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  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 16F5-2 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Scored twice over hurdles in January for Dai Burchell, including here on good ground; nearly regained the winning thread at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good to soft; beaten narrowly) last month; enters calculations.

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5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Good Impression

11st 5lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Has pretty good 6-25 strike-rate over hurdles (includes a C&D win) and was not beaten far when sixth on slower-than-ideal ground last month, after a break; current mark is workable; contender if that recent outing has brought him on.

10/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 0F-447

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden; failed to improve (well-held seventh) in C&D event last month when making handicap debut; now 5lb out of the weights; needs a major step forward.

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0

9

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

14:45 Doncaster

Luna Dora

10st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Won a mares' handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) in April by just over 7l off 7lb lower; bit disappointing since until second of 14 at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) last month after a summer break, so she's back in calculations.

3/1

2nd

10

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Luna Dora

10st 8lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Landed a mares' handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) in April by just over 7l, off 5lb lower; bit disappointing since and her form claims rest solely on that win.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 8P2-79 CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2019; most recent success came in AW Flat contest in May; subsequent record (Flat/hurdles) is far from compelling and others are in better form currently.

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7th

6

(3)

1st May 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chef De Troupe

10st 6lb

J: Mr Cameron Hillhouse

T: Tony Forbes

towards rear

10/1

Form: 300-27

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden; ran well here (handicap debut) in July but subsequent form, including second of two finishers in C&D seller, is less convincing; 5lb out of weights; others preferred.

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8th

10

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:45 Ludlow

Lady P

10st 3lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Maiden; well beaten latest but very close fourth on previous start, in a modest handicap; something to find on ratings but could play a part.

14/1

7th

14

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Lady P

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

midfield

33/1

4th

9

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Lady P

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

prominent, pushed along after 6th, ridden 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon edged right, rallied approaching last, kept on from last, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: 4449P-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Fast-ground bumper winner who was presumably unsuited by the heavy going at Sandown (handicap debut) on last appearance; may be capable of improvement dropped in grade, weather permitting.

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7th

7

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Colonial Empire

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Three wins over hurdles (1m7f/2m) last winter and he got back near that form when a 2l third at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last month; now goes back up in trip but he rallied well last time and has gone close at 2m4f in the past; respected.

6/1

3rd

6

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Colonial Empire

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Held up off a strong gallop before coming clear at Taunton on his final run of last season (2m, good); the ground was heavy when quiet on reappearance at Chepstow and entitled to come on for that run.

10/1

Form: 338232

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but has proved largely consistent in handicaps and finished a good second over C&D (good/good to soft) in two of her last three starts, suggesting that her turn may be near; shortlisted.

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6th

8

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

14:17 Leicester

Encashment

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

mounted on course and taken down early

4/1

10

22nd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:35 Southwell

Encashment

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Largely consistent maiden who has been placed several times, most recently in a blanket finish at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) where she idled in front but kept on; unseated early here last time after clipping heels and she was one of the favourites that day; should have a say once more.

9/2

8

11th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Encashment

10st 5lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

bucked and almost unseated rider start, prominent, stumbled and unseated rider before 1st

4/1

Form: 4367-5

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Sole Flat success came three years ago and the balance of his hurdles form suggests he's a long way off doubling his career tally; modest fifth when last seen, taking record in this sphere to 0-5.

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3rd

7

(13)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

James Park Woods

9st 6lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Signs of retaining ability at Brighton (back from lengthy absence) last month and is well treated on historical data; however, it's a very long time since his sole win.

12/1

4th

4

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

James Park Woods

9st 8lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

towards rear

12/1

7th

2

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

James Park Woods

11st 11lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

took keen hold, held up in midfield, edged left and hampered rival home turn, pushed along and headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, outpaced and held approaching last

14/1

Form: 6-3225

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner; form dipped on latest attempt under this code but has otherwise posted encouraging efforts (runner-up twice) in handicap hurdles, including over C&D in July; interesting back here.

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8th

1

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Castle Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, hampered home turn, pushed along and brief headway 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden and weakened quickly approaching last

7/2

5th

2

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

19:40 Newton Abbot

Castle Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

pressed leader, led after 2nd, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

2nd

1

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Castle Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, headway after 6th, led 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon ridden, headed after last, no extra final 110yds

11/4

Form: 55U865 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won a couple of good-ground juvenile hurdles last October for Anthony Honeyball; below form that since and needs a revival on debut for new yard; sold for only £4,000 since last run.

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5th

6

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:45 Hereford

Mister Allegro

10st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Bowen

Won a couple of good-ground juvenile hurdles last October for Anthony Honeyball but he's been disappointing since and was out the back on his recent stable debut at Uttoxeter; mark continues to fall but has plenty to prove on this return to chasing.

25/1

9th

4

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Mister Allegro

11st 10lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Sarah Bowen

led narrowly, headed before 6th, soon pushed along and lost ground quickly, dropped to rear 2 out, got well behind approaching last

16/1

5th

7

30th Aug 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

18:40 Newton Abbot

Mister Allegro

11st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Anthony Honeyball

held up in rear, headway 9th, disputing fourth when ridden home turn, weakened before 2 out (vet said gelding was showing signs of post race heat stress)

20/1

Form: -76547

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Just minor form in bumpers and novice/maiden hurdles, including well-held fourth over C&D; however, from a major stable and looks open to any amount of improvement now handicapping off only 81; interesting.

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8

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Six wins between November 2022 and May 2023 included one over C&D (good); back to within 1lb of the final winning mark in that sequence, but too far below par the last four times to expect him to capitalise.

16/1

0

5

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:48 Hereford

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Between November of last year and this May he won six times in seven starts (2m3f-2m4f); however, shot up the weights as a consequence and he's beaten only one finisher in his last three appearances; has stamina to prove.

12/1

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Exacta £454.00
Straight Forecast £432.00
Tricast £4088.10
Trifecta £4674.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Encashment

Daily Express:

Blue Shark

SPOTLIGHT:

Castle Quarter

The Times:

Good Impression

The Star:

Blue Shark

POSTDATA:

Encashment

Daily Mail:

Encashment

The Sun:

Encashment

Daily Record:

Encashment

Daily Mirror:

Castle Quarter

Telegraph:

Good Impression