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15:10 Chepstow

Good To Soft

Inscapes Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Inscapes Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 40254-

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Second of 15 on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in February and put a lesser effort behind him when fourth here (2m3f, good) in April; can play a part if fully tuned up after his break.

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10th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won a division of this race a year ago (soft ground) and has finished second five times over hurdles/fences since but suffered a worrying dip in form on his two outings last month and now has a point to prove.

7/1

8th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

0-7 since switched to fences in November but he's had some close calls at around 2m3f; disappointing at Chepstow last time and now switches back to hurdling but he won over C&D last spring and he seems versatile ground-wise; not ruled out.

7/1

4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Walkinthewoods

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in last, detached before 6th, struggling after 11th, soon tailed off

3/1

Form: P9-703

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on last month's handicap debut (2m4f) but her keeping-on third in today's headgear combination at Worcester (2m, good) 19 days ago was much more encouraging and she could quite plausibly have more improvement to come.

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4th

4

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:45 Uttoxeter

Well Done Dani

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, outpaced after 3 out, went fourth when not fluent last, no impression

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3216-4 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly over C&D (good), and made quite pleasing reappearance when fourth at Warwick (2m, good) this month; suited by slower ground too; probably won't be far away.

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3rd

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Karakoram

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Five wins over hurdles from 2m to 3m, the first of which was at this track and the latest was in March 2023; below form last term and Tuesday's run at Ffos Las off this career-low mark needs improving on markedly.

20/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6315-3 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Made all in first-time blinkers at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in March and was very respectable third when back in novice company for last month's seasonal debut but she's only 1-19 over hurdles and may find others better handicapped.

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1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

No No Tonic

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Mark Gillard

prominent

14/1

5th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

No No Tonic

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Veteran who has done her winning at Wincanton; form dipped there on Boxing Day, following two placed efforts; first run at Kempton and isn't the percentage call.

14/1

Form: 09444-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has left Nick Williams since weakening out of contention on handicap debut in February (2m5f) but is from a very good jumping family and remains unexposed; interesting to see what Fergal O'Brien can do with him.

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4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:45 Stratford

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Eight-race maiden but has a useful pedigree and is unexposed over fences; weakened into fourth over 2m6f on good ground at Leicester (chase debut) most recently; withdrawn twice due to slower conditions since; interesting with improvement on the cards back down in distance.

11/2

4

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today; made some mistakes); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

8/1

3

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Keplerian

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

7/2

Form: 72-333

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles but has made the frame on her last three appearances, and was 3lb out of the weights when third at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month; runs off correct mark here; interesting to see whether combination of drop back in trip and first-time cheekpieces proves the key to her.

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3rd

10

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Sevenofus

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Has won a point but 0-13 under rules; had Poet's Reflection behind when runner-up over 2m2f here last month (chase debut; good) and it wasn't her first poor run on soft when failing to complete at Wincanton; granted goodish ground she's a player.

12/1

12/1

Form: 8-449

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Made underwhelming handicap hurdle debut in the summer; dug deep to win low-grade AW handicap in September but finished down the field in similar event three weeks ago and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

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7th

9

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Culture

11st 1lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Tom Ward

midfield, ridden and headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and weakened gradually

12/1

10th

9

(2)

5th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Culture

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Tom Ward

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along from 3f out, went fourth 2f out, soon ridden, weakened from 1f out

5/1

1st

1

(2)

16th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Culture

10st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Tom Ward

in touch with leaders, shaken up over 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and joined final 110yds, soon clear with one other, kept on well towards finish, gamely

20/1

Form: /25/P-

Last run: 392 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Returned from mammoth absence with very creditable second off today's mark on stable debut at Southwell (2m, soft) in February 2021; not seen since pulled up (lame) the following September but has claims if back on song after latest layoff.

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10th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Captain Jack

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: James Evans

held up in rear

4/1

2nd

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:22 Market Rasen

Captain Jack

11st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: James Evans

18-race maiden; some fair form, including last time when third over 2m2f here (good); back after a break on this stable debut with no headgear (has been tried in cheekpieces and a tongue-tie); probably best watched.

8/1

Form: 744-32 D

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 6lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

14yo who is nothing like the force of old but was in fairly good form in the spring, most notably when fourth in Class 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m1f, good); not ruled out each-way.

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1st

11

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:13 Newcastle

Applesandpierres

10st 10lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

14yo who is on a 14-racing losing run and was soundly beaten at Chepstow last month; however, he may improve for that first outing since June and he's on a handy mark judged on some fair efforts in the first half of this year; not ruled out each-way.

20/1

9th

7

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Applesandpierres

11st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

always towards rear

25/1

2nd

8

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

17:10 Newton Abbot

Applesandpierres

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

prominent, jumped left and lost third when mistake 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied and went third 2 out, kept on and went second run-in, no match for winner

8/1

Form: 8-3135 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at Worcester (2m, good to soft) in June and has performed well on both recent outings; very closely matched with Karakoram on this month's Warwick form and has a lot less to prove than some.

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5th

8

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Canal Rocks

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Flat winner on fast ground and sole hurdle success came on good to soft; exposed 8yo who looks opposable under these conditions; 4lb out of the weights.

40/1

6th

13

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Canal Rocks

10st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

2m hurdle winner (good to soft) when on this mark in 2022; inconsistent since and hasn't shown much in one start in either code since returning from a lengthy absence.

25/1

5th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Canal Rocks

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Bernard Llewellyn

prominent, mistake 3 out, soon weakened

11/2

Form: U688

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow when 33-1 for recent handicap hurdle debut and is now 0-17 under all codes.

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11th

16

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Gleneaglet

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Deborah Faulkner

always towards rear

33/1

8th

10

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Gleneaglet

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Deborah Faulkner

took keen hold, held up in rear, jumped badly right and mistake 2nd, some headway after 4 out, ridden and no impression from 3 out, weakening when mistake last

50/1

8th

10

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Worcester

Gleneaglet

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Deborah Faulkner

held up in rear, jumped right and mistake 2nd, mistake 4th, nudged along and minor headway 3 out, pushed along and well beaten from 2 out

33/1

25/1

Form: 26-F55 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Comes here after two respectable efforts and is gradually edging down the weights but he doesn't help himself by tending to race too freely and others here have more persuasive profiles.

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5th

7

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

held up in last, some headway before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, hung left before last, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: 3-3766

Last run: 113 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two novice hurdles in the spring (both 2m, good) but has suffered a couple of heavy defeats since, the latest at Worcester in July, and has a point to prove on today's handicap debut.

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5th

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Maillot Blanc

11st 10lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: N W Alexander

Scored at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in early 2023 and was still in good form at end of last season (2m4f-2m5f) but makes stable debut after 11-month absence and the drop back in trip may not be ideal.

5/1

2nd

1

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Maillot Blanc

12st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Hereford winner off 9lb lower in January (2m3f, soft); has continued in good form but no easy task off this mark.

6/1

Form: 0P1/P7 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won on fast ground for Richard Newland in spring 2011 but well beaten on both starts for current stable this summer and very difficult to enthuse over at present.

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13th

3

(13)

13th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 109y

Class 6

14:00 Doncaster

Numero Uno

11st 2lb

J: Mr Harvey Barfoot-Saunt

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

bit short of room after 1f, soon midfield

100/1

4th

3

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:35 Uttoxeter

Numero Uno

11st 0lb

J: Mr Geoff Barfoot-Saunt

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

Struggled off lowly marks in handicap hurdles last year and his recent point form doesn't offer much hope either.

50/1

11th

11

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:08 Exeter

Numero Uno

10st 6lb

J: Mr James Jeavons

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

Won on fast ground for Richard Newland in spring 2011 but has shown nothing in handicaps for his current yard.

66/1

Form: 2/37-5

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Safely held in both handicap hurdles last season and returned from break with down-the-field Flat run this month; needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

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10th

1

(10)

17th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Wise Glory

9st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Grace Harris

prominent

10/1

5th

2

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:55 Windsor

Wise Glory

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Grace Harris

Hasn't won in almost three years and has regressed since joining from Paul Nicholls; was running poorly over hurdles when last seen and is hard to fancy.

16/1

11

(2)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Wise Glory

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Grace Harris

Form: 2845-8

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Newbury bumper last year (good to soft); hasn't shown a great deal on her three hurdling attempts but has a recent run under her belt and is open to improvement in handicaps.

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13

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Miss Curiosity

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Ability in bumpers but hurdling career has so far delivered little; needs a tongue-strap to offer considerable help if she's to play a role.

40/1

8

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Miss Curiosity

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, prominent on outer, in touch with leaders after 2nd

50/1

11

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Miss Curiosity

10st 9lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Seamus Mullins

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear before 3 out, weakened and pulled up 2 out (vet said filly made a respiratory noise)

20/1

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Exacta £1686.00
Straight Forecast £1572.90
Tricast £9162.40
Trifecta £9542.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Karakoram

The Sun:

No No Tonic

POSTDATA:

Canal Rocks

SPOTLIGHT:

Keplerian

D Express:

Walkinthewoods

Telegraph:

Gavin

The Guardian:

Applesandpierres

Daily Record:

No No Tonic

Daily Mirror:

Canal Rocks

The Times:

Karakoram

Daily Mail:

Karakoram

The Star:

Karakoram