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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3336.45
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.80
  • Place: £3.20

Form: -P8F14 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Narrowly won a maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) before going down by 16l on his return to handicaps; this mark looks tough.

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

8th

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Herecomeshogan

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Dropped a long way down the weights last year but arrested his decline with good run in defeat at Hereford (2m, good; first-time visor) three weeks ago and has obvious claims here if in similar form again.

8/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Herecomeshogan

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Well handicapped on his winning form as a hurdler; signs of a return to form when beaten 14l despite a bad mistake over C&D last time and now goes in a visor.

16/1

6th

5

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Herecomeshogan

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

Now 12lb lower than when winning from the front over hurdles last autumn but hasn't really fired this year; beaten about 38l in C&D chase (good) this month; first-time tongue-tie needs to aid his finishing effort.

12/1

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4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 62-313 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Returning from a break when winning this two years ago off 1lb higher; revitalised by cheekpieces back in the spring and nothing wrong with his recent third at Newton Abbot; drops back in trip but that's no big deal around here.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Caspers Court

11st 6lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

led narrowly or disputed lead

8/1

6th

7

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Caspers Court

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Four-time hurdle winner on good/good to firm (twice here); not firing on all cylinders this season, though, and seems unlikely to stage the necessary revival on today's ground.

40/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 9-1434

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

8lb lower when winning Newton Abbot in July (2m1f, good) but went close back there the following month, so can deal with this mark; didn't appear to stay 2m5f last time and, even at this trip, others might see it out better on this stiff a track.

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

6th

4

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Ranco

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Doubled his hurdling tally at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July and is now only 2lb above that mark but has become inconsistent this year and others in this line-up appeal more.

16/1

6th

6

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ranco

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nigel Hawke

Would have won easier at Worcester (2m4f, good) but for some premature easing on the run-in but he went out like a light next time at Uttoxeter; usually consistent in the main and could bounce back from that.

12/1

8th

2

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Ranco

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Generally consistent and gained a second hurdle success when overcoming premature easing at Worcester last month; 4lb higher and this looks potentially more competitive but he has to be considered again.

5/1

Form: -17841

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Good enough under a patient ride at Warwick (2m, good) 12 days ago despite hanging left on the run-in; overall profile casts some doubts about him defying a 6lb rise, but clearly a strong contender if on his game.

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

4th

8

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Gerard Mentor

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has dipped beneath his last winning mark which was at this track in November 2022; ran well on a couple of occasions last season but not last time at Taunton following wind surgery; bit to prove now.

16/1

12th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Gerard Mentor

11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had a break and wind surgery since two heavy defeats in November (soft/good to soft); doesn't need top of the ground but had finished second under those conditions previously and he's on a competitive mark.

10/1

Form: 9UP/3-

Last run: 356 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Although beaten at the time, he was in the process of running his best race in handicap company when clouting two out at Taunton (2m3f, good to firm) a year ago; that was after 205 days away and now back from another absence in first-time cheekpieces; probably best watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

13:45 Exeter

Rainbow Storm

10st 13lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Oliver Sherwood

towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and stayed on from 3 out, never on terms

25/1

3rd

5

27th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Rainbow Storm

10st 8lb

J: Alfie Jordan

T: Oliver Sherwood

Some promise in novices last autumn but failed to finish either handicap start in the spring, over much further both times; plenty to prove.

16/1

Form: 85-106 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Had five runs for this yard and the glaring bright spot was victory in a selling handicap off only 1lb lower at Stratford in September; behind Yaazaain last time at Newton Abbot.

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

7th

11

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Baliyad

10st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole hurdle win at 2m2f in September; often competitive in defeat subsequently but has been going through a lean spell this year and was beaten a long way out over 2m4f at Uttoxeter ten days ago; others preferred.

25/1

7th

8

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:30 Uttoxeter

Baliyad

10st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole win (28 attempts) was in a 2m2f selling handicap last September; had a run of seconds over about 2m before his form dipped behind Maillot Blanc at Hereford (2m3f; soft ground a possible excuse) on penultimate start and fell two out at Wincanton on latest (looked beaten); competitive often enough to be considered.

14/1

16

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Baliyad

10st 4lb

J: Mr Ivor Herbert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole win (27 attempts) was in a 2m2f selling handicap last September; had a run of seconds over about 2m before his form dipped at Hereford (2m3f) on latest start but it's possible that soft ground was against him; stamina has not been proved.

12/1

Form: 608738

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Wasn't beaten far in handicaps at Ballinrobe and Galway over 2m6f before perhaps finding 3m a stretch on her final run for former connections; this sort of ground looks right her for and she's of interest for her new yard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Chinook

10st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Sheila Lewis

Ex-Irish maiden; easily best of five starts for new yard came in April 2023, four runs back, when fifth of 13 over C&D; 6lb lower today but needs a revival on this second run since her winter break.

14/1

4

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Chinook

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sheila Lewis

Ex-Irish maiden; bettered low-key stable debut when very respectable fifth in this race a year ago (good to soft), but was pulled up in November, after a break, and has been absent again since.

20/1

Form: 194022 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has only won a chase to date and is 0-10 over hurdles, but a lack of fluency over the final flight perhaps cost him at Newton Abbot three weeks ago; there's a race in him off this mark.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

8

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

Yaazaain

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

prominent

33/1

12

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Yaazaain

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won over fences last May and went close in a selling handicap hurdle in September; however, he has a patchy profile and was struggling when last seen in December; others have more compelling claims.

33/1

8

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Yaazaain

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Career record is 1-32, the success coming over fences at Huntingdon May (did his best to throw it away); well held over hurdles lately; safe conveyance and trainer in form but limited appeal, especially if there's more rain.

16/1

Form: 8/49-9

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Modest form overall under rules and in points; 66-1 when tailed off in a 2m7f handicap at Worcester on his debut for this yard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

31st Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:20 Hereford

Port Jack

10st 13lb

J: Miss Carys Morris

T: Katy Price

Won a fast-ground point in May but he's struggled at big prices back over hurdles (2m7f/2m2f) in both runs for current yard; equipment is now added and he has a lot to prove.

40/1

4

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

13:45 Exeter

Port Jack

11st 10lb

J: Miss Carys Morris

T: Katy Price

never better than mid-division, jumped right 3rd, dropped to rear 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

66/1

9th

1

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Port Jack

12st 0lb

J: Miss Carys Morris

T: Katy Price

in touch with leaders, pecked on landing 2nd, lost position 5th, ridden and weakened before 3 out

33/1

Form: 7-4644

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

No knocking his consistency but he's not been genuinely threatening since the summer and he's now only 2-27 over hurdles.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

13:45 Exeter

Mi Laddo

10st 5lb

J: Mr James King

T: Milton Harris

always towards rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, ridden and struggling 5 out, well behind when pulled up after 2 out (trainer said, regarding performance, that the gelding was never travelling and made a jumping error at the fourth hurdle)

7/1

4th

8

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:40 Market Rasen

Mi Laddo

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

held up in rear, pushed along and headway before 2 out, soon went fourth and ridden, weakened run-in

10/1

4th

8

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Mi Laddo

10st 5lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

midfield, hit 6th, pushed along 4 out, ridden but outpaced after 3 out, stayed on

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £364.00
Straight Forecast £335.90
Tricast £1524.30
Trifecta £1938.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Caspers Court

POSTDATA:

Gerard Mentor

RP Ratings:

Yaazaain

The Guardian:

Mi Laddo

The Times:

Ranco

Telegraph:

Gerard Mentor

Daily Express:

Gerard Mentor

Daily Mirror:

Yaazaain

Daily Mail:

Mi Laddo

WEST COUNTRY:

Caspers Court

The Sun:

Caspers Court

The Star:

Caspers Court

Daily Record:

Caspers Court