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Get Pulling With PJ Nicholls Ssangyong Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Get Pulling With PJ Nicholls Ssangyong Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £30.60
  • Place: £4.80

Form: F112-P CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner last summer; pulled up on chasing debut in May (after a break, reportedly bled) and absent since; 8lb above highest winning mark and more to prove than some.

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7

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

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11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Recorded his third hurdle win when scoring off 4lb lower at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August but he has a bit to prove afer two heavy defeats since (chase latterly); has first-time cheekpieces added to his regular tongue-strap.

25/1

2

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

13:35 Hereford

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11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Recorded his third hurdle win when scoring off 4lb lower at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August but he was disappointing in his follow-up bid at Southwell last month; has something to prove after that heavy defeat and was pulled up in his only previous chase run in May.

15/2

8th

1

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:36 Southwell

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12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, chased leaders 5th, weakened from 3 out (trainer's rep had no explanation for the poor form shown)

100/30

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3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5P-111 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three starts since joining Fergal O'Brien, the latest in quite convincing fashion over C&D last month; 6lb shouldn't prevent him making a bold bid to maintain his winning sequence.

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4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Accidental Rebel

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Leonard Kerr

Won four of his six races, all on good ground, for Fergal O'Brien last season; subsequently bought for £7,000; makes stable debut after a long break on ground that isn't ideal.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 552-11 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two starts for John Mackie, both at Souothwell; won in good style in the second of them and fully earned his 8lb rise; shortlist material in the assumption he will produce the same level of form here.

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4th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:41 Doncaster

Presenting Pete

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Mackie

Kept on well to score by 5l at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in August and has good claims here if judged on that form but has looked out of sorts on both outings this autumn and needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

8

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Kempton

Presenting Pete

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: John Mackie

took keen hold, pressed leader

10/1

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4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Presenting Pete

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Mackie

Looked as good as ever when keeping on well to score by 5l at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last month and today's 5lb higher mark ought to be manageable; Brian Hughes keeps the ride; good chance.

7/4

11/2

Form: 4-5121 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Progressive chaser and notched a fourth win over fences in clearcut style Newton Abbot last month; Ffos Las winner and runner-up over C&D in two novice hurdles before that and could defy top weight on handicap hurdle debut.

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7th

5

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Fat Sam

11st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

took keen hold, midfield

20/1

6th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

17:10 Exeter

Fat Sam

11st 6lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Chris Down

Four-time chase winner on good ground and runner-up in that discipline three starts back; below par last time but that was after a fall and his final run over hurdles (in May) was positive.

7/1

5th

1

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Uttoxeter

Fat Sam

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Five-time chase winner on good ground; gave good account when second to next-time-out winner at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in June and is still on a good mark, but fell when last in action and the recent rain will not aid his cause.

9/4

40/1

Form: 44-P47

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 chase winner in Ireland in October 2019 but unplaced in 17 subsequent starts, eight of them for this yard; visor no help latest.

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5th

12

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Worcester

Jan Maat

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

in rear, not fluent 3rd, short of room home turn, soon shaken up, pushed along when not fluent 3 out, soon beaten

40/1

7th

7

22nd Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:40 Uttoxeter

Jan Maat

10st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

prominent, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

25/1

4th

3

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Jan Maat

11st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

in touch with leaders, ridden and lost third 4 out, soon struggling, well held when mistake 2 out

10/1

Form: 12 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Not much to show for four pointing efforts but different story over hurdles; novice winner in June and no disgrace at all when second under a penalty next time (both over 2m at this track); interesting on handicap debut with longer trip a likely plus on pedigree.

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2nd

2

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Worcester

Dasher Riley

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: L J Morgan

disputed lead, pushed along before 3 out

5/1

3rd

1

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:20 Southwell

Dasher Riley

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: L J Morgan

2-4 over hurdles, the latter win gained on last month's stable debut at Worcester (2m, good); that was his first run since last summer and he moves back up in trip today, so there are reasons to believe he can progress again; leading contender.

5/2

1st

4

17th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Dasher Riley

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: L J Morgan

All three hurdling runs last summer (for Ryan Potter) were at this track; won on debut and ran very well when second next time (both C&D) but well held in a handicap at 2m4f when last seen in August; tongue-strap missing on this first start for Laura Morgan; interesting and more so if backed.

13/2

25/1

Form: 7212P6 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Four chase wins this season but not at his best in recent starts; tailed off behind Accidental Rebel over C&D latest so deal to prove.

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5

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Al Roc

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Pipe

Tough sort who won four handicaps at around 2m5f (good) between May-July but he's generally struggled since last success and was a remote last of three at Leicester last time; takes a big drop back in grade but he's never won over this far and others are preferred.

14/1

3rd

4

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 2

15:10 Leicester

Al Roc

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Tough sort having scored four times during a very busy 2022 (has raced 23 times this year); however, has proved far from consistent since the last success; receives plenty of weight from his rivals, having dropped to a handy mark, but not sure what to expect.

20/1

10

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Al Roc

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: David Pipe

This will be his 23rd race of 2022; registered four wins in May-July at around 2m4f-2m5f but has run with credit in only one of his last nine starts (three runs back); despite his fall in the weights, he does not look the percentage call; connections run four.

33/1

Form: 52-145

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Comfortable novice winner in May but beaten under a penalty next time and never able to land a blow on his Market Rasen handicap debut last month; going up in trip and application of cheekpieces will need to bring out more from him, which is possible.

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8th

4

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Worcester

Awesomedude

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, towards rear, going okay when squeezed out after 7th, soon pushed along, got behind before 3 out, eased from 3 out, tailed off

16/1

5th

1

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:20 Market Rasen

Awesomedude

12st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: David Pipe

in rear, shaken up after 3rd, pushed along and headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, kept on well after last, nearest finish

4/1

4th

1

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Stratford

Awesomedude

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, prominent, went second and every chance after 2 out, ridden home turn, lost two places and no extra just after last, weakened final 110yds

13/8

Form: 1633-3 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Twice placed earlier in the year and fair effort over fences a month ago; could run well but others have more compelling claims.

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7th

2

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: D J Jeffreys

Two fairly good runs for new stable this season, more recently when staying-on third at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) six weeks ago; competes off same mark here and the longer trip will suit; shortlisted.

9/2

3rd

2

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Cawthorne Lad

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Infrequent winner (3-31) formerly trained by Jonjo O'Neill; only 3-1 for stable debut in a 3m2f handicap hurdle at Stratford three months ago (after 154 days away) but ran a laboured race in finishing third of the four runners; reservations despite this trip being a better fit.

9/2

3rd

4

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:50 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Infrequent winner (3-30); bang there at Leicester (2m4f, soft) and perhaps failed to stay 3m2f on his final run for Jonjo O'Neill; on a decent mark if his new trainer can get him going again.

3/1

Form: 66-523

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Quite consistent and placed over C&D on his last two starts; behind Accidental Rebel in the latest and work to do with that rival, even at the revised weights; can still play an active role.

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4th

5

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:40 Uttoxeter

Faint Hope

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

prominent, went second after 6th, lost second when ridden after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened run-in

8/1

4th

2

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:27 Newton Abbot

Faint Hope

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Grace Harris

prominent, disputing third when ridden home turn, kept on but not pace to challenge

7/2

8

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Worcester

Faint Hope

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Quite consistent and placed over C&D on his last two starts; behind Accidental Rebel in the latest and work to do with that rival, even at the revised weights; can still play an active role.

12/1

Form: 121P-4 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Didn't make much impact at Uttoxeter last month, on her return from a break; now back to the mark off which she won over C&D nearly a year ago, so not without hope; yard also represented by Accidental Rebel.

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3rd

3

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

Blue Sans

11st 9lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Back in prime form this season, winning three in a row under Tom Broughton at Southwell (3m, good); latest 5lb rise ought to be manageable and she makes very obvious appeal.

9/4

1st

3

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:55 Southwell

Blue Sans

11st 7lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has a record of 4-12 over hurdles and she's won under Tom Broughton over C&D (good) in her last two starts; has another 4lb rise to deal with after a short break but she's respected in her hat-trick bid.

3/1

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Non-runners

Yccs Portocervo, Cawthorne Lad, Faint Hope, Blue Sans

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Payout
Exacta £572.00
Straight Forecast £462.00
Tricast £746.00
Trifecta £1956.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Accidental Rebel

The Times:

Presenting Pete

TOPSPEED:

Blue Sans

Daily Mirror:

Fat Sam

Telegraph:

Presenting Pete

Daily Express:

Presenting Pete

The Star:

Presenting Pete

Daily Record:

Presenting Pete

RP Ratings:

Accidental Rebel

POSTDATA:

Accidental Rebel

The Guardian:

Accidental Rebel

Daily Mail:

Accidental Rebel

The Sun:

Accidental Rebel