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Go Racing With Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3158.68
  • 2m 7f 131y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Go Racing With Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 6234-

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Four career starts; fair third on hurdling debut in February but didn't build on it the following month; unexposed handicap debutant and takes a major step up in trip (not bred for it); hard to know what to expect.

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5th

3

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Bobalot

11st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Got back to winning ways in Fontwell handicap (2m5f) in January but was pulled up in similar company at Warwick last month; he needs to bounce back in a change of headgear.

14/1

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Bobalot

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Exploited some help from the handicapper and was too strong for Shuil Ceoil when switched back to hurdling at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January, but wasn't quite at same level over that C&D last month; others appeal more.

12/1

4th

2

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Bobalot

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Tried chasing in November, pulled up on second attempt, but took advantage of his reduced mark straightaway back over hurdles in a nine-runner C&D race (soft) 17 days ago, leading two out and well on top despite final-flight blunder; back up 7lb, which may well demand a career best but he's respected.

7/2

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7/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 10118- BF

Last run: 187 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won three of his first four handicap attempts last season (at up to 2m5f+) but came unstuck when last seen at Perth in April; further progress could be on the cards and still on a fair mark, especially with Thomas Doggrell (3-13 for yard) taking off 7lb.

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2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Immortal Fame

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

8yo who has an impressive 5-13 strike-rate having won on his final two outings of last year (2m5f, good/good to soft); has also shown promise on soft going; key player if his fine form continues following a break.

2/1

Form: 117275 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins in the spring (under Sam Twiston-Davies) but well held back hurdling the last twice; cheekpieces (worn in all four career wins) missing at Ffos Las latest and again today; fair mark but needs to bounce back.

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7th

2

27th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

20:25 Ffos Las

Ballymilan

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

led

12/1

4

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

19:00 Taunton

Ballymilan

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Neil Mulholland

Now 9lb lower than when completing a 2m7f chase double (good to soft/good) last June but she has a mixed record since and has been pulled up over fences and hurdles on last two starts; goes back up in trip with cheekpieces reapplied but she needs a major revival; one of three runners for yard.

25/1

3

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Ballymilan

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, slow jump 1st, briefly disputed lead 4th, dropped to rear 4 out, soon ridden, pulled up home turn

5/1

Form: 047P4-

Last run: 224 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Brother to dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo but little of that ability in four starts over hurdles last winter; slightly better on chasing debut in March; powerful connections demand a second look but great deal to prove.

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4th

5

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:30 Huntingdon

TAraison

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Just a respectable fourth behind Leskinfere over C&D (soft) on chasing debut last March and not seen again until a disappointing hurdle run in October; returns here with a bit to prove but is in good hands and remains lightly raced.

8/1

4th

7

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:55 Chepstow

TAraison

10st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent and reminder 5 out, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off

5/1

4th

7

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

TAraison

11st 2lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Brother to dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo but showed very little over hurdles and looked a hard ride before pulling up on handicap/chase debut over this far at Lingfield (heavy); plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: 7PP11- D

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Off the mark, at the 18th attempt, in a Taunton chase in April and followed up at Newton Abbot nine days later; up another 8lb on first hurdle start for nearly three years but at least ended last season in form.

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7th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Cobra Commander

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Tom Symonds

He wasn't running badly towards the end of last year and continues to edge down the weights; however, it's been a while since this 10yo has posed a serious threat and he needs something extra today.

10/1

4th

12

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

11:55 Hereford

Cobra Commander

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Tom Symonds

Gained both wins in April 2022; struggles with consistency and after giving it a good go he faded into a 15l third over 3m1f here last time; long time since he raced over this sharp a distance.

20/1

3rd

10

29th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Hereford

Cobra Commander

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Gained both wins in April 2022; has lacked consistency since and now has something to prove back up in grade, having been campaigned mostly in Class 5; 2lb out of weights.

14/1

Form: 674313 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to chasing in recent times, winning at Uttoxeter at the start of the month and decent third at Worcester a week ago; reverts to hurdling on a feasible mark, given that he has proved his stamina at this trip.

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0

2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Easkey Lad

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear 8th

11/4

3rd

7

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Easkey Lad

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Completed a Ffos Las double (3m, good to firm/good) this summer and latest Newton Abbot effort was in line with those efforts; should have some say despite a tough mark.

9/1

4th

5

31st Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:45 Newton Abbot

Easkey Lad

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £203.00
Straight Forecast £215.60
Trifecta £1101.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Immortal Fame

POSTDATA:

Easkey Lad

WEST COUNTRY:

Bobalot

The Star:

Cobra Commander

Telegraph:

Ballymilan

D Express:

Bobalot

RP Ratings:

Immortal Fame

The Times:

Immortal Fame

The Guardian:

Immortal Fame

Daily Mail:

Immortal Fame

Daily Record:

Cobra Commander

Daily Mirror:

Easkey Lad

The Sun:

Easkey Lad