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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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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Half Shot

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.

25/1

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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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

17:45 Cheltenham

Jetaway Joey

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Mrs G Ellis

Quite useful when with Olly Murphy, for whom he won a bumper and two hurdles; beat a respected opponent (in a match) to bring up a belated hat-trick in points 41 days ago and can see him going well.

100/30

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

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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5th

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Castletown

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Veteran with an ordinary strike-rate but does like these conditions; should be better for a recent spin over hurdles but surprise if there's not one or two too good back over fences.

7/1

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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1

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Universal Folly

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Left Nicky Richards after finishing tailed off in the Edinburgh National (3m7f) in February; bang there in his previous handicaps (2m4f-3m1f) and possible player off this mark if back to that level.

9/1

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Universal Folly

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear

7/1

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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5th

3

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Theatre Legend

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Ran a mighty race on his return from a mammoth absence when going close over C&D and probably produced a similar performance at Musselburgh last time as that was a Class 3; a 10yo now but has claims.

13/2

6th

5

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Theatre Legend

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Ran a mighty race on his return from a mammoth absence when going close at Sedgefield (2m4f, good; off 4lb lower); back in trip in a loftier grade now and he'll need to back that up.

5/1

2nd

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Theatre Legend

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Two ordinary runs following wind surgery in March 2022; off for 508 days and plenty to prove.

20/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap off 11lb higher under Charlie Maggs at Musselburgh 14 months ago so the ability is there; however, last season didn't really get off the ground and he tried two different types of headgear.

9/1

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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Verdict Starting price

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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6th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Limerick Leader

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to score over fences but he got back on track in a change of headgear (visor replaced cheekpieces) when second of nine in 2m4f handicap chase at Musselburgh three weeks ago; he needs to back it up with visor again sported.

2/1

2nd

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Limerick Leader

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Now 8lb lower than when going close at Newcastle (2m4f, good) last May and he's also effective on soft ground; however, his subsequent form hasn't come up to scratch and a revival is needed in a chance of headgear.

16/1

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

1

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

14:06 Market Rasen

Ask Paddington

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in last, pushed along and headway 2 out, not clear run and hampered approaching last, ridden to challenge run-in, kept on well and led towards finish

7/2

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

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

7

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Thirsk

Im To Blame

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f, went clear after 3f, much reduced lead over 7f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased

20/1

4

(12)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Im To Blame

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Keith Dalgleish

A fairly useful winner over hurdles but he's yet to translate that form to this sphere; tried in a hood when only ninth in 2m Newcastle handicap 38 days ago; tumbling in the weights but still needs to show more.

14/1

9th

7

(12)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Im To Blame

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Keith Dalgleish

held up in rear, some headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

12/1

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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6th

5

15th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Lignou

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent in chasing group, hit 3rd, ridden and lost ground 2 out, soon weakened

16/1

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

6th

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

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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