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Trevor Leslie Scheu Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3757.74
  • 3m 2f 105y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Trevor Leslie Scheu Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.10
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 049-23 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Arrested her decline and was placed in two good-ground Worcester maidens (2m/2m4f; tongue-tie fitted) for new stable this summer; has a bit more on her plate in this handicap, though, and is not bred to benefit from the hike up in trip.

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

4th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Paris Dixie

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Neither 3m2f trip nor familiar assertive tactics to blame when dropping out quickly on last month's chasing debut at Newton Abbot (beaten 28l); needs to jump better, but too early to write off; down a useful 6lb.

9/4

4th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:05 Newton Abbot

Paris Dixie

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Had rather mixed record over hurdles but won by 16l here (3m2f, good) in the autumn and returned from layoff with very respectable run over similar trip at Stratford last month; has possibilities if she takes well to chasing but may be reliant on good ground.

11/2

2nd

5

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:50 Stratford

Paris Dixie

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Looked good when winning by 16l at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last September and is still well handicapped on older form, but she has a very mixed record and this is her first run since November.

4/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £3.40

Form: U53P2-

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on handicap debut in January but fared much better when clear second to very progressive rival at Plumpton (3m1f, good) in April; returns from another break today but remains very much of interest.

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2nd

3

26th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

14:18 Newton Abbot

Wild Wilbur

11st 13lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in behind leaders, ridden and chased winner when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/2

2nd

1

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

16:15 Plumpton

Wild Wilbur

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Pulled up on handicap debut at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in January and has something to prove on the back of that, but he stayed on well for third in a maiden hurdle here (2m4f, good to soft) in December and it's too soon to write off this lightly raced 6yo, especially in a race this weak.

4/1

1

3rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:50 Southwell

Wild Wilbur

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

6yo who found plenty of progress on his third start a staying-on third in a Plumpton maiden (2m4f, good to soft; 33-1) three weeks ago; open to more progress now upped to 3m on his handicap debut and he's an interesting contender.

4/1

33/1

Form: P80-53

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Kept on for respectable fifth in 2m5f handicap here in July but is effectively 7lb higher from out of the weights today, and was brushed aside very easily after leading in 2m2f seller here three weeks ago.

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9th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

0-16 under rules and 0-20 overall; struggled from early stage on chasing debut in May and well beaten on both subsequent hurdling starts; 1lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

10th

16

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, outpaced and struggling before 3 out

33/1

9th

15

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

prominent

66/1

Form: -32243

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Seven-time Flat winner; 0-8 over hurdles but gave good account when third over C&D (good to soft) ten days ago and remains unexposed over this trip.

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3rd

7

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Ben Lilly

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

midfield

12/1

Form: 2311-4 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Belatedly came good over hurdles with two good-ground wins in the spring (3m2f/2m7f), and returned from a break with encouraging fourth (behind Present Storm) at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) this month; probably won't be far away.

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4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Pottlerath

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Good record in the spring and notched a hat-trick around this time last year, latterly off tonight's mark; hasn't been in the same form this time round but woulnd't rule out a revival.

10/1

7th

6

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Pottlerath

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases last spring (2m7f-3m1f) and signed off in the autumn with a good hurdle run (3m1f, good to form); never really featured when reappearing in 2m3f hurdle on soft ground last month but that run might have done him good, and today's trip-and-ground combination will suit him much better.

10/1

7th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Pottlerath

11st 8lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases last spring (2m7f-3m1f) and signed off in the autumn with a good hurdle run (3m1f, good to form) but has fitness to prove here and today's trip-and-ground combination is probably not ideal.

9/2

Form: 851712

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Back in good form since fitted with a tongue-tie this summer, winning twice at Worcester (2m7f, good); went up another 4lb for his clear second at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) 19 days ago but is open to further improvement over today's longer trip and Brian Hughes is here for just the one ride.

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7th

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Both hurdle wins gained here and ran well when third in a C&D chase in May, following a break; pulled up at Uttoxeter since (ground softer than official description); risky after that but this is her course and may well perk up in a visor.

13/2

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Present Storm

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

The second of her two hurdles wins came off this mark last summer at Worcester (2m7f, good), where she also made a respectable return to fences 40 days ago; was beaten 11l so needs more here, but that was her first run for 193 days; respected.

9/2

3rd

10

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dual hurdle winner here (2m7f, good) when fitted with tongue-tie last summer but in poor form when last seen in the autumn, and both her chasing attempts last spring were unconvincing; others have a lot less to prove.

14/1

Form: 789-23 BF

Last run: 115 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

0-10 over hurdles; posted two good efforts in the spring, making the frame on good ground at Ludlow (3m) and Huntingdon (3m1f), but is 4lb out of the handicap here and needs summer wind op to have made a difference.

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6

26th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

14:18 Newton Abbot

Letter At Dawn

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

took keen hold, not fluent, pressed leader, led after 2nd, headed after 3rd, lost position 4th, in rear from 6th, behind when pulled up after 8th (vet said gelding was lame on his left-fore)

12/1

2nd

9

8th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:10 Ludlow

Letter At Dawn

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Down

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Payout
Exacta £531.00
Straight Forecast £534.50
Trifecta £4512.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Present Storm

SPOTLIGHT:

Wild Wilbur

Telegraph:

Pottlerath

POSTDATA:

Ben Lilly

RP Ratings:

Paris Dixie

The Times:

Wild Wilbur

The Guardian:

Wild Wilbur

Daily Mirror:

Present Storm

The Sun:

Present Storm

The Star:

Present Storm

Daily Record:

Present Storm

Daily Express:

Pottlerath