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Castle Mews Windows Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Castle Mews Windows Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 25-065 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on some of last summer's form and seemingly back in good nick when placed on the Flat last month but was just a respectable fifth when back in this sphere for latest outing and others appeal more.

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7th

1

(4)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:45 Brighton

Long Call

9st 9lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, held up in rear

14/1

10th

5

(1)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:05 Brighton

Long Call

9st 9lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Second off 2lb higher over C&D (good to firm) on latest Flat start in July and has since won over hurdles; below form in his latest hurdle race but is very versatile regarding ground and enters calculations.

8/1

40/1

  • Place: £11.80

Form: 755-36 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in France a few years ago but yet to make a splash in Britain (five runs); tailed off in 2m3f chase on latest outing six weeks ago; stable has much more obvious chance with Cawthorne.

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1st

7

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Faro

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

disputed lead, towards rear before 2nd, headway from 4 out, led on inner before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden clear after 2 out, eased towards finish, comfortably

10/1

2nd

7

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:27 Bangor-on-Dee

Faro

11st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, headway 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner run-in

40/1

6th

1

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

15:55 Market Rasen

Faro

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in behind leaders, not fluent 7th, ridden home turn, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 2313 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 5yo who delivered on earlier promise when winning Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good) last month; slightly disappointing when only third of five on recent handicap debut but cheekpieces might help here.

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5th

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Copper Fox

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Did not progress after winning maiden hurdle in June 2022 but gave pretty good account when close fourth of 11 at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago; drops back in trip with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both refitted; one to consider.

4/1

4th

7

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Copper Fox

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

2m hurdle winner (good); not disgraced in any of his last three starts; may appreciate the return to a sound surface but does need to pull out more.

12/1

4th

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

Copper Fox

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

0-11 in handicaps since winning a maiden hurdle in June 2022 but he ran well when fourth in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) last month, and this drop back in trip could bear fruit.

13/2

Form: 644

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

0-4 in Irish points; made low-key start to rules career over 2m4f in May but both subsequent 2m runs were more encouraging; could easily have more to offer in handicaps; well worth a glance in the betting.

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5th

2

19th Jul 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Uttoxeter

Lough Carra

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

14-race maiden who has threatened a breakthrough win but doesn't appear to be improving; beaten 12l in the new visor last time at Worcester (2m4f) and this longer trip isn't sure to benefit.

8/1

3rd

4

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:58 Worcester

Lough Carra

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jennie Candlish

Maiden; runner-up four times over hurdles and similar efforts in two chase attempts at Huntingdon at the end of last month; visor probably needs to provoke some improvement if he's to win this; often well backed.

5/1

Form: 4-6133 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Keen-goer who seemed to enjoy the chance to bowl along in front when opening account at Warwick (2m, good) in May; ran another big race from the front when third at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) this month and could be dangerous if allowed too much rope here.

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2nd

4

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:00 Sedgefield

Windy Cove

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

chased leader, led going okay home turn, pushed along approaching last, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed last, outpaced and held run-in

6/1

5th

12

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:27 Bangor-on-Dee

Windy Cove

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

10/1

3rd

4

11th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Windy Cove

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

led, went clear after 4th, mistake 5th, reduced lead after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon no extra

9/2

10/1

Form: 73-394

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Developed into very useful AW performer for Simon and Ed Crisford in early 2021; 0-5 over hurdles for current stable, sometimes racing too freely, but came from a long way off the pace for fourth at Southwell (2m, good) last month and can't be ruled out here.

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3rd

3

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:00 Sedgefield

Arij

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

towards rear, headway 6th, went fourth home turn, pushed along and switched left 2 out, went third but outpaced approaching last, ridden and keeping on when not fluent last, stayed on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

9/1

6th

11

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:27 Bangor-on-Dee

Arij

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, ridden and no extra from 2 out

10/1

4th

3

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell

Arij

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in last, minor headway 6th, slow jump and pushed along 7th, steady headway before 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last

16/1

Form: 141-11 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won three of his last four starts for Olly Murphy, and was also on target in selling handicap at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) for new stable last month; another 7lb higher today and this race looks stronger but he's very likely to give another good account.

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2

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Hey Bob

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Seven-time hurdle winner, most recently in this race a year ago; lost his way a bit afterwards and, following a layoff, was no match for the easy winner when second of five in this grade at Fakenham (2m, good) three weeks ago; however, still makes more appeal than most of these.

4/1

2nd

4

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Hey Bob

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Won this race off a 10lb lower mark for Olly Murphy last year; won Cartmel seller last June (2m1f, good to soft) for present connections but well beaten since; a bit to prove on first run since September.

10/1

9th

1

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

13:43 Newton Abbot

Hey Bob

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

towards rear of midfield, dropped to last 3rd, not fluent 4th, behind when hampered on turn after 5th

8/1

Form: 27-444 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Showed some fairly useful form in 2021 but has become rather disappointing this year; didn't run badly when fourth under Daire Davis at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month but others here have less to prove.

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8th

1

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:27 Bangor-on-Dee

Tinnahalla

12st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, headway 4 out, weakened from 3 out

20/1

4th

1

20th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Tinnahalla

12st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

held up in behind leaders, ridden home turn, some headway 2 out, went fourth but well held approaching last, stayed on

10/1

4th

7

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Tinnahalla

11st 12lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

tracked leader, going best home turn, disputed lead before 2 out, ridden and kept on well after 2 out, slight lead last, ran on well run-in

12/1

Form: 32

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer who was placed on first two hurdling starts, more recently when second at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; well down the field in good-quality Flat handicap since but could have significant untapped potential in this sphere.

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14th

2

(1)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Balearic

10st 1lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Two Flat wins in Britain and second three times over hurdles for Jonjo O'Neill; struggled over 1m on his only Flat start last season; probably best watched now.

16/1

2nd

5

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:50 Uttoxeter

Balearic

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

towards rear of midfield, going okay but in rear and still plenty to do home turn, headway 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and chased leader approaching last, kept on but no impression run-in

12/1

6

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:45 Uttoxeter

Balearic

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Two Flat wins (both in blinkers) but yet to score over hurdles; easily beaten when second at Stratford last month and now takes a serious step up in trip; more to prove than a few.

13/2

12/1

Form: 483-4P D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Looked quite promising when winning Southwell maiden hurdle for Paul Webber in spring 2021 but became disappointing for that stable and was pulled up in a chase on latest outing 39 days ago; on very good mark if perked up by recent regime change, though; tongue-tie/cheekpieces removed.

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8th

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Pawpaw

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins at 2m5f (good to soft) for David Bridgwater last spring; form has nosedived since last June, however; back hurdling for first time since January 2023; tongue-tie (last worn in 2022) returns.

33/1

1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Pawpaw

12st 0lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins at 2m5f (good to soft) for David Bridgwater last spring; form has nosedived since last June, on good and testing ground, and hard to recommend despite today's surface likely to be more suitable.

33/1

0

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:20 Exeter

Pawpaw

11st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins (2m5f, good to soft) in the spring; disappointing in last three runs and was pulled up at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) on his return from break last month; visor is now reapplied but he needs a major turnaround.

16/1

Form: 633

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on stable//hurdle debut in May but placed in two Worcester maidens (both 2m, good) since fitted with tongue-tie last month and could plausibly have more improvement to come in handicap hurdles.

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8th

9

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:37 Uttoxeter

Montaqem

11st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Daniel Bourne

in touch with leaders, awkward jump 1st, jockey lost iron briefly after 1st

33/1

8

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:51 Worcester

Montaqem

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

midfield, mistakes 2nd and 6th, weakened after 4 out, in rear when pulled up before 3 out

14/1

5th

3

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Worcester

Montaqem

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent and lost position 5th, dropped to rear and nudged along 4 out, well beaten from 3 out

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 935-11 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Back from eight-month break with two good-ground chase wins this season, the latter off mark 6lb higher than today's; may not be seen to quite the same effect back over hurdles but is evidently in very good nick.

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4th

4

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:37 Uttoxeter

Cawthorne

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

towards rear, headway after 5th

3/1

1st

4

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

16:09 Uttoxeter

Cawthorne

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent, going easily when led 2 out, soon clear, comfortably

9/4

2nd

5

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Cawthorne

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear, mistake 4th, pushed along and steady headway from 2 out, ridden approaching last, soon hung left, kept on run-in, no match for winner

3/1

Form: 58-551 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Took a long time to get his act together over hurdles but kept on strongly for clearcut success at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) one week ago; only due a 6lb rise for that but still considered under 7lb penalty here.

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1st

10

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

George Mallory

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

0-15 over hurdles but has made the frame on all three starts this season, most recently when second of 12 at Southwell (2m, good) last month; competes off same mark again here; probably won't be far away.

9/2

2nd

8

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

George Mallory

10st 4lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

0-14 over hurdles but his two runs at Market Rasen in May were very respectable and his career-best RPR was recorded over this C&D (last November); probably won't be far away.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £3717.00
Straight Forecast £2815.00
Tricast £28325.90
Trifecta £17849.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Balearic

RP Ratings:

George Mallory

The Guardian:

Cawthorne

Telegraph:

Hey Bob

WEST COUNTRY:

Balearic

The Times:

Balearic

Daily Express:

Balearic

Daily Mirror:

Balearic

Daily Record:

Balearic

POSTDATA:

George Mallory

Daily Mail:

George Mallory

The Sun:

George Mallory

The Star:

Cawthorne