April 21 / 13.30 Perth

13.30 Perth

Good To Soft

William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3975.58
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 007243

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Made stable debut at Kelso (2m6f, good to soft) recently and his 21l third of nine wasn't a bad performance given that he raced freely; today's drop back in trip can help but he could do with settling better if he's break his duck under rules at the 18th time of asking.
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1st

11

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Half Shot

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Made stable debut at Kelso (2m6f, good to soft) recently and his 21l third of nine wasn't a bad performance given that he raced freely; today's drop back in trip can help but he could do with settling better if he's break his duck under rules at the 18th time of asking.

14/1

3rd

3

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Half Shot

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won a point in 2020 but he is 0-11 over hurdles and 0-5 over fences, all in Ireland; usually hooded; most form makes him look very vulnerable but he was runner-up twice last spring (once at 2m6f) and also this February on penultimate start; others preferred.

8/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1-1525 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Below best at Uttoxeter last month but soft ground may not have suited; won C&D maiden hurdle (good to soft) at this meeting last year and he was a creditable second at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in January in his second handicap; reverts to better ground and could bounce back with a big run.
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2nd

1

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Jetaway Joey

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Below best at Uttoxeter last month but soft ground may not have suited; won C&D maiden hurdle (good to soft) at this meeting last year and he was a creditable second at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in January in his second handicap; reverts to better ground and could bounce back with a big run.

7/1

5th

11

19th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

15:00 Uttoxeter

Jetaway Joey

10st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

The second of two non-handicap wins last year came over C&D; has held his own in two handicaps, in the latest beaten 6l by one who has progressed further; still early days and may have some room to manoeuvre off this mark.

12/1

2nd

4

20th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Jetaway Joey

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Seemingly aided by addition of cheekpieces when winning two novice events last year (both 2m4f, good to soft), and was very respectable fifth in Ascot handicap (2m5f, good to soft) last month; might better the latest run if he settles better this time; enters calculations.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 5-F944 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
10yo who has a modest 2-40 strike-rate but one of those wins came here and he was a creditable fourth from 2lb out of the handicap on his recent stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); might not be far away.
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3rd

2

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:17 Perth

Castletown

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, disputing second 12th, ridden home turn, stayed on but not pace to challenge

9/4

2nd

4

29th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Castletown

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

7/4

1st

3

4th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Castletown

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Form: 671231

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Improving steadily and made it two wins from his last four starts when scoring by a neck under Conor Rabbitt at Doncaster (2m, soft) last month; up 6lb but he was clear with the runner-up; stays 2m4f and is also effective on good ground; respected.
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4th

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Universal Folly

11st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Improving steadily and made it two wins from his last four starts when scoring by a neck under Conor Rabbitt at Doncaster (2m, soft) last month; up 6lb but he was clear with the runner-up; stays 2m4f and is also effective on good ground; respected.

11/2

1st

7

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:45 Doncaster

Universal Folly

11st 6lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Belatedly opened his hurdling account at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in October and made the frame on both subsequent outings, including a close second under Conor Rabbitt two starts ago; probably won't be far away.

5/1

3rd

1

9th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Ayr

Universal Folly

12st 12lb

His profile can be up and down but he won at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in October and went close at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) last month; strong claims if good recent form continues.

11/4

Form: 7-8333 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Has a regressive profile but he posted some fair efforts at the start of this year and he's continued to drop down the weights; has had wind surgery since his last outing and he's not ruled out.
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8th

11

13th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Aintree

Theatre Legend

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Chris Grant

5th

2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Theatre Legend

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Chris Grant

Has a regressive profile but he posted some fair efforts at the start of this year and he's continued to drop down the weights; has had wind surgery since his last outing and he's not ruled out.

9/1

3rd

3

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 3

15:10 Newcastle

Theatre Legend

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

Made all to win this race off a 5lb higher mark last year; hasn't scored since, but fair third here last time (Minella Plus well back in fourth); worth considering.

15/8

Form: 232142 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Has won two juvenile hurdles this season (1m7f, good/good to soft) and he was second off this mark in a 4yo handicap at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) last month; he was a strong stayer over 1m4f on the Flat in France and today's step up in trip may facilitate some improvement.
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6th

10

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Collingham

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has won two juvenile hurdles this season (1m7f, good/good to soft) and he was second off this mark in a 4yo handicap at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) last month; he was a strong stayer over 1m4f on the Flat in France and today's step up in trip may facilitate some improvement.

9/1

2nd

2

25th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

13:45 Musselburgh

Collingham

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Two odds-on wins this season, over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle debut at Catterick (1m7f, good) last month; heavy ground may have been too much for him at Haydock last time and he could have a part to play sporting first-time cheekpieces on his handicap debut.

6/1

4th

1

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Collingham

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Pretty useful French Flat winner; odds-on when he won well at Musselburgh and Catterick in the first and latest of his five starts over hurdles; places in between (one on soft) were solid efforts but suggest limitations, so he may well have to settle for minor honours here as well.

12/1

Form: 553P35 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Mixed fortunes over fences, with jumping an issue; however, he's 12lb lower over hurdles than when a fair third in a handicap chase at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January, and he won a maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, good) last June and his last attempt in this discipline; a possible.
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8th

2

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:45 Market Rasen

O Connell Street

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

always towards rear, tailed off

20/1

7th

1

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Worcester

O Connell Street

11st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Kevin Frost

7th

9

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

O Connell Street

11st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Kevin Frost

Mixed fortunes over fences, with jumping an issue; however, he's 12lb lower over hurdles than when a fair third in a handicap chase at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January, and he won a maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, good) last June and his last attempt in this discipline; a possible.

14/1

Form: 44F134

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
In good form in autumn and returned from a break with a creditable fourth at Newcastle (2m4f, good) last month; unexposed at this distance and he could build on that latest performance; his Devon trainer does well here.
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4th

9

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Theocrat

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

8th

6

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Theocrat

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

In good form in autumn and returned from a break with a creditable fourth at Newcastle (2m4f, good) last month; unexposed at this distance and he could build on that latest performance; his Devon trainer does well here.

7/1

4th

1

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:50 Newcastle

Theocrat

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Won at Worcester (2m, good) in September and good third behind highly progressive winner at Huntingdon (2m, good) in October; has had a break since but he stays well on the Flat and has shaped as though he could improve for this step up in trip; player if primed for his return.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-9721

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles in Kelso novice (2m, good) last month, displaying a determined attitude; could do with jumping with greater fluency but this lightly raced 5yo has obvious scope for improvement, including at today's longer trip; on the shortlist on handicap debut.
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9th

8

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Limerick Leader

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles in Kelso novice (2m, good) last month, displaying a determined attitude; could do with jumping with greater fluency but this lightly raced 5yo has obvious scope for improvement, including at today's longer trip; on the shortlist on handicap debut.

13/2

1st

5

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

13:00 Kelso

Limerick Leader

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Runner-up in an Irish bumper; improved on the form of his hurdles debut when second of five at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft; 22-1) last month, staying on; looks the pick of the Rose Dobbin runners.

5/2

3

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

13:58 Newcastle

Limerick Leader

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Runner-up in an Irish bumper; improved on hurdles debut effort when second at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, soft); one to consider.

5/1

Form: 54P767 C

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has struggled on his four starts for this yard, the first his chase debut then back over hurdles on his last three outings (soft/good to soft); however, all of his best form has come on good ground so the drying conditions are in his favour, and he's well handicapped; interesting after a break.
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1st

3

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

16:45 Market Rasen

Ask Paddington

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

chased leaders, went second before 2 out, led just after 2 out, ridden out run-in

6/4

1st

3

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

15:10 Hexham

Ask Paddington

11st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in last, headway and going easily after 3 out, went third before 2 out, shaken up and outpaced home turn, ridden and went second approaching last, kept on well against near rail run-in, led inside final 110yds, cosily

13/8

3rd

8

28th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

15:19 Cartmel

Ask Paddington

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

20/1

Form: 4-5612 D BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Returned from some time off to win at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) in February and bumped into a rejuvenated winner when runner-up there (2m4f, soft) a fortnight later; has a good record there but can also be effective elsewhere (and on good ground); could go well on first run at Perth.
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6th

4

(2)

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

19:00 Musselburgh

I’m To Blame

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

soon led, headed and lost two places after 2f, pushed along with one circuit to go, dropped to midfield and ridden 6f out, well behind from 2f out, burst blood vessel

7/1

6th

1

(2)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 5

15:40 Haydock

I’m To Blame

10st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

7th

1

(9)

9th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

I’m To Blame

10st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Form: 987853 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
His Irish wins came on good ground and he returned to form when back on such a surface at Southwell (2m4f) last month, finishing a close third; having hung right in the closing stages last time he may benefit from the reapplied cheekpieces today; could again be thereabouts.
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8th

1

(4)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

17:20 Chester

Lignou

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Jennie Candlish

towards rear of midfield, ridden and dropped to last over 3f out, soon got well behind

10/1

2nd

5

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:20 Uttoxeter

Lignou

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in behind leaders, disputing third 3rd, ridden omitted 3 out, went second run-in, kept on

13/2

12th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Lignou

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

His Irish wins came on good ground and he returned to form when back on such a surface at Southwell (2m4f) last month, finishing a close third; having hung right in the closing stages last time he may benefit from the reapplied cheekpieces today; could again be thereabouts.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £373.00
Straight Forecast £443.90
Tricast £3656.80
Trifecta £2789.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Theatre Legend

TOPSPEED:

Collingham

Daily Record:

Limerick Leader

The Guardian:

Universal Folly

Daily Mirror:

Jetaway Joey

WEST COUNTRY:

Theocrat

The Times:

O Connell Street

RP Ratings:

Lignou

SPOTLIGHT:

Ask Paddington

POSTDATA:

Castletown

The Star:

Collingham

Daily Mail:

Theatre Legend

Daily Express:

Theatre Legend

The Sun:

Theatre Legend