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In Loving Memory Of Mick Hayward Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5609.38
  • 2m 5f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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In Loving Memory Of Mick Hayward Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6UP24-

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Hit a flat spot on final circuit and was just a respectable fourth here (2m3f, good to soft) on handicap debut in March but moves up in trip again today and remains unexposed; could have a say.
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1st

8

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:59 Fontwell

The Height Of Fame

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

Unexposed mare who confirmed the promise of her handicap debut effort here in March (2m3f, good to soft) when running out the easy winner of a C&D handicap 25 days ago, drawing away after jumping the last; up 9lb for her troubles but still has time to do better; key player.

13/8

1st

11

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

The Height Of Fame

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

Hit a flat spot on final circuit and was just a respectable fourth here (2m3f, good to soft) on handicap debut in March but moves up in trip again today and remains unexposed; could have a say.

6/1

2nd

10

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

The Height Of Fame

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Keiran Burke

Has shown just a modicum of ability and she hasn't completed the course at triple-figure odds on either of her outings over hurdles; needs the fitting of cheekpieces to have a transformative effect.

66/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: /6075-

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Well-beaten outsider on all three hurdling starts (2m1f-2m4f) last season; makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and with cheekpieces fitted but still needs to take a good step forward; 2lb out of the weights.
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6th

10

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:59 Fontwell

What’s My Line

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

Ran better with cheekpieces tried for the first time (retained) when second to The Height Of Fame over C&D this month; 9lb better off today but he was readily left behind by the winner on the run in.

8/1

2nd

12

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

What’s My Line

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

Well-beaten outsider on all three hurdling starts (2m1f-2m4f) last season; makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and with cheekpieces fitted but still needs to take a good step forward; 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

5th

9

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:00 Fontwell

What’s My Line

11st 6lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

Big prices when tailed off on both starts over hurdles; handicap option open to him after this.

66/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 7564-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Five-time Flat winner at up to 1m6f; yet to make a splash over hurdles but ran well for a long way when fourth here (2m1f, good) on last month's handicap debut and looks interesting over today's longer trip.
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3rd

2

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Beat The Heat

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Jim Boyle

prominent, led 3rd, ridden 2 out, 1 length ahead when awkward jump last, soon headed and lost second, kept on

3/1

3rd

5

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:28 Fontwell

Beat The Heat

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Jim Boyle

raced wide, prominent, ridden after 3 out, disputing second when mistake 2 out, held when not fluent last, no extra when lost second run-in

4/1

7th

7

18th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

20:20 Southwell

Beat The Heat

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Jim Boyle

Form: 53445-

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Placed in 2m maiden in Ireland last summer but well beaten on all three starts for current stable, the last twice in handicaps (2m/2m1f); moves up in trip again here.
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4th

5

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Shirocco’s Delight

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anna Newton-Smith

Placed in 2m maiden in Ireland last summer but well beaten on all three starts for current stable, the last twice in handicaps (2m/2m1f); moves up in trip again here.

33/1

5th

3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:27 Plumpton

Shirocco’s Delight

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anna Newton-Smith

4th

3

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Lingfield

Shirocco’s Delight

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Anna Newton-Smith

Irish form for Seamus Fahey does not make this look a great mark and he was tailed off in C&D novice three weeks ago for new yard; the positive is that this is his handicap debut.

25/1

Form: 50241- C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Came good over hurdles at sixth attempt, with clearcut 3m2f course win (good ground) last month; went up 8lb for that but ought to cope with today's drop back in trip; likely contender.
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10th

7

28th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

19:30 Ffos Las

Rubys Reward

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

11/2

5th

9

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Rubys Reward

10st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Came good over hurdles at sixth attempt, with clearcut 3m2f course win (good ground) last month; went up 8lb for that but ought to cope with today's drop back in trip; likely contender.

9/4

1st

7

8th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:10 Fontwell

Rubys Reward

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

OUR TIP

Form: 67/14/ D

Last run: 643 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won by over 4l off today's mark on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July 2020; not seen since finishing fourth at Southwell later that month but could still have potential; market may guide.
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5th

6

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Worcester

Tara Niece

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield, pushed along and headway home turn, went third 2 out, soon ridden, held when not fluent last, soon no extra

10/1

3rd

4

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:59 Fontwell

Tara Niece

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Emma Lavelle

Off the mark at the second attempt for this yard when winning a Newton Abbot handicap in July 2020 (2m5f, good; first-time hood); had a 643-day absence prior to returning over C&D this month, leaving the impression she retained some ability; no surprise to see an improved showing today.

10/1

6th

3

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Tara Niece

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Emma Lavelle

Won by over 4l off today's mark on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July 2020; not seen since finishing fourth at Southwell later that month but could still have potential; market may guide.

5/1

Form: 5074P-

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Displayed minor promise in a bumper/over hurdles last season but struggled (albeit on soft ground) when upped to 2m5f for handicap debut in March; huge leap of faith needed to support him here.
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4th

7

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Worcester

Jack The Farmer

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Lund

led at slow pace, quickened 3 out, ridden 2 out, hard pressed last, headed run-in, weakened final 110yds

12/1

5th

7

21st May 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:30 Stratford

Jack The Farmer

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Lund

Nine-race maiden who has struggled at big prices since switched to handicapping (2m5f, soft/good)) in his last two starts; was tailed off at Fontwell last time and needs a major transformation back at this trip; new headgear.

25/1

7th

6

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Jack The Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Ben Lund

Displayed minor promise in a bumper/over hurdles last season but struggled (albeit on soft ground) when upped to 2m5f for handicap debut in March; huge leap of faith needed to support him here.

33/1

Form: 378-

Last run: 95 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Kept on for modest third against own age-group on hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m, good) in October but well beaten on both starts for new stable during the winter; improvement required on today's handicap debut.
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8th

10

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Great Commission

10st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Jo Davis

Kept on for modest third against own age-group on hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m, good) in October but well beaten on both starts for new stable during the winter; improvement required on today's handicap debut.

20/1

8th

9

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

12:38 Uttoxeter

Great Commission

10st 7lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jo Davis

Close up in a 1m2f novice on the Flat and didn't run badly on his hurdling debut when with Ben Haslam; left that yard for 18,000gns and, having led at one point, he was tailed off in a juvenile hurdle two months ago; now in cheekpieces.

33/1

7th

5

2nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

12:52 Market Rasen

Great Commission

10st 12lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jo Davis

Close third in Flat novice race in September (1m2f, soft; RPR 61) and made reasonably encouraging hurdle debut when third (albeit well held) for Ben Haslam at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in October; changed hands for 18,000gns soon afterwards; has realistic each-way claims here.

20/1

Form: 35P60-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Raced too freely and was well beaten last month, after a break, but is well handicapped on last summer's Irish form and is unexposed over this sort of trip; impossible to rule out.
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10

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell

Full Aux Rois

11st 1lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

led at fast pace, went clear 2nd, 12 lengths ahead 4th, reduced lead 5th, reminders 7th, headed and weakened quickly home turn, mistake 2 out, soon eased and pulled up

16/1

4

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:41 Newton Abbot

Full Aux Rois

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Neil Mulholland

raced freely, led, soon went clear, much reduced lead after 4th, headed 3 out, soon lost position and dropped to rear, tailed off when pulled up 2 out

10/1

4th

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:52 Stratford

Full Aux Rois

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

Well beaten after racing too freely in two handicaps this spring and now 0-11 over hurdles but some of last year's respectable form suggests he can feature here if he settles better this time; hood/tongue-tie removed.

Form: 33474-

Last run: 62 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Fairly consistent in 2021 but safely held on both appearances this year and now 0-14 over hurdles; will appreciate today's drop in grade but needs to up his game.
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1

25th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:32 Newton Abbot

Steady Away

12st 0lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Consistent last year but below par so far in 2022 and he was beaten when unseating at Fontwell last time; down another 4lb.

8/1

1

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Steady Away

12st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Fairly consistent in 2021 but safely held on both appearances this year and now 0-14 over hurdles; will appreciate today's drop in grade but needs to up his game.

8/1

Form: 62450-

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Went close in Irish claiming hurdle in this month last year but well below that form on all three British starts, most recently when beaten about 91l on handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good) last month.
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6th

4

27th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Fama Et Gloria

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Hawker

prominent, not fluent 9th, ridden when hit 2 out, soon weakened

20/1

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Fama Et Gloria

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Michael Hawker

Went close in Irish claiming hurdle in this month last year but well below that form on all three British starts, most recently when beaten about 91l on handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good) last month.

33/1

Form: 71F0P- CD

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Rallied gamely for narrow C&D (soft) win off today's mark in October and should be okay on today's faster ground but ran poorly on latest outing two months ago and is far too inconsistent to rely upon.
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7th

12

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Worcester

Black Lightning

10st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th, weakened 3 out

33/1

9th

9

18th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

20:20 Southwell

Black Lightning

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

8

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Black Lightning

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Rallied gamely for narrow C&D (soft) win off today's mark in October and should be okay on today's faster ground but ran poorly on latest outing two months ago and is far too inconsistent to rely upon.

10/1

Form: P46PP-

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Struggled when 50-1 for Chepstow handicap last month and has now been unplaced all nine hurdling starts; 5lb out of the weights here; can't be recommended.
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5th

6

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:35 Fontwell

Lightning Bug

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Suzy Smith

held up in behind leaders, some headway 8th, soon ridden, left in fourth 3 out, weakened home turn, tailed off

50/1

13

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Lightning Bug

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Suzy Smith

Struggled when 50-1 for Chepstow handicap last month and has now been unplaced all nine hurdling starts; 5lb out of the weights here; can't be recommended.

40/1

12

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

14:52 Chepstow

Lightning Bug

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Suzy Smith

Unplaced all eight hurdle starts; made the frame at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last June and reportedly scoped dirty post-race when pulled up on latest outing in October; 2lb out of the weights and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £738.00
Straight Forecast £853.50
Tricast £4384.50
Trifecta £4801.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rubys Reward

RP Ratings:

The Height Of Fame

Daily Mail:

Beat The Heat

WEST COUNTRY:

Steady Away

TOPSPEED:

The Height Of Fame

The Guardian:

The Height Of Fame

POSTDATA:

Rubys Reward

The Times:

Rubys Reward

Telegraph:

Rubys Reward

Daily Express:

Rubys Reward

Daily Mirror:

Rubys Reward

The Sun:

Rubys Reward

The Star:

Rubys Reward

Daily Record:

Rubys Reward