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Download The At The Races App Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 178y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Download The At The Races App Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 424612 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on a career-low mark to score over C&D from My Little Toni last month and he backed it up with a good second at Stratford off 2lb higher; that form has been franked so he merits serious consideration despite going up another 2lb here.

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6th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Lucky Lover Boy

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Seven-time hurdle winner (twice over C&D); no longer the force of old but took good step back in right direction when keeping-on third at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month and is another 1lb lower here; respected.

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 4-8354

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

He's now 0-20 over hurdles and came in only a fair fourth of five in 2m Perth handicap in July; others appeal more.

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10

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Carlisle

Silkstone

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Disappointing last month when bidding for a Sedgefield hat-trick, having been absent for nearly ten weeks since his two wins in November; not sure what to expect at this venue (first run here).

12/1

8th

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Silkstone

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear

4/1

1st

3

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:25 Sedgefield

Silkstone

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Successful under Emma Smith-Chaston in conditional jockeys' event over C&D (soft) last time, finally opening his hurdles account and comfortably beating a subsequent scorer; rider can now use her 5lb claim, which virtually offsets a 6lb rise in the weights; big player.

3/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 0141-P C

Last run: 133 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a win over hurdles and fences but he's been off since jumping poorly when pulled up in 2m Hexham handicap chase in May; he's no forlorn hope back hurdling after a break though.

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6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Myburg

10st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Past winner over 2m1f (hurdle) and 2m3f (chase); remained in good form until a heavy fall at Sedgefield (3m3f) and the ground was heavy when pulled up the final time; nothing wrong with his mark but has been a long-time absent.

16/1

4

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Myburg

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Won over 2m1f and 2m3f last season and ran another sound race when second off 4lb lower over 3m1f at Catterick in December (soft); a possible.

11/2

Form: 643621 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Collared late on by Lucky Lover Boy on her handicap debut over C&D before going one better in 2m4f novice here 26 days ago; she's still relatively lightly raced and rates a player back in handicap company.

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6th

6

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:20 Hereford

My Little Toni

11st 3lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from 2 out

8/1

5th

2

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:55 Sedgefield

My Little Toni

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent, led after 4th, headed but prominent before 7th, weakened before 2 out

9/2

7th

2

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

My Little Toni

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Raced mainly on good/firmer; sole hurdles win came at Sedgefield last September; lacks recent match practice, having been absent since November; heed the market signals.

8/1

Form: 44-723

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden over hurdles but he comes here in good form from the Flat, fifth in 1m6f Carlisle handicap four weeks ago; he needs considering back in this sphere.

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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

Form: 53-4F3 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

His sole win from 24 starts came at Cartmel last June and he was a below-par third in 2m1f handicap back there last month; he's falling in the weights but still needs to take a step forward.

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4

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Wetherby

Oakmont

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Moffatt

10yo whose sole hurdle win (from 25 attempts) came in a selling handicap at Cartmel in June 2021, and he was down the field last November on his latest start; however, he posted a couple of fair efforts previously and is an each-way contender if back on song.

10/1

4

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Oakmont

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Moffatt

Just 1-25 over hurdles, the win coming in a Cartmel seller in June 2021, under Jamie Hamilton; has been running well enough to figure but others look more likely for win purposes.

20/1

7th

4

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

12:25 Newcastle

Oakmont

11st 4lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 3 out

6/1

Form: F35356 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Winless since 2019 but he wasn't disgraced in a refitted tongue strap when sixth in 2m2f Kelso handicap 13 days ago; cheekpieces are refitted now and he's one for the shortlist.

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0

11

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Charle Brune

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: T Shanahan

Two wins came back-to-back in handicaps in May 2019 for this stable; modest placed form in Britain in recent seasons; made an encouraging return for his original trainer when fifth at Ballinrobe; around 14l behind good yardstick Gwan Tadgh when sixth at Downpatrick.

12/1

6th

13

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Charle Brune

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: T Shanahan

His two wins came back-to-back in handicaps in May 2019 for this stable; modest placed form in Britain in recent seasons; made an encouraging return for his original trainer when fifth at Ballinrobe a fortnight ago.

8/1

Form: 7/4-46

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Four-time 1m scorer on the Flat for Mick Channon but he's yet to match that form for his current yard in this sphere, making mistakes when only sixth on his handicap debut at Stratford (2m) last month; more is required.

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8th

7

(10)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Rains Of Castamere

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

66/1

10th

2

(3)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Rains Of Castamere

9st 9lb

J: Archie Young

T: R Mike Smith

Multiple Flat wins; 2-3 on AW, albeit four winters ago; unknown quantity these days, not showing much on the Flat and over hurdles for previous trainer in 2022 and finished remote back from absence on stable debut at Ayr last month; tongue-tie discarded.

33/1

13th

3

(14)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

Rains Of Castamere

9st 13lb

J: P J McDonald

T: R Mike Smith

Four-time Flat winner but the latest was in June 2021 and he struggled to get competitive off a lowly hurdle mark last year; makes his stable debut after an absence and could be best watched.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 76-167 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Back on song for his new yard when scoring over 2m at Hexham in June but he came in last of seven back there three weeks ago; he needs to bounce back.

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9th

1

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:00 Sedgefield

Hats Off To Larry

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear, pushed along 6th, outpaced home turn, held 2 out, ridden and minor headway approaching last, no impression run-in

12/1

7th

6

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:25 Hexham

Hats Off To Larry

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

raced wide, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, steady headway after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened quickly before last, tailed off

11/2

20/1

Form: 6U-257

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Fair 1m4f winner on the level but he made mistakes when only seventh in 2m Stratford handicap hurdle 40 days ago; he's not discounted if shrugging aside that effort, however.

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8th

10

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:00 Sedgefield

Madeeh

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Philip Kirby

Capable of fairly useful winning form on the level but his form doesn't read nearly so well in this sphere and he came in well held over C&D in September; others are preferred.

25/1

9

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:47 Market Rasen

Madeeh

10st 6lb

J: Jay Kozaczek

T: Philip Kirby

Enjoyed a purple spell with four AW Flat wins in early-2021 but has largely struggled since; the fact his best hurdle run came over C&D offers some hope but was well beaten in handicap hurdles in August/September; also well held on AW Flat six weeks ago; first-time cheekpieces replace usual tongue-tie.

12/1

7th

4

(4)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Madeeh

9st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

slowly away and lost many lengths start, always towards rear (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

12/1

25/1

Form: 676-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Maiden Irish pointer who failed to make the frame in three novice hurdles last season, coming in last of six over 2m4f here on his final start; he needs to take a big step forward now going handicapping.

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6th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Lisloran

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Russell Ross

Three-time chase winner last season (twice over C&D); ran quite well over hurdles on reappearance outing in November but well beaten in that sphere since and needs help from the first-time cheekpieces and/or tongue-tie.

9/1

7th

5

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Lisloran

11st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Russell Ross

raced in last

13/2

3rd

2

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:05 Hexham

Lisloran

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Russell Ross

Triple chase winner at around 2m4f; 0-4 over hurdles; on a winning chase mark, if able to reproduce that form in this sphere, on his reappearance.

7/2

Form: 246-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

In the frame in juvenile hurdles over C&D and at Musselburgh on his first two outings but he came in only a modest sixth on his handicap debut here nine months ago; he has a bit to prove now on his comeback run.

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4

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:00 Sedgefield

Drumfire

11st 11lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

prominent, bumped rival 3rd, ridden and dropped to rear after 5th, became detached when pulled up quickly after 6th, broke down

14/1

6th

11

3rd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:05 Sedgefield

Drumfire

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Questionable what he's achieved in two maiden hurdles (beaten 17l and 9l) but has a handy age allowance for his handicap debut and wouldn't be too dismissive.

14/1

4th

3

3rd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:50 Musselburgh

Drumfire

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

No match for very easy winner Genuflex (subsequent Listed runner-up) when second of six at 12-1 on recent debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good), and it's questionable what he achieved in terms of form; however, it was still an encouraging start and he's open to improvement; not ruled out.

4/1

Form: 321753 CD BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Resumed winning ways at Hexham (2m) in June and he has continued in good nick, posting a good fourth on the Flat at Newcastle a week ago; this C&D winner is firmly in the picture once more.

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6th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

Major Snugfit

11st 4lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Three-time hurdle winner (once over C&D) when trained by Rebecca Menzies but returned from long absence with very disappointing Flat run for new stable in November and has been off for another six months since.

33/1

Form: 8-P417

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Had the run of things when opening his account at Uttoxeter (2m) and he failed to back it up when seventh in 2m Worcester handicap later in July; he's not one to rely on.

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7th

9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

12:32 Fontwell

African Sun

10st 2lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

always behind

25/1

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Straight Forecast £607.50
Tricast £14565.10
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Selections

The Guardian:

Lucky Lover Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

My Little Toni

POSTDATA:

Major Snugfit

Daily Express:

Jack Yeats

RP Ratings:

Charle Brune

Telegraph:

My Little Toni

Daily Record:

My Little Toni

The Times:

Major Snugfit

The Star:

Major Snugfit

Daily Mail:

Lucky Lover Boy

Daily Mirror:

Lucky Lover Boy

The Sun:

Lucky Lover Boy