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Vermont Hotel Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Vermont Hotel Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5-3264

Last run: 114 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Yet to score in this sphere and he didn't look the easiest of rides when fair fourth at Chelmsford (1m6f) in March; he needs to hit the ground running after his lay-off.

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7th

5

(6)

19th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hackberry

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Nikki Evans

in touch with leaders

16/1

12th

5

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Fair on the Flat but was pulled up on hurdling debut for Ann Duffield in the autumn and also struggled on first hurdle start for current stable, over C&D behind Welsh Charger eight days ago.

200/1

15th

3

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nikki Evans

Fair bumper/Flat scorer for Brian Ellison but he was pulled up on his hurdling debut for Ann Duffield at Kelso in October and also came in well held back on the level in 2m Wolverhampton handicap last month for his new stable; others appeal more.

50/1

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 39/25-

Last run: 302 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Fair 1m4f winner in 2019 but she's raced mainly over hurdles since, good Sedgefield third in February; she's not discounted though if fully tuned up after her break off a reduced mark.

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2nd

2

(12)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Joie De Vivre

9st 11lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

Win and placed form over hurdles this winter and she's a dual Flat winner (1m4f/1m6f) who enjoys soft ground; on a reasonable mark and the return of cheekpieces is no bad thing.

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 489-73

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Last of three in 1m6f Musselburgh handicap in June and he was well held over fences at Cartmel since; others are preferred.

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11

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (five attempts); well beaten over 2m4f here on latest outing in November and remains a risky option.

25/1

5th

3

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

12:50 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (four attempts); not beaten that far when fourth of six at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month but latest 3lb drop not enough to tempt.

14/1

4th

2

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 4

13:10 Ayr

Taxmeifyoucan

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

in touch with leaders, lost position 13th, ridden and weakened 4 out

9/1

4/1

Form: 339-42

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden who has shaped encouragingly on both her runs for current yard, staying on well when clear runner-up in 2m Musselburgh handicap 26 days ago; winner has gone in again so she merits serious consideration on her Tapeta debut.

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6th

4

(10)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oh So Chic

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Sara Ender

midfield

6/1

6th

10

(7)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

15:22 Catterick

Oh So Chic

9st 1lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Sara Ender

raced wide, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

10/1

4th

6

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Oh So Chic

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

C&D winner but she's not been the easiest to catch right this term, running one of her better races when second of eight at Catterick (2m) last month; contender if on her A-game again.

9/2

Form: 4880-3

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Arrived fit from hurdling when good third of six in 1m5f handicap at Hamilton eight days ago; he's one to consider with this step back up in trip a plus.

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11th

11

(1)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Jack Yeats

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Stuart Coltherd

pressed leader

25/1

5th

8

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Jack Yeats

10st 4lb

J: Mr Oscar Palmer

T: Stuart Coltherd

Came from poor position for very respectable fifth behind Pateen at Hexham (2m, good) in May but is yet to add to his Flat maiden win in 2019 and comes here after a poor Flat run three weeks ago; cheekpieces refitted today; should cope if the ground softens but others appeal more.

14/1

11th

12

(5)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:10 Catterick

Jack Yeats

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Stuart Coltherd

Sole success in Ireland during 2019 and the majority of his form over the last 12 months suggests he is high in the weights for a competitive race like this.

25/1

7/1

Form: 511146 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Already a three-time winner this term, including here, and he posted another solid effort when sixth of 11 at Wolverhampton (1m6f) 12 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

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3rd

11

(10)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Autonomy

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

prominent

10/1

14

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Autonomy

9st 2lb

T: Philip Kirby

Triple winner on Tapeta in spring 2022 (once over C&D); made low-key return from long absence at Southwell (1m3f) in September but his fourth here (2m) 12 days ago was a much better effort; still on a good mark; might be the answer.

9/2

4th

1

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Autonomy

9st 13lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Triple winner on Tapeta in spring 2022 (1m4f-1m6f) but made low-key return from long absence at Southwell (1m3f) last month and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

13/2

Form: 4-0U66

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden handicapper who wasn't disgraced on her first go over 2m when sixth of 13 in Chepstow handicap 25 days ago; blinkers are reached for on her Tapeta debut and she can't be dismissed.

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7th

6

(3)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Swiss Mistress

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, held over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

12/1

6th

1

(9)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chepstow

Swiss Mistress

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

16/1

20/1

Form: 0065-9

Last run: 108 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden but he posted a creditable fourth over hurdles at Hexham 42 days ago; more is needed here though.

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16th

13

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:20 Doncaster

Cornell

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: John Davies

Not beaten far when ninth of 12 here (2m3f, good; several flights omitted) in November but never really looked dangerous and is now 0-6 over hurdles; difficult to enthuse over.

50/1

9

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

14:52 Newcastle

Cornell

11st 1lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Davies

0-13 across both codes and he finished down the field last month in his first two handicap hurdles (2m1f/2m3f, soft/good); others preferred.

50/1

9th

10

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Cornell

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: John Davies

0-5 over hurdles and 0-12 overall; probably unsuited by soft ground when well beaten on handicap debut but others have more obvious claims.

33/1

12/1

Form: 4766

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Showed fairly useful winning form over hurdles at Musselburgh in February but he's yet to fire in four runs in this sphere, coming in last of six in 1m5f Hamilton handicap eight days ago; this longer trip should suit though.

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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

9/1

Form: 1-4555 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in 2021 for Roger Charlton who wasn't disgraced on only his second run for his current yard when fifth of seven in 2m Kempton handicap; he's no forlorn hope if building on that.

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10th

2

(10)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Lion Face

9st 9lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: John Quinn

always towards rear

9/1

5th

3

(6)

22nd Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Lion Face

9st 10lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John Quinn

Won at 1m4f and over C&D for Roger Charlton, most recently in October; however has had rather a bumpy ride since, over hurdles and back on the Flat, and was beaten a long way on debut for latest yard at Doncaster.

12/1

5th

1

(3)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

14:31 Doncaster

Lion Face

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: John Quinn

prominent in chasing group, pushed along over 4f out, soon some headway, ridden and weakened from under 2f out

6/1

14/1

Form: 65/00-

Last run: 439 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Comes here in decent nick from hurdling, seventh at Southwell 33 days ago; possibilities in a first-time visor.

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14th

10

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

Kings Creek

11st 6lb

J: Miss Natalya Irvine

T: Mark Walford

Southwell winner in May (3m, good) but has not run as well since; well handicapped but a bit to prove now.

20/1

11th

8

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Kings Creek

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won off today's mark at Southwell (3m, good) in May but had gone off the boil by the summer and needs to have benefited from a break.

20/1

6th

2

24th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

17:20 Sedgefield

Kings Creek

11st 9lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

prominent, pushed along after 7th, ridden home turn, soon weakened

7/1

16/1

Form: 59-764

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Showed only poor form over hurdles for his current yard in 2021 and he offered little after seven months off when seventh of eight in 1m6f Redcar handicap 35 days ago; he's hard to warm to on his Tapeta debut.

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0

9

(7)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Toutatis

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ewan Whillans

slowly away, held up in rear

14/1

6th

5

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

18:35 Musselburgh

Toutatis

9st 1lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Ewan Whillans

raced in second

14/1

8th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Toutatis

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ewan Whillans

Remains winless but he posted a good second of seven in 1m5f Ayr handicap three weeks ago; possibilities.

7/1

14/1

Form: 0-1859

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at Catterick (1m6f) on his yard debut in April but has failed to make the frame since, only ninth there 64 days ago; he needs to get back on track.

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5th

8

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 6

17:05 Doncaster

Gold Ring

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Neil Mechie

led

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £681.00
Straight Forecast £580.80
Tricast £9123.60
Trifecta £13301.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Oh So Chic

RP Ratings:

Autonomy

Telegraph:

Lion Face

The Star:

Swiss Mistress

Daily Mirror:

Joie De Vivre

Daily Record:

Jack Yeats

The Sun:

Lion Face

The Times:

Oh So Chic

The Guardian:

Oh So Chic

Daily Express:

Oh So Chic

POSTDATA:

Autonomy

Daily Mail:

Autonomy