; out of sorts since last win but has plummeted in the weights and is worth a try over 2m4f; one to note in the market; trainer won this last year and with Ex S'Elance, who had fallen considerably in the weights in 2019.

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9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Ilaya

10st 13lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

raced in last

14/1

11th

4

17th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

20:38 Hexham

Ilaya

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Form: 523159 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual good-ground winner last year but, although not totally disgraced on either of last two hurdle starts, she'll have to raise game if she's to return to winning ways this time.

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6th

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Misscarlett

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

in rear on outer

66/1

Form: 94P097 D

Last run: 110 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Only one hurdle win from 29 career starts but soundly beaten since that Clonmel success in 2020 and, although he's had a wind op, he makes little appeal.

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4

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Casamari Abbey

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon West

1-34 under rules, 1-16 over hurdles and 0-11 as a chaser; did finish second over 2m1f at Cartmel in June but below that level since, hurdling and chasing.

6/1

3rd

7

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Casamari Abbey

10st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon West

prominent, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, held when left in modest third 2 out

7/2

5th

8

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:00 Market Rasen

Casamari Abbey

10st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon West

prominent, going okay but lost position after 5th, hit 7th, headway after 9th, pushed along when short of room and mistake 2 out, soon lost ground, no extra approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

2/1

Form: 612P10

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won over 3m and 3m3f on good but soundly beaten at Hexham last time and drop to this trip isn't certain to suit; others make more appeal.

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5th

7

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Golden Chancer

10st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

didn't jump with fluency, in rear throughout, tailed off final circuit, bled from the nose

6/1

6th

7

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Golden Chancer

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

jumped left, prominent, led 2nd, briefly headed with one circuit to go, ridden after 4 out, headed and lost second 2 out, soon weakened

11/2

3rd

6

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

3m 3f 9y

Class 4

16:05 Sedgefield

Golden Chancer

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

led, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, soon weakened

6/1

Form: -4545P

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Stamina in pedigree but didn't get home over trip just shy of 3m here on penultimate start (handicap debut) and well beaten in heavy last time; plenty to prove at present.

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7

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Black Minster

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Peter Atkinson

Stamina in pedigree but didn't get home over trip just shy of 3m here on penultimate start (handicap debut) and well beaten in heavy last time; plenty to prove at present.

25/1

6

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:22 Wetherby

Black Minster

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Peter Atkinson

AW bumper winner who has been soundly beaten on all five hurdle starts; however, he ran well for a long way until fading quickly on his recent handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f, good), and today's distance could be just what he needs; has shown some promise on soft ground.

14/1

5th

6

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Black Minster

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

Only glimpses of ability in three runs in maiden/novice company over 2m/2m4f; longer trip may eke out improvement on handicap debut but it will need to do.

12/1

Form: 77368/

Last run: 1333 days

W: 10st 5lb

12 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner who hasn't been seen under rules since 2018; soundly beaten both point runs in 2020 and not seen since; has changed stables but no appeal back over hurdles.

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10

18th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:50 Southwell

Mirs Choice

10st 3lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: David Thompson

Won two of her 35 point-to-points; pulled up back over hurdles on stable debut last month; others stronger.

33/1

11

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Mirs Choice

10st 5lb

J: William Shanahan

T: David Thompson

Dual point winner who hasn't been seen under rules since 2018; soundly beaten both point runs in 2020 and not seen since; has changed stables but no appeal back over hurdles.

50/1

Form: 3067P

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed ability on debut in Sedgefield bumper but soundly beaten next time and for all starts over hurdles; switch to handicaps could suit and gets cheekpieces but would want to see plenty of market confidence.

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5

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:50 Hexham

Uncle Gez

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

12

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Uncle Gez

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

Showed ability on debut in Sedgefield bumper but soundly beaten next time and for all starts over hurdles; switch to handicaps could suit and gets cheekpieces but would want to see plenty of market confidence.

20/1

9

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Uncle Gez

11st 12lb

Fair third on debut in Sedgefield bumper last May but well beaten at triple-figure odds on his three runs since (over hurdles the last twice).

100/1

Form: 648-88

Last run: 112 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Similar type to Uncle Gez in that he showed ability in bumper on debut but has shown little since; tongue-tied but enough to take on trust back up in trip after break for handicap debut.

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13

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Ballytobin

10st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

Similar type to Uncle Gez in that he showed ability in bumper on debut but has shown little since; tongue-tied but enough to take on trust back up in trip after break for handicap debut.

20/1

8th

4

18th Dec 2021

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

12:00 Newcastle

Ballytobin

10st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

Well held in two bumpers and two novice hurdles; unlikely to be of interest until tackling handicaps.

50/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Get With It

RP Ratings:

Warriors Story

SPOTLIGHT:

Ilaya

The Sun:

Misscarlett

The Star:

Warriors Story

Telegraph:

Get With It

The Guardian:

Get With It

Daily Mail:

Get With It

Daily Express:

Get With It

Daily Mirror:

Get With It

Daily Record:

Get With It