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William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4030.04
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 75633-

Last run: 184 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Best run so far when third of 14 in a 2m2f handicap at Exeter (good) in April, albeit not looking straightforward in first-time cheekpieces which are retained here; had wind surgery during subsequent break and has possibilities if continuing his progress.

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7th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Samatian

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Not badly treated on his best hurdle form at about 2m4f, including on this course, but he didn't do enough on his recent chase debut at Hereford to put him in this picture.

10/1

7th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Samatian

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Third over hurdles at Ludlow in November but fared less well at Taunton (again 3m) and now has a strike-rate under rules of 1-17; on a competitive mark should he take a fancy to fences.

8/1

6th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Samatian

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Just 1-15 over hurdles but bounced back from a disappointing seasonal debut when keeping-on third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) last month and remains unexposed over this trip; probably won't be far away.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 461211

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well placed to win three of his last four starts, the latest by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) 13 days ago; 4lb higher mark perfectly fair so every reason to expect another bold display, especially with the forecast good ground a positive.

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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

3rd

10

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

18:45 Huntingdon

Lucky Lover Boy

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

C&D winner who continues to drop down the weights and is one to watch in the betting on his second start back from a break; however, he's failed to shine this season and others arrive with more pressing claims.

20/1

5th

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Lucky Lover Boy

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

He's well handicapped on his 2022 form and is one to watch in the betting on this first outing since October; however, he wasn't at his best earlier this season and needs to raise his game on this return.

20/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 75P00-

Last run: 205 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in all six runs over hurdles and beat only one rival when tenth in a 2m handicap at Chepstow in March; in good hands and may do better in time but would only be interesting if attracting market support.

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5

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

Supasunrise

11st 3lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th

9/4

3rd

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Supasunrise

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to stay the 2m7f last time but drops back to his winning trip (2m4f, soft) and it's been a solid season overall thus far; big player.

5/1

4th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Supasunrise

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear

11/1

Form: 7257U7

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Placed only once in 11 starts over hurdles; had wind surgery since well beaten at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in July; makes little appeal from 9lb out of the weights.

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4th

4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Miss Marette

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Creditable third over C&D (soft) three months ago; had wind surgery (her third) since; Exeter reappearance win showed she goes well fresh; possibilities provided she's effective with usual hood removed.

7/1

3rd

7

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Miss Marette

10st 11lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd

25/1

20/1

Form: 4U660-

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

No wins in 14 starts under rules; first run for this stable when tailed off in a handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, good) in April; absent since and needs to return in much better form.

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5

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Fazayte

9st 8lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Ryan Potter

dwelt start, always behind

25/1

13th

7

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Fazayte

9st 4lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Ryan Potter

5-25 over jumps, including two wins last autumn; not seen since an unseat in November; only three runs on Flat, easily the best of those on first occasion when second in a Leicester maiden (1m2f, soft); needs to build on that but this is his Flat handicap debut and he needs a close look.

12/1

Form: 127 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Went on to win when two in front of her fell at the last in a novice over C&D (good) in June; has been put in her place the last twice, latterly in handicap company; improvement needed for first-time blinkers.

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6th

8

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Quiet Thunder

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Sole win from 25 starts came in a novice hurdle in June 2022; fit from Flat and continues down the weights as a hurdler but others are more persuasive.

25/1

5th

10

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Quiet Thunder

9st 0lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

midfield

20/1

Form: 462P-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Was returning to hurdling after a stint on the Flat when edging home in a selling handicap at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) 19 days ago; 2lb higher mark not prohibitive; should be thereabouts.

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0

7

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

Sufi

11st 10lb

J: Mr Billy Broomfield

T: Milton Harris

2m2f winner at Stratford this summer but he's an infrequent winner and has been below that level since.

33/1

6th

7

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Sufi

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

towards rear, pushed along before 3 out

16/1

Form: 456P-5 D

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Made bright start to her hurdling career but has struggled this year and was tailed off when last seen at Fakenham (2m, good) in May; questions to answer after her break.

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7th

6

(7)

12th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

The Yellow Mini

8st 9lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Michael Wigham

led, headed and raced in second after 4f, pushed along and lost position from 5f out, soon dropped to rear and beaten, eased from 2f out, tailed off

25/1

7

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

The Yellow Mini

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Wigham

Juvenile hurdle winner at Fontwell on debut in September 2021 (2m, good); hasn't won again and was well beaten on chase debut here last time (2m, good); more needed.

14/1

4th

6

11th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

The Yellow Mini

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Michael Wigham

Won against own age group on hurdling debut in September 2021 but returned from break with two heavy defeats this autumn and is 3lb out of the weights for this chasing debut; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

12/1

Form: -46757 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences for Justin Landy but has failed to fire for current stable and latest effort at Southwell was underwhelming; reverts to hurdling with 0-14 record; others more persuasive.

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9th

13

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:49 Stratford

Captain Cobajay

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

jumped right on occasions, midfield, ridden and weakened after 2 out (jockey said gelding jumped right-handed)

12/1

7th

8

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:51 Southwell

Captain Cobajay

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, ridden and weakened after 4 out

14/1

5th

9

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Worcester

Captain Cobajay

10st 4lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

in touch with leaders, hit 6th, awkward jump 8th, hampered by faller 12th, ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off

12/1

Form: 0/70-4

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Modest hurdler; hasn't done nearly enough to suggest he can win this from 10lb out of the handicap.

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12

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:07 Huntingdon

Orbit Of Iolite

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

Limited hurdler who is 10lb out of the handicap and he'd be a surprise winner.

66/1

10th

15

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:49 Stratford

Orbit Of Iolite

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Shaun Harris

held up in rear, headway and ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

66/1

Form: 7467-

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Only limited promise in three starts in maiden/novice company; represents successful in-form connections and makes handicap bow off a feasible mark with a tongue-tie fitted for the first time; possibilities.

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1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Accidental Legend

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

made virtually all, briefly headed with one circuit to go, shaken up when not fluent 2 out, good jump last, kept on well run-in

4/1

2nd

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Accidental Legend

11st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Recorded his fourth hurdle win when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December and he's finished runner-up in both runs since, including a game effort when upped to 3m1f at Catterick last month; that latest form looks solid enough and he should have more to offer at staying trips; respected with cheekpieces reapplied.

11/4

2nd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Accidental Legend

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

disputing second

6/1

Form: 21PPP- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in February but has pulled up in three subsequent outings; has been given a break and returns to action 3lb higher than when successful; enough reasons to oppose.

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9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Cest Quelquun

11st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, not fluent 5 out

100/30

6th

8

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Cest Quelquun

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

6/1

0

5

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Cest Quelquun

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Modest performer when trained in Britain but has improved since joining yard; on a hat-trick after Downpatrick dead-heat (fourth won since); 7lb higher and takes another step up in grade but good attitude and might be more to come.

3/1

20/1

Form: 366438

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Having first run for this yard after being claimed out of a seller (finished third) when tailed-off last of eight at Fontwell (2m3f, good) 15 days ago; major improvement required with refitted blinkers replacing cheekpieces.

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13th

12

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:49 Stratford

Stigwood

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: John Flint

raced lazily, in rear, headway and prominent 3rd, lost position and dropped to rear 5th, well behind after 2 out, tailed off (vet said gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities)

20/1

8th

8

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:35 Fontwell

Stigwood

10st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

in touch with leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

12/1

3rd

7

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:24 Stratford

Stigwood

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Alex Hales

prominent, went second 2nd, lost second and prominent after 3rd, mistake 2 out, outpaced and dropped to last when switched right approaching last, rallied run-in, went third post, rider dropped reins and horse jumped the hurdle after the winning post

11/2

Form: P23096

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Without a win in 13 starts over hurdles when trained in Ireland; first run for this yard when tailed off at Warwick (2m3f, good) last month; not easy to make a case for.

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10th

6

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Eaton Lady

11st 3lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Off the mark over hurdles at 18th attempt in May, prevailing narrowly for Isabelle Ryder over C&D (good), and backed up that performance with close second at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July; each-way claims at least.

7/1

2nd

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Eaton Lady

11st 3lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Has improved in recent starts and came out on top in a tight finish at Uttoxeter in May, her first win at the 20th attempt; only 2lb higher and Isabelle Ryder again takes off 10lb; shorter trip of no real concern.

4/1

Form: 6080-F

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Irish import who was tailed off on her debut for this yard and was in rear when falling four out at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) 19 days ago; not much to recommend her at this stage.

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16

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Little Brown Mouse

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Adrian Wintle

Ex-Irish mare who is 0-7; no worthwhile form in three handicaps since moving to Britain; tongue-tie added.

50/1

9

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:49 Stratford

Little Brown Mouse

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Adrian Wintle

held up in rear, headway after 5th, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up approaching last

66/1

7

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

16:03 Newton Abbot

Little Brown Mouse

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Adrian Wintle

held up in rear, fell 7th

33/1

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Straight Forecast £100.20
Tricast £695.40
Trifecta £1008.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lucky Lover Boy

RP Ratings:

Sufi

The Star:

Accidental Legend

WEST COUNTRY:

Samatian

TOPSPEED:

The Yellow Mini

Daily Express:

Fazayte

POSTDATA:

Lucky Lover Boy

The Times:

Lucky Lover Boy

The Guardian:

Lucky Lover Boy

Daily Mail:

Lucky Lover Boy

The Sun:

Lucky Lover Boy

Telegraph:

Sufi

Daily Mirror:

Sufi

Daily Record:

Sufi