July 18 / 13.00 Cartmel

13.00 Cartmel

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Molson Coors Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3648.82
  • 2m 6f 31y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Molson Coors Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 5U-363

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Record of 0-7 but he's finished a respectable third in maidens in two of his last three starts, including when behind the two market leaders over C&D (good to soft) last time; his jumping still has room for improvement but this is more realistic on handicap debut and he's one to keep an eye on.
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3rd

4

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:30 Cartmel

Our Sam

11st 4lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders, not fluent and pushed along briefly 5th, disputing third 8th, ridden after 2 out, kept on but held run-in

14/1

6th

5

28th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:09 Cartmel

Our Sam

11st 3lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: P8-44F

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Didn't take to chasing last season but was a creditable fourth back over hurdles at Hexham (2m7f, good to soft; led over last flight) in May and he wasn't far away when falling at the last over C&D last time; interesting contender and he has won in this sphere.
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3

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

13:55 Cartmel

Shaws Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, pushed along after 2 out, disputing third and going okay when fell last

7/1

4th

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Shaws Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Feasibly handicapped on peak hurdles form at Perth (2m4f-3m) but out of sorts over fences - jumping poorly - in 2022; it's possible he'll appreciate the switch back to the smaller obstacles; safest to consult the market.

8/1

Form: 9607-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Bounced back with a win at Carlisle (2m1f, good) in October but he's been disappointing since and was always in rear at Uttoxeter on his recent return from a break; now 6lb lower than for last success but has plenty to prove at this new trip.
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2

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Near Kettering

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Always towards rear on both outings since returning from a break this month but has landed a few gambles over the years, including when winning easily off 1lb lower over C&D (good) last summer; watch the market.

8/1

12th

1

5th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:00 Uttoxeter

Near Kettering

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in rear throughout

11/1

Form: 1452-4

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Four wins divided between hurdles/chases, the latest in this discipline when edging home at Sedgefield in February (3m3f, soft); very nearly went in again off this mark back there in April (2m5f, good) and it wasn't a bad run over fences last time; in the mix back from a short break.
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4th

6

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual chase winner who has had a productive time over hurdles this year including a win (3m3f) at Sedgefield in February and a near miss back there (2m5f, good) two weeks ago; only 2lb higher than last time and has claims if he can continue the good work back over fences.

6/1

Form: 1F53-3 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner who recorded his second hurdle win in 2m4f handicap at Musselburgh in February; has mixed record since but he was a fair third behind Dan Gun back in a Class 5 event over C&D (good) in May and has each-way claims again after another short break.
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4th

6

(6)

1st Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

18:40 Carlisle

Idilico

10st 2lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Dianne Sayer

midfield, headway from 3f out, hampered 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out

9/1

3rd

1

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

14:10 Cartmel

Idilico

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Four wins divided between Flat and hurdling; 4lb above his winning mark but he managed to get placed at Kelso (2m5f, good) two months ago despite early interference having him on the back foot; considered.

4/1

Form: /37-37

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won a small-field maiden point in April; reverted to rules with an encouraging third of six in Perth handicap (3m, good) last month but he was tailed off there next time before refusing to race at that track at the end of last month; has plenty to prove again and others are preferred.
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4

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Young William

11st 2lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: William Young Jnr

Points winner who goes chasing after failing to go on in three runs over hurdles for his new yard this term; others appeal more.

10/1

6

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Young William

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

12/1

Form: 254-02

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden under both codes but was was fairly useful on the Flat for Clive Cox and he's shown some promise over hurdles, including when runner-up in a C&D handicap (good; second-time visor) last month; still has potential in this sphere and he's a key player for in-form yard.
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2nd

8

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

14:10 Cartmel

Forever Forward

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Peter Bowen

Quite decent on the Flat for Clive Cox, from 7f to 1m2f; however, only four ran when second in a juvenile hurdle here in August and he's struggled since then, including on handicap debut the last time (2m4f, good; first-time visor); only dropped 2lb for that 25l defeat.

8/1

11th

6

6th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:35 Market Rasen

Forever Forward

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Peter Bowen

Has some fairly useful Flat form on his CV and was second in four-runner juvenile hurdle on last summer's stable debut; well beaten in another two juvenile hurdles in the autumn (either side of finishing third in a Flat seller) but still worth a glance in the betting here; first-time visor.

10/1

Form: 534-P2

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden after 13 runs under both codes but he was only just caught at Hexham (2m7f, good) last month; they finished in a bunch in that race but he's only 1lb higher here and is respected on this drop back in trip.
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2nd

4

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

13:30 Hexham

Olympus

11st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Ann Duffield

prominent on inner, not fluent 3 out, quickened and good jump to lead 2 out, 2 lengths ahead last, ridden run-in, headed towards finish

12/1

3rd

4

(2)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

16:04 Catterick

Olympus

9st 4lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ann Duffield

made all, going best when increased tempo 3f out, pushed along and ridden under 2f out, kept on strongly from 1f out, easily

12/1

Form: 8239-2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent nine-race maiden but he made a good start for this yard when runner-up behind a well-backed favourite over C&D (good to soft) last month; up 5lb but he pulled a long way clear of the third last time and that was a personal best; shortlisted.
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2nd

7

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

13:55 Cartmel

Ange Endormi

10st 11lb

J: Mr James King

T: Barbara Butterworth

took keen hold, midfield, went fourth after 7th, went second approaching last, ridden run-in, kept on but not pace to challenge

10/1

9th

8

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Ange Endormi

10st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Had wind surgery in December; sent handicapping over 2m4f here on his two starts since, with blinkers enlisted, and those placed efforts from the front were the first that bore any resemblance to his bumper form; 3m is worth a go but he needs to raise his game again.

12/1

Form: 55-2

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish mare who kicked off for this yard with a front-running second in Hexham maiden (2m4f, good) last month but she was beaten 17l in that small-field event; still unexposed over hurdles but she needs more progress upped to this trip on handicap debut.
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2nd

6

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:55 Hexham

Young Moloney

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, clear 4th, reduced lead 2 out, soon went clear with winner, ridden and headed before last, soon outpaced, no match for winner

16/1

5th

8

22nd Oct 2021

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Sligo

Young Moloney

10st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: S Curling

Beaten a long way on Listowel debut but did make late headway into fifth; entitled to come on for that so don't rule out entirely.

20/1

Form: P870-7

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden who has not finished closer than 23l to a winner including in three handicaps (2m); attracted support into 11-2 on his stable debut at Hexham last month but was never involved and he needs a transformation on the step up to this trip.
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7th

3

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Hexham

High Sheriff

11st 5lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

towards rear, pushed along and dropped to rear 5th, never on terms

33/1

10th

6

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

High Sheriff

10st 13lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Kenny Johnson

Seemed to run well on final start in Ireland; has achieved little for current stable, well beaten on handicap debut when last seen; addition of tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

33/1

Form: 73-413 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Ended a lengthy losing run when beating Forever Forward over C&D (good) in May but he was disappointing when a remote third here last time and was 22l behind Ange Endormi in that race; needs to step up again after that and others are more persuasive.
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3rd

8

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

13:55 Cartmel

Dan Gun

10st 5lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Simon Waugh

pressed leaders, led after 2nd, ridden when headed after 2 out, weakened run-in

5/1

1st

11

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

14:10 Cartmel

Dan Gun

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Simon Waugh

Record of 4-41; appeared to give his running on a first start since wind surgery when beaten 8l at Southwell (2m4f, good), having attempted to make all; more likely to get placed than win.

14/1

Form: P6-484

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Made some late gains when respectable fourth from well out of the weights at Perth (2m4f, good; blinkers added) last time but that took his record to 0-14 and he's yet to be placed; others preferred.
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4th

7

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

New Zealander

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

prominent, held up in midfield after 3rd, dropped to last home turn, ridden and carried head awkwardly after 2 out, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, not pace to challenge

16/1

Form: 0P-967

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
His sole win came back in 2019 and he has form figures of P0P967 in handicaps at up to 3m this year; 6lb out of the weights and can only be watched on this big step back up in trip; tongue-tie added.
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2nd

9

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Geyser

10st 6lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Barry Murtagh

took keen hold, led, headed but disputed lead 1st, lost ground before 4 out, lost second but going easily 3 out, ridden and outpaced before last, kept on but held final 110yds

9/2

6th

7

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Hexham

Geyser

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Barry Murtagh

towards rear of midfield, minor headway halfway, bad mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last

66/1

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Betting Forcast

10/1 Our Sam, 12/1 Shaws Bridge, 25/1 Near Kettering, 13/2 Thatbeatsbanagher, 6/1 Idilico, 20/1 Young William, 9/2 Forever Forward, 6/1 Olympus, 11/2 Ange Endormi, 10/1 Young Moloney, 16/1 High Sheriff, 14/1 Dan Gun, 16/1 New Zealander, 33/1 Geyser

Verdict

Plenty have possibilities but the vote goes to OLYMPUS, who had a near miss under a positive ride at Hexham last time and is only 1lb higher on this drop back in trip. Ange Endormi was a clear second over C&D on his recent stable debut and he’s feared most, ahead of Thatbeatsbanagher, who was only narrowly denied in his last hurdle run. Forever Forward and Shaws Bridge are other key players, while the handicap newcomer Our Sam needs watching in the market.[David Moon]

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ange Endormi

TOPSPEED:

Thatbeatsbanagher

Daily Express:

Forever Forward

SPOTLIGHT:

Olympus

POSTDATA:

Idilico

The Times:

Ange Endormi

Telegraph:

Ange Endormi

Daily Mail:

Ange Endormi

The Star:

Ange Endormi

Daily Record:

Ange Endormi

Daily Mirror:

Forever Forward

The Guardian:

Thatbeatsbanagher