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18:25 Aintree

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  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shirocco gelding; half-brother to a point winner and related to 2m5f winning hurdler Fourina; stable can ready one to win first time so any market move would make him interesting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Henrys Friend

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th, pecked on landing 16th, mistake and lost ground 18th, pulled up before 4 out

14/1

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Henrys Friend

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Won at Newbury (2m6f, soft) in December on second chase start and followed up in another novice handicap at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) last month; others have more substance to their form but he could continue to progress and is not ruled out; wears first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

Form: /3532- BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish gelding; fair third on debut for this yard but didn't jump particularly well last time when an odds-on second of three at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft); needs to do better in that respect if he is to fulfil his potential.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Lightly raced chaser who has perked up for headgear, finishing third in cheekpieces on heavy at Bangor and then a close fourth in blinkers at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft); cheekpieces back on and he stays this longer trip; considered.

6/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ten-race maiden but he's unexposed over fences and shaped with promise when a front-running third in a Bangor handicap (2m1f, heavy) on his recent stable debut; this return to less testing ground looks a positive and he has possibilities if he can build on that last run; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 22/52-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair amount of promise in bumpers, including when fifth to Ukantango (runs in the opener on this card) at Stratford two starts ago; fair second at Exeter last time; no surprise to see him run well on his hurdling debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Waterloo Quay

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

prominent, not fluent 2nd, disputed lead before 5th, not fluent 6th, mistake and lost position 7th, soon pushed along and weakened

5/1

7

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Waterloo Quay

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

0-11; best of the rest behind a well-treated winner at Uttoxeter (2m4f) on penultimate start, making most; flopped at Warwick (2m5f) three weeks ago and now takes another step up in trip.

9/1

9th

9

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Waterloo Quay

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: David Dennis

raced in second, hit 7th, lost second when not fluent 8th, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Camelot gelding who cost £160,000 as a 3yo; closely related to 11.5f Flat and smart 2m hurdle winner Midnight Game; missed recent engagement in a bumper because of unsuitable ground (good); interesting that connections have now opted for the hurdling route; no surprise to see him play a big part.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Lingfield

Dominics Fault

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Fell late on hurdle debut in May 2022 but he defied an absence and a clumsy jump two out when winning at Leicester last month (1m7f, heavy); may well come on plenty for in-form yard but will probably need to.

100/30

1st

2

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Dominics Fault

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Well-bred 7yo who was disputing second before last-flight fall in four-runner Aintree maiden (2m4f, good) in May 2022 but has not raced again since; not an easy one to weigh up at present, with today's much slower ground another imponderable, but market support will heighten interest.

5/2

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Exacta £227.00
Straight Forecast £219.20
Trifecta £554.00

Selections

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